Best Metal Albums of 1997


01
Mortuary Drape
Secret Sudaria

4.54
26 votes
02
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F#A# (Infinity)

4.5
2953 votes
03
The 3rd and the Mortal
In This Room

4.5
14 votes
04
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F#A#(Infinity) [Vinyl]

4.44
421 votes
05
Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine: Biomech

4.4
914 votes
06
Misfits
Static Age

4.38
679 votes
07
Strapping Young Lad
City

4.38
2212 votes
08
Emperor
Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk

4.34
1964 votes
09
Esoteric
The Pernicious Enigma

4.27
138 votes
10
Graveland
Following The Voice Of Blood

4.26
19 votes
11
Gamma Ray
Somewhere Out in Space

4.26
518 votes
12
Mithotyn
In The Sign Of The Ravens

4.26
39 votes
13
Symphony X
The Divine Wings of Tragedy

4.24
1210 votes
14
Dornenreich
Nicht um zu sterben

4.23
13 votes
15
Lacrimosa
Stille

4.22
18 votes
16
In The Woods...
Omnio

4.22
260 votes
17
His Hero Is Gone
Monuments to Thieves

4.22
139 votes
18
Electric Wizard
Come My Fanatics...

4.21
506 votes
19
Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia

4.21
53 votes
20
Ground Zero
Consume Red

4.21
17 votes
21
Destroyer 666
Unchain The Wolves

4.18
318 votes
22
Channel Zero
Black Fuel

4.17
24 votes
23
Royal Hunt
Paradox

4.15
13 votes
24
Summoning
Dol Guldur

4.15
169 votes
25
Fates Warning
A Pleasant Shade of Gray

4.14
513 votes
26
Jag Panzer
The Fourth Judgement

4.14
36 votes
27
Tad Morose
A Mended Rhyme

4.13
27 votes
28
Alchemist
Spiritech

4.13
23 votes
29
Jimmies Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.13
28 votes
30
Nagelfar
Hunengrab im herbst

4.12
41 votes
31
Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields

4.12
139 votes
32
Kiss It Goodbye
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

4.12
78 votes
33
Defleshed
Under the Blade

4.11
18 votes
34
Assuck
Misery Index

4.11
182 votes
35
In Flames
Whoracle

4.11
3494 votes
36
Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser

4.09
32 votes
37
Hypocrisy
The Final Chapter

4.09
422 votes
38
Haggard
And Thou Shalt Trust The Seer

4.09
80 votes
39
Solefald
The Linear Scaffold

4.09
174 votes
40
Bruce Dickinson
Accident of Birth

4.08
418 votes
41
Nasum
World In Turmoil (EP)

4.07
14 votes
42
Sadistik Exekution
K.A.O.S.

4.07
14 votes
43
Lacrimas Profundere
La Naissance D'Un Rêve

4.07
14 votes
44
Impaled Northern Moonforest
Impaled Northern Moonforest

4.07
72 votes
45
Stratovarius
Visions

4.07
756 votes
46
Flapjack
Juicy Planet Earth

4.06
16 votes
47
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

4.06
1666 votes
48
Living Sacrifice
Reborn

4.06
231 votes
49
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.05
5532 votes
50
Necrophobic
Darkside

4.05
142 votes
51
Breach
It's Me God

4.05
33 votes
52
Lord Belial
Enter The Moonlight Gate

4.04
34 votes
53
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.04
58 votes
54
Windir
Soknardalr

4.03
159 votes
55
Ragnarok
Arising Realm

4.03
19 votes
56
Corrupted
Paso Inferior

4.01
246 votes
57
Spastic Ink
Ink Complete

4.01
112 votes
58
Dimmu Borgir
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

4.01
697 votes
59
October Tide
Rain Without End

4.01
146 votes
60
Tiamat
A Deeper Kind of Slumber

3.99
292 votes
61
Nokturnal Mortum
Goat Horns

3.99
130 votes
62
Rage
End of All Days

3.98
58 votes
63
Ulver
Nattens Madrigal

3.98
666 votes
64
Obtained Enslavement
Witchcraft

3.97
19 votes
65
Summoning
Nightshade Forests

3.97
58 votes
66
Overcast
Fight Ambition To Kill

3.96
14 votes
67
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

3.96
14 votes
68
Forest
Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

3.96
54 votes
69
Misery Loves Co.
Not Like Them

3.96
13 votes
70
God Dethroned
The Grand Grimoire

3.96
50 votes
71
Lake of Tears
A Crimson Cosmos

3.96
46 votes
72
Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale

3.95
676 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
238 votes
76
Human Waste Project
E-lux

