Best Metal Albums of 1997

Genre:  Year:  

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

Rating: 4.46
366 votes
02
Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine: Biomech

Rating: 4.39
716 votes
03
Strapping Young Lad
City

Rating: 4.38
910 votes
04
Haggard
And Thou Shalt Trust The Seer

Rating: 4.34
32 votes
05
Esoteric
The Pernicious Enigma

Rating: 4.34
104 votes
06
Emperor
Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk

Rating: 4.32
1534 votes
07
Lacrimosa
Stille

Rating: 4.29
12 votes
08
Gamma Ray
Somewhere Out in Space

Rating: 4.27
420 votes
09
Mithotyn
In The Sign Of The Ravens

Rating: 4.26
31 votes
10
Symphony X
The Divine Wings of Tragedy

Rating: 4.23
1032 votes
11
Flapjack
Juicy Planet Earth

Rating: 4.21
14 votes
12
In The Woods...
Omnio

Rating: 4.21
238 votes
13
His Hero is Gone
Monuments to Thieves

Rating: 4.2
99 votes
14
Electric Wizard
Come My Fanatics...

Rating: 4.19
372 votes
15
Fates Warning
A Pleasant Shade of Gray

Rating: 4.17
254 votes
16
Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia

Rating: 4.17
41 votes
17
Destroyer 666
Unchain The Wolves

Rating: 4.17
198 votes
18
Channel Zero
Black Fuel

Rating: 4.17
24 votes
19
Tad Morose
A Mended Rhyme

Rating: 4.17
18 votes
20
Assuck
Misery Index

Rating: 4.13
147 votes
21
Alchemist
Spiritech

Rating: 4.13
20 votes
22
Ground Zero
Consume Red

Rating: 4.13
16 votes
23
Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields

Rating: 4.12
98 votes
24
Summoning
Dol Guldur

Rating: 4.11
143 votes
25
God Dethroned
The Grand Grimoire

Rating: 4.11
28 votes
26
Nagelfar
Hunengrab im herbst

Rating: 4.1
29 votes
27
Bruce Dickinson
Accident of Birth

Rating: 4.1
338 votes
28
Mogwai
Young Team

Rating: 4.1
846 votes
29
Impaled Northern Moonforest
Impaled Northern Moonforest

Rating: 4.1
63 votes
30
Stratovarius
Visions

Rating: 4.09
573 votes
31
In Flames
Whoracle

Rating: 4.08
4572 votes
32
Jimmies Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

Rating: 4.07
27 votes
33
Solefald
The Linear Scaffold

Rating: 4.07
140 votes
34
Jag Panzer
The Fourth Judgement

Rating: 4.07
28 votes
35
Hypocrisy
The Final Chapter

Rating: 4.07
504 votes
36
Deftones
Around the Fur

Rating: 4.06
4662 votes
37
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

Rating: 4.06
1504 votes
38
Necrophobic
Darkside

Rating: 4.06
106 votes
39
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

Rating: 4.05
48 votes
40
Corrupted
Paso Inferior

Rating: 4.04
183 votes
41
Tiamat
A Deeper Kind of Slumber

Rating: 4.04
236 votes
42
Living Sacrifice
Reborn

Rating: 4.02
222 votes
43
October Tide
Rain Without End

Rating: 4.02
192 votes
44
Kiss It Goodbye
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

Rating: 4.01
55 votes
45
Windir
Soknardalr

Rating: 4
115 votes
46
Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser

Rating: 4
24 votes
47
Lake of Tears
A Crimson Cosmos

Rating: 4
19 votes
48
Memento Mori
Songs For The Apocalypse, Vol. 4

Rating: 4
18 votes
49
Ragnarok
Arising Realm

Rating: 4
14 votes
50
Graveland
Following The Voice Of Blood

Rating: 4
14 votes
51
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

Rating: 4
12 votes
52
Dimmu Borgir
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

Rating: 3.99
600 votes
53
Forest
Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

Rating: 3.98
47 votes
54
Nokturnal Mortum
Goat Horns

Rating: 3.98
116 votes
55
Breach
It's Me God

Rating: 3.98
21 votes
56
Orange Goblin
Frequencies From Planet Ten

Rating: 3.97
44 votes
57
Overcast
Fight Ambition To Kill

Rating: 3.96
14 votes
58
Misery Loves Co.
Not Like Them

Rating: 3.96
12 votes
59
Rage
End of All Days

Rating: 3.95
44 votes
60
Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale

Rating: 3.95
566 votes
61
Lord Belial
Enter The Moonlight Gate

Rating: 3.94
26 votes
62
Human Waste Project
E-lux

Rating: 3.94
16 votes
63
Deceased
Fearless Undead Machines

Rating: 3.93
46 votes
64
Hades Almighty
The Dawn Of The Dying Sun

Rating: 3.93
15 votes
65
Ulver
Nattens Madrigal

Rating: 3.92
516 votes
66
Will Haven
El Diablo

Rating: 3.91
44 votes
67
Disembodied
Diablerie

Rating: 3.91
27 votes
68
Shai Hulud
Hearts Once Nourished With Hope...

