From Glam To Grunge: 5 Awesome Transformations!


First of all, this post is not supposed to make fun of the mentioned bands. We truly love all of them. However, these guys went through some drastic changes in just a few years, and they managed to create really cool music along the way.


To dive deeper into the history of metal in the 1990s, check out the 90s Metal Pack. And while you're at it, have a look at the Grunge and Sunset Strip packs as well.

5. Mental Hippie Blood


Mental Hippie Blood was formed in 1992 by members of the band Glorious Bankrobbers. New singer Michael Oran was added to the line-up and the band released self-titled debut album in 1993.


In 1994 they were joined by Treat guitarist Anders Wikström and released their second album Pounds (1995). The opening track "Chosen" contains some first class riffing and great vocals by Oran.


Glorious Bankrobbers - Dynamite Sex Doze (1989)

4. Skid Row


I guess you all know Skid Row, but there's a big chance that you're not familiar with their 1995 album Subhuman Race. Produced by Bob Rock, this release has some great, heavy songs on it. Subhuman Race is the last Skid Row album recorded with singer Sebastian Bach and drummer Rob Affuso.


Stand out tracks would be "Eileen", "Frozen" and "Into Another". Check out the official video below!


Skid Row - I Remember You (1989)

3. Widowmaker


Dee Snider fronting a grunge band? Oh yes! And the cool thing is that it was actually good.


In the 1990s, Snider formed Widowmaker with Joe Franco, Al Pitrelli and Marc Russel. The quartet recorded two albums with limited underground success, titled Blood and Bullets and Stand By For Pain.


Check out the song "Long Gone" below!


Twisted Sister - Hot Love (1987)

2. Freak Of Nature


After the demise of White Lion, singer Mike Tramp formed the band Freak of Nature. The band was significantly darker and harder than White Lion, and had a more serious approach lyrically. The band released three albums between 1993 and 1998.


Check out the video to the song "Enemy" below, from the album Gathering Of Freaks (1994).


White Lion - Little Fighter (1989)

1. Mötley Crüe


With Vince Neil out and the awesome John Corabi in, Mötley Crüe managed to make a flawless album. I'd even go as far as saying it's their best album to date. Bob Rock's production is incredibly heavy and the voice of John Corabi really fits the sound.


Did you know?


The album was the first release by the band after signing a 25-million dollar contract with Elektra Records.


Mötley Crüe - Smoking in the Boys Room (1985)

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