Best Metal Albums of 1996


01
Red Harvest
HyBreed

Rating: 4.57
14 votes
02
Tool
Aenima

Rating: 4.45
4529 votes
03
Neurosis
Through Silver in Blood

Rating: 4.42
1956 votes
04
Pan.thy.monium
Khaooohs and Kon-Fus-Ion

Rating: 4.42
12 votes
05
Cryptopsy
None So Vile

Rating: 4.41
1526 votes
06
Edge of Sanity
Crimson

Rating: 4.41
2232 votes
07
Sabbat (JPN)
The Dwelling

Rating: 4.4
20 votes
08
Paramaecium
Within the Ancient Forest

Rating: 4.39
27 votes
09
The 3rd and the Mortal
Painting On Glass

Rating: 4.33
24 votes
10
Waltari
Yeah! Yeah! Die! Die! Death Metal Symphony in Deep

Rating: 4.33
15 votes
11
Jason Becker
Perspective

Rating: 4.31
49 votes
12
Desire
Infinity... A Timeless Journey

Rating: 4.3
20 votes
13
Pan-Thy-Monium
Khaooohs & Kon-Fus-Ion

Rating: 4.29
14 votes
14
Theatre Of Tragedy
Velvet Darkness They Fear

Rating: 4.28
129 votes
15
Gamma Ray
Silent Miracles (EP)

Rating: 4.27
30 votes
16
Sacramentum
Far Away from the Sun

Rating: 4.26
306 votes
17
Immolation
Here in After

Rating: 4.25
306 votes
18
In Flames
The Jester Race

Rating: 4.24
3654 votes
19
Type O Negative
October Rust

Rating: 4.24
766 votes
20
Scald
Will Of The Gods Is Great Power

Rating: 4.23
60 votes
21
Therion
Theli

Rating: 4.22
144 votes
22
Vinterland
Welcome My Last Chapter

Rating: 4.21
148 votes
23
Bethlehem
Dictius Te Necare

Rating: 4.21
108 votes
24
Neurosis
Locust Star

Rating: 4.2
30 votes
25
Angra
Holy Land

Rating: 4.2
242 votes
26
Eyehategod
Dopesick

Rating: 4.19
564 votes
27
Burzum
Filosofem

Rating: 4.18
951 votes
28
Estatic Fear
Somnium Obmutum

Rating: 4.17
70 votes
29
His Hero Is Gone
Fifteen Counts of Arson

Rating: 4.16
63 votes
30
Acid Bath
Paegan Terrorism Tactics

Rating: 4.15
558 votes
31
Mayhem
Out From The Dark

Rating: 4.15
34 votes
32
Limbonic Art
Moon In The Scorpio

Rating: 4.14
55 votes
33
Psychotic Waltz
Bleeding

Rating: 4.13
86 votes
34
Adramelech
Psychostasia

Rating: 4.13
134 votes
35
Moonspell
Irreligious

Rating: 4.1
127 votes
36
Labradford
Labradford

Rating: 4.1
25 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
X Japan
Dahlia

Rating: 4.09
282 votes
40
Deadguy
Screamin' With the Deadguy Quintet

Rating: 4.08
38 votes
41
Cradle of Filth
Vempire or Dark Fairytales in Phallustei

Rating: 4.07
215 votes
42
16
Drop Out

Rating: 4.07
14 votes
43
Root
Kärgeräs

Rating: 4.07
14 votes
44
Stratovarius
Episode

Rating: 4.07
453 votes
45
Memory Garden
Tides

Rating: 4.06
24 votes
46
Spastic Ink
Ink Complete

Rating: 4.06
103 votes
47
Saturnus
Paradise Belongs to You

Rating: 4.06
72 votes
48
Sadist
Tribe

Rating: 4.05
19 votes
49
Bardo Pond
Amanita

Rating: 4.05
20 votes
50
Nokturnal Mortum
Lunar Poetry (Demo)

