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 HammerFall
Into Eternity Leng Tch'e
Vehemence Disturbed
Neck Anthrax
Godsmack Mark Boals
Godflesh Vaginal Carnage
Steel Attack Fozzy
Legend Crematorium
Valley's Eve Cage
Pyn Siren Brainstorm
Supervillain Catch 22
Biomechanical King Diamond
Dream Weaver Crystal Eyes
Nordheim Sludge!
Mnemic Murdercycle
Edguy Fraise
Defiled Black Stone Cherry
Superchrist Outworld
Gary Moore Zaius
Judas Priest Devil In The Kitchen
Insomnium Vox Tempus
Otep Eternal Flight
Age Of Silence Jungle Rot
Internal Bleeding Within Temptation
Trans-Siberian Orchestra Tsjuder
Cryme Twisted Sister
Bloody Sign The Mighty Nimbus
Kings X Veni Domine
Seige of Hate Quiet Riot
Sabaton Yyrkoon
Vicious Circle Heartcry
Carina Alfie Backyard Babies
John Sykes Diecast
Alex Skolnick Trio Novembers Doom
Pure Inc Lord Gore
Fire Alley Sinisthra
Raintime Green Carnation
Blind Stare Graveworm
Maximum Overdrive Subterranean Masquerade
Unshine Frameless Scar
Thor A Lower Deep
To The Bone Lake Of Tears
Peccatum Dragonia
Dirty Americans Bolt Thrower
Sun O))) The Firstborn
Thrones Mistress
Akercocke Spellbound
Doomfoxx Ram-Zet
Chain Collector Celebratum
Sinocence Bronx Casket Company
The Tenth Circle Torture Killer
Decapitated Vader
Craft Second Shadow
Lair Of The Minotaur Thyrane
Daylight Dies Tris Katone
Boris Clawfinger
Moonspell The Smashup
Warrant (Amer) Athanator
Candlemass Down Factor
Stormcrow Abysmal Dawn
Sun Descends Michael Orlando
Before Silence Cult of Luna
Fragments of Unbecoming Nachtmystium
Mouth of the Architect Hurt
Enochian Crescent Myon
Audrey Horne Lecherous Nocturne
Gaza Warmachine
Blood Tsunami Melechesh
Stonegard With Passion
Lord Belial Old Man's Child
Grenouer Textures
Five Finger Death Punch Hacride
Nominon Manes
Transmission 0 Nation Beyond
Architect Temple Of Blood
Mongrel Shining Star
Gutted With Broken Glass Ost Est Ima
Aetherius Obscuritas Manilla Road
Vulture Industries Moonshine
Medieval Steel Kiuas
UFOmammut Crown The Lost