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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· Lost Horizon· Loudness
· Scanner· Slipknot
· The Haunted· Grave
· White Skull· Vicious Mary
· Chaingunn· Solemnity
· Stratovarius· Kalibas
· Iron Maiden· Firewind
· Valley's Eve· Johnny Lokke
· Byfist· Kilfast
· Steel Preacher· Axenstar
· Duke· Stalker
· Murdercycle· Whitesnake
· Soul Reaper· Volbeat
· TNA· I Hate Sally
· Gothic Knights· Celesty
· Deep Purple· Van Helsing’s Curse
· Velvet Revolver· Jorn
· Hatework· Spiral Madness
· Therion· Fireaxe
· Black Destiny· Saxon
· Tearabyte· Division
· Polterchrist· Valume Nob
· GWAR· Throcult
· Arch Enemy· Negative Creeps
· Tsjuder· Karmakanic
· Angra· Twisted Sister
· Triumph· Mercenary
· Azrael's Bane· Kinetic
· Paradise Lost· Cradle To Grave
· Ligeia· Rottweiller
· Divine Fire· Requiem Aeternam
· Impaled· Astral Doors
· Hibria· Strikelight
· Hellfire· Carina Alfie
· Marduk· Severe Torture
· Omegalord· Debris Inc.
· Holy Moses· System Of A Down
· Raintime· Impiety
· Nightrage· Disbelief
· Defleshed· Astarte
· Manntis· Naglfar
· Amorphis· Maximum Overdrive
· Communic· Thor
· Sheavy· Blitzkrieg
· Painmuseum· Octavia Sperati
· Illuminatus· Pagan's Mind
· Dragonia· Armored Saint
· Penetrator· Avenged Sevenfold
· Damnation· Skullshifter
· The Classic Struggle· Dragonlord
· Motorhead· Vanquished
· Early Man· Southern Black Sand
· Naked Beggars· Tandjent
· Blackmore's Night· Codeon
· Steep· Tris Katone
· Clawfinger· Moonspell
· Phoenix Mourning· Hirax
· Bludgeon· Stormcrow
· Abysmal Dawn· Apiary
· Cult of Luna· Azure
· Sahg· Mouth of the Architect
· Burialmound· Pump
· Setherial· Belphegor
· The Finals· Wastefall
· Rotting Christ· Lordi
· Better Left Unsaid· Handful of Hate
· Twisted Into Form· Throne of Katarsis
· The Chronicles of Israfel· Satariel
· Chrome Division· Spit Like This
· Nominon· Tears
· Transmission 0· Malevolent Creation
· David Galas· Funeral
· Temple Of Blood· Spheric Universe Experience
· Heresi· Orthodox
· 40 Below Summer· Ost Est Ima
· Father Befouled· The Obsessed
· Jesus Martyr· Straight Line Stitch
· Last Stone Cast· Equilibrium
· Intolerant· Iron Fire
· Cursed· Papa Roach
· Winterfylleth· Raven
· Giant Squid· Dark Castle
· Earthen Grave