Best of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Music 2017

Best of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Music 2017

 

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Heavy metal (or simply metal) is a genre of rock music[1] that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom.[2] With roots in blues rock and psychedelic/acid rock,[3] the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. Heavy metal lyrics and performance styles are sometimes associated with aggression and machismo.[3]

In 1968, three of the genre's most famous acts, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple were founded. Though they came to attract wide audiences, they were often derided by critics. During the mid-1970s, Judas Priest helped spur the genre's evolution by discarding much of its blues influence;[4][5] Motörhead introduced a punk rock sensibility and an increasing emphasis on speed. Beginning in the late 1970s, bands in the new wave of British heavy metal such as Iron Maiden and Saxon followed in a similar vein. Before the end of the decade, heavy metal fans became known as "metalheads" or "headbangers".

During the 1980s, glam metal became popular with groups such as Mötley Crüe and Poison. Underground scenes produced an array of more aggressive styles: thrash metal broke into the mainstream with bands such as Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax, while other extreme subgenres of metal such as death metal and black metal remain subcultural phenomena. Since the mid-1990s popular styles have further expanded the definition of the genre. These include groove metal (with bands such as Pantera, Sepultura, and Lamb of God) and nu metal (with bands such as Korn, Slipknot, and Linkin Park), the latter of which often incorporates elements of grunge and hip hop.

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Enter Sandman
 
"Enter Sandman" is a song by American heavy metal band Metallica.
Welcome to Mayhem
Song
Welcome to Mayhem is a song by PhaseOne, released on January 1, 2016.
Evolution
 
Evolution is the second studio album by American heavy metal band Once Human.
Wrong One to Fuck With
 
Wrong One to Fuck With is the eighth studio album by American death metal band Dying Fetus, released on June 23, 2017 via Relapse Records.

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Code Orange (previously known as Code Orange Kids[fn 1]) is an American hardcore punk band that formed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania[4] in 2008. The band signed to Deathwish Inc. for their first two studio albums and have since released a third through Roadrunner Records, these being Love Is Love/Return to Dust (2012), I Am King (2014), and Forever (2017). In 2012, three of the band's members – Reba Meyers, Jami Morgan and Joe Goldman – formed the rock band Adventures.[5]

Top 10 Albums of 20179

Top 10 Songs of 201710

Albums Released This Year163

Artists With New Releases This Year148

Chart-Topping Artists43

Top Albums by Chart-Topping Artists80

Top Songs by Chart-Topping Artists70

Best Reviewed Albums20

Best Reviewed Artists18

Award Winners10

Top Albums by Award Winners10

Top Songs by Award Winners8

Up & Coming Artists3

Top Albums by Up & Coming Artists3

Artists on Tour138

Popular Festivals28

Popular Record Labels20

Videos1000

Spotify - Featured Albums & Singles321

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Featured Tracks85

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Concerts8

News Articles6

Top 15 Rock and Metal Songs of 2017
  –  December 20, 2017
With new music from a bevy of longstanding rock favorites (Foo Fighters, Stone Sour) and up-and-coming acts (Greta Van Fleet), our list encompasses a wide range of artists ... melodic 2017 hit “Song #3.” Read on for Audio Ink Radio’s Top 15 (okay ...
2017 hennemusic Rock News Awards Countdown Begins
  –  December 11, 2017
the daily rock news outlet will count down the Top 10 Rock News Artists and the Top 10 Rock News Stories of 2017 starting Tuesday, December 12. Finalists for the 8th annual hennemusic Rock News Awards are chosen by readers: winners are determined by the ...
Guns N’ Roses, Bruce Springsteen, Metallica Top 2017 Rock Earning Chart
  –  December 10, 2017
Guns N’ Roses, Bruce Springsteen and Metallica have been named the highest-earning rock artists of 2017 in the annual Forbes rich list ... Axl Rose and his colleagues fell short of top-placed Diddy, who made $130m over the same time period.
Black Artists Smash Stereotypes in the Age of Streaming
  –  December 27, 2017
Some of the most commercially potent and critically celebrated rock stars of the day include artists like Gary Clark Jr., a 33-year-old blues rocker who is arguably the top young guitar ... s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal. “As a metal writer ...
Top 15 Rock and Metal Songs of 2017
  –  December 20, 2017
As 2017 draws to a close, it’s time to once again look back at the best rock and metal songs of the year ... coming acts (Greta Van Fleet), our list encompasses a wide range of artists. We have everything from Foo Fighters’ mighty return with ...
Pittsburgh's Code Orange is red hot; and here are 10 of 2017's best albums
  –  December 10, 2017
Not that we'd expect jingle bells and joyful tidings from Pittsburgh's fiercest hardcore band, which according to two top music magazines put out the best heavy metal album of 2017. Code ... as one of indie-rock's top artists. 3. Mt.

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