Before we go a step further, I want to say real fast this is not a thread to bash any artists you feel "sold out" or otherwise didn't stay true to themselves. People grow and change and I think the vast majority of artists' and musicians' style is constantly evolving and that's honestly wonderful. Growth and experimentation are incredibly important aspects of art. Now, the theme of this thread is bands who always maintained a characteristic sound. Musicians that over a decade or more of history have always managed to sound exactly like themselves. For me, the greatest example is one of my old favorite bands: Seether. They were the first band I really felt a connection with back in highschool where one musical group seemed to glean together all the different musical and artistic aspects I personally enjoy and bring them into one cohesive group. And even though I've grown into liking slightly different things more over the years, whenever I listen to Seether, their new stuff especially, I'm struck by how remarkably like themselves they still sound when it seems like almost every other band I enjoyed has changed significantly. Here are the examples and evidence: 2002 - Disclaimer album Gasoline - Their heavy, angsty, metal-influenced sound Sympathetic - Their softer, introspective side 2007 - Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces album, 10 years ago FMLYHM - heavy and angry Waste - soft and soul-bearing 2014 - Isolate and Medicate, the first album I felt was a little different Words as Weapons - The lead single felt very different at first, but gradually I realized it was just some production methods and quality difference and their same sound composition and lyric-wise was still there. Suffer it All - Very metal and a return to their roots Save Today - A little different production-wise again, but still very much their typical softer sound. Also, beautiful but with a hilarious video. 2017 - Poison the Parish, this year and mind-blowingly unaffected by current trends Betray and Degrade - I very nearly lost my s--- when I heard and saw this. Let you Down, which was released first was good, but this brought me back to highschool, fanboying hard for this band. I'll Survive - And then there's this which feels exactly like songs like The Gift or Tongue from their 2005 album, Karma and Effect.