What is the difference between 80s- 90s heavy metal and today's heavy metal? Which one is better?

4 Answers

  • 3 years ago

    The singing and guitar playing got worse, drop tuning became more common and now there is a lot of gain. It's harder now to pick out the differences between the acts.

  • WazUp
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    80s-- Hair metal,thrash metal

    90s-- Alternative metal,nu-metal,rap metal

    Todays-- Clueless

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    80s metal sounds more focused

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Soooo many differences. One thing that pisses me off about today's heavy metal (maybe mid 2000's on) is the screaming/growling/shouting front man has become acceptable. Death metal, black metal and the likes used to be wayyyy underground. Now it seems like it's everywhere. If you can't SING, then stfu.

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