R.I.P … But come back from the dead…
In every die-hard fan’s lifetime there had always been a couple of bands that have played trumendous influencial roles in our lives. Bands that have been in posession of strong and probably one of the most powerful fanbases of all time during their reigning on-stage performances and heavy metal or hard rock careers. As usual, all good things always come to a bitter end and it’s always sad to see one’s favourite band break up. We’ve seen the members and award-winning ingredients of these bands either disappear into complete nothingness, or they get diluted into watered-down versions of their former selves, dissolving their talent onto less powerful new projects that often seem to have that something special missing at all times! We’ve decided to bring you three of the most memorable bands that have broken up in the past decade whom some of us would absolutely die to see them rock the stages again!
These American nu-metalists have always had a spot within any metal-head’s heart. They’ve seen huge success within their near decade-long dominance in the nu-metal category. With the spawn of their very first self-titled debut album which produced the single “Loco” and the eerie music video which followed, they almost suddenly gained huge popularity throughout the world’s metal underground scene. Coal Chamber was unique in many ways. From having a female bassist with heavy doom-like bass riffs to combining an image which had the dark-goth-rocking-gloom, leathery studded outfits and make-up mixed with the lead singer, Dez Fafara’s tattooed face. Coal Chamber revived heaviness on all planes known to the world’s metal industry today and scared the crap out of any considerably average ‘normal’ human being. With 3 albums under the belt, Coal Chamber called it a day due to quarrels between the band and their drummer. Dez Fafara continued working on Devil Driver which is still a big success today. The reason we would want Coal Chamber back on the stage? Well, we’ve also seen many old bands that have released top-notch material recently. We can only imagine the heaviness that Coal Chamber would’ve evolved into were it still alive today.They didn’t do too bad with their final album, but they woul’ve almost definately gone back to their raw heaviness that put them on the map in the first place, if they were still going today. Don’t all bands revisit their garage days at some point?
Rage Against The Machine:
They were rap-metal, heavy metal, alternative, punk and funk! Who could ever forget about Rage Against The Machine? Their debut album reached tripple platinum success while they continued to go full force and performed live in the streets where they politically protested against the governments, and were involved in other activism. With several record labels displaying interest in signing them in their earlier years, the band only really experienced true, self maintaining success after the initial release of their debut-self-titled album. One of their most popular songs, “Killing In The Name Of”, gained an unpredictable amount of airtime on international radio stations, considering the nature of RATM. The “Fuck You” version of the song, contains 17 iterations of the word fuck and it was once even played onBBC’s Radio 1 Top Single’s show! (Last sentence source: Wikipedia) Why do we want Rage revived? Well it’s pretty self explanitory. We would dig to see what these dudes, fused as one band, would be capable of in today’s heated political issues. Our planet is on the verge of exploding into a nasty war somewhere and Rage would’ve either sparked it, or prevented it with their strong lyrical content packaged into extremely controversial album artwork! WE WANT MORE!
Remember these grammy award winners? So do we, and they are another band that we want back on the charts! Soundgarden was undoubtedly the fire starters of alternative and one of the best grunge rockers in the history of rock as a whole. They first rocked the charts in 1994 with their fourth album, Superunknown which carried the Grammy Award-winning single, “Black Hole Sun.” The music video of the latter, have remained fresh within our memories, like a bad lucid childhood-nightmare of burning toys and evil morphing faces. Soundgarden sold over twenty million records world-wide and further released a final album in 1996 after which the band broke up a year later. Sound Garden’s lead singer, Chris Cornell clashed with his fellow members after trying to mellow-out Sound Garden’s trademark heavy riffs. After the break up, Chris formed a supergroup band with Rage Against The machine’s former band members called Audioslave. Now Audioslave is an ‘okay’ band and although they consist out of Sound Garden’s lead singer and Rage’s band members, they will never be another Sound Garden nor RATM! Where’s Audioslave now, huh? The reason we would like to see Sound Garden back together again is because our technology is simply not advanced enough to revive Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain back from the dead! Otherwise Nirvana would’ve been in this top three list for sure! Don’t get me wrong, Soundgarden was an awesome band and they provided us with heavy quality, grunge and alternative rock during the prime times of most rock heads’ lives while still standing out among many bands during the extremely competitive music industry during the 90’s. All the above mentioned bands are from the 90’s, so those of you that grew up and were most influenced by bands in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s might disagree with our selection. But. Excuse us. We headbang too much.