Best Metal Albums of 1996

Genre:  Year:  

01
Red Harvest
HyBreed

Rating: 4.57
14 votes
02
Tool
Aenima

Rating: 4.45
4504 votes
03
Neurosis
Through Silver in Blood

Rating: 4.43
1962 votes
04
Pan.thy.monium
Khaooohs and Kon-Fus-Ion

Rating: 4.42
12 votes
05
Edge of Sanity
Crimson

Rating: 4.41
2226 votes
06
Cryptopsy
None So Vile

Rating: 4.41
1530 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: 4.32
14 votes
11
Jason Becker
Perspective

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

Rating: 4.3
20 votes
13
Theatre Of Tragedy
Velvet Darkness They Fear

Rating: 4.27
129 votes
14
Gamma Ray
Silent Miracles (EP)

Rating: 4.27
30 votes
15
Immolation
Here in After

Rating: 4.24
307 votes
16
Sacramentum
Far Away from the Sun

Rating: 4.24
304 votes
17
Type O Negative
October Rust

Rating: 4.24
762 votes
18
Scald
Will Of The Gods Is Great Power

Rating: 4.23
60 votes
19
Pan-Thy-Monium
Khaooohs & Kon-Fus-Ion

Rating: 4.23
13 votes
20
Therion
Theli

Rating: 4.22
142 votes
21
Vinterland
Welcome My Last Chapter

Rating: 4.21
149 votes
22
Bethlehem
Dictius Te Necare

Rating: 4.21
108 votes
23
Angra
Holy Land

Rating: 4.2
240 votes
24
Mayhem
Out From The Dark

Rating: 4.19
31 votes
25
Eyehategod
Dopesick

Rating: 4.19
564 votes
26
His Hero Is Gone
Fifteen Counts of Arson

Rating: 4.19
64 votes
27
Neurosis
Locust Star

Rating: 4.19
32 votes
28
Burzum
Filosofem

Rating: 4.17
944 votes
29
Estatic Fear
Somnium Obmutum

Rating: 4.17
70 votes
30
Acid Bath
Paegan Terrorism Tactics

Rating: 4.16
552 votes
31
Psychotic Waltz
Bleeding

Rating: 4.13
86 votes
32
Adramelech
Psychostasia

Rating: 4.12
134 votes
33
Limbonic Art
Moon In The Scorpio

Rating: 4.12
56 votes
34
Labradford
Labradford

Rating: 4.12
26 votes
35
Moonspell
Irreligious

Rating: 4.11
125 votes
36
X Japan
Dahlia

Rating: 4.1
282 votes
37
Samael
Passage

Rating: 4.09
224 votes
38
Blut Aus Nord
Memoria Vetusta I:Fathers Of The Icy Age

Rating: 4.09
112 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
447 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
Forgotten Woods
The Curse Of Mankind

Rating: 4.04
13 votes
50
Acrimony
Tumuli Shroomaroom

Rating: 4.03
32 votes
51
Saturnus
Paradise Belongs to You

Rating: 4.03
70 votes
52
Opeth
Morningrise

Rating: 4.01
3776 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
Converge
Petitioning the Empty Sky

Rating: 4
1177 votes
58
Satyricon
Nemesis Divina

Rating: 4
293 votes
59
Rotting Christ
Triarchy of The Lost Lovers

Rating: 3.99
86 votes
60
Bal-Sagoth
Starfire Burning Upon the Ice-Veiled Throne

Rating: 3.97
43 votes
61
Cradle of Filth
Dusk and Her Embrace

Rating: 3.96
528 votes
62
Nevermore
The Politics of Ecstasy

Rating: 3.96
714 votes
63
Steve Vai
Fire Garden

Rating: 3.96
89 votes
64
Catasexual Urge Motivation
The Encyclopedia of Serial Murders