Rating: 4.04
88 votes
51
Forgotten Woods
The Curse Of Mankind

Rating: 4.04
13 votes
52
Acrimony
Tumuli Shroomaroom

Rating: 4.03
32 votes
53
Opeth
Morningrise

Rating: 4.01
3792 votes
54
A Canorous Quintet
Silence of the World Beyond

Rating: 4
33 votes
55
Depressive Age
Electric Scum

Rating: 4
18 votes
56
Memento Mori
La Danse Macabre

Rating: 4
15 votes
57
Setherial
Nord

Rating: 4
15 votes
58
Maeror Tri
The Beauty of Sadness

Rating: 4
13 votes
59
Converge
Petitioning the Empty Sky

Rating: 4
1180 votes
60
Satyricon
Nemesis Divina

Rating: 3.99
293 votes
61
Bal-Sagoth
Starfire Burning Upon the Ice-Veiled Throne

Rating: 3.97
43 votes
62
Cradle of Filth
Dusk and Her Embrace

Rating: 3.96
529 votes
63
Nevermore
The Politics of Ecstasy

Rating: 3.96
717 votes
64
Steve Vai
Fire Garden

Rating: 3.95
88 votes
65
Catasexual Urge Motivation
The Encyclopedia of Serial Murders

Rating: 3.95
11 votes
66
Porcupine Tree
Signify

Rating: 3.95
831 votes
67
Ground Zero
Revolutionary Pekinese Opera, Ver. 1.28

Rating: 3.95
19 votes
68
Rotting Christ
Triarchy of The Lost Lovers

Rating: 3.95
87 votes
69
Amorphis
Elegy

Rating: 3.95
747 votes
70
Monstrosity
Millenium

Rating: 3.95
82 votes
71
Gates Of Ishtar
A Bloodred Path

Rating: 3.94
27 votes
72
Melvins
Stag

Rating: 3.94
190 votes
73
Turbonegro
Ass Cobra

Rating: 3.93
41 votes
74
Crowbar
Broken Glass

Rating: 3.93
243 votes
75
Marilyn Manson
Antichrist Superstar

Rating: 3.92
1045 votes
76
Freak Kitchen
Spanking Hour

Rating: 3.91
11 votes
77
Borknagar
Borknagar

Rating: 3.9
230 votes
78
thorr's hammer
Dommedagsnatt

Rating: 3.9
87 votes
79
Ulver
Kveldssanger

Rating: 3.89
479 votes
80
Integrity
Humanity is the Devil

Rating: 3.88
95 votes
81
Arcturus
Aspera Hiems Symfonia

Rating: 3.87
332 votes
82
Obliveon
Cybervoid

Rating: 3.86
33 votes
83
Gorgoroth
Antichrist

Rating: 3.86
185 votes
84
Damnation
Rebel Souls

Rating: 3.86
14 votes
85
Mr. Big
Hey Man

Rating: 3.86
14 votes
86
Iced Earth
The Dark Saga

Rating: 3.84
1173 votes
87
Varga
Oxygen

Rating: 3.83
18 votes
88
Rage Against the Machine
Evil Empire

Rating: 3.82
2149 votes
89
Dimmu Borgir
Stormblast

Rating: 3.82
328 votes
90
Lowdown Da Sinista
Coming For Your Soul

Rating: 3.82
11 votes
91
Grief
Miserably Ever After

Rating: 3.8
46 votes
92
Killing Joke
Democracy

Rating: 3.8
58 votes
93
Marty Friedman
True Obsessions

Rating: 3.8
60 votes
94
Sacrilege GBG
Lost in the Beauty You Slay

Rating: 3.8
30 votes
95
Skyclad
Oui Avant-Garde a Chance

Rating: 3.8
30 votes
96
Absurd [GER]
Facta Loquuntur

Rating: 3.8
15 votes
97
Godflesh
Songs of Love and Hate

Rating: 3.8
119 votes
98
Iniquity
Serenadium

Rating: 3.79
29 votes
99
Anathema
Eternity

Rating: 3.79
332 votes
100
HIM
666 Ways to Love: Prologue

Rating: 3.79
28 votes
101
Grave Digger
Tunes of War

Rating: 3.78
100 votes
102
Dissection
