Best Metal Albums of 1997


01
Mortuary Drape
Secret Sudaria

4.62
26 votes
02
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F♯ A♯ ∞

4.51
3075 votes
03
Profanum
Profanum Aeternum Eminence Of Satanic Imperial Art

4.5
15 votes
04
Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine: Biomech

4.4
966 votes
05
Strapping Young Lad
City

4.38
2370 votes
06
Discipline.
Unfolded Like Staircase

4.33
18 votes
07
Centinex
Reflections

4.33
18 votes
08
Emperor
Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk

4.33
2074 votes
09
Mithotyn
In The Sign Of The Ravens

4.28
44 votes
10
Gamma Ray
Somewhere Out in Space

4.25
542 votes
11
Esoteric
The Pernicious Enigma

4.23
150 votes
12
Symphony X
The Divine Wings of Tragedy

4.23
1252 votes
13
Pig Destroyer
Demo

4.23
13 votes
14
In The Woods...
Omnio

4.22
282 votes
15
His Hero Is Gone
Monuments to Thieves

4.21
153 votes
16
Lacrimosa
Stille

4.2
20 votes
17
Destroyer 666
Unchain The Wolves

4.19
378 votes
18
Electric Wizard
Come My Fanatics...

4.19
550 votes
19
Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia

4.18
61 votes
20
Graveland
Following The Voice Of Blood

4.17
23 votes
21
Tad Morose
A Mended Rhyme

4.17
30 votes
22
Summoning
Dol Guldur

4.16
185 votes
23
Fates Warning
A Pleasant Shade of Gray

4.16
567 votes
24
Royal Hunt
Paradox

4.14
14 votes
25
Assuck
Misery Index

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

4.12
87 votes
27
Channel Zero
Black Fuel

4.12
26 votes
28
Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields

4.11
153 votes
29
In Flames
Whoracle

4.11
3588 votes
30
Jimmies Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.1
29 votes
31
Nagelfar
Hunengrab im herbst

4.1
44 votes
32
Breach
It's Me God

4.1
45 votes
33
Jag Panzer
The Fourth Judgement

4.1
40 votes
34
Alchemist
Spiritech

4.1
25 votes
35
Defleshed
Under the Blade

4.1
20 votes
36
Hypocrisy
The Final Chapter

4.1
456 votes
37
Dornenreich
Nicht um zu sterben

4.09
17 votes
38
Solefald
The Linear Scaffold

4.08
182 votes
39
Impaled Northern Moonforest
Impaled Northern Moonforest

4.08
73 votes
40
Bruce Dickinson
Accident of Birth

4.08
434 votes
41
Lacrimas Profundere
La Naissance D'Un Rêve

4.07
14 votes
42
Flapjack
Juicy Planet Earth

4.06
16 votes
43
Living Sacrifice
Reborn

4.06
243 votes
44
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

4.06
1707 votes
45
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.06
5948 votes
46
Haggard
And Thou Shalt Trust The Seer

4.06
88 votes
47
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.05
65 votes
48
Stratovarius
Visions

4.04
816 votes
49
Ground Zero
Consume Red

4.04
24 votes
50
Necrophobic
Darkside

4.03
164 votes
51
October Tide
Rain Without End

4.03
164 votes
52
Rage
End of All Days

4.03
66 votes
53
Tiamat
A Deeper Kind of Slumber

4.03
314 votes
54
Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser

4.03
37 votes
55
Lord Belial
Enter The Moonlight Gate

4.03
38 votes
56
Corrupted
Paso Inferior

4.02
273 votes
57
Spastic Ink
Ink Complete

4.02
116 votes
58
Windir
Soknardalr

4.01
167 votes
59
Dimmu Borgir
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

4.01
720 votes
60
Obtained Enslavement
Witchcraft

4
21 votes
61
Sadistik Exekution
K.A.O.S.

4
20 votes
62
Nasum
World In Turmoil (EP)

4
17 votes
63
Death SS
Do What You Wilt

4
16 votes
64
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

4
15 votes
65
Ulver
Nattens Madrigal

3.99
723 votes
66
Nokturnal Mortum
Goat Horns

3.98
135 votes
67
God Dethroned
The Grand Grimoire

3.97
96 votes
68
Overcast
Fight Ambition To Kill

3.97
15 votes
69
Misery Loves Co.
Not Like Them

3.96
14 votes
70
12 Rods
Gay?

