Best Metal Albums of 1997


01
Mortuary Drape
Secret Sudaria

4.58
24 votes
02
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F#A# (Infinity)

4.51
3059 votes
03
Profanum
Profanum Aeternum Eminence Of Satanic Imperial Art

4.5
15 votes
04
Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine: Biomech

4.4
956 votes
05
Strapping Young Lad
City

4.38
2324 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
2050 votes
09
Mithotyn
In The Sign Of The Ravens

4.28
43 votes
10
Gamma Ray
Somewhere Out in Space

4.26
536 votes
11
Symphony X
The Divine Wings of Tragedy

4.23
1250 votes
12
Pig Destroyer
Demo

4.23
13 votes
13
Esoteric
The Pernicious Enigma

4.23
148 votes
14
His Hero Is Gone
Monuments to Thieves

4.21
152 votes
15
In The Woods...
Omnio

4.2
278 votes
16
Lacrimosa
Stille

4.2
20 votes
17
Electric Wizard
Come My Fanatics...

4.2
547 votes
18
Destroyer 666
Unchain The Wolves

4.19
375 votes
19
Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia

4.19
60 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

4.17
181 votes
23
Fates Warning
A Pleasant Shade of Gray

4.16
558 votes
24
Royal Hunt
Paradox

4.14
14 votes
25
Kiss It Goodbye
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

4.12
86 votes
26
Assuck
Misery Index

4.12
189 votes
27
Channel Zero
Black Fuel

4.12
26 votes
28
Defleshed
Under the Blade

4.11
18 votes
29
In Flames
Whoracle

4.11
3574 votes
30
Jimmies Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.1
29 votes
31
Nagelfar
Hunengrab im herbst

4.1
44 votes
32
Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields

4.1
152 votes
33
Hypocrisy
The Final Chapter

4.1
448 votes
34
Jag Panzer
The Fourth Judgement

4.1
40 votes
35
Alchemist
Spiritech

4.1
25 votes
36
Breach
It's Me God

4.09
86 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
432 votes
41
Lacrimas Profundere
La Naissance D'Un Rêve

4.07
14 votes
42
Ground Zero
Consume Red

4.07
23 votes
43
Flapjack
Juicy Planet Earth

4.06
16 votes
44
Living Sacrifice
Reborn

4.06
243 votes
45
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

4.06
1699 votes
46
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.06
5880 votes
47
Haggard
And Thou Shalt Trust The Seer

4.06
88 votes
48
Sadistik Exekution
K.A.O.S.

4.06
18 votes
49
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.05
65 votes
50
Stratovarius
Visions

4.04
804 votes
51
Lord Belial
Enter The Moonlight Gate

4.04
37 votes
52
Rage
End of All Days

4.03
64 votes
53
October Tide
Rain Without End

4.03
162 votes
54
Necrophobic
Darkside

4.03
164 votes
55
Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser

4.03
37 votes
56
Tiamat
A Deeper Kind of Slumber

4.03
308 votes
57
Corrupted
Paso Inferior

4.01
270 votes
58
Spastic Ink
Ink Complete

4.01
114 votes
59
Windir
Soknardalr

4.01
167 votes
60
Dimmu Borgir
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

4.01
719 votes
61
Obtained Enslavement
Witchcraft

4
21 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
715 votes
66
Nokturnal Mortum
Goat Horns

3.99
135 votes
67
God Dethroned
The Grand Grimoire

3.97
96 votes
68
Overcast
Fight Ambition To Kill

3.96
14 votes
69
Misery Loves Co.
Not Like Them

3.96
13 votes
70
Lake of Tears
A Crimson Cosmos

3.96
48 votes
71
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects
Sol Niger Within

3.95
144 votes
72
Hades Almighty
The Dawn Of The Dying Sun

3.95
20 votes
73
Deceased
Fearless Undead Machines

3.95
58 votes
74
Forest
Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

3.95
55 votes
75
Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale

3.95
696 votes
76
Summoning
Nightshade Forests

3.94
61 votes
77
Human Waste Project
E-lux

3.94
16 votes
78
Abigail
Intercourse and Lust

3.94
16 votes
79
Rotting Christ
A Dead Poem

3.93
135 votes
80
Shai Hulud
Hearts Once Nourished With Hope...

