Best Metal Albums of 1997


01
Mortuary Drape
Secret Sudaria

4.57
30 votes
02
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F♯ A♯ ∞

4.51
3224 votes
03
Profanum
Profanum Aeternum Eminence Of Satanic Imperial Art

4.5
15 votes
04
Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine: Biomech

4.4
1036 votes
05
The 3rd and the Mortal
In This Room

4.4
20 votes
06
Strapping Young Lad
City

4.39
2506 votes
07
Discipline.
Unfolded Like Staircase

4.35
20 votes
08
Emperor
Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk

4.33
2228 votes
09
Centinex
Reflections

4.32
22 votes
10
Gamma Ray
Somewhere Out in Space

4.26
560 votes
11
Symphony X
The Divine Wings of Tragedy

4.24
1302 votes
12
In The Woods...
Omnio

4.22
312 votes
13
Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia

4.22
70 votes
14
Mithotyn
In The Sign Of The Ravens

4.22
104 votes
15
Esoteric
The Pernicious Enigma

4.22
172 votes
16
Sadistic Intent
Ancient Black Earth EP

4.21
14 votes
17
Royal Hunt
Paradox

4.21
17 votes
18
Electric Wizard
Come My Fanatics...

4.2
584 votes
19
His Hero Is Gone
Monuments to Thieves

4.2
170 votes
20
Summoning
Dol Guldur

4.19
214 votes
21
Fates Warning
A Pleasant Shade of Gray

4.19
410 votes
22
Graveland
Following The Voice Of Blood

4.17
26 votes
23
Destroyer 666
Unchain The Wolves

4.15
426 votes
24
Slo Burn
Amusing The Amazing

4.15
61 votes
25
Pig Destroyer
Demo

4.15
17 votes
26
Ground Zero
Consume Red

4.13
30 votes
27
Lacrimas Profundere
La Naissance D'Un Rêve

4.13
16 votes
28
Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields

4.12
162 votes
29
Assuck
Misery Index

4.12
208 votes
30
Alchemist
Spiritech

4.12
26 votes
31
Channel Zero
Black Fuel

4.12
26 votes
32
Tad Morose
A Mended Rhyme

4.11
33 votes
33
Hypocrisy
The Final Chapter

4.11
474 votes
34
In Flames
Whoracle

4.11
3782 votes
35
Nagelfar
Hunengrab im herbst

4.1
48 votes
36
Jag Panzer
The Fourth Judgement

4.1
40 votes
37
Defleshed
Under the Blade

4.1
20 votes
38
Haggard
And Thou Shalt Trust The Seer

4.09
100 votes
39
Breach
It's Me God

4.08
108 votes
40
Dornenreich
Nicht um zu sterben

4.08
18 votes
41
Kiss It Goodbye
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

4.08
98 votes
42
Jimmie's Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.08
31 votes
43
Solefald
The Linear Scaffold

4.08
198 votes
44
Bruce Dickinson
Accident of Birth

4.07
490 votes
45
Idiot Flesh
Fancy

4.07
21 votes
46
Stratovarius
Visions

4.07
888 votes
47
Impaled Northern Moonforest
Impaled Northern Moonforest

4.07
73 votes
48
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

4.07
1784 votes
49
Lacrimosa
Stille

4.07
23 votes
50
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.06
71 votes
51
Flapjack
Juicy Planet Earth

4.06
16 votes
52
Orange Goblin
Frequencies from Planet Ten

4.06
73 votes
53
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.06
6212 votes
54
Necrophobic
Darkside

4.06
196 votes
55
Living Sacrifice
Reborn

4.04
258 votes
56
Rage
End of All Days

4.04
74 votes
57
Necromantia
Ancient Pride

4.04
13 votes
58
Spastic Ink
Ink Complete

4.03
125 votes
59
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

4.02
21 votes
60
Corrupted
Paso Inferior

4.02
282 votes
61
Lord Belial
Enter The Moonlight Gate

4.02
43 votes
62
October Tide
Rain Without End

4.02
174 votes
63
Ragnarok
Arising Realm

4.02
22 votes
64
Tiamat
A Deeper Kind of Slumber

4.02
330 votes
65
Windir
Soknardalr

4.01
186 votes
66
Sadistik Exekution
K.A.O.S.

4
22 votes
67
Nasum
World In Turmoil (EP)

4
18 votes
68
12 Rods
Gay?

