2019 The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019  

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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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1
88 77
Empath is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Devin Townsend

"Castaway"

"Genesis"

"Spirits Will Collide"

2
84 82
Distance Over Time is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Dream Theater

"Untethered Angel"

"Paralyzed"

"Fall Into the Light"

3
54 51
No More Hollywood Endings is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Battle Beast

"No More Hollywood Endings"

"Eden"

"Unbroken"

4
77 82
The Valley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Whitechapel

"Hickory Creek"

"Blackbear"

"When a Demon Defiles a Witch"

5
29 30
Weeping Choir is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Full of Hell
6
61 74
Periphery IV: Hail Stan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Periphery

"Blood Eagle"

"Garden in the Bones"

"It's Only Smiles"

7
5 2
Gold & Grey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Baroness

"Front Toward Enemy"

"I'm Already Gone"

"Seasons"

8
24 29
Lotus is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Soen
9
19 23
Veleno is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Iván Córdoba added Fleshgod Apocalypse
10
36 46
Sulphur English is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Inter Arma
11
40 53
Astronoid is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Astronoid

"A New Color"

"Beyond the Color"

"Water"

12
31 41
Life Metal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Sunn O)))
13
60 82
I, the Mask is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
In Flames

"I Am Above"

"(This Is Our) House"

"I, the Mask"

14
19 27
When a Shadow Is Forced into t... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Swallow the Sun
15
38 54
The Door to Doom is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Candlemass

"Splendor Demon Majesty"    

"Death's Wheel"    

"House of Doom"    

16
22 32
Of Rot and Ruin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Hath
17
19 29
Divided by Darkness is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Spirit Adrift
18
30 45
The Valley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Whitechapel

"When a Demon Defiles a Witch"

"Forgiveness is Weakness"

"Brimstone"

19
21 33
Syntheosis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Waste of Space Orchestra
20
33 51
Moonglow is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Avantasia

"Ghost in Moon"

"Starlight"

"Alchemy"

21
14 24
Ageless Fire is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Vanum
22
32 51
The Wings of War is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Overkill

"Last Man Standing"

"Head of a Pin"

"Welcome to the Garden State"

23
7 14
Humanicide is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Death Angel

"Humanicide"

"The Pack"

"Divine Defector"    

24
13 23
kOsmik is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Violet Cold
25
33 53
The Verdict is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Queensryche

"Blood of the Levant"

"Dark Reverie"