Top Ten Best Rock Artists That Have Changed Their Sound Over TimeRustyNail
The Top Ten
From thrash to heavy metal, and not to hard rock. - Metal_Treasure
Sorry but Metallica never played hard rock. Hard rock is ACDC, Guns N' Roses.
They changed their sound from thrash metal to heavy metal - a less harsh metal subgenre.
But they never stopped playing thrash and never lost their thrash sound, even on their non-thrash songs. - Metal_Treasure
Glam rocker David Bowie made the same transition at the same time. - PetSounds
A great band that succeeded to create at least one masterpiece in all metal subgenres they have explored:
Thrashy speed metal: Majesty, Banish from Sanctuary
Power metal: Nightfall, Valhalla
Progressive metal: Fly, Age Of False Innocence
Symphonic metal: Sacred Worlds, Wheel of Time
If you listen to Majesty and then to Sacred Worlds, you will feel how much the band has evolved over time. They sound like a completely different band but not less awesome.
I think that Majesty is the best speed metal song, Nightfall - the best power metal song, and Sacred Worlds - the best symphonic metal piece. - Metal_Treasure
I tell you one thing, he had something amazing, then he went the safe route - RustyNail
They made the first switch with Fifth Dimension, and they made the second switch with Sweetheart of the Rodeo. - Gg2000
He may have angered the purists, but his transition from folk to rock is ultimately what sealed his reputation. - Gg2000
So good before they went country. JBJ is trying to ruin his band. No wonder the members keep leaving, they're rock stars, not country singers - Shake_n_Bake13
They radically changed their sound, style AND genre in 1980, with the album Heaven And Hell. - Metal_Treasure
Listen to the Still Life album. Then listen to the Heritage album. They are the same band. - IronSabbathPriest
Bolton even auditioned for the lead vocalist position with Black Sabbath but was denied (in 1983, after Dio's departure).
His band Blackjack was an opening act for Ozzy Osbourne on tour. - Metal_Treasure
Known as a singer and main songwriter of the band Volbeat. Also famous for sounding like James Hetfield of Metallica.
He was a death metal growler in Dominus but he can sing like an angel, too (Volbeat - Our Loved Ones, A Moment Forever).
This is quite a big transition. - Metal_Treasure
What happened to Morbid Angel. Only Steve remains in the band I think. - IronSabbathPriest
Korn's a lame band anyway.
The Michael McDonald era saw them take on a smoother sound. They're considered to be one of the most prominent "yacht rock" bands. - Gg2000
Even though Phil Collins took over after Peter Gabriel left, it wasn't until Steve Hackett left that the transformation really started to take place. - Gg2000
Best known as the band that created the hit "Tubthumping", they were an anarchist punk band that felt the need to evolve. Despite the changes in sound, the attitude still remained. - Gg2000
Their early records were very raw and full of energy. As time went on, they got more sophisticated and adopted a strong sense of creativity (a sense that left when Steve Marriott formed Humble Pie). - Gg2000
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2. Black Sabbath (Heavy Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock to Heavy Metal
3. Bon Jovi (Hard Rock/Glam Metal to Country)
2. Linkin Park (Nu Metal/ Alt Metal to Alternative Rock and Electronic Rock, Then Hard Rock
3. Papa Roach (Nu Metal to Alt Metal, Hard Rock, Alt Rock)
2. Avenged Sevenfold (Metalcore to Heavy Metal and Hard Rock
3. Linkin Park (Nu Metal/ Alt Metal to Alternative Rock and Electronic Rock, Then Hard Rock