Like every year, we have been inundated with tons of killer, new Metal in 2017. Thankfully, we here at MetalNexus have the freedom to share what we personally liked over the course of the year. No sales numbers. No record label affiliation or pressure. No sub-genre infighting. No BS. Just an honest list of what struck us individually. Like past years, my list is as broad as my musical tastes and covers everything from instrumentals, to TechDeath, to PowerMetal, to Thrash and even a top-notch ProgressiveRock band. Hopefully, some of my favorites will become yours and will propagate the audience for each and every band listed below. I sincerely hope that 2018 brings bands and albums this good. Enjoy and continue expanding our Metal family!
*This is part of our State Of The Art series, showcasing bands every Monday from the featured State*
This month’s State is Oregon!
Like shooting fish in a barrel for this month’s StateoftheArt: Oregon series. No matter how extreme your Metal tastes, Oregon has something for you. Digging 80’s PopMetal? Gotcha covered. More into old school Thrash and PowerMetal? You got it. Think these are for wusses and desire to hit the extremes? There are more good Death and BlackMetal bands in Oregon than you can shake a stick at. If there is one niche that stands out in the upper, West Coast, however, it is going to be ProgressiveMetal. Incidentally, this stands among my favorites, so this week let me introduce you to Increate.