Best Metal Albums of 1997


01
Mortuary Drape
Secret Sudaria

4.55
20 votes
02
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F#A# (Infinity)

4.5
2844 votes
03
Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine: Biomech

4.39
859 votes
04
Strapping Young Lad
City

4.38
1052 votes
05
Emperor
Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk

4.33
1862 votes
06
Esoteric
The Pernicious Enigma

4.3
132 votes
07
Gamma Ray
Somewhere Out in Space

4.27
504 votes
08
Lacrimosa
Stille

4.27
15 votes
09
Graveland
Following The Voice Of Blood

4.25
16 votes
10
Defleshed
Under the Blade

4.25
16 votes
11
Symphony X
The Divine Wings of Tragedy

4.25
1168 votes
12
Mithotyn
In The Sign Of The Ravens

4.23
37 votes
13
Flapjack
Juicy Planet Earth

4.21
14 votes
14
Electric Wizard
Come My Fanatics...

4.21
474 votes
15
His Hero Is Gone
Monuments to Thieves

4.21
124 votes
16
Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia

4.2
49 votes
17
Destroyer 666
Unchain The Wolves

4.2
273 votes
18
In The Woods...
Omnio

4.2
246 votes
19
Ground Zero
Consume Red

4.19
16 votes
20
Channel Zero
Black Fuel

4.17
24 votes
21
Haggard
And Thou Shalt Trust The Seer

4.15
39 votes
22
Royal Hunt
Paradox

4.15
13 votes
23
Summoning
Dol Guldur

4.15
157 votes
24
Fates Warning
A Pleasant Shade of Gray

4.14
318 votes
25
Jag Panzer
The Fourth Judgement

4.14
36 votes
26
Alchemist
Spiritech

4.13
23 votes
27
Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields

4.12
260 votes
28
Jimmies Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.11
27 votes
29
Hypocrisy
The Final Chapter

4.1
406 votes
30
Assuck
Misery Index

4.1
172 votes
31
In Flames
Whoracle

4.1
3408 votes
32
Impaled Northern Moonforest
Impaled Northern Moonforest

4.09
68 votes
33
Tad Morose
A Mended Rhyme

4.09
24 votes
34
Kiss It Goodbye
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

4.08
71 votes
35
Solefald
The Linear Scaffold

4.08
166 votes
36
Nagelfar
Hunengrab im herbst

4.08
38 votes
37
Bruce Dickinson
Accident of Birth

4.08
402 votes
38
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

4.08
13 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
1624 votes
42
Stratovarius
Visions

4.07
708 votes
43
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.06
5318 votes
44
Spastic Ink
Ink Complete

4.06
108 votes
45
Necrophobic
Darkside

4.04
134 votes
46
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.04
57 votes
47
Orange Goblin
Frequencies from Planet Ten

4.03
62 votes
48
Lord Belial
Enter The Moonlight Gate

4.03
31 votes
49
Windir
Soknardalr

4.03
146 votes
50
Ragnarok
Arising Realm

4.03
18 votes
51
God Dethroned
The Grand Grimoire

4.02
46 votes
52
Corrupted
Paso Inferior

4.02
237 votes
53
Living Sacrifice
Reborn

4.02
222 votes
54
Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser

4.02
32 votes
55
Tiamat
A Deeper Kind of Slumber

4.01
274 votes
56
Dimmu Borgir
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

4
671 votes
57
Breach
It's Me God

4
58 votes
58
Moonblood
Blut & Krieg

4
16 votes
59
October Tide
Rain Without End

3.99
138 votes
60
Nokturnal Mortum
Goat Horns

3.99
128 votes
61
Hades Almighty
The Dawn Of The Dying Sun

3.97
19 votes
62
Obtained Enslavement
Witchcraft

3.97
19 votes
63
Overcast
Fight Ambition To Kill

3.96
14 votes
64
Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale

3.96
640 votes
65
Forest
Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

3.96
53 votes
66
Rage
End of All Days

3.96
52 votes
67
Misery Loves Co.
Not Like Them

3.96
13 votes
68
Flaw
American Arrogance

3.96
13 votes
69
Ulver
Nattens Madrigal

3.96
623 votes
70
Summoning
Nightshade Forests

3.96
57 votes
71
Lake of Tears
A Crimson Cosmos

3.95
42 votes
72
Deceased
Fearless Undead Machines

3.95
56 votes
73
Lungfish
Artificial Horizon

3.94
17 votes
74
Human Waste Project
E-lux

3.94
16 votes
75
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

3.93
22 votes
76
Shai Hulud
Hearts Once Nourished With Hope...

