Best Metal Albums of 1997


01
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F#A# (Infinity)

4.5
2614 votes
02
Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine: Biomech

4.39
799 votes
03
Strapping Young Lad
City

4.39
1954 votes
04
Emperor
Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk

4.33
1686 votes
05
Esoteric
The Pernicious Enigma

4.33
120 votes
06
Gamma Ray
Somewhere Out in Space

4.29
458 votes
07
Lacrimosa
Stille

4.27
15 votes
08
Symphony X
The Divine Wings of Tragedy

4.24
1102 votes
09
Defleshed
Under the blade

4.21
14 votes
10
Flapjack
Juicy Planet Earth

4.21
14 votes
11
Destroyer 666
Unchain The Wolves

4.21
231 votes
12
In The Woods...
Omnio

4.2
246 votes
13
Mithotyn
In The Sign Of The Ravens

4.2
37 votes
14
Electric Wizard
Come My Fanatics...

4.19
443 votes
15
Haggard
And Thou Shalt Trust The Seer

4.19
37 votes
16
Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia

4.19
45 votes
17
His Hero Is Gone
Monuments to Thieves

4.18
114 votes
18
Channel Zero
Black Fuel

4.17
24 votes
19
Fates Warning
A Pleasant Shade of Gray

4.16
288 votes
20
Graveland
Following The Voice Of Blood

4.15
13 votes
21
Alchemist
Spiritech

4.14
21 votes
22
Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields

4.13
246 votes
23
Summoning
Dol Guldur

4.13
152 votes
24
Ground Zero
Consume Red

4.12
17 votes
25
Jimmies Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.11
27 votes
26
Assuck
Misery Index

4.11
153 votes
27
Mogwai
Young Team

4.11
907 votes
28
Impaled Northern Moonforest
Impaled Northern Moonforest

4.1
62 votes
29
Jag Panzer
The Fourth Judgement

4.1
30 votes
30
In Flames
Whoracle

4.1
3236 votes
31
Hypocrisy
The Final Chapter

4.09
378 votes
32
Solefald
The Linear Scaffold

4.09
162 votes
33
Nagelfar
Hunengrab im herbst

4.09
35 votes
34
Bruce Dickinson
Accident of Birth

4.09
374 votes
35
Stratovarius
Visions

4.08
645 votes
36
Necrophobic
Darkside

4.08
116 votes
37
Gamma Ray
Valley of the Kings

4.07
14 votes
38
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

4.06
1552 votes
39
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.06
4986 votes
40
Kiss It Goodbye
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

4.05
64 votes
41
God Dethroned
The Grand Grimoire

4.05
40 votes
42
Tiamat
A Deeper Kind of Slumber

4.04
252 votes
43
Tad Morose
A Mended Rhyme

4.03
21 votes
44
Living Sacrifice
Reborn

4.03
216 votes
45
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.03
54 votes
46
Lake of Tears
A Crimson Cosmos

4.03
38 votes
47
Corrupted
Paso Inferior

4.02
198 votes
48
October Tide
Rain Without End

4.01
201 votes
49
Dimmu Borgir
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

4.01
636 votes
50
Orange Goblin
Frequencies from Planet Ten

4.01
56 votes
51
Windir
Soknardalr

4
131 votes
52
Nokturnal Mortum
Goat Horns

4
120 votes
53
Memento Mori
Songs For The Apocalypse, Vol. 4

4
18 votes
54
Ragnarok
Arising Realm

4
16 votes
55
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

4
13 votes
56
Lord Belial
Enter The Moonlight Gate

3.98
28 votes
57
Forest
Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

3.98
48 votes
58
Hades Almighty
The Dawn Of The Dying Sun

3.97
15 votes
59
Overcast
Fight Ambition To Kill

3.96
14 votes
60
Lungfish
Artificial Horizon

3.96
13 votes
61
Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale

3.96
588 votes
62
Breach
It's Me God

3.96
24 votes
63
Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser

3.95
28 votes
64
Deceased
Fearless Undead Machines

3.94
54 votes
65
Rage
End of All Days

3.94
48 votes
66
Obtained Enslavement
Witchcraft

3.94
16 votes
67
Human Waste Project
E-lux

3.94
16 votes
68
Ulver
Nattens Madrigal

3.94
559 votes
69
Shai Hulud
Hearts Once Nourished With Hope...

