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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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RANDOM ACTS OF METAL
Cathedral Demons and Wizards
Hate Eternal Scanner
Sinner Steel Prophet
Children Of Bodom BloodDuster
Disturbed Rebellion
Stratovarius December
Symphorce Machine Head
Solace Usurper
Firewind Angel Dust
Led Zeppelin Pelican
Exawatt Byfist
SelfInflicted Runemagick
Mourning Beloveth Dream Weaver
Crystal Eyes Rob Rock
Thunderstone Fraise
Probot Project: Failing Flesh
Deivos Fairyland
Dreamaker Hard Echo
Tesla Shiva
Gothic Knights Bang The Union
W.A.S.P. Outworld
Icon And The Black Roses Edge Of Forever
Metalium Highlord
Marillion Ministry
Cyst Schenker/ Pattison Summit
Destructor Ungodly
Final Dawn Tearabyte
Division Age Of Silence
Necrodemon Internal Bleeding
Slowlife Tartharia
Mine Witchburner
Silent Force Negative Creeps
Overlorde Blind Guardian
Rush Creed
Napalm Death Paradise Lost
Bloody Sign Corrosion Of Conformity
Desire Black Argument Soul
Freedom Call Novembers Doom
Axel Rudi Pell Soul SirkUS
Fire Alley Operatika
Fastkill Slumber
Green Carnation Disbelief
Groundcrew Python
Naglfar Brand New Sin
Communic Darkane
Sebastian Bach Dam
Alice Cooper Resurrecturis
Holy Blood Clutch
Future is Tomorrow Lake Of Tears
Peccatum Russell Allen
Crystal Fate Third Degree
Shattersphere Avenged Sevenfold
Balatonizer Thrones
Mistress Spellbound
Doomfoxx Overmars
Skullshifter The Classic Struggle
God Forbid Khold
Dismember Absolution
Decapitated Sodom
Mental Care Foundation Intronaut
Nightmare Event Horizon
Valhalla Silver Dirt
Pyramaze Vreid
Cavalar Non-Human Level
Dawn of Azazel Spawn of Possession
Unsilent Phenomenon Dendura
Paul Bonrud Vicious Rumors
I The Ruins of Beverast
Zoroaster Semargl
Teeth of the Hydra Obtest
Winger Darkness Eternal
Lecherous Nocturne Blood Tsunami
Fu Manchu Manticore
Crescent Shield Dezperadoz
Grenouer Spit Like This
Nominon Lipstick Magazine
Ulcerate The Wonderfools
Nation Beyond Hell N' Diesel
Keldian Frosthardr
Heresi Ride The Sky
Father Befouled Witchfinder General
Kreator Souls Of We
Virgin Black Intolerant
Bullet For My Valentine Mar De Grises
Iron Fire Coffins
Uli Jon Roth