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...

See our Maximum Metal list here: [Full Column Link]

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Demons and Wizards In Flames
Leng Tch'e Mudvayne
Steel Prophet Vicious Mary
BloodDuster Tiamat
Perzonal War Grave Digger
Deceased Cradle of Filth
Gun Barrel Ring of Fire
Mortician Sick Speed
Metallica Valley's Eve
Carnal Forge Led Zeppelin
October 31 Exawatt
SelfInflicted Kilfast
Victory King Diamond
Sludge! Stryper
Eidolon Halloween
Brides of Destruction Killik
Funerus Bang The Union
Jorn Juggernott
Final Dawn Dark Age
Aina Division
Scavenger Mine
The Project Hate Blind Guardian
Anger Angra
Dark Tranquillity Napalm Death
Mercenary Fifth Cross
Legion Code Black
Paradise Lost Gods Of Fire
Helgrind Ligeia
Rottweiller Kings X
Requiem Aeternam Astral Doors
Soulscar Desire Black
Icarus Witch Ravensthorn
Chaoswave Freedom Call
Derek Sherinian Omegalord
Fastkill Shade Empire
Slumber Groundcrew
Embraze Vicious Art
Goddess Of Desire Unchained
Dynamic Lights The Father Panic Riot Orchestra
Edenbridge Scar Symmetry
Lake Of Tears Before The Dawn
Armored Saint Violent Storm
Dirty Americans Running Wild
Vinterriket Ghost Machinery
Phantom X Cryogen
Asrai Craft
Witchery 286
Boris Leviathan/Sapthuran
Valhalla Manngard
Vreid Down Factor
Abysmal Dawn Upon Infliction
Theater of Tragedy Cult of Luna
Unsilent Phenomenon Vengeance
Azure Nachtmystium
Zero Hour Jeff Walker und Die Fluffers
Abominant Semargl
Venom Escape The Fate
Panzerchrist The Gathering
Stonegard Threat Signal
Nagelfar Textures
Divine Empire Hacride
Antigama Denial Fiend
Blut Aus Nord Architect
Echoes of Eternity Ost Est Ima
The Obsessed Embalming Theatre
Medieval Steel Alestorm
Dread the Forsaken Something Beautiful