HRC's Top 10 Bands to Watch in 2010

These were the openers. The ones who I went to the show not knowing well, and left loving. The ones that had short little sets that made big impressions. These are the 10 bands to go see in 2010.

Click on the band’s name for my review of their show

10. Nihilist

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Part of the neo-thrash movement, I was particularly fond of the guitarist and drummer for this band.

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9. Ufomammut

ufomammut

Italian psychedelic metal….amazing musicians and also great poster artists.

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8. Chthonic

chthonic

Taiwanese black metal with a super hot bassist and a fantastic aesthetic.

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7. Toxic Holocaust

toxicholocaust

Neo-thrash meets black metal, this band already has a strong cult following but I expect they’ll get bigger next year.

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6. The Amenta

amenta

Australian black metal with a very wicked frontman…..this was one of the best surprise sets of the year for me.

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5. Iron Age

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Also part of the neo-thrash movement, but with a southern spin as they are from Austin.

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4. Warbringer

warbringer

Excellent neo-thrash band with great live energy that have been on tour non stop.

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3. Secrets of the Moon

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German black metal band that put on a graceful performance and have great songs.

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2. Skeletonwitch

skeletonwitch

Amazing live band who, like Toxic Holocaust, skirt both thrash and black metal.

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1. Landmine Marathon

landmine marathon

Also a thrash/death metal band…their performance will blow your mind and they are FEMALE FRONTED!

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