I am a reviewer and music blogger too, I work hard to counter the prevalent opinion that “music was so much better ____.” I totally understand that our tastes and mine might be totally different. However, I don’t think the problem is a lack of good music (or good bands), I think it is an industry that doesn’t care about bands or live performance of real music (too expensive compared to producer + algorithm + singer model).
Like I said, the albums I suggested are just from the last few weeks.
The same number of bands exist, you just have to dig harder to find them. Anyway, hope you are well!