Best Metal Albums of 1997


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

4.5
2728 votes
02
Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine: Biomech

4.39
832 votes
03
Strapping Young Lad
City

4.39
2008 votes
04
Emperor
Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk

4.33
1768 votes
05
Esoteric
The Pernicious Enigma

4.31
122 votes
06
Gamma Ray
Somewhere Out in Space

4.27
478 votes
07
Lacrimosa
Stille

4.27
15 votes
08
Symphony X
The Divine Wings of Tragedy

4.24
1130 votes
09
Mithotyn
In The Sign Of The Ravens

4.23
37 votes
10
Destroyer 666
Unchain The Wolves

4.22
255 votes
11
In The Woods...
Omnio

4.22
246 votes
12
Defleshed
Under the blade

4.21
14 votes
13
Flapjack
Juicy Planet Earth

4.21
14 votes
14
His Hero Is Gone
Monuments to Thieves

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

4.2
460 votes
16
Ground Zero
Consume Red

4.19
16 votes
17
Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia

4.17
47 votes
18
Channel Zero
Black Fuel

4.17
24 votes
19
Haggard
And Thou Shalt Trust The Seer

4.16
38 votes
20
Fates Warning
A Pleasant Shade of Gray

4.15
300 votes
21
Summoning
Dol Guldur

4.15
151 votes
22
Royal Hunt
Paradox

4.14
14 votes
23
Graveland
Following The Voice Of Blood

4.14
14 votes
24
Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields

4.13
252 votes
25
Impaled Northern Moonforest
Impaled Northern Moonforest

4.13
66 votes
26
Jag Panzer
The Fourth Judgement

4.13
32 votes
27
Assuck
Misery Index

4.12
156 votes
28
Jimmies Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.11
27 votes
29
Kiss It Goodbye
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

4.1
67 votes
30
Hypocrisy
The Final Chapter

4.1
388 votes
31
In Flames
Whoracle

4.1
3316 votes
32
Stratovarius
Visions

4.09
669 votes
33
Alchemist
Spiritech

4.09
23 votes
34
Solefald
The Linear Scaffold

4.08
162 votes
35
Bruce Dickinson
Accident of Birth

4.07
388 votes
36
Sadistik Exekution
K.A.O.S.

4.07
14 votes
37
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

4.07
1586 votes
38
Necrophobic
Darkside

4.06
128 votes
39
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.05
5162 votes
40
God Dethroned
The Grand Grimoire

4.05
42 votes
41
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.05
54 votes
42
Nagelfar
Hunengrab im herbst

4.04
37 votes
43
Tad Morose
A Mended Rhyme

4.03
21 votes
44
Ragnarok
Arising Realm

4.03
18 votes
45
Lake of Tears
A Crimson Cosmos

4.03
38 votes
46
Windir
Soknardalr

4.03
137 votes
47
Living Sacrifice
Reborn

4.01
219 votes
48
Tiamat
A Deeper Kind of Slumber

4.01
256 votes
49
Corrupted
Paso Inferior

4.01
213 votes
50
Dimmu Borgir
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

4
650 votes
51
Orange Goblin
Frequencies from Planet Ten

4
56 votes
52
Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser

4
33 votes
53
Lungfish
Artificial Horizon

4
16 votes
54
Nokturnal Mortum
Goat Horns

3.99
124 votes
55
October Tide
Rain Without End

3.99
201 votes
56
Lord Belial
Enter The Moonlight Gate

3.98
28 votes
57
Rage
End of All Days

3.98
50 votes
58
Forest
Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

3.98
50 votes
59
Overcast
Fight Ambition To Kill

3.96
14 votes
60
Breach
It's Me God

3.96
27 votes
61
Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale

3.96
610 votes
62
Deceased
Fearless Undead Machines

3.95
56 votes
63
Ulver
Nattens Madrigal

3.95
595 votes
64
Obtained Enslavement
Witchcraft

3.94
18 votes
65
Human Waste Project
E-lux

3.94
16 votes
66
Hades Almighty
The Dawn Of The Dying Sun

3.94
16 votes
67
Shai Hulud
Hearts Once Nourished With Hope...

