Originally Posted by ravenheart
Completely disagree. 90% of the bands that were popular in the 90's to present pretty much suck. But there were and are a ton of excellent bands from those eras - it's just that the most well known ones, like Nirvana, suck.
Very true. I realize that by and large, the "scene" for music "back in the day" was better, but I really think that the diversity and quality of metal today is probably the strongest it's ever been. Many of the "classic" artists still can muster quality releases and there's TONS of more current bands worth listening to. The majority of my purchases always consist more of stuff currently coming out than or recently released (last year or two) than anything else.