Most of us became interested in music at a very young age. Some of us (the most talented ones, I guess) go even farther and learn to play an instrument, form a band or become a solo artist and dream of fame and fortune. It's a shame that only a small minority have the chance to be a part of a popular band and tour all over the world while putting bread and butter on the table. This road may be tough and rocky, that's for sure. Tons of music was probably lying around when we were all kids, being your parents' vinyl albums or your beloved aunt's cassettes or some random music that you liked on the radio, and we fell instantly in love with it. We here at the shiny ivory tower of The Metal Crypt are always willing to dig a little deeper and we contacted a bunch of musicians and asked what were their favorite and influential bands and albums from their childhoods (a so-called "soundtrack of youth") that eventually took them on a long journey in their career. This is the first part... enjoy! Thanks to John Gallagher of Raven, Michael Borders of Massacre, Aku Kytölä of Coronary, Uncle Death of Creepshow, Lips of Anvil, Brian Tatler of Diamond Head, Teemu Vähäkangas of Bloodride, Pekka Montin of Ensiferum, Ricard of Proscrito, King Fowley of Deceased, Lasse Pyykkö of Hooded Menace and Phil Rind of Sacred Reich, for their sweet contribution to this first part of the series.