Best Metal Albums of 1997


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

4.5
2775 votes
02
Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine: Biomech

4.39
846 votes
03
Strapping Young Lad
City

4.39
2048 votes
04
Emperor
Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk

4.33
1804 votes
05
Esoteric
The Pernicious Enigma

4.32
126 votes
06
Gamma Ray
Somewhere Out in Space

4.28
486 votes
07
Lacrimosa
Stille

4.27
15 votes
08
Symphony X
The Divine Wings of Tragedy

4.24
1140 votes
09
Mithotyn
In The Sign Of The Ravens

4.22
38 votes
10
Flapjack
Juicy Planet Earth

4.21
14 votes
11
In The Woods...
Omnio

4.21
244 votes
12
Electric Wizard
Come My Fanatics...

4.2
466 votes
13
His Hero Is Gone
Monuments to Thieves

4.2
124 votes
14
Destroyer 666
Unchain The Wolves

4.2
261 votes
15
Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia

4.19
49 votes
16
Ground Zero
Consume Red

4.19
16 votes
17
Channel Zero
Black Fuel

4.17
24 votes
18
Defleshed
Under the Blade

4.17
18 votes
19
Haggard
And Thou Shalt Trust The Seer

4.16
38 votes
20
Fates Warning
A Pleasant Shade of Gray

4.15
310 votes
21
Summoning
Dol Guldur

4.14
152 votes
22
Graveland
Following The Voice Of Blood

4.13
15 votes
23
Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields

4.13
258 votes
24
Jag Panzer
The Fourth Judgement

4.13
32 votes
25
Assuck
Misery Index

4.12
162 votes
26
Jimmies Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.11
27 votes
27
Kiss It Goodbye
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

4.11
68 votes
28
Alchemist
Spiritech

4.1
24 votes
29
Impaled Northern Moonforest
Impaled Northern Moonforest

4.1
68 votes
30
In Flames
Whoracle

4.1
3358 votes
31
Solefald
The Linear Scaffold

4.1
168 votes
32
Hypocrisy
The Final Chapter

4.09
392 votes
33
Stratovarius
Visions

4.09
678 votes
34
Bruce Dickinson
Accident of Birth

4.07
394 votes
35
Nasum
World In Turmoil (EP)

4.07
14 votes
36
Royal Hunt
Paradox

4.07
14 votes
37
Sadistik Exekution
K.A.O.S.

4.07
14 votes
38
Nagelfar
Hunengrab im herbst

4.07
37 votes
39
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

4.07
1607 votes
40
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.06
5228 votes
41
Spastic Ink
Ink Complete

4.06
108 votes
42
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.05
56 votes
43
Necrophobic
Darkside

4.05
132 votes
44
God Dethroned
The Grand Grimoire

4.05
42 votes
45
Windir
Soknardalr

4.03
140 votes
46
Tad Morose
A Mended Rhyme

4.03
21 votes
47
Ragnarok
Arising Realm

4.03
18 votes
48
Orange Goblin
Frequencies from Planet Ten

4.03
58 votes
49
Living Sacrifice
Reborn

4.02
222 votes
50
Corrupted
Paso Inferior

4.01
219 votes
51
Tiamat
A Deeper Kind of Slumber

4
264 votes
52
Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser

4
33 votes
53
Lord Belial
Enter The Moonlight Gate

4
29 votes
54
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

4
13 votes
55
Dimmu Borgir
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

4
659 votes
56
Nokturnal Mortum
Goat Horns

4
126 votes
57
Breach
It's Me God

3.98
28 votes
58
Forest
Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

3.98
52 votes
59
Rage
End of All Days

3.98
50 votes
60
October Tide
Rain Without End

3.98
204 votes
61
Lake of Tears
A Crimson Cosmos

3.98
40 votes
62
Obtained Enslavement
Witchcraft

3.97
18 votes
63
Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale

3.97
632 votes
64
Overcast
Fight Ambition To Kill

3.96
14 votes
65
Ulver
Nattens Madrigal

3.95
613 votes
66
Lungfish
Artificial Horizon

3.94
17 votes
67
Human Waste Project
E-lux

3.94
16 votes
68
Hades Almighty
The Dawn Of The Dying Sun

3.94
16 votes
69
Moonblood
Blut und Krieg

3.93
15 votes
70
Deceased
Fearless Undead Machines

3.93
58 votes
71
Shai Hulud
Hearts Once Nourished With Hope...

