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#1
Are there many bands out there whose sound has undergone drastic changes throughout their careers? Thought of this listening to Dir en Grey, who went from this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpscqyWQW_s - First album
to
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weD6PzUDfqQ - Latest single.

Not hoping to start arguments about bands selling out, just curious if any other bands sounds have changed this drastically. Anyone?
#3
Between the Buried and Me, to a certain extent.
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Avenged Sevenfold
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#10
Between The Buried And Me. Slipknot. My Chemical Romance. Linkin Park. Marilyn Manson. Nine Inch Nails. The Human Abstract. Protest The Hero if you include there first punk album they don't acknowledge anymore.
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#14
The Offspring unfortunately
3 first albums were incredible

Voivod used to be a straight up Thrash Band then became Psychadelic Prog Thrash, then like Chill out Hard Rock, then Industrial WTF, back to Hard Rock
#16
Brand new, As Cities Burn, Underoath.
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Radiohead. They used to suck.
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#22
Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Napalm Death... loads more, but most of all Frank Zappa. He's changed his sound and experimented with new genres so much I can't think of anyone who even comes close.
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#25
...Devin Townsend? It's not DRASTIC, but he changes with every freakin' album.
Can't think of any others that haven't been posted...
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#26
Death Cab, and The Appleseed Cast.
The former: went from muffled, brilliant indie rock to mainstream, poppy sh*t.
The latter: from guitar-heavy emo (i.e. Sunny Day Real Estate) to beautiful post rock, still guitar heavy but in a different, more Explosions in the Sky-esque way.
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#27
Metallica. Papa Roach. Nine Inch Nails. Mastodon. A7X. All That Remains. Killswitch Engage. Linkin Park. Mudvayne. Slipknot. Three Days Grace. Nearly everything I listened to have changed dramatically over the past few years or albums.. Some not for the best.
I actually really like how Mastodon's style has changed. I think it's for the better.
#29
My band has changed alot. We went from early thrash metal to metal / country metal to metal then to semi-thrash metal again.

All in all, I'm enjoying it.
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#30
Avenged Sevenfold have changed a lot. (awesome, imo) Metalcore to Maiden-style metal with expansive influences.

BTBAM used to be deathcore with prog touches, now they're a full fledged progressive juggernaut.

Trivium changed a lot with the Crusade, but I heard they're going to a more Ascendancy-style for the album after Shogun, so it might be a "coming-full-circle" thing.

All I can think off at the moment.
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#32
P.O.D.
Korn
Finger Eleven
Mudvayne
Incubus
In Flames
Ill Niño...

There are tons.
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#34
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The Red Hot Chili Peppers

heavy-punk-funk -> punk-funk-rock -> funk-Rock -> Alt-rock -> pop-rock -> soft rock -> latin influenced reggae rock. and more


THIS. no exceptions, no big time band has ever covered more styles
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Metallica. Papa Roach. Nine Inch Nails. Mastodon. A7X. All That Remains. Killswitch Engage. Linkin Park. Mudvayne. Slipknot. Three Days Grace. Nearly everything I listened to have changed dramatically over the past few years or albums.. Some not for the best.
I actually really like how Mastodon's style has changed. I think it's for the better.


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#38
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Green Day has drastically changed.

Er what? The only thing that's changed is the lyrical content. All the instrumentation is the same as it ever was.
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Er what? The only thing that's changed is the lyrical content. All the instrumentation is the same as it ever was.


The same 4 powerchords, over and over?
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#40
Pink Floyd changed a hell of a lot while they were active.

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