Best Metal Albums of 1997


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

4.5
2650 votes
02
Strapping Young Lad
City

4.39
1984 votes
03
Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine: Biomech

4.39
815 votes
04
Esoteric
The Pernicious Enigma

4.34
120 votes
05
Emperor
Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk

4.33
1718 votes
06
Gamma Ray
Somewhere Out in Space

4.27
472 votes
07
Lacrimosa
Stille

4.27
15 votes
08
Symphony X
The Divine Wings of Tragedy

4.24
1110 votes
09
Mithotyn
In The Sign Of The Ravens

4.23
35 votes
10
Destroyer 666
Unchain The Wolves

4.22
243 votes
11
Flapjack
Juicy Planet Earth

4.21
14 votes
12
Defleshed
Under the blade

4.21
14 votes
13
In The Woods...
Omnio

4.21
244 votes
14
His Hero Is Gone
Monuments to Thieves

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

4.2
455 votes
16
Ground Zero
Consume Red

4.19
16 votes
17
Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia

4.17
47 votes
18
Haggard
And Thou Shalt Trust The Seer

4.17
36 votes
19
Channel Zero
Black Fuel

4.17
24 votes
20
Graveland
Following The Voice Of Blood

4.15
13 votes
21
Alchemist
Spiritech

4.14
21 votes
22
Royal Hunt
Paradox

4.14
14 votes
23
Fates Warning
A Pleasant Shade of Gray

4.14
298 votes
24
Summoning
Dol Guldur

4.14
149 votes
25
Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields

4.12
250 votes
26
Assuck
Misery Index

4.12
152 votes
27
Jimmies Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.11
27 votes
28
Impaled Northern Moonforest
Impaled Northern Moonforest

4.11
64 votes
29
Jag Panzer
The Fourth Judgement

4.1
30 votes
30
Kiss It Goodbye
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

4.1
66 votes
31
Necrophobic
Darkside

4.1
122 votes
32
Hypocrisy
The Final Chapter

4.1
382 votes
33
In Flames
Whoracle

4.1
3288 votes
34
Stratovarius
Visions

4.09
648 votes
35
Bruce Dickinson
Accident of Birth

4.09
382 votes
36
Solefald
The Linear Scaffold

4.08
160 votes
37
Nagelfar
Hunengrab im herbst

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

4.06
1569 votes
39
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.06
5078 votes
40
God Dethroned
The Grand Grimoire

4.05
40 votes
41
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.05
55 votes
42
Windir
Soknardalr

4.04
134 votes
43
Ragnarok
Arising Realm

4.03
17 votes
44
Tad Morose
A Mended Rhyme

4.03
21 votes
45
Lake of Tears
A Crimson Cosmos

4.03
38 votes
46
Living Sacrifice
Reborn

4.02
219 votes
47
Tiamat
A Deeper Kind of Slumber

4.02
254 votes
48
Corrupted
Paso Inferior

4.01
207 votes
49
Orange Goblin
Frequencies from Planet Ten

4.01
55 votes
50
Dimmu Borgir
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

4.01
646 votes
51
October Tide
Rain Without End

4
198 votes
52
Nokturnal Mortum
Goat Horns

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

4
18 votes
54
Forest
Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

3.99
49 votes
55
Lord Belial
Enter The Moonlight Gate

3.98
28 votes
56
Rage
End of All Days

3.98
48 votes
57
Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser

3.97
32 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
Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale

3.96
590 votes
61
Deceased
Fearless Undead Machines

3.95
56 votes
62
Ulver
Nattens Madrigal

3.95
577 votes
63
Obtained Enslavement
Witchcraft

3.94
18 votes
64
Breach
It's Me God

3.94
26 votes
65
Human Waste Project
E-lux

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

3.94
217 votes
67
Lungfish
Artificial Horizon

3.93
15 votes
68
Disembodied
Diablerie

3.9
30 votes
69
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

3.9
20 votes
70
Stars of the Lid
The Ballasted Orchestra

3.9
64 votes
71
Broken Hope
Loathing

3.89
14 votes
72
Will Haven
El Diablo

3.88
26 votes
73
Tristania
Tristania

3.88
13 votes
74
Snapcase
Progression Through Unlearning

3.88
86 votes
75
Summoning
Nightshade Forests

3.88
53 votes
76
Pain of Salvation
Entropia

3.88
195 votes
77
Sentenced
Down

3.88
130 votes
78
Grip Inc.
Nemesis

3.88
24 votes
79
Moonblood
Blut und Krieg

3.88
16 votes
80
Hecate Enthroned
The Slaughter of Innocence, A Requiem for the Migh

