Best Metal Albums of 1996

Genre:  Year:  

01
Scald
Will Of The Gods Is Great Power

Rating: 4.66
38 votes
02
Tool
Aenima

Rating: 4.45
8600 votes
03
Neurosis
Through Silver in Blood

Rating: 4.41
2814 votes
04
The 3rd and the Mortal
Painting On Glass

Rating: 4.41
22 votes
05
Cryptopsy
None So Vile

Rating: 4.4
1484 votes
06
Edge of Sanity
Crimson

Rating: 4.4
2094 votes
07
Sabbat (JPN)
The Dwelling

Rating: 4.4
20 votes
08
Paramaecium
Within the Ancient Forest

Rating: 4.39
27 votes
09
Jason Becker
Perspective

Rating: 4.33
47 votes
10
Gamma Ray
Silent Miracles (EP)

Rating: 4.32
28 votes
11
Waltari
Yeah! Yeah! Die! Die! Death Metal Symphony in Deep

Rating: 4.29
14 votes
12
Desire
Infinity... A Timeless Journey

Rating: 4.25
16 votes
13
Theatre Of Tragedy
Velvet Darkness They Fear

Rating: 4.24
120 votes
14
Immolation
Here in After

Rating: 4.24
290 votes
15
Sacramentum
Far Away from the Sun

Rating: 4.24
280 votes
16
Type O Negative
October Rust

Rating: 4.24
734 votes
17
Pan-Thy-Monium
Khaooohs & Kon-Fus-Ion

Rating: 4.23
13 votes
18
Therion
Theli

Rating: 4.21
136 votes
19
Neurosis
Locust Star

Rating: 4.2
45 votes
20
Vinterland
Welcome My Last Chapter

Rating: 4.19
134 votes
21
Acrimony
Tumuli Shroomaroom

Rating: 4.19
32 votes
22
Eyehategod
Dopesick

Rating: 4.18
494 votes
23
Burzum
Filosofem

Rating: 4.18
882 votes
24
Bethlehem
Dictius Te Necare

Rating: 4.17
105 votes
25
Angra
Holy Land

Rating: 4.17
222 votes
26
Acid Bath
Paegan Terrorism Tactics

Rating: 4.17
520 votes
27
Mayhem
Out From The Dark

Rating: 4.16
28 votes
28
Estatic Fear
Somnium Obmutum

Rating: 4.16
70 votes
29
His Hero is Gone
Fifteen Counts of Arson

Rating: 4.15
59 votes
30
Adramelech
Psychostasia

Rating: 4.13
122 votes
31
Psychotic Waltz
Bleeding

Rating: 4.13
76 votes
32
Moonspell
Irreligious

Rating: 4.12
116 votes
33
Forgotten Woods
The Curse Of Mankind

Rating: 4.11
14 votes
34
Limbonic Art
Moon In The Scorpio

Rating: 4.1
55 votes
35
Stratovarius
Episode

Rating: 4.1
420 votes
36
Samael
Passage

Rating: 4.1
105 votes
37
Spastic Ink
Ink Complete

Rating: 4.1
100 votes
38
Blut Aus Nord
Memoria Vetusta I:Fathers Of The Icy Age

Rating: 4.09
104 votes
39
16
Drop Out

Rating: 4.08
12 votes
40
X Japan
Dahlia

Rating: 4.07
278 votes
41
Cradle of Filth
Vempire or Dark Fairytales in Phallustei

Rating: 4.07
207 votes
42
Deadguy
Screamin' With the Deadguy Quintet

Rating: 4.06
32 votes
43
Labradford
Labradford

Rating: 4.06
24 votes
44
Ground Zero
Revolutionary Pekinese Opera, Ver. 1.28

Rating: 4.06
18 votes
45
Bardo Pond
Amanita

Rating: 4.05
19 votes
46
Saturnus
Paradise Belongs to You

Rating: 4.05
60 votes
47
Nokturnal Mortum
Lunar Poetry (Demo)

