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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
Bathory Demons and Wizards
Mudvayne Scanner
Opeth Children Of Bodom
Chaingunn Mondo Generator
Goatwhore December
Deranged Symphorce
Commit Suicide Celestial Ode
Godsmack Circle II Circle
Mark Boals Ring of Fire
Vaginal Carnage Agoraphobic Nosebleed
Liege Lord Widowmaker
Abigor Black Label Society
Hammerwhore Shakra
The Graveyard Boulevard Kilfast
Steel Preacher Axenstar
Halloween Krisiun
Probot Royal Anguish
Black Stone Cherry Drowning Pool
Evanescence Messiah's Kiss
Deep Purple Donnerkopf
Velvet Revolver U.D.O.
Zaius Dragonspoon
Hatework Juggernott
Krokus Fireaxe
Final Dawn Shadows Fall
Dio Potential Threat SF
Dark Age Medusa
Theocracy Silent Force
The Last Act Blind Guardian
Mirror of Deception Angra
Milkweed Kinetic
Paradise Lost Image
Kings X Impaled
Maze Of Torment Labyrinth
Mystic Prophecy the missing:
Argument Soul Novembers Doom
Derek Sherinian Pure Inc
Drunkard Soul SirkUS
Holy Moses Gizmachi
Shade Empire Python
Amorphis God Among Insects
Ektomorf Sentenced
Goddess Of Desire Circus Maximus
Slik Helvetika Supagroup
Cannon Thor
Fates Warning Impaled Nazarene
Clutch A Lower Deep
Flotsam & Jetsam Mercyful Fate
Black Majesty Pagan's Mind
Monster Magnet Russell Allen
Violent Storm Ignarus
Twilight Third Degree
Ewigkeit Spellbound
Dreamland Gojira
Wolfmother Define Divine
Mastermind Machina
End My Sorrow Fallen Wisdom
Across Tundras Naked Beggars
Cardinale 286
Wolves in the Throne Room Hell-Born
Dissection Clawfinger
Vore The Smackdown
Warrant (Amer) Speed/Kill/Hate
Stormcrow Amon Amarth
Sahg Warface
I Hurt
Death Breath Pretty Maids
Anata Battle Bratt
Mastodon Lupara
Audrey Horne Starkweather
Centinex Diagnose: Lebensgefahr
Threat Signal Omnium Gatherum
Warbringer Mindgrinder
White Wizzard Chrome Division
Since the Day Trenchfoot
Throneum Cockpit
Mortiis Demonic Symphony
Pop Evil Straight Line Stitch
Burzum Hacksaw Surgery
Trinacria Bible Of The Devil
Cursed Sin
Eighteen Wheels Burning Sotajumala
Giant Squid