Best Metal Albums of 1997


01
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F♯ A♯ ∞

4.5
3260 votes
02
Profanum
Profanum Aeternum Eminence Of Satanic Imperial Art

4.5
15 votes
03
Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine: Biomech

4.4
1051 votes
04
The 3rd and the Mortal
In This Room

4.4
20 votes
05
Strapping Young Lad
City

4.39
2540 votes
06
Mortuary Drape
Secret Sudaria

4.36
36 votes
07
Discipline.
Unfolded Like Staircase

4.35
20 votes
08
Emperor
Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk

4.33
2244 votes
09
Centinex
Reflections

4.32
22 votes
10
Gamma Ray
Somewhere Out in Space

4.25
556 votes
11
Symphony X
The Divine Wings of Tragedy

4.24
1950 votes
12
In The Woods...
Omnio

4.21
318 votes
13
Royal Hunt
Paradox

4.21
17 votes
14
Electric Wizard
Come My Fanatics...

4.2
591 votes
15
His Hero Is Gone
Monuments to Thieves

4.2
172 votes
16
Fates Warning
A Pleasant Shade of Gray

4.19
410 votes
17
Mithotyn
In The Sign Of The Ravens

4.17
114 votes
18
Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia

4.17
72 votes
19
Esoteric
The Pernicious Enigma

4.16
180 votes
20
Destroyer 666
Unchain The Wolves

4.15
435 votes
21
Pig Destroyer
Demo

4.15
17 votes
22
Nagelfar
Hunengrab im herbst

4.13
50 votes
23
Lacrimas Profundere
La Naissance D'Un Rêve

4.13
16 votes
24
Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields

4.12
164 votes
25
Jimmie's Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.12
33 votes
26
Jag Panzer
The Fourth Judgement

4.12
42 votes
27
Assuck
Misery Index

4.12
208 votes
28
Alchemist
Spiritech

4.12
26 votes
29
Channel Zero
Black Fuel

4.12
26 votes
30
Sadistic Intent
Ancient Black Earth EP

4.11
18 votes
31
Tad Morose
A Mended Rhyme

4.11
33 votes
32
Hypocrisy
The Final Chapter

4.11
480 votes
33
In Flames
Whoracle

4.11
3806 votes
34
Graveland
Following The Voice Of Blood

4.1
29 votes
35
Defleshed
Under the Blade

4.1
20 votes
36
Kiss It Goodbye
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

4.09
100 votes
37
Dornenreich
Nicht um zu sterben

4.08
18 votes
38
Bruce Dickinson
Accident of Birth

4.08
498 votes
39
Solefald
The Linear Scaffold

4.08
198 votes
40
Stratovarius
Visions

4.07
891 votes
41
Idiot Flesh
Fancy

4.07
21 votes
42
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

4.07
22 votes
43
Lacrimosa
Stille

4.07
23 votes
44
Breach
It's Me God

4.06
110 votes
45
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.06
71 votes
46
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

4.06
1796 votes
47
Flapjack
Juicy Planet Earth

4.06
16 votes
48
Deftones
Around The Fur

4.06
6266 votes
49
Necrophobic
Darkside

4.05
206 votes
50
Living Sacrifice
Reborn

4.05
261 votes
51
Rage
End of All Days

4.04
74 votes
52
October Tide
Rain Without End

4.04
182 votes
53
Necromantia
Ancient Pride

4.04
13 votes
54
Impaled Northern Moonforest
Impaled Northern Moonforest

4.03
76 votes
55
Corrupted
Paso Inferior

4.03
285 votes
56
Spastic Ink
Ink Complete

4.03
125 votes
57
Ragnarok
Arising Realm

4.02
22 votes
58
Lord Belial
Enter The Moonlight Gate

4.01
44 votes
59
Haggard
And Thou Shalt Trust The Seer

4.01
100 votes
60
Tiamat
A Deeper Kind of Slumber

4.01
165 votes
61
Dimmu Borgir
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

4
760 votes
62
Windir
Soknardalr

4
188 votes
63
Sadistik Exekution
K.A.O.S.

4
22 votes
64
Nasum
World In Turmoil (EP)

4
18 votes
65
12 Rods
Gay?