3.93
220 votes
72
Grip Inc.
Nemesis

3.92
26 votes
73
Summoning
Nightshade Forests

3.91
55 votes
74
Snapcase
Progression Through Unlearning

3.9
87 votes
75
Stars of the Lid
The Ballasted Orchestra

3.9
68 votes
76
Noctes
Pandemonic Requiem

3.89
18 votes
77
Tristania
Tristania

3.88
13 votes
78
Catharsis (US)
Samsara

3.88
17 votes
79
Pain of Salvation
Entropia

3.88
198 votes
80
Rotting Christ
A Dead Poem

3.87
109 votes
81
Disembodied
Diablerie

3.87
31 votes
82
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

3.87
19 votes
83
Broken Hope
Loathing

3.87
15 votes
84
Coalesce
Give Them Rope, She Said

3.87
104 votes
85
Sentenced
Down

3.87
136 votes
86
Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey

3.87
52 votes
87
Gorgoroth
Under the Sign of Hell

3.86
195 votes
88
Martyr
Hopeless Hopes

3.86
106 votes
89
Mayhem
Wolfs Lair Abyss

3.85
133 votes
90
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects
Sol Niger Within

3.85
132 votes
91
Shai Hulud
A Profound Hatred Of Man

3.85
84 votes
92
Aeternus
Beyond the Wandering Moon

3.84
44 votes
93
Will Haven
El Diablo

3.84
56 votes
94
Amorphis
My Kantele

3.83
54 votes
95
Sacrilege GBG
The Fifth Season

3.81
48 votes
96
Vital Remains
Forever Underground

3.81
72 votes
97
Keep of Kalessin
Through Times Of War

3.8
50 votes
98
Mezarkabul
Anatolia

3.8
15 votes
99
Children of Bodom
Something Wild

3.8
3015 votes
100
Hecate Enthroned
The Slaughter of Innocence, A Requiem for the Migh

3.8
54 votes
101
Threshold
Extinct Instinct

3.79
48 votes
102
Diabolical Masquerade
The Phantom Lodge

3.79
33 votes
103
Jungle Rot
Slaughter The Weak

3.79
28 votes
104
Borknagar
The Olden Domain

3.78
268 votes
105
Saxon
Unleash the Beast

3.78
100 votes
106
Abigail
Intercourse and Lust

3.78
18 votes
107
Hatebreed
Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire

3.77
240 votes
108
Eucharist
Mirrorworlds

3.77
49 votes
109
Sigh
Hail Horror Hail

3.76
71 votes
110
Septicflesh
The Ophidian Wheel

3.76
60 votes
111
The Crown
Eternal Death

3.75
66 votes
112
Within Temptation
Enter

3.74
148 votes
113
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

3.73
290 votes
114
Snot
Get Some

3.73
143 votes
115
Katatonia
Sounds Of Decay

3.73
102 votes
116
Abramelin
Abramelin

3.73
40 votes
117
Enslaved
Eld

3.72
386 votes
118
Harvey Milk
The Pleaser

3.72
36 votes
119
Memento Mori
Songs For The Apocalypse, Vol. 4

3.71
21 votes
120
Sadist
Crust

3.71
14 votes
121
HammerFall
Glory to the Brave

3.71
184 votes
122
Intestine Baalism
An Anatomy of the Beast

3.71
92 votes
123
Helmet
Aftertaste

3.7
188 votes
124
Dark Tranquillity
The Mind's I

3.7
766 votes
125
Nuclear Rabbit
Vicuna

3.69
13 votes
126
Vader
Black to the Blind

3.69
152 votes
127
Theatre Of Tragedy
A Rose for the Dead

3.68
20 votes
128
Old Man's Child
The Pagan Prosperity

3.67
76 votes
129
Axel Rudi Pell
Magic

3.67
24 votes
130
Iron Savior
Iron Savior

3.67
21 votes
131
Deicide
Serpents of the Light

3.67
215 votes
132
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

3.67
235 votes
133
KMFDM
Symbols

3.66
103 votes
134
Arckanum
Kostogher

3.66
22 votes
135
(hed) p.e.
(hed)pe

3.66
123 votes
136
Autumn Leaves
Embraced by the Absolute

3.66
35 votes
137
Catherine Wheel
Adam and Eve

3.65
13 votes
138
Mekong Delta
Pictures at an Exhibition

3.65
34 votes
139
Dismember
Death Metal

3.63
117 votes
140
Faith No More
Album of the Year

3.63
722 votes
141
Sigh
Ghastly Funeral Theatre

3.63
20 votes
142
Rollins Band
Come In and Burn

3.62
50 votes
143
Dismember
Misanthropic

3.62
13 votes
144
Paradise Lost
One Second

3.6
172 votes
145
Skyclad
The Answer Machine?

