Listen to heavy metal albums online
From Black Sabbath to Iron Maiden, from Linkin Park to Korn, from Blind Guardian to Judas Priest, Airbourne or whatever band of guitar workers you have fallen for: This is your place to be. On albumstreams.com we collect free heavy metal and hard rock album streams of records that are not officially available yet but that are officially streaming ahead of release.
So if it's a free album stream of Dream Theater you are looking for, search no more. But if you are not much into progressive metal but more the Panda type of person addicted to doom or death metal, why not stream Abbath's new solo album?
What is the difference between heavy metal and hard rock?
Well, of course there are a lot of hybrids between hard rock and heavy metal in general. But lyrically spoken some say that heavy metal is usually about dark stuff and world domination while hard rock is typically more phallic and turns to sex. Others say that anything before 1978 with distorted guitars can be called hard rock. Of course, this is a bit easy. We'd say hard rock usually has a more bluesy undertone and follows strict rules of a driving rhythm which is combined with more simplistic riffs that are repeated quite often. It feels tight. Having been developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s heavy metal in turn usually has this wall of sound going on, where guitar play relies heavily on epic riffs, fancy solo work and creates this thick and massive sound.
There are tons of heavy metal sub-genres. And in case you really want to learn about the different styles and genres of heavy metal and gain an in-depth knowledge on the topic, we totally recommend the Map of Metal.
Free heavy metal and hard rock albums
So, in case you are ready now to break a neck or two, to bang your head and get lost in some heavy riffing we welcome you to listen to the free heavy metal and hard rock album streams we have collected for you. If you find any other albums or want to promote your own, just drop us a note let us know!