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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Cave In Demons and Wizards
Into Eternity Vehemence
Tiamat Grave Digger
Anthrax Circle II Circle
Vaginal Carnage Widowmaker
Crematorium God Dethroned
Vyndykator Led Zeppelin
Brainstorm Runemagick
Rage Evanesce
Malstrom Savatage
Probot Iron Savior
Royal Anguish Tesla
F5 Volbeat
TNA Exodus
Velvet Revolver Lonewolf
Black Zodiac House of Lords
Goatsnake Skeletonwitch
Images of Eden Jungle Rot
Jamie. St. James Blind Guardian
Motley Crue Gods Of Fire
The New Breed Loudblast
Necrophagia John Sykes
Frantic Bleep Ramesses
Callenish Circle Burden Of Grief
Pro-Pain Nightrage
Agents Of Man Ektomorf
Sentenced Prowler Inc.
Love Forsaken Clutch
Warchild To The Bone
Lake Of Tears Monster Magnet
Ignarus Barcode
Thrones Dechrist
Akercocke Chain Collector
The Tenth Circle Nocturnal Rites
Fallen Wisdom Poison
Ephel Duath Lair Of The Minotaur
Upwards of Endtime Daylight Dies
Leviathan/Sapthuran Pyramaze
Ampast Vreid
Athanator Speed/Kill/Hate
Dreams of Damnation Cult of Luna
Fragments of Unbecoming Jotunspor
She Said Destroy Sahg
The Ruins of Beverast Abominant
Setherial Battle Bratt
Rotting Christ Panzerchrist
Winger Darkness Eternal
Celtic Frost Twisted Into Form
Stonegard Lost Eden
Southern Gentleman In This Moment
Static-X Nagelfar
Gotthard Hacride
Antigama David Galas
Throneum I Shalt Become
Demonic Symphony Jesus Martyr
Trivium Witchfinder General
To-Mera Puscifer
Armory End of Man
Crown The Lost Caliban