3.93
245 votes
81
Gamma Ray
Valley of the Kings

3.93
14 votes
82
Ragnarok
Arising Realm

3.93
20 votes
83
Riot
Inishmore

3.91
34 votes
84
Moonblood
Blut & Krieg

3.9
21 votes
85
Tristania
Tristania

3.9
15 votes
86
Pain of Salvation
Entropia

3.9
212 votes
87
Catharsis (US)
Samsara

3.89
19 votes
88
Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey

3.89
96 votes
89
Gorgoroth
Under the Sign of Hell

3.88
236 votes
90
Disembodied
Diablerie

3.88
38 votes
91
Snapcase
Progression Through Unlearning

3.88
101 votes
92
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

3.88
25 votes
93
Noctes
Pandemonic Requiem

3.88
20 votes
94
Stars of the Lid
The Ballasted Orchestra

3.87
85 votes
95
Martyr
Hopeless Hopes

3.86
124 votes
96
Grip Inc.
Nemesis

3.85
34 votes
97
Sacrilege GBG
The Fifth Season

3.84
48 votes
98
Borknagar
The Olden Domain

3.84
314 votes
99
Coalesce
Give Them Rope, She Said

3.84
121 votes
100
Mayhem
Wolf's Lair Abyss

3.84
158 votes
101
Intestine Baalism
An Anatomy of the Beast

3.83
132 votes
102
Cemetary
Last Confessions

3.83
27 votes
103
Sentenced
Down

3.83
156 votes
104
Aeternus
Beyond the Wandering Moon

3.83
52 votes
105
Shai Hulud
A Profound Hatred Of Man

3.83
102 votes
106
Will Haven
El Diablo

3.82
62 votes
107
Decapitated
Cemeteral Gardens

3.82
14 votes
108
Saxon
Unleash the Beast

3.81
124 votes
109
Vital Remains
Forever Underground

3.81
78 votes
110
Broken Hope
Loathing

3.81
16 votes
111
Keep of Kalessin
Through Times Of War

3.81
58 votes
112
Septicflesh
The Ophidian Wheel

3.8
78 votes
113
Mezarkabul
Anatolia

3.8
15 votes
114
Katatonia
Sounds of Decay

3.8
132 votes
115
Children of Bodom
Something Wild

3.79
3210 votes
116
Eucharist
Mirrorworlds

3.78
104 votes
117
Threshold
Extinct Instinct

3.78
54 votes
118
Sigh
Hail Horror Hail

3.78
85 votes
119
Hecate Enthroned
The Slaughter of Innocence, A Requiem for the Migh

3.78
29 votes
120
Hatebreed
Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire

3.75
267 votes
121
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

3.74
308 votes
122
Snot
Get Some

3.74
157 votes
123
Abramelin
Abramelin

3.74
42 votes
124
Diabolical Masquerade
The Phantom Lodge

3.74
36 votes
125
The Crown
Eternal Death

3.73
78 votes
126
Enslaved
Eld

3.72
448 votes
127
Within Temptation
Enter

3.72
164 votes
128
KMFDM
Symbols

3.72
119 votes
129
Phlebotomized
Skycontact

3.71
14 votes
130
Iron Savior
Iron Savior

3.71
52 votes
131
Grand Belial's Key
Mocking the Philanthropist

3.71
34 votes
132
HammerFall
Glory to the Brave

3.7
416 votes
133
Sadist
Crust

3.7
30 votes
134
Dark Tranquillity
The Mind's I

3.7
866 votes
135
Helmet
Aftertaste

3.69
209 votes
136
Axel Rudi Pell
Magic

3.68
22 votes
137
Vader
Black to the Blind

3.68
182 votes
138
Harvey Milk
The Pleaser

3.68
40 votes
139
Theatre Of Tragedy
A Rose for the Dead

3.67
23 votes
140
Old Man's Child
The Pagan Prosperity

3.67
172 votes
141
Amorphis
My Kantele

3.67
54 votes
142
Memento Mori
Songs For The Apocalypse, Vol. 4

3.67
27 votes
143
Skepticism
Ethere

3.67
24 votes
144
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

3.66
248 votes
145
Thought Industry
Black Umbrella

3.66
14 votes
146
Sigh
Ghastly Funeral Theatre

3.66
25 votes
147
(hed) p.e.
(hed)pe

3.66
132 votes
148
Hexenhaus
Dejavoodoo

3.66
32 votes
149
Gates Of Ishtar
The Dawn of Flames

3.65
52 votes
150
Deicide
Serpents of the Light

3.65
234 votes
151
Autumn Leaves
Embraced by the Absolute

3.64
76 votes
152
Dismember
Misanthropic

3.64
28 votes
153
Jungle Rot
Slaughter the Weak

3.64
44 votes
154
Arckanum
Kostogher

3.64
22 votes
155
Faith No More
Album of the Year

3.63
814 votes
156
Dismember
Death Metal

3.63
266 votes
157
The Kovenant
In Times Before The Light

3.62
21 votes
158
Skyclad
The Answer Machine?

3.62
26 votes
159
Rhapsody of Fire
Legendary Tales

3.61
278 votes
160
Paradise Lost
One Second

3.6
208 votes
161
Rollins Band
Come In and Burn

3.6
55 votes
162
Incantation
The Forsaken Mourning of Angelic Anguish

3.59
44 votes
163
Flaw
American Arrogance

3.56
16 votes
164
Nightfall
Lesbian Show

3.56
18 votes
165
Mekong Delta
Pictures at an Exhibition

3.55
42 votes
166
Behemoth
Bewitching the Pomerania

3.55
22 votes
167
Die Krupps
Paradise Now

3.54
13 votes
168
Integrity
Seasons in the Size of Days

3.53
50 votes
169
Theory In Practice
Third Eye Function

3.53
40 votes
170
Dir En Grey
MISSA

3.5
117 votes
171
Body Count
Violent Demise: The Last Days

3.5
80 votes
172
Manegarm
Nordstjärnans Tidsålder

3.5
44 votes
173
Exciter
The Dark Command

3.5
18 votes
174
Brutality
In Mourning

3.5
14 votes
175
Machine Head
The More Things Change...

3.5
1626 votes
176
Sacramentum
The Coming of Chaos

3.49
98 votes
177
Nocturnal Rites
Tales of Mystery and Imagination

3.48
13 votes
178
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Dillinger Escape Plan

3.48
285 votes
179
Brutal Truth
Sounds of the Animal Kingdom

3.47
104 votes
180
Melvins
Honky

3.46
104 votes
181
Enthroned
Towards the Skullthrone of Satan

3.45
15 votes
182
L7
The Beauty Process: Triple Platinum

3.44
33 votes
183
Yngwie Malmsteen
Facing the Animal

3.44
80 votes
184
On Thorns I Lay
Orama

3.44
24 votes
185
Gardenian
Two Feet Stand

3.43
18 votes
186
Bardo Pond
Lapsed

3.43
14 votes
187
Meshuggah
The True Human Design

3.43
176 votes
188
Absu
The Third Storm of Cythraul

3.42
90 votes
189
Vanden Plas
The God Thing

3.42
36 votes
190
Old Man's Child
Born of the Flickering

3.4
102 votes
191
Brainstorm
Hungry

3.4
15 votes
192
Darkseed
Spellcraft

3.39
18 votes
193
Morgion
Among Majestic Ruin

3.38
36 votes
194
Graveworm
When Daylights Gone

3.38
36 votes
195
Nokturnal Mortum
Return Of The Vampire Lord

3.38
16 votes
196
Entombed
DCLXVI: To Ride Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth

3.36
119 votes
197
Nightwish
Angels Fall First

3.36
398 votes
198
Sevendust
Sevendust

3.33
574 votes
199
Six Feet Under
Warpath

3.32
108 votes
200
Dog Fashion Disco
Erotic Massage

3.32
19 votes



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