Best Metal Albums of 1997


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

4.5
2613 votes
02
Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine: Biomech

4.39
799 votes
03
Strapping Young Lad
City

4.39
1952 votes
04
Emperor
Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk

4.33
1680 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
Flapjack
Juicy Planet Earth

4.21
14 votes
10
Defleshed
Under the blade

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
Haggard
And Thou Shalt Trust The Seer

4.19
37 votes
15
Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia

4.19
45 votes
16
Electric Wizard
Come My Fanatics...

4.19
441 votes
17
His Hero Is Gone
Monuments to Thieves

4.17
113 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
Impaled Northern Moonforest
Impaled Northern Moonforest

4.1
62 votes
27
Assuck
Misery Index

4.1
153 votes
28
Jag Panzer
The Fourth Judgement

4.1
30 votes
29
In Flames
Whoracle

4.09
3234 votes
30
Hypocrisy
The Final Chapter

4.09
378 votes
31
Solefald
The Linear Scaffold

4.09
158 votes
32
Bruce Dickinson
Accident of Birth

4.09
372 votes
33
Nagelfar
Hunengrab im herbst

4.09
35 votes
34
Stratovarius
Visions

4.08
430 votes
35
Necrophobic
Darkside

4.08
116 votes
36
Gamma Ray
Valley of the Kings

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

4.06
1551 votes
38
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.06
4986 votes
39
Kiss It Goodbye
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

4.05
64 votes
40
God Dethroned
The Grand Grimoire

4.05
40 votes
41
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.05
52 votes
42
Tiamat
A Deeper Kind of Slumber

4.04
252 votes
43
Tad Morose
A Mended Rhyme

4.03
21 votes
44
Living Sacrifice
Reborn

4.03
216 votes
45
Lake of Tears
A Crimson Cosmos

4.03
38 votes
46
Corrupted
Paso Inferior

4.01
201 votes
47
October Tide
Rain Without End

4.01
201 votes
48
Orange Goblin
Frequencies from Planet Ten

4.01
56 votes
49
Dimmu Borgir
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

4.01
634 votes
50
Windir
Soknardalr

4
131 votes
51
Nokturnal Mortum
Goat Horns

4
120 votes
52
Memento Mori
Songs For The Apocalypse, Vol. 4

4
18 votes
53
Ragnarok
Arising Realm

4
16 votes
54
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

4
13 votes
55
Lord Belial
Enter The Moonlight Gate

3.98
28 votes
56
Forest
Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

3.98
48 votes
57
Hades Almighty
The Dawn Of The Dying Sun

3.97
15 votes
58
Overcast
Fight Ambition To Kill

3.96
14 votes
59
Lungfish
Artificial Horizon

3.96
13 votes
60
Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale

3.96
588 votes
61
Breach
It's Me God

3.96
24 votes
62
Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser

3.95
28 votes
63
Deceased
Fearless Undead Machines

3.94
54 votes
64
Rage
End of All Days

3.94
48 votes
65
Obtained Enslavement
Witchcraft

3.94
16 votes
66
Human Waste Project
E-lux

3.94
16 votes
67
Ulver
Nattens Madrigal

3.94
558 votes
68
Shai Hulud
Hearts Once Nourished With Hope...

3.92
213 votes
69
Broken Hope
Loathing

3.92
13 votes
70
Stars of the Lid
The Ballasted Orchestra

3.91
58 votes
71
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

3.9
21 votes
72
Disembodied
Diablerie

3.9
29 votes
73
Will Haven
El Diablo

3.9
48 votes
74
Moonblood
Blut und Krieg

3.89
14 votes
75
Snapcase
Progression Through Unlearning

3.88
84 votes
76
Pain of Salvation
Entropia

3.88
190 votes
77
Summoning
Nightshade Forests

3.87
53 votes
78
Grip Inc.
Nemesis

3.86
22 votes
79
Sentenced
Down

3.86
132 votes
80
Hecate Enthroned
The Slaughter of Innocence, A Requiem for the Migh

3.86
50 votes
81
Gorgoroth
Under the Sign of Hell

3.86
174 votes
82
Rotting Christ
A Dead Poem

3.85
96 votes
83
Vital Remains
Forever Underground

3.85
64 votes
84
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects
Sol Niger Within

3.84
122 votes
85
Martyr
Hopeless Hopes

3.84
100 votes
86
Amorphis
My Kantele

3.83
54 votes
87
Aeternus
Beyond the Wandering Moon

3.83
36 votes
88
Noctes
Pandemonic Requiem

3.83
15 votes
89
Diabolical Masquerade
The Phantom Lodge

3.82
31 votes
90
Coalesce
Give Them Rope, She Said

3.82
98 votes
91
Mayhem
Wolfs Lair Abyss

3.81
126 votes
92
Shai Hulud
A Profound Hatred Of Man

3.81
78 votes
93
Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey

3.81
52 votes
94
Saxon
Unleash the Beast

3.81
88 votes
95
Mezarkabul
Anatolia

3.8
15 votes
96
Children of Bodom
Something Wild

3.79
2952 votes
97
Borknagar
The Olden Domain

3.79
246 votes
98
Threshold
Extinct Instinct

3.77
44 votes
99
Eucharist
Mirrorworlds

3.77
49 votes
100
The Crown
Eternal Death

3.76
63 votes
101
Hatebreed
Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire

3.75
229 votes
102
Keep of Kalessin
Through Times Of War

3.75
48 votes
103
Sacrilege GBG
The Fifth Season

3.75
48 votes
104
Exciter
The Dark Command

3.75
18 votes
105
Sigh
Hail Horror Hail

3.75
65 votes
106
Abramelin
Abramelin

3.74
33 votes
107
Harvey Milk
The Pleaser

3.74
38 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
Enslaved
Eld

3.71
344 votes
115
Intestine Baalism
An Anatomy of the Beast

3.71
92 votes
116
Cemetary
Last Confessions

3.7
15 votes
117
Dark Tranquillity
The Mind's I

3.69
736 votes
118
Catharsis (US)
Samsara

3.69
13 votes
119
Nuclear Rabbit
Vicuna

3.69
13 votes
120
Helmet
Aftertaste

3.69
184 votes
121
HammerFall
Glory to the Brave

3.69
174 votes
122
(hed) p.e.
(hed)pe

3.68
122 votes
123
Axel Rudi Pell
Magic

3.68
33 votes
124
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

3.68
227 votes
125
Iron Savior
Iron Savior

3.67
21 votes
126
Vader
Black to the Blind

3.66
140 votes
127
KMFDM
Symbols

3.66
95 votes
128
Rollins Band
Come In and Burn

3.65
49 votes
129
Deicide
Serpents Of The Light

3.65
200 votes
130
Mekong Delta
Pictures at an Exhibition

3.64
28 votes
131
Old Man's Child
The Pagan Prosperity

3.64
72 votes
132
Autumn Leaves
Embraced by the Absolute

3.63
34 votes
133
Faith No More
Album of the Year

3.63
660 votes
134
Arckanum
Kostogher

3.63
20 votes
135
Dismember
Death Metal

3.62
107 votes
136
Dismember
Misanthropic

3.62
13 votes
137
Paradise Lost
One Second

3.61
152 votes
138
Theatre Of Tragedy
A Rose for the Dead

3.61
19 votes
139
Sigh
Ghastly Funeral Theatre

3.61
19 votes
140
Rhapsody of Fire
Legendary Tales

3.58
232 votes
141
Manegarm
Nordstjärnans Tidsålder

3.56
32 votes
142
Skepticism
Ethere

3.56
16 votes
143
Nightfall
Lesbian Show

3.56
18 votes
144
Gates Of Ishtar
The Dawn of Flames

3.55
19 votes
145
DIR EN GREY
MISSA

3.53
99 votes
146
Theory In Practice
Third Eye Function

3.53
40 votes
147
Melvins
Honky

3.52
85 votes
148
Body Count
Violent Demise: The Last Days

3.5
72 votes
149
Yngwie Malmsteen
Facing the Animal

3.5
70 votes
150
Incantation
The Forsaken Mourning of Angelic Anguish

3.5
34 votes
151
Skyclad
The Answer Machine?

3.5
22 votes
152
On Thorns I Lay
Orama

3.5
15 votes
153
Die Krupps
Paradise Now

3.5
13 votes
154
Catherine Wheel
Adam and Eve

3.5
13 votes
155
Machine Head
The More Things Change...

3.49
1428 votes
156
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Dillinger Escape Plan

3.48
261 votes
157
Integrity
Seasons in the Size of Days

3.47
39 votes
158
Brutal Truth
Sounds of the Animal Kingdom

3.47
87 votes
159
Hexenhaus
Dejavoodoo

3.46
24 votes
160
Graveworm
When Daylights Gone

3.45
29 votes
161
Meshuggah
The True Human Design

3.44
162 votes
162
Sacramentum
The Coming of Chaos

3.44
70 votes
163
Skunk Anansie
Stoosh

3.44
43 votes
164
Malevolent Creation
In Cold Blood

3.44
50 votes
165
Gardenian
Two Feet Stand

3.43
18 votes
166
Grand Belial's Key
Mocking the Philanthropist

3.43
22 votes
167
Behemoth
Bewitching The Pomerania

3.43
14 votes
168
Six Feet Under
Warpath

3.39
96 votes
169
Morgion
Among Majestic Ruin

3.39
18 votes
170
Entombed
DCLXVI: To Ride Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth

3.38
92 votes
171
Nokturnal Mortum
Return Of The Vampire Lord

3.38
16 votes
172
Sevendust
Sevendust

3.37
482 votes
173
Nightwish
Angels Fall First

3.36
348 votes
174
Absu
The Third Storm of Cythraul

3.35
62 votes
175
Edge of Sanity
Infernal

3.35
333 votes
176
Dog Fashion Disco
Erotic Massage

3.34
16 votes
177
Old Man's Child
Born of the Flickering

3.33
40 votes
178
Overkill
From the Underground and Below

3.31
198 votes
179
Vanden Plas
The God Thing

3.31
32 votes
180
Immortal
Blizzard beasts

3.27
444 votes
181
Voivod
Phobos

3.27
188 votes
182
Aakon Keetreh
Journey Into The Depths Of Night

3.27
15 votes
183
Zao
The Splinter Shards the Birth of Separation

3.24
84 votes
184
Belphegor
Blutsabbath

3.24
66 votes
185
Dream Theater
Falling into Infinity

3.22
1068 votes
186
Gojira
Possessed

3.2
66 votes
187
Clawfinger
Clawfinger

3.2
40 votes
188
Edguy
Kingdom of Madness

3.2
53 votes
189
Megadeth
Cryptic Writings

3.18
2188 votes
190
Rotten Sound
Under Pressure

3.18
14 votes
191
Anvil
Absolutely No Alternative

3.17
54 votes
192
The Wildhearts
Endless Nameless

3.16
19 votes
193
Sodom
'Til Death Do Us Unite

3.15
327 votes
194
Venom
Cast in Stone

3.1
129 votes
195
Neuraxis
Imagery

3.09
76 votes
196
Sadus
Elements of Anger

3.07
82 votes
197
Flotsam and Jetsam
High

3.07
44 votes
198
Gzr
Black Science

3.03
30 votes
199
Limp Bizkit
Three Dollar Bill Y'all$

3.01
1724 votes



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