Best Metal Albums of 1997


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

4.51
2809 votes
02
Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine: Biomech

4.39
853 votes
03
Strapping Young Lad
City

4.38
2072 votes
04
Emperor
Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk

4.33
1822 votes
05
Esoteric
The Pernicious Enigma

4.3
128 votes
06
Centinex
Reflections

4.29
14 votes
07
Gamma Ray
Somewhere Out in Space

4.27
488 votes
08
Lacrimosa
Stille

4.27
15 votes
09
Graveland
Following The Voice Of Blood

4.25
16 votes
10
Symphony X
The Divine Wings of Tragedy

4.24
1136 votes
11
Mithotyn
In The Sign Of The Ravens

4.23
37 votes
12
Flapjack
Juicy Planet Earth

4.21
14 votes
13
In The Woods...
Omnio

4.21
244 votes
14
Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia

4.2
49 votes
15
His Hero Is Gone
Monuments to Thieves

4.2
125 votes
16
Electric Wizard
Come My Fanatics...

4.2
472 votes
17
Destroyer 666
Unchain The Wolves

4.19
267 votes
18
Ground Zero
Consume Red

4.19
16 votes
19
Channel Zero
Black Fuel

4.17
24 votes
20
Defleshed
Under the Blade

4.17
18 votes
21
Fates Warning
A Pleasant Shade of Gray

4.16
316 votes
22
Haggard
And Thou Shalt Trust The Seer

4.15
39 votes
23
Royal Hunt
Paradox

4.15
13 votes
24
Summoning
Dol Guldur

4.15
151 votes
25
Jag Panzer
The Fourth Judgement

4.13
32 votes
26
Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields

4.12
260 votes
27
Jimmies Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.11
27 votes
28
Alchemist
Spiritech

4.1
24 votes
29
Impaled Northern Moonforest
Impaled Northern Moonforest

4.1
68 votes
30
Assuck
Misery Index

4.1
169 votes
31
In Flames
Whoracle

4.1
3382 votes
32
Hypocrisy
The Final Chapter

4.1
394 votes
33
Kiss It Goodbye
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

4.09
68 votes
34
Solefald
The Linear Scaffold

4.08
166 votes
35
Stratovarius
Visions

4.08
681 votes
36
Nagelfar
Hunengrab im herbst

4.08
38 votes
37
Bruce Dickinson
Accident of Birth

4.07
396 votes
38
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

4.07
14 votes
39
Nasum
World In Turmoil (EP)

4.07
14 votes
40
Sadistik Exekution
K.A.O.S.

4.07
14 votes
41
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

4.07
1616 votes
42
Spastic Ink
Ink Complete

4.06
108 votes
43
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.05
5270 votes
44
Necrophobic
Darkside

4.05
130 votes
45
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.05
56 votes
46
Windir
Soknardalr

4.04
142 votes
47
Corrupted
Paso Inferior

4.03
231 votes
48
Tad Morose
A Mended Rhyme

4.03
21 votes
49
Ragnarok
Arising Realm

4.03
18 votes
50
Orange Goblin
Frequencies from Planet Ten

4.03
60 votes
51
God Dethroned
The Grand Grimoire

4.02
44 votes
52
Living Sacrifice
Reborn

4.01
222 votes
53
Tiamat
A Deeper Kind of Slumber

4
270 votes
54
Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser

4
33 votes
55
Lord Belial
Enter The Moonlight Gate

4
29 votes
56
Dimmu Borgir
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

4
665 votes
57
Nokturnal Mortum
Goat Horns

3.98
125 votes
58
Rage
End of All Days

3.98
50 votes
59
Lake of Tears
A Crimson Cosmos

3.98
40 votes
60
Obtained Enslavement
Witchcraft

3.97
19 votes
61
Hades Almighty
The Dawn Of The Dying Sun

3.97
18 votes
62
October Tide
Rain Without End

3.97
207 votes
63
Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale

3.97
632 votes
64
Breach
It's Me God

3.97
29 votes
65
Overcast
Fight Ambition To Kill

3.96
14 votes
66
Forest
Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

3.96
53 votes
67
Flaw
American Arrogance

3.96
13 votes
68
Summoning
Nightshade Forests

3.96
56 votes
69
Ulver
Nattens Madrigal

3.95
617 votes
70
Lungfish
Artificial Horizon

3.94
17 votes
71
Human Waste Project
E-lux

3.94
16 votes
72
Moonblood
Blut & Krieg

3.93
15 votes
73
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

3.93
22 votes
74
Deceased
Fearless Undead Machines

3.93
58 votes
75
Shai Hulud
Hearts Once Nourished With Hope...