3.86
50 votes
81
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects
Sol Niger Within

3.86
128 votes
82
Coalesce
Give Them Rope, She Said

3.86
102 votes
83
Rotting Christ
A Dead Poem

3.86
100 votes
84
Martyr
Hopeless Hopes

3.85
102 votes
85
Noctes
Pandemonic Requiem

3.85
17 votes
86
Gorgoroth
Under the Sign of Hell

3.85
181 votes
87
Aeternus
Beyond the Wandering Moon

3.84
38 votes
88
Shai Hulud
A Profound Hatred Of Man

3.84
81 votes
89
Amorphis
My Kantele

3.83
36 votes
90
Mayhem
Wolfs Lair Abyss

3.81
127 votes
91
Sacrilege GBG
The Fifth Season

3.81
48 votes
92
Vital Remains
Forever Underground

3.81
66 votes
93
Diabolical Masquerade
The Phantom Lodge

3.81
31 votes
94
Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey

3.8
50 votes
95
Mezarkabul
Anatolia

3.8
15 votes
96
Borknagar
The Olden Domain

3.8
254 votes
97
Children of Bodom
Something Wild

3.79
2979 votes
98
Saxon
Unleash the Beast

3.79
96 votes
99
Threshold
Extinct Instinct

3.77
44 votes
100
Catharsis (US)
Samsara

3.77
15 votes
101
The Crown
Eternal Death

3.76
63 votes
102
Eucharist
Mirrorworlds

3.76
50 votes
103
Hatebreed
Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire

3.76
237 votes
104
Keep of Kalessin
Through Times Of War

3.75
48 votes
105
Abramelin
Abramelin

3.75
34 votes
106
Jungle Rot
Slaughter The Weak

3.75
28 votes
107
Exciter
The Dark Command

3.75
18 votes
108
Septicflesh
The Ophidian Wheel

3.74
56 votes
109
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

3.74
280 votes
110
Within Temptation
Enter

3.73
145 votes
111
Snot
Get Some

3.73
141 votes
112
Katatonia
Sounds Of Decay

3.72
98 votes
113
Sigh
Hail Horror Hail

3.72
67 votes
114
Harvey Milk
The Pleaser

3.72
36 votes
115
Intestine Baalism
An Anatomy of the Beast

3.71
94 votes
116
Enslaved
Eld

3.71
362 votes
117
HammerFall
Glory to the Brave

3.71
178 votes
118
Dark Tranquillity
The Mind's I

3.7
742 votes
119
Cemetary
Last Confessions

3.7
15 votes
120
Nuclear Rabbit
Vicuna

3.69
13 votes
121
Axel Rudi Pell
Magic

3.68
33 votes
122
Vader
Black to the Blind

3.68
144 votes
123
Helmet
Aftertaste

3.68
188 votes
124
(hed) p.e.
(hed)pe

3.68
121 votes
125
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

3.68
228 votes
126
Theatre Of Tragedy
A Rose for the Dead

3.68
20 votes
127
Deicide
Serpents Of The Light

3.67
206 votes
128
Old Man's Child
The Pagan Prosperity

3.67
74 votes
129
Iron Savior
Iron Savior

3.67
21 votes
130
Autumn Leaves
Embraced by the Absolute

3.66
35 votes
131
Rollins Band
Come In and Burn

3.65
49 votes
132
KMFDM
Symbols

3.65
98 votes
133
Mekong Delta
Pictures at an Exhibition

3.64
28 votes
134
Faith No More
Album of the Year

3.63
678 votes
135
Dismember
Death Metal

3.63
112 votes
136
Arckanum
Kostogher

3.63
20 votes
137
Dismember
Misanthropic

3.62
13 votes
138
Paradise Lost
One Second

3.61
156 votes
139
Sigh
Ghastly Funeral Theatre

3.61
19 votes
140
Skyclad
The Answer Machine?

