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I have really enjoyed writing this blog and I’m glad that I finally decided to write about something that I’m truly passionate about. I have compiled some of my favourite rock songs of the past year. Thank you for all the support that I have received from readers and visitors alike, I will continue in my quest to supply rock fans with valuable and relevant information in the new year.
Thanks once again, enjoy!
Three Days Grace – Chalk Outline
A jarring intro to a hard-hitting and chilling song about a man who was cursed by a lost love and the pain he experienced when that person left him behind just like a chalk outline on the sidewalk.
Linkin Park – Lies Greed Misery
I love the fast-paced, in your face lyrics and raw energy of this song, Linkin Park always offer a great combination of different music genres.
Mark Tremonti – You Waste Your Time
Mark Tremonti from Creed and Alter Bridge decided to venture out on his own this year with his first solo album All I Was. This song is a great demonstration of Mark’s talent, the song contains great vocals and guitar segments .
Lacuna Coil – End of Time
An interesting blend of amazing male and female vocals combined with emotional lyrics.
Papa Roach – Still Swingin’
A stylish, uplifting rock song, with an awesome, but creepy music video.
Green Day – Oh Love
Green Day has had a difficult year with all the controversy surrounding frontman Billy Armstrong‘s addiction and rehabilitation, but it doesn’t show with this track. Its an enjoyable old-school”esque” rock track that anyone can enjoy and it has a memorable chorus.
Dead Sara – Weatherman
This song has been featured on more best rock songs of 2012 lists than I can count, so I just had to add it to mine. Its always interesting to me when a band has a powerful female lead singer that can compete with the best rock male vocalists.
Adelitas Way – Criticize
There is nothing I like more than an aggressive, angst-driven rock song with ferocious and intense vocals. This song contains all those elements in bucket loads.
Slash ft Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators – You’re A Lie
I have fallen in love with this band and all of its characters this year and I have enjoyed every second of Apocalyptic Love. Another stand-out from the album for me was Bad Rain, but I fell in love with You’re A Lie the first time I listened to it, which rarely happens. This song is edgy and mesmerizing with Myles on the vocals and Slash on the guitar its hard not to like it. What really stands out to me with this song is the tempo and the rhythm, it allows you to blow off some steam and leads you to ponder about all the liars you have dealt with in your life. 😉
Halestorm – Love Bites (So Do I)
I love a strong female that isn’t afraid of stereotypes and Lzzy Hale is definitely one of those females. This song is refreshing, especially in the rock music genre. Arejay Hale’s drumming skills is perfectly demonstrated with this song. I love everything about this song, it is a perfect rock song and I hope Halestorm delivers more kick-ass songs like this one in the years to come.
In This Moment – Blood
Not my usual cup of tea, but I listened to this song so many times I have lost count. Its powerful, weird, creepy supported by amazing musicality. It has a strong chorus and makes you want to strike the air with your fist, have a listen you won’t regret it.
Shinedown – I’ll Follow You
Easily one of the best songs I’ve ever heard, Brent Smith’s vocals on this track is astounding. The build-up to the chorus has you holding your breath and the emotions of the song reach out to touch your soul. Shinedown has had an amazing year and most of the best rock songs of 2012 lists has a song of theirs on there. The music video for this song will soon be released, so keep your eyes peeled!!