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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Slipknot Vehemence
BloodDuster Immolation
Poisonblack Tiamat
Disturbed Perzonal War
Neck December
Twisted Tower Dire Machine Head
Helloween Nazareth
Usurper Advent
Mortician Carnal Forge
Circle of Nero Inner Rage of Emotion
Dragonforce Chainsnap
Artension Runemagick
Kilfast Victory
Lanfear Assrockers
Rob Rock Nordheim
Whitesnake DevilDriver
Fairyland Neverland
Mother Misery F5
Node Shiva
Death Angel Black Stone Cherry
Drowning Pool Riot
Leash Law Graveland
Icon And The Black Roses Gary Moore
Ministry Hatework
Fabrizio Bonanno Mob Rules
Ungodly Joey Belladonna
Vox Tempus Dream Evil
After Forever Shadows Fall
Potential Threat SF Occult
Dark Age Aina
Lullacry Nashville Pussy
Theocracy Eternal Flight
Jamie. St. James House of Shakira
Neurosis The Project Hate
Trans-Siberian Orchestra Jackyl
Hanzel Und Gretyl Rush
Dark Tranquillity Miles Beyond
Kings X Lost Soul
Hellfueled Soilwork
Desire Black John Sykes
Antares Stormwarrior
Novembers Doom Boomerang
Frantic Bleep Chastain
Kryoburn Gizmachi
Babylon Biss
Disbelief Astarte
Amorphis Slough Feg
Dark Funeral Unchained
Unshine Frameless Scar
Widow Wetwork
Morgana Lefay Peccatum
Illuminatus Black Majesty
Eternal Reign Phantom X
Virgin Steele Hate
Machina From This Day
Craft Katatonia
Tandjent Cardinale
Poison Beyond Fear
Upwards of Endtime Daylight Dies
Scum Degree Absolute
Phoenix Mourning Candlemass
The Furor TK-421
Gorgoroth Jotunspor
Bloodbound Time Requiem
Warface Ynis Vitrin
Mouth of the Architect Thy Majestie
Isis Rotting Christ
Lordi Escape The Fate
Middian Urkraft
Skullflower Melechesh
Battered Manticore
Merciless Death Zyklon
Nagelfar Cattle Decapitation
Rob Zombie Warner Drive
Glorior Belli Blut Aus Nord
Kruger Ulcerate
Depressed Mode Destynation
Spheric Universe Experience Glenn Hughes
40 Below Summer Witchfinder General
To-Mera Puscifer
Kreator Hacksaw Surgery
Celestia Alestorm
Battleroar My Dying Bride
Uli Jon Roth