Top Ten Artists Who Have Played Multiple Genres

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1MetallicaMetallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". ...read more.

Released 4 great Thrash Metal records that helped pioneer and popularize the genre.
Switched to an old school metal/hard rock sound with The Black Album, and kept releasing commercial hard rock albums.
Death Magnetic returned to thrash in some ways - ryanrimmel

2Blind GuardianBlind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in West Germany. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and speed metal subgenres. Heavily influenced by Queen, they use the technique of overdubbing. They also incorporate large ...read more.

Thrashy Speed Metal, Power Metal, Progressive Metal, Symphonic Metal. Created at least one masterpiece in every of these subgenres:
Speed Metal - Majesty
Power Metal - Nightfall
Progressive Metal - And Then There Was Silence
Symphonic Metal - Sacred Worlds - Metal_Treasure

3BathoryBathory was a Swedish Black/Viking Metal band formed in 1983 by Quorthon and Jonas Åkerlund. Bathory's first 4 albums layed the blueprint for Scandinavian Black Metal. Quorthon is often credited with creating the "shrieking" vocal style of Black Metal. Their 5th album, Hammerheart (1990) displayed ...read more.

One of my favorites.
Started out with a Black Metal style, with Quorthon being credited with creating the guttaral Black Metal vocal style.
Their 5th album began an era of Viking/Folk Metal, which leaves Bathory credited with creating Viking Metal.
They also released a few Thrash albums - ryanrimmel

4SepulturaSepultura is a Brazilian heavy metal band from Belo Horizonte. Their first album, Morbid Visions presented a proto-black metal sound with Wagner Lamounier of Sarcófago. Sepultura's sound varies by the album, from thrash metal, groove metal, and even death metal.

Started out with an early black metal album with the current Sarcófago vocalist.
Then released 4 great thrash metal albums with slight death metal influences.
Released 2 Groove Metal albums which helped pioneer the genre. The second of which (Roots) is credited with pioneering Nu Metal.

They've been releasing mostly Groove Metal albums since Max Cavalera left - ryanrimmel

5NickelbackNickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. The band is composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Daniel Adair.
6Gary MooreRobert William Gary Moore was a Northern Irish musician, most widely recognised as a singer, songwriter, and virtuoso rock and blues guitarist.

In time order: hard rock, heavy metal, blues rock, blues, jazz - Metal_Treasure

7PinkAlecia Beth Moore known professionally as Pink, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress.
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9The BeatlesThe Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented ...read more.V1 Comment
10SlayerSlayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King.

I don't agree with this. Slayer has been playing thrash since day 1, and some say they are the only band of the big 4 to stay true to thrash.

Diablos in Musica is considered a Nu Metal album, but still has thrash elements in it. So I wouldn't say the played different genres - ryanrimmel

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?BeckBeck Hansen, known by stage name Beck, is an American singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. He is mostly known for his musical composition, as well as a palette of sonic genres.
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11BehemothBehemoth is a Polish blackened death metal band from Gdańsk, formed in 1991. They are considered to have played an important role in establishing the Polish extreme metal underground.

Started out Black Metal
Switched to Death Metal
Now play a great fusion of Death and Black Metal - ryanrimmel

12CarcassCarcass are a British extreme metal band from Liverpool, who formed in 1985 and disbanded in 1995. A reformation was enacted in 2007 without one of its original members, drummer Ken Owen, due to health reasons.

Bill Steer: "What should we do today? "
Jeff Walker: "Let's create a new genre and push it to perfection! "

Started out with 2 Grindcore/Goregrind albums, which helped pioneer Grindcore along with Napalm Death.
Switched to a more pure Death Metal sound.
Then started playing Melodic Death Metal, and played a big role in the spread of Melodeath.
Today, they play regular death metal - ryanrimmel

13David BowieDavid Robert Jones was born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. ...read more.
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15Taylor SwiftTaylor Alison Swift (Taylor Swift) is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old and after watching a documentary about Faith Hill, Swift felt that she should go to Nashville to begin ...read more.

Never thought I'd see Slayer and Taylor Swift on the same list.

16MobyMoby is an American musician, who has produced inventive new styles to various subgenres of electronic music, inspired by 1950's gospel as much as by modern rock, and musicians from New Order to David Bowie. ...read more.

I don't think there's a musical genre he hasn't been inspired by. - PositronWildhawk

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17Bob DylanBob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist and writer . he won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2016 .
18PanteraPantera was a Heavy Metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul. The group got into mainstream after changing from Glam Metal to Groove Metal. The band's most successful album is "Vulgar Display of Power" . ...read more.

Started out with a few Glam Metal records, and were not well known.
New vocalist came in, and they released a Traditional Metal/Speed Metal album with 'Power Metal'
Released 5 Groove Metal albums, which invented Groove Metal, and made them the biggest Metal band of the 90s. - ryanrimmel

19DarkthroneDarkthrone is a Norwegian black metal band formed in 1986 under the name Black Death. The band consists of 2 multi-instrumentalists, Fenriz and Nocturno Culto. Originally a death metal band, in 1991, the band switched to a black metal style influenced by Bathory and Celtic Frost and became one of the ...read more.

Started out as one of the most infamous and popular Norwegian Black Metal bands, and today they play Crust Punk - ryanrimmel

20BurzumBurzum is an influential black metal solo project of Norwegian musician and writer Varg Vikernes. Burzum came to prominence at the beginning of the Norwegian Black Metal scene in the early 1990s. Vikernes was imprisoned for 21 years for the murder of Mayhem guitarist Euronymous, and charges of church ...read more.

Very notorious Norwegian Black Metal band, and while Varg Vikernes was in prison, he released a few ambient albums under Burzum - ryanrimmel

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