Best Metal Albums of 1996

Genre:  Year:  

01
Tool
Aenima

Rating: 4.45
4491 votes
02
Neurosis
Through Silver in Blood

Rating: 4.43
1956 votes
03
Pan.thy.monium
Khaooohs and Kon-Fus-Ion

Rating: 4.42
12 votes
04
Edge of Sanity
Crimson

Rating: 4.41
2208 votes
05
Cryptopsy
None So Vile

Rating: 4.41
1525 votes
06
Sabbat (JPN)
The Dwelling

Rating: 4.4
20 votes
07
Paramaecium
Within the Ancient Forest

Rating: 4.39
27 votes
08
The 3rd and the Mortal
Painting On Glass

Rating: 4.33
24 votes
09
Waltari
Yeah! Yeah! Die! Die! Death Metal Symphony in Deep

Rating: 4.32
14 votes
10
Jason Becker
Perspective

Rating: 4.31
49 votes
11
Desire
Infinity... A Timeless Journey

Rating: 4.3
20 votes
12
Gamma Ray
Silent Miracles (EP)

Rating: 4.27
30 votes
13
Theatre Of Tragedy
Velvet Darkness They Fear

Rating: 4.26
129 votes
14
Sacramentum
Far Away from the Sun

Rating: 4.25
300 votes
15
Immolation
Here in After

Rating: 4.25
306 votes
16
Type O Negative
October Rust

Rating: 4.24
764 votes
17
Scald
Will Of The Gods Is Great Power

Rating: 4.23
60 votes
18
Pan-Thy-Monium
Khaooohs & Kon-Fus-Ion

Rating: 4.23
13 votes
19
Therion
Theli

Rating: 4.22
142 votes
20
Vinterland
Welcome My Last Chapter

Rating: 4.21
148 votes
21
Bethlehem
Dictius Te Necare

Rating: 4.2
111 votes
22
Angra
Holy Land

Rating: 4.2
238 votes
23
Neurosis
Locust Star

Rating: 4.19
32 votes
24
Mayhem
Out From The Dark

Rating: 4.18
30 votes
25
Eyehategod
Dopesick

Rating: 4.18
558 votes
26
His Hero Is Gone
Fifteen Counts of Arson

Rating: 4.17
63 votes
27
Burzum
Filosofem

Rating: 4.17
941 votes
28
Estatic Fear
Somnium Obmutum

Rating: 4.17
70 votes
29
Acid Bath
Paegan Terrorism Tactics

Rating: 4.16
550 votes
30
Psychotic Waltz
Bleeding

Rating: 4.14
85 votes
31
Labradford
Labradford

Rating: 4.13
26 votes
32
Adramelech
Psychostasia

Rating: 4.13
131 votes
33
Moonspell
Irreligious

Rating: 4.11
125 votes
34
Forgotten Woods
The Curse Of Mankind

Rating: 4.11
14 votes
35
Limbonic Art
Moon In The Scorpio

Rating: 4.1
55 votes
36
X Japan
Dahlia

Rating: 4.1
282 votes
37
Blut Aus Nord
Memoria Vetusta I:Fathers Of The Icy Age

Rating: 4.09
111 votes
38
Samael
Passage

Rating: 4.09
224 votes
39
Deadguy
Screamin' With the Deadguy Quintet

Rating: 4.08
38 votes
40
Memory Garden
Tides

Rating: 4.07
21 votes
41
16
Drop Out

Rating: 4.07
14 votes
42
Root
Kärgeräs

Rating: 4.07
14 votes
43
Stratovarius
Episode

Rating: 4.07
444 votes
44
Cradle of Filth
Vempire or Dark Fairytales in Phallustei

Rating: 4.06
215 votes
45
Spastic Ink
Ink Complete

Rating: 4.06
103 votes
46
Sadist
Tribe

Rating: 4.05
19 votes
47
Bardo Pond
Amanita

Rating: 4.05
20 votes
48
Nokturnal Mortum
Lunar Poetry (Demo)

