Best Metal Albums of 1997


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

4.5
2615 votes
02
Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine: Biomech

4.39
798 votes
03
Strapping Young Lad
City

4.39
1950 votes
04
Emperor
Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk

4.33
1684 votes
05
Esoteric
The Pernicious Enigma

4.33
120 votes
06
Gamma Ray
Somewhere Out in Space

4.29
458 votes
07
Lacrimosa
Stille

4.27
15 votes
08
Symphony X
The Divine Wings of Tragedy

4.24
1100 votes
09
Defleshed
Under the blade

4.21
14 votes
10
Flapjack
Juicy Planet Earth

4.21
14 votes
11
Destroyer 666
Unchain The Wolves

4.21
231 votes
12
Mithotyn
In The Sign Of The Ravens

4.2
37 votes
13
In The Woods...
Omnio

4.2
244 votes
14
Electric Wizard
Come My Fanatics...

4.19
443 votes
15
Haggard
And Thou Shalt Trust The Seer

4.19
37 votes
16
Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia

4.19
45 votes
17
His Hero Is Gone
Monuments to Thieves

4.18
114 votes
18
Channel Zero
Black Fuel

4.17
24 votes
19
Fates Warning
A Pleasant Shade of Gray

4.16
288 votes
20
Graveland
Following The Voice Of Blood

4.15
13 votes
21
Alchemist
Spiritech

4.14
21 votes
22
Summoning
Dol Guldur

4.13
152 votes
23
Ground Zero
Consume Red

4.13
16 votes
24
Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields

4.12
242 votes
25
Jimmies Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.11
27 votes
26
Mogwai
Young Team

4.11
907 votes
27
Impaled Northern Moonforest
Impaled Northern Moonforest

4.1
62 votes
28
Assuck
Misery Index

4.1
152 votes
29
Jag Panzer
The Fourth Judgement

4.1
30 votes
30
In Flames
Whoracle

4.1
3236 votes
31
Hypocrisy
The Final Chapter

4.09
378 votes
32
Solefald
The Linear Scaffold

4.09
162 votes
33
Nagelfar
Hunengrab im herbst

4.09
35 votes
34
Bruce Dickinson
Accident of Birth

4.09
374 votes
35
Stratovarius
Visions

4.08
645 votes
36
Necrophobic
Darkside

4.08
116 votes
37
Gamma Ray
Valley of the Kings

4.07
14 votes
38
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

4.06
1551 votes
39
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.06
4986 votes
40
Kiss It Goodbye
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

4.05
64 votes
41
God Dethroned
The Grand Grimoire

4.05
40 votes
42
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.04
53 votes
43
Tiamat
A Deeper Kind of Slumber

4.04
252 votes
44
Tad Morose
A Mended Rhyme

4.03
21 votes
45
Living Sacrifice
Reborn

4.03
216 votes
46
Lake of Tears
A Crimson Cosmos

4.03
38 votes
47
Corrupted
Paso Inferior

4.02
198 votes
48
October Tide
Rain Without End

4.01
201 votes
49
Dimmu Borgir
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

4.01
636 votes
50
Orange Goblin
Frequencies from Planet Ten

4.01
56 votes
51
Windir
Soknardalr

4
131 votes
52
Nokturnal Mortum
Goat Horns

4
120 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
13 votes
56
Lord Belial
Enter The Moonlight Gate

3.98
28 votes
57
Forest
Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

3.98
48 votes
58
Hades Almighty
The Dawn Of The Dying Sun

3.97
15 votes
59
Overcast
Fight Ambition To Kill

3.96
14 votes
60
Lungfish
Artificial Horizon

3.96
13 votes
61
Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale

3.96
588 votes
62
Breach
It's Me God

3.96
24 votes
63
Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser

3.95
28 votes
64
Deceased
Fearless Undead Machines

3.94
54 votes
65
Rage
End of All Days

3.94
48 votes
66
Obtained Enslavement
Witchcraft

3.94
16 votes
67
Human Waste Project
E-lux

3.94
16 votes
68
Ulver
Nattens Madrigal

3.94
559 votes
69
Shai Hulud
Hearts Once Nourished With Hope...

