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Best Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Albums of 2017 Myglobalmind Staff Picks

 

Another hard rocking year has come to pass and that means more great music has come and gone in 2017. The best part for us writers who get the privilege to listen to a boatload of great music every year, is introducing you to our favorite albums throughout this journey. This year as it has become our tradition, our staff of global writers is sharing their top 5 favorite albums from 2017 once again. We know everybody’s tastes are different, but I think we’ve compiled a great list of musical offerings from a broad spectrum of sub-genres. Hope you enjoy our list and here’s a toast to more killer records in 2018!!!

 

Denys Top List

1. Mastodon – Emperor of Sand
2. Pain of Salvation – In The Passing Light of Day
3. Art Nation – Liberation
4. Bloodbound – War of Dragons
5. The Night Flight Orchestra – Amber Galactic

 

Adrian Top List

1. Beast in Black – Berserker
2. Battle Beast – Bringer of Pain
3. Orden Ogan – Gunmen
4. Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown – S/T
5. Serious Black – Magic

 

Chris Top List

1. Harem Scaren – United
2. MindMaze – Resolve
3. Romeo Riot – Sing It Loud
4. Jeff Scott Soto – Retribution
5. Daydream XI – The Circus of the Tattered and Torn

 

Travis Top List

1. Ayreon – The Source
2. Serenity – Lionheart
3. Ensiferum – Two Paths
4. Lovebites – Awakening from Abyss
5. Xandria – Theater of Dimensions

 

Zenae Top List

1. Kreator – Gods of Violence
2. Decapitated – Anticult
3. Ayreon – The Source
4. Ne Obliviscaris – Urn
5. Mastodon – Emperor of Sand

 

Robert Cavuoto Top List

1.  LA Guns – Missing Peace
2.  Inglorious –  II
3.  Stephen Pearcy  – Smash
4.  Black Star Riders – Heavy Fire
5.  Jack Russell’s Great White  – He Saw it Comin

 

Thomas Top List

1. Harem Scarem – United
2. Raintimes – Raintimes
3. Tokio Motor Fist – Tokio Motor Fist
4. Aldaria – Land Of Light
5. One Desire – One Desire

 

Markus Top List

1. Sorcerer – The Crowning of the Fire King
2. Sons Of Apollo – Psychotic Symphony
3. Body Count – Bloodlust
4. Infernäl Mäjesty – No God
5. End Of Green – Void Estate

 

Simon Top List

1. Foo Fighters – Concrete & Gold
2. In This Moment – Ritual
3. Roger Waters – Is This The Life We Really Want?
4. Anathema – The Optimist
5. Steven Wilson – To The Bone

 

Valeria Top List

1. Alice Cooper – Paranormal
2. Revolution Saints – Light In The Dark
3. L.A. GUNS – The Missing Peace
4. Mark Slaughter – Halfway There
5. Derek Davis – Revolutionary Road

 

Mark Top List

1. The Obsessed – Sacred
2. MotherShip – High Strangeness
3. Kadavar – Rough Time
4. Duel – Witchbanger
5. Attalla – Glacial Rule

 

Pam Top List

1. The Obsessed – Sacred
2. All Them Witches – Sleeping Through The War
3. Ruby The Hatchet – Planetary Space Child
4. Monolord – Rust
5. The Devil And The Almighty Blues – ll

 

Marianne Top List

1. Philip H. Anselmo and the Illegals – Choosing Mental Illness as a Virtue
2. Mastodon – Emperor of Sand
3. Rex Brown – Smoke on This
4. Nickelback – Feed The Machine
5. Decapitated – Anticult

 

David Locklear Top List

1. Bell Witch – Mirror Reaper
2. GWAR – The Blood of the Gods
3. Monolord – Rust
4. Khost – Governance
5. Horseneck – Heavy Trip

 

Karen Top List

1. Daxx and Roxane – Ticket to Rock
2. Inglorious II
3. Kepler Ten – Delta V
4. The Quill – Born from Fire
5. Greta Van Fleet – From the Fires (EP)

 

Francjin Top List

1. Cadillac Three – Legacy
2. Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown – Self Title
3. Pink Cream 69 – Headstrong
4. Lynch Mob – Brotherhood
5. The Wild – Wild At Heart

 

Gabor Top List

1. Pinnacle Point – Winds of Change
2. Scherer Batten – (Cuts deep, The harder I try and Space and time)
3. Threshold – (Small dark lines)
4. Barry Goudreau’s – Engine Room (Reason to rhyme)
5. Cats In Space – Scarecrow

 

Dave Burke Top List

1. Nikki Lane – Highway Queen
2. CJ Ramone – American Beauty
3. Steel Panther – LowerThe Bar
4. The Darkness – Pinewood Smile
5. Alice Cooper- Paranormal

 

David Bell Top List

1. Belphegor – Totenritual
2. Archgoat – Eternal Damnation of Christ
3. Sinmara – Within the Weaves of Infinity
4. Svartidauði – Untitled
5. Cult of Fire – Untitled

 

Reg Top List

1. Thunder – Rip it Up
2. Robin Trower – Time & Emotion
3. Marillion – FEAR
4. Lifesigns – Cardington
5. Burnt Out Wreck – Swallow

 

Another varied list from all parts of the world and tastes, this is why we do enjoy covering Rock and Metal ever year, so much great music and tons more that unfortunately did not make the cut. We encourage all readers to leave their commends below and submit their own top 5 list, who knows we may add it to our list.

Cheers and Merry Christmas and a very Happy Hard Rocking and Metal New Years!!! To 2018 we march!!! 

 

 

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