Best Modern Punk Rock BandsThe best modern punk rock bands
In 2018 the rock died. Apart from the clichés, many level albums have been released, even in genres that are considered past fashion, such as classical rock, hard & hard, alternative, progressives and even extreme metals. It is certainly not our intention to propose an editorial selection of experimental or excessively inaccessible records, but we would not have done a complete job if we had not taken into account, alongside Italian and international music, titles that work particularly well abroad (some even have important results in streaming).
A record like Arms, which represents an arrival point and a clear attitude for the German occupation. Featuring singles as Unaware and Escalators, our fourth full-length album offers a comprehensive cross-section of contemporary metal core melodies. After the excellent All Our Goods left us, many people wondered what the British bands would pull out of their hat, and Holy Hell is the best answer Carter and members could give.
That Caleb Shomo's Beartooth (formerly Attack Attack Attack) was one of the most interesting bands of the current scene of metalcore was now shown in aggression (2016). But with Disease we show that we are ready to go to the next level, not only by simply ringing one infallible hook after another, but also by pointing the compass at alternate shores and even pop-punk.
For the release of I Love You at Your Darkest, the front man of Behemoth and his men also created a desecrating and effective advertising campaign, adjectives that are perfectly reflected in the new album of the Polish giants of Black/Death Heavyetal. Two chapters of an incredible approach, two records that represent another masterpiece in progression metal/progcore for Between The Buried and Me, a rock that has never been afraid of getting their hands dirty and experimenting with sounds that are diametrically opposed to their suggestion, but also knows how to impress their audiences, and recently nominated for Grammys in the Best Metals Performance category, is proof.
Protestant music is not for everybody, neither for the player nor for the listener. Canadian Beyond Creation is one of the banners of the genre with Algorythm, an album in which technique, experiment and complexity go hand in hand with an enviable naturalness. Black Tusk, orphaned by bassist Jonathan Athon, who died in a motorcycle accident in 2014, continues his journey with this TCBT in a perfect balance between mud and hardcore / crime, a violent and nihilistic album to remember in this list.
It is not necessarily the case that people born as punk have to die of it. The Boston Manor, which debuted no less than a few years ago with a regular pop-punk album, is developing its career with one of the rock albums of the year, including alternate, post-hardcore, post-emo and Grunge, without forgetting its roots.
It' s neither the album of the year nor the best one Matthew Tuck and his friends have ever released, but it has a good portion of courage that leads to a change of direction towards alternative rock and a contingent of catchy pieces, built on a logic that may be a little outdated but effective for us.
Certainly in the field ofetalcore, Bury Tomorrow's record was one of the most anticipated in 2018. Dance Gavin Dance has not only invented her own genre (Swancour, a mixture of postal alternatives, maths, emo und pop-punk), but also prints her own manifold. Common corrupt human love will not change any of the above categories, but it takes the mixture of ambiance, dreams-pop, shootegaze and dark-metal that our brand sings to the next level.
But with Eonian, fans of the Shagrath led formation can enjoy the historical band's sympathetic working horse again. For weeks now only David Draiman and his farewell to Piercings have been spoken of, often forgetting how much Evolution, Disturbed's last work, is a good album.
Don Broco add Guitars Metals to their alternate Rock all Groove et Voile, Technology is born, the springboard for the British band who, having shared bones with bringing Me the Horizon and other respected colleagues on stages, can't wait to eat the stages themselves.
The Empire tries it with the beautiful Glue, a post-hardcore, an alternate, pop-punk and modern rock-meltin pots, whose glue is the powerful and disarming voice of Joe Green. First and unfortunately the last full length of Empire, which dissolved a few weeks after the release of the record. Xavier Amin Dphrepaulezz is one of the most complete artists of recent years, neither blue nor rock, neither funny nor soul, but much more at the same time.
God's Favorite Customer is a pure and sincere songwriting record that can be listened to with these lyrics. Pre-source can be defined without too many twists, the Swedish mains act, softer than the previous releases, but loutishly filled with unforgettable hooks in serious sectarian style.
GT's second session focuses on melody and immediacy, traveling between post-hardcore and mathe-rock, and is also a tribute to Mars Volta and Case Out Boy. In the course of Beyond Creation Gorod will also be remembered for an excellent record with excellent tech dead-metal. The Norwegian multi-instrumentalist and former Kaiser makes clear what has just been unveiled in Ámr, a work that dangerously balances between progressives and blacks, elegantly polluted with synths and melodic ambitions.
Instead, the legendary band produces one of the best works of its kind in recent times, with Demonaz in the role of the unreleased full-time foreman. The third solo of the other half of The Smiths is the most structured and complete of Marr's career, finally free to show his best side, and with his guitar scratching more than ever.
Eighteenth album for a group that doesn't want to succumb to their myth despite the ups and downs. Take a singer with counterflakes, a flood of memorable melodies and some hard-core nuances of Volence, and you get one of the most interesting metal-core albums of the year, called Revival.
The cast flirts with Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails and Sigur Rós without losing their personality, giving the prints one of the best records of their career. A golden year for Negro this year 2018. It is impossible that a new Mark Knopfler record cannot be considered one of the unforgettable albums of the year.
The tenth full-length solo for the Dire Straits legend, Down The Road Wann immer, is no exception and continues to offer enthusiastic music lovers moments of pure pleasure. The longing expectations of Myles Kennedy's supporters were finally rewarded with the release of Year Of The Tiger, the first solo album for the front man of Alter Bridge, a tribute to the life of the artist himself and to rock in its purest form, aimed at those who are still able to get excited by listening to a voice (and what a voice) and an acoustic guitar.
This is the case with Night Verses, a threesome that, after the departure of singer Douglas Robinson, decided to continue as an instrumental formation and give the press a record of rare beauty that spans progressives and post-metal but is polluted by post-rock atmospheres. Keep an eye on drummer Aric Improta, you will often hear from him in the coming months because he is involved in Fever 333 and Obscura never has enough of composing perfect records.
The fifth album for the French band continues the discourse of the previous Azroasis and adds further gradual digressions to its usual and precise technique of dealing with metal that allow a future of further growth and experimentation. Staying without a singer is by no means easy, but after Austin Carlice's retirement for health reasons, Of Mice & Men don't panic and give the press an energetic and positive record of METALCOE, diametrically opposed to the previous Cold World, and with bassist Aaron Pauley in the new and convincing role of front man and singer.
The disappearance of Tom Searle of Architects caused a series of unimaginable chain reactions in the alternate world. Among them is Reverence by Parkway Drive, the darkest album of the Australian group, who still manage not to lose their enamel as a furnace of metal core hymns all sing along.
Ex-vivo returns with this Natural Rebel to its most congenial sounds, classic rock, lots of national inspiration and some British flashes of popularity. Suffice it to say that this record was produced by Joe Duplantier of Gojira to immediately attract attention. But the second full-length French band, Rock Of The Northstar, is an ambitious project, set between hip-hop, nu metal and heavycore, and a total passion for everything to do with the Rising Sun.
Daltrey's ninth solo record with covers by Stevie Wonder, Nick Cave and Garrett Mimms is a true tribute to his origins and the artists who inspired him most during his career. Better late than never, but attentiveness Pay close attention to the patience of all those who misunderstood the "pop" turn of the last period, which gave us a coherent record in all its facets that moved with ease from hard rock to ball.
Mixed melodic/atmospheric prog-metal di sexllo. The fourth record of the British band is the perfect compendium of Tesseract's discography. But Erase Me also marks a turning point towards alternative/electronic rock sounds that are almost entirely new to a line-up that was successful behind the mask of the Emocore.