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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Into Eternity Loudness
Steel Prophet Chaingunn
BloodDuster Mondo Generator
Poisonblack Perzonal War
Stratovarius Celestial Ode
Warhorse Majesty
Ring of Fire Rawhead Rexx
Lamb of God Agoraphobic Nosebleed
Legend Powergod
Black Label Society Led Zeppelin
Conquest Endless Time
Byfist Chainsnap
Morbid Angel Crystal Eyes
Malstrom Nordheim
DevilDriver Defiled
Hard Echo Node
Death Angel Black Stone Cherry
Superchrist Celesty
Babylon Mystery Orchestra UFO
Madison Paige Bleeding Inc
W.A.S.P. Epica
Skyfire Nova Lex
Hatework House of Lords
Imp Final Dawn
Nashville Pussy Annihilator
Internal Bleeding GWAR
Haunted By Angels Agnostic Front
Seventh One Of Infinity
Image The New Breed
Blood Red Throne Corrosion Of Conformity
Hellfueled Loudblast
Hibria Yyrkoon
Hellfire Omegalord
Bruce Dickinson Magica
Chastain Gizmachi
Callenish Circle Raintime
Burden Of Grief Pro-Pain
Groundcrew Raging Speedhorn
Python Kult ov Azazel
Dynamic Lights Frameless Scar
Wetwork Holy Blood
Painmuseum The Atomic Bitchwax
Orphaned Land Russell Allen
Forever Slave Savage Circus
Ewigkeit Paths Of Possession
Phantom X Even X
Mistress Overmars
Vile Infliction
Asrai Chain Collector
Mastermind Dragonlord
Khold Decapitated
Machina End My Sorrow
Cardinale Nikki Puppet
Wolves in the Throne Room Thyrane
Firehouse Tris Katone
Clawfinger Phoenix Mourning
The Smackdown Athanator
Candlemass Dream Or Nightmare
The Strongest Proof Non-Human Level
Ensoph Michael Orlando
Jotunspor Suzukiton
Dendura War Within
Paul Bonrud Fleshgore
Shadows Within The Ruins of Beverast
Pump Mastodon
Teeth of the Hydra Lupara
E-lane Middian
Quest of Aidance Steve Cone
Gaza Southern Gentleman
With Passion Throne of Katarsis
In This Moment Static-X
The Chronicles of Israfel Zyklon
Marc Sasso Satariel
Textures The Prophecy
Katrina Johansson Nominon
Antigama Tears
JR Ewing The Wonderfools
Faith And Fire Randy Ellefson
Depressed Mode Cauldron
Orthodox Mortiis
Trivium Pop Evil
SOS To-Mera
Armory Alestorm
Cursed Winterfylleth
Battleroar Mustasch
Sotajumala Suffocation