4
13 votes
66
Ulver
Nattens Madrigal

4
795 votes
67
God Dethroned
The Grand Grimoire

3.99
111 votes
68
Obtained Enslavement
Witchcraft

3.98
23 votes
69
Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser

3.98
44 votes
70
Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey

3.98
80 votes
71
Overcast
Fight Ambition To Kill

3.97
16 votes
72
Nokturnal Mortum
Goat Horns

3.96
148 votes
73
Misery Loves Co.
Not Like Them

3.96
14 votes
74
Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale

3.95
724 votes
75
Forest
Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

3.95
57 votes
76
Summoning
Nightshade Forests

3.95
73 votes
77
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects
Sol Niger Within

3.94
89 votes
78
Deceased
Fearless Undead Machines

3.94
66 votes
79
Human Waste Project
E-lux

3.94
16 votes
80
Lake of Tears
A Crimson Cosmos

3.94
31 votes
81
Shai Hulud
Hearts Once Nourished With Hope...

3.93
259 votes
82
Gamma Ray
Valley of the Kings

3.93
14 votes
83
Rotting Christ
A Dead Poem

3.93
149 votes
84
Hades Almighty
The Dawn Of The Dying Sun

3.92
24 votes
85
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

3.9
30 votes
86
Tristania
Tristania

3.9
15 votes
87
Pain of Salvation
Entropia

3.9
240 votes
88
Moonblood
Blut & Krieg

3.89
23 votes
89
Gorgoroth
Under the Sign of Hell

3.89
261 votes
90
Intestine Baalism
An Anatomy of the Beast

3.88
164 votes
91
Borknagar
The Olden Domain

3.88
344 votes
92
Abigail
Intercourse and Lust

3.88
24 votes
93
Snapcase
Progression Through Unlearning

3.87
109 votes
94
Hecate Enthroned
The Slaughter of Innocence, A Requiem for the Migh

3.87
30 votes
95
Catharsis (US)
Samsara

3.86
22 votes
96
Riot
Inishmore

3.86
36 votes
97
Martyr
Hopeless Hopes

3.86
134 votes
98
Mayhem
Wolf's Lair Abyss

3.85
350 votes
99
Grip Inc.
Nemesis

3.85
40 votes
100
Noctes
Pandemonic Requiem

3.85
20 votes
101
Aeternus
Beyond the Wandering Moon

3.84
58 votes
102
Stars of the Lid
The Ballasted Orchestra

3.84
97 votes
103
Sacrilege GBG
The Fifth Season

3.84
75 votes
104
Sentenced
Down

3.84
267 votes
105
Shai Hulud
A Profound Hatred Of Man

3.84
108 votes
106
Disembodied
Diablerie

3.83
44 votes
107
Sigh
Hail Horror Hail

3.82
101 votes
108
Decapitated
Cemeteral Gardens

3.82
14 votes
109
Cemetary
Last Confessions

3.82
33 votes
110
Threshold
Extinct Instinct

3.82
60 votes
111
Septicflesh
The Ophidian Wheel

3.81
86 votes
112
Eucharist
Mirrorworlds

3.81
112 votes
113
Broken Hope
Loathing

3.81
16 votes
114
Keep of Kalessin
Through Times Of War

3.81
58 votes
115
Vital Remains
Forever Underground

3.81
86 votes
116
Katatonia
Sounds of Decay

3.81
140 votes
117
Coalesce
Give Them Rope, She Said

3.81
134 votes
118
Saxon
Unleash the Beast

3.8
138 votes
119
Mezarkabul
Anatolia

3.8
15 votes
120
Flying Saucer Attack
New Lands

3.8
15 votes
121
Will Haven
El Diablo

3.8
74 votes
122
Children of Bodom
Something Wild

3.79
3336 votes
123
KAT
Szydercze zwierciadło

3.79
14 votes
124
Nuclear Rabbit
Vicuna

3.79
14 votes
125
Fleshcrawl
Bloodred Massacre

3.78
18 votes
126
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

3.77
328 votes
127
Iron Savior
Iron Savior

3.76
58 votes
128
Diabolical Masquerade
The Phantom Lodge

3.76
37 votes
129
Hatebreed
Satisfaction Is The Death Of Desire

3.75
279 votes
130
Abramelin
Abramelin

3.74
40 votes
131
Grand Belial's Key
Mocking the Philanthropist

3.74
114 votes
132
Sadist
Crust

3.74
34 votes
133
Snot
Get Some

3.73
173 votes
134
The Crown
Eternal Death

3.72
87 votes
135
KMFDM
Symbols

3.72
124 votes
136
Enslaved
Eld

3.72
490 votes
137
Skepticism
Ethere

3.71
28 votes
138
Dark Tranquillity
The Mind's I

3.71
944 votes
139
Within Temptation
Enter

3.71
168 votes
140
Vader
Black to the Blind

3.71
222 votes
141
Autumn Leaves
Embraced by the Absolute

3.7
88 votes
142
Helmet
Aftertaste

3.7
228 votes
143
HammerFall
Glory to the Brave

3.7
438 votes
144
Skyclad
The Answer Machine?

