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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
Anvil Into Eternity
Leng Tch'e Grave
Vicious Mary Misery Index
Regurgitate Deranged
Kalibas Queensryche
Ring of Fire Godflesh
God Dethroned October 31
Hammerwhore Agony Divine
Artension Kilfast
Evanesce Crystal Eyes
Stryper DevilDriver
Probot Fairyland
Dreamaker Three Inches of Blood
Volbeat Yngwie Malmsteen
Devil To Pay Construcdead
Exodus Babylon Mystery Orchestra
Ebony Ark Leash Law
Deep Purple Bleeding Inc
Cyst De Lirium's Order
Destructor Dream Evil
Killswitch Engage Wintersun
Eternal Flight Z02
Internal Bleeding GWAR
The Project Hate Arch Enemy
Haunted By Angels Mirror of Deception
Napalm Death Kinetic
Entombed Requiem Aeternam
Impaled Korpiklaani
Astral Doors Yyrkoon
Angtoria Argument Soul
Antares Meshuggah
Magica Debris Inc.
Raintime Impiety
Throes of Dawn Def Leppard
Hatesphere Defleshed
God Among Insects Brand New Sin
Slough Feg Evemaster
Leaves Eyes Frameless Scar
Alice Cooper Mercyful Fate
Violent Storm ASG
Running Wild The Absence
Ghost Machinery Wolfmother
Midnight Idols Early Man
Pile of Heads Thryfing
Lair Of The Minotaur Nightmare
Daylight Dies The Ocean
Elvenking Stormcrow
Spawn of Possession Jotunspor
Suzukiton Vengeance
Vicious Rumors The Ruins of Beverast
The Abominable Iron Sloth Semargl
Eighteen Visions Obtest
Lordi In This Moment
Static-X Crescent Shield
Cruachan Almah
The Prophecy Katrina Johansson
Trenchfoot Kruger
Randy Ellefson Frosthardr
Orthodox Bilocate
Vulture Industries To-Mera
Embalming Theatre The More I See
Son of Eric Eighteen Wheels Burning
Crown The Lost Sister Sin