3.93
231 votes
77
Gamma Ray
Valley of the Kings

3.93
14 votes
78
Grip Inc.
Nemesis

3.92
26 votes
79
Rotting Christ
A Dead Poem

3.91
228 votes
80
Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey

3.91
58 votes
81
Aeternus
Beyond the Wandering Moon

3.91
46 votes
82
Disembodied
Diablerie

3.9
31 votes
83
Stars of the Lid
The Ballasted Orchestra

3.9
70 votes
84
Snapcase
Progression Through Unlearning

3.9
88 votes
85
Noctes
Pandemonic Requiem

3.89
18 votes
86
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects
Sol Niger Within

3.88
130 votes
87
Martyr
Hopeless Hopes

3.88
108 votes
88
Pain of Salvation
Entropia

3.88
200 votes
89
Sacrilege GBG
The Fifth Season

3.87
45 votes
90
Broken Hope
Loathing

3.87
15 votes
91
Sentenced
Down

3.86
140 votes
92
Gorgoroth
Under the Sign of Hell

3.86
199 votes
93
Decapitated
Cemeteral Gardens

3.85
13 votes
94
Mayhem
Wolfs Lair Abyss

3.85
139 votes
95
Coalesce
Give Them Rope, She Said

3.84
109 votes
96
Catharsis (US)
Samsara

3.84
16 votes
97
Shai Hulud
A Profound Hatred Of Man

3.84
89 votes
98
Will Haven
El Diablo

3.84
56 votes
99
Vital Remains
Forever Underground

3.82
72 votes
100
Memento Mori
Songs For The Apocalypse, Vol. 4

3.81
24 votes
101
Abigail
Intercourse and Lust

3.81
16 votes
102
Saxon
Unleash the Beast

3.81
106 votes
103
Keep of Kalessin
Through Times Of War

3.8
50 votes
104
Skepticism
Ethere

3.8
20 votes
105
Mezarkabul
Anatolia

3.8
15 votes
106
Children of Bodom
Something Wild

3.8
3024 votes
107
Diabolical Masquerade
The Phantom Lodge

3.8
32 votes
108
Hecate Enthroned
The Slaughter of Innocence, A Requiem for the Migh

3.8
54 votes
109
Threshold
Extinct Instinct

3.79
48 votes
110
Borknagar
The Olden Domain

3.79
266 votes
111
Amorphis
My Kantele

3.78
60 votes
112
Eucharist
Mirrorworlds

3.77
49 votes
113
Abramelin
Abramelin

3.76
38 votes
114
Septicflesh
The Ophidian Wheel

3.76
63 votes
115
Snot
Get Some

3.75
143 votes
116
The Crown
Eternal Death

3.75
66 votes
117
Hatebreed
Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire

3.74
245 votes
118
Within Temptation
Enter

3.73
156 votes
119
Sigh
Hail Horror Hail

3.73
73 votes
120
Katatonia
Sounds Of Decay

3.73
108 votes
121
Axel Rudi Pell
Magic

3.73
22 votes
122
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

3.72
292 votes
123
Jungle Rot
Slaughter the Weak

3.72
36 votes
124
Harvey Milk
The Pleaser

3.72
36 votes
125
Intestine Baalism
An Anatomy of the Beast

3.72
96 votes
126
HammerFall
Glory to the Brave

3.72
184 votes
127
Iron Savior
Iron Savior

3.72
23 votes
128
Enslaved
Eld

3.72
388 votes
129
Sadist
Crust

3.71
14 votes
130
Helmet
Aftertaste

3.71
189 votes
131
Cemetary
Last Confessions

3.7
15 votes
132
Dark Tranquillity
The Mind's I

3.7
784 votes
133
Aesop Rock
Music For Earthworms

3.69
115 votes
134
Old Man's Child
The Pagan Prosperity

3.68
79 votes
135
Theatre Of Tragedy
A Rose for the Dead

3.68
20 votes
136
Vader
Black to the Blind

3.67
156 votes
137
Deicide
Serpents of the Light

3.67
213 votes
138
Arckanum
Kostogher

3.67
21 votes
139
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

3.66
237 votes
140
KMFDM
Symbols

3.66
105 votes
141
Grand Belial's Key
Mocking the Philanthropist

3.66
28 votes
142
Autumn Leaves
Embraced by the Absolute

3.66
35 votes
143
(hed) p.e.
(hed)pe

3.64
123 votes
144
Dismember
Death Metal

3.63
118 votes
145
Faith No More
Album of the Year

3.63
743 votes
146
Gates Of Ishtar
The Dawn of Flames

3.63
46 votes
147
Rollins Band
Come In and Burn

3.62
50 votes
148
Sigh
Ghastly Funeral Theatre

3.62
21 votes
149
The Kovenant
In Times Before The Light

3.62
21 votes
150
Dismember
Misanthropic

3.62
13 votes
151
Paradise Lost
One Second

3.61
187 votes
152
Skyclad
The Answer Machine?

3.6
20 votes
153
Rhapsody of Fire
Legendary Tales

3.6
246 votes
154
U.D.O.
Solid

3.57
28 votes
155
Phlebotomized
Skycontact

3.57
14 votes
156
Hexenhaus
Dejavoodoo

3.57
30 votes
157
Mekong Delta
Pictures at an Exhibition

3.56
32 votes
158
Exciter
The Dark Command

3.56
24 votes
159
Nightfall
Lesbian Show

3.56
18 votes
160
Incantation
The Forsaken Mourning of Angelic Anguish

3.55
38 votes
161
Dir En Grey
MISSA

3.54
108 votes
162
Die Krupps
Paradise Now

3.54
13 votes
163
Integrity
Seasons in the Size of Days

3.53
45 votes
164
Theory In Practice
Third Eye Function

3.53
38 votes
165
Machine Head
The More Things Change...

3.5
1506 votes
166
Yngwie Malmsteen
Facing the Animal

3.5
76 votes
167
Behemoth
Bewitching the Pomerania

3.5
18 votes
168
Brutality
In Mourning

3.5
13 votes
169
Brutal Truth
Sounds of the Animal Kingdom

3.48
96 votes
170
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Dillinger Escape Plan

3.48
273 votes
171
Manegarm
Nordstjärnans Tidsålder

3.47
38 votes
172
Melvins
Honky

3.47
93 votes
173
Graveworm
When Daylights Gone

3.47
30 votes
174
Sacramentum
The Coming of Chaos

3.46
84 votes
175
Body Count
Violent Demise: The Last Days

3.46
76 votes
176
Meshuggah
The True Human Design

3.46
166 votes
177
Gardenian
Two Feet Stand

3.43
18 votes
178
L7
The Beauty Process: Triple Platinum

3.43
29 votes
179
Absu
The Third Storm of Cythraul

3.39
72 votes
180
Nightwish
Angels Fall First

3.38
366 votes
181
Entombed
DCLXVI: To Ride Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth

3.38
97 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
Dog Fashion Disco
Erotic Massage

3.37
15 votes
185
Six Feet Under
Warpath

3.36
101 votes
186
Sevendust
Sevendust

3.36
516 votes
187
Clawfinger
Clawfinger

3.35
40 votes
188
Belphegor
Blutsabbath

3.34
68 votes
189
Morgion
Among Majestic Ruin

3.33
18 votes
190
Overkill
From the Underground and Below

3.32
216 votes
191
Edge of Sanity
Infernal

3.32
366 votes
192
Malevolent Creation
In Cold Blood

3.31
58 votes
193
Voivod
Phobos

3.29
204 votes
194
Zao
The Splinter Shards the Birth of Separation

3.29
92 votes
195
Immortal
Blizzard beasts

3.29
478 votes
196
The Wildhearts
Endless Nameless

3.29
21 votes
197
Aakon Keetreh
Journey Into The Depths Of Night

3.22
16 votes
198
Edguy
Kingdom of Madness

3.21
56 votes
199
Dream Theater
Falling into Infinity

3.21
1120 votes
200
Vanden Plas
The God Thing

3.21
34 votes



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