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Cousin, this is almost impossible. Nice challenge, though. Sadly, Steelhouse Lane, Raine, Stun Leer, Marvelous 3 / Butch Walker, Vicious Mary and Teer just miss out on this because they were just before 2000 or released only one or two CD. And then there's other more recent ones like WET, Farcry, Grand Design, New Device etc. who have all also only released one CD, so it's a hard task (HEAT and Crazy Lixx make this list as I've heard enough of their 2nd CDs to know they'll kick my ass). Based on the full period from 2000 to now, this is what I came up with:



1. Wig Wam


3. Steel Panther

4. Place Vendome

5. Blanc Faces

6. Human Zoo

7. Khymera

8. Sunstorm

9. Brother Firetribe

10. Crazy Lixx


And worthy mention:

11. Crashdiet


Modern (even if they were around before 2000, NONE of them played the style of music they do now, so I consider them new bands ;) ):

1. Cauterize

2. SR-71

3. A Change of Pace

4. Disciple

5. Story of the Year

6. Hinder

7. Just Surrender

8. Faber Drive

9. Funeral for a Friend

10. Hedley


And worthy of a mention for the STUNNING 'Paper walls' CD:

11. Yellowcard

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Bearing in mind I am an old man and my memory is shite, here are a few off the top of my head. I have probably missed out loads of great ones, so go easy on me. I'll add more if I remember them, or you can remind me who I was waffling on about at the time ;)



Work Of Art




Brother Firetribe




Roadstar/Heaven's Basement


Wig Wam



The Poodles

Farcry (Would be strung up if I didn't mention)

Renegade Five

Sturm Und Drang

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I'd say BROTHER FIRETRIBE. To be brutally honest I'd probably have lost interest in new AOR had it not been for them, but their two albums renewed my interest in modern AOR completely.

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OK, keeping it to just 10 for each genre is tough but...........in no order






Crazy Lixx


Work Of Art

Brother Firetribe


Pride Of Lions

Wig Wam

Place Vendome





Story Of The Year



Monty Are I

Alter Bridge



Adelitas Way





there are a load more awesome bands both MHR and modern though that have emerged, mostly in the last 3 or 4 years.


A great time for rock in general IMO.

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A few of my favs have already been mentioned (Crashdiet, Crazy Lixx, Anberlin, HEAT, Alter Bridge, Steel Panther), but on top of those I have to add:



Bullets and Octane


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No particular order:



Crazy Lixx

The Last Vegas

The Answer

Hardcore Superstar


Tango Down

Bombay Black

Alter Bridge


Wig Wam




Burning Rain


Big Cock

Beautiful Creatures

Roadstar/Heaven's Basement/Hurricane Party


Brides of Destruction(first disc)

Sixx AM


Circle II Circle

Jon Oliva's Pain

Beyond Fear


The Poodles

Brother Firetribe

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