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Old 06-03-2011, 08:44 AM
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Best metal one hit wonder?

The pop world is full of one hit wonders (Chesney hawkes, Never gonna give you up - usual shit), but struggling to think of a metal band that has only had a one hit wonder?

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Old 06-03-2011, 08:49 AM
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Lots of them I'm sure, the problem is that if you are talking about a metal band that is big enough to hit mainstream success with one song, chances are their fanbase if massive in the underground and they would never call said band a "one hit wonder." Hell, Iron Maiden could probably be considered a one hit wonder depending on what charts you are looking at.
I think a better comparison would be one album wonder, since there are many bands that throw out one album and then disappear, but rarely are metal bands a flash in the pan with one song amongst the metal community.
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Old 06-03-2011, 08:51 AM
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Depends what you mean by "hit". If we're talking "hit single" in the wider pop charts sense, then Black Sabbath and Motorhead are one-hit wonders...
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Old 06-03-2011, 08:52 AM
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yeah totally agree, should be one album wonder and its due to metal bands coming from the underground as oppsed to bands being moulded for a specific purpose
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Old 06-03-2011, 08:55 AM
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After a think, what about these;

Static X - black and white

Spineshank - New disease

OPM - Heaven is a halfpipe (not metal and complete shit i know!)

I know the frontman of static X (wayne) has his own band now and are touring...but just a thought i suppose
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Old 06-03-2011, 09:00 AM
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There were tons of hair metal one hit wonders in the mid-to-late 80's.
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After a think, what about these;

Static X - black and white

Spineshank - New disease

OPM - Heaven is a halfpipe (not metal and complete shit i know!)

I know the frontman of static X (wayne) has his own band now and are touring...but just a thought i suppose
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Old 06-03-2011, 02:02 PM
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If we are talking of bands who are only known for having that ONE song, then Motorhead jump straight to mind with Ace of Spades. If we are talking about bands who have one huge hit single, then bottom out, that doesn't happen in the metal world, as very rarely do any metal bands have a song popular enough to do that.. One album wonders are better, like Unloco and Sanctity..
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Old 06-03-2011, 02:28 PM
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how about this then. in the world of metalheads, what bands released some seriously awesome stuff and then never were able to pull it off again?
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