HRH Mag subscribers have already been poring over our top picks from a fine year for rock, metal, blues and prog after copies of Volume III landed this week.

And now everyone else can cast their eyes over our Top 50 Albums Of 2017 – ahead of the inaugural HRH Awards tomorrow.

Picking the top dog was tougher than persuading Robert Plant to record a new rock album but after much deliberation the winner became clear…scroll down to discover our coveted Album Of The Year.

Everyone attending HardRock Hell XI and HRH Prog this month can pick up a FREE copy of HRH Mag on arrival. It’s your chance to read what we have to say about the best albums of the year…and a whole lot more.

And don’t forget to check out our Facebook page where you can let us know who we missed…and who we were right to recognise.


HRH Mag Top 50 Of 2017

50 ParamoreAfter Laughter (Fueled By Ramen)

49 The ObsessedSacred (Relapse)

48 IdlewarRite (Off Yer Rocka)

47 Mr BigDefying Gravity (Frontiers)

46 PallbearerHeartless (Nuclear Blast)

45 LA GunsThe Missing Peace (Frontiers)

44 AppiceSinister (SPV/Steamhammer)

43 Molly MarriottTruth Is A Wolf (Amadeus Music)

42 VampireWith Primeval Force (Century Media)

41 Cheap TrickWe’re All Alright (Big Machine)


40 Papa RoachCrooked Teeth (Eleven Seven Music)

39 OverkillThe Grinding Wheel (Nuclear Blast)

38 Little HurricaneSame Sun Same Moon (Mascot)

37 MarillionMarbles In The Park (earMUSIC)

36 Night DemonDarkness Remains (SPV/Steamhammer)

35 Unleash The ArchersApex (Napalm)

34 Night RangerDon’t Let Up (Frontiers)

33 HavokConformicide (Century Media)

32 Aaron KeylockCut Against The Grain (Mascot)

31 Jack Russell’s Great WhiteHe Saw It Comin’ (Frontiers)


30 Jon StevensStarlight (BMG)

29 Gov’t MuleRevolution Come…Revolution Go (Spinefarm)

28 AlestormNo Grave But The Sea (Napalm)

27 GotthardSilver (G Records)

26 Tau CrossPillar Of Fire (Relapse)

25 BonafideFlames (Off Yer Rocka)

24 HawkwindInto The Woods (Cherry Red)

23 Electric WizardWizard Bloody Wizard (Spinefarm)

22 BitersThe Future Ain’t What It Used To Be (Earache)

21 IngloriousII (Frontiers)


20 The QuireboysWhite Trash Blues (Off Yer Rocka)

19 Aaron Buchanan & The Cult ClassicsThe Man With Stars On His Knees (Self Released)

18 Jared James NicholsBlack Magic (Listenable)

17 EuropeWalk The Earth (Hell & Back Recordings)

16 AcceptThe Rise Of Chaos (Nuclear Blast)

15 Cellar DarlingThis is the Sound (Nuclear Blast)

14 NunchuckerMotherfucker Superior (Self Released)

13 Danko JonesWild Cat (AFM)

12 ThunderRip It Up (earMUSIC)

11 The Wild!Wild At Heart (SPV/Steamhammer)


10 Eric GalesMiddle Of The Road (Mascot)

9 CreeperEternity, In Your Arms (Roadrunner)

8 Aversions CrownXenocide (Nuclear Blast)

7 Brother FiretribeSunbound (Spinefarm)

6 The Cadillac ThreeLegacy (Big Machine)

5 PvrisAll We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell (Rise)

4 OhhmsThe Fool (Holy Roar)

3 Blackwater ConspiracyShootin’ The Breeze (Self Released)

2 Gene Loves JezebelDance Underwater (Westworld)

1 Black Star RidersHeavy Fire (Nuclear Blast)



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