What’s in store for metal in 2017? Not much has been announced yet, but we do know some serious heat is coming out. We’ve got a mix of critically acclaimed bands coming back for victory laps, old-schoolers who still punish their students, new voices from the fringes of the genre, and folks who just don’t know how to stay off the road. Thrash and doom are looking to have good years, though there’s some promising death and black metal to look forward to as well. With this mix, metal’s renaissance isn’t stopping anytime soon.
Click ahead to see the 10 metal albums we’re anticipating most in the year to come.