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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Anvil Grave
Big Dumb Face Carpathian Forest
Solemnity Stratovarius
Advent Masterplan
Powergod Pelican
Tungsten Shakra
Morbid Angel Rage
Evanesce Assrockers
Dream Weaver Crystal Eyes
Attacker Fairyland
Three Inches of Blood TNA
Death Angel Yngwie Malmsteen
Cryonic Temple Funerus
Jag Panzer Wolf
Metalium Low Earth Orbit
Gary Moore Judas Priest
Joe Stump Dimmu Borgir
Joe Lynn Turner Ungodly
Skeletonwitch Black Destiny
Imp Psychotron
Dark Age Theocracy
Division Internal Bleeding
Arch Enemy The 7 Method
Hanzel Und Gretyl Angra
Avenue F Tristania
Rottweiller Miles Beyond
Hibria Yyrkoon
Vicious Circle Wolverine
Samael Argument Soul
Lord Gore Fire Alley
Holy Moses Callenish Circle
Fastkill Slumber
Graveworm Circus Maximus
Evemaster Monolithe
Widow Resurrecturis
Impaled Nazarene Morgana Lefay
Nuclear Assault Lake Of Tears
Illuminatus Before The Dawn
Evergrey Dreamland
Midnight Idols Skullshifter
Bronx Casket Company Detonation
Absolution Absu
Sodom Mental Care Foundation
Pile of Heads Tandjent
Lair Of The Minotaur Beyond Fear
Tris Katone 8th Sin
Stormcrow Bloodbound
Destruction Swashbuckle
Ynis Vitrin The Ruins of Beverast
Death Breath E-lane
Demise Phazm
Warmachine Threat Signal
Battered Static-X
Cattle Decapitation Almah
White Wizzard Antigama
David Galas Cauldron
Keldian Destynation
Frosthardr Night Ranger
Dantesco Shining Star
Cockpit Demonic Symphony
The Obsessed Jesus Martyr
Burzum Puscifer
Embalming Theatre Virgin Black
Bullet For My Valentine Mar De Grises
Deadsea Kiuas
Ihsahn Crown The Lost