3.69
36 votes
145
Saviour Machine
Legend Part I

3.69
13 votes
146
Amorphis
My Kantele

3.67
81 votes
147
Arckanum
Kostogher

3.67
24 votes
148
Old Man's Child
The Pagan Prosperity

3.66
184 votes
149
Sigh
Ghastly Funeral Theatre

3.66
31 votes
150
Hexenhaus
Dejavoodoo

3.66
32 votes
151
Rhapsody of Fire
Legendary Tales

3.66
302 votes
152
Thought Industry
Black Umbrella

3.65
15 votes
153
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

3.65
259 votes
154
Memento Mori
Songs For The Apocalypse, Vol. 4

3.65
30 votes
155
Phlebotomized
Skycontact

3.65
30 votes
156
The Kovenant
In Times Before The Light

3.65
24 votes
157
Theatre Of Tragedy
A Rose for the Dead

3.65
24 votes
158
Deicide
Serpents of the Light

3.64
253 votes
159
(hed) p.e.
(hed) p.e.

3.64
136 votes
160
Harvey Milk
The Pleaser

3.64
44 votes
161
Dismember
Misanthropic

3.63
32 votes
162
Faith No More
Album of the Year

3.62
876 votes
163
Gates Of Ishtar
The Dawn of Flames

3.62
66 votes
164
Rollins Band
Come In and Burn

3.62
56 votes
165
Dismember
Death Metal

3.61
308 votes
166
Paradise Lost
One Second

3.6
237 votes
167
Jungle Rot
Slaughter the Weak

3.6
52 votes
168
Theory In Practice
Third Eye Function

3.59
44 votes
169
Incantation
The Forsaken Mourning of Angelic Anguish

3.59
46 votes
170
Axel Rudi Pell
Magic

3.57
28 votes
171
Flaw
American Arrogance

3.56
17 votes
172
Behemoth
Bewitching the Pomerania

3.55
22 votes
173
Merzbow
Hybrid Noisebloom

3.53
15 votes
174
Integrity
Seasons in the Size of Days

3.53
52 votes
175
Mekong Delta
Pictures at an Exhibition

3.52
46 votes
176
Nocturnal Rites
Tales of Mystery and Imagination

3.52
14 votes
177
Machine Head
The More Things Change...

3.51
1707 votes
178
Manegarm
Nordstjärnans Tidsålder

3.5
48 votes
179
Vanden Plas
The God Thing

3.5
46 votes
180
Exciter
The Dark Command

3.5
18 votes
181
Brutality
In Mourning

3.5
16 votes
182
Die Krupps
Paradise Now

3.5
14 votes
183
Brutal Truth
Sounds of the Animal Kingdom

3.5
113 votes
184
Enthroned
Towards the Skullthrone of Satan

3.49
17 votes
185
Sacramentum
The Coming of Chaos

3.48
122 votes
186
Bardo Pond
Lapsed

3.47
17 votes
187
Dir En Grey
MISSA

3.46
126 votes
188
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Dillinger Escape Plan

3.46
296 votes
189
Melvins
Honky

3.45
114 votes
190
Darkseed
Spellcraft

3.45
20 votes
191
On Thorns I Lay
Orama

3.44
24 votes
192
Yngwie Malmsteen
Facing the Animal

3.43
86 votes
193
Absu
The Third Storm of Cythraul

3.42
100 votes
194
Body Count
Violent Demise: The Last Days

3.41
46 votes
195
Meshuggah
The True Human Design

3.4
192 votes
196
Knut
Leftovers

3.4
15 votes
197
Brainstorm
Hungry

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

3.39
108 votes
199
U.D.O.
Solid

3.38
34 votes
200
Morgion
Among Majestic Ruin

3.38
36 votes



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