In 1996 Def Leppard released what is undoubtedly the band's most experimental album to date. Spurned on by the emergence of grunge, Def Leppard decided to
abandon their tried and trusted formula of melodic hooks that had become their trademark over the past decade. Gone was the polished production by Mutt
Lange, a man largely responsible for Def Leppard reaching massive success in the first place. Although Slang
wasn't a hit in the same way as their
previous releases, it was still very well received among the band's hard-core fan base.