Rating: 4.04
88 votes
49
Acrimony
Tumuli Shroomaroom

Rating: 4.03
32 votes
50
Saturnus
Paradise Belongs to You

Rating: 4.03
70 votes
51
Opeth
Morningrise

Rating: 4.01
3746 votes
52
Converge
Petitioning the Empty Sky

Rating: 4
1173 votes
53
A Canorous Quintet
Silence of the World Beyond

Rating: 4
33 votes
54
Depressive Age
Electric Scum

Rating: 4
18 votes
55
Memento Mori
La Danse Macabre

Rating: 4
15 votes
56
Maeror Tri
The Beauty of Sadness

Rating: 4
12 votes
57
Satyricon
Nemesis Divina

Rating: 4
293 votes
58
Rotting Christ
Triarchy of The Lost Lovers

Rating: 3.99
86 votes
59
Cradle of Filth
Dusk and Her Embrace

Rating: 3.96
528 votes
60
Nevermore
The Politics of Ecstasy

Rating: 3.96
714 votes
61
Steve Vai
Fire Garden

Rating: 3.95
88 votes
62
Porcupine Tree
Signify

Rating: 3.95
810 votes
63
Ground Zero
Revolutionary Pekinese Opera, Ver. 1.28

Rating: 3.95
20 votes
64
Amorphis
Elegy

Rating: 3.95
744 votes
65
Monstrosity
Millenium

Rating: 3.95
82 votes
66
Melvins
Stag

Rating: 3.94
186 votes
67
Setherial
Nord

Rating: 3.94
16 votes
68
Turbonegro
Ass Cobra

Rating: 3.93
41 votes
69
Crowbar
Broken Glass

Rating: 3.93
240 votes
70
Gates Of Ishtar
A Bloodred Path

Rating: 3.92
26 votes
71
Marilyn Manson
Antichrist Superstar

Rating: 3.92
1041 votes
72
Bal-Sagoth
Starfire Burning Upon the Ice-Veiled Throne

Rating: 3.91
41 votes
73
Freak Kitchen
Spanking Hour

Rating: 3.91
11 votes
74
Catasexual Urge Motivation
The Encyclopedia of Serial Murders

