Best Metal Albums of 1997


01
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F♯ A♯ ∞

4.5
3242 votes
02
Mortuary Drape
Secret Sudaria

4.5
34 votes
03
Profanum
Profanum Aeternum Eminence Of Satanic Imperial Art

4.5
15 votes
04
Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine: Biomech

4.4
1045 votes
05
The 3rd and the Mortal
In This Room

4.4
20 votes
06
Strapping Young Lad
City

4.39
2522 votes
07
Discipline.
Unfolded Like Staircase

4.35
20 votes
08
Emperor
Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk

4.33
2238 votes
09
Centinex
Reflections

4.32
22 votes
10
Gamma Ray
Somewhere Out in Space

4.26
562 votes
11
Symphony X
The Divine Wings of Tragedy

4.24
1306 votes
12
In The Woods...
Omnio

4.23
314 votes
13
Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia

4.22
70 votes
14
Mithotyn
In The Sign Of The Ravens

4.22
110 votes
15
Esoteric
The Pernicious Enigma

4.21
174 votes
16
Royal Hunt
Paradox

4.21
17 votes
17
Electric Wizard
Come My Fanatics...

4.2
590 votes
18
His Hero Is Gone
Monuments to Thieves

4.2
171 votes
19
Fates Warning
A Pleasant Shade of Gray

4.19
412 votes
20
Summoning
Dol Guldur

4.19
216 votes
21
Sadistic Intent
Ancient Black Earth EP

4.19
16 votes
22
Graveland
Following The Voice Of Blood

4.19
27 votes
23
Pig Destroyer
Demo

4.15
17 votes
24
Destroyer 666
Unchain The Wolves

4.15
429 votes
25
Lacrimas Profundere
La Naissance D'Un Rêve

4.13
16 votes
26
Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields

4.12
162 votes
27
Jag Panzer
The Fourth Judgement

4.12
42 votes
28
Assuck
Misery Index

4.12
208 votes
29
Channel Zero
Black Fuel

4.12
26 votes
30
Alchemist
Spiritech

4.12
26 votes
31
Nagelfar
Hunengrab im herbst

4.11
49 votes
32
Tad Morose
A Mended Rhyme

4.11
33 votes
33
In Flames
Whoracle

4.11
3804 votes
34
Hypocrisy
The Final Chapter

4.11
476 votes
35
Defleshed
Under the Blade

4.1
20 votes
36
Haggard
And Thou Shalt Trust The Seer

4.09
100 votes
37
Dornenreich
Nicht um zu sterben

4.08
18 votes
38
Kiss It Goodbye
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

4.08
98 votes
39
Jimmie's Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.08
31 votes
40
Bruce Dickinson
Accident of Birth

4.08
492 votes
41
Solefald
The Linear Scaffold

4.08
198 votes
42
Idiot Flesh
Fancy

4.07
21 votes
43
Stratovarius
Visions

4.07
888 votes
44
Impaled Northern Moonforest
Impaled Northern Moonforest

4.07
73 votes
45
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

4.07
22 votes
46
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

4.07
1792 votes
47
Lacrimosa
Stille

4.07
23 votes
48
Breach
It's Me God

4.06
110 votes
49
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.06
71 votes
50
Flapjack
Juicy Planet Earth

4.06
16 votes
51
Deftones
Around The Fur

4.06
6244 votes
52
Necrophobic
Darkside

4.06
198 votes
53
Living Sacrifice
Reborn

4.05
261 votes
54
Rage
End of All Days

4.04
74 votes
55
Necromantia
Ancient Pride

4.04
13 votes
56
Spastic Ink
Ink Complete

4.03
125 votes
57
October Tide
Rain Without End

4.03
180 votes
58
Corrupted
Paso Inferior

4.02
282 votes
59
Ragnarok
Arising Realm

4.02
22 votes
60
Tiamat
A Deeper Kind of Slumber

4.02
336 votes
61
Lord Belial
Enter The Moonlight Gate

4.01
44 votes
62
Windir
Soknardalr

4.01
186 votes
63
Dimmu Borgir
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

4
757 votes
64
Sadistik Exekution
K.A.O.S.

4
22 votes
65
Nasum
World In Turmoil (EP)

4
18 votes
66
12 Rods
Gay?

