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
56 37
Distance Over Time is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Dream Theater

"Untethered Angel"

"Paralyzed"

"Fall Into the Light"

2
50 38
Empath is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Devin Townsend

"Castaway"

"Genesis"

"Spirits Will Collide"

3
49 41
The Valley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Whitechapel

"Hickory Creek"

"Blackbear"

"When a Demon Defiles a Witch"

4
46 39
Periphery IV: Hail Stan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Periphery

"Blood Eagle"

"Garden in the Bones"

"It's Only Smiles"

5
29 23
No More Hollywood Endings is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Battle Beast

"No More Hollywood Endings"

"Eden"

"Unbroken"

6
39 47
I, the Mask is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
In Flames

"I Am Above"

"(This Is Our) House"

"I, the Mask"

7
5 6
Weeping Choir is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Full of Hell
8
22 29
Moonglow is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Avantasia

"Ghost in Moon"

"Starlight"

"Alchemy"

9
1 2
Sombre Dessein is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Herod
10
4 6
Divided by Darkness is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Spirit Adrift
11
22 31
Resist is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Within Temptation

"The Reckoning"

"Firelight"

"Raise Your Banner"

12
13 19
Anesthetic is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Mark Morton

"Cross Off"

"The Truth is Dead"

"Save Defiance"

13
21 30
War is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Demon Hunter

"On My Side"

"The Negative"

"Close Enough"

14
3 6
The Last Rain is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Cân Bardd
15
3 6
Of Rot and Ruin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Hath
16
23 33
The Door to Doom is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Candlemass

"Splendor Demon Majesty"    

"Death's Wheel"    

"House of Doom"    

17
21 31
The Wings of War is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Overkill

"Last Man Standing"

"Head of a Pin"

"Welcome to the Garden State"

18
17 26
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
14 22
Sulphur English is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Inter Arma
20
14 22
End of Chaos is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Michael Drayer added Flotsam & Jetsam
21
25 37
The Verdict is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Queensryche

"Blood of the Levant"

"Dark Reverie"

22
11 18
Peace is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Demon Hunter

"Peace"

"Rescue Myself"

"More Than Bones"

23
19 29
Astronoid is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Astronoid

"A New Color"

"Beyond the Color"

"Water"

24
19 29
Hel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Týr

"Ragnars Kvæði"

"Sunset Shore"

"Fire and Flame"

25
8 14
Departed Souls is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Magic Circle