Rating: 3.95
11 votes
65
Porcupine Tree
Signify

Rating: 3.95
820 votes
66
Ground Zero
Revolutionary Pekinese Opera, Ver. 1.28

Rating: 3.95
20 votes
67
Amorphis
Elegy

Rating: 3.95
750 votes
68
Monstrosity
Millenium

Rating: 3.95
82 votes
69
Melvins
Stag

Rating: 3.94
188 votes
70
Setherial
Nord

Rating: 3.94
16 votes
71
Turbonegro
Ass Cobra

Rating: 3.93
41 votes
72
Crowbar
Broken Glass

Rating: 3.93
240 votes
73
Gates Of Ishtar
A Bloodred Path

Rating: 3.92
26 votes
74
Marilyn Manson
Antichrist Superstar

Rating: 3.92
1042 votes
75
Freak Kitchen
Spanking Hour

Rating: 3.91
11 votes
76
thorr's hammer
Dommedagsnatt

Rating: 3.9
87 votes
77
Ulver
Kveldssanger

Rating: 3.89
478 votes
78
Integrity
Humanity is the Devil

Rating: 3.89
97 votes
79
Borknagar
Borknagar

Rating: 3.89
228 votes
80
Gorgoroth
Antichrist

Rating: 3.87
181 votes
81
Arcturus
Aspera Hiems Symfonia

Rating: 3.87
332 votes
82
Obliveon
Cybervoid

Rating: 3.86
33 votes
83
Damnation
Rebel Souls

Rating: 3.86
14 votes
84
Mr. Big
Hey Man

Rating: 3.86
14 votes
85
Iced Earth
The Dark Saga

Rating: 3.84
1161 votes
86
Varga
Oxygen

Rating: 3.83
18 votes
87
Rage Against the Machine
Evil Empire

Rating: 3.82
2135 votes
88
Dimmu Borgir
Stormblast

Rating: 3.82
326 votes
89
Lowdown Da Sinista
Coming For Your Soul

Rating: 3.82
11 votes
90
Killing Joke
Democracy

Rating: 3.81
56 votes
91
Grief
Miserably Ever After

Rating: 3.81
48 votes
92
Marty Friedman
True Obsessions

Rating: 3.8
40 votes
93
Skyclad
Oui Avant-Garde a Chance

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

Rating: 3.8
30 votes
95
Judas Iscariot
The Cold Earth Slept Below

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

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

Rating: 3.8
240 votes
98
Aura Noir
Black Thrash Attack

Rating: 3.79
68 votes
99
Iniquity
Serenadium

Rating: 3.79
29 votes
100
Anathema
Eternity

Rating: 3.79
331 votes
101
Dissection
Where Dead Angels Lie

Rating: 3.79
66 votes
102
HIM
666 Ways to Love: Prologue

Rating: 3.79
28 votes
103
Grave Digger
Tunes of War

Rating: 3.78
100 votes
104
Vision of Disorder
Vision of Disorder

Rating: 3.77
37 votes
105
Propagandhi
Less Talk, More Rock

Rating: 3.76
179 votes
106
Skyclad
Irrational Anthems

Rating: 3.75
36 votes
107
Rage
Lingua Mortis

Rating: 3.75
16 votes
108
KMFDM
XTORT

Rating: 3.75
79 votes
109
Bathory
Blood on Ice

Rating: 3.73
352 votes
110
Lunar Aurora
Weltengänger

Rating: 3.73
11 votes
111
Nevermore
In Memory

Rating: 3.73
228 votes
112
King's X
Ear Candy

Rating: 3.73
42 votes
113
Corrosion of Conformity
Wiseblood

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

Rating: 3.72
86 votes
115
Pantera
The Great Southern Trendkill

Rating: 3.71
2526 votes
116
Einherjer
Dragons of the North

Rating: 3.7
40 votes
117
Vomitory
Raped In Their Own Blood

Rating: 3.69
13 votes
118
Pro-Pain
Contents Under Pressure

Rating: 3.69
16 votes
119
Soundgarden
Down on the Upside

Rating: 3.68
883 votes
120
Diabolical Masquerade
Ravendusk in my Heart

Rating: 3.67
36 votes
121
Lethal
Poison Seed

Rating: 3.67
27 votes
122
Stuck Mojo
Pigwalk

Rating: 3.67
24 votes
123
The Moaning
Blood From Stone

Rating: 3.67
18 votes
124
Mysticum
In the Streams of Inferno

Rating: 3.67
12 votes
125
Helloween
The Time of the Oath

Rating: 3.65
424 votes
126
Mortification
Envision Evangelene

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

Rating: 3.64
21 votes
128
Mushroomhead
Superbuick

Rating: 3.63
164 votes
129
Orphaned Land
El Norra Alila

Rating: 3.63
98 votes
130
Novembre
Arte Novecento

Rating: 3.63
69 votes
131
Incubus
Enjoy Incubus

Rating: 3.63
217 votes
132
Arch Enemy
Black Earth

Rating: 3.62
239 votes
133
Earth
Pentastar: In The Style Of Demons

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