3.93
224 votes
76
Grip Inc.
Nemesis

3.92
26 votes
77
Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey

3.91
58 votes
78
Stars of the Lid
The Ballasted Orchestra

3.91
69 votes
79
Snapcase
Progression Through Unlearning

3.9
88 votes
80
Rotting Christ
A Dead Poem

3.89
112 votes
81
Noctes
Pandemonic Requiem

3.89
18 votes
82
Threshold
Extinct Instinct

3.88
52 votes
83
Catharsis (US)
Samsara

3.88
17 votes
84
Pain of Salvation
Entropia

3.88
200 votes
85
Disembodied
Diablerie

3.88
32 votes
86
Sentenced
Down

3.87
138 votes
87
Broken Hope
Loathing

3.87
15 votes
88
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects
Sol Niger Within

3.87
134 votes
89
Coalesce
Give Them Rope, She Said

3.86
106 votes
90
Gorgoroth
Under the Sign of Hell

3.86
197 votes
91
Martyr
Hopeless Hopes

3.86
108 votes
92
Mayhem
Wolfs Lair Abyss

3.85
138 votes
93
Shai Hulud
A Profound Hatred Of Man

3.85
85 votes
94
Decapitated
Cemeteral Gardens

3.85
13 votes
95
Aeternus
Beyond the Wandering Moon

3.84
44 votes
96
Will Haven
El Diablo

3.84
56 votes
97
Amorphis
My Kantele

3.82
57 votes
98
Sacrilege GBG
The Fifth Season

3.81
48 votes
99
Vital Remains
Forever Underground

3.81
72 votes
100
Keep of Kalessin
Through Times Of War

3.8
50 votes
101
Mezarkabul
Anatolia

3.8
15 votes
102
Hecate Enthroned
The Slaughter of Innocence, A Requiem for the Migh

3.8
54 votes
103
Children of Bodom
Something Wild

3.8
3021 votes
104
Diabolical Masquerade
The Phantom Lodge

3.79
33 votes
105
Borknagar
The Olden Domain

3.78
268 votes
106
Saxon
Unleash the Beast

3.78
100 votes
107
Abigail
Intercourse and Lust

3.78
18 votes
108
Eucharist
Mirrorworlds

3.77
49 votes
109
Septicflesh
The Ophidian Wheel

3.76
62 votes
110
Hatebreed
Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire

3.76
244 votes
111
The Crown
Eternal Death

3.75
66 votes
112
Snot
Get Some

3.74
145 votes
113
Within Temptation
Enter

3.74
151 votes
114
Jungle Rot
Slaughter the Weak

3.74
34 votes
115
Sigh
Hail Horror Hail

3.73
73 votes
116
Katatonia
Sounds Of Decay

3.73
104 votes
117
Nuclear Rabbit
Vicuna

3.73
13 votes
118
Abramelin
Abramelin

3.73
40 votes
119
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

3.72
290 votes
120
Enslaved
Eld

3.72
384 votes
121
Harvey Milk
The Pleaser

3.72
36 votes
122
Intestine Baalism
An Anatomy of the Beast

3.72
92 votes
123
Memento Mori
Songs For The Apocalypse, Vol. 4

3.71
21 votes
124
Sadist
Crust

3.71
14 votes
125
HammerFall
Glory to the Brave

3.71
185 votes
126
Axel Rudi Pell
Magic

3.71
24 votes
127
Helmet
Aftertaste

3.71
191 votes
128
Dark Tranquillity
The Mind's I

3.69
774 votes
129
Vader
Black to the Blind

3.68
154 votes
130
Old Man's Child
The Pagan Prosperity

3.68
77 votes
131
Theatre Of Tragedy
A Rose for the Dead

3.68
20 votes
132
Deicide
Serpents of the Light

3.67
215 votes
133
Iron Savior
Iron Savior

3.67
21 votes
134
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

3.66
236 votes
135
KMFDM
Symbols

3.66
104 votes
136
Arckanum
Kostogher

3.66
22 votes
137
Autumn Leaves
Embraced by the Absolute

3.66
35 votes
138
Grand Belial's Key
Mocking the Philanthropist

3.65
27 votes
139
Mekong Delta
Pictures at an Exhibition

3.65
34 votes
140
(hed) p.e.
(hed)pe

3.65
124 votes
141
Faith No More
Album of the Year

3.63
736 votes
142
Dismember
Death Metal

3.63
117 votes
143
Rollins Band
Come In and Burn

3.62
50 votes
144
The Kovenant
In Times Before The Light

3.62
21 votes
145
Sigh
Ghastly Funeral Theatre

3.62
21 votes
146
Dismember
Misanthropic

3.62
13 votes
147
Paradise Lost
One Second

3.6
181 votes
148
Skyclad
The Answer Machine?

3.6
20 votes
149
Theory In Practice
Third Eye Function

3.6
42 votes
150
Rhapsody of Fire
Legendary Tales

3.59
242 votes
151
U.D.O.
Solid

3.58
24 votes
152
Cemetary
Last Confessions

3.58
18 votes
153
Gates Of Ishtar
The Dawn of Flames

3.58
40 votes
154
Phlebotomized
Skycontact

3.57
14 votes
155
Hexenhaus
Dejavoodoo

3.57
30 votes
156
Exciter
The Dark Command

3.56
24 votes
157
Skepticism
Ethere

3.56
16 votes
158
Nightfall
Lesbian Show

3.56
18 votes
159
Incantation
The Forsaken Mourning of Angelic Anguish

3.55
38 votes
160
Dir En Grey
MISSA

3.54
108 votes
161
Integrity
Seasons in the Size of Days

3.53
44 votes
162
Manegarm
Nordstjärnans Tidsålder

3.53
36 votes
163
Yngwie Malmsteen
Facing the Animal

3.5
70 votes
164
On Thorns I Lay
Orama

3.5
18 votes
165
Raven
Everything Louder

3.5
16 votes
166
Brutality
In Mourning

3.5
14 votes
167
Machine Head
The More Things Change...

3.5
1479 votes
168
Melvins
Honky

3.48
94 votes
169
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Dillinger Escape Plan

3.48
277 votes
170
Brutal Truth
Sounds of the Animal Kingdom

3.47
93 votes
171
Dog Fashion Disco
Erotic Massage

3.47
16 votes
172
Graveworm
When Daylights Gone

3.47
30 votes
173
Behemoth
Bewitching the Pomerania

3.44
16 votes
174
Sacramentum
The Coming of Chaos

3.44
78 votes
175
Meshuggah
The True Human Design

3.43
166 votes
176
Gardenian
Two Feet Stand

3.43
18 votes
177
Body Count
Violent Demise: The Last Days

3.42
39 votes
178
Enthroned
Towards the Skullthrone of Satan

3.41
13 votes
179
Absu
The Third Storm of Cythraul

3.39
72 votes
180
Nightwish
Angels Fall First

3.38
364 votes
181
Six Feet Under
Warpath

3.38
100 votes
182
Old Man's Child
Born of the Flickering

3.38
44 votes
183
Nokturnal Mortum
Return Of The Vampire Lord

3.38
16 votes
184
Entombed
DCLXVI: To Ride Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth

3.37
101 votes
185
Morgion
Among Majestic Ruin

3.35
20 votes
186
Sevendust
Sevendust

3.34
510 votes
187
Malevolent Creation
In Cold Blood

3.34
56 votes
188
Belphegor
Blutsabbath

3.33
70 votes
189
Overkill
From the Underground and Below

3.32
214 votes
190
Voivod
Phobos

3.31
204 votes
191
Edge of Sanity
Infernal

3.31
369 votes
192
Immortal
Blizzard beasts

3.3
474 votes
193
Zao
The Splinter Shards the Birth of Separation

3.29
91 votes
194
The Wildhearts
Endless Nameless

3.29
21 votes
195
Rotten Sound
Under Pressure

3.26
17 votes
196
Clawfinger
Clawfinger

3.25
40 votes
197
Aakon Keetreh
Journey Into The Depths Of Night

3.22
16 votes
198
Dream Theater
Falling into Infinity

3.22
1111 votes
199
Vanden Plas
The God Thing

3.21
34 votes
200
Edguy
Kingdom of Madness

3.19
56 votes



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