Rating: 4.04
87 votes
48
Rotting Christ
Triarchy of The Lost Lovers

Rating: 4.01
80 votes
49
Memory Garden
Tides

Rating: 4
18 votes
50
Depressive Age
Electric Scum

Rating: 4
18 votes
51
Memento Mori
La Danse Macabre

Rating: 4
15 votes
52
Converge
Petitioning the Empty Sky

Rating: 4
1135 votes
53
Opeth
Morningrise

Rating: 4
3576 votes
54
Satyricon
Nemesis Divina

Rating: 3.99
283 votes
55
Turbonegro
Ass Cobra

Rating: 3.97
39 votes
56
Cradle of Filth
Dusk... and Her Embrace

Rating: 3.97
512 votes
57
Melvins
Stag

Rating: 3.94
176 votes
58
Nevermore
The Politics of Ecstasy

Rating: 3.94
669 votes
59
Amorphis
Elegy

Rating: 3.94
472 votes
60
Sadist
Tribe

Rating: 3.94
16 votes
61
Steve Vai
Fire Garden

Rating: 3.93
86 votes
62
Porcupine Tree
Signify

Rating: 3.93
718 votes
63
Root
Kärgeräs

Rating: 3.92
12 votes
64
Marilyn Manson
Antichrist Superstar

Rating: 3.92
1017 votes
65
thorr's hammer
Dommedagsnatt

Rating: 3.91
56 votes
66
Integrity
Humanity is the Devil

Rating: 3.91
94 votes
67
Catasexual Urge Motivation
The Encyclopedia of Serial Murders

Rating: 3.91
11 votes
68
Freak Kitchen
Spanking Hour

Rating: 3.91
11 votes
69
Bal-Sagoth
Starfire Burning Upon the Ice-Veiled Throne

Rating: 3.91
38 votes
70
Monstrosity
Millenium

Rating: 3.91
86 votes
71
Ulver
Kveldssanger

Rating: 3.91
450 votes
72
Crowbar
Broken Glass

Rating: 3.9
213 votes
73
A Canorous Quintet
Silence of the World Beyond

Rating: 3.89
27 votes
74
Gates Of Ishtar
A Bloodred Path

Rating: 3.89
22 votes
75
Borknagar
Borknagar

Rating: 3.89
218 votes
76
Gorgoroth
Antichrist

Rating: 3.88
171 votes
77
Absurd [GER]
Facta Loquuntur

Rating: 3.88
16 votes
78
Setherial
Nord

Rating: 3.87
15 votes
79
Damnation
Rebel Souls

Rating: 3.86
14 votes
80
Mr. Big
Hey Man

Rating: 3.86
14 votes
81
Arcturus
Aspera Hiems Symfonia

Rating: 3.86
328 votes
82
Iced Earth
The Dark Saga

Rating: 3.84
1134 votes
83
Marty Friedman
True Obsessions

Rating: 3.83
42 votes
84
Varga
Oxygen

Rating: 3.83
18 votes
85
Aura Noir
Black Thrash Attack

Rating: 3.83
64 votes
86
Judas Iscariot
The Cold Earth Slept Below

Rating: 3.82
14 votes
87
Rage Against the Machine
Evil Empire

Rating: 3.82
2068 votes
88
Dimmu Borgir
Stormblast

Rating: 3.82
310 votes
89
Obliveon
Cybervoid

Rating: 3.81
16 votes
90
Godflesh
Songs of Love and Hate

Rating: 3.81
216 votes
91
Iniquity
Serenadium

Rating: 3.8
28 votes
92
Skyclad
Oui Avant-Garde a Chance

Rating: 3.8
30 votes
93
Killing Joke
Democracy

Rating: 3.8
54 votes
94
Vision of Disorder
Vision of Disorder

Rating: 3.79
38 votes
95
Anathema
Eternity

Rating: 3.79
309 votes
96
Propagandhi
Less Talk, More Rock

Rating: 3.78
176 votes
97
Sacrilege GBG
Lost in the Beauty You Slay

Rating: 3.78
27 votes
98
Angelcorpse
Hammer of Gods

Rating: 3.78
18 votes
99
Grave Digger
Tunes of War

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

Rating: 3.77
28 votes
101
Grief
Miserably Ever After

Rating: 3.76
38 votes
102
Falkenbach
...En Their Medh Riki Fara...