3.92
213 votes
70
Broken Hope
Loathing

3.92
13 votes
71
Stars of the Lid
The Ballasted Orchestra

3.91
59 votes
72
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

3.9
21 votes
73
Disembodied
Diablerie

3.9
29 votes
74
Will Haven
El Diablo

3.9
48 votes
75
Moonblood
Blut und Krieg

3.89
14 votes
76
Tristania
Tristania

3.88
13 votes
77
Snapcase
Progression Through Unlearning

3.88
84 votes
78
Pain of Salvation
Entropia

3.87
190 votes
79
Summoning
Nightshade Forests

3.87
53 votes
80
Grip Inc.
Nemesis

3.86
22 votes
81
Sentenced
Down

3.86
132 votes
82
Hecate Enthroned
The Slaughter of Innocence, A Requiem for the Migh

3.86
50 votes
83
Gorgoroth
Under the Sign of Hell

3.86
174 votes
84
Rotting Christ
A Dead Poem

3.85
96 votes
85
Vital Remains
Forever Underground

3.85
64 votes
86
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects
Sol Niger Within

3.84
122 votes
87
Martyr
Hopeless Hopes

3.84
100 votes
88
Aeternus
Beyond the Wandering Moon

3.83
36 votes
89
Amorphis
My Kantele

3.83
36 votes
90
Noctes
Pandemonic Requiem

3.83
15 votes
91
Diabolical Masquerade
The Phantom Lodge

3.82
31 votes
92
Coalesce
Give Them Rope, She Said

3.82
98 votes
93
Mayhem
Wolfs Lair Abyss

3.81
125 votes
94
Shai Hulud
A Profound Hatred Of Man

3.81
78 votes
95
Saxon
Unleash the Beast

3.81
88 votes
96
Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey

3.8
50 votes
97
Mezarkabul
Anatolia

3.8
15 votes
98
Children of Bodom
Something Wild

3.79
2952 votes
99
Borknagar
The Olden Domain

3.79
246 votes
100
Threshold
Extinct Instinct

3.77
44 votes
101
Eucharist
Mirrorworlds

3.77
49 votes
102
The Crown
Eternal Death

3.76
63 votes
103
Hatebreed
Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire

