C.R.O.M.'s Top 50 Albums of 2019

Updated: Dec 16, 2019


2019 was one of the most well rounded in terms of quality (and landmark) releases from across all subgenres of heavy metal and hard rock. The year was also one of the hardest to judge in terms of rankings. However, we've rifled through hundreds of releases for 2019 and compiled the year's 50 best:

Here is 11 - 50


11. Rotting Christ – The Heretics

12. Majestica – Above the Sky

13. Tygers of Pan Tang – Ritual

14. Vision Divine – When All the Heroes are Dead

15. Children of Bodom – Hexed

16. Crystal Eyes – Starbourne Traveler

17. Atlantean Kodex – The Course of Empire

18. Arch/Matheos – Winter Ethereal

19. Leprous – Pitfalls

20. Darkwater – Human

21. Blind Guardian – Twilight Orchestra: Legacy of the Dark Lands

22. Grand Magus – Wolf God

23. Angel Witch - Angel of Light

24. HammerFall – Dominion

25. Beast in Black – From Hell With Love

26. Swallow the Sun – When a Shadow is Forced Into the Light

27. Wilderun – Veil of Imagination

28. Within Temptation – Resist

29. Freedom Call – M.E.T.A.L.

30. Elvenking – Reader of the Runes – Divination

31. Soilwork – Verkligheten

32. Smoulder – Times of Obscene Evil and Wild Daring

33. Northtale – Welcome to Paradise

34. Rhapsody of Fire – The Eighth Mountain

35. Death Angel – Humanicide

36. Myrath – Shehili

37. Vikram – Behind the Mask I

38. Diamond Head – The Coffin Train

39. Possessed – Revelations of Oblivion

40. The Dark Element – Songs the Night Sings

41. Twilight Force – Dawn of the Dragonstar

42. Overkill – The Wings of War

43. Exhorder – Mourn the Southern Skies

44. Diviner – Realms of Time

45. Crashdiet – Rust

46. In Mourning – Garden of Storms

47. Iron Savior – Kill Or Get Killed

48. Flotsam & Jetsam – The End of Chaos

49. Paladin – Ascension

50. Metal De Facto – Imperium Romanum



And Now...the Top 10



10. Sabaton - The Great War



9. Evergrey - The Atlantic



8. Eclipse - Paradigm



7. Fleshgod Apocalypse - Veleno



6. Insomnium - Heart Like A Grave



5. Tuilli/Lione Rhapsody - Zero Gravity (Rebirth and Evolution)



4. Avatarium - The Fire I Long For




3. Candlemass - The Door to Doom



2. Eluveitie - Ategnatos


1. Borknagar – True North


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