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One of the most amazing new bands out there has to be Greta Van Fleet. Like a blast from the past with a modern twist, they are simply exploding onto the forefront of the rock n’ roll scene.
I’ll admit it’s hard to listen to Greta Van Fleet and not hear the heavy Led Zeppelin influence, but damn it all, it’s some of the best rock tunes you’re likely to hear. I know a lot of people will try to peg these young guys and just Zeppelin rip-offs, but I think that’s a serious mistake. First off, let’s talk about Led Zeppelin for a minute. Led Zeppelin as we all know it is finished. Put a pin in it. It’s done. They were one of the world’s most captivating hard rock bands and placed their legacy and stamp on rock music forever. But, the fact is they are no more. The chances of there ever being new material from the original members of Led Zeppelin being recorded is about 100 million to one.
Now, along comes this band who admittedly, bears a strong resemblance to the classic Zeppelin sound. Should we not give them a chance, simply because they sound so much like this iconic band of yesterday? I say all of this because there is probably no way in hell that you can hear them for the first time and not think you’re hearing long lost material from Led Zeppelin. But, I was simply blown away by the energy and ability of this band. There is a real freshness about these songs regardless of the classic throwback sound. The music is rooted in the same classic blues-rock style that Robert Plant and Jimmy Page were influenced by and Greta Van Fleet do it well.
If you’re looking for a new band to check out, look no further, Greta Van Fleet is it!
Firing twin barrels of arena-rock muscle and moving melodies, Greta Van Fleet is a modern rock & roll band rooted in the genre’s strongest traditions: super-sized hooks, raw riffage and the sweeping vocals of a front man who was born to wail.
The four-piece formed in Frakenmuth, Michigan, just outside of Detroit, where 20 year-old twin brothers Josh and Jake Kiszka began playing shows with their 17 year-old younger brother, Sam, and 17 year-old family friend Danny Wagner. Holding their practices in the Kiszka family garage and road-testing their songs onstage throughout Michigan, the four became a band of brothers whose songs mix classic chops with the thrill of teenage angst.
From sing-along choruses to fiery guitar solos, Greta Van Fleet rounds up a highlight reel of rock & roll heroics. These guys aren’t revivalists; they’re looking ahead, breathing new life into a sound that’s blasted out of car dashboards and living room stereos for decades.
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