Best Metal Albums of 1997


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

4.51
2751 votes
02
Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine: Biomech

4.39
835 votes
03
Strapping Young Lad
City

4.38
2020 votes
04
Emperor
Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk

4.33
1782 votes
05
Esoteric
The Pernicious Enigma

4.31
124 votes
06
Gamma Ray
Somewhere Out in Space

4.27
480 votes
07
Lacrimosa
Stille

4.27
15 votes
08
Symphony X
The Divine Wings of Tragedy

4.24
1136 votes
09
Mithotyn
In The Sign Of The Ravens

4.23
37 votes
10
Destroyer 666
Unchain The Wolves

4.22
258 votes
11
Flapjack
Juicy Planet Earth

4.21
14 votes
12
In The Woods...
Omnio

4.21
121 votes
13
Electric Wizard
Come My Fanatics...

4.2
462 votes
14
His Hero Is Gone
Monuments to Thieves

4.19
121 votes
15
Ground Zero
Consume Red

4.19
16 votes
16
Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia

4.18
49 votes
17
Channel Zero
Black Fuel

4.17
24 votes
18
Defleshed
Under the blade

4.17
18 votes
19
Haggard
And Thou Shalt Trust The Seer

4.16
38 votes
20
Fates Warning
A Pleasant Shade of Gray

4.15
302 votes
21
Summoning
Dol Guldur

4.14
152 votes
22
Graveland
Following The Voice Of Blood

4.13
15 votes
23
Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields

4.13
256 votes
24
Jag Panzer
The Fourth Judgement

4.13
32 votes
25
Assuck
Misery Index

4.12
156 votes
26
Jimmies Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.11
27 votes
27
Kiss It Goodbye
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

4.11
68 votes
28
Alchemist
Spiritech

4.1
24 votes
29
Hypocrisy
The Final Chapter

4.1
388 votes
30
In Flames
Whoracle

4.1
3332 votes
31
Solefald
The Linear Scaffold

4.1
166 votes
32
Impaled Northern Moonforest
Impaled Northern Moonforest

4.09
67 votes
33
Stratovarius
Visions

4.09
666 votes
34
Nasum
World In Turmoil (EP)

4.08
13 votes
35
Royal Hunt
Paradox

4.08
13 votes
36
Bruce Dickinson
Accident of Birth

4.07
392 votes
37
Sadistik Exekution
K.A.O.S.

4.07
14 votes
38
Necrophobic
Darkside

4.07
130 votes
39
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

4.07
1591 votes
40
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.06
5192 votes
41
God Dethroned
The Grand Grimoire

4.05
42 votes
42
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.05
55 votes
43
Nagelfar
Hunengrab im herbst

4.04
38 votes
44
Windir
Soknardalr

4.03
138 votes
45
Tad Morose
A Mended Rhyme

4.03
21 votes
46
Ragnarok
Arising Realm

4.03
18 votes
47
Lake of Tears
A Crimson Cosmos

4.03
38 votes
48
Orange Goblin
Frequencies from Planet Ten

4.02
57 votes
49
Living Sacrifice
Reborn

4.01
219 votes
50
Tiamat
A Deeper Kind of Slumber

4
260 votes
51
Corrupted
Paso Inferior

4
216 votes
52
Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser

4
33 votes
53
Lord Belial
Enter The Moonlight Gate

4
29 votes
54
Dimmu Borgir
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

4
652 votes
55
Nokturnal Mortum
Goat Horns

4
125 votes
56
Rage
End of All Days

3.98
50 votes
57
Forest
Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

3.98
50 votes
58
October Tide
Rain Without End

3.98
201 votes
59
Obtained Enslavement
Witchcraft

3.97
18 votes
60
Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale

3.96
620 votes
61
Breach
It's Me God

3.96
28 votes
62
Overcast
Fight Ambition To Kill

3.96
14 votes
63
Ulver
Nattens Madrigal

3.95
604 votes
64
Lungfish
Artificial Horizon

3.94
17 votes
65
Hades Almighty
The Dawn Of The Dying Sun

3.94
16 votes
66
Human Waste Project
E-lux

3.94
16 votes
67
Moonblood
Blut und Krieg

3.93
15 votes
68
Deceased
Fearless Undead Machines

3.93
58 votes
69
Shai Hulud
Hearts Once Nourished With Hope...