Rating: 3.9
211 votes
69
Stars of the Lid
The Ballasted Orchestra

Rating: 3.9
53 votes
70
Summoning
Nightshade Forests

Rating: 3.9
53 votes
71
Moonblood
Blut und Krieg

Rating: 3.89
14 votes
72
Amorphis
My Kantele

Rating: 3.88
34 votes
73
Pain Of Salvation
Entropia

Rating: 3.88
175 votes
74
Grip Inc.
Nemesis

Rating: 3.88
16 votes
75
Mezarkabul
Anatolia

Rating: 3.88
12 votes
76
Hecate Enthroned
The Slaughter of Innocence, A Requiem for the Migh

Rating: 3.87
23 votes
77
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

Rating: 3.87
19 votes
78
Broken Hope
Loathing

Rating: 3.86
11 votes
79
Snapcase
Progression Through Unlearning

Rating: 3.86
75 votes
80
Sentenced
Down

Rating: 3.86
114 votes
81
Rotting Christ
A Dead Poem

Rating: 3.85
91 votes
82
Gorgoroth
Under the Sign of Hell

Rating: 3.85
161 votes
83
Vital Remains
Forever Underground

Rating: 3.85
58 votes
84
Aeternus
Beyond the Wandering Moon

Rating: 3.82
34 votes
85
Diabolical Masquerade
The Phantom Lodge

Rating: 3.82
31 votes
86
Coalesce
Give Them Rope, She Said

Rating: 3.81
99 votes
87
Mayhem
Wolfs Lair Abyss

Rating: 3.81
111 votes
88
Martyr
Hopeless hopes

Rating: 3.8
96 votes
89
Saxon
Unleash the Beast

Rating: 3.8
80 votes
90
Threshold
Extinct Instinct

Rating: 3.8
40 votes
91
Exciter
The Dark Command

Rating: 3.8
15 votes
92
Jungle Rot
Slaughter The Weak

Rating: 3.79
12 votes
93
Children of Bodom
Something Wild

Rating: 3.78
2880 votes
94
Shai Hulud
A Profound Hatred Of Man

Rating: 3.78
77 votes
95
Noctes
Pandemonic Requiem

Rating: 3.77
13 votes
96
Abramelin
Abramelin

Rating: 3.77
32 votes
97
Theatre Of Tragedy
A Rose for the Dead

Rating: 3.76
17 votes
98
Borknagar
The Olden Domain

Rating: 3.76
236 votes
99
Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey

Rating: 3.75
44 votes
100
Sacrilege GBG
The Fifth Season

Rating: 3.75
42 votes
101
The Crown
Eternal Death

Rating: 3.75
40 votes
102
Harvey Milk
The Pleaser

Rating: 3.75
36 votes
103
Hatebreed
Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire

Rating: 3.74
221 votes
104
Snot
Get Some

Rating: 3.74
128 votes
105
Eucharist
Mirrorworlds

Rating: 3.73
43 votes
106
Septicflesh
The Ophidian Wheel

Rating: 3.73
46 votes
107
Sigh
Hail Horror Hail

Rating: 3.71
61 votes
108
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

Rating: 3.71
387 votes
109
Nuclear Rabbit
Vicuna

Rating: 3.71
12 votes
110
Enslaved
Eld

Rating: 3.71
324 votes
111
Intestine Baalism
An Anatomy of the Beast

Rating: 3.7
94 votes
112
Katatonia
Sounds Of Decay

Rating: 3.69
90 votes
113
HammerFall
Glory To The Brave

Rating: 3.68
161 votes
114
Catharsis [US]
Samsara

Rating: 3.68
11 votes
115
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

Rating: 3.68
222 votes
116
Dark Tranquillity
The Mind's I

Rating: 3.68
680 votes
117
Within Temptation
Enter

Rating: 3.67
134 votes
118
Rollins Band
Come In and Burn

Rating: 3.66
46 votes
119
Axel Rudi Pell
Magic

Rating: 3.65
20 votes
120
Helmet
Aftertaste

Rating: 3.65
165 votes
121
Deicide
Serpents Of The Light

Rating: 3.65
186 votes
122
Skepticism
Ethere

Rating: 3.64
14 votes
123
Dismember
Misanthropic

Rating: 3.64
14 votes
124
Autumn Leaves
Embraced by the Absolute

Rating: 3.63
34 votes
125
KMFDM
Symbols

Rating: 3.63
88 votes
126
Arckanum
Kostogher

Rating: 3.63
20 votes
127
Paradise Lost
One Second

Rating: 3.61
149 votes
128
Faith No More
Album of the Year

Rating: 3.61
610 votes
129
Rhapsody of Fire
Legendary Tales

Rating: 3.61
109 votes
130
Keep of Kalessin
Through Times Of War

Rating: 3.61
38 votes
131
Old Man's Child
The Pagan Prosperity

Rating: 3.6
67 votes
132
Vader
Black to the Blind

Rating: 3.6
136 votes
133
Cemetary
Last Confessions

Rating: 3.58
18 votes
134
Manegarm
Nordstjärnans Tidsålder

Rating: 3.57
28 votes
135
Hexenhaus
Dejavoodoo

Rating: 3.57
28 votes
136
Nightfall
Lesbian Show

Rating: 3.57
14 votes
137
Iron Savior
Iron Savior

Rating: 3.56
16 votes
138
Dismember
Death Metal

Rating: 3.56
93 votes
139
Gates Of Ishtar
The Dawn of Flames

Rating: 3.56
17 votes
140
Mekong Delta
Pictures At An Exhibition

Rating: 3.55
20 votes
141
Body Count
Violent Demise: The Last Days

Rating: 3.55
66 votes
142
Mogwai
4 Satin

Rating: 3.52
21 votes
143
Die Krupps
Paradise Now

Rating: 3.5
13 votes
144
Melvins
Honky

Rating: 3.49
77 votes
145
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Dillinger Escape Plan

Rating: 3.49
508 votes
146
DIR EN GREY
MISSA

Rating: 3.49
105 votes
147
Yngwie Malmsteen
Facing the Animal

Rating: 3.48
66 votes
148
Machine Head
The More Things Change...

Rating: 3.47
1335 votes
149
Integrity
Seasons in the Size of Days

Rating: 3.47
37 votes
150
Sigh
Ghastly Funeral Theatre

Rating: 3.47
17 votes
151
Incantation
The Forsaken Mourning of Angelic Anguish

Rating: 3.47
32 votes
152
Malevolent Creation
In Cold Blood

Rating: 3.46
48 votes
153
Brutal Truth
Sounds Of The Animal Kingdom

Rating: 3.45
83 votes
154
Graveworm
When Daylights Gone

Rating: 3.44
27 votes
155
Skunk Anansie
Stoosh

Rating: 3.44
41 votes
156
Theory In Practice
Third Eye Function

Rating: 3.43
30 votes
157
Behemoth
Bewitching The Pomerania

Rating: 3.43
14 votes
158
Sacramentum
The Coming of Chaos

Rating: 3.42
66 votes
159
Skyclad
The Answer Machine?

Rating: 3.42
24 votes
160
Skycamefalling
A Penny for Your Confessions

Rating: 3.42
12 votes
161
Grand Belial's Key
Mocking the Philanthropist

Rating: 3.4
20 votes
162
Meshuggah
The True Human Design

Rating: 3.39
160 votes
163
Vanden Plas
The God Thing

Rating: 3.38
26 votes
164
Nokturnal Mortum
Return Of The Vampire Lord

Rating: 3.38
16 votes
165
Six Feet Under
Warpath

Rating: 3.37
91 votes
166
Entombed
DCLXVI: To Ride Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth

Rating: 3.37
83 votes
167
Absu
The Third Storm of Cythraul

Rating: 3.37
60 votes
168
Dog Fashion Disco
Erotic Massage

Rating: 3.36
11 votes
169
Nightwish
Angels Fall First

Rating: 3.36
313 votes
170
Morgion
Among Majestic Ruin

Rating: 3.36
14 votes
171
Edge of Sanity
Infernal

Rating: 3.35
309 votes
172
Sevendust
Sevendust

Rating: 3.34
464 votes
173
Immortal
Blizzard beasts

Rating: 3.3
404 votes
174
Overkill
From the Underground and Below

Rating: 3.3
172 votes
175
Rotten Sound
Under Pressure

Rating: 3.29
12 votes
176
Old Man's Child
Born of the Flickering

Rating: 3.27
39 votes
177
Aakon Keetreh
Journey Into The Depths Of Night

Rating: 3.27
15 votes
178
Gojira
Possessed

Rating: 3.26
42 votes
179
Zao
The Splinter Shards the Birth of Separation

Rating: 3.26
87 votes
180
Belphegor
Blutsabbath

Rating: 3.25
56 votes
181
Dream Theater
Falling into Infinity

Rating: 3.21
962 votes
182
Clawfinger
Clawfinger

Rating: 3.21
34 votes
183
Voivod
Phobos

Rating: 3.2
178 votes
184
Megadeth
Cryptic Writings

Rating: 3.19
3066 votes
185
Gzr
Black Science

Rating: 3.18
17 votes
186
Anvil
Absolutely No Alternative

Rating: 3.16
48 votes
187
Edguy
Kingdom of Madness

Rating: 3.15
42 votes
188
Sodom
'Til Death Do Us Unite

Rating: 3.13
327 votes
189
Sadus
Elements of Anger

Rating: 3.11
82 votes
190
Neuraxis
Imagery

Rating: 3.1
72 votes
191
Venom
Cast in Stone

Rating: 3.09
114 votes
192
Galactic Cowboys
The Horse That Bud Bought

Rating: 3.08
12 votes
193
Powerman 5000
Mega!! Kung Fu Radio

Rating: 3.07
47 votes
194
Limp Bizkit
Three Dollar Bill Y'all$

Rating: 3.02
1622 votes



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