Best Metal Albums of 1997


01
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F♯ A♯ ∞

4.5
3334 votes
02
Profanum
Profanum Aeternum Eminence Of Satanic Imperial Art

4.47
16 votes
03
The 3rd and the Mortal
In This Room

4.4
20 votes
04
Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine: Biomech

4.4
1071 votes
05
Strapping Young Lad
City

4.38
2572 votes
06
Emperor
Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk

4.33
2328 votes
07
Centinex
Reflections

4.32
22 votes
08
Gamma Ray
Somewhere Out in Space

4.25
568 votes
09
Mortuary Drape
Secret Sudaria

4.24
46 votes
10
Symphony X
The Divine Wings of Tragedy

4.24
1992 votes
11
Fates Warning
A Pleasant Shade of Gray

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

4.2
606 votes
13
In The Woods...
Omnio

4.19
328 votes
14
Pig Destroyer
Demo

4.18
19 votes
15
Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia

4.17
77 votes
16
Esoteric
The Pernicious Enigma

4.17
186 votes
17
Royal Hunt
Paradox

4.17
18 votes
18
Mithotyn
In The Sign Of The Ravens

4.16
116 votes
19
His Hero Is Gone
Monuments to Thieves

4.16
179 votes
20
Graveland
Following The Voice Of Blood

4.15
33 votes
21
Destroyer 666
Unchain The Wolves

4.15
438 votes
22
Discipline.
Unfolded Like Staircase

4.15
24 votes
23
Nagelfar
Hunengrab im herbst

4.13
54 votes
24
Alchemist
Spiritech

4.13
28 votes
25
Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields

4.12
173 votes
26
Channel Zero
Black Fuel

4.12
26 votes
27
Assuck
Misery Index

4.11
210 votes
28
Lacrimas Profundere
La Naissance D'Un Rêve

4.11
18 votes
29
In Flames
Whoracle

4.11
3870 votes
30
Tad Morose
A Mended Rhyme

4.11
33 votes
31
Hypocrisy
The Final Chapter

4.11
498 votes
32
Defleshed
Under the Blade

4.1
20 votes
33
Jag Panzer
The Fourth Judgement

4.1
42 votes
34
Kiss It Goodbye
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

4.09
102 votes
35
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

4.08
24 votes
36
Sadistic Intent
Ancient Black Earth EP

4.08
24 votes
37
Stratovarius
Visions

4.08
903 votes
38
Solefald
The Linear Scaffold

4.08
206 votes
39
Lacrimosa
Stille

4.08
26 votes
40
Bruce Dickinson
Accident of Birth

4.08
516 votes
41
Idiot Flesh
Fancy

4.07
21 votes
42
12 Rods
Gay?

4.07
15 votes
43
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.06
6368 votes
44
Flapjack
Juicy Planet Earth

4.06
16 votes
45
Necrophobic
Darkside

4.06
216 votes
46
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

4.06
1807 votes
47
Living Sacrifice
Reborn

4.06
264 votes
48
Dornenreich
Nicht um zu sterben

4.06
18 votes
49
Breach
It's Me God

4.05
116 votes
50
Corrupted
Paso Inferior

4.05
288 votes
51
October Tide
Rain Without End

4.05
190 votes
52
Lord Belial
Enter The Moonlight Gate

4.04
45 votes
53
Rage
End of All Days

4.04
74 votes
54
Necromantia
Ancient Pride

4.04
14 votes
55
Jimmie's Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.03
35 votes
56
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.03
75 votes
57
Tiamat
A Deeper Kind of Slumber

4.03
169 votes
58
Spastic Ink
Ink Complete

4.02
124 votes
59
Ragnarok
Arising Realm

4.02
23 votes
60
Dimmu Borgir
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

4
778 votes
61
God Dethroned
The Grand Grimoire

4
114 votes
62
Sadistik Exekution
K.A.O.S.

