Best Metal Albums of 1997


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

4.51
2786 votes
02
Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine: Biomech

4.39
849 votes
03
Strapping Young Lad
City

4.39
2056 votes
04
Emperor
Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk

4.33
1814 votes
05
Esoteric
The Pernicious Enigma

4.32
126 votes
06
Centinex
Reflections

4.29
14 votes
07
Gamma Ray
Somewhere Out in Space

4.28
486 votes
08
Lacrimosa
Stille

4.27
15 votes
09
Symphony X
The Divine Wings of Tragedy

4.24
1140 votes
10
Mithotyn
In The Sign Of The Ravens

4.22
38 votes
11
Flapjack
Juicy Planet Earth

4.21
14 votes
12
In The Woods...
Omnio

4.21
244 votes
13
Electric Wizard
Come My Fanatics...

4.2
468 votes
14
His Hero Is Gone
Monuments to Thieves

4.2
124 votes
15
Destroyer 666
Unchain The Wolves

4.2
261 votes
16
Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia

4.19
50 votes
17
Ground Zero
Consume Red

4.19
16 votes
18
Channel Zero
Black Fuel

4.17
24 votes
19
Defleshed
Under the Blade

4.17
18 votes
20
Haggard
And Thou Shalt Trust The Seer

4.16
38 votes
21
Fates Warning
A Pleasant Shade of Gray

4.15
310 votes
22
Summoning
Dol Guldur

4.15
153 votes
23
Graveland
Following The Voice Of Blood

4.13
15 votes
24
Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields

4.13
258 votes
25
Jag Panzer
The Fourth Judgement

4.13
32 votes
26
Assuck
Misery Index

4.11
165 votes
27
Jimmies Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.11
27 votes
28
Kiss It Goodbye
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

4.11
68 votes
29
Alchemist
Spiritech

4.1
24 votes
30
Impaled Northern Moonforest
Impaled Northern Moonforest

4.1
68 votes
31
In Flames
Whoracle

4.1
3362 votes
32
Solefald
The Linear Scaffold

4.1
168 votes
33
Hypocrisy
The Final Chapter

4.09
392 votes
34
Stratovarius
Visions

4.09
678 votes
35
Nagelfar
Hunengrab im herbst

4.08
38 votes
36
Bruce Dickinson
Accident of Birth

4.07
394 votes
37
Royal Hunt
Paradox

4.07
14 votes
38
Sadistik Exekution
K.A.O.S.

4.07
14 votes
39
Nasum
World In Turmoil (EP)

4.07
14 votes
40
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

4.07
1611 votes
41
Spastic Ink
Ink Complete

4.06
108 votes
42
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.05
5242 votes
43
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.05
56 votes
44
Necrophobic
Darkside

4.05
132 votes
45
God Dethroned
The Grand Grimoire

4.05
42 votes
46
Orange Goblin
Frequencies from Planet Ten

4.03
59 votes
47
Windir
Soknardalr

4.03
140 votes
48
Tad Morose
A Mended Rhyme

4.03
21 votes
49
Ragnarok
Arising Realm

4.03
18 votes
50
Living Sacrifice
Reborn

4.02
222 votes
51
Corrupted
Paso Inferior

4.02
225 votes
52
Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser

4
33 votes
53
Lord Belial
Enter The Moonlight Gate

4
29 votes
54
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

4
13 votes
55
Dimmu Borgir
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

4
661 votes
56
Tiamat
A Deeper Kind of Slumber

4
264 votes
57
Nokturnal Mortum
Goat Horns

4
126 votes
58
Breach
It's Me God

3.98
28 votes
59
Forest
Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

3.98
52 votes
60
Rage
End of All Days

3.98
50 votes
61
October Tide
Rain Without End

3.98
204 votes
62
Lake of Tears
A Crimson Cosmos

3.98
40 votes
63
Obtained Enslavement
Witchcraft

3.97
18 votes
64
Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale

3.97
632 votes
65
Overcast
Fight Ambition To Kill

3.96
14 votes
66
Flaw
American Arrogance

3.96
13 votes
67
Ulver
Nattens Madrigal

3.95
616 votes
68
Lungfish
Artificial Horizon

3.94
17 votes
69
Hades Almighty
The Dawn Of The Dying Sun

3.94
17 votes
70
Human Waste Project
E-lux

3.94
16 votes
71
Moonblood
Blut und Krieg

3.93
15 votes
72
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

3.93
22 votes
73
Deceased
Fearless Undead Machines

3.93
58 votes
74
Summoning
Nightshade Forests

3.93
56 votes
75
Shai Hulud
Hearts Once Nourished With Hope...

