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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· Cathedral· In Flames
· Grave Digger· Deceased
· Narziß· Kataklysm
· Norma Jean· Skullview
· Solace· Circle II Circle
· Usurper· Crematorium
· Abigor· Power of Omens
· Valley's Eve· Hammerwhore
· The Chainsaw· Circle of Nero
· Exawatt· Byfist
· Supervillain· Iced Earth
· Bloodbath· Sevendust
· Victory· Assrockers
· Crystal Eyes· Axenstar
· Attacker· Asperity
· Three Inches of Blood· Cryonic Temple
· Celesty· Exodus
· Jaw· Madison Paige
· Kingcrow· Highlord
· U.D.O.· Ministry
· Judas Priest· Black Zodiac
· Hatework· Spiral Madness
· Therion· Mob Rules
· Insomnium· After Forever
· Dio· Wintersun
· Potential Threat SF· Katagory V
· Division· Marshall Law
· House of Shakira· The Last Act
· Trans-Siberian Orchestra· Jackyl
· Angra· Legion
· Of Infinity· Rottweiller
· The Apocalyptic Riders· Labyrinth
· Strikelight· Mechanical Poet
· Carbomb· Argument Soul
· Antares· Stormwarrior
· Alex Skolnick Trio· Bruce Dickinson
· Lord Gore· Swallow The Sun
· Strapping Young Lad· Ramesses
· Sinisthra· Green Carnation
· Graveworm· Communic
· Darkane· Kult ov Azazel
· Gemini 5· Leaves Eyes
· Ritual Killer· Morgana Lefay
· Iron Maidens· Octavia Sperati
· Before The Dawn· Crystal Fate
· The Firstborn· Barcode
· Twilight· Ewigkeit
· Mistress· Cryogen
· Chain Collector· Midnight Idols
· Zero Down· The Tenth Circle
· Khold· Motorhead
· Absu· Decapitated
· Vader· From This Day
· Sodom· Nobody's Fool
· Pile of Heads· Southern Black Sand
· Powerglove· Tandjent
· Poison· 286
· Beyond Fear· Upwards of Endtime
· Hell-Born· Steep
· Boris· Clawfinger
· Valhalla· Pyramaze
· TK-421· Abysmal Dawn
· Ensoph· Fragments of Unbecoming
· Azure· Space Odyssey
· Psycroptic· I
· Skyforger· Abominant
· Enochian Crescent· Wastefall
· Satyricon· Lesbian Bed Death
· Obtest· Darkness Eternal
· Lecherous Nocturne· Quest of Aidance
· The Gathering· Stonegard
· Diagnose: Lebensgefahr· In This Moment
· Warbringer· Necrophobic
· Passion· Hacride
· Katrina Johansson· Trenchfoot
· Hearse· Sworn Enemy
· Himsa· Cauldron
· Distorted· Averse Sefira
· Bilocate· Ost Est Ima
· Witchfinder General· Vulture Industries
· Puscifer· Armory
· Hacksaw Surgery· Godhead
· Mar De Grises· The More I See
· Iron Fire· Kiuas
· Papa Roach· Crown The Lost
· Raven