When putting together a hard rock band, you are almost predestined to play balls-to-the-wall licks for the rest of eternity. While you might have a ballad here and an experimental track there, fans normally are coming for a bunch of heavy riffs and some of the most feral screams in music this side of metal.
Any band in this genre could be called generic, but these bands have taken the hard rock tag to every corner of the spectrum. As the hard rock scene blossomed past the blues scene of the British Invasion, some acts have come together to make some of the greatest albums in the entire rock canon. It's nearly impossible to make one fantastic rock album, but to have almost every one of them be fair levels of decent speaks to quality of musicians you are working with.
Rather than come into the business for the fame, money, or adulation, these acts were always interested to see what they could do with just a few guitar chords and mountains of attitude. Some may have burnt out and some will eventually fade away, but the fact that these bands were able to keep that fire burning during their entire tenure is an absolute miracle.
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