Best Metal Albums of 1997

Genre:  Year:  

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

Rating: 4.46
368 votes
02
Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine: Biomech

Rating: 4.39
719 votes
03
Strapping Young Lad
City

Rating: 4.38
916 votes
04
Haggard
And Thou Shalt Trust The Seer

Rating: 4.34
32 votes
05
Esoteric
The Pernicious Enigma

Rating: 4.34
53 votes
06
Emperor
Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk

Rating: 4.31
1540 votes
07
Lacrimosa
Stille

Rating: 4.29
12 votes
08
Gamma Ray
Somewhere Out in Space

Rating: 4.28
422 votes
09
Mithotyn
In The Sign Of The Ravens

Rating: 4.26
31 votes
10
Symphony X
The Divine Wings of Tragedy

Rating: 4.23
1036 votes
11
Flapjack
Juicy Planet Earth

Rating: 4.21
14 votes
12
In The Woods...
Omnio

Rating: 4.21
238 votes
13
Electric Wizard
Come My Fanatics...

Rating: 4.19
373 votes
14
His Hero is Gone
Monuments to Thieves

Rating: 4.19
101 votes
15
Fates Warning
A Pleasant Shade of Gray

Rating: 4.18
130 votes
16
Destroyer 666
Unchain The Wolves

Rating: 4.17
201 votes
17
Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia

Rating: 4.17
41 votes
18
Channel Zero
Black Fuel

Rating: 4.17
24 votes
19
Tad Morose
A Mended Rhyme

Rating: 4.17
18 votes
20
Assuck
Misery Index

Rating: 4.13
149 votes
21
Alchemist
Spiritech

Rating: 4.13
20 votes
22
Ground Zero
Consume Red

Rating: 4.13
16 votes
23
Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields

Rating: 4.12
99 votes
24
Summoning
Dol Guldur

Rating: 4.11
143 votes
25
God Dethroned
The Grand Grimoire

Rating: 4.11
28 votes
26
Nagelfar
Hunengrab im herbst

Rating: 4.1
29 votes
27
Impaled Northern Moonforest
Impaled Northern Moonforest

Rating: 4.1
63 votes
28
Bruce Dickinson
Accident of Birth

Rating: 4.09
340 votes
29
Stratovarius
Visions

Rating: 4.08
573 votes
30
In Flames
Whoracle

Rating: 4.08
4587 votes
31
Jimmies Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

Rating: 4.07
27 votes
32
Solefald
The Linear Scaffold

Rating: 4.07
140 votes
33
Jag Panzer
The Fourth Judgement

Rating: 4.07
28 votes
34
Hypocrisy
The Final Chapter

Rating: 4.07
507 votes
35
Deftones
Around the Fur

Rating: 4.06
4686 votes
36
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

Rating: 4.06
1507 votes
37
Necrophobic
Darkside

Rating: 4.06
108 votes
38
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

Rating: 4.05
48 votes
39
Corrupted
Paso Inferior

Rating: 4.04
186 votes
40
October Tide
Rain Without End

Rating: 4.02
192 votes
41
Living Sacrifice
Reborn

Rating: 4.01
222 votes
42
Tiamat
A Deeper Kind of Slumber

Rating: 4.01
238 votes
43
Kiss It Goodbye
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

Rating: 4.01
56 votes
44
Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser

Rating: 4
24 votes
45
Lake of Tears
A Crimson Cosmos

Rating: 4
19 votes
46
Memento Mori
Songs For The Apocalypse, Vol. 4

Rating: 4
18 votes
47
Graveland
Following The Voice Of Blood

Rating: 4
14 votes
48
Ragnarok
Arising Realm

Rating: 4
14 votes
49
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

Rating: 4
12 votes
50
Windir
Soknardalr

Rating: 4
116 votes
51
Dimmu Borgir
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

Rating: 3.99
604 votes
52
Forest
Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

Rating: 3.98
47 votes
53
Nokturnal Mortum
Goat Horns

Rating: 3.98
116 votes
54
Breach
It's Me God

Rating: 3.98
21 votes
55
Orange Goblin
Frequencies From Planet Ten

Rating: 3.97
44 votes
56
Overcast
Fight Ambition To Kill

Rating: 3.96
14 votes
57
Misery Loves Co.
Not Like Them

Rating: 3.96
12 votes
58
Rage
End of All Days

Rating: 3.95
44 votes
59
Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale

Rating: 3.94
568 votes
60
Lord Belial
Enter The Moonlight Gate

Rating: 3.94
26 votes
61
Human Waste Project
E-lux

Rating: 3.94
16 votes
62
Deceased
Fearless Undead Machines

Rating: 3.93
46 votes
63
Hades Almighty
The Dawn Of The Dying Sun

Rating: 3.93
15 votes
64
Ulver
Nattens Madrigal

Rating: 3.91
518 votes
65
Will Haven
El Diablo

Rating: 3.91
44 votes
66
Disembodied
Diablerie

Rating: 3.91
27 votes
67
Shai Hulud
Hearts Once Nourished With Hope...