4
22 votes
63
Nasum
World In Turmoil (EP)

4
19 votes
64
Human Waste Project
E-lux

4
16 votes
65
Death SS
Do What You Wilt

4
16 votes
66
Ulver
Nattens Madrigal

4
822 votes
67
Haggard
And Thou Shalt Trust The Seer

3.99
104 votes
68
Windir
Soknardalr

3.98
192 votes
69
Obtained Enslavement
Witchcraft

3.98
24 votes
70
Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser

3.98
45 votes
71
Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey

3.98
84 votes
72
Impaled Northern Moonforest
Impaled Northern Moonforest

3.97
75 votes
73
Overcast
Fight Ambition To Kill

3.97
15 votes
74
Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale

3.97
732 votes
75
Nokturnal Mortum
Goat Horns

3.97
150 votes
76
Misery Loves Co.
Not Like Them

3.96
14 votes
77
Summoning
Nightshade Forests

3.96
77 votes
78
Forest
Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

3.96
59 votes
79
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects
Sol Niger Within

3.95
95 votes
80
Deceased
Fearless Undead Machines

3.94
70 votes
81
Hades Almighty
The Dawn Of The Dying Sun

3.94
24 votes
82
Shai Hulud
Hearts Once Nourished With Hope...

3.94
263 votes
83
Lake of Tears
A Crimson Cosmos

3.94
62 votes
84
Rotting Christ
A Dead Poem

3.93
156 votes
85
Catharsis (US)
Samsara

3.93
22 votes
86
Abigail
Intercourse and Lust

3.93
28 votes
87
Gamma Ray
Valley of the Kings

3.93
14 votes
88
Moonblood
Blut & Krieg

3.92
24 votes
89
Grip Inc.
Nemesis

3.91
46 votes
90
Pain of Salvation
Entropia

3.9
245 votes
91
Tristania
Tristania

3.9
15 votes
92
Hecate Enthroned
The Slaughter of Innocence, A Requiem for the Migh

3.9
29 votes
93
Gorgoroth
Under the Sign of Hell

3.89
271 votes
94
Borknagar
The Olden Domain

3.88
360 votes
95
Intestine Baalism
An Anatomy of the Beast

3.88
164 votes
96
Threshold
Extinct Instinct

3.88
64 votes
97
Snapcase
Progression Through Unlearning

3.87
109 votes
98
Martyr
Hopeless Hopes

3.87
134 votes
99
Riot
Inishmore

3.86
36 votes
100
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

3.86
32 votes
101
Disembodied
Diablerie

3.86
45 votes
102
Aeternus
Beyond the Wandering Moon

3.85
60 votes
103
Noctes
Pandemonic Requiem

3.85
20 votes
104
Mayhem
Wolf's Lair Abyss

3.85
358 votes
105
Sacrilege GBG
The Fifth Season

3.85
78 votes
106
Shai Hulud
A Profound Hatred Of Man

3.84
109 votes
107
Stars of the Lid
The Ballasted Orchestra

3.84
101 votes
108
Sentenced
Down

3.83
267 votes
109
Keep of Kalessin
Through Times Of War

3.83
62 votes
110
Broken Hope
Loathing

3.82
17 votes
111
Decapitated
Cemeteral Gardens

3.82
14 votes
112
Eucharist
Mirrorworlds

3.82
116 votes
113
Saxon
Unleash the Beast

3.82
138 votes
114
Cemetary
Last Confessions

3.82
33 votes
115
Sigh
Hail Horror Hail

3.81
105 votes
116
Coalesce
A Safe Place

3.81
16 votes
117
Katatonia
Sounds of Decay

3.81
138 votes
118
Septicflesh
The Ophidian Wheel

3.81
90 votes
119
Fleshcrawl
Bloodred Massacre

3.8
20 votes
120
Mezarkabul
Anatolia

3.8
15 votes
121
Vital Remains
Forever Underground

3.79
82 votes
122
Children of Bodom
Something Wild

3.79
3369 votes
123
Nuclear Rabbit
Vicuna

3.79
14 votes
124
Coalesce
Give Them Rope, She Said

3.78
280 votes
125
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

3.77
338 votes
126
The Crown
Eternal Death

3.77
90 votes
127
Hatebreed
Satisfaction Is The Death Of Desire

3.77
289 votes
128
Will Haven
El Diablo

3.76
76 votes
129
Diabolical Masquerade
The Phantom Lodge

3.76
38 votes
130
Grand Belial's Key
Mocking the Philanthropist

3.76
117 votes
131
Sadist
Crust

3.75
36 votes
132
KAT
Szydercze zwierciadło

3.75
16 votes
133
Abramelin
Abramelin

3.74
40 votes
134
Iron Savior
Iron Savior

3.73
60 votes
135
Snot
Get Some

3.73
174 votes
136
KMFDM
Symbols

3.73
127 votes
137
Dark Tranquillity
The Mind's I

3.72
974 votes
138
Enslaved
Eld

3.72
508 votes
139
Within Temptation
Enter

3.72
172 votes
140
Skepticism
Ethere

3.71
28 votes
141
Flying Saucer Attack
New Lands

3.71
19 votes
142
Vader
Black to the Blind

3.71
228 votes
143
Autumn Leaves
Embraced by the Absolute

3.7
90 votes
144
Helmet
Aftertaste

3.7
226 votes
145
Skyclad
The Answer Machine?

