So here we are, on the last stretch of 2012. We're not quite over and as far as new music goes, we all know that things can change in the blink of an eye. There have already been a few memorable hard rock tracks however, that have taken this year by storm. Some of the bands that have served up their audible wares, are veterans to the rock arena. Others are new kids on the block with a lot to prove, and the means to do it. Over the years, rock has evolved and morphed. For a while in the early 00's, it did seem as if it lost its way. Luckily, the genre is very resilient. Back on track and ready to attack, rock singers, writers and producers are distilling the best of the past, and fusing it with the sounds of the future. What makes a good rock track? Is it anger? Is it pain? Is it suffering, love and rebellion? Maybe it’s a bit of all these things and more.
Rock today speaks to a generation that is highly intelligent, demanding, musically and sophisticated, and who will not be condescended to. The hard rock audience is still full of passion and high energy, but they want their rock to make sense. They need it to speak about the feeling, emotions and experiences that make up a part of their lives. With this short list, you will see offerings from bands and singers who have made visceral connections with their audiences, and with the essence of the genre itself. We hope you will take a couple of these titles with you, and source some music downloads. Nothing excites us more than the prospect of you rocking out, with the best that 2012 has had to offer.