Best CANADIAN Metal of 2017: Honourable Mentions

This has been another great year for Canadian metal, with strong releases coming out across the country. After several Hellbound contributors put our heads together, we managed to produce a list of fifteen favourites – and we’ll be announcing these soon.

As usual, we came up with too many selections for one short list; hence, the list of honourable mentions below. One or more Hellbounders ranked these albums and EPs among the best of 2017, and we wish to honour them here. Enjoy!

Great Canadian Releases of 2017: favourites that didn’t make our TOP 15

Aeternam – Ruins of Empires
(Québec)

Annihilator – For the Demented
(Ontario)
For the Demented (annihilatormetal.com)

Archspire – Relentless Mutation
(British Columbia)

A Devil’s Din – One Hallucination Under God
(Québec)

Device – Good Things Never Last
(British Columbia)

Doom Machine – Let There Be Doom / Vol 4.5
(Nova Scotia)

Droid – Terrestrial Mutations
(Ontario)

Emblem – Emblem
(Newfoundland and Labrador)

Fucked Up – Year of the Snake
(Ontario)

The Hazytones – The Hazytones
(Québec)

Infernal Majesty – No God
(Ontario)

Kobra and the Lotus – Prevail I
(Alberta)

MUTANK – W.H.A.T.S.T.H.A.T.
(Québec)

Neck of the Woods – The Passenger
(British Columbia)

Northumbria – Markland
(Ontario)

Pale Mare – Pale Mare
(Ontario)

Seer – Vol III & IV: Cult of the Void
(British Columbia)

Sutrah – Dunes
(Québec)

Terrifier – Weapons of Thrash Destruction
(British Columbia)

WhiteNails – First Trip
(Québec)

Laura Wiebe

Laura is managing editor of Hellbound.ca and co-host of weekly metal show Kill Eat Exploit the Weak on CFMU 93.3 FM. She believes in equality and social justice and is not cool with any form of discrimination, marginalization, harassment or hate.