Black Sabbath - One of the first albums I listened to. It was a change in my life that was much welcomed at the time. When you start looking into the early days of Sabbath you start to appreciate what they did more and more. Even with Ozzy these days, if you see what he has done to turn his life around its a great story. Personally and I'll be flamed for this, the Dio age of Sabbath doesn't exist in my collection. I just can't stand it.
I saw them at Ozzfest in 2001. I think I still have a piece of the Black Sabbath ticker tape they shot from cannons in an old wallet somewhere.
Only seen them once, and that was on the 13 tour a few years back. I hope they tour one last time before retiring so my partner can go see them as well.
Metal in general was the shit if you didn't fit in with the main crowd. It was different, rebellious, and many times justice oriented.