So I have had this band with the current lineup for 2 years now, which consists of a drummer, vocalist, guitarist, and me the bassist . We are all heavily influenced by Rush, Iron Maiden, and Led Zeppelin, and when we started out we all had the same vision for the band, a progressive rock/metal band that breaks away from all styles of modern metal. Well now we are completely split on what direction the band should go in after a practical failure of a debut album. The drummer and vocalist think we should adopt more grunge elements to our music and essential become a "progressive grunge metal band" (which I can live with if we do decide on it). While the guitarist randomly in the last 6 months got really into black and death metal (which when I first met him he hated btw lol) so he want's the band to become a full on black/death metal hybrid. No one else wants to do this and I especially hate the idea because I can't stand listening to these 2 genres. Lastly I think we should essentially keep the genre of music the same as our first album, but completely overhaul the song writing and recording process. So my question is: Is this a legitimate band problem or an overblown non-issue? And if it is an issue is there a solution?