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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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Ready for the Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
weneedlove00 added Killery
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
Fear Inoculum is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Tool
4
Empath is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Devin Townsend

"Castaway"

"Genesis"

"Spirits Will Collide"

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

"Untethered Angel"

"Paralyzed"

"Fall Into the Light"

6
Humanicide is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Death Angel

"Humanicide"

"The Pack"

"Divine Defector"    

7
The Wings of War is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Overkill

"Last Man Standing"

"Head of a Pin"

"Welcome to the Garden State"

8
Weeping Choir is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Full of Hell
9
Infest the Rats' Nest is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard

"Planet B"

"Self-Immolate"

"Organ Farmer"

10
In Cauda Venenum is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Opeth
11
The Valley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Whitechapel

"When a Demon Defiles a Witch"

"Forgiveness is Weakness"

"Brimstone"

12
The Great War is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Sabaton

"Fields of Verdun"

"The Red Baron"

"Great War"

13
Veleno is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Iván Córdoba added Fleshgod Apocalypse
14
I, the Mask is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
In Flames

"I Am Above"

"(This Is Our) House"

"I, the Mask"

15
The Nothing is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Korn

"You'll Never Find Me"

"Cold"

"Can You Hear Me"

16
Lotus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Soen
17
Sulphur English is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Inter Arma
18
Ageless Fire is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Vanum
19
When a Shadow Is Forced into t... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Swallow the Sun
20
Gold & Grey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Baroness

"Front Toward Enemy"

"I'm Already Gone"

"Seasons"

21
Divided by Darkness is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Spirit Adrift
22
Portent is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added False
23
No More Hollywood Endings is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Battle Beast

"No More Hollywood Endings"

"Eden"

"Unbroken"

24
The Door to Doom is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Candlemass

"Splendor Demon Majesty"    

"Death's Wheel"    

"House of Doom"    

25
Cairn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added מזמור (Mizmor)