Rating: 3.75
84 votes
103
Skyclad
Irrational Anthems

Rating: 3.75
36 votes
104
Cypress Hill
Unreleased And Revamped

Rating: 3.75
14 votes
105
Vomitory
Raped In Their Own Blood

Rating: 3.73
11 votes
106
Lunar Aurora
Weltengänger

Rating: 3.73
11 votes
107
Corrosion of Conformity
Wiseblood

Rating: 3.73
276 votes
108
Bathory
Blood on Ice

Rating: 3.72
326 votes
109
Orphanage
By Time Alone

Rating: 3.72
18 votes
110
King's X
Ear Candy

Rating: 3.71
42 votes
111
Pantera
The Great Southern Trendkill

Rating: 3.71
2436 votes
112
KMFDM
XTORT

Rating: 3.71
77 votes
113
Dissection
Where Dead Angels Lie

Rating: 3.7
60 votes
114
Lethal
Poison Seed

Rating: 3.7
20 votes
115
Nevermore
In Memory

Rating: 3.69
225 votes
116
Soundgarden
Down on the Upside

Rating: 3.69
854 votes
117
Helloween
The Time of the Oath

Rating: 3.67
400 votes
118
Pro-Pain
Contents Under Pressure

Rating: 3.67
18 votes
119
Axel Rudi Pell
Black Moon Pyramid

Rating: 3.67
12 votes
120
Diabolical Masquerade
Ravendusk in my Heart

Rating: 3.65
36 votes
121
Einherjer
Dragons of the North

Rating: 3.65
40 votes
122
Stuck Mojo
Pigwalk

Rating: 3.65
24 votes
123
Mortification
Envision Evangelene

Rating: 3.64
28 votes
124
The Moaning
Blood From Stone

Rating: 3.64
21 votes
125
Incubus
Enjoy Incubus

Rating: 3.63
215 votes
126
Earth
Pentastar: In The Style Of Demons

Rating: 3.62
188 votes
127
Apocalyptica
Plays Metallica by Four Cellos

Rating: 3.62
131 votes
128
Ildjarn
Strength and Anger

Rating: 3.62
17 votes
129
Agalloch
From Which Of This Oak

Rating: 3.61
218 votes
130
Orphaned Land
El Norra Alila

Rating: 3.61
90 votes
131
King Diamond
The Graveyard

Rating: 3.61
146 votes
132
Arch Enemy
Black Earth

Rating: 3.61
226 votes
133
Novembre
Arte Novecento

Rating: 3.6
60 votes
134
Mushroomhead
Superbuick

Rating: 3.6
152 votes
135
My Dying Bride
Like Gods of the Sun

Rating: 3.6
288 votes
136
Rage
Lingua Mortis

Rating: 3.57
14 votes
137
Earth Crisis
Gomorrah's Season Ends

Rating: 3.57
52 votes
138
Deeds of Flesh
Trading Pieces

Rating: 3.56
47 votes
139
Gehenna
Malice

Rating: 3.56
18 votes
140
Asphyx
Embrace the Death

Rating: 3.53
34 votes
141
Thought Industry
Outer Space Is Just A Martini Away

Rating: 3.53
18 votes
142
Boris
Absolutego

Rating: 3.52
246 votes
143
Marduk
Heaven Shall Burn... When We Are Gathered

Rating: 3.52
64 votes
144
Cannibal Corpse
Vile

Rating: 3.51
820 votes
145
Hypocrisy
Maximum Abduction (EP)

Rating: 3.5
39 votes
146
Ancient
The Cainian Chronicles

Rating: 3.5
25 votes
147
Galactic Cowboys
Machine Fish

Rating: 3.5
20 votes
148
Cathedral
Hopkins (The Witchfinder General)

Rating: 3.5
18 votes
149
Die Krupps
III - Odyssey of the Mind

Rating: 3.5
13 votes
150
Adam Sandler
What The Hell Happened To Me!

