10 Best Hard Rock & Heavy Metal Live Bands Of 2017
10. Alter Bridge
Alter Bridge clock in low on this list because we at
WhatCulture talk about these hard-rocking mavens an awful lot. However,
simultaneously, they did play to a sold-out Royal Albert Hall with a 52-piece
orchestra, so to not include them here would be a crime.
While the motley crew of Myles Kennedy, Scott Phillips, Mark
Tremonti and Brian Marshall are undeniably an engaging arena rock outfit in
their own right (check out their hair-raising Live at Wembley (2012) DVD if you disagree), the quartet’s two
Albert Hall shows back in October really saw them hit another level.
was with teary ballads like “Watch Over You” and “Blackbird” or heavy-hitting
anthems such as “Open Your Eyes”, the Parallax Orchestra let Alter Bridge raise
their game, eliciting powerful emotions through sheer grandeur and musical
weight. Truly, it was an experience unlike any other.
Sure, bands from Metallica to Dimmu Borgir have done shows
with similar symphonics plenty of times before, but few groups that have
attempted such feats have the universal accessibility, technical chops and tonal
diversity of Alter Bridge. Truly, 2017 has seen this amazing group cement their
status as the future of crowd-popping rock n’ roll.