Best Metal Albums of 1997

Genre:  Year:  

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

Rating: 4.49
2493 votes
02
The 3rd and the Mortal
In This Room

Rating: 4.42
12 votes
03
Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine: Biomech

Rating: 4.39
742 votes
04
Strapping Young Lad
City

Rating: 4.38
940 votes
05
Armageddon (SWE)
Crossing The Rubicon

Rating: 4.38
12 votes
06
Esoteric
The Pernicious Enigma

Rating: 4.35
56 votes
07
Lacrimosa
Stille

Rating: 4.35
13 votes
08
Emperor
Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk

Rating: 4.32
1584 votes
09
Haggard
And Thou Shalt Trust The Seer

Rating: 4.29
34 votes
10
Gamma Ray
Somewhere Out in Space

Rating: 4.28
426 votes
11
Symphony X
The Divine Wings of Tragedy

Rating: 4.23
1060 votes
12
Mithotyn
In The Sign Of The Ravens

Rating: 4.23
35 votes
13
Flapjack
Juicy Planet Earth

Rating: 4.21
14 votes
14
In The Woods...
Omnio

Rating: 4.21
238 votes
15
Electric Wizard
Come My Fanatics...

Rating: 4.19
399 votes
16
His Hero Is Gone
Monuments to Thieves

Rating: 4.19
108 votes
17
Destroyer 666
Unchain The Wolves

Rating: 4.19
210 votes
18
Fates Warning
A Pleasant Shade of Gray

Rating: 4.18
266 votes
19
Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia

Rating: 4.17
41 votes
20
Channel Zero
Black Fuel

Rating: 4.17
24 votes
21
Tad Morose
A Mended Rhyme

Rating: 4.17
18 votes
22
Sadistik Exekution
K.A.O.S.

Rating: 4.17
12 votes
23
Alchemist
Spiritech

Rating: 4.13
20 votes
24
Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields

Rating: 4.12
212 votes
25
Assuck
Misery Index

Rating: 4.12
147 votes
26
God Dethroned
The Grand Grimoire

Rating: 4.12
34 votes
27
Summoning
Dol Guldur

Rating: 4.12
146 votes
28
Nagelfar
Hunengrab im herbst

Rating: 4.11
31 votes
29
Jag Panzer
The Fourth Judgement

Rating: 4.1
30 votes
30
Necrophobic
Darkside

Rating: 4.1
114 votes
31
Ground Zero
Consume Red

Rating: 4.09
16 votes
32
Bruce Dickinson
Accident of Birth

Rating: 4.09
350 votes
33
Flaw
American Arrogance

Rating: 4.09
11 votes
34
Hypocrisy
The Final Chapter

Rating: 4.09
358 votes
35
In Flames
Whoracle

Rating: 4.09
3106 votes
36
Impaled Northern Moonforest
Impaled Northern Moonforest

Rating: 4.08
62 votes
37
Jimmies Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

Rating: 4.08
26 votes
38
Stratovarius
Visions

Rating: 4.07
591 votes
39
Deftones
Around the Fur

Rating: 4.06
4824 votes
40
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

Rating: 4.06
51 votes
41
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

Rating: 4.06
1528 votes
42
Solefald
The Linear Scaffold

Rating: 4.05
146 votes
43
Kiss It Goodbye
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

Rating: 4.04
62 votes
44
October Tide
Rain Without End

Rating: 4.03
198 votes
45
Lake of Tears
A Crimson Cosmos

Rating: 4.03
19 votes
46
Tiamat
A Deeper Kind of Slumber

Rating: 4.02
246 votes
47
Corrupted
Paso Inferior

Rating: 4.02
195 votes
48
Living Sacrifice
Reborn

Rating: 4.02
225 votes
49
Windir
Soknardalr

Rating: 4.01
123 votes
50
Nokturnal Mortum
Goat Horns

Rating: 4
118 votes
51
Dimmu Borgir
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

