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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...

See our Maximum Metal list here: [Full Column Link]


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RANDOM ACTS OF METAL
Cathedral Demons and Wizards
Hate Eternal In Flames
The Kovenant Vicious Mary
Big Dumb Face Tiamat
Grave Digger Neck
Cradle of Filth Goatwhore
Symphorce Kataklysm
Helloween Fozzy
Sickspeed Legend
Powergod Black Label Society
Cage Chainsnap
King Diamond Lanfear
Assrockers Dream Weaver
Crystal Eyes Krisiun
DevilDriver Slayer
Iron Savior Tesla
Fear Factory Shiva
Black Stone Cherry Drowning Pool
Killik Superchrist
Devil To Pay Bang The Union
Deep Purple Jorn
Marillion Dimmu Borgir
De Lirium's Order Destructor
Black Destiny Rhapsody of Fire
Occult Katagory V
Annihilator Dark Ruin
Blind Guardian Anger
Napalm Death Legion
Milkweed Bloody Sign
Ligeia Miles Beyond
Lost Soul Corrosion Of Conformity
Labyrinth Shatterpoint
Car Bomb Angtoria
Apocalyptica John Sykes
Samael Lord Gore
Debris Inc. System Of A Down
Sinisthra Babylon
Disbelief Manntis
Mirador Goddess Of Desire
Unchained Ritual Killer
Nightvision Devil Lee Rot
Love Forsaken Havochate
Morgana Lefay Clutch
Iron Maidens A Lower Deep
Warchild Painmuseum
The Atomic Bitchwax Pagan's Mind
Blood Thirsty Demons Bolt Thrower
Casus Belli Barcode
Even X Ram-Zet
Midnight Idols Dogs Of Winter
Torture Killer Beecher
Sodom Thryfing
Sepultura Southern Black Sand
Naked Beggars Katatonia
Tandjent Cannibal Corpse
Wolves in the Throne Room Nightmare
Firehouse Ampast
Cataract Down Factor
Dream Or Nightmare Bludgeon
The Strongest Proof Black Crucifixion
Michael Orlando Smohalla
Swashbuckle Agalloch
Zero Hour Enochian Crescent
Myon Semargl
Eighteen Visions Audrey Horne
Demise Kotipelto
Hardcore Superstar Onslaught
Crescent Shield Satariel
Trouble Pantera
Textures The Prophecy
Katrina Johansson Glorior Belli
Lipstick Magazine David Galas
Pathosray Diamond Dogs
Cockpit Mortiis
Ost Est Ima Pop Evil
Vulture Industries Embalming Theatre
Hacksaw Surgery The Lamp of Thoth
Trinacria UFOmammut
Wolfgate Nasty Idols
Something Beautiful Giant Squid