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Greta Van Fleet: the new Led Zeppelin

Greta Van Fleet

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Heavy vocals, killer guitar riffs and psychedelic sounds. No, not Led Zeppelin! There’s a new band “rambling on;” it’s Greta Van Fleet.

Greta Van Fleet is a relatively new rock band climbing the charts of Billboard and any rock and roll lover’s playlist. Josh Kiszka, Jake Kiszka, Sam Kiszka and Danny Wagner formed the band in 2012 in Frankenmuth, Mich.

The band released their first EP on Mach 30, 2017, that included their smash hit single Highway Tune, which ended up reaching number one on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart in just 14 weeks. The band released their new EP called Black Smoke Rising on Nov. 10, 2017. They’re now touring across the globe to promote their new album.

Listening to their music one back to 1976; they have a familiar sound to the famous rock band Led Zeppelin, combined with a modern twist of classic rock.

Lead singer Josh Kiszka has strong vocals that resemble Robert Plant’s powerful voice, to lead the pack. Lead guitarist Jake Kiszka creates breathtaking guitar riffs. Sam Kiszka, keyboardist and bass player, creates a “misty mountain” vibe, like in their acoustic song Flower Power. Drummer Danny Wagner adds the classic rock and roll rhythm.

Not only do they have a rockin’ sound, but also their lyrics are thoughtful and meaningful, as heard in their song Edge of Darkness, “All my brothers we stand/ For the peace of the land/ Is there meaning/ I’ve got love in my heart/ For an army apart/ I am bleeding.”

This band is not afraid of stepping outside the box. In a world full of pop and rap, they stand out with a powerful classic rock sound and portray the same meanings behind their songs, just like classic rock did.

“People are doing it for the wrong reasons, they are not doing it to change the world. They are doing it to make money,” Sam Kiszka said in a Rolling Stones interview, discussing modern musicians.

Greta Van Fleet’s feelings of success and inspiration are strong, and a change is coming to the music culture of 2018.

 

 

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