3.93
220 votes
68
Disembodied
Diablerie

3.9
30 votes
69
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

3.9
20 votes
70
Summoning
Nightshade Forests

3.9
54 votes
71
Stars of the Lid
The Ballasted Orchestra

3.9
68 votes
72
Will Haven
El Diablo

3.89
54 votes
73
Tristania
Tristania

3.88
13 votes
74
Snapcase
Progression Through Unlearning

3.88
84 votes
75
Rotting Christ
A Dead Poem

3.88
104 votes
76
Pain of Salvation
Entropia

3.88
196 votes
77
Grip Inc.
Nemesis

3.88
24 votes
78
Moonblood
Blut und Krieg

3.88
16 votes
79
Sentenced
Down

3.87
134 votes
80
Coalesce
Give Them Rope, She Said

3.87
101 votes
81
Broken Hope
Loathing

3.87
15 votes
82
Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey

3.87
52 votes
83
Martyr
Hopeless Hopes

3.86
106 votes
84
Aeternus
Beyond the Wandering Moon

3.86
42 votes
85
Gorgoroth
Under the Sign of Hell

3.86
191 votes
86
Noctes
Pandemonic Requiem

3.85
17 votes
87
Shai Hulud
A Profound Hatred Of Man

3.85
83 votes
88
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects
Sol Niger Within

3.85
132 votes
89
Catharsis (US)
Samsara

3.84
16 votes
90
Mayhem
Wolfs Lair Abyss

3.84
129 votes
91
Amorphis
My Kantele

3.83
36 votes
92
Abigail
Intercourse and Lust

3.81
16 votes
93
Mezarkabul
Anatolia

3.8
15 votes
94
Vital Remains
Forever Underground

3.8
69 votes
95
Diabolical Masquerade
The Phantom Lodge

3.8
32 votes
96
Hecate Enthroned
The Slaughter of Innocence, A Requiem for the Migh

3.8
54 votes
97
Children of Bodom
Something Wild

3.79
2991 votes
98
Jungle Rot
Slaughter The Weak

3.79
28 votes
99
Saxon
Unleash the Beast

3.78
100 votes
100
Borknagar
The Olden Domain

3.78
268 votes
101
Eucharist
Mirrorworlds

3.77
49 votes
102
Sacrilege GBG
The Fifth Season

3.76
51 votes
103
Hatebreed
Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire

3.76
232 votes
104
The Crown
Eternal Death

3.76
63 votes
105
Sigh
Hail Horror Hail

3.75
69 votes
106
Septicflesh
The Ophidian Wheel

3.75
58 votes
107
Keep of Kalessin
Through Times Of War

3.75
48 votes
108
Threshold
Extinct Instinct

3.75
44 votes
109
Abramelin
Abramelin

3.74
36 votes
110
Within Temptation
Enter

3.73
147 votes
111
Sadist
Crust

3.73
13 votes
112
Snot
Get Some

3.73
141 votes
113
Enslaved
Eld

3.73
378 votes
114
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

3.73
286 votes
115
Harvey Milk
The Pleaser

3.72
36 votes
116
Katatonia
Sounds Of Decay

3.72
100 votes
117
Memento Mori
Songs For The Apocalypse, Vol. 4

3.71
21 votes
118
Intestine Baalism
An Anatomy of the Beast

3.71
94 votes
119
HammerFall
Glory to the Brave

3.7
181 votes
120
Cemetary
Last Confessions

3.7
15 votes
121
Dark Tranquillity
The Mind's I

3.7
748 votes
122
Helmet
Aftertaste

3.69
186 votes
123
Nuclear Rabbit
Vicuna

3.69
13 votes
124
Vader
Black to the Blind

3.69
150 votes
125
(hed) p.e.
(hed)pe

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

3.68
20 votes
127
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

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

3.67
74 votes
129
Deicide
Serpents Of The Light

3.67
207 votes
130
Axel Rudi Pell
Magic

3.67
24 votes
131
Iron Savior
Iron Savior

3.67
21 votes
132
Arckanum
Kostogher

3.66
22 votes
133
Autumn Leaves
Embraced by the Absolute

3.66
35 votes
134
KMFDM
Symbols

3.66
102 votes
135
Catherine Wheel
Adam and Eve

3.65
13 votes
136
Rollins Band
Come In and Burn

3.65
49 votes
137
Mekong Delta
Pictures at an Exhibition

3.64
28 votes
138
Dismember
Death Metal

3.64
112 votes
139
Faith No More
Album of the Year

3.63
693 votes
140
Sigh
Ghastly Funeral Theatre

3.63
20 votes
141
Paradise Lost
One Second

3.62
160 votes
142
Dismember
Misanthropic

3.62
13 votes
143
Skyclad
The Answer Machine?