Where Dead Angels Lie

Rating: 3.78
102 votes
103
Aura Noir
Black Thrash Attack

Rating: 3.77
70 votes
104
Vision of Disorder
Vision of Disorder

Rating: 3.77
37 votes
105
Skyclad
Irrational Anthems

Rating: 3.76
34 votes
106
Propagandhi
Less Talk, More Rock

Rating: 3.76
180 votes
107
Rage
Lingua Mortis

Rating: 3.75
16 votes
108
Judas Iscariot
The Cold Earth Slept Below

Rating: 3.75
16 votes
109
KMFDM
XTORT

Rating: 3.75
79 votes
110
Nevermore
In Memory

Rating: 3.73
231 votes
111
Lunar Aurora
Weltengänger

Rating: 3.73
11 votes
112
Bathory
Blood on Ice

Rating: 3.73
350 votes
113
Corrosion of Conformity
Wiseblood

Rating: 3.72
423 votes
114
Falkenbach
...En Their Medh Riki Fara...

Rating: 3.72
86 votes
115
Pantera
The Great Southern Trendkill

Rating: 3.71
2538 votes
116
King's X
Ear Candy

Rating: 3.7
44 votes
117
Einherjer
Dragons of the North

Rating: 3.7
40 votes
118
Vomitory
Raped In Their Own Blood

Rating: 3.69
13 votes
119
Mysticum
In the Streams of Inferno

Rating: 3.69
13 votes
120
Pro-Pain
Contents Under Pressure

Rating: 3.69
16 votes
121
Soundgarden
Down on the Upside

Rating: 3.69
888 votes
122
Diabolical Masquerade
Ravendusk in my Heart

Rating: 3.67
36 votes
123
Stuck Mojo
Pigwalk

Rating: 3.67
24 votes
124
Lethal
Poison Seed

Rating: 3.67
18 votes
125
The Moaning
Blood From Stone

Rating: 3.67
18 votes
126
Mortification
Envision Evangelene

Rating: 3.64
42 votes
127
Axel Rudi Pell
Black Moon Pyramid

Rating: 3.64
21 votes
128
Helloween
The Time of the Oath

Rating: 3.64
428 votes
129
Novembre
Arte Novecento

Rating: 3.63
69 votes
130
Incubus
Enjoy Incubus

Rating: 3.63
217 votes
131
Orphaned Land
El Norra Alila

Rating: 3.63
102 votes
132
Mushroomhead
Superbuick

Rating: 3.62
162 votes
133
Arch Enemy
Black Earth

Rating: 3.62
237 votes
134
My Dying Bride
Like Gods of the Sun

Rating: 3.61
304 votes
135
Ildjarn
Strength and Anger

Rating: 3.61
18 votes
136
Thought Industry
Outer Space Is Just A Martini Away

Rating: 3.61
18 votes
137
Earth
Pentastar: In The Style Of Demons

Rating: 3.6
210 votes
138
Apocalyptica
Plays Metallica by Four Cellos

Rating: 3.6
134 votes
139
Gehenna
Malice

Rating: 3.6
20 votes
140
Orphanage
By Time Alone

Rating: 3.6
20 votes
141
King Diamond
The Graveyard

Rating: 3.59
158 votes
142
Agalloch
From Which of This Oak

Rating: 3.59
228 votes
143
Deeds of Flesh
Trading Pieces

Rating: 3.59
46 votes
144
Desaster
A Touch of Medieval Darkness

Rating: 3.57
14 votes
145
Ancient
The Cainian Chronicles

Rating: 3.56
27 votes
146
Marduk
Heaven Shall Burn... When We Are Gathered

Rating: 3.55
66 votes
147
Boris
Absolutego

Rating: 3.54
268 votes
148
Hypocrisy
Maximum Abduction (EP)

Rating: 3.54
28 votes
149
Earth Crisis
Gomorrah's Season Ends

Rating: 3.54
54 votes
150
Cannibal Corpse
Vile

Rating: 3.52
436 votes
151
Cathedral
Hopkins (The Witchfinder General)

