1. The Protomen

The Protomen would not sound out of place filling the largest stadiums across the globe, and because of that it’s hard to argue against them taking our top spot. They’d probably still be occupying this position based purely on the fact that they boast some intensely thrilling rock anthems. What really sets them apart however is the fact that each of their Mega Man-inspired albums are full-on rock operas with flowing narratives. Moreover when performing live The Protomen seem absolutely in their element, displaying all of the energy and passion that their oeuvre would require while keeping in character with the Mega Man universe. Incidentally, can there be anything in this world more unreservedly awesome than seeing someone scream ”You’ll see what vengeance means!” while wearing Mega Man’s iconic helmet? The answer is always no.

~ Connor O’Malley

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