Recommend me some bands from this millennium

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by flameiguana, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. flameiguana

    flameiguana that's not me

    Jul 12, 2008
    United States
    I'm having trouble talking with my friends about music because I listen to older bands that they've never heard of. (I'm 16)
    I need some people to recommend bands that you think I'll like

    Here are my tastes:
    Genres: Hard rock, rock, electric blues, heavy metal (up to thrash degree of intensity), old school rap, jazz fusion (a little), punk rock
    Favorite bands: Jimi Hendrix Experience, Santana, Black Sabbath, Megadeth, Living Colour, John Lee Hooker, Dead Kennedys

    What I hate:
    Linkin Park, Green Day,Blink 182 (br00tal pop infused stuff) Nickelback, U2 (stupid singers), nu metal
    death metal is a bunch of noise, rap songs have too much to do with semen and cars

    I tried Wolfmother but their songs get boring after several listens. An Endless Sporadic is good

    Sorry if I offended anyone [​IMG]
  2. phantomatt

    phantomatt Member

    Aug 25, 2007
    British Columbia
    i dunno. do they fit the bill? shinedown (cept for their 'second chance' single. ew...but try out the song 'devour' ) and story of the year (new cd is pretty good, the black swan is what it's called. and their old stuff's pretty tight too) are good as well

    a lil maximum the hormone never hurt either (aha j-metal or whatever it is makes me smile sometimes)
  3. Agjsdfd

    Agjsdfd My title

    Apr 18, 2007
    Well you hate few popular ones, lol. I personally dont listen to every song from every album. I only listen to few seletected ones, so in my case few deathmetal and so on arent so bad.

    Anyways give em a try:
    Breaking Benjamin,
    Bullets for my Valantine,
    Sum 41,
    Finger Eleven,

    Personally my fav albums are from Breaking Benjamin("Phobia") and from Anberlin("Cities")

    Most of the listed above fall into alternative/alternative rock.

    edit: updated the list [​IMG]
  4. flameiguana

    flameiguana that's not me

    Jul 12, 2008
    United States
    Forgot to add nu metal as something I don't like. I'll try Bullet for my Valentine
    As for Maximum the Hormone, I really liked that Zetsoubo Billy song, but I don't see myself getting any more of their songs cause I wont understand the lyrics (any good instrumental suff?)
  5. Blue Zoidberg

    Blue Zoidberg GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 22, 2008
    United States
    USA, that big island near Cuba
    Lets see here...

    Modern Rock: The Gaslight Anthem (fusion of post-punk and jersey rock), Hot Water Music (rock ranging from bluesy to indie)
    Indie Rock: The Cab (Las Vegas boys with a crooner lead), Vampire Weekend (all around classy sound with afro-inspired drums)
    Hard Rock/Metal: Trivium (modern metal with old metal roots), Wednesday 13 (think Alice Cooper meets Rev Horton Heat)
    Rap/R&B/Etc: Atmosphere (smooth jazz inspired rap beat with clean, meaningful lyrics), Flobots (denver group, alternative hip-hop with social conscious lyrics)
    Electric Beat: MGMT (british lads who know their way around a mic and synth), Does It Offend You Yeah? (more british lads, but with more upbeat, funny songs)
    Folk Inspired: Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band (3 piece group with wonderful folk guitar work), Raconteurs (Jack White [white stripes] meets the Greenhorns)

    With what you've listed, I'd also suggest looking into Rockabilly (mix of classic rock and punk) and Psychobilly (rockabilly with a horror/sci-fi twist):
    Reverend Horton Heat (Texas rockabilly at its finest)
    Mad Sin (one of the longest, and well respected, psychobilly groups)

    And, though not new, here's some groups 'up your alley' to try: Faith No More, Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Social Distortion, The Clash, and Mr. Muddy Waters.

    I don't personally condone or approve of any of these groups, I simply work in a music orientated store and have to know something about music

  6. Rebound

    Rebound GBAtemp Fan

    Jan 31, 2008
    Avenged Sevenfold
    Disturbed, some people say they're Nu Metal but they reall aren't
    Rise Against
    All That Remains
    Breaking Benjamin
  7. Maktub

    Maktub GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 4, 2006
    Try "Re-Shin-Struction" (an album). It's new-ish, but you'll like it.

    Catpeople, Kashmir, Maxïmo Park, Marlango (jazz-ish, you might like it), Metric, The Raconteurs, The Kills, The Vines, We're Scientists.

    That is, an approach to the kind of music you like as it has diverged in the last years (not trying to stuff you up with the kind of music you don't like trying to hit the key on making you admit you like this or that nu-metal song as others seem to be trying).

  8. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    I know I do this every time a similar thread comes up but folk metal. It is DVD time so I can not be bothered to rattle off a list but a simple video search should net you some of the best.

    You favourite bands list is fairly similar to mine.
  9. Digeman

    Digeman GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Dec 5, 2005
    I haven't really gotten the whole labling all different types of sub-genres etc.etc (mostly cus i haven't given a rats ass). But the band i think has put up lots of good music is System of a down. It kinda takes a little time to get used to their style but ya gotta let it digest ;P I can't really figure out other recent bands that's released lots and lots of awesome music, only some songs here and there. If you want some suggestions pm me =P
  10. NeSchn

    NeSchn GBAPimpdaddy.

    Oct 4, 2007
    United States
    Troy,New York PimpStatus: King
    You may like Alcest, or Andrew Wk.