3.96
13 votes
71
Lake of Tears
A Crimson Cosmos

3.96
48 votes
72
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects
Sol Niger Within

3.95
144 votes
73
Hades Almighty
The Dawn Of The Dying Sun

3.95
20 votes
74
Deceased
Fearless Undead Machines

3.95
58 votes
75
Forest
Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

3.95
55 votes
76
Summoning
Nightshade Forests

3.94
62 votes
77
Abigail
Intercourse and Lust

3.94
16 votes
78
Human Waste Project
E-lux

3.94
16 votes
79
Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale

3.94
700 votes
80
Rotting Christ
A Dead Poem

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

3.93
245 votes
82
Gamma Ray
Valley of the Kings

3.93
14 votes
83
Ragnarok
Arising Realm

3.93
20 votes
84
Riot
Inishmore

3.91
34 votes
85
Moonblood
Blut & Krieg

3.9
21 votes
86
Tristania
Tristania

3.9
15 votes
87
Pain of Salvation
Entropia

3.9
216 votes
88
Catharsis (US)
Samsara

3.89
19 votes
89
Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey

3.89
96 votes
90
Gorgoroth
Under the Sign of Hell

3.88
238 votes
91
Disembodied
Diablerie

3.88
38 votes
92
Snapcase
Progression Through Unlearning

3.88
101 votes
93
Noctes
Pandemonic Requiem

3.88
20 votes
94
Stars of the Lid
The Ballasted Orchestra

3.87
87 votes
95
Martyr
Hopeless Hopes

3.86
124 votes
96
Sacrilege GBG
The Fifth Season

3.86
54 votes
97
Grip Inc.
Nemesis

3.86
36 votes
98
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

3.85
27 votes
99
Flying Saucer Attack
New Lands

3.85
13 votes
100
Borknagar
The Olden Domain

3.84
314 votes
101
Mayhem
Wolf's Lair Abyss

3.84
160 votes
102
Intestine Baalism
An Anatomy of the Beast

3.84
134 votes
103
Cemetary
Last Confessions

3.83
18 votes
104
Coalesce
Give Them Rope, She Said

3.83
122 votes
105
Sentenced
Down

3.83
156 votes
106
Aeternus
Beyond the Wandering Moon

3.83
52 votes
107
Will Haven
El Diablo

3.82
62 votes
108
Shai Hulud
A Profound Hatred Of Man

3.82
103 votes
109
Decapitated
Cemeteral Gardens

3.82
14 votes
110
Saxon
Unleash the Beast

3.81
124 votes
111
Broken Hope
Loathing

3.81
16 votes
112
Keep of Kalessin
Through Times Of War

3.81
58 votes
113
Vital Remains
Forever Underground

3.81
80 votes
114
Katatonia
Sounds of Decay

3.8
132 votes
115
Mezarkabul
Anatolia

3.8
15 votes
116
Septicflesh
The Ophidian Wheel

3.8
79 votes
117
Children of Bodom
Something Wild

3.79
3216 votes
118
Sigh
Hail Horror Hail

3.78
86 votes
119
Eucharist
Mirrorworlds

3.78
104 votes
120
Threshold
Extinct Instinct

3.78
54 votes
121
Fleshcrawl
Bloodred Massacre

3.78
18 votes
122
Hecate Enthroned
The Slaughter of Innocence, A Requiem for the Migh

3.78
29 votes
123
Nuclear Rabbit
Vicuna

3.77
13 votes
124
Hatebreed
Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire

