Best Metal Albums of 1997


01
Mortuary Drape
Secret Sudaria

4.67
24 votes
02
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F♯ A♯ ∞

4.51
3103 votes
03
Profanum
Profanum Aeternum Eminence Of Satanic Imperial Art

4.5
15 votes
04
Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine: Biomech

4.4
983 votes
05
Strapping Young Lad
City

4.38
2400 votes
06
Centinex
Reflections

4.33
18 votes
07
Discipline.
Unfolded Like Staircase

4.33
18 votes
08
Emperor
Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk

4.33
2096 votes
09
Mithotyn
In The Sign Of The Ravens

4.29
45 votes
10
Gamma Ray
Somewhere Out in Space

4.25
544 votes
11
Symphony X
The Divine Wings of Tragedy

4.23
1262 votes
12
Pig Destroyer
Demo

4.23
13 votes
13
Esoteric
The Pernicious Enigma

4.21
154 votes
14
His Hero Is Gone
Monuments to Thieves

4.21
154 votes
15
In The Woods...
Omnio

4.2
284 votes
16
Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia

4.2
64 votes
17
Lacrimosa
Stille

4.2
20 votes
18
Destroyer 666
Unchain The Wolves

4.2
384 votes
19
Electric Wizard
Come My Fanatics...

4.19
553 votes
20
Graveland
Following The Voice Of Blood

4.17
23 votes
21
Fates Warning
A Pleasant Shade of Gray

4.17
570 votes
22
Summoning
Dol Guldur

4.17
189 votes
23
Royal Hunt
Paradox

4.14
14 votes
24
Lacrimas Profundere
La Naissance D'Un Rêve

4.13
16 votes
25
Assuck
Misery Index

4.12
191 votes
26
Channel Zero
Black Fuel

4.12
26 votes
27
Kiss It Goodbye
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

4.11
89 votes
28
Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields

4.11
308 votes
29
In Flames
Whoracle

4.11
3604 votes
30
Nagelfar
Hunengrab im herbst

4.1
44 votes
31
Hypocrisy
The Final Chapter

4.1
460 votes
32
Jag Panzer
The Fourth Judgement

4.1
40 votes
33
Alchemist
Spiritech

4.1
25 votes
34
Defleshed
Under the Blade

4.1
20 votes
35
Idiot Flesh
Fancy

4.09
17 votes
36
Dornenreich
Nicht um zu sterben

4.09
17 votes
37
Impaled Northern Moonforest
Impaled Northern Moonforest

4.08
73 votes
38
Bruce Dickinson
Accident of Birth

4.08
452 votes
39
Solefald
The Linear Scaffold

4.08
184 votes
40
Breach
It's Me God

4.07
96 votes
41
Jimmies Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.06
31 votes
42
Flapjack
Juicy Planet Earth

4.06
16 votes
43
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

4.06
1710 votes
44
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.06
5986 votes
45
Living Sacrifice
Reborn

4.06
249 votes
46
Tad Morose
A Mended Rhyme

4.06
36 votes
47
Haggard
And Thou Shalt Trust The Seer

4.06
88 votes
48
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.05
65 votes
49
Stratovarius
Visions

4.04
816 votes
50
Necrophobic
Darkside

4.04
166 votes
51
Ground Zero
Consume Red

4.04
24 votes
52
Necromantia
Ancient Pride

4.04
13 votes
53
October Tide
Rain Without End

4.04
166 votes
54
Tiamat
A Deeper Kind of Slumber

4.03
318 votes
55
Rage
End of All Days

4.03
66 votes
56
Spastic Ink
Ink Complete

4.03
118 votes
57
Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser

4.03
37 votes
58
Lord Belial
Enter The Moonlight Gate

4.03
38 votes
59
Corrupted
Paso Inferior

4.02
276 votes
60
Windir
Soknardalr

4.02
169 votes
61
Dimmu Borgir
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

4.01
724 votes
62
Obtained Enslavement
Witchcraft

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

4
20 votes
64
Nasum
World In Turmoil (EP)

