In The early 1980s, Faris was heavily influenced by Randy Rhoads, Vivian Campbell, Queensryche, Yangwie Malmsteen, Jake E. Lee, Iron Maiden, and Anthrax. His influences of the mid-1980s, his influences included Talas, Accept, Lizzy Borden, Venom, Slayer, Exodus, King Diamond, Saxon, Destruction, and Motorhead. Helloween, Testament, Fates warning. Vio-lence, Sanctuary. Armored Saint, and Sepultura were major influences by the end of the decade. The 1990s saw his taste expand to include Pantera, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Primus, Pearl Jam, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Tupac, Spearhead, The Geto Boys, Korn, Limp Bizkit, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Incubus, Puya, Soulfly, and Strunz & Farah. Since 2000, he has been listening to Black Country Communion, Flyleaf, Halestorm, the Foo Fighters, Stereomud, Lacuna Coil, Nickelback, Crossfade, Children of Bodom, Satyricon, Mayhem, Avenged Sevenfold, Alterbridge, Down, Dark New day, Pop Evil, 5 Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Slipknot and Stone Sour.