Rating: 3.91
11 votes
75
Ulver
Kveldssanger

Rating: 3.9
476 votes
76
thorr's hammer
Dommedagsnatt

Rating: 3.9
87 votes
77
Borknagar
Borknagar

Rating: 3.89
226 votes
78
Integrity
Humanity is the Devil

Rating: 3.88
97 votes
79
Gorgoroth
Antichrist

Rating: 3.87
179 votes
80
Arcturus
Aspera Hiems Symfonia

Rating: 3.87
332 votes
81
Obliveon
Cybervoid

Rating: 3.86
33 votes
82
Damnation
Rebel Souls

Rating: 3.86
14 votes
83
Mr. Big
Hey Man

Rating: 3.86
14 votes
84
Iced Earth
The Dark Saga

Rating: 3.84
1155 votes
85
Varga
Oxygen

Rating: 3.83
18 votes
86
Rage Against the Machine
Evil Empire

Rating: 3.82
2125 votes
87
Dimmu Borgir
Stormblast

Rating: 3.82
326 votes
88
Grief
Miserably Ever After

Rating: 3.8
46 votes
89
Marty Friedman
True Obsessions

Rating: 3.8
40 votes
90
Skyclad
Oui Avant-Garde a Chance

Rating: 3.8
30 votes
91
Sacrilege GBG
Lost in the Beauty You Slay

Rating: 3.8
30 votes
92
Absurd [GER]
Facta Loquuntur

Rating: 3.8
15 votes
93
Judas Iscariot
The Cold Earth Slept Below

Rating: 3.8
15 votes
94
Godflesh
Songs of Love and Hate

Rating: 3.8
238 votes
95
Aura Noir
Black Thrash Attack

Rating: 3.79
68 votes
96
Iniquity
Serenadium

Rating: 3.79
29 votes
97
Killing Joke
Democracy

Rating: 3.79
55 votes
98
Anathema
Eternity

Rating: 3.79
330 votes
99
Dissection
Where Dead Angels Lie

Rating: 3.79
66 votes
100
Grave Digger
Tunes of War

Rating: 3.78
100 votes
101
HIM
666 Ways to Love: Prologue

Rating: 3.78
29 votes
102
Propagandhi
Less Talk, More Rock

Rating: 3.77
181 votes
103
Vision of Disorder
Vision of Disorder

Rating: 3.77
37 votes
104
Skyclad
Irrational Anthems

Rating: 3.75
36 votes
105
Rage
Lingua Mortis

Rating: 3.75
16 votes
106
KMFDM
XTORT

Rating: 3.75
79 votes
107
Lunar Aurora
Weltengänger

Rating: 3.73
11 votes
108
Nevermore
In Memory

Rating: 3.73
228 votes
109
Corrosion of Conformity
Wiseblood

Rating: 3.72
414 votes
110
Falkenbach
...En Their Medh Riki Fara...

Rating: 3.72
86 votes
111
Bathory
Blood on Ice

Rating: 3.72
350 votes
112
King's X
Ear Candy

Rating: 3.71
43 votes
113
Pantera
The Great Southern Trendkill

Rating: 3.71
2522 votes
114
Einherjer
Dragons of the North

Rating: 3.7
40 votes
115
Vomitory
Raped In Their Own Blood

Rating: 3.69
13 votes
116
Pro-Pain
Contents Under Pressure

Rating: 3.69
16 votes
117
Soundgarden
Down on the Upside

Rating: 3.68
880 votes
118
Diabolical Masquerade
Ravendusk in my Heart

Rating: 3.67
36 votes
119
Stuck Mojo
Pigwalk

Rating: 3.67
24 votes
120
Lethal
Poison Seed

Rating: 3.67
18 votes
121
Mysticum
In the Streams of Inferno

Rating: 3.67
12 votes
122
Helloween
The Time of the Oath

Rating: 3.65
420 votes
123
Mortification
Envision Evangelene

Rating: 3.64
42 votes
124
Axel Rudi Pell
Black Moon Pyramid

Rating: 3.64
21 votes
125
Mushroomhead
Superbuick

Rating: 3.63
164 votes
126
Orphaned Land
El Norra Alila

Rating: 3.63
98 votes
127
Incubus
Enjoy Incubus

Rating: 3.63
217 votes
128
Arch Enemy
Black Earth

Rating: 3.62
238 votes
129
Thought Industry
Outer Space Is Just A Martini Away

Rating: 3.62
17 votes
130
Ildjarn
Strength and Anger

Rating: 3.61
18 votes
131
My Dying Bride
Like Gods of the Sun

Rating: 3.61
300 votes
132
Earth
Pentastar: In The Style Of Demons

Rating: 3.6
97 votes
133
King Diamond
The Graveyard

Rating: 3.6
156 votes
134
Agalloch
From Which of This Oak

Rating: 3.6
228 votes
135
Apocalyptica
Plays Metallica by Four Cellos

Rating: 3.6
134 votes
136
Orphanage
By Time Alone

Rating: 3.6
20 votes
137
Mago de Oz
Jesus de Chamberi

Rating: 3.59
11 votes
138
The Moaning
Blood From Stone

Rating: 3.58
18 votes
139
Deeds of Flesh
Trading Pieces

Rating: 3.58
46 votes
140
Ancient
The Cainian Chronicles

Rating: 3.57
27 votes
141
Desaster
A Touch of Medieval Darkness

Rating: 3.57
14 votes
142
Novembre
Arte Novecento

Rating: 3.57
66 votes
143
Gehenna
Malice

Rating: 3.56
18 votes
144
Marduk
Heaven Shall Burn... When We Are Gathered

Rating: 3.54
67 votes
145
Earth Crisis
Gomorrah's Season Ends

Rating: 3.54
54 votes
146
Boris
Absolutego

Rating: 3.53
262 votes
147
Cannibal Corpse
Vile

Rating: 3.51
850 votes
148
Cathedral
Hopkins (The Witchfinder General)

