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)

4.5
3006 votes
04
The 3rd and the Mortal
In This Room

4.44
16 votes
05
Centinex
Reflections

4.43
14 votes
06
Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine: Biomech

4.4
930 votes
07
Strapping Young Lad
City

4.38
2268 votes
08
Emperor
Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk

4.33
2012 votes
09
Gamma Ray
Somewhere Out in Space

4.26
528 votes
10
Mithotyn
In The Sign Of The Ravens

4.26
39 votes
11
Esoteric
The Pernicious Enigma

4.25
142 votes
12
Symphony X
The Divine Wings of Tragedy

4.24
1234 votes
13
Lacrimosa
Stille

4.24
19 votes
14
His Hero Is Gone
Monuments to Thieves

4.22
143 votes
15
Electric Wizard
Come My Fanatics...

4.2
525 votes
16
Destroyer 666
Unchain The Wolves

4.2
230 votes
17
In The Woods...
Omnio

4.2
266 votes
18
Graveland
Following The Voice Of Blood

4.19
21 votes
19
Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia

4.18
55 votes
20
Summoning
Dol Guldur

4.16
174 votes
21
Royal Hunt
Paradox

4.15
13 votes
22
Fates Warning
A Pleasant Shade of Gray

4.14
531 votes
23
Tad Morose
A Mended Rhyme

4.13
27 votes
24
Channel Zero
Black Fuel

4.12
26 votes
25
Assuck
Misery Index

4.11
184 votes
26
Kiss It Goodbye
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

4.11
81 votes
27
Defleshed
Under the Blade

4.11
18 votes
28
In Flames
Whoracle

4.11
3534 votes
29
Jag Panzer
The Fourth Judgement

4.11
38 votes
30
Alchemist
Spiritech

4.1
24 votes
31
Jimmies Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.1
29 votes
32
Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser

4.1
34 votes
33
Hypocrisy
The Final Chapter

4.1
430 votes
34
Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields

4.1
146 votes
35
Nagelfar
Hunengrab im herbst

4.09
43 votes
36
Solefald
The Linear Scaffold

4.09
176 votes
37
Living Sacrifice
Reborn

4.08
237 votes
38
Impaled Northern Moonforest
Impaled Northern Moonforest

4.08
73 votes
39
Ground Zero
Consume Red

4.08
20 votes
40
Necrophobic
Darkside

4.07
150 votes
41
Breach
It's Me God

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

4.07
14 votes
43
Sadistik Exekution
K.A.O.S.

4.07
14 votes
44
Haggard
And Thou Shalt Trust The Seer

4.07
86 votes
45
Dornenreich
Nicht um zu sterben

4.07
15 votes
46
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

4.06
1683 votes
47
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.06
63 votes
48
Flapjack
Juicy Planet Earth

4.06
16 votes
49
Bruce Dickinson
Accident of Birth

4.06
428 votes
50
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.06
5778 votes
51
Lord Belial
Enter The Moonlight Gate

4.06
35 votes
52
Stratovarius
Visions

4.05
783 votes
53
October Tide
Rain Without End

4.03
150 votes
54
Corrupted
Paso Inferior

4.03
258 votes
55
Orange Goblin
Frequencies from Planet Ten

4.03
64 votes
56
Nasum
World In Turmoil (EP)

4.03
16 votes
57
Windir
Soknardalr

4.02
165 votes
58
Spastic Ink
Ink Complete

4.02
111 votes
59
Tiamat
A Deeper Kind of Slumber

4.01
296 votes
60
Dimmu Borgir
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

4.01
709 votes
61
Death SS
Do What You Wilt

4
16 votes
62
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

4
15 votes
63
Ulver
Nattens Madrigal

3.99
691 votes
64
Nokturnal Mortum
Goat Horns

3.99
132 votes
65
God Dethroned
The Grand Grimoire

3.98
90 votes
66
Rage
End of All Days

3.98
58 votes
67
Obtained Enslavement
Witchcraft

3.98
20 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
46 votes
71
Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale

3.95
684 votes
72
Summoning
Nightshade Forests

3.95
60 votes
73
Hades Almighty
The Dawn Of The Dying Sun

3.95
20 votes
74
Deceased
Fearless Undead Machines

3.95
58 votes
75
Shai Hulud
Hearts Once Nourished With Hope...

