Best Metal Albums of 1997


01
Mortuary Drape
Secret Sudaria

4.62
26 votes
02
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F♯ A♯ ∞

4.51
3170 votes
03
Profanum
Profanum Aeternum Eminence Of Satanic Imperial Art

4.5
15 votes
04
Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine: Biomech

4.4
1013 votes
05
Strapping Young Lad
City

4.39
2466 votes
06
Emperor
Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk

4.34
2166 votes
07
Discipline.
Unfolded Like Staircase

4.33
18 votes
08
Centinex
Reflections

4.32
22 votes
09
Mithotyn
In The Sign Of The Ravens

4.27
100 votes
10
The 3rd and the Mortal
In This Room

4.25
20 votes
11
Gamma Ray
Somewhere Out in Space

4.24
558 votes
12
Symphony X
The Divine Wings of Tragedy

4.24
1286 votes
13
Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia

4.23
65 votes
14
In The Woods...
Omnio

4.21
298 votes
15
Esoteric
The Pernicious Enigma

4.21
168 votes
16
Royal Hunt
Paradox

4.21
17 votes
17
His Hero Is Gone
Monuments to Thieves

4.2
159 votes
18
Lacrimosa
Stille

4.2
40 votes
19
Electric Wizard
Come My Fanatics...

4.2
571 votes
20
Fates Warning
A Pleasant Shade of Gray

4.19
400 votes
21
Summoning
Dol Guldur

4.19
200 votes
22
Graveland
Following The Voice Of Blood

4.18
25 votes
23
Destroyer 666
Unchain The Wolves

4.18
417 votes
24
Pig Destroyer
Demo

4.13
15 votes
25
Lacrimas Profundere
La Naissance D'Un Rêve

4.13
16 votes
26
Nagelfar
Hunengrab im herbst

4.12
46 votes
27
Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields

4.12
159 votes
28
Assuck
Misery Index

4.12
200 votes
29
Channel Zero
Black Fuel

4.12
26 votes
30
In Flames
Whoracle

4.11
3714 votes
31
Tad Morose
A Mended Rhyme

4.11
33 votes
32
Hypocrisy
The Final Chapter

4.11
468 votes
33
Jag Panzer
The Fourth Judgement

4.1
40 votes
34
Alchemist
Spiritech

4.1
25 votes
35
Defleshed
Under the Blade

4.1
20 votes
36
Ground Zero
Consume Red

4.09
27 votes
37
Kiss It Goodbye
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

4.09
93 votes
38
Dornenreich
Nicht um zu sterben

4.09
17 votes
39
Jimmie's Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.08
31 votes
40
Breach
It's Me God

4.08
50 votes
41
Necrophobic
Darkside

4.08
186 votes
42
Bruce Dickinson
Accident of Birth

4.08
480 votes
43
Idiot Flesh
Fancy

4.08
20 votes
44
Haggard
And Thou Shalt Trust The Seer

4.07
94 votes
45
Orange Goblin
Frequencies from Planet Ten

4.07
72 votes
46
Solefald
The Linear Scaffold

4.07
188 votes
47
Impaled Northern Moonforest
Impaled Northern Moonforest

4.07
73 votes
48
Stratovarius
Visions

4.07
864 votes
49
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

4.06
1737 votes
50
Flapjack
Juicy Planet Earth

4.06
16 votes
51
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.06
6100 votes
52
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.06
69 votes
53
Ragnarok
Arising Realm

4.05
21 votes
54
Rage
End of All Days

4.04
72 votes
55
Living Sacrifice
Reborn

4.04
255 votes
56
October Tide
Rain Without End

4.04
170 votes
57
Necromantia
Ancient Pride

4.04
13 votes
58
Spastic Ink
Ink Complete

4.03
122 votes
59
Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser

4.02
41 votes
60
Lord Belial
Enter The Moonlight Gate

4.02
42 votes
61
Corrupted
Paso Inferior

4.02
285 votes
62
Tiamat
A Deeper Kind of Slumber

4.02
328 votes
63
Windir
Soknardalr

4.01
177 votes
64
Dimmu Borgir
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

4
739 votes
65
Obtained Enslavement
Witchcraft

4
22 votes
66
Sadistik Exekution
K.A.O.S.