Rating: 3.5
36 votes
149
Asphyx
Embrace the Death

Rating: 3.5
34 votes
150
Hypocrisy
Maximum Abduction (EP)

Rating: 3.5
26 votes
151
Galactic Cowboys
Machine Fish

Rating: 3.5
20 votes
152
Angelcorpse
Hammer of Gods

Rating: 3.5
20 votes
153
Die Krupps
III - Odyssey of the Mind

Rating: 3.5
13 votes
154
Adam Sandler
What The Hell Happened To Me!

Rating: 3.49
37 votes
155
Kataklysm
Temple of Knowledge (Kataklysm Part III)

Rating: 3.48
62 votes
156
Pitchshifter
Infotainment?

Rating: 3.48
50 votes
157
Angra
Freedom Call

Rating: 3.47
34 votes
158
Sepultura
Roots

Rating: 3.47
1736 votes
159
Negura Bunget
Zîrnindu-să

Rating: 3.45
40 votes
160
Abigor
Opus IV

Rating: 3.45
19 votes
161
Ryoji Ikeda
+/-

Rating: 3.43
22 votes
162
Biohazard
Mata Leao

Rating: 3.43
64 votes
163
Solitude Aeturnus
Downfall

Rating: 3.43
63 votes
164
Manowar
Louder Than Hell

Rating: 3.42
354 votes
165
Bruce Dickinson
Skunkworks

Rating: 3.41
150 votes
166
Dark Funeral
The Secrets of the Black Arts

Rating: 3.4
97 votes
167
Annihilator
Refresh The Demon

Rating: 3.4
128 votes
168
Stars of the Lid
Gravitational Pull vs the Desire for an Aquatic Li

Rating: 3.39
28 votes
169
Ildjarn
Forest Poetry

Rating: 3.39
44 votes
170
Sacred Reich
Heal

Rating: 3.38
52 votes
171
Napalm Death
Diatribes

Rating: 3.38
99 votes
172
Brutal Truth
Kill Trend Suicide

Rating: 3.38
36 votes
173
Korn
Life Is Peachy

Rating: 3.36
2606 votes
174
Arghoslent
Arsenal of Glory

Rating: 3.36
54 votes
175
Darkthrone
Total Death

Rating: 3.32
504 votes
176
Dark Tranquillity
Enter Suicidal Angels

Rating: 3.31
104 votes
177
Madball
Demonstrating My Style

Rating: 3.3
38 votes
178
Anvil
Plugged In Permanent

Rating: 3.3
45 votes
179
Brujeria
Raza Odiada

Rating: 3.28
23 votes
180
Staind
Tormented

Rating: 3.27
157 votes
181
Dying Fetus
Purification Through Violence

Rating: 3.27
96 votes
182
Dodheimsgard
Monumental Possession

Rating: 3.25
12 votes
183
Amon Amarth
Sorrow Throughout the Nine Worlds

Rating: 3.24
130 votes
184
Gorefest
Soul Survivor

Rating: 3.24
17 votes
185
Cemetary
Sundown

Rating: 3.21
21 votes
186
Motorhead
Overnight Sensation

Rating: 3.19
150 votes
187
Overkill
The Killing Kind

Rating: 3.18
184 votes
188
Cathedral
Supernatural Birth Machine

Rating: 3.15
60 votes
189
Melechesh
As Jerusalem Burns...Al´Intisar

Rating: 3.14
36 votes
190
Slough Feg
The Lord Weird Slough Feg

Rating: 3.13
32 votes
191
Mercyful Fate
Into the Unknown

Rating: 3.12
192 votes
192
Ayreon
Actual Fantasy

Rating: 3.1
50 votes
193
D.R.I.
Full Speed Ahead

Rating: 3.08
32 votes
194
Six Feet Under
Alive and Dead

Rating: 3.07
15 votes
195
Darkest Hour
The Misanthrope

Rating: 3.04
28 votes



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