Best Metal Albums of 1997


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

4.5
2581 votes
02
Strapping Young Lad
City

4.38
1928 votes
03
Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine: Biomech

4.38
779 votes
04
Emperor
Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk

4.32
1650 votes
05
Esoteric
The Pernicious Enigma

4.32
116 votes
06
Lacrimosa
Stille

4.29
14 votes
07
Gamma Ray
Somewhere Out in Space

4.28
452 votes
08
Symphony X
The Divine Wings of Tragedy

4.24
1092 votes
09
Flapjack
Juicy Planet Earth

4.21
14 votes
10
Defleshed
Under the blade

4.21
14 votes
11
Haggard
And Thou Shalt Trust The Seer

4.21
36 votes
12
Mithotyn
In The Sign Of The Ravens

4.21
36 votes
13
In The Woods...
Omnio

4.2
242 votes
14
Destroyer 666
Unchain The Wolves

4.2
228 votes
15
Electric Wizard
Come My Fanatics...

4.19
435 votes
16
Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia

4.19
44 votes
17
His Hero Is Gone
Monuments to Thieves

4.17
111 votes
18
Channel Zero
Black Fuel

4.17
24 votes
19
Fates Warning
A Pleasant Shade of Gray

4.16
282 votes
20
Graveland
Following The Voice Of Blood

4.15
13 votes
21
Summoning
Dol Guldur

4.13
151 votes
22
Alchemist
Spiritech

4.13
20 votes
23
Ground Zero
Consume Red

4.13
16 votes
24
Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields

4.12
240 votes
25
Jimmies Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.11
27 votes
26
Assuck
Misery Index

4.11
148 votes
27
Jag Panzer
The Fourth Judgement

4.1
30 votes
28
Impaled Northern Moonforest
Impaled Northern Moonforest

4.1
63 votes
29
Solefald
The Linear Scaffold

4.09
158 votes
30
In Flames
Whoracle

4.09
3214 votes
31
Nagelfar
Hunengrab im herbst

4.09
35 votes
32
Bruce Dickinson
Accident of Birth

4.08
362 votes
33
Hypocrisy
The Final Chapter

4.08
374 votes
34
Necrophobic
Darkside

4.08
114 votes
35
Stratovarius
Visions

4.07
424 votes
36
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

4.06
1547 votes
37
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.06
4948 votes
38
Kiss It Goodbye
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

4.05
64 votes
39
Tiamat
A Deeper Kind of Slumber

4.05
252 votes
40
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.05
50 votes
41
God Dethroned
The Grand Grimoire

4.05
40 votes
42
October Tide
Rain Without End

4.03
204 votes
43
Tad Morose
A Mended Rhyme

4.03
21 votes
44
Living Sacrifice
Reborn

4.03
222 votes
45
Lake of Tears
A Crimson Cosmos

4.03
38 votes
46
Orange Goblin
Frequencies from Planet Ten

4.01
54 votes
47
Corrupted
Paso Inferior

4.01
198 votes
48
Dimmu Borgir
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

4.01
631 votes
49
Nokturnal Mortum
Goat Horns

4
119 votes
50
Memento Mori
Songs For The Apocalypse, Vol. 4

4
18 votes
51
Ragnarok
Arising Realm

4
16 votes
52
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

4
13 votes
53
Windir
Soknardalr

3.99
131 votes
54
Lord Belial
Enter The Moonlight Gate

3.98
28 votes
55
Forest
Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

3.98
48 votes
56
Hades Almighty
The Dawn Of The Dying Sun

3.97
15 votes
57
Obtained Enslavement
Witchcraft

3.97
15 votes
58
Overcast
Fight Ambition To Kill

3.96
14 votes
59
Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser

3.96
27 votes
60
Deceased
Fearless Undead Machines

3.96
52 votes
61
Breach
It's Me God

3.96
23 votes
62
Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale

3.95
592 votes
63
Rage
End of All Days

3.94
48 votes
64
Human Waste Project
E-lux

3.94
16 votes
65
Ulver
Nattens Madrigal

3.94
553 votes
66
Shai Hulud
Hearts Once Nourished With Hope...

