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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Nightwish Slipknot
Steel Prophet Grave
Immolation Tiamat
Rebellion Deceased
Goatwhore Deranged
Machine Head Kalibas
Godflesh Iron Maiden
Powergod Power of Omens
October 31 Pelican
Tungsten Byfist
Biomechanical Thunderbolt
Evanesce Malstrom
Sinergy Savatage
Stalker DevilDriver
Project: Failing Flesh Hard Echo
Mother Misery Silver Mountain
Bang The Union Amityville Whore
Donnerkopf Edge Of Forever
Highlord Nova Lex
Zaius Brutal Mastication
Spiral Madness Destructor
Final Dawn Tearabyte
Unearth Chris Caffery
Jungle Rot Silent Force
Seventh One The 7 Method
Behemoth Cryme
Legion Of Infinity
Bloody Sign The Mighty Nimbus
Miles Beyond Kings X
Soulscar Icarus Witch
Nevermore Mystic Prophecy
Cemetary Omegalord
Magica Swallow The Sun
Sinisthra Raintime
Green Carnation Naglfar
Brand New Sin Slik Helvetika
Sheavy Morgana Lefay
Painmuseum To The Bone
Illuminatus The Firstborn
Damnation Crystal Ball
Vile Dragonlord
Vader Sodom
Thryfing 286
Daylight Dies The Smashup
Warrant (Amer) Imagika
Bludgeon Sun Descends
Scary Manilow Burialmound
The Finals Myon
Semargl Rotting Christ
Satyricon Eyes of Ligeia
Twinball Cult of Daath
Biolich Panzerchrist
Centinex Handful of Hate
Merciless Death Abigail Williams
White Wizzard Chrome Division
Divine Empire Hacride
Spit Like This Katrina Johansson
Nominon Since the Day
Denial Fiend Retrospective
Wuthering Heights David Galas
Heresi Glenn Hughes
Last Stone Cast Souls Of We
Faded Hope Wolfgate
Winterfylleth Suffocation