Best Metal Albums of 1997


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

4.5
2829 votes
02
Mortuary Drape
Secret Sudaria

4.5
20 votes
03
Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine: Biomech

4.39
859 votes
04
Strapping Young Lad
City

4.39
2082 votes
05
Emperor
Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk

4.34
1850 votes
06
Esoteric
The Pernicious Enigma

4.3
132 votes
07
Centinex
Reflections

4.29
14 votes
08
Lacrimosa
Stille

4.27
15 votes
09
Gamma Ray
Somewhere Out in Space

4.26
500 votes
10
Graveland
Following The Voice Of Blood

4.25
16 votes
11
Symphony X
The Divine Wings of Tragedy

4.25
1154 votes
12
Mithotyn
In The Sign Of The Ravens

4.23
37 votes
13
Flapjack
Juicy Planet Earth

4.21
14 votes
14
His Hero Is Gone
Monuments to Thieves

4.21
125 votes
15
Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia

4.2
49 votes
16
Electric Wizard
Come My Fanatics...

4.2
474 votes
17
In The Woods...
Omnio

4.2
246 votes
18
Destroyer 666
Unchain The Wolves

4.19
273 votes
19
Ground Zero
Consume Red

4.19
16 votes
20
Channel Zero
Black Fuel

4.17
24 votes
21
Defleshed
Under the Blade

4.17
18 votes
22
Haggard
And Thou Shalt Trust The Seer

4.15
39 votes
23
Royal Hunt
Paradox

4.15
13 votes
24
Summoning
Dol Guldur

4.15
156 votes
25
Fates Warning
A Pleasant Shade of Gray

4.15
320 votes
26
Jag Panzer
The Fourth Judgement

4.14
36 votes
27
Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields

4.11
262 votes
28
Jimmies Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.11
27 votes
29
Alchemist
Spiritech

4.1
24 votes
30
Assuck
Misery Index

4.1
171 votes
31
Impaled Northern Moonforest
Impaled Northern Moonforest

4.1
69 votes
32
Hypocrisy
The Final Chapter

4.1
398 votes
33
In Flames
Whoracle

4.1
3390 votes
34
Kiss It Goodbye
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

4.09
68 votes
35
Tad Morose
A Mended Rhyme

4.09
24 votes
36
Solefald
The Linear Scaffold

4.08
166 votes
37
Nagelfar
Hunengrab im herbst

4.08
38 votes
38
Bruce Dickinson
Accident of Birth

4.08
400 votes
39
Nasum
World In Turmoil (EP)

4.07
14 votes
40
Sadistik Exekution
K.A.O.S.

4.07
14 votes
41
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

4.07
14 votes
42
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

4.07
1618 votes
43
Stratovarius
Visions

4.06
699 votes
44
Spastic Ink
Ink Complete

4.06
108 votes
45
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.05
5302 votes
46
Necrophobic
Darkside

4.05
132 votes
47
Corrupted
Paso Inferior

4.04
234 votes
48
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.04
57 votes
49
Windir
Soknardalr

