Updated: check out our list of the best heavy metal bands of 2020!
Whether you like face-melting guitar solos or dark vocals, the best heavy metal groups of 2019 have it all. The 2019 class of good heavy metal groups includes veteran acts, newcomers, and everyone in between. Some of the best metal artists and bands of 2019 have massive tours on the calendar, while others are releasing highly bands new albums.
Legends of the heavy metal genre and some of the greatest headbangers of all time are also among the hottest metal bands right now, with Metallica releasing a new live album, Megadeth coming out with a compilation, and Rammstein still making ears bleed with a new untitled album.
But it's not just the classic metal bands on the scene in 2019, with up-and-coming artists and heavy metal groups like 3Teeth, Turilli/Lione Rhapsody, and I Prevail ready to make a name for themselves and leave their mark on the music world.
Which metal bands do you think will own 2019? Vote your favorite 2019 heavy metal collective up to the top of this list and add any artists we may have missed. Then head over and check out the top metal albums to come out in 2019.
Albums: Master of Puppets, Ride the Lightning, Metallica, …and Justice for All, Kill 'Em All
2019 release: Helping Hands ... Live & Acoustic at the Masonic (live)
Albums: Ænima, Lateralus, 10,000 Days, UndertowTool is an American rock band from Los Angeles. Formed in 1990, the group's line-up includes... more on Wikipedia
Albums: Rust in Peace, Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?, Youthanasia, Countdown to Extinction, Cryptic Writings
2019 release: Warheads on Foreheads (compilation)
Albums: Once, Century Child, Oceanborn, Angels Fall First, WishmasterNightwish is a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. The band was formed in 1996 by lead... more on Wikipedia
Albums: Sehnsucht, Rosenrot, Mutter, Reise, Reise
2019 release: Untitled
Albums: Blackwater Park, Damnation, Ghost Reveries, Watershed, Still LifeOpeth is a Swedish progressive metal band from Stockholm, formed in 1989. The group has been... more on Wikipedia
Albums: Operation: Mindcrime, Empire, Promised Land, American Soldier, Operation: Mindcrime II
2019 release: The Verdict
Albums: Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence, Images and Words, Metropolis, Part 2: Scenes From a Memory, Train of Thought
2019 release: Distance over Time
Albums: The Art of War, Primo Victoria, Attero Dominatus, Coat of Arms, MetalizerSabaton is a heavy metal band from Falun, Sweden formed in 1999. The band's main lyrical... more on Wikipedia
Albums: Feel the Fire, Taking Over, W.F.O., The Years of Decay, Under the Influence
2019 release: The Wings of War
Albums: The Silent Force, Enter, The Heart of Everything, Mother Earth, The Howling
2019 release: Resist
Albums: Blue Record, Yellow & Green, Red Album, A Grey Sigh in a Flower Husk, First
2019 release: Gold & Grey
Albums: Metal Health, Condition Critical, QR III, Guilty Pleasures, Quiet Riot II
2019 release: One Night in Milan (live)
Albums: Lifelines, Trauma
2019 release: Trauma
Albums: Doomsday for the Deceiver, Drift, The Cold, When the Storm Comes Down, My God
2019 release: The End of Chaos
Albums: Masterpieces, Crimson Thunder, Glory to the Brave, Legacy of Kings, Chapter V: UnbentHammerFall is a Swedish heavy metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden. The band was formed in 1993... more on Wikipedia
Albums: Potatoes for Christmas, Infest, Lovehatetragedy, Last Resort, The Paramour Sessions
2019 release: Who Do You Trust?
Albums: 1987, Lovehunter, Slide It In, Saints & Sinners, Forevermore
2019 release: Flesh & Blood
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Albums: Count Your Blessings, Suicide Season, There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is a Heaven, Let's Keep It a Secret
2019 release: Amo
WhitechapelDeathcore, Heavy metal
Albums: The Somatic Defilement, This Is Exile, Recorrupted - EP, Demo 2006, Our Endless War
2019 release: The Valley
Albums: A Blaze in the Northern Sky, Under a Funeral Moon, Transilvanian Hunger, Soulside Journey, Circle the Wagons
2019 release: Old Star
Albums: Altar, Monoliths & Dimensions, Angel Coma, The Grimmrobe Demos, White2Sunn O))) (pronounced "sun") is an American experimental metal band from Seattle, Washington,... more on Wikipedia
Albums: Nightfall, Epicus Doomicus Metallicus, From the 13th Sun, Lucifer Rising, King of the Grey Islands
2019 release: The Door to Doom
Albums: Bricks Are Heavy, Hungry for Stink, Smell the Magic, The Best of L7: The Slash Years, Maneater
2019 release: Scatter the Rats