3.6
20 votes
144
Grand Belial's Key
Mocking the Philanthropist

3.6
26 votes
145
Theory In Practice
Third Eye Function

3.6
42 votes
146
U.D.O.
Solid

3.58
24 votes
147
Rhapsody of Fire
Legendary Tales

3.58
238 votes
148
Gates Of Ishtar
The Dawn of Flames

3.58
20 votes
149
Hexenhaus
Dejavoodoo

3.57
28 votes
150
Skepticism
Ethere

3.56
16 votes
151
Nightfall
Lesbian Show

3.56
18 votes
152
Dir En Grey
MISSA

3.53
105 votes
153
Melvins
Honky

3.53
89 votes
154
Incantation
The Forsaken Mourning of Angelic Anguish

3.53
36 votes
155
Manegarm
Nordstjärnans Tidsålder

3.53
36 votes
156
Integrity
Seasons in the Size of Days

3.51
43 votes
157
Yngwie Malmsteen
Facing the Animal

3.5
70 votes
158
Skunk Anansie
Stoosh

3.5
45 votes
159
On Thorns I Lay
Orama

3.5
18 votes
160
Brutality
In Mourning

3.5
13 votes
161
Die Krupps
Paradise Now

3.5
13 votes
162
Machine Head
The More Things Change...

3.5
1446 votes
163
Body Count
Violent Demise: The Last Days

3.47
76 votes
164
Brutal Truth
Sounds of the Animal Kingdom

3.47
92 votes
165
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Dillinger Escape Plan

3.47
273 votes
166
Graveworm
When Daylights Gone

3.47
30 votes
167
Dog Fashion Disco
Erotic Massage

3.47
15 votes
168
Meshuggah
The True Human Design

3.45
246 votes
169
Behemoth
Bewitching the Pomerania

3.44
16 votes
170
Sacramentum
The Coming of Chaos

3.44
78 votes
171
Gardenian
Two Feet Stand

3.43
18 votes
172
Exciter
The Dark Command

3.43
21 votes
173
Entombed
DCLXVI: To Ride Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth

3.4
95 votes
174
Six Feet Under
Warpath

3.4
97 votes
175
Malevolent Creation
In Cold Blood

3.4
58 votes
176
Absu
The Third Storm of Cythraul

3.38
68 votes
177
Nokturnal Mortum
Return Of The Vampire Lord

3.38
16 votes
178
Nightwish
Angels Fall First

3.37
708 votes
179
Sevendust
Sevendust

3.36
496 votes
180
Old Man's Child
Born of the Flickering

3.36
42 votes
181
Morgion
Among Majestic Ruin

3.35
20 votes
182
Overkill
From the Underground and Below

3.33
204 votes
183
Edge of Sanity
Infernal

3.33
354 votes
184
Belphegor
Blutsabbath

3.29
68 votes
185
Clawfinger
Clawfinger

3.29
19 votes
186
Rotten Sound
Under Pressure

3.28
16 votes
187
Immortal
Blizzard beasts

3.28
456 votes
188
Voivod
Phobos

3.28
196 votes
189
Zao
The Splinter Shards the Birth of Separation

3.27
88 votes
190
Aakon Keetreh
Journey Into The Depths Of Night

3.22
16 votes
191
Dream Theater
Falling into Infinity

3.22
1094 votes
192
The Wildhearts
Endless Nameless

3.2
20 votes
193
Edguy
Kingdom of Madness

3.19
53 votes
194
Megadeth
Cryptic Writings

3.19
2278 votes
195
Sodom
'Til Death Do Us Unite

3.18
351 votes
196
Vanden Plas
The God Thing

3.18
34 votes
197
Flotsam and Jetsam
High

3.13
46 votes
198
Gojira
Possessed

3.13
48 votes
199
Neuraxis
Imagery

3.12
78 votes
200
Darkseed
Spellcraft

3.11
18 votes



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