The Music God’s Best of 2016 Hard Rock Top 30

So, here it is, the FINAL LIST! It’s the granddaddy of them all, The Hard Rock Top 30. I started doing this list almost 7 years ago with a Top 10 and now here we are having expanded!

This list flip flopped a bunch the last week or so, with some late editions coming in that knocked a couple of others off the list. Overall, it was an amazing year for Hard rock and it was extremely hard to choose the final list. There’s still a bunch of other artists that could have easily been here given it being just a bit weaker of a year. I almost could of easily done a Top 50 without much thought.

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The Music God’s Best of 2015: Hard Rock Top 20

So, we’ve counted them all down san this one, the Grand Daddy of them all! Five years ago, I started these lists with ONE list, a top 10 list that combined both the Hard Rock and Metal stuff. It was a debacle to say the least. I’ve streamlined the process since then and expanded it to include more lists as to give some breathing room.

At the end of the day though, this is the one that started them all. This has been a VERY busy year in the hard rock world and it took me a good week or more to put the initial list of “potentials” together. That list started with 40 or so names. I then parred that down to 20 names and 5 honorable mentions.

Let’s start with the Honorable Mentions: