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5 Bands Who Completely Changed Genre…And Probably Shouldn’t Have Bothered!

If it 'aint broke, don't fix it!

Source // underthegunreview.net

Progression is important for all bands (unless you’re AC/DC or Motörhead and we never wanted you to change) and while some bands finesse their sound over time, others veer off in a completely different direction overnight; often alienating a large percentage of their fans with a completely unnecessary change in genre.

Admittedly, the results can sometimes be spectacular, (we doubt anyone was sad when Pantera ditched the glam and adopted their Exhorder inspired, groove-thrash style), but more often than not a complete change in genre will often sound the death knell for a bands career.

The 5 bands featured here all changed their sound and opted to either incorporate other genres or completely change genre altogether and all had mixed results but we will leave it to you to decide whether their decision was either foolhardy, brave or if they really shouldn’t have bothered at all!

Leave your comments below….are we being unfairly harsh or are we bang on the money?

About Chris Jennings (1986 Articles)
I love metal. Always have. Always will. As editor of Worship Metal - a site dedicated to being as positive about metal and its myriad of sub-genres as possible - my aim is to 'worship' metal through honest reviews, current news and a wide variety of features; offering the same exposure to underground bands as we do to mainstream/well known acts. Our mantra; the bands are partners and we exist to serve the bands \m/

2 Comments on 5 Bands Who Completely Changed Genre…And Probably Shouldn’t Have Bothered!

  1. the korn/dub-step album was pretty good, i dont know why the sounds should not mix. go to a live gig of korn, and how this metal/dub step sound blows your head off. i think its amazing, but, tastes are different though….

    • Chris Jennings // April 13, 2016 at 7:17 pm // Reply

      Fair point Andreas. The album was not to my taste (and I’ve been a massive fan of Korn’s since day one) but the live environment does bring a different element to the songs. Thanks for reading and commenting \m/

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