'Bob Dylan still has a certain amount of influence on my songwriting" MaF talks to Make Them Suffer

Their new album, Neverbloom, came out last week, but for now MTS bassist Christopher Arias-Real is here to tell us about some of his old ones...

We’re coming to your house tonight. What new music are you most excited to introduce us to? What are you making everyone listen to at the moment?
Volumes - Via, Meshuggah's Koloss, Upon A Burning Body - Red. White. Green and Gojira's Sea Shepherd EP

Five hours later we’ll still be there and, politely, you’ll be wanting to get rid of us – what goes on the stereo to clear the house?
Admiral Angry - Buster

What was the first record you can remember hearing at home? Did it have any effect on where you are today?
Bob Dylan - The Times They Are a-Changin'. I would say it's definitely had an effect on where I am today because Bob Dylan is still an artist I listen to and draw (to a certain degree) an influence from with song writing.

And what was the first record you bought with your own money? And why?
Korn - Follow The Leader. I bought this album after a friend in school showed me the track Got The Life and I was immediately taken aback by it. At the time i'd never heard anything like that so of course at the age I was at I was immediately hooked.

Any records in the collection you bought because you liked the cover, only to get them home and realize you’d made a terrible, terrible error?
The Autumn Offering - Revelations Of The Unsung

If you didn’t answer this in question (3) what was the first record to make you think you might like to try your hand at rock n’roll yourself?

Chimaira - The Impossibility Of Reason

And what record is so good it makes you feel like giving the whole game away every time you hear it?
Meshuggah – Catch 33

What record for you most fits the term ‘Metal as Fuck’

Machine HeadBurn My Eyes

What decade is most represented in your record collection?
2000's!

What would you recommend to unbelievers as the best ‘entry level’ metal record in your collection?

As I Lay Dying - Shadows Are Security

And what album from your collection should be in every other home in the land, apart from one of your own?
Deftones - White Pony

What’s the vinyl/CD split of your collection?

Heavily dominated by CD's. I only happen to own 2-3 vinyls unfortunately!

And finally, what record would you take with you to the next world, if such as thing exists?

Mogwai - Mr Beast