Rating: 4
620 votes
52
Memento Mori
Songs For The Apocalypse, Vol. 4

Rating: 4
18 votes
53
Ragnarok
Arising Realm

Rating: 4
14 votes
54
Graveland
Following The Voice Of Blood

Rating: 4
13 votes
55
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

Rating: 4
12 votes
56
Forest
Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

Rating: 3.99
48 votes
57
Orange Goblin
Frequencies From Planet Ten

Rating: 3.98
50 votes
58
Breach
It's Me God

Rating: 3.98
21 votes
59
Obtained Enslavement
Witchcraft

Rating: 3.97
15 votes
60
Lord Belial
Enter The Moonlight Gate

Rating: 3.96
28 votes
61
Overcast
Fight Ambition To Kill

Rating: 3.96
14 votes
62
Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser

Rating: 3.96
27 votes
63
Deceased
Fearless Undead Machines

Rating: 3.96
50 votes
64
Misery Loves Co.
Not Like Them

Rating: 3.96
12 votes
65
Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale

Rating: 3.96
572 votes
66
Disembodied
Diablerie

Rating: 3.95
28 votes
67
Hades Almighty
The Dawn Of The Dying Sun

Rating: 3.94
16 votes
68
Human Waste Project
E-lux

Rating: 3.94
16 votes
69
Rage
End of All Days

Rating: 3.93
46 votes
70
Shai Hulud
Hearts Once Nourished With Hope...

Rating: 3.92
212 votes
71
Ulver
Nattens madrigal: Aatte hymne til ulven

Rating: 3.92
532 votes
72
Will Haven
El Diablo

Rating: 3.91
22 votes
73
Tristania
Tristania

Rating: 3.91
11 votes
74
Pain of Salvation
Entropia

Rating: 3.9
181 votes
75
Snapcase
Progression Through Unlearning

Rating: 3.89
80 votes
76
Moonblood
Blut und Krieg

Rating: 3.89
14 votes
77
Stars of the Lid
The Ballasted Orchestra

Rating: 3.89
55 votes
78
Summoning
Nightshade Forests

Rating: 3.88
52 votes
79
Hecate Enthroned
The Slaughter of Innocence, A Requiem for the Migh

Rating: 3.88
24 votes
80
Mezarkabul
Anatolia

Rating: 3.88
12 votes
81
Broken Hope
Loathing

Rating: 3.88
12 votes
82
Amorphis
My Kantele

Rating: 3.87
38 votes
83
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

Rating: 3.87
19 votes
84
Gorgoroth
Under the Sign of Hell

Rating: 3.86
166 votes
85
Rotting Christ
A Dead Poem

Rating: 3.85
94 votes
86
Martyr
Hopeless Hopes

Rating: 3.84
94 votes
87
Sentenced
Down

Rating: 3.84
126 votes
88
Vital Remains
Forever Underground

Rating: 3.84
61 votes
89
Diabolical Masquerade
The Phantom Lodge

Rating: 3.83
32 votes
90
Coalesce
Give Them Rope, She Said

Rating: 3.82
97 votes
91
Harvey Milk
The Pleaser

Rating: 3.82
34 votes
92
Aeternus
Beyond the Wandering Moon

Rating: 3.82
34 votes
93
Noctes
Pandemonic Requiem

Rating: 3.82
14 votes
94
Threshold
Extinct Instinct

Rating: 3.8
40 votes
95
Children of Bodom
Something Wild

Rating: 3.79
2940 votes
96
Saxon
Unleash the Beast

Rating: 3.79
82 votes
97
Shai Hulud
A Profound Hatred Of Man

Rating: 3.79
81 votes
98
Mayhem
Wolfs Lair Abyss

Rating: 3.79
118 votes
99
Jungle Rot
Slaughter The Weak

Rating: 3.79
24 votes
100
Decapitated
Cemeteral Gardens

Rating: 3.79
12 votes
101
The Crown
Eternal Death

Rating: 3.79
42 votes
102
Borknagar
The Olden Domain

Rating: 3.77
240 votes
103
Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey

Rating: 3.77
48 votes
104
Sacrilege GBG
The Fifth Season

Rating: 3.77
45 votes
105
Abramelin
Abramelin

Rating: 3.77
32 votes
106
Hatebreed
Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire

Rating: 3.76
227 votes
107
Exciter
The Dark Command

Rating: 3.75
12 votes
108
Eucharist
Mirrorworlds

Rating: 3.74
45 votes
109
Sigh
Hail Horror Hail

Rating: 3.74
63 votes
110
Iron Savior
Iron Savior

Rating: 3.74
19 votes
111
Snot
Get Some

Rating: 3.73
135 votes
112
Grip Inc.
Nemesis

Rating: 3.72
18 votes
113
Intestine Baalism
An Anatomy of the Beast

Rating: 3.72
96 votes
114
Septicflesh
The Ophidian Wheel

Rating: 3.72
51 votes
115
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

Rating: 3.71
268 votes
116
Nuclear Rabbit
Vicuna

Rating: 3.71
12 votes
117
Enslaved
Eld

Rating: 3.71
336 votes
118
Dark Tranquillity
The Mind's I

Rating: 3.7
702 votes
119
Within Temptation
Enter

Rating: 3.7
140 votes
120
Catharsis [US]
Samsara

Rating: 3.69
13 votes
121
Katatonia
Sounds Of Decay

Rating: 3.69
135 votes
122
HammerFall
Glory to the Brave

Rating: 3.69
166 votes
123
Helmet
Aftertaste

Rating: 3.68
172 votes
124
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

Rating: 3.67
223 votes
125
Rollins Band
Come In and Burn

Rating: 3.66
46 votes
126
Keep of Kalessin
Through Times Of War

Rating: 3.65
46 votes
127
KMFDM
Symbols

Rating: 3.65
90 votes
128
Deicide
Serpents Of The Light

Rating: 3.65
192 votes
129
Dismember
Misanthropic

Rating: 3.64
14 votes
130
Axel Rudi Pell
Magic

Rating: 3.64
33 votes
131
Vader
Black to the Blind

Rating: 3.63
136 votes
132
Autumn Leaves
Embraced by the Absolute

Rating: 3.63
34 votes
133
Theatre Of Tragedy
A Rose for the Dead

Rating: 3.63
19 votes
134
Arckanum
Kostogher

Rating: 3.63
20 votes
135
Faith No More
Album of the Year

Rating: 3.62
624 votes
136
Paradise Lost
One Second

Rating: 3.62
151 votes
137
Old Man's Child
The Pagan Prosperity

Rating: 3.6
67 votes
138
Rhapsody of Fire
Legendary Tales

Rating: 3.6
342 votes
139
Dismember
Death Metal

Rating: 3.59
100 votes
140
Cemetary
Last Confessions

Rating: 3.58
18 votes
141
Hexenhaus
Dejavoodoo

Rating: 3.57
28 votes
142
Manegarm
Nordstjärnans Tidsålder

Rating: 3.57
30 votes
143
Nightfall
Lesbian Show

Rating: 3.56
18 votes
144
Gates Of Ishtar
The Dawn of Flames

Rating: 3.55
19 votes
145
Mekong Delta
Pictures at an Exhibition

Rating: 3.55
22 votes
146
DIR EN GREY
MISSA

Rating: 3.53
102 votes
147
Sigh
Ghastly Funeral Theatre

Rating: 3.53
18 votes
148
Body Count
Violent Demise: The Last Days

Rating: 3.51
70 votes
149
Theory In Practice
Third Eye Function

Rating: 3.5
36 votes
150
Die Krupps
Paradise Now

Rating: 3.5
13 votes
151
Skepticism
Ethere

Rating: 3.5
12 votes
152
Catherine Wheel
Adam and Eve

Rating: 3.5
11 votes
153
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Dillinger Escape Plan

Rating: 3.49
516 votes
154
Brutal Truth
Sounds Of The Animal Kingdom

Rating: 3.49
84 votes
155
Yngwie Malmsteen
Facing the Animal

Rating: 3.49
68 votes
156
Melvins
Honky

Rating: 3.48
78 votes
157
Machine Head
The More Things Change...