3.75
229 votes
104
Keep of Kalessin
Through Times Of War

3.75
48 votes
105
Sacrilege GBG
The Fifth Season

3.75
48 votes
106
Exciter
The Dark Command

3.75
18 votes
107
Sigh
Hail Horror Hail

3.75
65 votes
108
Abramelin
Abramelin

3.74
33 votes
109
Septicflesh
The Ophidian Wheel

3.74
55 votes
110
Jungle Rot
Slaughter The Weak

3.73
26 votes
111
Within Temptation
Enter

3.73
145 votes
112
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

3.73
278 votes
113
Snot
Get Some

3.73
140 votes
114
Katatonia
Sounds Of Decay

3.72
98 votes
115
Harvey Milk
The Pleaser

3.72
36 votes
116
Enslaved
Eld

3.71
348 votes
117
Intestine Baalism
An Anatomy of the Beast

3.71
92 votes
118
Cemetary
Last Confessions

3.7
15 votes
119
Dark Tranquillity
The Mind's I

3.69
736 votes
120
Catharsis (US)
Samsara

3.69
13 votes
121
Nuclear Rabbit
Vicuna

3.69
13 votes
122
Helmet
Aftertaste

3.69
184 votes
123
HammerFall
Glory to the Brave

3.69
174 votes
124
(hed) p.e.
(hed)pe

3.68
122 votes
125
Axel Rudi Pell
Magic

3.68
33 votes
126
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

3.68
227 votes
127
Theatre Of Tragedy
A Rose for the Dead

3.68
20 votes
128
Iron Savior
Iron Savior

3.67
21 votes
129
Vader
Black to the Blind

3.66
140 votes
130
KMFDM
Symbols

3.66
95 votes
131
Rollins Band
Come In and Burn

3.65
49 votes
132
Deicide
Serpents Of The Light

3.65
201 votes
133
Mekong Delta
Pictures at an Exhibition

3.64
28 votes
134
Old Man's Child
The Pagan Prosperity

3.64
72 votes
135
Autumn Leaves
Embraced by the Absolute

3.63
34 votes
136
Arckanum
Kostogher

3.63
20 votes
137
Faith No More
Album of the Year

3.62
661 votes
138
Dismember
Death Metal

3.62
107 votes
139
Dismember
Misanthropic

3.62
13 votes
140
Paradise Lost
One Second

3.61
152 votes
141
Sigh
Ghastly Funeral Theatre

3.61
19 votes
142
U.D.O.
Solid

3.6
20 votes
143
Rhapsody of Fire
Legendary Tales

3.58
232 votes
144
Manegarm
Nordstjärnans Tidsålder

3.56
32 votes
145
Skepticism
Ethere

3.56
16 votes
146
Nightfall
Lesbian Show

3.56
18 votes
147
Gates Of Ishtar
The Dawn of Flames

3.55
19 votes
148
DIR EN GREY
MISSA

3.53
99 votes
149
Theory In Practice
Third Eye Function

3.53
40 votes
150
Mogwai
4 Satin

3.52
23 votes
151
Melvins
Honky

3.52
84 votes
152
Body Count
Violent Demise: The Last Days

3.5
72 votes
153
Yngwie Malmsteen
Facing the Animal

3.5
70 votes
154
Incantation
The Forsaken Mourning of Angelic Anguish

3.5
34 votes
155
Skyclad
The Answer Machine?

3.5
22 votes
156
On Thorns I Lay
Orama

3.5
18 votes
157
Die Krupps
Paradise Now

3.5
13 votes
158
Catherine Wheel
Adam and Eve

3.5
13 votes
159
Machine Head
The More Things Change...

3.49
1434 votes
160
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Dillinger Escape Plan

3.48
260 votes
161
Grand Belial's Key
Mocking the Philanthropist

3.48
23 votes
162
Integrity
Seasons in the Size of Days

3.47
39 votes
163
Brutal Truth
Sounds of the Animal Kingdom

3.47
86 votes
164
Hexenhaus
Dejavoodoo

3.46
24 votes
165
Graveworm
When Daylights Gone

3.45
29 votes
166
Meshuggah
The True Human Design

3.44
243 votes
167
Skunk Anansie
Stoosh

3.44
43 votes
168
Malevolent Creation
In Cold Blood

3.44
50 votes
169
Gardenian
Two Feet Stand

3.43
18 votes
170
Behemoth
Bewitching the Pomerania

3.43
14 votes
171
Sacramentum
The Coming of Chaos

3.42
72 votes
172
Six Feet Under
Warpath

3.39
96 votes
173
Morgion
Among Majestic Ruin

3.39
18 votes
174
Nokturnal Mortum
Return Of The Vampire Lord

3.38
16 votes
175
Entombed
DCLXVI: To Ride Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth

3.37
91 votes
176
Sevendust
Sevendust

3.37
482 votes
177
Nightwish
Angels Fall First

3.36
349 votes
178
Absu
The Third Storm of Cythraul

3.35
62 votes
179
Edge of Sanity
Infernal

3.35
333 votes
180
Dog Fashion Disco
Erotic Massage

3.34
16 votes
181
Old Man's Child
Born of the Flickering

3.33
40 votes
182
Overkill
From the Underground and Below

3.32
200 votes
183
Vanden Plas
The God Thing

3.31
32 votes
184
Immortal
Blizzard beasts

3.27
444 votes
185
Voivod
Phobos

3.27
188 votes
186
Aakon Keetreh
Journey Into The Depths Of Night

3.27
15 votes
187
Zao
The Splinter Shards the Birth of Separation

3.24
84 votes
188
Belphegor
Blutsabbath

3.24
66 votes
189
Dream Theater
Falling into Infinity

3.21
1068 votes
190
Gojira
Possessed

3.2
66 votes
191
Clawfinger
Clawfinger

3.2
20 votes
192
Edguy
Kingdom of Madness

3.2
53 votes
193
Rotten Sound
Under Pressure

3.19
13 votes
194
Megadeth
Cryptic Writings

3.18
2196 votes
195
Anvil
Absolutely No Alternative

3.17
54 votes
196
The Wildhearts
Endless Nameless

3.16
19 votes
197
Sodom
'Til Death Do Us Unite

3.15
327 votes
198
Venom
Cast in Stone

3.1
129 votes
199
Neuraxis
Imagery

3.09
76 votes
200
Sadus
Elements of Anger

3.07
82 votes



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