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

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

2. Celtic Frost – From Extreme Metal Pioneers To Glam Rock Numptys

Source // invisibleoranges.com

Source // invisibleoranges.com

Celtic Frost are a metal institution, responsible for some of the finest albums of the 80’s and long revered as godfathers of extremity and their penchant for progression was always evident. 1987’s avant-garde masterclass, Into The Pandemonium, bears little resemblance to the blackened thrash found on 1985’s To Mega Therion but these albums never strayed from the heavy metal path and their underground and pioneering thrash/death/black metal aesthetic.

And then came Cold Lake.

Cold Lake is glam metal and Celtic Frost and glam metal do not go together.  An unparalleled disaster –  even the band hate it – the album is an acquired taste to say the least  and the fact that Celtic Frost omitted Cold Lake when they re-issued their back catalogue in 1999 speaks volumes.

About Chris Jennings (1976 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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