Rating: 3.61
302 votes
135
Thought Industry
Outer Space Is Just A Martini Away

Rating: 3.61
18 votes
136
Ildjarn
Strength and Anger

Rating: 3.61
18 votes
137
Apocalyptica
Plays Metallica by Four Cellos

Rating: 3.6
134 votes
138
Orphanage
By Time Alone

Rating: 3.6
20 votes
139
King Diamond
The Graveyard

Rating: 3.59
158 votes
140
Agalloch
From Which of This Oak

Rating: 3.59
226 votes
141
Mago de Oz
Jesus de Chamberi

Rating: 3.59
11 votes
142
Deeds of Flesh
Trading Pieces

Rating: 3.59
46 votes
143
Ancient
The Cainian Chronicles

Rating: 3.57
27 votes
144
Desaster
A Touch of Medieval Darkness

Rating: 3.57
14 votes
145
Gehenna
Malice

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

Rating: 3.54
67 votes
147
Earth Crisis
Gomorrah's Season Ends

Rating: 3.54
54 votes
148
Boris
Absolutego

Rating: 3.53
266 votes
149
Cannibal Corpse
Vile

Rating: 3.51
429 votes
150
Cathedral
Hopkins (The Witchfinder General)

Rating: 3.5
36 votes
151
Asphyx
Embrace the Death

Rating: 3.5
34 votes
152
Hypocrisy
Maximum Abduction (EP)

Rating: 3.5
26 votes
153
Angelcorpse
Hammer of Gods

Rating: 3.5
20 votes
154
Galactic Cowboys
Machine Fish

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

Rating: 3.5
13 votes
156
Adam Sandler
What The Hell Happened To Me!

Rating: 3.49
37 votes
157
Kataklysm
Temple of Knowledge (Kataklysm Part III)

Rating: 3.48
62 votes
158
Pitchshifter
Infotainment?

Rating: 3.48
50 votes
159
Angra
Freedom Call

Rating: 3.47
34 votes
160
Sepultura
Roots

Rating: 3.47
1740 votes
161
Negura Bunget
Zîrnindu-să

Rating: 3.45
40 votes
162
Abigor
Opus IV

Rating: 3.45
19 votes
163
Brutal Truth
Kill Trend Suicide

Rating: 3.43
38 votes
164
Ryoji Ikeda
+/-

Rating: 3.43
22 votes
165
Biohazard
Mata Leao

Rating: 3.43
32 votes
166
Solitude Aeturnus
Downfall

Rating: 3.43
63 votes
167
Manowar
Louder Than Hell

Rating: 3.42
354 votes
168
Bruce Dickinson
Skunkworks

Rating: 3.41
150 votes
169
Stars of the Lid
Gravitational Pull vs the Desire for an Aquatic Li

Rating: 3.39
28 votes
170
Annihilator
Refresh The Demon

Rating: 3.39
130 votes
171
Dark Funeral
The Secrets of the Black Arts

Rating: 3.39
100 votes
172
Ildjarn
Forest Poetry

Rating: 3.39
44 votes
173
Sacred Reich
Heal

Rating: 3.38
52 votes
174
Napalm Death
Diatribes

Rating: 3.38
99 votes
175
Korn
Life Is Peachy

Rating: 3.36
2610 votes
176
Arghoslent
Arsenal of Glory

Rating: 3.36
54 votes
177
Brujeria
Raza Odiada

Rating: 3.35
24 votes
178
Darkthrone
Total Death

Rating: 3.32
507 votes
179
Dark Tranquillity
Enter Suicidal Angels

Rating: 3.31
104 votes
180
Madball
Demonstrating My Style

Rating: 3.3
38 votes
181
Anvil
Plugged In Permanent

Rating: 3.3
45 votes
182
Staind
Tormented

Rating: 3.26
157 votes
183
Dying Fetus
Purification Through Violence

Rating: 3.26
96 votes
184
Dodheimsgard
Monumental Possession

Rating: 3.25
12 votes
185
Gorefest
Soul Survivor

Rating: 3.24
17 votes
186
Gravity Kills
Gravity Kills

Rating: 3.24
17 votes
187
Amon Amarth
Sorrow Throughout the Nine Worlds

Rating: 3.23
132 votes
188
Cemetary
Sundown

Rating: 3.21
21 votes
189
Motorhead
Overnight Sensation

Rating: 3.19
150 votes
190
Overkill
The Killing Kind

Rating: 3.18
182 votes
191
Cathedral
Supernatural Birth Machine

Rating: 3.15
60 votes
192
Melechesh
As Jerusalem Burns...Al´Intisar

Rating: 3.14
36 votes
193
Slough Feg
The Lord Weird Slough Feg

Rating: 3.13
32 votes
194
Mercyful Fate
Into the Unknown

Rating: 3.12
195 votes
195
Ayreon
Actual Fantasy

Rating: 3.11
51 votes
196
D.R.I.
Full Speed Ahead

Rating: 3.08
32 votes
197
Six Feet Under
Alive and Dead

Rating: 3.07
15 votes
198
Darkest Hour
The Misanthrope

Rating: 3.04
28 votes
199
Ablaze My Sorrow
If Emotions Still Burn

Rating: 3.04
14 votes



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