I actually think Death was the first metal band with screaming/growling vocals that I listened to, but I had been listening to hardcore for some time before that.
I was never truly bothered by growling or screaming but rather the instrumentation associated with it. That was eventually sucked up though.
_ Pure Reason Revolution
_ VNV Nation
_ More Tribe
"And onward now, and on forever, all great things to come"
since we're all talking about screamy gateways mine was Slayer, I never really looked back after Slayer
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