There are times when you wish you could travel back in time to stop, hoping to make the future brighter. And now we know one of them: Bring Me The Horizon frontman Oli Sykes has revealed which album got him into metal as a kid.

Responding to the Sobre La Dosis podcast via Cameo, Sykes was asked which album got him into metal. And though he cites Linkin Park as an influence – which is pretty obvious given his band’s recent collaboration with Ed Sheeran – he says it was one of metalcore’s finest who paved the way for him.

“The first metal record I bought…so it depends on what you define as metal. The first records were like Linkin Park and stuff like that. The first album I was like ‘wow this is metal’ on was Killswitch Engage… I guess it is [Alive Or Just Breathing from 2002]. I remember putting this record on for the first time, I was like ‘oh my god this is too heavy’. We were going on vacation – I was going to Spain on a bus from England and it took about 24 hours and I just bought [the album] just before boarding the bus. When I first listened to it I was like “it’s too heavy for me”. I do not like it. It’s too crazy. And then I had nothing else to listen to, so I kept listening to it and by the time I got to Spain I was fucking in love with it.

“I think that’s really what drew me to it… I got a taste for heavy music because after that I was listening to all kinds of different death metal like Decapitated and Suffocation and like, just harder stuff like Zao and stuff like that, which I’m grateful for.

So there you have it, we need to identify when Oli was on vacation, find that moment in the timestream, and stop it. We can put a blink-182 album on him instead, make it the problem of pop-punks.

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