4
13 votes
67
Ulver
Nattens Madrigal

3.99
791 votes
68
Obtained Enslavement
Witchcraft

3.98
23 votes
69
Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser

3.98
44 votes
70
Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey

3.97
78 votes
71
Overcast
Fight Ambition To Kill

3.97
16 votes
72
Misery Loves Co.
Not Like Them

3.96
14 votes
73
God Dethroned
The Grand Grimoire

3.96
108 votes
74
Nokturnal Mortum
Goat Horns

3.95
147 votes
75
Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale

3.95
722 votes
76
Forest
Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

3.95
57 votes
77
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects
Sol Niger Within

3.94
88 votes
78
Deceased
Fearless Undead Machines

3.94
64 votes
79
Human Waste Project
E-lux

3.94
16 votes
80
Rotting Christ
A Dead Poem

3.93
149 votes
81
Lake of Tears
A Crimson Cosmos

3.93
60 votes
82
Shai Hulud
Hearts Once Nourished With Hope...

3.93
256 votes
83
Summoning
Nightshade Forests

3.93
71 votes
84
Gamma Ray
Valley of the Kings

3.93
14 votes
85
Hades Almighty
The Dawn Of The Dying Sun

3.92
24 votes
86
Riot
Inishmore

3.91
34 votes
87
Tristania
Tristania

3.9
15 votes
88
Pain of Salvation
Entropia

3.9
240 votes
89
Moonblood
Blut & Krieg

3.89
23 votes
90
Gorgoroth
Under the Sign of Hell

3.89
260 votes
91
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

3.88
30 votes
92
Borknagar
The Olden Domain

3.88
344 votes
93
Abigail
Intercourse and Lust

3.88
24 votes
94
Intestine Baalism
An Anatomy of the Beast

3.87
164 votes
95
Snapcase
Progression Through Unlearning

3.87
109 votes
96
Hecate Enthroned
The Slaughter of Innocence, A Requiem for the Migh

3.87
30 votes
97
Catharsis (US)
Samsara

3.86
22 votes
98
Martyr
Hopeless Hopes

3.86
134 votes
99
Mayhem
Wolf's Lair Abyss

3.85
342 votes
100
Grip Inc.
Nemesis

3.85
40 votes
101
Noctes
Pandemonic Requiem

3.85
20 votes
102
Aeternus
Beyond the Wandering Moon

3.84
58 votes
103
Stars of the Lid
The Ballasted Orchestra

3.84
97 votes
104
Sacrilege GBG
The Fifth Season

3.84
75 votes
105
Sentenced
Down

3.84
267 votes
106
Shai Hulud
A Profound Hatred Of Man

3.84
108 votes
107
Disembodied
Diablerie

3.83
44 votes
108
Sigh
Hail Horror Hail

3.82
101 votes
109
Decapitated
Cemeteral Gardens

3.82
14 votes
110
Cemetary
Last Confessions

3.82
33 votes
111
Threshold
Extinct Instinct

3.82
60 votes
112
Saxon
Unleash the Beast

3.82
136 votes
113
Eucharist
Mirrorworlds

3.81
112 votes
114
Broken Hope
Loathing

3.81
16 votes
115
Keep of Kalessin
Through Times Of War

3.81
58 votes
116
Coalesce
Give Them Rope, She Said

3.81
135 votes
117
Vital Remains
Forever Underground

3.81
86 votes
118
Katatonia
Sounds of Decay

3.81
140 votes
119
Septicflesh
The Ophidian Wheel

3.8
85 votes
120
Flying Saucer Attack
New Lands

3.8
15 votes
121
Mezarkabul
Anatolia

3.8
15 votes
122
Will Haven
El Diablo

3.8
74 votes
123
Children of Bodom
Something Wild

3.79
3339 votes
124
KAT
Szydercze zwierciadło

3.79
14 votes
125
Nuclear Rabbit
Vicuna

3.79
14 votes
126
Fleshcrawl
Bloodred Massacre

3.78
18 votes
127
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

3.77
328 votes
128
Diabolical Masquerade
The Phantom Lodge

3.76
37 votes
129
Hatebreed
Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire

3.75
280 votes
130
Abramelin
Abramelin

3.74
40 votes
131
Grand Belial's Key
Mocking the Philanthropist

3.74
114 votes
132
Sadist
Crust

3.74
34 votes
133
Snot
Get Some

3.73
171 votes
134
KMFDM
Symbols

3.72
125 votes
135
The Crown
Eternal Death

3.71
84 votes
136
Iron Savior
Iron Savior

3.71
56 votes
137
Skepticism
Ethere

3.71
28 votes
138
Enslaved
Eld

3.71
488 votes
139
Dark Tranquillity
The Mind's I

3.71
948 votes
140
Within Temptation
Enter

3.71
168 votes
141
Autumn Leaves
Embraced by the Absolute

3.7
88 votes
142
Vader
Black to the Blind

3.7
216 votes
143
HammerFall
Glory to the Brave

3.7
440 votes
144
Helmet
Aftertaste

3.7
228 votes
145
Skyclad
The Answer Machine?