4.03
144 votes
50
Orange Goblin
Frequencies from Planet Ten

4.03
62 votes
51
Ragnarok
Arising Realm

4.03
18 votes
52
God Dethroned
The Grand Grimoire

4.02
46 votes
53
Living Sacrifice
Reborn

4.02
225 votes
54
Lord Belial
Enter The Moonlight Gate

4.02
30 votes
55
Tiamat
A Deeper Kind of Slumber

4.01
272 votes
56
Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser

4
33 votes
57
Moonblood
Blut & Krieg

4
16 votes
58
Dimmu Borgir
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

4
667 votes
59
Lake of Tears
A Crimson Cosmos

3.98
44 votes
60
Nokturnal Mortum
Goat Horns

3.98
126 votes
61
Obtained Enslavement
Witchcraft

3.97
19 votes
62
Hades Almighty
The Dawn Of The Dying Sun

3.97
18 votes
63
October Tide
Rain Without End

3.97
207 votes
64
Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale

3.97
642 votes
65
Breach
It's Me God

3.97
29 votes
66
Summoning
Nightshade Forests

3.96
56 votes
67
Overcast
Fight Ambition To Kill

3.96
14 votes
68
Forest
Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

3.96
53 votes
69
Rage
End of All Days

3.96
52 votes
70
Flaw
American Arrogance

3.96
13 votes
71
Ulver
Nattens Madrigal

3.96
622 votes
72
Human Waste Project
E-lux

3.94
16 votes
73
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

3.93
22 votes
74
Deceased
Fearless Undead Machines

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

3.93
228 votes
76
Grip Inc.
Nemesis

3.92
26 votes
77
Stars of the Lid
The Ballasted Orchestra

3.92
69 votes
78
Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey

3.91
58 votes
79
Rotting Christ
A Dead Poem

3.91
228 votes
80
Snapcase
Progression Through Unlearning

3.9
88 votes
81
Aeternus
Beyond the Wandering Moon

3.9
48 votes
82
Noctes
Pandemonic Requiem

3.89
18 votes
83
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects
Sol Niger Within

3.88
128 votes
84
Catharsis (US)
Samsara

3.88
17 votes
85
Martyr
Hopeless Hopes

3.88
110 votes
86
Pain of Salvation
Entropia

3.88
201 votes
87
Disembodied
Diablerie

3.88
32 votes
88
Threshold
Extinct Instinct

3.87
54 votes
89
Broken Hope
Loathing

3.87
15 votes
90
Sentenced
Down

3.86
140 votes
91
Gorgoroth
Under the Sign of Hell

3.86
197 votes
92
Coalesce
Give Them Rope, She Said

3.86
107 votes
93
Mayhem
Wolfs Lair Abyss

3.85
137 votes
94
Decapitated
Cemeteral Gardens

3.85
13 votes
95
Will Haven
El Diablo

3.84
56 votes
96
Shai Hulud
A Profound Hatred Of Man

3.84
88 votes
97
Sacrilege GBG
The Fifth Season

3.81
48 votes
98
Memento Mori
Songs For The Apocalypse, Vol. 4

3.81
24 votes
99
Vital Remains
Forever Underground

3.81
72 votes
100
Saxon
Unleash the Beast

3.8
102 votes
101
Keep of Kalessin
Through Times Of War

3.8
50 votes
102
Mezarkabul
Anatolia

3.8
15 votes
103
Hecate Enthroned
The Slaughter of Innocence, A Requiem for the Migh

3.8
54 votes
104
Children of Bodom
Something Wild

3.8
3024 votes
105
Diabolical Masquerade
The Phantom Lodge

3.79
33 votes
106
Borknagar
The Olden Domain

3.78
268 votes
107
Abigail
Intercourse and Lust

3.78
18 votes
108
Amorphis
My Kantele

3.78
60 votes
109
Eucharist
Mirrorworlds

3.77
49 votes
110
Septicflesh
The Ophidian Wheel

3.76
62 votes
111
The Crown
Eternal Death

3.75
66 votes
112
Within Temptation
Enter

3.75
155 votes
113
Snot
Get Some

3.75
144 votes
114
Hatebreed
Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire

