Metal School

Bohandas

Explorer
Does GWAR count as oldschool? They definitely don't have the classic metal sound but they've been around for 30 years and so their early stuff is oldschool in that sense.
 

Dannyalcatraz

Schmoderator
Staff member
They’re a great band, but I wouldn’t count them as old school, personally. To me, that term should be reserved for bands that follow the sonic blueprint of Black Sabbath and other pre-NWOBHM bands.

I might be convinced to add NWOBHM bands to the “old school” group, though, given how much metal changed after them.
 

Bohandas

Explorer
Yeah, GWAR generally don't have a classic metal sound, but I'd be very much surprised if they didn't have at least one song that did have it, since they seem to dabble in many different metal subgenres (just off the top of my head there's thrash, surf metal, melodic death metal, and whatever genre "Think You Oughta Know This" was (horrorcore?))
 

Dannyalcatraz

Schmoderator
Staff member
I’d say most was some kind of thrash, and I’d count them among the 1st or 2nd generation of horrorcore...albeit COMEDIC, of course.
 

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