That’s Not Metal is your weekly guide to all of the comings and goings in the world of rock and metal, featuring hard-hitting opinions on this week’s news, discussion of the things that matter most to you, and reviews on this week’s biggest rock releases and gigs from the UK and the US, with hosts Hill and Beez, all powered by uDiscover Music. And this week on That’s Not Metal, it’s the Rock And Metal Albums Of 2017.
Not only do we run down our Top 20 albums of 2017, but we discuss how the year stacks up against last year (when, in January, the major releases looked barren compared to 2016); we list the albums that didn’t make it into our Top 20s – which in itself reads as a highly recommended list; and that can only mean that the last 12 months has been the year of the little bands making big noises and leaving even bigger impressions in the metal, rock, punk and hardcore (etc) scenes.
There are some surprising curveballs, some bands who didn’t fare as highly as you might expect, and some excellent albums that didn’t make the list of the top Rock And Metal Albums Of 2017, such was the depth of quality music released this year. Find out who smashes our now-only-passing interest in metalcore; who takes a novelty idea and hammers your preconceptions into oblivion; who we tag the best heavy band in Britain; and, for the first time ever, we actually agree on this year’s No.1 album of the year.
Then there’s a run-down of the Top 20 as voted by you lot, our beloved listeners. You’ve thrown up some solid shouts and one particularly surprising choice among your votes, not to mention a good few who didn’t quite make the cut in our individual Top 20s. Nonetheless, thanks to everyone who took the time and effort to vote, and for making our show your show.
All of this and much, much more in your weekly guide to everything happening in the world of rock and metal. Join us for the UK’s biggest rock and metal podcast, That’s Not Metal, powered by uDiscover Music.