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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Cave In Karaboudjan
Grave Digger Goatwhore
Deranged Machine Head
Kataklysm Circle II Circle
Seether Nazareth
Advent Lamb of God
Angel Dust Powergod
Carnal Forge Led Zeppelin
Johnny Lokke Brainstorm
Exawatt Inner Rage of Emotion
Biomechanical Dragonforce
Kilfast Mourning Beloveth
Rage Rob Rock
Nordheim Guardians Of Time
Axenstar Windseeker
Attacker Whitesnake
Edguy Wicked Sensation
Project: Failing Flesh Secret Sphere
Doro Shiva
Silver Mountain Gothic Knights
Funerus Bang The Union
Freakhouse W.A.S.P.
Kingcrow Outworld
David Shankle Group Low Earth Orbit
U.D.O. Zaius
Feinstein Fireaxe
Meliah Rage Black Destiny
Wintersun Nashville Pussy
Eternal Flight Annihilator
Polterchrist Neurosis
Throcult Haunted By Angels
The Lizards Agnostic Front
Mirror of Deception Hanzel Und Gretyl
Angra Paradise Lost
Lost Soul Impaled
Soilwork Dirt
Astral Doors Soulscar
Wolverine Cemetary
Chaoswave Drunkard
Magica Fire Alley
Strapping Young Lad Ignitor
Throes of Dawn Hatesphere
Biss Disbelief
Manntis Slough Feg
Sentenced Dark Funeral
Voyager Slik Helvetika
Power Quest Impaled Nazarene
Agents Of The Sun A Lower Deep
Flotsam & Jetsam Mercyful Fate
Orphaned Land Before The Dawn
Penetrator Barcode
Twilight Third Degree
Mabon Balatonizer
Midnight Idols Bronx Casket Company
The Tenth Circle Hate
Decapitated Craft
Second Shadow Totalisti
Cannibal Corpse Codeon
286 Daylight Dies
The Berzerker Clawfinger
Pyramaze Cavalar
Hirax Speed/Kill/Hate
The Sword 8th Sin
Hate Profile The Furor
Royal Hunt Theater of Tragedy
Swashbuckle Paul Bonrud
Sahg Skid Row
From the Grave Wednesday 13
Death Breath Abominant
Anata Amputated
Semargl Cult of Daath
Sathanas Lordi
Escape The Fate Panzerchrist
Quest of Aidance Dream Theater
The Chronicles of Israfel Crescent Shield
Cruachan Grenouer
Marc Sasso White Willow
Textures JR Ewing
Sworn Enemy Keep of Kalessin
Mass Extinction Averse Sefira
Equilibrium Alestorm
Iron Fire Deadsea
End of Man Coffins
Faded Hope Nasty Idols
Earthen Grave