Top 10 Rock Bands That Have Improved Over Time
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Totally! Their original songs from the beginning of their career were awesome, but they just got better and better! They just got legendary! - MontyPython
People tend to forget that the earliest Beatles albums were truly awful, just because their generally overrated status blinds people to the fact that they had NO musical talent in their beginning stages. Of course, by the end they created some of the greatest albums of all time (mostly thanks to George Martin being the best producer in history). Even if they still are overrated.
They were amazing all throughout their career, however they became even stronger towards the end. Best band ever
Jumped to the top and continued to dramatically and consistently improve throughout their existence - BillyvV5 Comments
Started off as a terrible metalcore band and evolved into an amazing heavy metal band. Not that there is anything wrong with metalcore, such as great bands like All That Remains (Fall of Ideals era), but a7x's adoption of it was awful. Matt Shadows is an extremely talented vocalist, but not meant for screaming. His screams in Unholy Confessions were dreadful, but now his powerful vocal range is properly showcased in their newer work. Ever since the 2005 album City of Evil, a7x has been one of the best bands there is. Now Shadows can display his vocal prowess, Gates can shred, and the Rev could drum like no one else.
These guys should be number one! Listen to Sounding the Seventh trumpet compared to Hail to the king! Especially the vocals. I'll admit this, well to me Matt didn't sound the best on the first 3 albums. But the white album, Nightmare and Hail to the king sound 10 times better! And without the Rev they have continued and gained power to make awesome music again! My opinion
The music was always great, but the singing just wasn't there on the first two albums. Once Matt stopped growling, they instantly sounded much better. I wish they would re-record their first two albums, they would be great. But even after City of Evil, they just continued to get better and really focus on what makes heavy metal as great as it is. - Songsta41
WHAT? They are just becoming worse and worse in every single album after Nightmare...V5 Comments
Like 10 of these bands on here got worse over time. Korn, Green Day, megadeth, and pearl jam are trash now - Sabbath
When they started, they were terrible.
Eh. They remained a great band for 24 years, until 2011 came around, and I'm With You failed abysmally. They got better throughout the 1990's with each album, but after Californiacation, their albums ranged from "meh" to "What the hell has happened to these guys?! "
To me they stayed the sameV3 Comments
Their recent album (2015) is my favorite and it's an awesome result of constant improvements. They've been improving for 30 years - Metal_Treasure
I still enjoy their debut and love listening to Riot! Whenever I can, but with their new stuff they are appealing to a much broader audience. Even though the Farro brothers quit and the band went through hardships they picked themselves up and still continue to do great live shows.
They're a band who have really grown up through their ordeal and they show that if you lose something keep at it and you might end up with something better. In this case a better band.
They use to be awesome but guess what THEY STILL ARE. They've grown and matured. For example in their older albums some of the songs sounded really similar to each other but they've fixed that problem.
Yup, their first album sucks but when the second album comes up, BANG! Popularity explodes like a big bang theory. then BNE cames up, BANG! BANG! BANG! Popularity and improvement explodes even more, then their current album, BAM! A very big popularity and improvement explodes like a giant (A lot more bigger I mean) big bang theory!
They good all the timeV1 Comment
Pendejos means stupid ignorants, judas early work and 80s is the best and that's why jp established themselves as fathers of metal, hhaahaha so many kids here saying and voting
They have always sucked, they got worse
Only had one good song. Then, they were terrible. VERY terrible.
They were ok at first, but then the singer started sounding more constipatedV1 Comment
I don't think any band could ever reach the heights of Ok Computer and Kid A, including Radiohead yet somehow they release In Rainbows and raise th bar again. If developing from the putrid Pablo Honey to art rocks masters and electronics innovators isn't improving over time, well I don't know what is.
They went from just being an average alt rock band with a few hits to a brilliant and heavily influential indie band. We all know Creep, but listen to there entire first album and then listen to Kid A. There is no comparison.
Forget about your house of cards and I'll do mine. - uweuan
Burn the witch is great. My precious babies.V2 Comments
They were always good, but now it's gotten to the stage where they will go down in history as The Band That Changed Rock. Hipsters in 60 years time will buy their vinyls and say that Alex Turner was a genius
AM's more modern, but I like their first album and Favorite Worst Nightmare more. - Songsta41V1 Comment
Modern maiden is amazing, but I don't think they're necessarily improving. Their 80's stuff is the best, and their 21st century stuff is nearly as good (it's also incredible), but I have to say yes to that because they had a bit of a lull with Blaze Bayley and they've been improving ever since he left. Their new album The Book of Souls rivals Number of the Beast for their best album, in my opinion. - Songsta41
Iron Maiden got better over the course of their first 3-4 albums and then plateaued and then went down hill in the 1990's but now they are bigger than ever! Their 2010 release, Final Frontier, went #1 IN 28 COUNTRIES!
That doesn't mean that this album is their best work, the best albums are killetrs, number of the beast, powerslave! IdiotsV1 Comment
Their comeback album was amazing (2010). Their new material is maybe even better than their 80s stuff - Metal_Treasure
Just a great rock band that enjoys playing music.
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