Top Ten Metal Bands Who Stopped Grunge
To me Pantera was always the most grunge metal band of all the bands that played metal. First of all their balls out approach is to metal, what the alternative and fuzzy guitars where to commercial rock, second Pantera where dressed simple like the grunge bands where, so no big hairs + plaid shirts, worn out clothes, very humble in the same sense grunge was. Lyrics where intelligent, like grunge bands lyrics where, and weren't the metal type lyrics (sex, swords wizards and witches or other fantasy crap). Sound of the band and production was close and in your face, more similar to true grunge. Also the scales and riffs of Pantera where more bluesy and dark, closer to really amped up rock and blues on steroids as opposed to classic metal harmonizing minor scale melodic bands like Iron Maiden, Hammerfall, Blind Guardian, Nightwish, In Flames, etc play. So yeah, Pantera rode the grunge wave just in Metal music. Definitely didn't stop it, lol. They were just really original so they were able to stay relevant after the genre's popularity subsided, even though they were never considered part of the genre either. Though the same would go for Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, who would have comfortably been able to keep their audiences have they in fact stayed active as bands, Nirvana lost Cobain in 94', Alice and Soundgarden broke up in 97', and Pearl Jam where boycotting any mainstream outlets, be that ticketmaster or mtv. So grunge wasn't actually stopped by anyone, the top bands either stopped working, existing or deliberately avoided spotlight in the case of PJ. Dumb poll.
But yeah, Pantera is the best metal band so here's my vote.
Every album they released in the 90's got number 1 on the charts. That is very impressive.
The band is set together between Maynard James Keenan (Vocals), Danny Carey (Drums), Adam Jones (Guitar) and since 1995 Justin Chancellor (Bass).
The band is known for their influences from electronic sounds and their overly complex and strangely structured songs.
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Since they were so reclusive they would have the fans wondering who they were, and always wanting more music from them.
Tool is very Grunge-like, in some songs particularly. I fail to see how they stopped Grunge at all.
The self-proclaimed Antichrist Superstar played a big role in taking down Grunge for good. By collaborating with bands like NIN, and keeping his appearance mainstream, he would keep an image and gimic that is still strange by today's standards.
They gained mainstream success with they're first 2 EP's and stayed relevant throughout the 90's.
With their "rebel against the government" style, they had a large variety of fans. They also invented a vast majority of rap-metal based styles and influenced bands like Korn, Deftones, and Limp Bizkit.
They were part of the first & final pushes against Grunge and Megadeth did one out of several good pushes with hits like Rust in Peace, A Tout Le Monde, and Symphony of Destruction.
The band's members are Anthony Kiedis (Vocals), Michael "Flea" Balzary (Bass), Chad Smith (Drums) and numerous guitarists, most well-known being John Frusciante.
The band is among the most well-known funk bands in music history with albums like "Blood Sugar Sex Magik" and "Californification"... read more
Korn was possibly the biggest push in taking down Grunge. Once they brought Nu-metal to the dance it was a whole new ball game and Grunge became irrelevent.
Pantera wasn't the only Groove Metal band during the 90's. Rob Zombie created this band with his girlfreind at the time. They broke up in 98 due to personal differences and Zombie has his own larger than life solo project now.
They are a post-grunge band so I don't think they should be here.
1. They aren't a Metal band
2. They were actually a Grunge Band at the start