3.75
246 votes
115
Katatonia
Sounds Of Decay

3.74
106 votes
116
Sigh
Hail Horror Hail

3.73
74 votes
117
Abramelin
Abramelin

3.73
40 votes
118
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

3.72
292 votes
119
Jungle Rot
Slaughter the Weak

3.72
36 votes
120
Harvey Milk
The Pleaser

3.72
36 votes
121
Enslaved
Eld

3.72
388 votes
122
Sadist
Crust

3.71
14 votes
123
Intestine Baalism
An Anatomy of the Beast

3.71
94 votes
124
Helmet
Aftertaste

3.71
190 votes
125
HammerFall
Glory to the Brave

3.71
186 votes
126
Axel Rudi Pell
Magic

3.71
24 votes
127
Dark Tranquillity
The Mind's I

3.7
786 votes
128
Old Man's Child
The Pagan Prosperity

3.69
78 votes
129
Vader
Black to the Blind

3.68
154 votes
130
Theatre Of Tragedy
A Rose for the Dead

3.68
20 votes
131
Deicide
Serpents of the Light

3.67
215 votes
132
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

3.67
238 votes
133
KMFDM
Symbols

3.66
106 votes
134
Arckanum
Kostogher

3.66
22 votes
135
Iron Savior
Iron Savior

3.66
22 votes
136
Autumn Leaves
Embraced by the Absolute

3.66
35 votes
137
Grand Belial's Key
Mocking the Philanthropist

3.65
27 votes
138
Mekong Delta
Pictures at an Exhibition

3.65
34 votes
139
(hed) p.e.
(hed)pe

3.65
124 votes
140
Thought Industry
Black Umbrella

3.64
13 votes
141
Dismember
Death Metal

3.63
116 votes
142
Faith No More
Album of the Year

3.63
741 votes
143
Skepticism
Ethere

3.63
16 votes
144
Rollins Band
Come In and Burn

3.62
50 votes
145
Sigh
Ghastly Funeral Theatre

3.62
21 votes
146
The Kovenant
In Times Before The Light

3.62
21 votes
147
Dismember
Misanthropic

3.62
13 votes
148
Gates Of Ishtar
The Dawn of Flames

3.61
44 votes
149
Paradise Lost
One Second

3.61
184 votes
150
Theory In Practice
Third Eye Function

3.6
40 votes
151
Skyclad
The Answer Machine?

3.6
20 votes
152
Rhapsody of Fire
Legendary Tales

3.6
246 votes
153
Cemetary
Last Confessions

3.58
18 votes
154
U.D.O.
Solid

3.58
26 votes
155
Phlebotomized
Skycontact

3.57
14 votes
156
Hexenhaus
Dejavoodoo

3.57
30 votes
157
Exciter
The Dark Command

3.56
24 votes
158
Nightfall
Lesbian Show

3.56
18 votes
159
Incantation
The Forsaken Mourning of Angelic Anguish

3.55
38 votes
160
Dir En Grey
MISSA

3.54
108 votes
161
Die Krupps
Paradise Now

3.54
13 votes
162
Integrity
Seasons in the Size of Days

3.53
44 votes
163
Manegarm
Nordstjärnans Tidsålder

3.53
36 votes
164
Machine Head
The More Things Change...

3.5
1494 votes
165
Yngwie Malmsteen
Facing the Animal

3.5
70 votes
166
On Thorns I Lay
Orama

3.5
18 votes
167
Raven
Everything Louder

3.5
16 votes
168
Brutality
In Mourning

3.5
14 votes
169
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Dillinger Escape Plan

3.48
275 votes
170
Melvins
Honky

3.48
95 votes
171
Brutal Truth
Sounds of the Animal Kingdom

3.48
95 votes
172
Graveworm
When Daylights Gone

3.47
30 votes
173
Sacramentum
The Coming of Chaos

3.46
84 votes
174
Meshuggah
The True Human Design

3.46
162 votes
175
Behemoth
Bewitching the Pomerania

3.44
16 votes
176
Gardenian
Two Feet Stand

3.43
18 votes
177
Body Count
Violent Demise: The Last Days

3.42
78 votes
178
Enthroned
Towards the Skullthrone of Satan

3.41
13 votes
179
Absu
The Third Storm of Cythraul

3.39
72 votes
180
Nightwish
Angels Fall First

3.38
368 votes
181
Six Feet Under
Warpath

3.38
100 votes
182
Old Man's Child
Born of the Flickering

3.38
44 votes
183
Nokturnal Mortum
Return Of The Vampire Lord

3.38
16 votes
184
Entombed
DCLXVI: To Ride Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth

3.37
98 votes
185
Sevendust
Sevendust

3.36
512 votes
186
Morgion
Among Majestic Ruin

3.35
20 votes
187
Malevolent Creation
In Cold Blood

3.34
56 votes
188
Voivod
Phobos

3.33
206 votes
189
Belphegor
Blutsabbath

3.33
70 votes
190
Overkill
From the Underground and Below

3.33
218 votes
191
Dog Fashion Disco
Erotic Massage

3.32
17 votes
192
Edge of Sanity
Infernal

3.31
375 votes
193
Immortal
Blizzard beasts

3.3
480 votes
194
Zao
The Splinter Shards the Birth of Separation

3.29
92 votes
195
The Wildhearts
Endless Nameless

3.29
21 votes
196
Rotten Sound
Under Pressure

3.26
17 votes
197
Clawfinger
Clawfinger

3.25
40 votes
198
Aakon Keetreh
Journey Into The Depths Of Night

3.22
16 votes
199
Dream Theater
Falling into Infinity

3.21
1116 votes
200
Vanden Plas
The God Thing

3.21
34 votes



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