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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HammerFall In Flames
Opeth Sinner
The Great Deceiver Twilight Odyssey
Immolation Poisonblack
Grave Digger Cradle of Filth
Dirty Power Rawhead Rexx
Agoraphobic Nosebleed Conquest
Johnny Lokke H.I.M.
The Chainsaw Inner Rage of Emotion
Kilfast Malstrom
Axenstar Silent Scythe
Halloween Attacker
Murdercycle Whitesnake
Edguy Defiled
Doro Fairyland
Neverland Three Inches of Blood
I Hate Sally Devil To Pay
Babylon Mystery Orchestra Leash Law
Icon And The Black Roses Disarmonia Mundi
Donnerkopf Nova Lex
Velvet Revolver Gary Moore
Judas Priest Fabrizio Bonanno
Therion Mob Rules
Scorpions Imp
Lullacry Chris Caffery
Marshall Law Necrodemon
Arch Enemy Incantation
Haunted By Angels The Last Act
Ironhorse Overlorde
Tsjuder Karmakanic
Dark Tranquillity Of Infinity
Milkweed Crowbar
Bloody Sign Ligeia
Veni Domine Soilwork
Shatterpoint Strikelight
Nevermore Samael
Diecast Antares
Freedom Call Axis Of Perdition
Kryoburn System Of A Down
Gizmachi Raintime
Fastkill Ivory Knight
Raging Speedhorn Vicious Art
Dynamic Lights Voyager
Killing Spree Power Quest
Fates Warning Impaled Nazarene
Sheavy Agents Of The Sun
V:28 Illuminatus
Orphaned Land Dirty Americans
Sun O))) Ignarus
Casus Belli The Firstborn
Third Degree Mabon
Shattersphere Running Wild
Avenged Sevenfold Vinterriket
Paths Of Possession Phantom X
Akercocke Crystal Ball
Asrai Dragonlord
Khold Detonation
Decapitated Machina
Thryfing Totalisti
Sepultura Katatonia
Intronaut Codeon
Beyond Fear Thyrane
Hell-Born Degree Absolute
Event Horizon Vreid
Black Crucifixion Michael Orlando
Vengeance She Said Destroy
Hurt Pretty Maids
Pump Wastefall
Venom Lesbian Bed Death
Panzerchrist Middian
Steve Cone Gaza
Fu Manchu Terry Sullivan
Warbringer Mindgrinder
Old Man's Child Almah
Divine Empire Hacride
Nominon Transmission 0
Wuthering Heights Throneum
JR Ewing The Wonderfools
Hearse Architect
Himsa Keldian
Night Ranger Mass Extinction
Father Befouled Blood Haven
Cursed Papa Roach
Mustasch Raven