I really think Nitro was ahead of its time. At that time, glam metal was starting to lose its popularity while thrash and speed metal was the new "in thing." Nitro was an anomaly because while it had certain attributes of glam metal bands such as an over the top look and songs which were mostly about having a good time and had catchy choruses that could appeal to a more mainstrem audience than thrash metal could, what Nitro didn't have were exactly the things that were bringing glam metal down. Early glam metal like Motley Crue and to a lesser extent Ratt, had a certain amount of street-wise edge to it that the later glam bands like Warrant and Poison did not have at all! But Nitro did have that street-wise edge which had been missing from glam since the early 80s. Nitro's music wasn't "safe" like Bon Jovi or Winger or Poison. Nitro's music also contained the speed and the technical guitar solos which were found much more often in thrash than in glam. Nitro's vocalist wasn't trying to sound like David Lee Roth or Jon Bon Jovi - he had a much more extreme sound and he used his incredible range to make it clear that he was by no means a typical glam metal vocalist.
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