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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
Fear Inoculum is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Tool
2
We Are Not Your Kind is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Slipknot

"Unsainted"

"Solway Firth"

"Birth of the Cruel"

3
For the Masses is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Ecstatic Vision
4
No Comfort is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Monolord
5
The Nothing is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Korn

"You'll Never Find Me"

"Cold"

"Can You Hear Me"

6
Empath is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Devin Townsend

"Castaway"

"Genesis"

"Spirits Will Collide"

7
Shaped by Fire is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
As I Lay Dying

"My Own Grave"

"Redefined"

"Shaped by Fire"

8
Distance Over Time is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Dream Theater

"Untethered Angel"

"Paralyzed"

"Fall Into the Light"

9
Divided by Darkness is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Spirit Adrift
10
Infest the Rats' Nest is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard

"Planet B"

"Self-Immolate"

"Organ Farmer"

11
Weeping Choir is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Full of Hell
12
No More Hollywood Endings is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Battle Beast

"No More Hollywood Endings"

"Eden"

"Unbroken"

13
The Valley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Whitechapel

"When a Demon Defiles a Witch"

"Forgiveness is Weakness"

"Brimstone"

14
Sulphur English is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Inter Arma
15
The Great War is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Sabaton

"Fields of Verdun"

"The Red Baron"

"Great War"

16
When a Shadow Is Forced into t... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Swallow the Sun
17
Gold & Grey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Baroness

"Front Toward Enemy"

"I'm Already Gone"

"Seasons"

18
I, the Mask is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
In Flames

"I Am Above"

"(This Is Our) House"

"I, the Mask"

19
Cairn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added מזמור (Mizmor)
20
Nighttime Stories is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Pelican
21
Life Metal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Sunn O)))
22
Ageless Fire is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Vanum
23
Lotus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Soen
24
Astronoid is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Astronoid

"A New Color"

"Beyond the Color"

"Water"

25
Patterns in Mythology is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Falls of Rauros