Rating: 3.5
36 votes
152
Asphyx
Embrace the Death

Rating: 3.5
34 votes
153
Galactic Cowboys
Machine Fish

Rating: 3.5
22 votes
154
Angelcorpse
Hammer of Gods

Rating: 3.5
20 votes
155
Die Krupps
III - Odyssey of the Mind

Rating: 3.5
13 votes
156
Mago de Oz
Jesus de Chamberi

Rating: 3.5
12 votes
157
Kataklysm
Temple of Knowledge (Kataklysm Part III)

Rating: 3.48
62 votes
158
Pitchshifter
Infotainment?

Rating: 3.48
50 votes
159
Adam Sandler
What The Hell Happened To Me!

Rating: 3.47
38 votes
160
Angra
Freedom Call

Rating: 3.47
34 votes
161
Sepultura
Roots

Rating: 3.47
1742 votes
162
Negura Bunget
Zîrnindu-să

Rating: 3.45
40 votes
163
Biohazard
Mata Leao

Rating: 3.45
33 votes
164
Abigor
Opus IV

Rating: 3.45
19 votes
165
Brutal Truth
Kill Trend Suicide

Rating: 3.43
38 votes
166
Ryoji Ikeda
+/-

Rating: 3.43
22 votes
167
Solitude Aeturnus
Downfall

Rating: 3.43
42 votes
168
Manowar
Louder Than Hell

Rating: 3.42
357 votes
169
Bruce Dickinson
Skunkworks

Rating: 3.41
150 votes
170
Stars of the Lid
Gravitational Pull vs the Desire for an Aquatic Li

Rating: 3.39
28 votes
171
Ildjarn
Forest Poetry

Rating: 3.39
44 votes
172
Sacred Reich
Heal

Rating: 3.38
52 votes
173
Dark Funeral
The Secrets of the Black Arts

Rating: 3.38
100 votes
174
Annihilator
Refresh The Demon

Rating: 3.38
132 votes
175
Napalm Death
Diatribes

Rating: 3.38
99 votes
176
Korn
Life Is Peachy

Rating: 3.37
2626 votes
177
Arghoslent
Arsenal of Glory

Rating: 3.36
54 votes
178
Brujeria
Raza Odiada

Rating: 3.33
24 votes
179
Madball
Demonstrating My Style

Rating: 3.32
39 votes
180
Darkthrone
Total Death

Rating: 3.32
507 votes
181
Dark Tranquillity
Enter Suicidal Angels

Rating: 3.32
104 votes
182
Anvil
Plugged In Permanent

Rating: 3.31
48 votes
183
Staind
Tormented

Rating: 3.26
157 votes
184
Dodheimsgard
Monumental Possession

Rating: 3.25
12 votes
185
Dying Fetus
Purification Through Violence

Rating: 3.24
96 votes
186
Gorefest
Soul Survivor

Rating: 3.24
17 votes
187
Gravity Kills
Gravity Kills

Rating: 3.24
17 votes
188
Amon Amarth
Sorrow Throughout the Nine Worlds

Rating: 3.23
132 votes
189
Cemetary
Sundown

Rating: 3.21
21 votes
190
Motorhead
Overnight Sensation

Rating: 3.19
154 votes
191
Cathedral
Supernatural Birth Machine

Rating: 3.19
64 votes
192
Overkill
The Killing Kind

Rating: 3.18
184 votes
193
Melechesh
As Jerusalem Burns...Al´Intisar

Rating: 3.14
36 votes
194
Slough Feg
The Lord Weird Slough Feg

Rating: 3.13
32 votes
195
Mercyful Fate
Into the Unknown

Rating: 3.12
195 votes
196
Ayreon
Actual Fantasy

Rating: 3.12
52 votes
197
D.R.I.
Full Speed Ahead

Rating: 3.08
33 votes
198
Six Feet Under
Alive and Dead

Rating: 3.07
15 votes
199
Darkest Hour
The Misanthrope

Rating: 3.04
28 votes



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