3.6
20 votes
141
Theory In Practice
Third Eye Function

3.6
42 votes
142
U.D.O.
Solid

3.59
22 votes
143
Manegarm
Nordstjärnans Tidsålder

3.59
34 votes
144
Rhapsody of Fire
Legendary Tales

3.57
232 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
Hexenhaus
Dejavoodoo

3.54
26 votes
149
Dir En Grey
MISSA

3.53
105 votes
150
Melvins
Honky

3.52
88 votes
151
Grand Belial's Key
Mocking the Philanthropist

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

3.51
74 votes
153
Integrity
Seasons in the Size of Days

3.5
42 votes
154
Yngwie Malmsteen
Facing the Animal

3.5
35 votes
155
Incantation
The Forsaken Mourning of Angelic Anguish

3.5
34 votes
156
On Thorns I Lay
Orama

3.5
18 votes
157
Die Krupps
Paradise Now

3.5
13 votes
158
Machine Head
The More Things Change...

3.49
1446 votes
159
Brutal Truth
Sounds of the Animal Kingdom

3.48
89 votes
160
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Dillinger Escape Plan

3.48
540 votes
161
Graveworm
When Daylights Gone

3.47
30 votes
162
Dog Fashion Disco
Erotic Massage

3.47
15 votes
163
Skunk Anansie
Stoosh

3.47
44 votes
164
Sacramentum
The Coming of Chaos

3.46
76 votes
165
Meshuggah
The True Human Design

3.44
243 votes
166
Malevolent Creation
In Cold Blood

3.44
52 votes
167
Gardenian
Two Feet Stand

3.43
18 votes
168
Behemoth
Bewitching the Pomerania

3.43
14 votes
169
Six Feet Under
Warpath

3.39
96 votes
170
Entombed
DCLXVI: To Ride Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth

3.39
94 votes
171
Nokturnal Mortum
Return Of The Vampire Lord

3.38
16 votes
172
Sevendust
Sevendust

3.37
488 votes
173
Nightwish
Angels Fall First

3.37
352 votes
174
Old Man's Child
Born of the Flickering

3.36
42 votes
175
Absu
The Third Storm of Cythraul

3.35
62 votes
176
Morgion
Among Majestic Ruin

3.35
20 votes
177
Overkill
From the Underground and Below

3.33
202 votes
178
Edge of Sanity
Infernal

3.32
348 votes
179
Clawfinger
Clawfinger

3.29
38 votes
180
Voivod
Phobos

3.29
192 votes
181
Zao
The Splinter Shards the Birth of Separation

3.28
87 votes
182
Immortal
Blizzard beasts

3.27
446 votes
183
Aakon Keetreh
Journey Into The Depths Of Night

3.27
15 votes
184
Rotten Sound
Under Pressure

3.27
15 votes
185
Belphegor
Blutsabbath

3.26
70 votes
186
Dream Theater
Falling into Infinity

3.21
1079 votes
187
Gojira
Possessed

3.2
44 votes
188
The Wildhearts
Endless Nameless

3.2
20 votes
189
Edguy
Kingdom of Madness

3.18
52 votes
190
Megadeth
Cryptic Writings

3.18
2234 votes
191
Vanden Plas
The God Thing

3.18
34 votes
192
Sodom
'Til Death Do Us Unite

3.17
333 votes
193
Anvil
Absolutely No Alternative

3.17
54 votes
194
Flotsam and Jetsam
High

3.13
46 votes
195
Venom
Cast in Stone

3.11
144 votes
196
Neuraxis
Imagery

3.09
78 votes
197
Sadus
Elements of Anger

3.03
88 votes
198
Gzr
Black Science

3.03
32 votes



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