Mats Sundin wrote:I beg to differ.
Kill em all is mediocre,but Ride the lightening,Master of Puppets and the Justice album are all top ten thrash albums.Anthrax even in the glory years always made half a good album padded with filler(really,does anyone ever want to hear gung ho or skeletons in the closet ever again?)Nuclear assault,a band i love is an aquired taste,John Connely's voice bothers a lot of people.And speaking of voices,that brings us to Overkill-a band that wouldn't have existed without Metallica's direct influence.What's left?COC?As if -mediocrity at it's most banal.Frisco and Deutchland owned thrash,they get the credit they deserved.
On topic(sort of)-With regards to changing styles-i think bands should do as they wish,for their own reasons.If it doesn't interest me i won't listen to it anymore.Bands should please them selves first,the audience comes second.
Just because a band is the origin of some modern day good music, doesn't make them good themselves. I personally cannot stand Metallica purely for James Hetfield's fucking stupid and irritating redneck singing voice which he's always seemed to have embraced.