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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
Hate Eternal Leng Tch'e
The Haunted Grave
Anthrax Deranged
Twisted Tower Dire Machine Head
Skullview Gun Barrel
Queensryche Valley's Eve
Byfist Supervillain
Paragon Godiva
Nordheim Beautiful Creatures
Duke Drillpoint
Attacker Probot
Soil Graveland
David Shankle Group Donnerkopf
Black Zodiac Spiral Madness
Dimmu Borgir Juggernott
Acrid Bonfire
Skeletonwitch Lilitu
Potential Threat SF Division
Jungle Rot Negative Creeps
Karmakanic Angra
Dark Tranquillity Of Infinity
Motley Crue Emerald Sun
Entombed Shatterpoint
Carbomb Nevermore
Marduk Kryoburn
Grand Magus Green Carnation
Blind Stare Agents Of Man
Python Maximum Overdrive
Slough Feg Unchained
Evemaster Horna
Ritual Killer Nightvision
Widow Love Forsaken
Holy Blood Scar Symmetry
Monster Magnet Overloaded
Algol3 Crystal Ball
Avulsed Asrai
Celebratum Zero Down
God Forbid Vader
Sepultura Across Tundras
Naked Beggars Tris Katone
Warrant (Amer) 8th Sin
Hate Profile Theater of Tragedy
Before Silence Cult of Luna
Suzukiton Destruction
Fleshgore Woodtemple
Abominant The Abominable Iron Sloth
Enochian Crescent Myon
Eyes of Ligeia Twinball
Sathanas Steve Cone
Gaza Blood Tsunami
Warbringer The Chronicles of Israfel
Passion Five Finger Death Punch
Divine Empire Manes
Tears Echoes of Eternity
Heresi Night Ranger
Alkemyst Virgin Black
Celestia Medieval Steel
Uriah Heep Son of Eric
Luna Mortis Ihsahn
Sotajumala Suffocation