Hard Rock

In reality, the difference between "hard rock" and "heavy metal" is a fine line, and widely open to debate and interpretation. To these ears, hard rock really seems to be the more radio-friendly version, while heavy metal opts for a more sinister, darker sound. Practically every band in the so-called glam or hair genre probably slots in hard rock, and many debate about whether such bands are really metallic or not (the number of glam bands on this site gives a clue as to this author's opinion). Nonetheless, there were and are many bands not in the glam arena that are best described as hard rock, and many of them have sufficient crossover appeal to belong on a metal site.

220 Volt Hall Aflame Rhoads
AC/DC Harmful Ride The Sky
Aerosmith Hawk The Rods
Agents Of Oblivion Heaven Rogue Male
Airbourne Helloise Rollins Band
Aktor High Spirits Rose Tattoo
Alcatrazz Hologram Royal Hunt
Alice Cooper I Mother Earth Royal Thunder
AraPacis Icri's Witch Runestaff
Atomic Opera Jess And The Ancient Ones Sarcofagus
Avalanch Keegan Seduce
Axxis Keel Sick Speed
Badlands Killer Dwarfs Sirens Of Titan
Battleaxe King's X Skew Siskin
Beowulf Kiss Skid Row
Black Label Society Krank Skrapp Mettle
Black Obelisk Krokus Speedealer
Black Star Riders La Chinga Spread Eagle
Blacklace Last Tribe Stampede
Blue Cheer Leadfoot Statetrooper
Blue Oyster Cult Led Zeppelin Stryper
Bombus Life, Sex & Death Symfonia
Brain Surgeons Loupgarou Talas
Brand New Sin Machines Of Grace Taraxacum
Brats Mad Max Thin Lizzy
Chinawite Madam X TKO
Circle II Circle Madison TNT
Concerto Moon M.A.R.S. Torok
Dangerous Toys Masterplan T-Ride
Darxon Max Havoc Trust
Deeds Messiah Prophet Twisted Sister
Deep Purple Michael Schenker Group Tygers Of Pan Tang
Demon Montrose Uriah Heep
Dokken Motor Sister Vanadium
Doro Mountain Vandenberg
Edwin Dare Mox Nix Vanderhoof
Eric Steel Narnia Van Halen
Erotic Liquid Culture Neurotica Velvet Viper
Exises Ted Nugent Vertex
EZO Odin Victory
Faith And Fire Ogre Viking Skull
Fastway Persian Risk Viva
Fifth Angel Phantom Blue Voodoo Circle
Fisc Pink Cream 69 Warhorse
Fist Pride & Glory Warrior
Freak Kitchen Priestess Warrior Soul
Gatlin Princess Pang W.A.S.P.
Gillan Q5 Wet Animal
Girl Quiet Riot Whitesnake
Glory Bells Rail Wolfmother
Granmax Rainbow X Factor X
Guns'n'Roses Rata Blanca Y&T
Gygax Revolution Renaissance  
Gypsyhawk Rhino Bucket  

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