Best Metal Albums of 1997


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

Rating: 4.5
2559 votes
02
The 3rd and the Mortal
In This Room

Rating: 4.42
12 votes
03
Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine: Biomech

Rating: 4.39
765 votes
04
Strapping Young Lad
City

Rating: 4.39
1912 votes
05
Emperor
Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk

Rating: 4.32
1628 votes
06
Esoteric
The Pernicious Enigma

Rating: 4.32
116 votes
07
Lacrimosa
Stille

Rating: 4.29
14 votes
08
Gamma Ray
Somewhere Out in Space

Rating: 4.28
442 votes
09
Symphony X
The Divine Wings of Tragedy

Rating: 4.24
1082 votes
10
Flapjack
Juicy Planet Earth

Rating: 4.21
14 votes
11
Defleshed
Under the blade

Rating: 4.21
14 votes
12
In The Woods...
Omnio

Rating: 4.21
244 votes
13
Mithotyn
In The Sign Of The Ravens

Rating: 4.21
36 votes
14
Haggard
And Thou Shalt Trust The Seer

Rating: 4.21
36 votes
15
Fates Warning
A Pleasant Shade of Gray

Rating: 4.2
274 votes
16
Electric Wizard
Come My Fanatics...

Rating: 4.19
421 votes
17
Destroyer 666
Unchain The Wolves

Rating: 4.18
222 votes
18
Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia

Rating: 4.18
42 votes
19
His Hero Is Gone
Monuments to Thieves

Rating: 4.17
110 votes
20
Channel Zero
Black Fuel

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

Rating: 4.17
12 votes
22
Graveland
Following The Voice Of Blood

Rating: 4.15
13 votes
23
Alchemist
Spiritech

Rating: 4.13
20 votes
24
Summoning
Dol Guldur

Rating: 4.12
151 votes
25
Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields

Rating: 4.11
232 votes
26
Assuck
Misery Index

Rating: 4.1
149 votes
27
Jag Panzer
The Fourth Judgement

Rating: 4.1
30 votes
28
Impaled Northern Moonforest
Impaled Northern Moonforest

Rating: 4.1
63 votes
29
Ground Zero
Consume Red

Rating: 4.09
16 votes
30
Nagelfar
Hunengrab im herbst

Rating: 4.09
33 votes
31
Flaw
American Arrogance

Rating: 4.09
11 votes
32
In Flames
Whoracle

Rating: 4.09
3184 votes
33
Bruce Dickinson
Accident of Birth

Rating: 4.09
356 votes
34
Necrophobic
Darkside

Rating: 4.09
116 votes
35
Hypocrisy
The Final Chapter

Rating: 4.09
374 votes
36
Solefald
The Linear Scaffold

Rating: 4.08
154 votes
37
Jimmies Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

Rating: 4.08
26 votes
38
Stratovarius
Visions

Rating: 4.08
627 votes
39
Deftones
Around the Fur

Rating: 4.06
4926 votes
40
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

Rating: 4.06
1539 votes
41
God Dethroned
The Grand Grimoire

Rating: 4.05
38 votes
42
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

Rating: 4.05
50 votes
43
Kiss It Goodbye
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

Rating: 4.04
64 votes
44
Tiamat
A Deeper Kind of Slumber

Rating: 4.03
252 votes
45
October Tide
Rain Without End

Rating: 4.03
207 votes
46
Tad Morose
A Mended Rhyme

Rating: 4.03
21 votes
47
Living Sacrifice
Reborn

Rating: 4.03
222 votes
48
Lake of Tears
A Crimson Cosmos

Rating: 4.03
38 votes
49
Corrupted
Paso Inferior

Rating: 4.02
195 votes
50
Nokturnal Mortum
Goat Horns

Rating: 4
119 votes
51
Dimmu Borgir
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

Rating: 4
625 votes
52
Orange Goblin
Frequencies From Planet Ten

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

Rating: 4
18 votes
54
Ragnarok
Arising Realm

Rating: 4
16 votes
55
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

Rating: 4
12 votes
56
Windir
Soknardalr

Rating: 4
127 votes
57
Forest
Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

Rating: 3.99
47 votes
58
Obtained Enslavement
Witchcraft

Rating: 3.97
15 votes
59
Lord Belial
Enter The Moonlight Gate

Rating: 3.96
28 votes
60
Overcast
Fight Ambition To Kill

Rating: 3.96
14 votes
61
Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser

Rating: 3.96
27 votes
62
Deceased
Fearless Undead Machines

Rating: 3.96
52 votes
63
Misery Loves Co.
Not Like Them

Rating: 3.96
12 votes
64
Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale

Rating: 3.96
592 votes
65
Breach
It's Me God

Rating: 3.96
23 votes
66
Tristania
Tristania

Rating: 3.95
11 votes
67
Disembodied
Diablerie

Rating: 3.95
28 votes
68
Rage
End of All Days

Rating: 3.94
48 votes
69
Human Waste Project
E-lux

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

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

Rating: 3.93
210 votes
72
Ulver
Nattens Madrigal

Rating: 3.92
543 votes
73
Stars of the Lid
The Ballasted Orchestra

Rating: 3.91
57 votes
74
Will Haven
El Diablo

Rating: 3.91
44 votes
75
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

Rating: 3.9
21 votes
76
Snapcase
Progression Through Unlearning

Rating: 3.9
81 votes
77
Moonblood
Blut und Krieg

Rating: 3.89
14 votes
78
Pain of Salvation
Entropia

Rating: 3.88
186 votes
79
Hecate Enthroned
The Slaughter of Innocence, A Requiem for the Migh

Rating: 3.88
48 votes
80
Broken Hope
Loathing

Rating: 3.88
12 votes
81
Amorphis
My Kantele

Rating: 3.87
57 votes
82
Summoning
Nightshade Forests

Rating: 3.87
53 votes
83
Gorgoroth
Under the Sign of Hell

Rating: 3.86
170 votes
84
Threshold
Extinct Instinct

Rating: 3.86
44 votes
85
Rotting Christ
A Dead Poem

Rating: 3.85
95 votes
86
Sentenced
Down

Rating: 3.84
128 votes
87
Vital Remains
Forever Underground

Rating: 3.84
63 votes
88
Martyr
Hopeless Hopes

Rating: 3.84
98 votes
89
Aeternus
Beyond the Wandering Moon

Rating: 3.83
36 votes
90
Noctes
Pandemonic Requiem

Rating: 3.83
15 votes
91
Abigail
Intercourse and Lust

Rating: 3.83
12 votes
92
Diabolical Masquerade
The Phantom Lodge

Rating: 3.83
32 votes
93
Coalesce
Give Them Rope, She Said

Rating: 3.82
96 votes
94
Mayhem
Wolfs Lair Abyss

Rating: 3.8
122 votes
95
Mezarkabul
Anatolia

Rating: 3.8
15 votes
96
Saxon
Unleash the Beast

Rating: 3.8
84 votes
97
Children of Bodom
Something Wild

Rating: 3.79
2943 votes
98
Borknagar
The Olden Domain

Rating: 3.79
242 votes
99
Shai Hulud
A Profound Hatred Of Man

Rating: 3.78
78 votes
100
Harvey Milk
The Pleaser

Rating: 3.78
36 votes
101
Saviour Machine
Legend Part I

Rating: 3.77
11 votes
102
Eucharist
Mirrorworlds

Rating: 3.77
48 votes
103
Decapitated
Cemeteral Gardens

Rating: 3.77
13 votes
104
Sacrilege GBG
The Fifth Season

Rating: 3.77
45 votes
105
The Crown
Eternal Death

Rating: 3.76
63 votes
106
Hatebreed
Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire

Rating: 3.76
226 votes
107
Sigh
Hail Horror Hail

Rating: 3.75
64 votes
108
Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey

Rating: 3.75
48 votes
109
Grip Inc.
Nemesis

Rating: 3.75
20 votes
110
On Thorns I Lay
Orama

Rating: 3.75
18 votes
111
Exciter
The Dark Command

Rating: 3.75
18 votes
112
Abramelin
Abramelin

Rating: 3.74
33 votes
113
Keep of Kalessin
Through Times Of War

Rating: 3.74
46 votes
114
Snot
Get Some

Rating: 3.74
138 votes
115
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

Rating: 3.73
272 votes
116
Septicflesh
The Ophidian Wheel

Rating: 3.73
54 votes
117
Catharsis (US)
Samsara

Rating: 3.71
14 votes
118
Intestine Baalism
An Anatomy of the Beast

Rating: 3.71
94 votes
119
Enslaved
Eld

Rating: 3.71
344 votes
120
Jungle Rot
Slaughter The Weak

Rating: 3.71
24 votes
121
Katatonia
Sounds Of Decay

Rating: 3.7
147 votes
122
Within Temptation
Enter

Rating: 3.7
142 votes
123
Dark Tranquillity
The Mind's I

Rating: 3.7
720 votes
124
Nuclear Rabbit
Vicuna

Rating: 3.69
13 votes
125
HammerFall
Glory to the Brave

Rating: 3.68
171 votes
126
Iron Savior
Iron Savior

Rating: 3.68
20 votes
127
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

Rating: 3.67
224 votes
128
Helmet
Aftertaste

Rating: 3.67
178 votes
129
Mekong Delta
Pictures at an Exhibition

Rating: 3.67
24 votes
130
KMFDM
Symbols

Rating: 3.66
91 votes
131
Vader
Black to the Blind

Rating: 3.66
138 votes
132
Rollins Band
Come In and Burn

Rating: 3.66
48 votes
133
Axel Rudi Pell
Magic

Rating: 3.65
30 votes
134
Deicide
Serpents Of The Light

Rating: 3.65
199 votes
135
Sadist
Crust

Rating: 3.64
11 votes
136
Autumn Leaves
Embraced by the Absolute

Rating: 3.63
34 votes
137
Theatre Of Tragedy
A Rose for the Dead

Rating: 3.63
19 votes
138
Arckanum
Kostogher

Rating: 3.63
20 votes
139
Paradise Lost
One Second

Rating: 3.62
153 votes
140
Old Man's Child
The Pagan Prosperity

Rating: 3.62
68 votes
141
Faith No More
Album of the Year

Rating: 3.62
644 votes
142
Dismember
Misanthropic

Rating: 3.62
13 votes
143
Sigh
Ghastly Funeral Theatre

Rating: 3.61
19 votes
144
Rhapsody of Fire
Legendary Tales

Rating: 3.6
230 votes
145
Dismember
Death Metal

Rating: 3.58
101 votes
146
Cemetary
Last Confessions

Rating: 3.58
18 votes
147
Manegarm
Nordstjärnans Tidsålder

Rating: 3.57
30 votes
148
Nightfall
Lesbian Show

Rating: 3.56
18 votes
149
Gates Of Ishtar
The Dawn of Flames

Rating: 3.55
19 votes
150
Hexenhaus
Dejavoodoo

Rating: 3.54
26 votes
151
DIR EN GREY
MISSA

Rating: 3.53
102 votes
152
Body Count
Violent Demise: The Last Days

Rating: 3.53
76 votes
153
Theory In Practice
Third Eye Function

Rating: 3.53
38 votes
154
Melvins
Honky

Rating: 3.52
82 votes
155
Yngwie Malmsteen
Facing the Animal

Rating: 3.5
70 votes
156
Incantation
The Forsaken Mourning of Angelic Anguish

Rating: 3.5
34 votes
157
Skyclad
The Answer Machine?

Rating: 3.5
22 votes
158
Die Krupps
Paradise Now

Rating: 3.5
13 votes
159
Skepticism
Ethere

Rating: 3.5
12 votes
160
Machine Head
The More Things Change...

Rating: 3.49
1386 votes
161
Gardenian
Two Feet Stand

Rating: 3.49
16 votes
162
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Dillinger Escape Plan

Rating: 3.48
258 votes
163
Brutal Truth
Sounds of the Animal Kingdom

Rating: 3.48
86 votes
164
Integrity
Seasons in the Size of Days

Rating: 3.47
39 votes
165
Sacramentum
The Coming of Chaos

Rating: 3.46
72 votes
166
Dog Fashion Disco
Erotic Massage

Rating: 3.46
12 votes
167
Catherine Wheel
Adam and Eve

Rating: 3.46
12 votes
168
Graveworm
When Daylights Gone

Rating: 3.45
29 votes
169
Malevolent Creation
In Cold Blood

Rating: 3.44
50 votes
170
Meshuggah
The True Human Design

Rating: 3.43
164 votes
171
Skunk Anansie
Stoosh

Rating: 3.43
42 votes
172
Behemoth
Bewitching The Pomerania

Rating: 3.43
14 votes
173
Grand Belial's Key
Mocking the Philanthropist

Rating: 3.4
21 votes
174
Six Feet Under
Warpath

Rating: 3.38
95 votes
175
Morgion
Among Majestic Ruin

Rating: 3.38
16 votes
176
Nokturnal Mortum
Return Of The Vampire Lord

Rating: 3.38
16 votes
177
Sevendust
Sevendust

Rating: 3.37
480 votes
178
Absu
The Third Storm of Cythraul

Rating: 3.37
60 votes
179
Entombed
DCLXVI: To Ride Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth

Rating: 3.37
93 votes
180
Nightwish
Angels Fall First

Rating: 3.36
340 votes
181
Edge of Sanity
Infernal

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

Rating: 3.33
40 votes
183
Vanden Plas
The God Thing

Rating: 3.3
30 votes
184
Immortal
Blizzard beasts

Rating: 3.29
432 votes
185
Overkill
From the Underground and Below

Rating: 3.28
186 votes
186
Voivod
Phobos

Rating: 3.28
190 votes
187
Gojira
Possessed

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

Rating: 3.27
15 votes
189
Belphegor
Blutsabbath

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

Rating: 3.24
84 votes
191
Edguy
Kingdom of Madness

Rating: 3.24
53 votes
192
Rotten Sound
Under Pressure

Rating: 3.23
13 votes
193
Clawfinger
Clawfinger

Rating: 3.21
38 votes
194
Dream Theater
Falling into Infinity

Rating: 3.21
1052 votes
195
Megadeth
Cryptic Writings

Rating: 3.18
2138 votes
196
Anvil
Absolutely No Alternative

Rating: 3.18
51 votes
197
Sodom
'Til Death Do Us Unite

Rating: 3.16
324 votes
198
Venom
Cast in Stone

Rating: 3.13
126 votes
199
Sadus
Elements of Anger

Rating: 3.12
86 votes
200
The Wildhearts
Endless Nameless

Rating: 3.11
18 votes



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