3.75
269 votes
125
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

3.74
312 votes
126
Snot
Get Some

3.74
161 votes
127
Abramelin
Abramelin

3.74
42 votes
128
Diabolical Masquerade
The Phantom Lodge

3.74
36 votes
129
The Crown
Eternal Death

3.73
78 votes
130
Iron Savior
Iron Savior

3.72
54 votes
131
Enslaved
Eld

3.72
454 votes
132
Within Temptation
Enter

3.72
164 votes
133
Grand Belial's Key
Mocking the Philanthropist

3.71
35 votes
134
Phlebotomized
Skycontact

3.71
14 votes
135
KMFDM
Symbols

3.71
120 votes
136
HammerFall
Glory to the Brave

3.7
416 votes
137
Dark Tranquillity
The Mind's I

3.7
872 votes
138
Sadist
Crust

3.7
30 votes
139
Skepticism
Ethere

3.69
26 votes
140
Helmet
Aftertaste

3.69
210 votes
141
Axel Rudi Pell
Magic

3.68
22 votes
142
Vader
Black to the Blind

3.68
186 votes
143
Harvey Milk
The Pleaser

3.68
40 votes
144
Theatre Of Tragedy
A Rose for the Dead

3.67
23 votes
145
Old Man's Child
The Pagan Prosperity

3.67
172 votes
146
Amorphis
My Kantele

3.67
81 votes
147
Memento Mori
Songs For The Apocalypse, Vol. 4

3.67
27 votes
148
Thought Industry
Black Umbrella

3.66
14 votes
149
Sigh
Ghastly Funeral Theatre

3.66
25 votes
150
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

3.66
251 votes
151
Hexenhaus
Dejavoodoo

3.66
32 votes
152
(hed) p.e.
(hed)pe

3.66
132 votes
153
Gates Of Ishtar
The Dawn of Flames

3.65
52 votes
154
Deicide
Serpents of the Light

3.65
238 votes
155
Autumn Leaves
Embraced by the Absolute

3.64
76 votes
156
Dismember
Misanthropic

3.64
28 votes
157
Jungle Rot
Slaughter the Weak

3.64
44 votes
158
Arckanum
Kostogher

3.64
22 votes
159
Faith No More
Album of the Year

3.63
824 votes
160
Rhapsody of Fire
Legendary Tales

3.63
282 votes
161
Dismember
Death Metal

3.62
268 votes
162
The Kovenant
In Times Before The Light

3.61
22 votes
163
Skyclad
The Answer Machine?

3.61
28 votes
164
Rollins Band
Come In and Burn

3.6
55 votes
165
Paradise Lost
One Second

3.6
210 votes
166
Incantation
The Forsaken Mourning of Angelic Anguish

3.59
44 votes
167
Flaw
American Arrogance

3.56
16 votes
168
Nightfall
Lesbian Show

3.56
18 votes
169
Mekong Delta
Pictures at an Exhibition

3.55
42 votes
170
Behemoth
Bewitching the Pomerania

3.55
22 votes
171
Die Krupps
Paradise Now

3.54
13 votes
172
Integrity
Seasons in the Size of Days

3.53
50 votes
173
Theory In Practice
Third Eye Function

3.53
40 votes
174
Manegarm
Nordstjärnans Tidsålder

3.5
44 votes
175
Body Count
Violent Demise: The Last Days

3.5
40 votes
176
Exciter
The Dark Command

3.5
18 votes
177
Brutality
In Mourning

3.5
14 votes
178
Machine Head
The More Things Change...

3.5
1650 votes
179
Sacramentum
The Coming of Chaos

3.49
100 votes
180
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Dillinger Escape Plan

3.49
287 votes
181
Nocturnal Rites
Tales of Mystery and Imagination

3.48
13 votes
182
Dir En Grey
MISSA

3.48
120 votes
183
Brutal Truth
Sounds of the Animal Kingdom

3.47
105 votes
184
Melvins
Honky

3.46
105 votes
185
Enthroned
Towards the Skullthrone of Satan

3.45
15 votes
186
L7
The Beauty Process: Triple Platinum

3.44
33 votes
187
On Thorns I Lay
Orama

3.44
24 votes
188
Gardenian
Two Feet Stand

3.43
18 votes
189
Bardo Pond
Lapsed

3.43
14 votes
190
Yngwie Malmsteen
Facing the Animal

3.43
82 votes
191
Absu
The Third Storm of Cythraul

3.42
90 votes
192
Meshuggah
The True Human Design

3.42
174 votes
193
Vanden Plas
The God Thing

3.42
36 votes
194
Old Man's Child
Born of the Flickering

3.4
102 votes
195
Brainstorm
Hungry

3.4
15 votes
196
Morgion
Among Majestic Ruin

3.38
36 votes
197
Graveworm
When Daylights Gone

3.38
36 votes
198
U.D.O.
Solid

3.38
32 votes
199
Nokturnal Mortum
Return Of The Vampire Lord

3.38
16 votes
200
Entombed
DCLXVI: To Ride Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth

3.36
119 votes



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