3.69
36 votes
146
Arckanum
Kostogher

3.69
26 votes
147
Saviour Machine
Legend Part I

3.69
13 votes
148
Old Man's Child
The Pagan Prosperity

3.69
188 votes
149
HammerFall
Glory to the Brave

3.69
448 votes
150
Sigh
Ghastly Funeral Theatre

3.66
31 votes
151
Amorphis
My Kantele

3.66
84 votes
152
Rhapsody of Fire
Legendary Tales

3.66
306 votes
153
Thought Industry
Black Umbrella

3.65
15 votes
154
Harvey Milk
The Pleaser

3.65
46 votes
155
Memento Mori
Songs For The Apocalypse, Vol. 4

3.65
30 votes
156
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

3.65
262 votes
157
Hexenhaus
Dejavoodoo

3.65
34 votes
158
Theatre Of Tragedy
A Rose for the Dead

3.65
24 votes
159
Gates Of Ishtar
The Dawn of Flames

3.64
70 votes
160
Deicide
Serpents of the Light

3.64
516 votes
161
(hed) p.e.
(hed) p.e.

3.63
140 votes
162
Jungle Rot
Slaughter the Weak

3.63
56 votes
163
Faith No More
Album of the Year

3.62
895 votes
164
Dismember
Misanthropic

3.62
34 votes
165
Phlebotomized
Skycontact

3.61
27 votes
166
Dismember
Death Metal

3.6
326 votes
167
Incantation
The Forsaken Mourning of Angelic Anguish

3.6
48 votes
168
Paradise Lost
One Second

3.6
506 votes
169
Rollins Band
Come In and Burn

3.59
58 votes
170
Theory In Practice
Third Eye Function

3.59
44 votes
171
Windy and Carl
Antarctica (The Bliss Out, Vol. 2)

3.58
13 votes
172
Axel Rudi Pell
Magic

3.57
28 votes
173
Flaw
American Arrogance

3.56
17 votes
174
Behemoth
Bewitching the Pomerania

3.55
22 votes
175
Die Krupps
Paradise Now

3.53
15 votes
176
Bardo Pond
Lapsed

3.53
20 votes
177
Mekong Delta
Pictures at an Exhibition

3.52
46 votes
178
Nocturnal Rites
Tales of Mystery and Imagination

3.52
14 votes
179
Vanden Plas
The God Thing

3.52
48 votes
180
The Kovenant
In Times Before The Light

3.52
29 votes
181
Enthroned
Towards the Skullthrone of Satan

3.52
19 votes
182
Machine Head
The More Things Change...

3.51
1746 votes
183
Integrity
Seasons in the Size of Days

3.51
53 votes
184
Manegarm
Nordstjärnans Tidsålder

3.5
48 votes
185
Exciter
The Dark Command

3.5
18 votes
186
Merzbow
Hybrid Noisebloom

3.5
15 votes
187
Sacramentum
The Coming of Chaos

3.49
124 votes
188
Brutal Truth
Sounds of the Animal Kingdom

3.47
118 votes
189
Melvins
Honky

3.47
118 votes
190
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Dillinger Escape Plan

3.46
612 votes
191
Dir En Grey
MISSA

3.45
129 votes
192
On Thorns I Lay
Orama

3.44
18 votes
193
Absu
The Third Storm of Cythraul

3.44
104 votes
194
Old Man's Child
Born of the Flickering

3.43
112 votes
195
Yngwie Malmsteen
Facing the Animal

3.42
86 votes
196
Brutality
In Mourning

3.42
18 votes
197
Body Count
Violent Demise: The Last Days

3.41
92 votes
198
Meshuggah
The True Human Design

3.4
194 votes
199
Brainstorm
Hungry

3.4
15 votes
200
Knut
Leftovers

3.4
15 votes



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