Original Bands And Genre-Bands:

There are many bands that I get into for all sorts of reasons, but among them the single biggest reason is because I want to listen to more bands that sound similar to a particular genre which I or someone else decides that they belong to. How I chose to compartmentalize my musical tastes and the specific clusters that I use gives some insight into how my brain works and gives context to my reviews and opinions of most of the artists involved.

Often, the bands that cause the love of the genre are the bands that I like the most overall and the bands that I get into as a result of that mean less to me, especially the later in the process that I get into them.

As with everything in life however, there are of course exceptions. Jethro Tull for example, were gotten into to satisfy my need for more classic British 1970s Progressive Rock, and were late in the process at that. Despite this, they are currently my favourite band and have been for almost four years.

So, the following is a list of every band that I got into, broken down into rough genre, circumstances surrounding why I got into them and therefore whether they are a genre-band or an original band.  Don’t get too judgemental on some of the reasons, because a lot of them were made at immature and inexperienced ages of twelve and thirteen.

If a band is listed in the ‘Resulting Same Genre Bands’ category but not then listed in the ‘Reassessment to Original Status’ that means I think of them as a genre-band, and you can use common sense to see which bands I therefore think of as original bands.

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Rough Genre: Classic Metal
Original Band Causing Interest: Iron Maiden, Dio, Ozzy

Reason:
Iron Maiden: Constant Exposure and Recomendations

Resulting Same Genre Bands: Judas Priest, Anvil
Bands As A Result Of Outside Source: Dio & Ozzy – Black Sabbath connection.
Anvil – Their Documentary

Reassessment to Original Status: Judas Priest
Reassessment to Genre Band Status: N/A

 

Classic Rock
Original Band Causing Interest: Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Kiss

Reason:
Led Zeppelin: Reputation
Black Sabbath: Reputation
Kiss: Image

Resulting Same Genre Bands: Deep Purple, Lyrnyrd Skynyrd, Jimi Hendrix, Queen, Heart, Foghat, Mountain, Rainbow, Heaven And Hell, Blackfoot, Primevil, AC/DC

Bands As A Result Of Outside Source: Queen – Reputation

Reassessment to Original Status: Deep Purple, Jimi Hendrix, Lyrnyrd Skynyrd
Reassessment to Genre Band Status: N/A

 

Classic Rock (Modern)
Guns N Roses – Constant exposure and recommendations
Black Country Comunion – Deep Purple Connection
The Darkenss – Saw Them Support Metallica

 

Classic Progressive Rock
Original Band Causing Interest: Pink Floyd, King Crimson & Yes

Reason:
Floyd: Live8 Performance
King Crimson: Forbidden’s King Crimson Cover song
Yes: Impulse buy of cheap Greatest Hits package in ASDA Omagh.

Resulting Same Genre Bands: Yes, Gentle Giant, Genesis, Rush, ELP, Jethro Tull, Camel, Caravan, Van Der Graaf Generator, Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Kansas, Rick Wakeman, Mike Oldfield, Horslips

Bands As A Result Of Outside Source: Horslips – Parental Recomendation

Reassessment to Original Status: Jethro Tull, Gentle Giant
Reassessment to Genre Band Status: N/A

 

Neo Progressive Rock
Marillion – Reputation

 

Progressive Metal
Original Band Causing Interest: Mastodon

Reason:
Mastodon – Leviathan’s Artwork

Resulting Same Genre Bands: Baroness,

Bands As A Result Of Outside Source: N/A
Reassessment to Original Status: N/A
Reassessment to Genre Band Status: N/A

 

Progressive Alternative
Original Band Causing Interest: Tool, Coheed & Cambria, The Mars Volta, Muse

Reason:
Tool – Constant Exposure and Recommendations
Coheed & Cambria – Instant Love Upon Exposure
Mars Volta – At The Drive In Connection & Gradual Interest
Muse – Constant Exposure and Recommendations

Resulting Same Genre Bands: Amplifier, Rishloo, Radiohead,

Bands As A Result Of Outside Source: Radiohead – Pioneering attitudes to electronic distribution

Reassessment to Original Status:Rishloo, Radiohead
Reassessment to Genre Band Status: N/A

 

Post Metal
Neurosis – Constant Exposure and Recommendations

 

Stoner Rock and Metal
Original Band Causing Interest: QOTSA, Clutch, Down,

Reason:
QOTSA – Constant Exposure and Recommendations
Clutch – Instant love upon exposure
Down – Pantera Connection

Resulting Same Genre Bands: Mondo Generator, Monster Magnet, Dozer, Five Horse Johnson, Sixty Watt Shaman, Fu Manchu, Sheavy, Black Tusk, Red Fang, The Grand Astoria,

Bands As A Result Of Outside Source: Kyuss & Mondo Generator– QOTSA connection
Five Horse Johnson & Sixty Watt Shaman – Clutch Connection

Reassessment to Original Status: Kyuss, Corrosion Of Conformity, Monster Magnet
Reassessment to Genre Band Status: N/A

 

90s Metal
Original Band Causing Interest: Pantera, Machine Head, Fear Factory, Biohazard,

Reason:
Pantera – Reputation & Constant Exposure
Machine Head – Reputation & Constant Exposure
Fear Factory – Constant Exposure And Recommendation
Biohazard – Instant Love Upon Exposure

Resulting Same Genre Bands: Sepultura (Mid Period)

Bands As A Result Of Outside Source: N/A
Reassessment to Original Status: N/A
Reassessment to Genre Band Status: N/A

