On the Horizon: 5 Bands to Watch in 2017!
2/24/2017 7:18:02 PM by Frank Hill

Heavy metal and hard rock isn't an unexplored phenomenon. Its musical landscape is in its fifth decade, leading many to wonder just how many stones are truly left unturned. The two genres have been expanded into countless hybrids, offshoots and sub-genres that leave even experienced fans like myself a bit overwhelmed. Now, with so many streaming avenues it's hard to even find a playlist or album to turn on without going down the rabbit hole of endless visuals and recommendations. I've narrowed down five bands to watch. The criteria? They have to be new bands with no more than two official full-length album releases. I am straying from extreme music because its future doesn't excite me that much. This list features youthful, energetic bands that play a form of hard music that's electrifying and speaks to me in some way.

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Demons and Wizards HammerFall
Twilight Odyssey Big Dumb Face
Exmortem Rebellion
Deceased Impellitteri
Stratovarius Commit Suicide
Circle II Circle Mortician
Ravage Powergod
Late Nite Romeo Vyndykator
Exawatt Agony Divine
Nicta Supervillain
Biomechanical Thunderbolt
Artension Kilfast
Beautiful Creatures Guardians Of Time
Krisiun Defiled
Brides of Destruction Tesla
Silver Mountain Drowning Pool
Killik Jaw
Bang The Union Edge Of Forever
Velvet Revolver Jorn
Hatework Therion
Ungodly Unleashed
Lilitu Saxon
Potential Threat SF Jamie. St. James
Overlorde Anger
Triumph Legion
Helgrind Blood Red Throne
Lost Soul Sabaton
Carbomb Bruce Dickinson
Axel Rudi Pell Operatika
Ignitor Gizmachi
Fastkill Burden Of Grief
Throes of Dawn Nightrage
Groundcrew Rudra
Agents Of Man Graveworm
Sentenced Voyager
Evemaster Widow
Love Forsaken Iron Maidens
Painmuseum Future is Tomorrow
Eternal Reign Dragonia
Dirty Americans Bolt Thrower
1349 Mabon
Shattersphere Avenged Sevenfold
Crystal Ball Chain Collector
Skullshifter Motorhead
Vanquished Dismember
Absolution Enforsaken
End My Sorrow Across Tundras
Katatonia Codeon
Moonspell The Ocean
Silver Dirt Pyramaze
Bludgeon Upon Infliction
Cult of Luna Paul Bonrud
I Anata
Myon Wastefall
Semargl Necrophobic
Merciless Death Nominon
Transmission 0 Retrospective
Keep of Kalessin Keldian
Frosthardr Dantesco
40 Below Summer Mortiis
Last Stone Cast Godhead
Virgin Black Mar De Grises