Rating: 3.9
211 votes
68
Summoning
Nightshade Forests

Rating: 3.9
53 votes
69
Stars of the Lid
The Ballasted Orchestra

Rating: 3.9
53 votes
70
Moonblood
Blut und Krieg

Rating: 3.89
14 votes
71
Pain Of Salvation
Entropia

Rating: 3.88
177 votes
72
Amorphis
My Kantele

Rating: 3.88
34 votes
73
Grip Inc.
Nemesis

Rating: 3.88
16 votes
74
Mezarkabul
Anatolia

Rating: 3.88
12 votes
75
Hecate Enthroned
The Slaughter of Innocence, A Requiem for the Migh

Rating: 3.87
23 votes
76
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

Rating: 3.87
19 votes
77
Broken Hope
Loathing

Rating: 3.86
11 votes
78
Snapcase
Progression Through Unlearning

Rating: 3.86
76 votes
79
Sentenced
Down

Rating: 3.86
116 votes
80
Rotting Christ
A Dead Poem

Rating: 3.85
91 votes
81
Gorgoroth
Under the Sign of Hell

Rating: 3.85
161 votes
82
Vital Remains
Forever Underground

Rating: 3.85
58 votes
83
Saxon
Unleash the Beast

Rating: 3.83
82 votes
84
Aeternus
Beyond the Wandering Moon

Rating: 3.82
34 votes
85
Diabolical Masquerade
The Phantom Lodge

Rating: 3.82
31 votes
86
Coalesce
Give Them Rope, She Said

Rating: 3.81
99 votes
87
Mayhem
Wolfs Lair Abyss

Rating: 3.81
111 votes
88
Martyr
Hopeless hopes

Rating: 3.8
96 votes
89
Threshold
Extinct Instinct

Rating: 3.8
40 votes
90
Jungle Rot
Slaughter The Weak

Rating: 3.79
12 votes
91
Children of Bodom
Something Wild

Rating: 3.78
2895 votes
92
Shai Hulud
A Profound Hatred Of Man

Rating: 3.78
77 votes
93
Noctes
Pandemonic Requiem

Rating: 3.77
13 votes
94
Abramelin
Abramelin

Rating: 3.77
32 votes
95
Theatre Of Tragedy
A Rose for the Dead

Rating: 3.76
17 votes
96
Borknagar
The Olden Domain

Rating: 3.76
236 votes
97
Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey

Rating: 3.75
44 votes
98
Sacrilege GBG
The Fifth Season

Rating: 3.75
42 votes
99
The Crown
Eternal Death

Rating: 3.75
40 votes
100
Harvey Milk
The Pleaser

Rating: 3.75
36 votes
101
Hatebreed
Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire

Rating: 3.74
221 votes
102
Snot
Get Some

Rating: 3.74
128 votes
103
Septicflesh
The Ophidian Wheel

Rating: 3.73
47 votes
104
Eucharist
Mirrorworlds

Rating: 3.73
43 votes
105
Sigh
Hail Horror Hail

Rating: 3.71
61 votes
106
Nuclear Rabbit
Vicuna

Rating: 3.71
12 votes
107
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

Rating: 3.71
390 votes
108
Enslaved
Eld

Rating: 3.71
324 votes
109
Intestine Baalism
An Anatomy of the Beast

Rating: 3.7
94 votes
110
Within Temptation
Enter

Rating: 3.69
136 votes
111
Katatonia
Sounds Of Decay

Rating: 3.69
90 votes
112
HammerFall
Glory to the Brave

Rating: 3.69
162 votes
113
Catharsis [US]
Samsara

Rating: 3.68
11 votes
114
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

Rating: 3.68
222 votes
115
Dark Tranquillity
The Mind's I

Rating: 3.68
684 votes
116
Rollins Band
Come In and Burn

Rating: 3.66
46 votes
117
Axel Rudi Pell
Magic

Rating: 3.65
20 votes
118
Helmet
Aftertaste

Rating: 3.65
165 votes
119
Deicide
Serpents Of The Light

Rating: 3.65
188 votes
120
Dismember
Misanthropic

Rating: 3.64
14 votes
121
Skepticism
Ethere

Rating: 3.64
14 votes
122
Autumn Leaves
Embraced by the Absolute

Rating: 3.63
34 votes
123
KMFDM
Symbols

Rating: 3.63
88 votes
124
Arckanum
Kostogher

Rating: 3.63
20 votes
125
Iron Savior
Iron Savior

Rating: 3.62
17 votes
126
Paradise Lost
One Second

Rating: 3.61
298 votes
127
Faith No More
Album of the Year

Rating: 3.61
613 votes
128
Rhapsody of Fire
Legendary Tales

Rating: 3.61
109 votes
129
Old Man's Child
The Pagan Prosperity

Rating: 3.6
67 votes
130
Vader
Black to the Blind

Rating: 3.6
136 votes
131
Cemetary
Last Confessions

Rating: 3.58
18 votes
132
Keep of Kalessin
Through Times Of War

Rating: 3.58
40 votes
133
Manegarm
Nordstjärnans Tidsålder

Rating: 3.57
28 votes
134
Hexenhaus
Dejavoodoo

Rating: 3.57
28 votes
135
Nightfall
Lesbian Show

Rating: 3.57
14 votes
136
Dismember
Death Metal

Rating: 3.56
93 votes
137
Gates Of Ishtar
The Dawn of Flames

Rating: 3.56
17 votes
138
Mekong Delta
Pictures At An Exhibition

Rating: 3.55
20 votes
139
Body Count
Violent Demise: The Last Days

Rating: 3.55
66 votes
140
Die Krupps
Paradise Now

Rating: 3.5
13 votes
141
Melvins
Honky

Rating: 3.49
77 votes
142
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Dillinger Escape Plan

Rating: 3.49
512 votes
143
DIR EN GREY
MISSA

Rating: 3.49
105 votes
144
Yngwie Malmsteen
Facing the Animal

Rating: 3.48
66 votes
145
Integrity
Seasons in the Size of Days

Rating: 3.47
38 votes
146
Machine Head
The More Things Change...

Rating: 3.47
1347 votes
147
Sigh
Ghastly Funeral Theatre

Rating: 3.47
17 votes
148
Incantation
The Forsaken Mourning of Angelic Anguish

Rating: 3.47
32 votes
149
Malevolent Creation
In Cold Blood

Rating: 3.46
48 votes
150
Brutal Truth
Sounds Of The Animal Kingdom

Rating: 3.45
83 votes
151
Graveworm
When Daylights Gone

Rating: 3.44
27 votes
152
Skunk Anansie
Stoosh

Rating: 3.44
41 votes
153
Theory In Practice
Third Eye Function

Rating: 3.43
30 votes
154
Behemoth
Bewitching The Pomerania

Rating: 3.43
14 votes
155
Sacramentum
The Coming of Chaos

Rating: 3.42
66 votes
156
Skyclad
The Answer Machine?

Rating: 3.42
24 votes
157
Skycamefalling
A Penny for Your Confessions

Rating: 3.42
12 votes
158
Grand Belial's Key
Mocking the Philanthropist

Rating: 3.4
20 votes
159
Meshuggah
The True Human Design

Rating: 3.39
160 votes
160
Entombed
DCLXVI: To Ride Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth

Rating: 3.38
84 votes
161
Nokturnal Mortum
Return Of The Vampire Lord

Rating: 3.38
16 votes
162
Six Feet Under
Warpath

Rating: 3.37
91 votes
163
Absu
The Third Storm of Cythraul

Rating: 3.37
60 votes
164
Dog Fashion Disco
Erotic Massage

Rating: 3.36
11 votes
165
Morgion
Among Majestic Ruin

Rating: 3.36
14 votes
166
Edge of Sanity
Infernal

Rating: 3.35
312 votes
167
Sevendust
Sevendust

Rating: 3.34
464 votes
168
Nightwish
Angels Fall First

Rating: 3.34
316 votes
169
Vanden Plas
The God Thing

Rating: 3.32
28 votes
170
Overkill
From the Underground and Below

Rating: 3.3
258 votes
171
Immortal
Blizzard beasts

Rating: 3.3
406 votes
172
Rotten Sound
Under Pressure

Rating: 3.29
12 votes
173
Old Man's Child
Born of the Flickering

Rating: 3.27
39 votes
174
Aakon Keetreh
Journey Into The Depths Of Night

Rating: 3.27
15 votes
175
Gojira
Possessed

Rating: 3.26
42 votes
176
Zao
The Splinter Shards the Birth of Separation

Rating: 3.26
87 votes
177
Belphegor
Blutsabbath

Rating: 3.25
56 votes
178
Dream Theater
Falling into Infinity

Rating: 3.21
970 votes
179
Clawfinger
Clawfinger

Rating: 3.21
34 votes
180
Voivod
Phobos

Rating: 3.2
178 votes
181
Megadeth
Cryptic Writings

Rating: 3.19
3084 votes
182
Gzr
Black Science

Rating: 3.18
17 votes
183
Edguy
Kingdom of Madness

Rating: 3.16
43 votes
184
Anvil
Absolutely No Alternative

Rating: 3.16
48 votes
185
Sodom
'Til Death Do Us Unite

Rating: 3.13
327 votes
186
Sadus
Elements of Anger

Rating: 3.11
82 votes
187
Neuraxis
Imagery

Rating: 3.1
72 votes
188
Venom
Cast in Stone

Rating: 3.09
117 votes
189
Galactic Cowboys
The Horse That Bud Bought

Rating: 3.08
12 votes
190
Powerman 5000
Mega!! Kung Fu Radio

Rating: 3.08
49 votes
191
Limp Bizkit
Three Dollar Bill Y'all$

Rating: 3.03
1630 votes



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