2019 Music 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
107 102
Empath is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Devin Townsend

"Castaway"

"Genesis"

"Spirits Will Collide"

2
101 106
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
89 97
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
20 17
Gold & Grey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Baroness

"Front Toward Enemy"

"I'm Already Gone"

"Seasons"

5
60 68
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
37 41
Lotus is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Soen
7
72 90
Periphery IV: Hail Stan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Periphery

"Blood Eagle"

"Garden in the Bones"

"It's Only Smiles"

8
20 22
Humanicide is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Death Angel

"Humanicide"

"The Pack"

"Divine Defector"    

9
30 37
When a Shadow Is Forced into t... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Swallow the Sun
10
43 56
Sulphur English is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Inter Arma
11
33 43
Weeping Choir is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Full of Hell
12
47 63
The Door to Doom is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Candlemass

"Splendor Demon Majesty"    

"Death's Wheel"    

"House of Doom"    

13
72 102
I, the Mask is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
In Flames

"I Am Above"

"(This Is Our) House"

"I, the Mask"

14
46 65
Astronoid is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Astronoid

"A New Color"

"Beyond the Color"

"Water"

15
43 61
Moonglow is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Avantasia

"Ghost in Moon"

"Starlight"

"Alchemy"

16
38 54
Life Metal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Sunn O)))
17
28 41
Of Rot and Ruin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Hath
18
38 56
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
3 5
Outstrider is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Abbath

"Hecate"

"Bridge of Spasms"

"The Artifex"

20
23 35
Veleno is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Iván Córdoba added Fleshgod Apocalypse
21
39 59
The Wings of War is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Overkill

"Last Man Standing"

"Head of a Pin"

"Welcome to the Garden State"

22
42 64
Hexed is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Children of Bodom

"Platitudes and Barren Words"

"This Road"

'Under Grass and Clover"

23
1 3
Metawar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
3Teeth

"Hyperstition"

"Affluenza"

"EXXXIT"

24
23 37
Divided by Darkness is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Pizzametal added Spirit Adrift
25
34 54
War is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2019
Demon Hunter

"On My Side"

"The Negative"

"Close Enough"