Metalwrath wrote:Actually there has been a lot of bands like this creeping up recently.
Think it's getting popular again due to the oversaturation of bands in the Dm and BM scene.
Please don't hesitate to post the names of any and all you stumble upon. I find myself sifting through far too much new stuff that's just sort of decent in search of bands that manage to capture that retro-metal sound and feel.
If anything good can come of our losing RJD, I hope his passing shines a light on that era of metal that, for me at least, really symbolized the best the genre had/has to offer. Creative and meaningful lyrics sung by those who can scream and sing with skill and sincerity, backed by brilliant musicianship and technical execution. I totally get into lots of heavier stuff but it's the songwriting and compositions of Priest, Maiden, Sabbath, Purple, Rainbow, Dio, B.O.C., Rush, classic KISS that really did it for me. Not saying that Steel Wing is anywhere near the caliber of these guys but, if more up and coming musicians could be moved to take their inspiration from these classic greats, the world would improve immensely.