3.94
241 votes
76
Human Waste Project
E-lux

3.94
16 votes
77
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects
Sol Niger Within

3.94
71 votes
78
Forest
Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

3.93
56 votes
79
Gamma Ray
Valley of the Kings

3.93
14 votes
80
Rotting Christ
A Dead Poem

3.93
132 votes
81
Ragnarok
Arising Realm

3.93
20 votes
82
Moonblood
Blut & Krieg

3.9
21 votes
83
Tristania
Tristania

3.9
15 votes
84
Disembodied
Diablerie

3.89
36 votes
85
Snapcase
Progression Through Unlearning

3.89
98 votes
86
Pain of Salvation
Entropia

3.88
207 votes
87
Gorgoroth
Under the Sign of Hell

3.88
229 votes
88
Grip Inc.
Nemesis

3.88
32 votes
89
Riot
Inishmore

3.88
32 votes
90
Noctes
Pandemonic Requiem

3.88
20 votes
91
Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey

3.87
93 votes
92
Martyr
Hopeless Hopes

3.86
116 votes
93
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

3.85
24 votes
94
Stars of the Lid
The Ballasted Orchestra

3.85
78 votes
95
Sentenced
Down

3.85
150 votes
96
Will Haven
El Diablo

3.85
60 votes
97
Mayhem
Wolf's Lair Abyss

3.85
156 votes
98
Aeternus
Beyond the Wandering Moon

3.85
52 votes
99
Borknagar
The Olden Domain

3.85
304 votes
100
Sacrilege GBG
The Fifth Season

3.84
48 votes
101
Coalesce
Give Them Rope, She Said

3.84
115 votes
102
Catharsis (US)
Samsara

3.83
18 votes
103
Decapitated
Cemeteral Gardens

3.83
15 votes
104
Intestine Baalism
An Anatomy of the Beast

3.83
126 votes
105
Saxon
Unleash the Beast

3.83
120 votes
106
Shai Hulud
A Profound Hatred Of Man

3.82
99 votes
107
Abigail
Intercourse and Lust

3.81
16 votes
108
Broken Hope
Loathing

3.81
16 votes
109
Vital Remains
Forever Underground

3.81
76 votes
110
Threshold
Extinct Instinct

3.81
52 votes
111
Keep of Kalessin
Through Times Of War

3.8
56 votes
112
Mezarkabul
Anatolia

3.8
15 votes
113
Children of Bodom
Something Wild

3.8
3174 votes
114
Septicflesh
The Ophidian Wheel

3.79
73 votes
115
Katatonia
Sounds of Decay

3.79
124 votes
116
Cemetary
Last Confessions

3.79
21 votes
117
Hecate Enthroned
The Slaughter of Innocence, A Requiem for the Migh

3.78
29 votes
118
Sigh
Hail Horror Hail

3.77
82 votes
119
The Crown
Eternal Death

3.77
72 votes
120
Eucharist
Mirrorworlds

3.76
100 votes
121
Abramelin
Abramelin

3.75
40 votes
122
Hatebreed
Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire

3.75
253 votes
123
Snot
Get Some

3.74
150 votes
124
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

3.74
296 votes
125
Enslaved
Eld

3.73
434 votes
126
Diabolical Masquerade
The Phantom Lodge

3.73
35 votes
127
Within Temptation
Enter

3.72
161 votes
128
Harvey Milk
The Pleaser

3.71
38 votes
129
KMFDM
Symbols

3.71
117 votes
130
HammerFall
Glory to the Brave

3.7
412 votes
131
Sadist
Crust

3.7
30 votes
132
Helmet
Aftertaste

3.7
200 votes
133
Grand Belial's Key
Mocking the Philanthropist

3.69
31 votes
134
Iron Savior
Iron Savior

3.69
52 votes
135
Dark Tranquillity
The Mind's I

3.69
848 votes
136
Vader
Black to the Blind

3.68
180 votes
137
Axel Rudi Pell
Magic

3.68
22 votes
138
Old Man's Child
The Pagan Prosperity

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

3.67
23 votes
140
Memento Mori
Songs For The Apocalypse, Vol. 4

3.67
27 votes
141
Skepticism
Ethere

3.67
24 votes
142
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

3.67
247 votes
143
Thought Industry
Black Umbrella

3.66
14 votes
144
Amorphis
My Kantele

3.66
50 votes
145
Arckanum
Kostogher

3.66
22 votes
146
Deicide
Serpents of the Light

3.66
227 votes
147
Hexenhaus
Dejavoodoo

3.66
32 votes
148
Jungle Rot
Slaughter the Weak

3.65
40 votes
149
Gates Of Ishtar
The Dawn of Flames

3.65
48 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
(hed) p.e.
(hed)pe

3.64
127 votes
154
Faith No More
Album of the Year

3.63
789 votes
155
Dismember
Death Metal

3.63
258 votes
156
The Kovenant
In Times Before The Light

3.62
21 votes
157
Skyclad
The Answer Machine?

3.62
26 votes
158
Rhapsody of Fire
Legendary Tales

3.61
272 votes
159
Rollins Band
Come In and Burn

3.61
53 votes
160
Paradise Lost
One Second

3.61
201 votes
161
Phlebotomized
Skycontact

3.57
14 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
Integrity
Seasons in the Size of Days

3.54
48 votes
168
Die Krupps
Paradise Now

3.54
13 votes
169
Theory In Practice
Third Eye Function

3.53
38 votes
170
Body Count
Violent Demise: The Last Days

3.51
78 votes
171
Dir En Grey
MISSA

3.5
117 votes
172
Sacramentum
The Coming of Chaos

3.5
94 votes
173
Manegarm
Nordstjärnans Tidsålder

3.5
42 votes
174
Exciter
The Dark Command

3.5
18 votes
175
Brainstorm
Hungry

3.5
15 votes
176
Brutality
In Mourning

3.5
14 votes
177
Bardo Pond
Lapsed

3.5
13 votes
178
Machine Head
The More Things Change...

3.5
1605 votes
179
Yngwie Malmsteen
Facing the Animal

3.49
78 votes
180
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Dillinger Escape Plan

3.48
281 votes
181
Melvins
Honky

3.48
100 votes
182
Brutal Truth
Sounds of the Animal Kingdom

3.46
102 votes
183
Enthroned
Towards the Skullthrone of Satan

3.45
14 votes
184
Absu
The Third Storm of Cythraul

3.44
82 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

3.42
172 votes
188
Vanden Plas
The God Thing

3.42
36 votes
189
Graveworm
When Daylights Gone

3.4
34 votes
190
Old Man's Child
Born of the Flickering

3.4
48 votes
191
Morgion
Among Majestic Ruin

3.38
36 votes
192
U.D.O.
Solid

3.38
32 votes
193
Nokturnal Mortum
Return Of The Vampire Lord

3.38
16 votes
194
Nightwish
Angels Fall First

3.36
390 votes
195
Entombed
DCLXVI: To Ride Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth

3.36
114 votes
196
Belphegor
Blutsabbath

3.35
80 votes
197
Six Feet Under
Warpath

3.34
103 votes
198
Sevendust
Sevendust

3.33
556 votes
199
Dog Fashion Disco
Erotic Massage

3.32
19 votes
200
Overkill
From the Underground and Below

3.31
232 votes



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