3.93
210 votes
67
Broken Hope
Loathing

3.92
13 votes
68
Stars of the Lid
The Ballasted Orchestra

3.91
58 votes
69
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

3.9
21 votes
70
Disembodied
Diablerie

3.9
29 votes
71
Moonblood
Blut und Krieg

3.89
14 votes
72
Snapcase
Progression Through Unlearning

3.89
82 votes
73
Pain of Salvation
Entropia

3.88
187 votes
74
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects
Sol Niger Within

3.88
122 votes
75
Hecate Enthroned
The Slaughter of Innocence, A Requiem for the Migh

3.88
48 votes
76
Will Haven
El Diablo

3.87
46 votes
77
Summoning
Nightshade Forests

3.87
53 votes
78
Gorgoroth
Under the Sign of Hell

3.86
173 votes
79
Grip Inc.
Nemesis

3.86
22 votes
80
Rotting Christ
A Dead Poem

3.85
96 votes
81
Sentenced
Down

3.84
128 votes
82
Vital Remains
Forever Underground

3.84
63 votes
83
Martyr
Hopeless Hopes

3.84
98 votes
84
Amorphis
My Kantele

3.83
54 votes
85
Aeternus
Beyond the Wandering Moon

3.83
36 votes
86
Noctes
Pandemonic Requiem

3.83
15 votes
87
Coalesce
Give Them Rope, She Said

3.83
97 votes
88
Diabolical Masquerade
The Phantom Lodge

3.82
31 votes
89
Mayhem
Wolfs Lair Abyss

3.82
124 votes
90
Mezarkabul
Anatolia

3.8
15 votes
91
Saxon
Unleash the Beast

3.8
84 votes
92
Children of Bodom
Something Wild

3.79
2949 votes
93
Borknagar
The Olden Domain

3.79
246 votes
94
Shai Hulud
A Profound Hatred Of Man

3.79
79 votes
95
Harvey Milk
The Pleaser

3.78
36 votes
96
Threshold
Extinct Instinct

3.77
44 votes
97
Decapitated
Cemeteral Gardens

3.77
13 votes
98
Sacrilege GBG
The Fifth Season

3.77
45 votes
99
Eucharist
Mirrorworlds

3.77
49 votes
100
The Crown
Eternal Death

3.76
63 votes
101
Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey

3.76
50 votes
102
Hatebreed
Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire

