Let’s face it: We metalheads love to put things into
categories. Our genre is one comprised of countless subsects, movements and
eras that all readily provoke discussions, each of which separating the rock ‘n’ roll
expert from the poseur.
“How amazing was the New Wave of British Heavy Metal?”, “Who was really the first death
metal group?” or “Was nu metal really that
bad?” are all topics that metal fans usually find themselves debating, while
the rest of the world looks into our genre and just sees the one, unilateral style:
But what about those bands that take our affinity for
categorisation and spit it back in our face?
The select few that, try as we
may, are too eclectic and too unique to wholly fit into just one niche? The following acts have all mastered the supple art of genre-bending, their brilliance
resulting in many a rocker looking on and asking “I love it… but just what the hell is it?!”
From cult-adored mavens to up-and-coming connoisseurs, no
stone shall be left unturned as we joyfully romp through the most versatile and
diverse acts in today’s heavy metal scene.