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The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019

Updated January 11, 2020 19.3k votes 2.3k voters 42.4k views78 items

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Updated: Check out the best new heavy metal albums of 2020!

From progressive metal to symphoneic metal and everything in between, the best heavy metal albums of 2019 provide the perfect reason to rock out at 11. Each year a new collection of metal albums emerges and time will tell which record becomes the release that defines 2019. Fast tempos, raucous riffs, and gnarly vocals combine in the best new heavy metal albums of 2019.

Featuring everyone from Avantasia to Within Temptation, the best 2019 metal albums were created by the top names in the game.

Which metal album do you think will go down in history as the best of 2019? Check out this list and vote the best releases up to the top spot. Please feel free to add any great full-length heavy metal records we may have missed.

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  • Ready for the Apocalypse1

    Release DateApril, 2019

    TracksReady for the Apocalypse

    Genres (Music)Thrash Metal

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  • Fear Inoculum2
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    382

    Release DateAugust 30, 2019

    Length (mins)1:29

    Genres (Music)Progressive metal

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  • We Are Not Your Kind3
    419
    457

    "Unsainted"

    "Solway Firth"

    "Birth of the Cruel"

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  • Humanicide4
    204
    224

    Humanicide

    Death Angel

    "Humanicide"

    "The Pack"

    "Divine Defector"    

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  • Shaped by Fire5
    104
    111

    Shaped by Fire

    As I Lay Dying

    Release Date2019

    LabelNuclear Blast

    Genres (Music)Rock, Metal

    "My Own Grave"

    "Redefined"

    "Shaped by Fire"

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  • Empath6
    356
    420

    Empath

    Devin Townsend

    "Castaway"

    "Genesis"

    "Spirits Will Collide"

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  • The Great War7
    203
    235

    "Fields of Verdun"

    "The Red Baron"

    "Great War"

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  • Lotus8
    176
    204

    Lotus

    Soen

    Release DateFebruary 1, 2019

    LabelSilver Lining Music

    Genres (Music)Progressive Metal

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  • Distance Over Time9
    325
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    Distance Over Time

    Dream Theater

    "Untethered Angel"

    "Paralyzed"

    "Fall Into the Light"

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  • The Wings of War10
    223
    267

    "Last Man Standing"

    "Head of a Pin"

    "Welcome to the Garden State"

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  • The Nothing11
    139
    162

    Release Date2019

    LabelRoadrunner, Elektra

    Genres (Music)Metal

    "You'll Never Find Me"

    "Cold"

    "Can You Hear Me"

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  • Atonement12
    117
    134

    Atonement

    Killswitch Engage

    "Unleashed"

    "I Am Broken Too"

    "The Signal Fire"

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  • When a Shadow Is Forced into the Light13

    Release DateJanuary 25, 2019

    ProducerJaani Peuhu, Juha Raivio

    Length (mins)52:26

    LabelCentury Media

    Genres (Music)Doom Metal

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  • In Cauda Venenum14
    133
    158

    Release DateSeptember 27, 2019

    Length (mins)67:44

    LabelModerbolaget

    Genres (Music)Progressive metal

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  • The Valley15
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    The Valley

    Whitechapel

    "When a Demon Defiles a Witch"

    "Forgiveness is Weakness"

    "Brimstone"

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  • Death Atlas16
    66
    74

    Death Atlas

    Cattle Decapitation
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  • The Door to Doom17
    160
    201

    "Splendor Demon Majesty"    

    "Death's Wheel"    

    "House of Doom"    

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  • Of Rot and Ruin18
    102
    125

    Release DateApril 12th, 2019

    Length (mins)54:52

    LabelWillowtip Records

    Genres (Music)Progressive Blackened Death Metal

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  • Divided by Darkness19
    137
    172

    Divided by Darkness

    Spirit Adrift

    Release DateMay 10th, 2019

    ProducerNate Garrett, Chase Mason, Marcus Bryant, Jeff Owens

    Length (mins)41:53

    Label20 Buck Spin

    Genres (Music)Doom Metal

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  • Veleno 20
    130
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    Veleno

    Fleshgod Apocalypse

    Release Date24/05/2019

    Tracks11

    Length (mins)62

    LabelNuclear Blast

    Genres (Music)Symphonic Death metal

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  • Outstrider21
    103
    130

    "Hecate"

    "Bridge of Spasms"

    "The Artifex"

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  • Gold & Grey22
    151
    195

    Gold & Grey

    Baroness

    "Front Toward Enemy"

    "I'm Already Gone"

    "Seasons"

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  • Sulphur English23
    165
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    Sulphur English

    Inter Arma

    Release DateApril 12, 2019

    Length (mins)66

    Genres (Music)Post-metal

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  • Weeping Choir24
    154
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    Weeping Choir

    Full of Hell

    Release DateMay 17, 2019

    ProducerKurt Ballou

    Length (mins)24:47

    LabelRelapse Records

    Genres (Music)Grindcore/Death Metal

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  • I, the Mask25
    242
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    I, the Mask

    In Flames

    "I Am Above"

    "(This Is Our) House"

    "I, the Mask"

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