3.76
227 votes
103
Keep of Kalessin
Through Times Of War

3.75
48 votes
104
Exciter
The Dark Command

3.75
18 votes
105
Sigh
Hail Horror Hail

3.75
63 votes
106
Abramelin
Abramelin

3.74
33 votes
107
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

3.74
278 votes
108
Snot
Get Some

3.74
139 votes
109
Septicflesh
The Ophidian Wheel

3.73
54 votes
110
Jungle Rot
Slaughter The Weak

3.73
26 votes
111
Enslaved
Eld

3.72
346 votes
112
Within Temptation
Enter

3.71
144 votes
113
(hed) p.e.
(hed)pe

3.71
124 votes
114
Intestine Baalism
An Anatomy of the Beast

3.7
90 votes
115
Cemetary
Last Confessions

3.7
15 votes
116
Dark Tranquillity
The Mind's I

3.7
724 votes
117
Katatonia
Sounds Of Decay

3.7
96 votes
118
Helmet
Aftertaste

3.7
183 votes
119
Mekong Delta
Pictures at an Exhibition

3.69
26 votes
120
Nuclear Rabbit
Vicuna

3.69
13 votes
121
Catharsis (US)
Samsara

3.69
13 votes
122
Axel Rudi Pell
Magic

3.68
33 votes
123
HammerFall
Glory to the Brave

3.68
173 votes
124
KMFDM
Symbols

3.68
94 votes
125
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

3.67
225 votes
126
Vader
Black to the Blind

3.67
138 votes
127
Iron Savior
Iron Savior

3.67
21 votes
128
Rollins Band
Come In and Burn

3.66
48 votes
129
Deicide
Serpents Of The Light

3.65
199 votes
130
Autumn Leaves
Embraced by the Absolute

3.63
34 votes
131
Arckanum
Kostogher

3.63
20 votes
132
Old Man's Child
The Pagan Prosperity

3.62
70 votes
133
Faith No More
Album of the Year

3.62
656 votes
134
Dismember
Misanthropic

3.62
13 votes
135
Dismember
Death Metal

3.61
104 votes
136
Paradise Lost
One Second

3.61
150 votes
137
Sigh
Ghastly Funeral Theatre

3.61
19 votes
138
Theatre Of Tragedy
A Rose for the Dead

3.61
19 votes
139
Rhapsody of Fire
Legendary Tales

3.58
230 votes
140
Manegarm
Nordstjärnans Tidsålder

3.57
30 votes
141
Nightfall
Lesbian Show

3.56
18 votes
142
Gates Of Ishtar
The Dawn of Flames

3.55
19 votes
143
DIR EN GREY
MISSA

3.53
99 votes
144
Body Count
Violent Demise: The Last Days

3.53
76 votes
145
Theory In Practice
Third Eye Function

3.53
38 votes
146
Melvins
Honky

3.52
84 votes
147
Yngwie Malmsteen
Facing the Animal

3.5
70 votes
148
Incantation
The Forsaken Mourning of Angelic Anguish

3.5
34 votes
149
Skyclad
The Answer Machine?

3.5
22 votes
150
On Thorns I Lay
Orama

3.5
15 votes
151
Die Krupps
Paradise Now

3.5
13 votes
152
Machine Head
The More Things Change...

3.49
1395 votes
153
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Dillinger Escape Plan

3.48
259 votes
154
Integrity
Seasons in the Size of Days

3.47
39 votes
155
Brutal Truth
Sounds of the Animal Kingdom

3.47
88 votes
156
Hexenhaus
Dejavoodoo

3.46
24 votes
157
Graveworm
When Daylights Gone

3.45
29 votes
158
Sacramentum
The Coming of Chaos

3.44
70 votes
159
Skunk Anansie
Stoosh

3.44
43 votes
160
Malevolent Creation
In Cold Blood

3.44
50 votes
161
Gardenian
Two Feet Stand

3.43
18 votes
162
Dog Fashion Disco
Erotic Massage

3.43
14 votes
163
Behemoth
Bewitching The Pomerania

3.43
14 votes
164
Meshuggah
The True Human Design

3.43
246 votes
165
Grand Belial's Key
Mocking the Philanthropist

3.4
21 votes
166
Six Feet Under
Warpath

3.38
95 votes
167
Entombed
DCLXVI: To Ride Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth

3.38
92 votes
168
Morgion
Among Majestic Ruin

3.38
16 votes
169
Nokturnal Mortum
Return Of The Vampire Lord

3.38
16 votes
170
Sevendust
Sevendust

3.37
482 votes
171
Absu
The Third Storm of Cythraul

3.37
60 votes
172
Nightwish
Angels Fall First

3.35
343 votes
173
Edge of Sanity
Infernal

3.35
333 votes
174
Old Man's Child
Born of the Flickering

3.33
40 votes
175
Vanden Plas
The God Thing

3.3
30 votes
176
Overkill
From the Underground and Below

3.29
188 votes
177
Voivod
Phobos

3.28
190 votes
178
Gojira
Possessed

3.28
69 votes
179
Immortal
Blizzard beasts

3.28
430 votes
180
Aakon Keetreh
Journey Into The Depths Of Night

3.27
15 votes
181
Zao
The Splinter Shards the Birth of Separation

3.24
84 votes
182
Belphegor
Blutsabbath

3.22
68 votes
183
Dream Theater
Falling into Infinity

3.22
1064 votes
184
Clawfinger
Clawfinger

3.21
38 votes
185
Edguy
Kingdom of Madness

3.2
53 votes
186
Megadeth
Cryptic Writings

3.18
2166 votes
187
Rotten Sound
Under Pressure

3.18
14 votes
188
Anvil
Absolutely No Alternative

3.18
51 votes
189
The Wildhearts
Endless Nameless

3.16
19 votes
190
Sodom
'Til Death Do Us Unite

3.15
327 votes
191
Venom
Cast in Stone

3.13
123 votes
192
Sadus
Elements of Anger

3.12
84 votes
193
Flotsam and Jetsam
High

3.07
44 votes
194
Neuraxis
Imagery

3.07
74 votes
195
Powerman 5000
Mega!! Kung Fu Radio

3.06
54 votes
196
Gzr
Black Science

3.03
30 votes



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