Northern Ireland's Therapy? might have been among the vast number of bands who benefited from the rise of Nirvana and grunge in the early '90s, but they proved their worth by outlasting that trend and any number of sub-strains that followed throughout the subsequent decades. By constantly expanding upon a frame of influential references that included the usual suspects (Black Sabbath, Judas Priest) and the not-so-usual for a metal band (Killing Joke, Hüsker Dü, Buzzcocks), Therapy? released career-defining albums like Troublegum, Infernal Love, and Semi-Detached, and constantly challenged themselves and their fans. Despite their decibel-heavy reputation, the band possessed a melodic sensibility that also separated them from their alternative metal peers, a predilection they carried forward into the new millennium.