Best Metal Albums of 1997


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

4.5
2560 votes
02
The 3rd and the Mortal
In This Room

4.42
12 votes
03
Strapping Young Lad
City

4.39
1912 votes
04
Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine: Biomech

4.39
768 votes
05
Emperor
Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk

4.32
1632 votes
06
Esoteric
The Pernicious Enigma

4.32
116 votes
07
Lacrimosa
Stille

4.29
14 votes
08
Gamma Ray
Somewhere Out in Space

4.28
442 votes
09
Symphony X
The Divine Wings of Tragedy

4.24
1080 votes
10
Defleshed
Under the blade

4.21
14 votes
11
Flapjack
Juicy Planet Earth

4.21
14 votes
12
In The Woods...
Omnio

4.21
244 votes
13
Mithotyn
In The Sign Of The Ravens

4.21
36 votes
14
Fates Warning
A Pleasant Shade of Gray

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

4.19
421 votes
16
Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia

4.19
44 votes
17
Destroyer 666
Unchain The Wolves

4.19
225 votes
18
Haggard
And Thou Shalt Trust The Seer

4.18
37 votes
19
His Hero Is Gone
Monuments to Thieves

4.17
110 votes
20
Channel Zero
Black Fuel

4.17
24 votes
21
Sadistik Exekution
K.A.O.S.

4.17
12 votes
22
Graveland
Following The Voice Of Blood

4.15
13 votes
23
Alchemist
Spiritech

4.13
20 votes
24
Summoning
Dol Guldur

4.12
151 votes
25
Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields

4.11
236 votes
26
Assuck
Misery Index

4.1
149 votes
27
Nagelfar
Hunengrab im herbst

4.1
34 votes
28
Jag Panzer
The Fourth Judgement

4.1
30 votes
29
Impaled Northern Moonforest
Impaled Northern Moonforest

4.1
63 votes
30
Ground Zero
Consume Red

4.09
16 votes
31
Flaw
American Arrogance

4.09
11 votes
32
In Flames
Whoracle

4.09
3188 votes
33
Bruce Dickinson
Accident of Birth

4.09
358 votes
34
Necrophobic
Darkside

4.09
116 votes
35
Hypocrisy
The Final Chapter

4.09
374 votes
36
Solefald
The Linear Scaffold

4.08
156 votes
37
Stratovarius
Visions

4.08
624 votes
38
Jimmies Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.08
26 votes
39
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.06
4922 votes
40
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

4.06
1538 votes
41
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.05
50 votes
42
God Dethroned
The Grand Grimoire

4.05
40 votes
43
Lake of Tears
A Crimson Cosmos

4.05
40 votes
44
Kiss It Goodbye
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

4.04
64 votes
45
Tiamat
A Deeper Kind of Slumber

4.03
252 votes
46
October Tide
Rain Without End

4.03
207 votes
47
Tad Morose
A Mended Rhyme

4.03
21 votes
48
Living Sacrifice
Reborn

4.03
222 votes
49
Corrupted
Paso Inferior

4.02
195 votes
50
Dimmu Borgir
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

4.01
625 votes
51
Nokturnal Mortum
Goat Horns

4
119 votes
52
Orange Goblin
Frequencies From Planet Ten

4
51 votes
53
Memento Mori
Songs For The Apocalypse, Vol. 4

4
18 votes
54
Ragnarok
Arising Realm

4
16 votes
55
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

4
12 votes
56
Windir
Soknardalr

3.99
128 votes
57
Forest
Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

3.99
47 votes
58
Obtained Enslavement
Witchcraft

3.97
15 votes
59
Lord Belial
Enter The Moonlight Gate

3.97
29 votes
60
Overcast
Fight Ambition To Kill

3.96
14 votes
61
Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser

3.96
27 votes
62
Deceased
Fearless Undead Machines

3.96
52 votes
63
Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale

3.96
594 votes
64
Misery Loves Co.
Not Like Them

3.96
12 votes
65
Breach
It's Me God

3.96
23 votes
66
Tristania
Tristania

3.95
11 votes
67
Disembodied
Diablerie

3.95
28 votes
68
Rage
End of All Days

3.94
48 votes
69
Human Waste Project
E-lux

3.94
16 votes
70
Hades Almighty
The Dawn Of The Dying Sun

3.94
16 votes
71
Shai Hulud
Hearts Once Nourished With Hope...

