Best Australian Hard Rock Releases 2016

THE AUSTRALIAN RELEASES THAT PROVE

THAT DOWN UNDER IS ALIVE AND KICKING!

This year we’ve seperated out all of our Australian Hard Rock and Blues releases for the year from the main lists and present you with a look at the best music of 2016 from Down Under

BEST AUSTRALIAN RELEASES OF 2016

 

1. THE DEAD DAISIES – MAKE SOME NOISE

There are few Hard Rock bands out there today making music this good and the fact that The Dead Daisies have managed to up the ante with each release is something rock fans throughout the world should really relish. 2016 might just surpass previous years and take these guys to the very top. This might be the album Aerosmith could have made instead of ‘Done With Mirrors’.

2. CLAUDE HAY – ROLLERCOASTER

Roller Coaster is an album that means something, I’ll leave you to argue whether its Claude’s best but I happen to think it’s his most beautifully constructed and well-rounded release to date. It’s the perfect show case for the guy who really does have something to say, a man who it seems is at a new creative peak and isn’t afraid to let his art have full reign over his output. There’s no safety rail here no barriers, you should jump right in and enjoy.

3. RAGDOLL – BACK TO ZERO

Ragdoll’s first album is on to grow into, more expansive and thoughtful than you might expect, a real Modern Hard Rock statement

4. AIRBOURNE – BREAKIN’ OUTTA HELL

Airbourne continue to do what they do best – straight ahead Rock N Roll from the AC/DC playbook

5. KING OF THE NORTH – GET OUT OF YOUR WORLD

Great proto “Hendrix-in-a-garage” noize

6. SILENT KNIGHT – CONQUER AND COMMAND

Power Metal that is simply world class

7. BUFFLO CROWS – BOVONIC EMPIRE

A Hard Rocking wildcard that draws influences from many sources and at its best sounds like nothing else

8. THE RADIO SUN – OUTSIDE LOOKING IN

The best Melodic Rock might just be found down under

9. DATURA 4 – HAIRY MOUNTAIN

Big, bold and hairy and steeped in the glorious sounds of underground 70’s rock

10. HAILMARY – EVOLVE DISSOLVE

11= BLOW – WHEN I’M GONE (Review to come)

11= GINN – ONE MAN ARMY (Review to come)

13. BLACK ACES – SHOT IN THE DARK

14. RAGS N RICHES – SHIPWRECEKED OUT IN THE STREET (Review to come)

15. DANGEROUS CURVES – (EP)

16. MATTY T WALL – BLUE SKIES

17. TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD – FIGHT AND FLIGHT

18. SNAKEBITE WHISKY – TWO STEPS TO OBLIVION

19. GRAHAM GREENE – THE GUITAR VINCI CODE (Review to come)

19. VOODOO IN BLUE – EP

20. HOBBSY – RISEN FROM THE DEAD

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