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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
Anvil Cave In
In Flames Lost Horizon
Sinner The Great Deceiver
Neck Symphorce
Skullview Godsmack
Warhorse Advent
Widowmaker Wizard
Late Nite Romeo Alchemy X
October 31 Pelican
Brainstorm Circle of Nero
Tungsten The Graveyard Boulevard
Curriculum Mortis Assrockers
Malstrom Beautiful Creatures
Guardians Of Time Savatage
Mnemic Thunderstone
Death Angel Cryonic Temple
Celesty Construcdead
Leash Law Madison Paige
Deep Purple Outworld
Edge Of Forever Nova Lex
U.D.O. Dragonspoon
Feinstein Mob Rules
Joey Belladonna After Forever
Killswitch Engage Metal Church
Imp Potential Threat SF
Occult Otep
Annihilator Z02
Chris Caffery Necrodemon
Avenue F Feared Creation
Kinetic Code Black
Emerald Sun Ligeia
Audiovision Crionics
Maze Of Torment Astral Doors
Suidakra Car Bomb
Desire Black Nevermore
Apocalyptica Chuck Schuldiner
Samael Diecast
Cemetary Marduk
Bleed The Sky Axel Rudi Pell
Holy Moses Kryoburn
Sinisthra Pro-Pain
Groundcrew Embraze
Blind Stare Python
Unshine Dynamic Lights
Voyager Monolithe
Prowler Inc. Ritual Killer
Power Quest Sheavy
Blitzkrieg Scar Symmetry
Octavia Sperati The Atomic Bitchwax
Dragonia Before The Dawn
Evergrey Ewigkeit
Avulsed Khold
Dismember Grimfist
Nobody's Fool Craft
Totalisti Cannibal Corpse
Beyond Fear Dissection
The Smackdown Pyramaze
Vreid Cataract
Candlemass Hirax
The Strongest Proof Non-Human Level
Sun Descends Upon Infliction
Spawn of Possession Unsilent Phenomenon
Bloodbound Smohalla
Nachtmystium Sahg
Vicious Rumors Burialmound
Hurt Wednesday 13
Zero Hour Jeff Walker und Die Fluffers
Pump Setherial
Myon Wastefall
Cult of Daath Biolich
Cheva Better Left Unsaid
Kotipelto The Gathering
Battered Mindgrinder
Blood of the Black Owl White Willow
Almah Divine Empire
Retrospective JR Ewing
Himsa Pathology
Ost Est Ima Trivium
Blood Haven Burzum
Kreator Embalming Theatre
Celestia Bible Of The Devil
Alestorm Cursed
UFOmammut Giant Squid