 

Thrash Metal
Original Band Causing Interest: Megadeth, Anthrax, Slayer, Metallica

Reason:
Megadeth – Impulse Buy of albums
Anthrax – Impulse Buy of albums
Slayer –  Reputation & Constant Exposure
Metallica – Decade Long Constant Exposure

Resulting Same Genre Bands: Testament, Exodus, Nuclear Assault, SOD, Overkill, Forbidden, Death Angel, Vio-lence, Heathen, Onslaught, Voivod, Annihilator, Exhorder, Sacred Reich, Kreator, Sodom, Sepultura (Early Period)

Bands As A Result Of Outside Source: SOD – Anthrax Connection
Reassessment to Original Status: N/A
Reassessment to Genre Band Status: N/A

 

Thrash Metal (Modern)
GammaBomb – Free Ticket to a concert
Dew Scented – Impulse buy based on artwork of different album.

 

Metalcore
Original Band Causing Interest: Hatebreed,

Reason:  Hatebreed – Constant Exposure and Recommendation
Chimaira – Logo reminds me of Warhammer

 Resulting Same Genre Bands: Devildriver, Kill Switch Engage, Trivium, Shadows Fall, Lamb Of God, Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, Five Finger Death Punch Parkway Drive, Rise To Remain, Jasta,

Bands As A Result Of Outside Source:
Jasta – Hatebreed Connection
Trivium – Impulse buy of album to avoid looking like a shoplifter after staying in a shop too long.
Devildriver – bought debut before I knew about metalcore
Bring Me The Horizon – Curriosty about widespread public hatred of them
Architects – BMTH Connection
Rise To Remain – Saw them supporting Hatebreed live before they had an album out.

Reassessment to Original Status: Lamb Of God, BMTH, 5FDP
Reassessment to Genre Band Status: N/A

 

Extreme Metal
Original Band Causing Interest: Cannibal Corpse, Cradle Of Filth

Reason:  Cannibal Corpse – Constant Exposure and Recommendation
Cradle Of Filth – Constant Exposure and Recommendation

 Resulting Same Genre Bands: Napalm Death, Deicide, Decapitated, Arch Enemy, Carpathian Forest, Entombed, Zyklon

Bands As A Result Of Outside Source: Amon Amarth – Saw Them Supporting Mastodon Live
Zyklon – Emperor Connection

Reassessment to Original Status: Napalm Death, Entombed
Reassessment to Genre Band Status: N/A

 

Nu Metal, Misc Metal-Rock & Industrial
Original Band Causing Interest: Slipknot, Marilyn Manson, Limp Bizkit, Korn, RATM

Reason:  Slipknot – Constant Exposure and Recommendation
Marilyn Manson – Reputation
Limp Bizkit – Zeitgeist
Korn – Reputation
RATM – Reputation

 Resulting Same Genre Bands: Mudvayne, SOAD, Disturbed, Powerman 5000, Amen, Mushroomhead, Soulfly, Spineshank, Drowning Pool, Soil, The Uninon Underground, Flaw, Linkin Park, Ill Nino, Static X, Incubus, Sunna, Rammstein, Stone Sour, Damage Plan, Serj Tankian, Audioslave

Bands As A Result Of Outside Source: Stone Sour – Slipknot Connection
Serj Tankian – SOAD Connection
Audioslave – RATM Connection
Damage Plan – Pantera Connection
Mushroomhead – Image

Reassessment to Original Status: SOAD
Reassessment to Genre Band Status: N/A

 

Emo
Original Band Causing Interest: At The Drive In, Jetplane Landing

Reason:  At The Drive In – Instant Like Upon Exposure
Jetplane Landing – Instant Like Upon Exposure

Resulting Same Genre Bands: N/A

Bands As A Result Of Outside Source: N/A

Reassessment to Original Status: N/A
Reassessment to Genre Band Status: N/A

 

 

British Indie
Original Band Causing Interest: The Libertines, Arctic Monkeys

Reason:
The Libertines – Instant Like Upon Exposure
Arctic Monkeys – Instant Like Upon Exposure

Resulting Same Genre Bands: The Fratellis, The White Stripes, Dirty Pretty Things, Babyshambles, Pete Doherty, Yeti, The Last Shaddow Puppets

Bands As A Result Of Outside Source: Dirty Pretty Things, Pete Doherty, Yeti & Babyshambles – Libertines Connection
The Last Shaddow Puppets – Arctic Monkeys Connection

Reassessment to Original Status: N/A
Reassessment to Genre Band Status: N/A

 

Grunge
Original Band Causing Interest: Nirvana

Reason:
Nirvana – Constant Exposure and Recomendations

Resulting Same Genre Bands: Pearl Jam, Silverchair

Bands As A Result Of Outside Source: N/A
Reassessment to Original Status: Pearl Jam
Reassessment to Genre Band Status: N/A

 

Pop Punk
Green Day – Instant Love Upon Exposure

 

Electronic
Daft Punk– Instant Love Upon Exposure

4 Comments

  1. Took me ages to figure out what you meant by this. Some of the nu metal has ended up on the metalcore section. Not sure if that was intentional. I still despise that term and a decade later still have no awareness of its meaning. You should do Scenes From A Memory next for FI, as I’m only getting into it now as well

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  2. When I look at my screen I can’t see any Nu Metal in the Metalcore section.
    Also hate which term, Nu Metal, Metalcore or intentional ?

    Also, will do.

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