4
13 votes
69
Dimmu Borgir
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

4
752 votes
70
Ulver
Nattens Madrigal

3.99
785 votes
71
Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey

3.99
76 votes
72
Obtained Enslavement
Witchcraft

3.98
23 votes
73
Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser

3.98
44 votes
74
Overcast
Fight Ambition To Kill

3.97
16 votes
75
Misery Loves Co.
Not Like Them

3.96
14 votes
76
God Dethroned
The Grand Grimoire

3.96
108 votes
77
Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale

3.95
722 votes
78
Nokturnal Mortum
Goat Horns

3.95
143 votes
79
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects
Sol Niger Within

3.95
87 votes
80
Forest
Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

3.95
57 votes
81
Deceased
Fearless Undead Machines

3.94
64 votes
82
Human Waste Project
E-lux

3.94
16 votes
83
Rotting Christ
A Dead Poem

3.93
149 votes
84
Lake of Tears
A Crimson Cosmos

3.93
30 votes
85
Shai Hulud
Hearts Once Nourished With Hope...

3.93
256 votes
86
Gamma Ray
Valley of the Kings

3.93
14 votes
87
Summoning
Nightshade Forests

3.92
70 votes
88
Hades Almighty
The Dawn Of The Dying Sun

3.91
23 votes
89
Riot
Inishmore

3.91
34 votes
90
Tristania
Tristania

3.9
15 votes
91
Pain of Salvation
Entropia

3.89
238 votes
92
Gorgoroth
Under the Sign of Hell

3.89
260 votes
93
Moonblood
Blut & Krieg

3.89
23 votes
94
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

3.88
29 votes
95
Borknagar
The Olden Domain

3.88
344 votes
96
Intestine Baalism
An Anatomy of the Beast

3.88
162 votes
97
Aeternus
Beyond the Wandering Moon

3.88
56 votes
98
Abigail
Intercourse and Lust

3.88
24 votes
99
Martyr
Hopeless Hopes

3.87
132 votes
100
Hecate Enthroned
The Slaughter of Innocence, A Requiem for the Migh

3.87
30 votes
101
Disembodied
Diablerie

3.86
43 votes
102
Snapcase
Progression Through Unlearning

3.86
108 votes
103
Mayhem
Wolf's Lair Abyss

3.86
340 votes
104
Grip Inc.
Nemesis

3.85
40 votes
105
Noctes
Pandemonic Requiem

3.85
20 votes
106
Catharsis (US)
Samsara

3.85
20 votes
107
Stars of the Lid
The Ballasted Orchestra

3.84
97 votes
108
Sacrilege GBG
The Fifth Season

3.84
75 votes
109
Sentenced
Down

3.84
267 votes
110
Shai Hulud
A Profound Hatred Of Man

3.84
108 votes
111
Sigh
Hail Horror Hail

3.83
100 votes
112
Decapitated
Cemeteral Gardens

3.82
14 votes
113
Cemetary
Last Confessions

3.82
33 votes
114
Threshold
Extinct Instinct

3.82
60 votes
115
Saxon
Unleash the Beast

3.82
136 votes
116
Eucharist
Mirrorworlds

3.81
112 votes
117
Broken Hope
Loathing

3.81
16 votes
118
Keep of Kalessin
Through Times Of War

3.81
58 votes
119
Coalesce
Give Them Rope, She Said

3.81
134 votes
120
Vital Remains
Forever Underground

3.81
85 votes
121
Katatonia
Sounds of Decay

3.8
138 votes
122
Flying Saucer Attack
New Lands

3.8
15 votes
123
Mezarkabul
Anatolia

3.8
15 votes
124
Will Haven
El Diablo

3.8
74 votes
125
Children of Bodom
Something Wild

3.8
3327 votes
126
Septicflesh
The Ophidian Wheel

3.79
83 votes
127
KAT
Szydercze zwierciadło

3.79
14 votes
128
Nuclear Rabbit
Vicuna

3.79
14 votes
129
Fleshcrawl
Bloodred Massacre

3.78
18 votes
130
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

3.78
326 votes
131
Diabolical Masquerade
The Phantom Lodge

3.76
37 votes
132
Abramelin
Abramelin

3.76
39 votes
133
Hatebreed
Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire

3.75
279 votes
134
Grand Belial's Key
Mocking the Philanthropist

3.74
114 votes
135
Sadist
Crust

3.74
34 votes
136
Snot
Get Some

3.73
171 votes
137
Enslaved
Eld

3.72
482 votes
138
KMFDM
Symbols

3.72
125 votes
139
The Crown
Eternal Death

3.71
84 votes
140
Iron Savior
Iron Savior

3.71
56 votes
141
Skepticism
Ethere

3.71
28 votes
142
Dark Tranquillity
The Mind's I

3.71
940 votes
143
Within Temptation
Enter

3.71
168 votes
144
Autumn Leaves
Embraced by the Absolute

3.7
88 votes
145
Vader
Black to the Blind

3.7
216 votes
146
HammerFall
Glory to the Brave

3.7
438 votes
147
Helmet
Aftertaste

3.7
224 votes
148
Saviour Machine
Legend Part I

3.69
13 votes
149
Arckanum
Kostogher

3.68
25 votes
150
Amorphis
My Kantele

3.67
81 votes
151
Phlebotomized
Skycontact

3.67
27 votes
152
Old Man's Child
The Pagan Prosperity

3.66
182 votes
153
Sigh
Ghastly Funeral Theatre

3.66
31 votes
154
Hexenhaus
Dejavoodoo

3.66
32 votes
155
Thought Industry
Black Umbrella

3.65
15 votes
156
Rhapsody of Fire
Legendary Tales

3.65
302 votes
157
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

3.65
261 votes
158
Memento Mori
Songs For The Apocalypse, Vol. 4

3.65
30 votes
159
Theatre Of Tragedy
A Rose for the Dead

3.65
24 votes
160
The Kovenant
In Times Before The Light

3.65
24 votes
161
Deicide
Serpents of the Light

3.64
250 votes
162
Harvey Milk
The Pleaser

3.64
44 votes
163
Dismember
Misanthropic

3.63
32 votes
164
Faith No More
Album of the Year

3.62
872 votes
165
Gates Of Ishtar
The Dawn of Flames

3.62
66 votes
166
Dismember
Death Metal

3.62
306 votes
167
Skyclad
The Answer Machine?

3.62
34 votes
168
(hed) p.e.
(hed) p.e.

3.62
137 votes
169
Rollins Band
Come In and Burn

3.62
56 votes
170
Paradise Lost
One Second

3.6
230 votes
171
Jungle Rot
Slaughter the Weak

3.6
52 votes
172
Theory In Practice
Third Eye Function

3.59
44 votes
173
Incantation
The Forsaken Mourning of Angelic Anguish

3.59
46 votes
174
Axel Rudi Pell
Magic

3.57
28 votes
175
Flaw
American Arrogance

3.56
16 votes
176
Behemoth
Bewitching the Pomerania

3.55
22 votes
177
Die Krupps
Paradise Now

3.54
13 votes
178
Merzbow
Hybrid Noisebloom

3.53
15 votes
179
Integrity
Seasons in the Size of Days

3.53
50 votes
180
Mekong Delta
Pictures at an Exhibition

3.52
46 votes
181
Nocturnal Rites
Tales of Mystery and Imagination

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

3.51
1713 votes
183
Dir En Grey
MISSA

3.5
117 votes
184
Manegarm
Nordstjärnans Tidsålder

3.5
48 votes
185
Vanden Plas
The God Thing

3.5
46 votes
186
Exciter
The Dark Command

3.5
18 votes
187
Brutality
In Mourning

3.5
16 votes
188
Brutal Truth
Sounds of the Animal Kingdom

3.49
112 votes
189
Enthroned
Towards the Skullthrone of Satan

3.49
16 votes
190
Bardo Pond
Lapsed

3.47
18 votes
191
Sacramentum
The Coming of Chaos

3.47
120 votes
192
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Dillinger Escape Plan

3.46
296 votes
193
Darkseed
Spellcraft

3.45
20 votes
194
Melvins
Honky

3.45
113 votes
195
On Thorns I Lay
Orama

3.44
16 votes
196
Body Count
Violent Demise: The Last Days

3.43
45 votes
197
Yngwie Malmsteen
Facing the Animal

3.43
86 votes
198
Absu
The Third Storm of Cythraul

3.42
100 votes
199
Nightfall
Lesbian Show

3.41
22 votes
200
Meshuggah
The True Human Design

3.4
192 votes



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