3.92
218 votes
70
Summoning
Nightshade Forests

3.91
55 votes
71
Snapcase
Progression Through Unlearning

3.9
86 votes
72
Stars of the Lid
The Ballasted Orchestra

3.89
68 votes
73
Noctes
Pandemonic Requiem

3.89
18 votes
74
Tristania
Tristania

3.88
13 votes
75
Catharsis (US)
Samsara

3.88
17 votes
76
Pain of Salvation
Entropia

3.88
196 votes
77
Rotting Christ
A Dead Poem

3.88
108 votes
78
Grip Inc.
Nemesis

3.88
24 votes
79
Disembodied
Diablerie

3.87
31 votes
80
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

3.87
19 votes
81
Broken Hope
Loathing

3.87
15 votes
82
Sentenced
Down

3.87
136 votes
83
Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey

3.87
52 votes
84
Gorgoroth
Under the Sign of Hell

3.86
195 votes
85
Coalesce
Give Them Rope, She Said

3.86
102 votes
86
Martyr
Hopeless Hopes

3.86
106 votes
87
Aeternus
Beyond the Wandering Moon

3.86
42 votes
88
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects
Sol Niger Within

3.85
132 votes
89
Shai Hulud
A Profound Hatred Of Man

3.84
82 votes
90
Will Haven
El Diablo

3.84
56 votes
91
Mayhem
Wolfs Lair Abyss

3.84
130 votes
92
Amorphis
My Kantele

3.83
54 votes
93
Vital Remains
Forever Underground

3.8
70 votes
94
Keep of Kalessin
Through Times Of War

3.8
50 votes
95
Mezarkabul
Anatolia

3.8
15 votes
96
Hecate Enthroned
The Slaughter of Innocence, A Requiem for the Migh

3.8
54 votes
97
Children of Bodom
Something Wild

3.79
3000 votes
98
Diabolical Masquerade
The Phantom Lodge

3.79
33 votes
99
Jungle Rot
Slaughter The Weak

3.79
28 votes
100
Borknagar
The Olden Domain

3.78
266 votes
101
Saxon
Unleash the Beast

3.78
100 votes
102
Abigail
Intercourse and Lust

3.78
18 votes
103
Hatebreed
Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire

3.77
236 votes
104
Eucharist
Mirrorworlds

3.77
49 votes
105
Sacrilege GBG
The Fifth Season

3.76
51 votes
106
The Crown
Eternal Death

3.76
63 votes
107
Septicflesh
The Ophidian Wheel

3.76
60 votes
108
Sigh
Hail Horror Hail

3.75
70 votes
109
Threshold
Extinct Instinct

3.75
44 votes
110
Within Temptation
Enter

3.73
147 votes
111
Snot
Get Some

3.73
142 votes
112
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

3.73
288 votes
113
Enslaved
Eld

3.72
384 votes
114
Abramelin
Abramelin

3.72
38 votes
115
Harvey Milk
The Pleaser

3.72
36 votes
116
Katatonia
Sounds Of Decay

3.72
102 votes
117
Memento Mori
Songs For The Apocalypse, Vol. 4

3.71
21 votes
118
Sadist
Crust

3.71
14 votes
119
HammerFall
Glory to the Brave

3.71
182 votes
120
Intestine Baalism
An Anatomy of the Beast

3.71
92 votes
121
Dark Tranquillity
The Mind's I

3.7
762 votes
122
Helmet
Aftertaste

3.7
187 votes
123
Nuclear Rabbit
Vicuna

3.69
13 votes
124
Vader
Black to the Blind

3.69
152 votes
125
Theatre Of Tragedy
A Rose for the Dead

3.68
20 votes
126
Old Man's Child
The Pagan Prosperity

3.67
74 votes
127
Axel Rudi Pell
Magic

3.67
24 votes
128
Iron Savior
Iron Savior

3.67
21 votes
129
Deicide
Serpents Of The Light

3.67
214 votes
130
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

3.66
234 votes
131
KMFDM
Symbols

3.66
103 votes
132
(hed) p.e.
(hed)pe

3.66
122 votes
133
Arckanum
Kostogher

3.66
22 votes
134
Autumn Leaves
Embraced by the Absolute

3.66
35 votes
135
Catherine Wheel
Adam and Eve

3.65
13 votes
136
Dismember
Death Metal

3.63
115 votes
137
Faith No More
Album of the Year

3.63
702 votes
138
Sigh
Ghastly Funeral Theatre

3.63
20 votes
139
Rollins Band
Come In and Burn

3.62
50 votes
140
Dismember
Misanthropic

3.62
13 votes
141
Paradise Lost
One Second

3.61
166 votes
142
Mekong Delta
Pictures at an Exhibition

3.6
30 votes
143
Skyclad
The Answer Machine?

