I was just into death metal in my freshman year of high school. In my senior year in 1998, I was also listening to a lot of the guitar soloists like Vinnie Moore, Tony MacAlpine, Eric Johnson and stuff like that. I was in my buddy Brian's van and we were headed somewhere and he had this compilation tape that just repeated itself like crazy. There were 3 songs on there that I always liked Opeth - The Twilight is My Robe, and In Flames - Dialogue with the Stars and The Jester Dance. I was really caught up on the instrumentals, 'cause they were different. I went out and bought Opeth's Orchid and Morningrise. Brain said if you really like those albums, check out the In Flames - Jester Race and Whoracle albums. I instantly fell in love with Whoracle and the rest is history!