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best band from the late 80's/early 90's who never made it big?

Discussion in 'Old School Metal Discussion' started by mdmatt4ever, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. mdmatt4ever

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    well we have a long list of bands but here are a few off the top of my head and maybe one of these will be your pick:
    love/hate
    bang tango
    circus of power
    kik tracee
    shark island
    animal bag
    jetboy
    roxy blue
    every mothers nightmare
    tora tora
     
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    poundingmetal74 Demons Will Fly

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    Pink Cream 69
    Saigon Kick (They had 1-2 hits, but aren't well remembered today)
    Wicked Maraya
    Z-Lot-Z
    Banshee
    TNT
    Gemini (Minnesota)
     
  3. mdmatt4ever

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    forgot saigon kick. i think they play just about every genre of music known to man. my guess same reason kik tracee and bang tango never made it. the label had no clue who to market them to
     
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    poundingmetal74 Demons Will Fly

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    Circus of Power was sorta similar to SK, but with more of an Alice in Chains influence.
     
  5. mdmatt4ever

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    i never heard any similarity between COP and saigon kick. COP as you said were more dirty and heavy sounding and actually were an influence for AIC. saigon kick was more beatles influenced
     
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    Wyvern Master of Disaster
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    How late 80's? How big is big?

    Abattoir
    Warlock
    Hexenhaus
    Intruder
    Znöwhite
    Axe
    Ostrogoth
    Gargoyle
    Hawaii
    Hawk
    Black Knight
    Wicked Angel
    Griffin
    Liege Lord
    Salem's Wych

    Bands that are still around but they should have been bigger:

    Tarot
    Forté
    Adramelch
    Heathen
    Mastermind
    Meliah Rage
    Paradox
    Skyclad
    Solitude Aeturnus
    Solstice
     
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    kuier Glam Overlorde of Spandex

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    Junkyard
    Shok Paris
    Babylon AD
    D'Mont
    Tokyo Blade
    Sea Hags
    Treat
    Cats In Boots
    Beau Nasty
    Malice
    Cry Wolf
    Diving For Pearls
    Vain
    XYZ
    Britny Fox (with Dean Davidson)
    Icon
    Shotgun Messiah
    Lillian Axe .. know they're also still going but they could have been huge
     
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    a couple of really good ones i forgot about. lillian axe are great and i really like their new album. cats in boots and the other band the singer for cats in boots was in called heavy bones both should have made. shotgun messiah followed trends to much to allow a fanbase to grow but all 3 albums were good even if each one was a different genre

    i like XYZ, both versions of britny fox and babylon ad but these bands were a little generic
     
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    Umodian Satanic as Hell

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    Topic seems a little vague but anyway, off the top of my head:

    Psychotic Waltz
    Coven
    Target
    Rigor Mortis
    Torture
    Seventh Angel
    Depressive Age
    Cyberhed
    Bloodstar
    Lob of Lemmings
    Amboog-A-Lard
    Hydra Vein
    Caustic
    Transgressor (Japan)
    The Mist
    (Master)*
    (Insanity)*


    And a slew of death metal bands...

    (*Released albums in early 90's but been around since the early 80's, deserve much more recognition, IMO.)
     
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    Wyvern Master of Disaster
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    Most definitively, by all means (specially with Andy Boulton on vocals).

    I didn't mention them or several others NWOBHM bands, since the thread was more for late 80´s when the movement was dimming already.
     
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    yeah by the late 80's/early 90's the entire metal movement was starting to fade
     
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    Umodian Satanic as Hell

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    Ah yes, Tokyo Blade are one of my favorite NWOBHM bands. I really enjoy their latest album, too. It's cool that they're still going.
     
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    poundingmetal74 Demons Will Fly

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    These guys are from my hometown. Met the singer a few years ago. Cool band.
     
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    Anacrusis
    Coroner
    Fear of God
    Helstar
    Ice Age
    Sieges Even
    Toxik
     
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    Umodian Satanic as Hell

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    I keep forgetting those guys! They're awesome for sure.

    (Same with Helstar, Coroner, Toxik, Sieges Even...) Good picks dude.



    The list just goes on and on though, doesn't it?
     
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    Shame on me big time for leaving Coroner out. In my defense I didn't put them in the list because they're so cult and so top of the line thrash, that even if they didn't made it big time (money wise), they left an untarnished and textbook legacy on metal (they always be big in my book).

    As for Anacrusis I have to recognize they're good but the vocalist put me on the verge of going postal. Like Coroner, Hexenhaus, Toxik, Forte they took thrash way into the technical mode, an d due recognition should be given upon them.


    Nice band, nothing astounding but neat pure metal.
     
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    Bryant Mr. Sleepy

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    Definitely Coroner
    Powermad should have been a huge thrash band
    Wrathchild America - same as Powermad

    Bryant
     
  18. Caveman Ninja

    Caveman Ninja Thrashist not Fascist

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    Seeing as Wyv already mentioned Paradox I'm going to chuck Vendetta into the mix:



    And let's give Realm a mention too, amazing band!

     
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    Caveman Ninja Thrashist not Fascist

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    And I almost forgot Grinder:

     
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    T-Ride is incredibly catchy, and although on the surface they're an amalgamation of what was over-saturating mainstream early 90's metal (a mixture of glam, funk, and alternative metal), somehow they sound fresh to me. In part I think it's because they really went all-out in the production, and they can flaunt their musicianship at times as well. Almost comes off as progressive at times, yet poppy. I wouldn't call them my favorite by any means, but I definitely think they could have gone a lot further...



    Oh, and seconding Fear of God. There was a simultaneous grunge and thrash sound involved that worked in ways that sound ahead of both scenes, and with a major label deal and such a unique vocalist it's really unfortunate that they couldn't keep it together.
     
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