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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
In Flames Racer X
Nightwish Immolation
Tiamat Kataklysm
Skullview Seven Witches
Celestial Ode Seether
Nazareth Vaginal Carnage
Rawhead Rexx Ravage
Crematorium Wizard
Manowar Alchemy X
Pelican Brainstorm
The Chainsaw Circle of Nero
Black Sabbath Iced Earth
Biomechanical Wycked Synn
Kilfast Crystal Eyes
Malstrom Silent Scythe
Edguy Brides of Destruction
Deivos Tesla
Mother Misery Fear Factory
TNA Yngwie Malmsteen
Devil To Pay Freakhouse
Icon And The Black Roses Skyfire
Disarmonia Mundi Donnerkopf
Lonewolf Dragonspoon
Cyst Hatework
Estuary Feinstein
Acrid Krokus
Fireaxe Ungodly
Scorpions Killswitch Engage
Rhapsody of Fire Potential Threat SF
Z02 Marshall Law
Internal Bleeding Jamie. St. James
Made of Iron Angra
Fifth Cross Paradise Lost
Helgrind Audiovision
Maze Of Torment Korpiklaani
Icarus Witch Oathean
Bleed The Sky Fire Alley
Kinrick Callenish Circle
Impiety Nightrage
Mirador Subterranean Masquerade
Sentenced Dark Funeral
Gemini 5 Gaia
Killing Spree Wetwork
Pagan's Mind ASG
Overloaded Bolt Thrower
Sun O))) The Absence
Paths Of Possession Ghost Machinery
Balatonizer Urizen
The Classic Struggle The Tenth Circle
Nocturnal Rites Decapitated
Thryfing Totalisti
286 Nikki Puppet
Wolves in the Throne Room Thyrane
Daylight Dies Tris Katone
Cryptopsy Degree Absolute
Event Horizon Imagika
Dream Or Nightmare Non-Human Level
Smohalla Azure
She Said Destroy Swashbuckle
Hydrogyn Paul Bonrud
Shadows Within Skyforger
Jeff Walker und Die Fluffers Battle Bratt
Escape The Fate Centinex
Skullflower The Gathering
Fu Manchu With Passion
Warbringer Necrophobic
Grenouer Mendeed
Satariel Nominon
Manes Glorior Belli
Ulcerate Fight
Depressed Mode Ensiferum
Echoes of Eternity Distorted
I Shalt Become Ride The Sky
40 Below Summer Gutted With Broken Glass
Rosetta Father Befouled
Last Stone Cast SOS
Bullet For My Valentine Medieval Steel
Mar De Grises Bible Of The Devil
Cursed Battleroar
Mustasch My Dying Bride
Suspyre