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2019 TOP 10 HARD ROCK ALBUMS

Hard'N'Heavy - AOR - Glam Metal


Far too long hard rock has been eclipsed by the more extreme offerings of the metal realm. For the past 25 (or so) years, hard rock (and mainly it's direct descendant, the glam metal) continued to take the bad rap for the decline of rock and metal in the music mainstream of the early to mid 1990s, and beyond. Whether you agree or not with this theory, here are ten new albums that bring further proof that #RockAintDead!



10.

BLACKRAIN

Dying Breed


Released on September 13, 2019


6th studio effort by the French outfit, fully completing their transition into glam metal. Clear 1980s vibe, but not dated.


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9.

KXM

Circle of Dolls


Released on September 13, 2019


Bombastic third full-length album from the modern sounding hard rock power trio. Great example of the musical chemistry within this supergroup.


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8.

SHARK ISLAND

Bloodline


Released on November 11, 2019


Los Angeles glam metal scene veterans, fronted by vocalist Richard Black, return to the scene with new material, after a 13 years absence. Let nostalgia soak-in!


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7.

RESTLESS SPIRITS

Restless Spirits


Released on May 17, 2019


Spanish six-string hero Tony Hernandez's (Lords of Black) new melodic hard rock debut! Among vocalist appearing on the album: Johnny Gioeli, Deen Castronovo, Dino Jelusic & Diego Valdez!


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6.

99 CRIMES

99 Crimes


Released on April 5, 2019


Texan hard rock power trio's self-titled full-length debut. Band is fronted by Paul Lidel (vocals/guitar) of Dangerous Toys, Dirty Looks and Broken Teeth fame.


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5.

BABYLON SHAKES

Exile to the Velveteen Lounge


Released on February 1, 2019


A visceral combination of sleaze, glam and hard rock that pulls from the glory days of 1970s classic rock, and all the way to the 1980s Sunset Strip fame.


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4.

CRAZY LIXX

Forever Wild


Released on May 17, 2019


Blurring once-again the lines between 1980s arena hard rock and glam metal, find the Swedish rockers at their 6th studio album, a great follow up to their 2017 album, Ruff Justice.


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3.

RUXT

Back to the Origins


Released on January 10, 2019


Mixing influences from bands like Gotthard, Dio & Whitesnake with a deep research for a personal sound: the Italian hard rockers' 3rd studio effort.


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2.

BURNING RAIN

Face The Music


Released on March 22, 2019


Allowing Doug Aldrich's free flow of musical flamboyance, Burning Rain's 5th studio album will rock your world! Completing the supergroup's lineup: Keith St John, Brad Lang and Blas Elias!


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1.

CORELEONI

II


Released on September 27, 2019


Brain child of Gotthard's founder and guitar slinger Leo Leoni, CoreLeoni features one of the greatest vocalist of this decade, Ronnie Romero! "II" is an absolute hard rock tour de force! One of the best rock/metal records of 2019 & Hard Rock Album of the Year!


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