Best Metal Albums of 1997


01
Mortuary Drape
Secret Sudaria

4.58
26 votes
02
Profanum
Profanum Aeternum Eminence Of Satanic Imperial Art

4.54
14 votes
03
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F#A# (Infinity)

4.51
3045 votes
04
Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine: Biomech

4.4
953 votes
05
Strapping Young Lad
City

4.38
2320 votes
06
Centinex
Reflections

4.38
16 votes
07
Discipline.
Unfolded Like Staircase

4.34
19 votes
08
Emperor
Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk

4.33
2034 votes
09
Mithotyn
In The Sign Of The Ravens

4.29
42 votes
10
Esoteric
The Pernicious Enigma

4.26
140 votes
11
Gamma Ray
Somewhere Out in Space

4.26
532 votes
12
Symphony X
The Divine Wings of Tragedy

4.23
1248 votes
13
Pig Destroyer
Demo

4.23
13 votes
14
His Hero Is Gone
Monuments to Thieves

4.21
149 votes
15
Lacrimosa
Stille

4.2
20 votes
16
In The Woods...
Omnio

4.2
276 votes
17
Electric Wizard
Come My Fanatics...

4.2
540 votes
18
Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia

4.18
57 votes
19
Graveland
Following The Voice Of Blood

4.18
22 votes
20
Destroyer 666
Unchain The Wolves

4.18
242 votes
21
Tad Morose
A Mended Rhyme

4.17
30 votes
22
Summoning
Dol Guldur

4.16
178 votes
23
Fates Warning
A Pleasant Shade of Gray

4.15
534 votes
24
Royal Hunt
Paradox

4.14
14 votes
25
Assuck
Misery Index

4.12
188 votes
26
Channel Zero
Black Fuel

4.12
26 votes
27
Kiss It Goodbye
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

4.11
83 votes
28
Defleshed
Under the Blade

4.11
18 votes
29
In Flames
Whoracle

4.11
3562 votes
30
Jimmies Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.1
29 votes
31
Jag Panzer
The Fourth Judgement

4.1
40 votes
32
Alchemist
Spiritech

4.1
25 votes
33
Hypocrisy
The Final Chapter

4.1
440 votes
34
Breach
It's Me God

4.1
41 votes
35
Nagelfar
Hunengrab im herbst

4.09
43 votes
36
Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields

4.09
148 votes
37
Ground Zero
Consume Red

4.09
22 votes
38
Solefald
The Linear Scaffold

4.08
180 votes
39
Impaled Northern Moonforest
Impaled Northern Moonforest

4.08
73 votes
40
Bruce Dickinson
Accident of Birth

4.07
428 votes
41
Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser

4.07
35 votes
42
Lacrimas Profundere
La Naissance D'Un Rêve

4.07
14 votes
43
Dornenreich
Nicht um zu sterben

4.06
16 votes
44
Flapjack
Juicy Planet Earth

4.06
16 votes
45
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

4.06
1694 votes
46
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.06
5842 votes
47
Haggard
And Thou Shalt Trust The Seer

4.06
88 votes
48
Living Sacrifice
Reborn

4.06
240 votes
49
Sadistik Exekution
K.A.O.S.

4.06
18 votes
50
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.05
65 votes
51
Lord Belial
Enter The Moonlight Gate

4.04
37 votes
52
Stratovarius
Visions

4.04
798 votes
53
Necrophobic
Darkside

4.03
158 votes
54
Nasum
World In Turmoil (EP)

4.03
16 votes
55
Corrupted
Paso Inferior

4.03
264 votes
56
Obtained Enslavement
Witchcraft

4.02
21 votes
57
Tiamat
A Deeper Kind of Slumber

4.02
304 votes
58
October Tide
Rain Without End

4.02
156 votes
59
Rage
End of All Days

4.02
62 votes
60
Spastic Ink
Ink Complete

4.01
114 votes
61
Windir
Soknardalr

4.01
167 votes
62
Dimmu Borgir
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

4.01
713 votes
63
Death SS
Do What You Wilt

4
16 votes
64
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

4
15 votes
65
Ulver
Nattens Madrigal

3.99
706 votes
66
Nokturnal Mortum
Goat Horns

3.99
134 votes
67
God Dethroned
The Grand Grimoire

3.98
93 votes
68
Overcast
Fight Ambition To Kill

3.96
14 votes
69
Misery Loves Co.
Not Like Them

3.96
13 votes
70
Lake of Tears
A Crimson Cosmos

3.96
48 votes
71
Hades Almighty
The Dawn Of The Dying Sun

3.95
20 votes
72
Deceased
Fearless Undead Machines

3.95
58 votes
73
Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale

3.95
692 votes
74
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects
Sol Niger Within

