25 Albums We Love That You May Have Missed!
7/31/2015 5:49:57 PM by Frank Hill

There is a vast amount of hard rock and heavy metal bands releasing albums every year. A decade ago, we roughly estimated that there were somewhere in the range of 150,000 of those bands across the world. The Encyclopaedia Metallum website has almost 85,000 reviews alone. So many groups over time have released as little as one record before they disappeared like the fading notes of a concert encore.

With today's widely-available digital technology, more and more bands are able to put out music themselves and who knows exactly how many albums have been released since metal's inception 46 years ago.

We've put our collective writer heads together into a beastly hydra and dug through the mountains of metal we own for a special "25 Albums We Love That You May Have Missed" list.

These are the personal gems we've unearthed...

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· Cathedral· HammerFall
· Loudness· Nightwish
· Slipknot· Children Of Bodom
· Big Dumb Face· Immolation
· Tiamat· Dokken
· Disturbed· Narziß
· Goatwhore· Kataklysm
· Kalibas· Dirty Power
· Seether· Mark Boals
· Ring of Fire· Iron Maiden
· Mortician· Dr. Butcher
· Evolution· Catch 22
· SelfInflicted· Godiva
· Victory· Nordheim
· Sinergy· Drillpoint
· Halloween· Attacker
· Whitesnake· Primal Fear
· Defiled· Probot
· Doro· Neverland
· F5· Force Of Evil
· Shiva· Silver Mountain
· Freakhouse· Kingcrow
· Gamma Ray· Marillion
· Zaius· Cyst
· Dimmu Borgir· Fireaxe
· Scorpions· Shadows Fall
· Dio· Lullacry
· Z02· Chris Caffery
· Necrodemon· Tartharia
· Dark Ruin· Mine
· Arch Enemy· Acheron
· Agnostic Front· Seventh One
· Hanzel Und Gretyl· Cryme
· Fifth Cross· Paradise Lost
· Cradle To Grave· Gods Of Fire
· Ligeia· The Apocalyptic Riders
· The Mighty Nimbus· Crionics
· Sabaton· Shatterpoint
· Angtoria· Nevermore
· Antares· Chaoswave
· Bruce Dickinson· Kryoburn
· Thunderblast· System Of A Down
· Callenish Circle· Grand Magus
· Burden Of Grief· Green Carnation
· Biss· Sothis
· Taake· Monolithe
· Prowler Inc.· Dam
· Frameless Scar· Power Quest
· Widow· Sheavy
· Morgana Lefay· Scar Symmetry
· Redemption· The Atomic Bitchwax
· Black Majesty· Crystal Fate
· Blood Thirsty Demons· Avenged Sevenfold
· Arthemis· Phantom X
· Crystal Ball· Dreamland
· Decapitated· Grimfist
· Tandjent· Blackmore's Night
· 286· Nikki Puppet
· Thyrane· The Berzerker
· The Ocean· Viron
· Imagika· Speed/Kill/Hate
· Abysmal Dawn· Apiary
· Non-Human Level· Unsilent Phenomenon
· Destruction· She Said Destroy
· Hydrogyn· Sahg
· Vicious Rumors· The Ruins of Beverast
· Enochian Crescent· Myon
· Twinball· Gaza
· Hardcore Superstar· Battered
· Omnium Gatherum· Warbringer
· Incrave· White Willow
· Divine Empire· Rob Zombie
· Antigama· Malevolent Creation
· David Galas· Funeral
· Distorted· Alkemyst
· Ost Est Ima· Aetherius Obscuritas
· Moonshine· Hacksaw Surgery
· Souls Of We· Virgin Black
· Medieval Steel· Luna Mortis
· UFOmammut· Coffins
· Wolfgate· Nasty Idols
· My Dying Bride· Raven
· Uli Jon Roth· Sister Sin
· Earthen Grave