3.93
214 votes
70
Broken Hope
Loathing

3.92
13 votes
71
Stars of the Lid
The Ballasted Orchestra

3.91
59 votes
72
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

3.9
21 votes
73
Disembodied
Diablerie

3.9
29 votes
74
Will Haven
El Diablo

3.9
48 votes
75
Moonblood
Blut und Krieg

3.89
14 votes
76
Snapcase
Progression Through Unlearning

3.88
84 votes
77
Pain of Salvation
Entropia

3.88
190 votes
78
Summoning
Nightshade Forests

3.87
53 votes
79
Grip Inc.
Nemesis

3.86
22 votes
80
Sentenced
Down

3.86
132 votes
81
Hecate Enthroned
The Slaughter of Innocence, A Requiem for the Migh

3.86
50 votes
82
Gorgoroth
Under the Sign of Hell

3.86
174 votes
83
Rotting Christ
A Dead Poem

3.85
96 votes
84
Vital Remains
Forever Underground

3.85
64 votes
85
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects
Sol Niger Within

3.84
122 votes
86
Martyr
Hopeless Hopes

3.84
100 votes
87
Aeternus
Beyond the Wandering Moon

3.83
36 votes
88
Amorphis
My Kantele

3.83
36 votes
89
Noctes
Pandemonic Requiem

3.83
15 votes
90
Diabolical Masquerade
The Phantom Lodge

3.82
31 votes
91
Coalesce
Give Them Rope, She Said

3.82
98 votes
92
Mayhem
Wolfs Lair Abyss

3.81
125 votes
93
Shai Hulud
A Profound Hatred Of Man

3.81
78 votes
94
Saxon
Unleash the Beast

3.81
88 votes
95
Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey

3.8
50 votes
96
Mezarkabul
Anatolia

3.8
15 votes
97
Children of Bodom
Something Wild

3.79
2952 votes
98
Borknagar
The Olden Domain

3.79
246 votes
99
Threshold
Extinct Instinct

3.77
44 votes
100
Eucharist
Mirrorworlds

3.77
49 votes
101
The Crown
Eternal Death

3.76
63 votes
102
Hatebreed
Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire

3.75
229 votes
103
Sacrilege GBG
The Fifth Season

3.75
48 votes
104
Keep of Kalessin
Through Times Of War

3.75
48 votes
105
Exciter
The Dark Command

3.75
18 votes
106
Sigh
Hail Horror Hail

3.75
65 votes
107
Abramelin
Abramelin

3.74
33 votes
108
Septicflesh
The Ophidian Wheel

3.74
55 votes
109
Jungle Rot
Slaughter The Weak

3.73
26 votes
110
Within Temptation
Enter

3.73
145 votes
111
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

3.73
278 votes
112
Snot
Get Some

3.73
140 votes
113
Katatonia
Sounds Of Decay

3.72
98 votes
114
Harvey Milk
The Pleaser

3.72
36 votes
115
Enslaved
Eld

3.71
346 votes
116
Intestine Baalism
An Anatomy of the Beast

3.71
92 votes
117
Cemetary
Last Confessions

3.7
15 votes
118
Dark Tranquillity
The Mind's I

3.69
736 votes
119
Catharsis (US)
Samsara

3.69
13 votes
120
Nuclear Rabbit
Vicuna

3.69
13 votes
121
Helmet
Aftertaste

3.69
184 votes
122
HammerFall
Glory to the Brave

3.69
174 votes
123
(hed) p.e.
(hed)pe

3.68
122 votes
124
Axel Rudi Pell
Magic

3.68
33 votes
125
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

3.68
227 votes
126
Iron Savior
Iron Savior

3.67
21 votes
127
Vader
Black to the Blind

3.66
140 votes
128
KMFDM
Symbols

3.66
95 votes
129
Rollins Band
Come In and Burn

3.65
49 votes
130
Deicide
Serpents Of The Light

3.65
201 votes
131
Mekong Delta
Pictures at an Exhibition

3.64
28 votes
132
Old Man's Child
The Pagan Prosperity

3.64
72 votes
133
Autumn Leaves
Embraced by the Absolute

3.63
34 votes
134
Arckanum
Kostogher

3.63
20 votes
135
Faith No More
Album of the Year

3.62
661 votes
136
Dismember
Death Metal

3.62
107 votes
137
Dismember
Misanthropic

3.62
13 votes
138
Paradise Lost
One Second

3.61
152 votes
139
Sigh
Ghastly Funeral Theatre

3.61
19 votes
140
Theatre Of Tragedy
A Rose for the Dead

3.61
19 votes
141
U.D.O.
Solid

3.6
20 votes
142
Rhapsody of Fire
Legendary Tales

3.58
232 votes
143
Manegarm
Nordstjärnans Tidsålder

3.56
32 votes
144
Skepticism
Ethere

3.56
16 votes
145
Nightfall
Lesbian Show

3.56
18 votes
146
Gates Of Ishtar
The Dawn of Flames

3.55
19 votes
147
DIR EN GREY
MISSA

3.53
99 votes
148
Theory In Practice
Third Eye Function

3.53
40 votes
149
Mogwai
4 Satin

3.52
23 votes
150
Melvins
Honky

3.52
84 votes
151
Body Count
Violent Demise: The Last Days

3.5
72 votes
152
Yngwie Malmsteen
Facing the Animal

3.5
70 votes
153
Incantation
The Forsaken Mourning of Angelic Anguish

3.5
34 votes
154
Skyclad
The Answer Machine?

3.5
22 votes
155
On Thorns I Lay
Orama

3.5
18 votes
156
Catherine Wheel
Adam and Eve

3.5
13 votes
157
Die Krupps
Paradise Now

3.5
13 votes
158
Machine Head
The More Things Change...

3.49
1431 votes
159
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Dillinger Escape Plan

3.48
260 votes
160
Integrity
Seasons in the Size of Days

3.47
39 votes
161
Brutal Truth
Sounds of the Animal Kingdom

3.47
86 votes
162
Hexenhaus
Dejavoodoo

3.46
24 votes
163
Graveworm
When Daylights Gone

3.45
29 votes
164
Meshuggah
The True Human Design

3.44
162 votes
165
Skunk Anansie
Stoosh

3.44
43 votes
166
Malevolent Creation
In Cold Blood

3.44
50 votes
167
Gardenian
Two Feet Stand

3.43
18 votes
168
Grand Belial's Key
Mocking the Philanthropist

3.43
22 votes
169
Behemoth
Bewitching The Pomerania

3.43
14 votes
170
Sacramentum
The Coming of Chaos

3.42
72 votes
171
Six Feet Under
Warpath

3.39
96 votes
172
Morgion
Among Majestic Ruin

3.39
18 votes
173
Nokturnal Mortum
Return Of The Vampire Lord

3.38
16 votes
174
Entombed
DCLXVI: To Ride Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth

3.37
91 votes
175
Sevendust
Sevendust

3.37
482 votes
176
Nightwish
Angels Fall First

3.36
348 votes
177
Absu
The Third Storm of Cythraul

3.35
62 votes
178
Edge of Sanity
Infernal

3.35
333 votes
179
Dog Fashion Disco
Erotic Massage

3.34
16 votes
180
Old Man's Child
Born of the Flickering

3.33
40 votes
181
Overkill
From the Underground and Below

3.31
198 votes
182
Vanden Plas
The God Thing

3.31
32 votes
183
Immortal
Blizzard beasts

3.27
444 votes
184
Voivod
Phobos

3.27
188 votes
185
Aakon Keetreh
Journey Into The Depths Of Night

3.27
15 votes
186
Zao
The Splinter Shards the Birth of Separation

3.24
84 votes
187
Belphegor
Blutsabbath

3.24
66 votes
188
Dream Theater
Falling into Infinity

3.21
1068 votes
189
Gojira
Possessed

3.2
66 votes
190
Clawfinger
Clawfinger

3.2
40 votes
191
Edguy
Kingdom of Madness

3.2
53 votes
192
Rotten Sound
Under Pressure

3.19
13 votes
193
Megadeth
Cryptic Writings

3.18
2194 votes
194
Anvil
Absolutely No Alternative

3.17
54 votes
195
The Wildhearts
Endless Nameless

3.16
19 votes
196
Sodom
'Til Death Do Us Unite

3.15
327 votes
197
Venom
Cast in Stone

3.1
129 votes
198
Neuraxis
Imagery

3.09
76 votes
199
Sadus
Elements of Anger

3.07
82 votes
200
Flotsam and Jetsam
High

3.07
44 votes



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