There are certainly hundreds of bands bands which are worth keeping an eye on, which, while sill relatively young, and in many cases quite obscure, are already set to make waves. Lamentably, I wish I knew them all, but sadly, I can only keep my eye on some of them. I can tell you, however, that I expect great things from this collection of young bands, and for each and every one of the five on this list to be well known names among metal fans within the next decade, and it is already apparent that some of them are already embarking on this process. Since thinking of this feature this morning, I've thought up a couple of bands who very snugly fit the criteria, so here they are, highlighted in no particular order.
Thrall: I mention Thrall quite a lot on this blog. I refuse to take any blame for this, as the band insist on making some of the most fantastically desolate, eerie and altogether epic and complete-sounding black metal I've heard. On the right is their second album "Vermin to the Earth" which continues the band's anti-human, extinction crazed brand of music in pleasingly consistent and improving fashion. While perhaps one of the more obscure bands on the list just now, I cannot imagine the gem remaining undiscovered forever, and I'll certainly be keeping an eye on the band, as I expect them to shoot to renown in the near future.
Of course there are a great many bands of a similar status, poised on the edge of becoming greatly revered, and I can safely say I'm ever searching for them. These five immediately come to mind, but there are without a doubt others, which, perhaps, I shall write about another day.