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
7 2
The Valley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
The Valley Whitechapel

"Hickory Creek"

"Blackbear"

"When a Demon Defiles a Witch"

2
9 4
Empath is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Empath Devin Townsend

"Castaway"

"Genesis"

"Spirits Will Collide"

3
10 6
Reprogram is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Lance King added Reprogram Boom Bap Project

4
8 4
Moonglow is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Moonglow Avantasia

"Ghost in Moon"

"Starlight"

"Alchemy"

5
12 9
Distance Over Time is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Distance Over Time Dream Theater

"Untethered Angel"

"Paralyzed"

"Fall Into the Light"

6
7 4
Hel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Hel Týr

"Ragnars Kvæði"

"Sunset Shore"

"Fire and Flame"

7
4 1
End of Chaos is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Michael Drayer added End of Chaos Flotsam & Jetsam

8
3 0
Periphery IV: Hail Stan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Periphery IV: Hail Stan Periphery

"Blood Eagle"

"Garden in the Bones"

"It's Only Smiles"

9
9 7
War is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
War Demon Hunter

"On My Side"

"The Negative"

"Close Enough"

10
8 6
The Verdict is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
The Verdict Queensryche

"Blood of the Levant"

"Dark Reverie"

11
6 4
Resist is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Resist Within Temptation

"The Reckoning"

"Firelight"

"Raise Your Banner"

12
6 4
The Door to Doom is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
The Door to Doom Candlemass

"Splendor Demon Majesty"    

"Death's Wheel"    

"House of Doom"    

13
5 3
The Wings of War is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
The Wings of War Overkill

"Last Man Standing"

"Head of a Pin"

"Welcome to the Garden State"

14
3 1
The Valley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
The Valley Whitechapel

"When a Demon Defiles a Witch"

"Forgiveness is Weakness"

"Brimstone"

15
6 5
Astronoid is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Astronoid Astronoid

"A New Color"

"Beyond the Color"

"Water"

16
2 1
Overpower is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Overpower Any Given Day

"Devil Inside"

"Loveless"

"Lonewolf"

17
4 4
Wilt & Blossom is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Wilt & Blossom Cartograph

"In Teal"

"Ever Scaling"

"Wilt over Time"

18
4 4
II is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
II Last in Line

"Blackout the Sun"

"Landslide" 

"Year of the Gun"

19
3 3
The Eighth Mountain is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
The Eighth Mountain Rhapsody of Fire

"The Legend Goes On"

"Rain of Fury"

"Master of Peace"

20
3 3
From Hell with Love is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
From Hell with Love Beast in Black

"Heart of Steel"

"No Surrender"

"Oceandeep"

21
2 2
Master of the Universe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Master of the Universe Ola Englund

"Pizza Hawaii"

"Cerberus'

22
2 2
Anesthetic is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Anesthetic Mark Morton

"Cross Off"

"The Truth is Dead"

"Save Defiance"

23
1 1
Trauma is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Trauma I Prevail

"Bow Down"

"Paranoid"

"Every Time You Leave"

24
5 6
Hexed is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Hexed Children of Bodom

"Platitudes and Barren Words"

"This Road"

'Under Grass and Clover"

25
3 4
I, the Mask is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
I, the Mask In Flames

"I Am Above"

"(This Is Our) House"

"I, the Mask"