3.93
210 votes
72
Ulver
Nattens Madrigal

3.92
544 votes
73
Stars of the Lid
The Ballasted Orchestra

3.91
57 votes
74
Will Haven
El Diablo

3.91
22 votes
75
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

3.9
21 votes
76
Snapcase
Progression Through Unlearning

3.9
81 votes
77
Moonblood
Blut und Krieg

3.89
14 votes
78
Pain of Salvation
Entropia

3.89
187 votes
79
Hecate Enthroned
The Slaughter of Innocence, A Requiem for the Migh

3.88
48 votes
80
Broken Hope
Loathing

3.88
12 votes
81
Amorphis
My Kantele

3.87
57 votes
82
Summoning
Nightshade Forests

3.87
53 votes
83
Gorgoroth
Under the Sign of Hell

3.86
170 votes
84
Threshold
Extinct Instinct

3.86
44 votes
85
Rotting Christ
A Dead Poem

3.85
95 votes
86
Sentenced
Down

3.84
128 votes
87
Vital Remains
Forever Underground

3.84
63 votes
88
Martyr
Hopeless Hopes

3.84
98 votes
89
Aeternus
Beyond the Wandering Moon

3.83
36 votes
90
Noctes
Pandemonic Requiem

3.83
15 votes
91
Abigail
Intercourse and Lust

3.83
12 votes
92
Diabolical Masquerade
The Phantom Lodge

3.83
32 votes
93
Coalesce
Give Them Rope, She Said

3.82
96 votes
94
Mayhem
Wolfs Lair Abyss

3.8
122 votes
95
Mezarkabul
Anatolia

3.8
15 votes
96
Saxon
Unleash the Beast

3.8
84 votes
97
Children of Bodom
Something Wild

3.79
2949 votes
98
Borknagar
The Olden Domain

3.79
244 votes
99
Shai Hulud
A Profound Hatred Of Man

3.78
78 votes
100
Harvey Milk
The Pleaser

3.78
36 votes
101
Saviour Machine
Legend Part I

3.77
11 votes
102
Eucharist
Mirrorworlds

3.77
48 votes
103
Decapitated
Cemeteral Gardens

3.77
13 votes
104
Sacrilege GBG
The Fifth Season

3.77
45 votes
105
The Crown
Eternal Death

3.76
63 votes
106
Hatebreed
Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire

