Every year, the rock and metal world reflects back on the best albums of the last 365 days (366 if its a leap year) and as soon as all of those best-of lists go up, the cycle starts over again! As we creep closer to closing in on the second decade of the 2000s, the hard rock and metal spectrum only continues to grow.

As the weeks and months tick by, we'll be keeping track of the most eagerly anticipated records expected to arrive in 2017.  Once again, Tool make our list of the Most Anticipated Hard Rock + Metal Albums as fans continue to wait a seeming eternity for the follow-up to 2006's 10,000 Days.

Scroll through the gallery at the top of the page to see the Most Anticipated Hard Rock + Metal Albums of 2017 and make sure to come back as we'll keep this page updated as the year goes by!

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