3.6
20 votes
146
Grand Belial's Key
Mocking the Philanthropist

3.6
26 votes
147
Theory In Practice
Third Eye Function

3.6
42 votes
148
Rhapsody of Fire
Legendary Tales

3.59
240 votes
149
U.D.O.
Solid

3.58
24 votes
150
Cemetary
Last Confessions

3.58
18 votes
151
Gates Of Ishtar
The Dawn of Flames

3.58
40 votes
152
Hexenhaus
Dejavoodoo

3.57
28 votes
153
Exciter
The Dark Command

3.56
24 votes
154
Skepticism
Ethere

3.56
16 votes
155
Nightfall
Lesbian Show

3.56
18 votes
156
Integrity
Seasons in the Size of Days

3.53
44 votes
157
Dir En Grey
MISSA

3.53
105 votes
158
Incantation
The Forsaken Mourning of Angelic Anguish

3.53
36 votes
159
Manegarm
Nordstjärnans Tidsålder

3.53
36 votes
160
Yngwie Malmsteen
Facing the Animal

3.5
70 votes
161
On Thorns I Lay
Orama

3.5
18 votes
162
Brutality
In Mourning

3.5
14 votes
163
Die Krupps
Paradise Now

3.5
13 votes
164
Machine Head
The More Things Change...

3.5
1476 votes
165
Melvins
Honky

3.49
92 votes
166
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Dillinger Escape Plan

3.47
278 votes
167
Graveworm
When Daylights Gone

3.47
30 votes
168
Brutal Truth
Sounds of the Animal Kingdom

3.46
94 votes
169
Sacramentum
The Coming of Chaos

3.45
80 votes
170
Meshuggah
The True Human Design

3.45
246 votes
171
Dog Fashion Disco
Erotic Massage

3.44
16 votes
172
Behemoth
Bewitching the Pomerania

3.44
16 votes
173
Gardenian
Two Feet Stand

3.43
18 votes
174
Body Count
Violent Demise: The Last Days

3.42
78 votes
175
Enthroned
Towards the Skullthrone of Satan

3.41
13 votes
176
Absu
The Third Storm of Cythraul

3.38
68 votes
177
Six Feet Under
Warpath

3.38
99 votes
178
Entombed
DCLXVI: To Ride Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth

3.38
101 votes
179
Nokturnal Mortum
Return Of The Vampire Lord

3.38
16 votes
180
Nightwish
Angels Fall First

3.36
361 votes
181
Old Man's Child
Born of the Flickering

3.36
44 votes
182
Sevendust
Sevendust

3.36
504 votes
183
Morgion
Among Majestic Ruin

3.35
20 votes
184
Malevolent Creation
In Cold Blood

3.34
56 votes
185
Overkill
From the Underground and Below

3.33
210 votes
186
Edge of Sanity
Infernal

3.31
369 votes
187
Immortal
Blizzard beasts

3.3
476 votes
188
Belphegor
Blutsabbath

3.29
68 votes
189
Voivod
Phobos

3.29
202 votes
190
Rotten Sound
Under Pressure

3.28
16 votes
191
Zao
The Splinter Shards the Birth of Separation

3.27
89 votes
192
Clawfinger
Clawfinger

3.25
40 votes
193
Aakon Keetreh
Journey Into The Depths Of Night

3.22
16 votes
194
Dream Theater
Falling into Infinity

3.22
1111 votes
195
Vanden Plas
The God Thing

3.21
34 votes
196
The Wildhearts
Endless Nameless

3.2
20 votes
197
Megadeth
Cryptic Writings

3.18
2310 votes
198
Edguy
Kingdom of Madness

3.18
55 votes
199
Sodom
'Til Death Do Us Unite

3.17
357 votes
200
Flotsam and Jetsam
High

3.13
46 votes



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