In case you haven't heard because you were too busy jamming out to last year's heavy metal music, 2022's heavy metal album releases are coming in hot every week with electrifying guitar solos and intoxicating melodies by many of your favorite heavy metal bands. From Korn's Requiem and Ghost's IMPERA to Arch Enemy's Deceivers, 2022's top metal albums feature diverse metal groups across four decades and countless subgenres, including industrial metal, nu metal, metalcore, progressive metal, hardcore punk, thrash metal, blackgaze, hard rock, power metal, alternative, and sludge metal. Indian folk metal band Bloodywood finally released their debut studio album Rakshak, and Black Sabbath veteran vocalist Tony Martin dropped his third solo album Thorns.
Which 2022 heavy metal album will win a Grammy next year? How many of these full-length projects will surpass a billion streams across Spotify and Apple Music? Vote below for your favorite new heavy metal albums, and feel free to check out these artists' discography lists afterwards if you'd like to discover more of their greatest studio LPs.