3.76
226 votes
107
Sigh
Hail Horror Hail

3.75
64 votes
108
Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey

3.75
48 votes
109
Grip Inc.
Nemesis

3.75
20 votes
110
On Thorns I Lay
Orama

3.75
18 votes
111
Exciter
The Dark Command

3.75
18 votes
112
Abramelin
Abramelin

3.74
33 votes
113
Keep of Kalessin
Through Times Of War

3.74
46 votes
114
Snot
Get Some

3.74
139 votes
115
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

3.73
272 votes
116
Septicflesh
The Ophidian Wheel

3.73
54 votes
117
Catharsis (US)
Samsara

3.71
14 votes
118
Intestine Baalism
An Anatomy of the Beast

3.71
94 votes
119
Enslaved
Eld

3.71
344 votes
120
(hed) p.e.
(hed)pe

3.71
123 votes
121
Jungle Rot
Slaughter The Weak

3.71
24 votes
122
Katatonia
Sounds Of Decay

3.7
147 votes
123
Within Temptation
Enter

3.7
143 votes
124
Dark Tranquillity
The Mind's I

3.7
726 votes
125
Nuclear Rabbit
Vicuna

3.69
13 votes
126
HammerFall
Glory to the Brave

3.68
342 votes
127
Iron Savior
Iron Savior

3.68
20 votes
128
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

3.67
224 votes
129
Helmet
Aftertaste

3.67
178 votes
130
Mekong Delta
Pictures at an Exhibition

3.67
24 votes
131
KMFDM
Symbols

3.66
91 votes
132
Vader
Black to the Blind

3.66
138 votes
133
Rollins Band
Come In and Burn

3.66
48 votes
134
Axel Rudi Pell
Magic

3.65
30 votes
135
Deicide
Serpents Of The Light

3.65
199 votes
136
Sadist
Crust

3.64
11 votes
137
Autumn Leaves
Embraced by the Absolute

3.63
34 votes
138
Theatre Of Tragedy
A Rose for the Dead

3.63
19 votes
139
Arckanum
Kostogher

3.63
20 votes
140
Old Man's Child
The Pagan Prosperity

3.62
69 votes
141
Faith No More
Album of the Year

3.62
643 votes
142
Paradise Lost
One Second

3.62
153 votes
143
Dismember
Misanthropic

3.62
13 votes
144
Sigh
Ghastly Funeral Theatre

3.61
19 votes
145
Rhapsody of Fire
Legendary Tales

3.6
230 votes
146
Dismember
Death Metal

3.59
102 votes
147
Cemetary
Last Confessions

3.58
18 votes
148
Manegarm
Nordstjärnans Tidsålder

3.57
30 votes
149
Nightfall
Lesbian Show

3.56
18 votes
150
Gates Of Ishtar
The Dawn of Flames

3.55
19 votes
151
Hexenhaus
Dejavoodoo

3.54
26 votes
152
DIR EN GREY
MISSA

3.53
102 votes
153
Body Count
Violent Demise: The Last Days

3.53
76 votes
154
Theory In Practice
Third Eye Function

3.53
38 votes
155
Melvins
Honky

3.52
82 votes
156
Yngwie Malmsteen
Facing the Animal

3.5
70 votes
157
Incantation
The Forsaken Mourning of Angelic Anguish

3.5
34 votes
158
Skyclad
The Answer Machine?

3.5
22 votes
159
Die Krupps
Paradise Now

3.5
13 votes
160
Skepticism
Ethere

3.5
12 votes
161
Brutal Truth
Sounds of the Animal Kingdom

3.49
87 votes
162
Machine Head
The More Things Change...

3.49
1386 votes
163
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Dillinger Escape Plan

3.48
259 votes
164
Integrity
Seasons in the Size of Days

3.47
39 votes
165
Sacramentum
The Coming of Chaos

3.46
72 votes
166
Dog Fashion Disco
Erotic Massage

3.46
12 votes
167
Graveworm
When Daylights Gone

3.45
29 votes
168
Malevolent Creation
In Cold Blood

3.44
50 votes
169
Meshuggah
The True Human Design

3.43
246 votes
170
Skunk Anansie
Stoosh

3.43
42 votes
171
Behemoth
Bewitching The Pomerania

3.43
14 votes
172
Grand Belial's Key
Mocking the Philanthropist

3.4
21 votes
173
Six Feet Under
Warpath

3.38
95 votes
174
Nokturnal Mortum
Return Of The Vampire Lord

3.38
16 votes
175
Morgion
Among Majestic Ruin

3.38
16 votes
176
Sevendust
Sevendust

3.37
480 votes
177
Absu
The Third Storm of Cythraul

3.37
60 votes
178
Entombed
DCLXVI: To Ride Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth

3.37
93 votes
179
Gardenian
Two Feet Stand

3.36
16 votes
180
Nightwish
Angels Fall First

3.36
340 votes
181
Edge of Sanity
Infernal

3.36
324 votes
182
Old Man's Child
Born of the Flickering

3.33
40 votes
183
Vanden Plas
The God Thing

3.3
30 votes
184
Immortal
Blizzard beasts

3.29
432 votes
185
Overkill
From the Underground and Below

3.29
188 votes
186
Voivod
Phobos

3.28
190 votes
187
Gojira
Possessed

3.27
72 votes
188
Aakon Keetreh
Journey Into The Depths Of Night

3.27
15 votes
189
Belphegor
Blutsabbath

3.26
66 votes
190
Zao
The Splinter Shards the Birth of Separation

3.24
84 votes
191
Edguy
Kingdom of Madness

3.24
53 votes
192
Rotten Sound
Under Pressure

3.23
13 votes
193
Dream Theater
Falling into Infinity

3.21
1052 votes
194
Clawfinger
Clawfinger

3.21
38 votes
195
Megadeth
Cryptic Writings

3.18
2144 votes
196
Anvil
Absolutely No Alternative

3.18
51 votes
197
Sodom
'Til Death Do Us Unite

3.16
324 votes
198
Venom
Cast in Stone

3.13
126 votes
199
Sadus
Elements of Anger

3.12
86 votes
200
The Wildhearts
Endless Nameless

3.11
18 votes



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