4
20 votes
67
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

4
19 votes
68
Nasum
World In Turmoil (EP)

4
18 votes
69
Ulver
Nattens Madrigal

3.99
751 votes
70
Overcast
Fight Ambition To Kill

3.97
15 votes
71
Misery Loves Co.
Not Like Them

3.96
14 votes
72
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects
Sol Niger Within

3.96
79 votes
73
Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey

3.96
105 votes
74
Moonblood
Blut & Krieg

3.95
22 votes
75
Nokturnal Mortum
Goat Horns

3.95
142 votes
76
Forest
Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

3.95
57 votes
77
Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale

3.94
714 votes
78
God Dethroned
The Grand Grimoire

3.94
102 votes
79
Deceased
Fearless Undead Machines

3.94
64 votes
80
Human Waste Project
E-lux

3.94
16 votes
81
Rotting Christ
A Dead Poem

3.93
142 votes
82
Lake of Tears
A Crimson Cosmos

3.93
60 votes
83
Summoning
Nightshade Forests

3.93
65 votes
84
Gamma Ray
Valley of the Kings

3.93
14 votes
85
Shai Hulud
Hearts Once Nourished With Hope...

3.92
251 votes
86
12 Rods
Gay?

3.92
13 votes
87
Hades Almighty
The Dawn Of The Dying Sun

3.91
23 votes
88
Riot
Inishmore

3.91
34 votes
89
Tristania
Tristania

3.9
15 votes
90
Pain of Salvation
Entropia

3.88
230 votes
91
Gorgoroth
Under the Sign of Hell

3.88
250 votes
92
Disembodied
Diablerie

3.88
41 votes
93
Snapcase
Progression Through Unlearning

3.88
102 votes
94
Martyr
Hopeless Hopes

3.88
130 votes
95
Noctes
Pandemonic Requiem

3.88
20 votes
96
Borknagar
The Olden Domain

3.87
336 votes
97
Hecate Enthroned
The Slaughter of Innocence, A Requiem for the Migh

3.87
30 votes
98
Aeternus
Beyond the Wandering Moon

3.87
52 votes
99
Stars of the Lid
The Ballasted Orchestra

3.86
92 votes
100
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

3.86
28 votes
101
Catharsis (US)
Samsara

3.86
21 votes
102
Grip Inc.
Nemesis

3.85
40 votes
103
Cemetary
Last Confessions

3.85
30 votes
104
Abigail
Intercourse and Lust

3.85
20 votes
105
Mayhem
Wolf's Lair Abyss

3.85
326 votes
106
Sacrilege GBG
The Fifth Season

3.84
75 votes
107
Coalesce
Give Them Rope, She Said

3.84
127 votes
108
Shai Hulud
A Profound Hatred Of Man

3.84
108 votes
109
Saxon
Unleash the Beast

3.83
132 votes
110
Intestine Baalism
An Anatomy of the Beast

3.83
148 votes
111
Sentenced
Down

3.83
176 votes
112
Decapitated
Cemeteral Gardens

3.82
14 votes
113
Eucharist
Mirrorworlds

3.81
112 votes
114
Broken Hope
Loathing

3.81
16 votes
115
Vital Remains
Forever Underground

3.81
82 votes
116
Katatonia
Sounds of Decay

3.81
132 votes
117
Threshold
Extinct Instinct

3.81
58 votes
118
Keep of Kalessin
Through Times Of War

3.81
58 votes
119
Sigh
Hail Horror Hail

3.81
91 votes
120
Will Haven
El Diablo

3.8
66 votes
121
Mezarkabul
Anatolia

3.8
15 votes
122
Flying Saucer Attack
New Lands

3.8
15 votes
123
Children of Bodom
Something Wild

3.79
3291 votes
124
Septicflesh
The Ophidian Wheel

3.79
82 votes
125
KAT
Szydercze zwierciadło

3.79
14 votes
126
Fleshcrawl
Bloodred Massacre

3.78
18 votes
127
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

3.77
324 votes
128
Nuclear Rabbit
Vicuna

3.77
13 votes
129
Diabolical Masquerade
The Phantom Lodge

3.76
37 votes
130
Hatebreed
Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire

