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
94 86
Empath is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Devin Townsend

"Castaway"

"Genesis"

"Spirits Will Collide"

2
90 87
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
56 55
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
80 86
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
10 5
Gold & Grey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Baroness

"Front Toward Enemy"

"I'm Already Gone"

"Seasons"

6
65 77
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
29 33
Weeping Choir is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Full of Hell
8
28 32
Lotus is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Soen
9
66 85
I, the Mask is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
In Flames

"I Am Above"

"(This Is Our) House"

"I, the Mask"

10
43 57
Astronoid is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Astronoid

"A New Color"

"Beyond the Color"

"Water"

11
11 14
Humanicide is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Death Angel

"Humanicide"

"The Pack"

"Divine Defector"    

12
32 43
Life Metal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Sunn O)))
13
36 49
Sulphur English is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Inter Arma
14
40 55
The Door to Doom is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Candlemass

"Splendor Demon Majesty"    

"Death's Wheel"    

"House of Doom"    

15
21 29
When a Shadow Is Forced into t... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Swallow the Sun
16
33 46
The Valley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Whitechapel

"When a Demon Defiles a Witch"

"Forgiveness is Weakness"

"Brimstone"

17
19 27
Veleno is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Iván Córdoba added Fleshgod Apocalypse
18
23 33
Of Rot and Ruin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Hath
19
37 53
Moonglow is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Avantasia

"Ghost in Moon"

"Starlight"

"Alchemy"

20
20 30
Divided by Darkness is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Spirit Adrift
21
21 33
Syntheosis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Waste of Space Orchestra
22
31 48
War is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Demon Hunter

"On My Side"

"The Negative"

"Close Enough"

23
21 34
Peace is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Demon Hunter

"Peace"

"Rescue Myself"

"More Than Bones"

24
14 24
Ageless Fire is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Vanum
25
13 23
kOsmik is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Violet Cold