Where is punk rock headed in 2017? The truth is you never know, look at it this way. To answer that question you must first answer the question, what makes great punk rock? The problem is nobody knows that; for instance, in my opinion, the best punk rock video of 2016 was Bring me the horizons follow you, why? Because it had zombies a mailman and a zombie girlfriend, check it out.
To critics and some other people, it was considered metal, think you know better? Start by defining punk rock and you will get the point I’m trying to put across. There are bands out there that have defined and continue to redefine the punk rock genre, we can talk about the Ramones, the sex pistols etc but I prefer to keep it in the 2010s.
Falling in Reverse
When it comes to the Emo punk rock of the 2010s, two bands come to mind. Black veil Brides and Falling in Reverse, Black Veil Brides keep punk dark and creepy and Falling In Reverse Make it fun (Most of their videos border on comedy), Falling in Reverse is a band that was formed back in 2008 after an incident at a casino that got someone arrested, and as they say the rest is history.
One of their best songs: The Drug in Me is You
Jimmy Eat World
These guys have been around in the punk rock scene since 1993, in my opinion, your punk rock collection is never complete without jimmy eat the world, why? They are awesome their lyrics are way above average and their videos mwah. The band is made up of six members namely Jim Adkins, Tom Linton, Zack Lind, Rick Bach, and last but not least Mitch porter. One of their best works: The Middle.
Bored to death, no you won’t be if you listen to blink 182. This is one of the bands that made Punk rock what it is today. The band was formed back in 1992 and has five members namely Travis barker, mark Hoppus, Matt Skiba, Tom Delonge, and Scott Raynor.
Check out this boy band parody, if it doesn’t make your day I don’t know what will: all the small things
The following are bands that you must listen to before the end of this year, trust me they are awesome.
- All Time Low
- New Found Glory
- Good Charlotte
- My chemical romance
- Foo fighters
The top spot
The top spot is reserved for two bands simply because I couldn’t decide which one is the best, on one hand, you have Green Day aka the fathers of punk rock and on the other, you have the guys who brought us ‘sugar we are going down’ aka Fall Out Boy.
The Fall Out Boy was formed in 2000, Green Day, on the other hand, have been making moms say “Can You Turn Down” since 1986. If this is your introduction into the world of punk rock these two bands are the best place to begin.