16.) Alter Bridge- Fortress
I can't even consider this the best hard Rock album of the year, it is a damn amazing Prog Metal album, in reality. Alter Bridge have only gotten better over the years and they are indeed at the top of their game right now. The songs are ultra heavy for a Hard Rock band and progressive as hell in a lot of tracks. The radio singles don't even sound like they are meant to be radio singles. The whole album overall proves that radio Hard Rock doesn't have to suck. Although many choose to suck, Alter Bridge does not and they will be continuing to kick everyone's asses for years to come.
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