3.6
20 votes
144
Grand Belial's Key
Mocking the Philanthropist

3.6
26 votes
145
Theory In Practice
Third Eye Function

3.6
42 votes
146
U.D.O.
Solid

3.58
24 votes
147
Cemetary
Last Confessions

3.58
18 votes
148
Rhapsody of Fire
Legendary Tales

3.58
238 votes
149
Gates Of Ishtar
The Dawn of Flames

3.58
40 votes
150
Hexenhaus
Dejavoodoo

3.57
28 votes
151
Skepticism
Ethere

3.56
16 votes
152
Nightfall
Lesbian Show

3.56
18 votes
153
Dir En Grey
MISSA

3.53
105 votes
154
Incantation
The Forsaken Mourning of Angelic Anguish

3.53
36 votes
155
Manegarm
Nordstjärnans Tidsålder

3.53
36 votes
156
Integrity
Seasons in the Size of Days

3.51
43 votes
157
Yngwie Malmsteen
Facing the Animal

3.5
70 votes
158
Brutality
In Mourning

3.5
14 votes
159
Die Krupps
Paradise Now

3.5
13 votes
160
Melvins
Honky

3.49
91 votes
161
Machine Head
The More Things Change...

3.49
1464 votes
162
Body Count
Violent Demise: The Last Days

3.47
76 votes
163
Brutal Truth
Sounds of the Animal Kingdom

3.47
93 votes
164
Skunk Anansie
Stoosh

3.47
46 votes
165
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Dillinger Escape Plan

3.47
274 votes
166
Graveworm
When Daylights Gone

3.47
30 votes
167
Sacramentum
The Coming of Chaos

3.45
80 votes
168
Meshuggah
The True Human Design

3.45
164 votes
169
Behemoth
Bewitching the Pomerania

3.44
16 votes
170
Dog Fashion Disco
Erotic Massage

3.44
16 votes
171
Gardenian
Two Feet Stand

3.43
18 votes
172
Exciter
The Dark Command

3.43
21 votes
173
Enthroned
Towards the Skullthrone of Satan

3.41
13 votes
174
Six Feet Under
Warpath

3.38
99 votes
175
Absu
The Third Storm of Cythraul

3.38
68 votes
176
Nokturnal Mortum
Return Of The Vampire Lord

3.38
16 votes
177
Entombed
DCLXVI: To Ride Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth

3.37
98 votes
178
Old Man's Child
Born of the Flickering

3.37
43 votes
179
Nightwish
Angels Fall First

3.36
356 votes
180
Sevendust
Sevendust

3.36
496 votes
181
Morgion
Among Majestic Ruin

3.35
20 votes
182
Malevolent Creation
In Cold Blood

3.34
56 votes
183
Overkill
From the Underground and Below

3.33
210 votes
184
Edge of Sanity
Infernal

3.31
363 votes
185
Belphegor
Blutsabbath

3.29
68 votes
186
Rotten Sound
Under Pressure

3.28
16 votes
187
Immortal
Blizzard beasts

3.28
464 votes
188
Zao
The Splinter Shards the Birth of Separation

3.27
88 votes
189
Voivod
Phobos

3.26
198 votes
190
Clawfinger
Clawfinger

3.25
40 votes
191
Aakon Keetreh
Journey Into The Depths Of Night

3.22
16 votes
192
Dream Theater
Falling into Infinity

3.21
1104 votes
193
The Wildhearts
Endless Nameless

3.2
20 votes
194
Megadeth
Cryptic Writings

3.18
2300 votes
195
Vanden Plas
The God Thing

3.18
34 votes
196
Edguy
Kingdom of Madness

3.18
54 votes
197
Sodom
'Til Death Do Us Unite

3.17
351 votes
198
Flotsam and Jetsam
High

3.13
46 votes
199
Gojira
Possessed

3.13
48 votes
200
Neuraxis
Imagery

3.12
78 votes



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