3.93
221 votes
76
Grip Inc.
Nemesis

3.92
26 votes
77
Snapcase
Progression Through Unlearning

3.9
87 votes
78
Stars of the Lid
The Ballasted Orchestra

3.9
68 votes
79
Noctes
Pandemonic Requiem

3.89
18 votes
80
Tristania
Tristania

3.88
13 votes
81
Catharsis (US)
Samsara

3.88
17 votes
82
Pain of Salvation
Entropia

3.88
198 votes
83
Disembodied
Diablerie

3.88
32 votes
84
Rotting Christ
A Dead Poem

3.87
109 votes
85
Broken Hope
Loathing

3.87
15 votes
86
Coalesce
Give Them Rope, She Said

3.87
104 votes
87
Sentenced
Down

3.87
136 votes
88
Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey

3.87
52 votes
89
Gorgoroth
Under the Sign of Hell

3.86
195 votes
90
Martyr
Hopeless Hopes

3.86
106 votes
91
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects
Sol Niger Within

3.86
134 votes
92
Mayhem
Wolfs Lair Abyss

3.85
135 votes
93
Shai Hulud
A Profound Hatred Of Man

3.85
84 votes
94
Aeternus
Beyond the Wandering Moon

3.84
44 votes
95
Will Haven
El Diablo

3.84
56 votes
96
Amorphis
My Kantele

3.83
54 votes
97
Sacrilege GBG
The Fifth Season

3.81
48 votes
98
Vital Remains
Forever Underground

3.81
72 votes
99
Keep of Kalessin
Through Times Of War

3.8
50 votes
100
Mezarkabul
Anatolia

3.8
15 votes
101
Children of Bodom
Something Wild

3.8
3021 votes
102
Hecate Enthroned
The Slaughter of Innocence, A Requiem for the Migh

3.8
54 votes
103
Threshold
Extinct Instinct

3.79
48 votes
104
Diabolical Masquerade
The Phantom Lodge

3.79
33 votes
105
Borknagar
The Olden Domain

3.78
268 votes
106
Saxon
Unleash the Beast

3.78
100 votes
107
Abigail
Intercourse and Lust

3.78
18 votes
108
Eucharist
Mirrorworlds

3.77
49 votes
109
Hatebreed
Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire

3.76
241 votes
110
Sigh
Hail Horror Hail

3.76
71 votes
111
Septicflesh
The Ophidian Wheel

3.76
60 votes
112
The Crown
Eternal Death

3.75
66 votes
113
Within Temptation
Enter

3.74
148 votes
114
Jungle Rot
Slaughter The Weak

3.73
30 votes
115
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

3.73
290 votes
116
Snot
Get Some

3.73
143 votes
117
Katatonia
Sounds Of Decay

3.73
102 votes
118
Abramelin
Abramelin

3.73
40 votes
119
Enslaved
Eld

3.72
386 votes
120
Harvey Milk
The Pleaser

3.72
36 votes
121
Memento Mori
Songs For The Apocalypse, Vol. 4

3.71
21 votes
122
Sadist
Crust

3.71
14 votes
123
HammerFall
Glory to the Brave

3.71
185 votes
124
Intestine Baalism
An Anatomy of the Beast

3.71
92 votes
125
Helmet
Aftertaste

3.7
189 votes
126
Dark Tranquillity
The Mind's I

3.7
768 votes
127
Nuclear Rabbit
Vicuna

3.69
13 votes
128
Vader
Black to the Blind

3.69
152 votes
129
Theatre Of Tragedy
A Rose for the Dead

3.69
21 votes
130
Old Man's Child
The Pagan Prosperity

3.68
76 votes
131
Deicide
Serpents of the Light

3.67
216 votes
132
Axel Rudi Pell
Magic

3.67
24 votes
133
Iron Savior
Iron Savior

3.67
21 votes
134
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

3.67
235 votes
135
KMFDM
Symbols

3.66
103 votes
136
Arckanum
Kostogher

3.66
22 votes
137
(hed) p.e.
(hed)pe

3.66
123 votes
138
Autumn Leaves
Embraced by the Absolute

3.66
35 votes
139
Catherine Wheel
Adam and Eve

3.65
13 votes
140
Mekong Delta
Pictures at an Exhibition

3.65
34 votes
141
Faith No More
Album of the Year

3.63
729 votes
142
Dismember
Death Metal

3.63
117 votes
143
Sigh
Ghastly Funeral Theatre

3.63
20 votes
144
Rollins Band
Come In and Burn

3.62
50 votes
145
Dismember
Misanthropic

3.62
13 votes
146
Paradise Lost
One Second

3.6
172 votes
147
Skyclad
The Answer Machine?

3.6
20 votes
148
Grand Belial's Key
Mocking the Philanthropist

3.6
26 votes
149
Theory In Practice
Third Eye Function

3.6
42 votes
150
Rhapsody of Fire
Legendary Tales

3.59
240 votes
151
U.D.O.
Solid

3.58
24 votes
152
Cemetary
Last Confessions

3.58
18 votes
153
Gates Of Ishtar
The Dawn of Flames

3.58
40 votes
154
Hexenhaus
Dejavoodoo

3.57
28 votes
155
Exciter
The Dark Command

3.56
24 votes
156
Skepticism
Ethere

3.56
16 votes
157
Nightfall
Lesbian Show

3.56
18 votes
158
Incantation
The Forsaken Mourning of Angelic Anguish

3.55
38 votes
159
Integrity
Seasons in the Size of Days

3.53
44 votes
160
Dir En Grey
MISSA

3.53
105 votes
161
Manegarm
Nordstjärnans Tidsålder

3.53
36 votes
162
Yngwie Malmsteen
Facing the Animal

3.5
70 votes
163
On Thorns I Lay
Orama

3.5
18 votes
164
Brutality
In Mourning

3.5
14 votes
165
Die Krupps
Paradise Now

3.5
13 votes
166
Machine Head
The More Things Change...

3.5
1479 votes
167
Melvins
Honky

3.49
92 votes
168
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Dillinger Escape Plan

3.47
278 votes
169
Graveworm
When Daylights Gone

3.47
30 votes
170
Brutal Truth
Sounds of the Animal Kingdom

3.46
94 votes
171
Sacramentum
The Coming of Chaos

3.45
80 votes
172
Dog Fashion Disco
Erotic Massage

3.44
16 votes
173
Behemoth
Bewitching the Pomerania

3.44
16 votes
174
Gardenian
Two Feet Stand

3.43
18 votes
175
Meshuggah
The True Human Design

3.43
168 votes
176
Body Count
Violent Demise: The Last Days

3.42
78 votes
177
Enthroned
Towards the Skullthrone of Satan

3.41
13 votes
178
Absu
The Third Storm of Cythraul

3.38
68 votes
179
Entombed
DCLXVI: To Ride Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth

3.38
102 votes
180
Six Feet Under
Warpath

3.38
100 votes
181
Old Man's Child
Born of the Flickering

3.38
44 votes
182
Nokturnal Mortum
Return Of The Vampire Lord

3.38
16 votes
183
Nightwish
Angels Fall First

3.37
363 votes
184
Sevendust
Sevendust

3.36
504 votes
185
Morgion
Among Majestic Ruin

3.35
20 votes
186
Malevolent Creation
In Cold Blood

3.34
56 votes
187
Overkill
From the Underground and Below

3.33
210 votes
188
Edge of Sanity
Infernal

3.31
369 votes
189
Immortal
Blizzard beasts

3.3
476 votes
190
Belphegor
Blutsabbath

3.29
68 votes
191
Voivod
Phobos

3.29
202 votes
192
Rotten Sound
Under Pressure

3.28
16 votes
193
Zao
The Splinter Shards the Birth of Separation

3.27
89 votes
194
Clawfinger
Clawfinger

3.25
40 votes
195
Aakon Keetreh
Journey Into The Depths Of Night

3.22
16 votes
196
Dream Theater
Falling into Infinity

3.22
1112 votes
197
Vanden Plas
The God Thing

3.21
34 votes
198
The Wildhearts
Endless Nameless

3.2
20 votes
199
Edguy
Kingdom of Madness

3.19
56 votes
200
Megadeth
Cryptic Writings

3.18
2310 votes



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