3.69
36 votes
146
Saviour Machine
Legend Part I

3.69
13 votes
147
Arckanum
Kostogher

3.68
25 votes
148
Amorphis
My Kantele

3.67
81 votes
149
Old Man's Child
The Pagan Prosperity

3.66
184 votes
150
Sigh
Ghastly Funeral Theatre

3.66
31 votes
151
Rhapsody of Fire
Legendary Tales

3.66
304 votes
152
Hexenhaus
Dejavoodoo

3.66
32 votes
153
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

3.65
261 votes
154
Thought Industry
Black Umbrella

3.65
15 votes
155
Memento Mori
Songs For The Apocalypse, Vol. 4

3.65
30 votes
156
The Kovenant
In Times Before The Light

3.65
24 votes
157
Theatre Of Tragedy
A Rose for the Dead

3.65
24 votes
158
Deicide
Serpents of the Light

3.64
251 votes
159
Harvey Milk
The Pleaser

3.64
44 votes
160
Dismember
Misanthropic

3.63
32 votes
161
Faith No More
Album of the Year

3.62
879 votes
162
Gates Of Ishtar
The Dawn of Flames

3.62
66 votes
163
Dismember
Death Metal

3.62
308 votes
164
Rollins Band
Come In and Burn

3.62
56 votes
165
(hed) p.e.
(hed) p.e.

3.62
138 votes
166
Phlebotomized
Skycontact

3.61
27 votes
167
Paradise Lost
One Second

3.61
234 votes
168
Jungle Rot
Slaughter the Weak

3.6
52 votes
169
Theory In Practice
Third Eye Function

3.59
44 votes
170
Incantation
The Forsaken Mourning of Angelic Anguish

3.59
46 votes
171
Axel Rudi Pell
Magic

3.57
28 votes
172
Flaw
American Arrogance

3.56
17 votes
173
Behemoth
Bewitching the Pomerania

3.55
22 votes
174
Merzbow
Hybrid Noisebloom

3.53
15 votes
175
Integrity
Seasons in the Size of Days

3.53
52 votes
176
Mekong Delta
Pictures at an Exhibition

3.52
46 votes
177
Nocturnal Rites
Tales of Mystery and Imagination

3.52
14 votes
178
Machine Head
The More Things Change...

3.51
1707 votes
179
Manegarm
Nordstjärnans Tidsålder

3.5
48 votes
180
Vanden Plas
The God Thing

3.5
46 votes
181
Exciter
The Dark Command

3.5
18 votes
182
Brutality
In Mourning

3.5
16 votes
183
Die Krupps
Paradise Now

3.5
14 votes
184
Brutal Truth
Sounds of the Animal Kingdom

3.49
112 votes
185
Enthroned
Towards the Skullthrone of Satan

3.49
17 votes
186
Dir En Grey
MISSA

3.49
120 votes
187
Bardo Pond
Lapsed

3.47
18 votes
188
Sacramentum
The Coming of Chaos

3.47
120 votes
189
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Dillinger Escape Plan

3.46
297 votes
190
Melvins
Honky

3.45
114 votes
191
Darkseed
Spellcraft

3.45
20 votes
192
On Thorns I Lay
Orama

3.44
16 votes
193
Yngwie Malmsteen
Facing the Animal

3.43
86 votes
194
Absu
The Third Storm of Cythraul

3.42
100 votes
195
Body Count
Violent Demise: The Last Days

3.41
46 votes
196
Nightfall
Lesbian Show

3.41
22 votes
197
Meshuggah
The True Human Design

3.4
192 votes
198
Brainstorm
Hungry

3.4
15 votes
199
Knut
Leftovers

3.4
15 votes
200
Old Man's Child
Born of the Flickering

3.39
108 votes



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