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Bohandas

Adventurer
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
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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

Adventurer
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.
 

Eyes of Nine

Everything's Fine
At some point I'll have to read through this entire thread. Assuming though that at some point Probot has been brought up? Dave Grohl covered the styles of so many bands of my youth like Celtic Frost, Voivod, DRI. Not sure if anyone else has done a project quite like it...

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Ulfgeir

Adventurer
Did a reread of this whole thread, and one thing that came to my mind after a discussion with a friend earlier; In Sweden we had a movement in the late 60's / early 70's called Progg (that should not be confused with the progressive rock from the UK and US). This movement here in Sweden went far left politically, whereas in other places it was more psychadelia. And when I say far left, I mean communist-types of left protesting what they though wwere a capitalist society (and we had at that time had a socialist democratic goverment for ages, and they were not considered leftish enough by these artists)...
 


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