Though their upcoming summer tour dates are certainly in question with the coronavirus pandemic spreading seemingly by the day, Breaking Benjamin’s recent tour with Korn was a huge success. Sporting massive crowds night in and night out, the tour was one of the biggest rock events of 2020 early on.
However, a solid lineup wasn’t the only thing that was notable about the sold-out tour. Similarly-styled Starset, who recently released their 3rd album Divisions last year to solid reviews, are based out of Columbus, Ohio – so Starset’s acclaimed vocalist Dustin Bates joined the band on stage to perform “Breath”. To nobody’s surprise, the crowd absolutely loved it, and we think you will too. Give the 2006 Phobia hit a watch below. While the band toured together previously years ago, we also think it would be a great idea if it happened again.
Acclaimed cinematic/electronic rock band Starset have built up a huge amount of hype for themselves over just two records to date, and for good reason. Their brand of electronic rock has managed to cement the band as an in-demand festival act with major crossover potential, and their 2018 signing to Fearless Records only continues to echo that notion. Cinematic in nature, the band takes influences from lots of obvious electronic and modern rock acts to create something that’s very special.
It should be no surprise that the band’s new single, “Manifest”, will likely follow in the same familiar footsteps as huge singles like “My Demons” and “Monster”. “Manifest” is the exciting first single from Starset’s upcoming 3rd record, Divisions, which is due out in September via Fearless. The new song arrives ahead of the band’s headlining tour that also starts in September – see all dates below.
On their 2 full-length albums to date, modern cinematic rock band Starset have constantly pushed the boundaries of what rock music should sound like. On 2017’s Vessels, most bands can only hope to sound as huge as Starset do here, fearlessly incorporating elements of EDM, metal, and even groove metal with more skill than most.
We’ll get straight to the point – 2017 has been another great year for music, across almost every spectrum. From rock to rap, metalcore to nu-metal revival, and some massive comebacks and reinventions – almost anyone should be able to find a few dozen albums that really pique their interest.
This also makes even choosing 100 albums that much harder. Some notable solid efforts we had to leave out included Miss May I, We Came As Romans, Creeper, and even Florida post-metal band Set and Setting, who are phenomenally talented. But I digress. Without further ado, here’s our list of the top 100 albums of 2017.