It’s an amazing time for music, one where we have more listenable options open to us than ever before. And this number is only increasing with each day as we are given the ability to find new bands from resources such as Pandora, Spotify, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, and much, much more. But with that vast amount of possibility lies a loneliness. After all, how can we hope to find great new music when there are so many options ahead of us?
Well my lovely readers, allow me to offer some suggestions, shall I? Without further ado, I present to you 5 Bands That Are The Future Of Rock And Metal! Head on below to see which bands I think are gonna be at the forefront of these beloved genres!
This list is in no particular order
These LA female-fronted rockers encapsulate everything that is great about the rock genre. It’s raw, it’s dangerous, it has no frills, and it just kicks all sorts of ass. Singer Emily Armstrong (interview) wails, croons, howls, and flat out pummels you with her voice while guitarist Siouxsie Medley rips out one filthy, sexy riff after another.
Hailing from the UK, I described these guys as, “…the Guns N’ Roses of the 21st Century.” That’s a claim I refuse to back down from. Much like Dead Sara, Heaven’s Basement don’t play rock unless it’s dangerous and bound to get you going. Their debut full-length release, Filthy Empire (review), has been on constant rotation with me and it looks like it’ll be a guaranteed entry in my Top 10 Albums Of 2013.
I’m convinced that Australia is the new breeding ground for fantastic rock acts. I mean, there’s already Karnivool and Dead Letter Circus. Now we’ve got Strangers. These boys from Down Under have a great mix of modern infectious hard rock along and unexpected melodic passages. This is a band that will keep you on your toes as much as it gets your head banging.
Knee High Fox
I was lucky enough to hear some songs from the LA punk-rock group Knee High Fox and while I can’t go into many specifics, I can tell you that the overall impression that I came away with is that they’re Rob Zombie with female vocals. Since there hasn’t been anyone that I can think of off the top of my head that fits that description, I can’t see them going anywhere but straight up.
Okay, so this one might raise some eyebrows as they’re already fairly well established and have been making a lot of waves in the metal circuit. However, the band has also been hit with several setbacks since their signing to Century Media Records, losing not one but two singers, which would delay at the least and dissolve at the most any other band. However, these UK prog-metal masters are nothing if not unstoppable. Listening to their music is a hypnotic experience, one that has lulled me into a state where I don’t even realize that I’ve been listening to their music for several hours. Their infectious blend of tech metal, stunning layering and production, and gorgeous clean vocal harmonies make their challenging structure more of a welcome than a turn off. For those of you who are trying to introduce some of your friends to metal, TesseracT would be a perfect place to start.
Alright readers, what are some bands that you’re into that you think are gonna make it big and blow the socks off of everyone? Let me know in the comments below!