Rating: 3.49
37 votes
151
Sepultura
Roots

Rating: 3.48
1690 votes
152
Ryoji Ikeda
+/-

Rating: 3.45
21 votes
153
Abigor
Opus IV

Rating: 3.45
19 votes
154
Manowar
Louder Than Hell

Rating: 3.44
348 votes
155
Kataklysm
Temple of Knowledge (Kataklysm Part III)

Rating: 3.43
28 votes
156
Bruce Dickinson
Skunkworks

Rating: 3.42
148 votes
157
Pitchshifter
Infotainment?

Rating: 3.42
48 votes
158
Biohazard
Mata Leao

Rating: 3.42
32 votes
159
Napalm Death
Diatribes

Rating: 3.41
99 votes
160
Ildjarn
Forest Poetry

Rating: 3.41
43 votes
161
Solitude Aeturnus
Downfall

Rating: 3.4
60 votes
162
Negura Bunget
Zîrnindu-să

Rating: 3.39
38 votes
163
Stars of the Lid
Gravitational Pull vs the Desire for an Aquatic Li

Rating: 3.38
26 votes
164
Annihilator
Refresh The Demon

Rating: 3.38
122 votes
165
Dark Funeral
The Secrets of the Black Arts

Rating: 3.37
94 votes
166
Korn
Life Is Peachy

Rating: 3.36
2542 votes
167
Arghoslent
Arsenal of Glory

Rating: 3.36
54 votes
168
Dark Tranquillity
Enter Suicidal Angels

Rating: 3.35
94 votes
169
Sacred Reich
Heal

Rating: 3.34
50 votes
170
Angra
Freedom Call

Rating: 3.32
28 votes
171
Brujeria
Raza Odiada

Rating: 3.32
22 votes
172
Darkthrone
Total Death

Rating: 3.3
468 votes
173
Anvil
Plugged In Permanent

Rating: 3.3
45 votes
174
Staind
Tormented

Rating: 3.28
302 votes
175
Brutal Truth
Kill Trend Suicide

Rating: 3.27
37 votes
176
Amon Amarth
Sorrow Throughout the Nine Worlds

Rating: 3.27
132 votes
177
Dodheimsgard
Monumental Possession

Rating: 3.25
12 votes
178
Dying Fetus
Purification Through Violence

Rating: 3.25
87 votes
179
Motorhead
Overnight Sensation

Rating: 3.22
148 votes
180
Cemetary
Sundown

Rating: 3.21
21 votes
181
Overkill
The Killing Kind

Rating: 3.18
261 votes
182
Cathedral
Supernatural Birth Machine

Rating: 3.16
29 votes
183
Gorefest
Soul Survivor

Rating: 3.14
18 votes
184
Mercyful Fate
Into the Unknown

Rating: 3.13
180 votes
185
Slough Feg
The Lord Weird Slough Feg

Rating: 3.13
32 votes
186
Ayreon
Actual Fantasy

Rating: 3.11
47 votes
187
Darkest Hour
The Misanthrope

Rating: 3.08
39 votes
188
Six Feet Under
Alive and Dead

Rating: 3.07
15 votes
189
Melechesh
As Jerusalem Burns...Al´Intisar

Rating: 3.06
34 votes
190
D.R.I.
Full Speed Ahead

Rating: 3.05
31 votes



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