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

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