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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...

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


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RANDOM ACTS OF METAL
Leng Tch'e Steel Prophet
White Skull Goatwhore
December Deranged
Norma Jean Kalibas
Advent Firewind
Angel Dust Dr. Butcher
Alchemy X Pyn Siren
Hammerwhore H.I.M.
Tungsten Byfist
Black Sabbath Shakra
Godiva Evanesce
Crystal Eyes Eidolon
Savatage Tad Morose
Primal Fear Probot
Secret Sphere Soul Reaper
F5 I Hate Sally
Yngwie Malmsteen Evanescence
Messiah's Kiss Jorn
Estuary Destructor
Joe Lynn Turner Unleashed
Lilitu Imp
Images of Eden Marshall Law
Necrodemon Slowlife
GWAR The Project Hate
Arch Enemy Triumph
Dark Tranquillity Napalm Death
Sonata Arctica Scenteria
Rottweiller Entombed
Kamelot Impaled
Loudblast Korpiklaani
Heartcry Wolverine
Antares Chastain
System Of A Down Ignitor
Burden Of Grief Nightrage
Hatesphere Manntis
Graveworm Testament
Unshine Power Quest
Fates Warning Devil Lee Rot
Resurrecturis Loits
Monster Magnet Evergrey
Crystal Fate Bolt Thrower
Ewigkeit Damnation
Akercocke Dreamland
Wolfmother Skullshifter
God Forbid Virgin Steele
Craft Fallen Wisdom
Beyond Fear Thyrane
Clawfinger Degree Absolute
Dream Or Nightmare Dreams of Damnation
Theater of Tragedy Vengeance
She Said Destroy Vicious Rumors
Woodtemple Anata
Mastodon Lesbian Bed Death
Cheva Middian
Lecherous Nocturne Skullflower
Melechesh Hardcore Superstar
Terry Sullivan In This Moment
Crescent Shield Dezperadoz
Manes Heresi
The Obsessed Trivium
Straight Line Stitch Vulture Industries
Armory Godhead
Souls Of We Virgin Black
End of Man Luna Mortis
Coffins Dark Castle