Top Ten New Hard Rock Bands Of The Last 10 Years

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Hard rock music has been evolving and developing over the years, and in the last decade, a lot of new bands have emerged with fresh sounds and styles. Here are the top ten new hard rock bands of the last ten years that have made an impact in the music scene:

  1. Greta Van Fleet: This band has been making waves with their retro sound reminiscent of classic rock bands like Led Zeppelin. Their debut album “Anthem of the Peaceful Army” earned them critical acclaim and a Grammy nomination.

  2. Highly Suspect: Hailing from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Highly Suspect combines elements of hard rock, blues, and alternative rock. Their album “Mister Asylum” was nominated for two Grammys and won the award for Best Rock Song in 2017.

  3. Royal Blood: A British rock duo, Royal Blood has been making waves with their raw, heavy sound, and intricate bass lines. Their self-titled debut album was critically acclaimed and earned them a spot on the BBC Sound of 2014 list.

  4. Nothing More: A four-piece band from San Antonio, Texas, Nothing More has been gaining popularity for their high-energy live shows and heavy sound. Their album “The Stories We Tell Ourselves” was nominated for three Grammys in 2018.

  5. Turnstile: Since their formation in 2010, this Baltimore-based quintet has been wowing fans and critics alike with their unique blend of punk, hardcore, and post-punk influences. Their sound is energetic, raw, and infectious, with driving rhythms, catchy hooks, and powerful vocals that never fail to get crowds moving. But it’s not just their music that sets Turnstile apart. With their electrifying live shows, DIY ethos, and commitment to social justice causes, this band has become a true force to be reckoned with in the rock world.

  6. The Struts: A British band with a glam-rock influence, The Struts have been gaining popularity for their high-energy live shows and catchy, anthemic songs. Their second album “YOUNG&DANGEROUS” was released in 2018.

  7. Blacktop Mojo: A five-piece band from Palestine, Texas, Blacktop Mojo combines southern rock with heavy metal influences. Their album “Burn the Ships” was released in 2017 and earned them critical acclaim.

  8. Dropout Kings: This Phoenix, Arizona band has emerged as one of the most exciting new rock bands in the last decade. With their unique blend of rap, metal, and rock, they have captured the attention of fans worldwide. They made  waves with their electrifying singles “Virus” and “Lights Out”. The band’s ability to blend different genres seamlessly, with catchy hooks and driving beats that stay with the listener long after the track has ended. These singles demonstrate the continued evolution of their sound and their commitment to pushing the boundaries of rock music. 

  9. Rival Sons: This Long Beach-based band combines classic rock influences with a modern sound, earning them comparisons to bands like Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. Their album “Feral Roots” was released in 2019.

  10. Pop Evil: This Michigan-based band has been gaining popularity for their catchy hard rock songs and energetic live shows. Their album “Onyx” was released in 2013 and earned them critical acclaimIn conclusion, these ten bands have made significant contributions to the hard rock music scene in the last decade, and their unique sounds and styles have earned them a loyal fan base. It will be exciting to see what new bands emerge in the future and how the hard rock genre will continue to evolve.


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