1994 is considered to be the ultimate death of the iconic Seattle Grunge era that immortalized the likes of Sound Garden, MudHoney, Screaming Trees, Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, Melvins, TAD, and Stone Temple Pilots. The stars of the day were none other than Nirvana. Deserved or not, this trio are seen as the poster boys for Grunge which is why many recount 1994 as the day the music died. We don’t really need to state why, do we?
Bands like Korn, Slipknot, and Rage Against The Machine formed in the early to mid-90s who would later contribute to the rise of political rock and Nu-Metal. However, there was another storm brewing in Los Angeles, California. A technical storm fueled by creativity and progression.
When TOOL released their debut record, UNDERTOW, it somehow managed to completely challenge the sound of the day, raging directly towards the ethos of Grunge whilst still being incredibly relatable to a commercial audience. It seems that Grunge may have only succeeded in temporarily suppressing people’s hunger for Metal and Thrash that dominated the 80s but just didn’t have the legs to hold it together when a new resurgence of Progressive Metal showed up.
Can they take control again with their new record FEAR INOCULUM this August?
I started my career as a music journalist in 2013 and have been involved in the music industry as a touring musician, studio engineer and artist consultant since 2002, as well as previously being a signed artist. My passion for delivering high quality, informative music-related news is a daily driving force behind the content I create. Also a huge gaming nerd! Born in the United Kingdom and currently living in Sweden. Skål!CONTACT ME HERE
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