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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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RANDOM ACTS OF METAL
Anvil Cathedral
Mudvayne Nightwish
Opeth Slipknot
Disturbed Majesty
Agoraphobic Nosebleed Angel Dust
Cage Conquest
Ion Vein Iced Earth
Godiva The Graveyard Boulevard
Malstrom Stryper
Eidolon Vhaldemar
Attacker Hypocrisy
Pink Cream 69 Primal Fear
Deivos Body Count
Royal Anguish Dreamaker
I Hate Sally Drowning Pool
Jaw Babylon Mystery Orchestra
Cans Amityville Whore
Edge Of Forever Black Zodiac
Meliah Rage Potential Threat SF
Occult Medusa
Valume Nob House of Shakira
Dark Tranquillity Napalm Death
Milkweed The Mighty Nimbus
Belef Crionics
Requiem Aeternam Impaled
Vicious Circle Nevermore
Chuck Schuldiner the missing:
Argument Soul Antares
Severe Torture Pure Inc
Callenish Circle Slumber
Pro-Pain Nightrage
Dark Funeral Taake
Evemaster Gemini 5
Love Forsaken Agents Of The Sun
To The Bone Loits
Lake Of Tears Illuminatus
Armored Saint Crystal Ball
Spellbound Infliction
Avulsed Chain Collector
Gorefest Machina
Early Man Thryfing
Southern Black Sand Wolves in the Throne Room
Dissection Viron
Cavalar Nicodemus
Hate Profile Stormcrow
Royal Hunt Before Silence
Space Odyssey She Said Destroy
Amon Amarth Sahg
Fleshgore From the Grave
Woodtemple Zero Hour
Pretty Maids Setherial
Kotipelto Warmachine
Blood Tsunami Onslaught
Lord Belial Crescent Shield
Merciless Death Cruachan
Grenouer Since the Day
Manes Tears
Blut Aus Nord Throneum
Sworn Enemy Keep of Kalessin
Temple Of Blood Mass Extinction
Deceiver SOS
Equilibrium Bible Of The Devil
The More I See Deadsea
Winterfylleth Sister Sin