There are a lot of amazing rock and metal bands out there. And I mean lot. But there are a few more modern ones that I always go back to no matter what mood I’m in.
I tried doing a top 10, but I felt like I was leaving some important names out; so here is a list of the top 15 bands currently on my playlist right now:
I absolutely adore this band. Because of them, I was able to get into heavier music. They are so hardcore and raw that their songs just excite me. But what I like the most is that their lead singer can go from growling in rap infused metal kind of way to singing the most beautiful melody you’ve ever heard.
2. System of a Down
They’re a political metal band. Every song they have has a purpose and a meaning. Their music is entertaining and great to vibe to and they also range from incredibly fast paced songs to softer melodies.
Lyrics. They’re geniuses when it comes to lyrics. Their songs are high energy but also recount stories and describe scenarios. They have some really deep and powerful songs and honestly, I just can’t help but sing along every time.
Love, love, love this band. Their songs are more sweet and soft compared to other bands on this list, but their songs hold so much meaning behind them and are incredibly relatable. Plus, I may have a slight girl crush on their lead singer.
5. Linkin Park
Heart. Soul. Intensity. These all describe this band perfectly. Their songs are so powerful and so real. Anyone can vibe to this band.
6. Fall Out Boy
They’re one of my feel-good bands. I always get in a happier mood after listening to these guys. Their songs are fun and playful but still have an edge to them.
7. Panic! At The Disco
This is another one of my feel-good bands. Their songs are so creative and fun to listen to. Their creativity is portrayed in their videos as well. I also think it’s interesting how a lot of their songs have super long titles.
8. Bullet for my Valentine
Their guitar riffs and solos are awesome. Simply beautiful. Their songs have deep meaning as well and when you listen closely you can tell there is a story behind them as well. They’re another band that can range from growling songs to singing.
9. As I Lay Dying
Wonderful band with a message behind every song. They’re so hardcore and their guitars are just sick and their drums are so awesome. I love everything about them. Fair warning, the untrained ear won’t be able to understand anything they say. I was quite proud of myself when I learned to understand them.
10. Avenged Sevenfold
Awesome band. Awesome songs. Crazy instrumental talent. Great to headbang to. I can’t help but furiously tap my feet when I listen to them.
11. Papa Roach
Lyrical geniuses as well. So many inspirational songs talking about real life struggles. Great for either hyping yourself up or getting in a more mellow mood depending on which songs you listen to.
They’re a Christian rock band with lovely and powerful messages. Do not get thrown off by the Christian part; their songs are pretty awesome. The words are beautiful and they have some sick beats too. I don’t think I’ve ever heard the word “God” in their songs either, so if you did not know they were a Christian rock band you probably wouldn’t even figure it out; you’d just think the lyrics were sweet.
13. Green Day
Classic punk rock band. They are anti “the man” and pro love. They have some really sad songs and then some songs that just make you want ot jump up and down and smash things. Listen closely though, they have some pretty lovely lyrics.
So much talent in this band. Definitely a band that delivers messages through song. Great to do air guitar to and pretend to sing your heart out. They have incredible instrumentals too.
15. The Offspring
This is a fun band. They don’t seem to take themselves too seriously. Their songs are high energy and great to jam to.