How did you get into metal and how have your tastes progressed?

I want to know how everyone got into the metal genre, and how thei rmetal tastes have evolved over the years.

For me, my friends introduced me to Slipknot and Marilyn Manson in about 1998, and I would have been about 10 or maybe 11. Iowa was just being released and they were loving it, but I thought it was bit too heavy. But Marilyn Manson I really liked and so I started collecting all of their albums. Then I started taking more of an interest in metal from there and discovered as many bands as I could, and it has led up to an interest in black and death metal at the most extreme case, but I love all kinds of metal.