Rating: 3.48
1371 votes
158
Integrity
Seasons in the Size of Days

Rating: 3.47
39 votes
159
Incantation
The Forsaken Mourning of Angelic Anguish

Rating: 3.47
32 votes
160
Malevolent Creation
In Cold Blood

Rating: 3.46
48 votes
161
Sacramentum
The Coming of Chaos

Rating: 3.46
70 votes
162
Graveworm
When Daylights Gone

Rating: 3.45
29 votes
163
Skunk Anansie
Stoosh

Rating: 3.44
41 votes
164
Behemoth
Bewitching The Pomerania

Rating: 3.43
14 votes
165
Meshuggah
The True Human Design

Rating: 3.42
237 votes
166
Skyclad
The Answer Machine?

Rating: 3.42
24 votes
167
Skycamefalling
A Penny for Your Confessions

Rating: 3.42
12 votes
168
Grand Belial's Key
Mocking the Philanthropist

Rating: 3.4
21 votes
169
Six Feet Under
Warpath

Rating: 3.38
94 votes
170
Morgion
Among Majestic Ruin

Rating: 3.38
16 votes
171
Nokturnal Mortum
Return Of The Vampire Lord

Rating: 3.38
16 votes
172
Absu
The Third Storm of Cythraul

Rating: 3.37
60 votes
173
Dog Fashion Disco
Erotic Massage

Rating: 3.36
11 votes
174
Sevendust
Sevendust

Rating: 3.36
474 votes
175
Entombed
DCLXVI: To Ride Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth

Rating: 3.36
91 votes
176
Edge of Sanity
Infernal

Rating: 3.36
321 votes
177
Nightwish
Angels Fall First

Rating: 3.33
329 votes
178
Vanden Plas
The God Thing

Rating: 3.32
28 votes
179
Rotten Sound
Under Pressure

Rating: 3.32
11 votes
180
Immortal
Blizzard beasts

Rating: 3.28
422 votes
181
Overkill
From the Underground and Below

Rating: 3.28
182 votes
182
Aakon Keetreh
Journey Into The Depths Of Night

Rating: 3.27
15 votes
183
Old Man's Child
Born of the Flickering

Rating: 3.26
40 votes
184
Gojira
Possessed

Rating: 3.26
50 votes
185
Belphegor
Blutsabbath

Rating: 3.26
58 votes
186
Clawfinger
Clawfinger

Rating: 3.25
18 votes
187
Voivod
Phobos

Rating: 3.25
182 votes
188
Zao
The Splinter Shards the Birth of Separation

Rating: 3.25
85 votes
189
Edguy
Kingdom of Madness

Rating: 3.23
52 votes
190
Dream Theater
Falling into Infinity

Rating: 3.21
1004 votes
191
Megadeth
Cryptic Writings

Rating: 3.19
2100 votes
192
Sodom
'Til Death Do Us Unite

Rating: 3.16
318 votes
193
Anvil
Absolutely No Alternative

Rating: 3.16
48 votes
194
Napalm Death
Breed To Breathe

Rating: 3.14
11 votes
195
Venom
Cast in Stone

Rating: 3.12
123 votes
196
The Wildhearts
Endless Nameless

Rating: 3.11
18 votes
197
Neuraxis
Imagery

Rating: 3.11
76 votes
198
Sadus
Elements of Anger

Rating: 3.1
84 votes
199
Galactic Cowboys
The Horse That Bud Bought

Rating: 3.08
12 votes
200
Flotsam and Jetsam
High

Rating: 3.07
44 votes



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