3.94
144 votes
75
Summoning
Nightshade Forests

3.94
61 votes
76
Human Waste Project
E-lux

3.94
16 votes
77
Rotting Christ
A Dead Poem

3.93
134 votes
78
Shai Hulud
Hearts Once Nourished With Hope...

3.93
244 votes
79
Forest
Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

3.93
56 votes
80
Gamma Ray
Valley of the Kings

3.93
14 votes
81
Ragnarok
Arising Realm

3.93
20 votes
82
Riot
Inishmore

3.91
34 votes
83
Moonblood
Blut & Krieg

3.9
21 votes
84
Tristania
Tristania

3.9
15 votes
85
Catharsis (US)
Samsara

3.89
19 votes
86
Pain of Salvation
Entropia

3.89
211 votes
87
Disembodied
Diablerie

3.88
38 votes
88
Gorgoroth
Under the Sign of Hell

3.88
236 votes
89
Stars of the Lid
The Ballasted Orchestra

3.88
84 votes
90
Snapcase
Progression Through Unlearning

3.88
100 votes
91
Martyr
Hopeless Hopes

3.88
122 votes
92
Grip Inc.
Nemesis

3.88
32 votes
93
Noctes
Pandemonic Requiem

3.88
20 votes
94
Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey

3.87
93 votes
95
Abigail
Intercourse and Lust

3.86
14 votes
96
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

3.85
24 votes
97
Sacrilege GBG
The Fifth Season

3.84
48 votes
98
Sentenced
Down

3.84
154 votes
99
Mayhem
Wolf's Lair Abyss

3.84
156 votes
100
Borknagar
The Olden Domain

3.84
310 votes
101
Coalesce
Give Them Rope, She Said

3.83
120 votes
102
Aeternus
Beyond the Wandering Moon

3.83
52 votes
103
Will Haven
El Diablo

3.82
62 votes
104
Decapitated
Cemeteral Gardens

3.82
14 votes
105
Saxon
Unleash the Beast

3.81
124 votes
106
Shai Hulud
A Profound Hatred Of Man

3.81
101 votes
107
Cemetary
Last Confessions

3.81
24 votes
108
Broken Hope
Loathing

3.81
16 votes
109
Keep of Kalessin
Through Times Of War

3.81
58 votes
110
Intestine Baalism
An Anatomy of the Beast

3.81
130 votes
111
Vital Remains
Forever Underground

3.81
78 votes
112
Mezarkabul
Anatolia

3.8
15 votes
113
Children of Bodom
Something Wild

3.8
3201 votes
114
Katatonia
Sounds of Decay

3.8
132 votes
115
Septicflesh
The Ophidian Wheel

3.79
75 votes
116
Sigh
Hail Horror Hail

3.78
84 votes
117
Eucharist
Mirrorworlds

3.78
104 votes
118
Threshold
Extinct Instinct

3.78
54 votes
119
Hecate Enthroned
The Slaughter of Innocence, A Requiem for the Migh

3.78
29 votes
120
Hatebreed
Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire

3.75
264 votes
121
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

3.74
306 votes
122
Abramelin
Abramelin

3.74
42 votes
123
Diabolical Masquerade
The Phantom Lodge

3.74
36 votes
124
Snot
Get Some

3.73
154 votes
125
The Crown
Eternal Death

3.73
78 votes
126
Enslaved
Eld

3.72
444 votes
127
KMFDM
Symbols

3.72
119 votes
128
Within Temptation
Enter

3.71
161 votes
129
Phlebotomized
Skycontact

3.71
14 votes
130
Iron Savior
Iron Savior

3.71
52 votes
131
HammerFall
Glory to the Brave

3.7
416 votes
132
Sadist
Crust

3.7
30 votes
133
Dark Tranquillity
The Mind's I

3.69
856 votes
134
Grand Belial's Key
Mocking the Philanthropist

3.69
32 votes
135
Helmet
Aftertaste

3.68
208 votes
136
Vader
Black to the Blind

3.68
180 votes
137
Axel Rudi Pell
Magic

3.68
22 votes
138
Harvey Milk
The Pleaser

3.68
40 votes
139
Theatre Of Tragedy
A Rose for the Dead

3.67
23 votes
140
Amorphis
My Kantele

3.67
52 votes
141
Old Man's Child
The Pagan Prosperity

3.67
85 votes
142
Memento Mori
Songs For The Apocalypse, Vol. 4

3.67
27 votes
143
Skepticism
Ethere

3.67
24 votes
144
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

3.66
248 votes
145
Thought Industry
Black Umbrella

3.66
14 votes
146
Gates Of Ishtar
The Dawn of Flames

3.66
50 votes
147
Hexenhaus
Dejavoodoo

3.66
32 votes
148
Deicide
Serpents of the Light

3.65
231 votes
149
(hed) p.e.
(hed)pe

3.65
130 votes
150
Sigh
Ghastly Funeral Theatre

3.65
24 votes
151
Autumn Leaves
Embraced by the Absolute

3.64
76 votes
152
Dismember
Misanthropic

3.64
28 votes
153
Jungle Rot
Slaughter the Weak

3.64
44 votes
154
Arckanum
Kostogher

3.64
22 votes
155
Dismember
Death Metal

3.63
260 votes
156
Faith No More
Album of the Year

3.63
808 votes
157
The Kovenant
In Times Before The Light

3.62
21 votes
158
Skyclad
The Answer Machine?

3.62
26 votes
159
Rhapsody of Fire
Legendary Tales

3.61
276 votes
160
Paradise Lost
One Second

3.6
414 votes
161
Rollins Band
Come In and Burn

3.59
54 votes
162
Flaw
American Arrogance

3.56
16 votes
163
Nightfall
Lesbian Show

3.56
18 votes
164
Mekong Delta
Pictures at an Exhibition

3.55
40 votes
165
Incantation
The Forsaken Mourning of Angelic Anguish

3.55
42 votes
166
Behemoth
Bewitching the Pomerania

3.55
22 votes
167
Die Krupps
Paradise Now

3.54
13 votes
168
Integrity
Seasons in the Size of Days

3.53
50 votes
169
Theory In Practice
Third Eye Function

3.53
40 votes
170
Dir En Grey
MISSA

3.5
117 votes
171
Body Count
Violent Demise: The Last Days

3.5
80 votes
172
Manegarm
Nordstjärnans Tidsålder

3.5
42 votes
173
Exciter
The Dark Command

3.5
18 votes
174
Brutality
In Mourning

3.5
14 votes
175
Bardo Pond
Lapsed

3.5
13 votes
176
Machine Head
The More Things Change...

3.5
1623 votes
177
Sacramentum
The Coming of Chaos

3.49
96 votes
178
Nocturnal Rites
Tales of Mystery and Imagination

3.48
13 votes
179
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Dillinger Escape Plan

3.48
284 votes
180
Brutal Truth
Sounds of the Animal Kingdom

3.47
104 votes
181
Melvins
Honky

3.46
103 votes
182
L7
The Beauty Process: Triple Platinum

3.45
31 votes
183
Enthroned
Towards the Skullthrone of Satan

3.45
14 votes
184
Yngwie Malmsteen
Facing the Animal

3.44
80 votes
185
On Thorns I Lay
Orama

3.44
16 votes
186
Gardenian
Two Feet Stand

3.43
18 votes
187
Meshuggah
The True Human Design

3.43
174 votes
188
Absu
The Third Storm of Cythraul

3.42
88 votes
189
Vanden Plas
The God Thing

3.42
36 votes
190
Old Man's Child
Born of the Flickering

3.4
50 votes
191
Graveworm
When Daylights Gone

3.4
35 votes
192
Brainstorm
Hungry

3.4
15 votes
193
Darkseed
Spellcraft

3.39
18 votes
194
Morgion
Among Majestic Ruin

3.38
36 votes
195
U.D.O.
Solid

3.38
32 votes
196
Nokturnal Mortum
Return Of The Vampire Lord

3.38
16 votes
197
Entombed
DCLXVI: To Ride Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth

3.36
116 votes
198
Nightwish
Angels Fall First

3.36
394 votes
199
Belphegor
Blutsabbath

3.33
82 votes
200
Six Feet Under
Warpath

3.33
105 votes



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