I don't even think Soundgarden and Dio can tell the difference.
That would be like searching for a rainbow in the dark with your good eye closed. Not recommended.
DIO - BORN ON THE SUNSOUNDGARDEN - BLACKHOLE SUN
No, that's not it. It's all about conditioner.
Dio is much shorter.He's a little leprechaun!
But then that's the kind of crap I grew up on. IMO, it's more a function of interest in whatever genre is under discussion. If you don't like classical, for instance, it's more likely you won't be able to tell the difference between two composers. But if you just can't live without polka, you can pick out individuals pretty easy. You listen harder and deeper to stuff you like.
I like the way you put that. I can't tell most country artists apart 'cause I just don't listen much to it. I can definately hear a difference between Soundgarden & Dio. I don't like Dio, but Soundgarden rawwwks!
Connoisseurship makes anything interesting.
Is that Dio has super cool SATANIC LYRICS and Soundgarden is just mopey. I'll take "Holy Diver" over "Black Hole Sun" any day.
What I can't get over is this "new" band Audioslave. It's the guys from Rage Against the Machine with the singer from Soundgarden, but they sound exactly like Stone Temple Pilots! Apparently that was the difference between Soundgarden and STP -- a little bit of RAtM. Who knew? I've heard no fewer than three DJs play "Interstate Love Song" right after the new Audioslave single. If you told me those were consecutive tracks on an album from 1993, I would not doubt it.