4
18 votes
65
Death SS
Do What You Wilt

4
16 votes
66
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

4
15 votes
67
Ulver
Nattens Madrigal

3.99
732 votes
68
Nokturnal Mortum
Goat Horns

3.98
136 votes
69
Lake of Tears
A Crimson Cosmos

3.98
50 votes
70
God Dethroned
The Grand Grimoire

3.97
96 votes
71
Overcast
Fight Ambition To Kill

3.97
15 votes
72
Misery Loves Co.
Not Like Them

3.96
14 votes
73
Hades Almighty
The Dawn Of The Dying Sun

3.95
21 votes
74
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects
Sol Niger Within

3.95
73 votes
75
Deceased
Fearless Undead Machines

3.95
58 votes
76
Forest
Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

3.95
55 votes
77
Rotting Christ
A Dead Poem

3.94
136 votes
78
Abigail
Intercourse and Lust

3.94
16 votes
79
Human Waste Project
E-lux

3.94
16 votes
80
Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale

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

3.93
246 votes
82
Gamma Ray
Valley of the Kings

3.93
14 votes
83
Ragnarok
Arising Realm

3.93
20 votes
84
12 Rods
Gay?

3.92
13 votes
85
Summoning
Nightshade Forests

3.92
63 votes
86
Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey

3.91
102 votes
87
Riot
Inishmore

3.91
34 votes
88
Moonblood
Blut & Krieg

3.9
21 votes
89
Tristania
Tristania

3.9
15 votes
90
Pain of Salvation
Entropia

3.9
217 votes
91
Grip Inc.
Nemesis

3.89
38 votes
92
Catharsis (US)
Samsara

3.89
19 votes
93
Gorgoroth
Under the Sign of Hell

3.88
241 votes
94
Disembodied
Diablerie

3.88
38 votes
95
Snapcase
Progression Through Unlearning

3.88
101 votes
96
Noctes
Pandemonic Requiem

3.88
20 votes
97
Sacrilege GBG
The Fifth Season

3.87
57 votes
98
Stars of the Lid
The Ballasted Orchestra

3.87
87 votes
99
Martyr
Hopeless Hopes

3.87
128 votes
100
Aeternus
Beyond the Wandering Moon

3.86
50 votes
101
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

3.85
27 votes
102
Will Haven
El Diablo

3.84
64 votes
103
Borknagar
The Olden Domain

3.84
316 votes
104
Mayhem
Wolf's Lair Abyss

3.84
161 votes
105
Coalesce
Give Them Rope, She Said

3.83
123 votes
106
Cemetary
Last Confessions

3.83
18 votes
107
Intestine Baalism
An Anatomy of the Beast

3.83
134 votes
108
Shai Hulud
A Profound Hatred Of Man

3.82
106 votes
109
Decapitated
Cemeteral Gardens

3.82
14 votes
110
Flying Saucer Attack
New Lands

3.82
14 votes
111
Hecate Enthroned
The Slaughter of Innocence, A Requiem for the Migh

3.82
30 votes
112
Saxon
Unleash the Beast

3.81
124 votes
113
Katatonia
Sounds of Decay

3.81
134 votes
114
Broken Hope
Loathing

3.81
16 votes
115
Vital Remains
Forever Underground

3.81
82 votes
116
Keep of Kalessin
Through Times Of War

3.81
58 votes
117
Sentenced
Down

3.81
162 votes
118
Sigh
Hail Horror Hail

3.8
88 votes
119
Septicflesh
The Ophidian Wheel

3.8
80 votes
120
Mezarkabul
Anatolia

3.8
15 votes
121
Children of Bodom
Something Wild

3.79
3222 votes
122
Eucharist
Mirrorworlds

3.79
106 votes
123
Threshold
Extinct Instinct

3.78
54 votes
124
Fleshcrawl
Bloodred Massacre

3.78
18 votes
125
Nuclear Rabbit
Vicuna

3.77
13 votes
126
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

3.75
312 votes
127
The Crown
Eternal Death

3.75
78 votes
128
Hatebreed
Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire

3.75
270 votes
129
Snot
Get Some

3.74
161 votes
130
Abramelin
Abramelin

3.74
42 votes
131
Diabolical Masquerade
The Phantom Lodge

3.74
36 votes
132
Enslaved
Eld

3.72
460 votes
133
Iron Savior
Iron Savior

3.72
54 votes
134
Sadist
Crust

3.72
32 votes
135
Grand Belial's Key
Mocking the Philanthropist

3.71
35 votes
136
Phlebotomized
Skycontact

3.71
14 votes
137
Within Temptation
Enter

3.71
165 votes
138
Dark Tranquillity
The Mind's I

3.7
884 votes
139
HammerFall
Glory to the Brave

3.7
416 votes
140
KMFDM
Symbols

3.7
121 votes
141
Skepticism
Ethere

3.69
26 votes
142
Helmet
Aftertaste

3.69
211 votes
143
Vader
Black to the Blind

3.68
188 votes
144
Harvey Milk
The Pleaser

3.68
40 votes
145
Theatre Of Tragedy
A Rose for the Dead

3.67
23 votes
146
Old Man's Child
The Pagan Prosperity

3.67
174 votes
147
Amorphis
My Kantele

3.67
81 votes
148
Memento Mori
Songs For The Apocalypse, Vol. 4

3.67
27 votes
149
Axel Rudi Pell
Magic

3.67
24 votes
150
Thought Industry
Black Umbrella

3.66
14 votes
151
Sigh
Ghastly Funeral Theatre

3.66
25 votes
152
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

3.66
252 votes
153
Hexenhaus
Dejavoodoo

3.66
32 votes
154
Autumn Leaves
Embraced by the Absolute

3.65
78 votes
155
Gates Of Ishtar
The Dawn of Flames

3.65
52 votes
156
Deicide
Serpents of the Light

3.65
239 votes
157
Dismember
Misanthropic

3.64
28 votes
158
Jungle Rot
Slaughter the Weak

3.64
44 votes
159
Arckanum
Kostogher

3.64
22 votes
160
(hed) p.e.
(hed)pe

3.64
133 votes
161
Skyclad
The Answer Machine?

3.63
30 votes
162
Rhapsody of Fire
Legendary Tales

3.63
282 votes
163
Faith No More
Album of the Year

3.63
826 votes
164
Dismember
Death Metal

3.62
270 votes
165
The Kovenant
In Times Before The Light

3.61
22 votes
166
Rollins Band
Come In and Burn

3.6
55 votes
167
Paradise Lost
One Second

3.59
212 votes
168
Incantation
The Forsaken Mourning of Angelic Anguish

3.59
44 votes
169
Mekong Delta
Pictures at an Exhibition

3.57
44 votes
170
Flaw
American Arrogance

3.56
16 votes
171
Nightfall
Lesbian Show

3.56
18 votes
172
Behemoth
Bewitching the Pomerania

3.55
22 votes
173
Die Krupps
Paradise Now

3.54
13 votes
174
Integrity
Seasons in the Size of Days

3.53
50 votes
175
Theory In Practice
Third Eye Function

3.53
40 votes
176
Machine Head
The More Things Change...

3.5
1665 votes
177
Body Count
Violent Demise: The Last Days

3.5
80 votes
178
Manegarm
Nordstjärnans Tidsålder

3.5
44 votes
179
Exciter
The Dark Command

3.5
18 votes
180
Brutality
In Mourning

3.5
15 votes
181
Sacramentum
The Coming of Chaos

3.49
100 votes
182
Nocturnal Rites
Tales of Mystery and Imagination

3.48
13 votes
183
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Dillinger Escape Plan

3.48
287 votes
184
Dir En Grey
MISSA

3.48
120 votes
185
Brutal Truth
Sounds of the Animal Kingdom

3.47
105 votes
186
Merzbow
Hybrid Noisebloom

3.46
13 votes
187
Enthroned
Towards the Skullthrone of Satan

3.45
15 votes
188
Melvins
Honky

3.45
106 votes
189
L7
The Beauty Process: Triple Platinum

3.44
33 votes
190
On Thorns I Lay
Orama

3.44
24 votes
191
Gardenian
Two Feet Stand

3.43
18 votes
192
Bardo Pond
Lapsed

3.43
14 votes
193
Yngwie Malmsteen
Facing the Animal

3.43
82 votes
194
Absu
The Third Storm of Cythraul

3.42
90 votes
195
Vanden Plas
The God Thing

3.42
36 votes
196
Old Man's Child
Born of the Flickering

3.4
102 votes
197
Brainstorm
Hungry

3.4
15 votes
198
Knut
Leftovers

3.4
15 votes
199
Meshuggah
The True Human Design

3.4
178 votes
200
Graveworm
When Daylights Gone

3.39
37 votes



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