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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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RANDOM ACTS OF METAL
Demons and Wizards Leng Tch'e
Poisonblack Commit Suicide
Gun Barrel Overkill
Nazareth Godflesh
Ravage God Dethroned
Power of Omens Alchemy X
Nicta SelfInflicted
Bloodbath Chainsnap
Rage Rob Rock
Guardians Of Time Tad Morose
Stalker Krisiun
Wicked Sensation Out of the Lair
Dreamaker Funerus
Evanescence Velvet Revolver
Jorn Lonewolf
Ministry Dragonspoon
Dimmu Borgir De Lirium's Order
Fireaxe Joey Belladonna
Dark Age Tearabyte
Megadeth Age Of Silence
Necrodemon Slowlife
House of Shakira Conquestador
Within Temptation Mercenary
Fifth Cross Scenteria
Cradle To Grave Corrosion Of Conformity
Crionics Impaled
Korpiklaani Icarus Witch
Angtoria Nevermore
Meshuggah Fire Alley
Green Carnation Embraze
Ritual Killer The Father Panic Riot Orchestra
Alice Cooper Flotsam & Jetsam
Loits The Atomic Bitchwax
ASG Bolt Thrower
Casus Belli Twilight
Algol3 Running Wild
Ewigkeit Arthemis
Crystal Ball Doomfoxx
Infliction Dragonlord
Vanquished Dismember
Insense Grimfist
Craft Firehouse
Ampast Stormcrow
Vengeance Swashbuckle
Nachtmystium Psycroptic
Jeff Walker und Die Fluffers Semargl
Teeth of the Hydra Biolich
Cheva Extium
Lecherous Nocturne Steve Cone
Handful of Hate Warmachine
In This Moment Mendeed
Satariel Katrina Johansson
Rob Zombie Ulcerate
Randy Ellefson Glenn Hughes
Rosetta Deceiver
Trivium Pop Evil
Witchfinder General The Lamp of Thoth
Intolerant End of Man
Winterfylleth Nasty Idols
Crown The Lost