3.94
16 votes
77
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

3.93
22 votes
78
Grip Inc.
Nemesis

3.93
28 votes
79
Gamma Ray
Valley of the Kings

3.93
14 votes
80
Rotting Christ
A Dead Poem

3.92
120 votes
81
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects
Sol Niger Within

3.91
132 votes
82
Moonblood
Blut & Krieg

3.9
21 votes
83
Tristania
Tristania

3.9
15 votes
84
Noctes
Pandemonic Requiem

3.89
18 votes
85
Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey

3.88
90 votes
86
Pain of Salvation
Entropia

3.88
207 votes
87
Aeternus
Beyond the Wandering Moon

3.88
50 votes
88
Gorgoroth
Under the Sign of Hell

3.87
219 votes
89
Snapcase
Progression Through Unlearning

3.87
95 votes
90
Disembodied
Diablerie

3.87
35 votes
91
Sacrilege GBG
The Fifth Season

3.87
45 votes
92
Martyr
Hopeless Hopes

3.87
112 votes
93
Sentenced
Down

3.85
148 votes
94
Stars of the Lid
The Ballasted Orchestra

3.85
76 votes
95
Will Haven
El Diablo

3.84
58 votes
96
Coalesce
Give Them Rope, She Said

3.84
112 votes
97
Mayhem
Wolf's Lair Abyss

3.83
151 votes
98
Catharsis (US)
Samsara

3.83
18 votes
99
Borknagar
The Olden Domain

3.83
284 votes
100
Intestine Baalism
An Anatomy of the Beast

3.83
112 votes
101
Shai Hulud
A Profound Hatred Of Man

3.83
96 votes
102
Decapitated
Cemeteral Gardens

3.82
14 votes
103
Broken Hope
Loathing

3.81
16 votes
104
Abigail
Intercourse and Lust

3.81
16 votes
105
Vital Remains
Forever Underground

3.81
74 votes
106
Threshold
Extinct Instinct

3.81
52 votes
107
Saxon
Unleash the Beast

3.81
118 votes
108
Hecate Enthroned
The Slaughter of Innocence, A Requiem for the Migh

3.8
28 votes
109
Children of Bodom
Something Wild

3.8
3132 votes
110
Mezarkabul
Anatolia

3.8
15 votes
111
Keep of Kalessin
Through Times Of War

3.8
54 votes
112
Katatonia
Sounds of Decay

3.79
122 votes
113
Cemetary
Last Confessions

3.79
21 votes
114
Sigh
Hail Horror Hail

3.76
80 votes
115
Septicflesh
The Ophidian Wheel

3.76
66 votes
116
Snot
Get Some

3.76
144 votes
117
Eucharist
Mirrorworlds

3.76
49 votes
118
The Crown
Eternal Death

3.75
66 votes
119
Abramelin
Abramelin

3.75
40 votes
120
Hatebreed
Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire

3.74
249 votes
121
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

3.73
294 votes
122
Diabolical Masquerade
The Phantom Lodge

3.73
35 votes
123
Axel Rudi Pell
Magic

3.73
22 votes
124
Enslaved
Eld

3.72
416 votes
125
Within Temptation
Enter

3.72
159 votes
126
Harvey Milk
The Pleaser

3.72
36 votes
127
HammerFall
Glory to the Brave

3.7
398 votes
128
Grand Belial's Key
Mocking the Philanthropist

3.7
32 votes
129
Helmet
Aftertaste

3.7
196 votes
130
Sadist
Crust

3.7
30 votes
131
KMFDM
Symbols

3.69
114 votes
132
Dark Tranquillity
The Mind's I

3.69
828 votes
133
Amorphis
My Kantele

3.69
48 votes
134
Jungle Rot
Slaughter the Weak

3.68
38 votes
135
Old Man's Child
The Pagan Prosperity

3.68
82 votes
136
Iron Savior
Iron Savior

3.68
50 votes
137
Thought Industry
Black Umbrella

3.68
13 votes
138
Theatre Of Tragedy
A Rose for the Dead

3.67
23 votes
139
Vader
Black to the Blind

3.67
170 votes
140
Deicide
Serpents of the Light

3.67
221 votes
141
Memento Mori
Songs For The Apocalypse, Vol. 4

3.67
27 votes
142
Skepticism
Ethere

3.67
24 votes
143
Arckanum
Kostogher

3.67
21 votes
144
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

3.66
244 votes
145
Hexenhaus
Dejavoodoo

3.66
32 votes
146
(hed) p.e.
(hed)pe

3.65
125 votes
147
Gates Of Ishtar
The Dawn of Flames

3.65
48 votes
148
Faith No More
Album of the Year

3.63
772 votes
149
Skyclad
The Answer Machine?

3.63
24 votes
150
Autumn Leaves
Embraced by the Absolute

3.62
74 votes
151
The Kovenant
In Times Before The Light

3.62
21 votes
152
Paradise Lost
One Second

3.62
198 votes
153
Dismember
Death Metal

3.62
248 votes
154
Rhapsody of Fire
Legendary Tales

3.62
266 votes
155
Rollins Band
Come In and Burn

3.62
52 votes
156
Dismember
Misanthropic

3.62
26 votes
157
Sigh
Ghastly Funeral Theatre

3.61
23 votes
158
Flaw
American Arrogance

3.6
15 votes
159
Phlebotomized
Skycontact

3.57
14 votes
160
Misfits
American Psycho

3.56
426 votes
161
Nightfall
Lesbian Show

3.56
18 votes
162
Mekong Delta
Pictures at an Exhibition

3.55
40 votes
163
Behemoth
Bewitching the Pomerania

3.55
20 votes
164
Incantation
The Forsaken Mourning of Angelic Anguish

3.55
42 votes
165
Die Krupps
Paradise Now

3.54
13 votes
166
Body Count
Violent Demise: The Last Days

3.53
76 votes
167
Theory In Practice
Third Eye Function

3.53
38 votes
168
Integrity
Seasons in the Size of Days

3.52
47 votes
169
Dir En Grey
MISSA

3.5
117 votes
170
Sacramentum
The Coming of Chaos

3.5
90 votes
171
Exciter
The Dark Command

3.5
18 votes
172
Brutality
In Mourning

3.5
14 votes
173
Machine Head
The More Things Change...

3.49
1551 votes
174
Yngwie Malmsteen
Facing the Animal

3.49
78 votes
175
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Dillinger Escape Plan

3.48
278 votes
176
Melvins
Honky

3.48
95 votes
177
Manegarm
Nordstjärnans Tidsålder

3.48
40 votes
178
Brutal Truth
Sounds of the Animal Kingdom

3.47
100 votes
179
Enthroned
Towards the Skullthrone of Satan

3.45
14 votes
180
Graveworm
When Daylights Gone

3.44
34 votes
181
Meshuggah
The True Human Design

3.43
168 votes
182
Gardenian
Two Feet Stand

3.43
18 votes
183
L7
The Beauty Process: Triple Platinum

3.43
29 votes
184
On Thorns I Lay
Orama

3.43
21 votes
185
Absu
The Third Storm of Cythraul

3.42
78 votes
186
U.D.O.
Solid

3.4
30 votes
187
Nokturnal Mortum
Return Of The Vampire Lord

3.38
16 votes
188
Old Man's Child
Born of the Flickering

3.37
47 votes
189
Morgion
Among Majestic Ruin

3.36
33 votes
190
Nightwish
Angels Fall First

3.36
381 votes
191
Six Feet Under
Warpath

3.36
101 votes
192
Entombed
DCLXVI: To Ride Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth

3.36
107 votes
193
Clawfinger
Clawfinger

3.35
40 votes
194
Sevendust
Sevendust

3.35
538 votes
195
Dog Fashion Disco
Erotic Massage

3.33
18 votes
196
Belphegor
Blutsabbath

3.33
76 votes
197
Zao
The Splinter Shards the Birth of Separation

3.32
94 votes
198
Vanden Plas
The God Thing

3.31
36 votes
199
Edge of Sanity
Infernal

3.3
390 votes
200
Overkill
From the Underground and Below

3.3
230 votes



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