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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Anvil HammerFall
Into Eternity Leng Tch'e
Steel Prophet The Haunted
Big Dumb Face Carpathian Forest
Immolation Tiamat
Exmortem Rebellion
Grave Digger Deceased
Twelfth Gate Kalibas
Solace Godsmack
Warhorse Firewind
Wizard H.I.M.
Goat Horn Agony Divine
Nicta Supervillain
Artension The Graveyard Boulevard
Curriculum Mortis Kilfast
Assrockers Crystal Eyes
Guardians Of Time Pink Cream 69
Murdercycle Doro
Fairyland Neverland
Volbeat Soil
Yngwie Malmsteen Killik
Scala Mercalli Babylon Mystery Orchestra
Kingcrow Amityville Whore
Metalium Joe Stump
Dimmu Borgir Juggernott
Krokus After Forever
Rhapsody of Fire Wintersun
Aina Valume Nob
Jamie. St. James The Project Hate
Incantation Haunted By Angels
The Lizards Ironhorse
Overlorde Mirror of Deception
Jackyl Rush
Betrayer Motley Crue
Bloody Sign Hellfueled
Soulscar Crimson Moonlight
Stormwarrior Boomerang
Omegalord Axel Rudi Pell
Soul SirkUS Operatika
System Of A Down Sinisthra
Def Leppard Hatesphere
Ivory Knight Raging Speedhorn
Ektomorf Secrets She Kept
Supagroup Frameless Scar
Devil Lee Rot Loits
Mercyful Fate Illuminatus
Orphaned Land Violent Storm
Casus Belli Algol3
Shattersphere Savage Circus
Arthemis Ghost Machinery
Doomfoxx Gojira
Ram-Zet Wolfmother
Sinocence Dogs Of Winter
Torture Killer Absolution
Beecher Decapitated
Enforsaken Katatonia
Blackmore's Night 286
Beyond Fear Daylight Dies
Tris Katone Clawfinger
Moonspell Valhalla
Vreid Imagika
Down Factor Dreams of Damnation
Hate Profile The Strongest Proof
Ensoph Theater of Tragedy
Bloodbound She Said Destroy
Vicious Rumors Wastefall
Eyes of Ligeia Extium
Deicide Kotipelto
Quest of Aidance Melechesh
Diagnose: Lebensgefahr Static-X
Merciless Death Blood of the Black Owl
Incrave Cattle Decapitation
Pantera Textures
Mithras Ulcerate
Hellveto Mass Extinction
Pop Evil Burzum
Moonshine Celestia
Uriah Heep Mar De Grises
The More I See Place Of Skulls
Battleroar Mustasch
Giant Squid