3.76
275 votes
131
Abramelin
Abramelin

3.74
42 votes
132
Grand Belial's Key
Mocking the Philanthropist

3.74
114 votes
133
Snot
Get Some

3.73
167 votes
134
Enslaved
Eld

3.72
480 votes
135
Sadist
Crust

3.72
32 votes
136
Autumn Leaves
Embraced by the Absolute

3.72
88 votes
137
Skepticism
Ethere

3.71
28 votes
138
Dark Tranquillity
The Mind's I

3.71
926 votes
139
KMFDM
Symbols

3.7
122 votes
140
The Crown
Eternal Death

3.7
81 votes
141
Iron Savior
Iron Savior

3.7
54 votes
142
Within Temptation
Enter

3.7
168 votes
143
Helmet
Aftertaste

3.7
221 votes
144
HammerFall
Glory to the Brave

3.7
430 votes
145
Vader
Black to the Blind

3.69
206 votes
146
Saviour Machine
Legend Part I

3.69
13 votes
147
Phlebotomized
Skycontact

3.69
16 votes
148
Arckanum
Kostogher

3.68
25 votes
149
Old Man's Child
The Pagan Prosperity

3.67
178 votes
150
Amorphis
My Kantele

3.67
81 votes
151
Harvey Milk
The Pleaser

3.67
42 votes
152
Memento Mori
Songs For The Apocalypse, Vol. 4

3.67
27 votes
153
Thought Industry
Black Umbrella

3.66
14 votes
154
Hexenhaus
Dejavoodoo

3.66
32 votes
155
Deicide
Serpents of the Light

3.65
244 votes
156
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

3.65
257 votes
157
Rhapsody of Fire
Legendary Tales

3.65
296 votes
158
Theatre Of Tragedy
A Rose for the Dead

3.65
24 votes
159
Dismember
Misanthropic

3.63
30 votes
160
Dismember
Death Metal

3.63
288 votes
161
The Kovenant
In Times Before The Light

3.63
23 votes
162
Sigh
Ghastly Funeral Theatre

3.63
27 votes
163
Gates Of Ishtar
The Dawn of Flames

3.63
62 votes
164
Faith No More
Album of the Year

3.63
851 votes
165
Jungle Rot
Slaughter the Weak

3.63
48 votes
166
Skyclad
The Answer Machine?

3.63
32 votes
167
(hed) p.e.
(hed) p.e.

3.62
137 votes
168
Rollins Band
Come In and Burn

3.62
56 votes
169
Paradise Lost
One Second

3.6
224 votes
170
Theory In Practice
Third Eye Function

3.6
42 votes
171
Incantation
The Forsaken Mourning of Angelic Anguish

3.59
44 votes
172
Axel Rudi Pell
Magic

3.58
26 votes
173
Merzbow
Hybrid Noisebloom

3.57
15 votes
174
Flaw
American Arrogance

3.56
16 votes
175
Behemoth
Bewitching the Pomerania

3.55
22 votes
176
Die Krupps
Paradise Now

3.54
13 votes
177
Integrity
Seasons in the Size of Days

3.53
51 votes
178
Mekong Delta
Pictures at an Exhibition

3.52
46 votes
179
Machine Head
The More Things Change...

3.5
1689 votes
180
Dir En Grey
MISSA

3.5
117 votes
181
Manegarm
Nordstjärnans Tidsålder

3.5
48 votes
182
Exciter
The Dark Command

3.5
18 votes
183
Brutality
In Mourning

3.5
16 votes
184
Enthroned
Towards the Skullthrone of Satan

3.49
16 votes
185
Nocturnal Rites
Tales of Mystery and Imagination

3.48
13 votes
186
Brutal Truth
Sounds of the Animal Kingdom

3.48
109 votes
187
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Dillinger Escape Plan

3.47
290 votes
188
Sacramentum
The Coming of Chaos

3.47
116 votes
189
Melvins
Honky

3.46
111 votes
190
Body Count
Violent Demise: The Last Days

3.45
42 votes
191
Vanden Plas
The God Thing

3.45
42 votes
192
Nightfall
Lesbian Show

3.45
20 votes
193
On Thorns I Lay
Orama

3.44
24 votes
194
Bardo Pond
Lapsed

3.43
15 votes
195
Yngwie Malmsteen
Facing the Animal

3.43
86 votes
196
L7
The Beauty Process: Triple Platinum

3.41
34 votes
197
Meshuggah
The True Human Design

3.4
188 votes
198
Old Man's Child
Born of the Flickering

3.4
104 votes
199
Brainstorm
Hungry

3.4
15 votes
200
Knut
Leftovers

3.4
15 votes



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