Best Metal Albums of 1997


01
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F♯ A♯ ∞

4.5
3260 votes
02
Profanum
Profanum Aeternum Eminence Of Satanic Imperial Art

4.5
15 votes
03
Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine: Biomech

4.4
1052 votes
04
The 3rd and the Mortal
In This Room

4.4
20 votes
05
Strapping Young Lad
City

4.39
2542 votes
06
Mortuary Drape
Secret Sudaria

4.36
36 votes
07
Discipline.
Unfolded Like Staircase

4.35
20 votes
08
Emperor
Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk

4.33
2246 votes
09
Centinex
Reflections

4.32
22 votes
10
Gamma Ray
Somewhere Out in Space

4.25
556 votes
11
Symphony X
The Divine Wings of Tragedy

4.24
1956 votes
12
In The Woods...
Omnio

4.21
318 votes
13
Royal Hunt
Paradox

4.21
17 votes
14
Electric Wizard
Come My Fanatics...

4.2
591 votes
15
Fates Warning
A Pleasant Shade of Gray

4.19
412 votes
16
His Hero Is Gone
Monuments to Thieves

4.18
173 votes
17
Mithotyn
In The Sign Of The Ravens

4.17
114 votes
18
Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia

4.17
72 votes
19
Esoteric
The Pernicious Enigma

4.16
180 votes
20
Destroyer 666
Unchain The Wolves

4.15
435 votes
21
Pig Destroyer
Demo

4.15
17 votes
22
Nagelfar
Hunengrab im herbst

4.13
50 votes
23
Lacrimas Profundere
La Naissance D'Un Rêve

4.13
16 votes
24
Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields

4.12
164 votes
25
Jag Panzer
The Fourth Judgement

4.12
42 votes
26
Assuck
Misery Index

4.12
208 votes
27
Alchemist
Spiritech

4.12
26 votes
28
Channel Zero
Black Fuel

4.12
26 votes
29
Sadistic Intent
Ancient Black Earth EP

4.11
18 votes
30
Tad Morose
A Mended Rhyme

4.11
33 votes
31
Hypocrisy
The Final Chapter

4.11
480 votes
32
In Flames
Whoracle

4.11
3808 votes
33
Graveland
Following The Voice Of Blood

4.1
29 votes
34
Defleshed
Under the Blade

4.1
20 votes
35
Kiss It Goodbye
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

4.09
100 votes
36
Dornenreich
Nicht um zu sterben

4.08
18 votes
37
Bruce Dickinson
Accident of Birth

4.08
498 votes
38
Solefald
The Linear Scaffold

4.08
198 votes
39
Stratovarius
Visions

4.07
891 votes
40
Idiot Flesh
Fancy

4.07
21 votes
41
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

4.07
22 votes
42
Lacrimosa
Stille

4.07
23 votes
43
Breach
It's Me God

4.06
110 votes
44
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

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

4.06
1796 votes
46
Flapjack
Juicy Planet Earth

4.06
16 votes
47
Deftones
Around The Fur

4.06
6272 votes
48
Necrophobic
Darkside

4.05
206 votes
49
Living Sacrifice
Reborn

4.05
261 votes
50
Jimmie's Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.04
34 votes
51
October Tide
Rain Without End

4.04
184 votes
52
Rage
End of All Days

4.04
74 votes
53
Necromantia
Ancient Pride

4.04
13 votes
54
Corrupted
Paso Inferior

4.03
285 votes
55
Spastic Ink
Ink Complete

4.03
125 votes
56
Ragnarok
Arising Realm

4.02
22 votes
57
Lord Belial
Enter The Moonlight Gate

4.01
44 votes
58
Haggard
And Thou Shalt Trust The Seer

4.01
100 votes
59
Tiamat
A Deeper Kind of Slumber

4.01
165 votes
60
Dimmu Borgir
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

4
761 votes
61
Windir
Soknardalr

4
188 votes
62
Sadistik Exekution
K.A.O.S.

4
22 votes
63
Nasum
World In Turmoil (EP)

4
18 votes
64
Death SS
Do What You Wilt

4
16 votes
65
12 Rods
Gay?

4
13 votes
66
Ulver
Nattens Madrigal

4
795 votes
67
Impaled Northern Moonforest
Impaled Northern Moonforest

3.99
76 votes
68
God Dethroned
The Grand Grimoire

3.99
111 votes
69
Obtained Enslavement
Witchcraft

3.98
23 votes
70
Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser

3.98
44 votes
71
Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey

3.98
80 votes
72
Overcast
Fight Ambition To Kill

3.97
16 votes
73
Nokturnal Mortum
Goat Horns

3.96
148 votes
74
Misery Loves Co.
Not Like Them

3.96
14 votes
75
Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale

3.95
724 votes
76
Forest
Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

3.95
57 votes
77
Summoning
Nightshade Forests

3.95
73 votes
78
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects
Sol Niger Within

3.94
89 votes
79
Deceased
Fearless Undead Machines

3.94
66 votes
80
Human Waste Project
E-lux

3.94
16 votes
81
Lake of Tears
A Crimson Cosmos

3.94
62 votes
82
Shai Hulud
Hearts Once Nourished With Hope...

3.93
259 votes
83
Gamma Ray
Valley of the Kings

3.93
14 votes
84
Rotting Christ
A Dead Poem

3.93
149 votes
85
Hades Almighty
The Dawn Of The Dying Sun

3.92
24 votes
86
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

3.9
30 votes
87
Tristania
Tristania

3.9
15 votes
88
Pain of Salvation
Entropia

3.9
240 votes
89
Moonblood
Blut & Krieg

3.89
23 votes
90
Gorgoroth
Under the Sign of Hell

3.89
261 votes
91
Intestine Baalism
An Anatomy of the Beast

3.88
164 votes
92
Borknagar
The Olden Domain

3.88
344 votes
93
Abigail
Intercourse and Lust

3.88
24 votes
94
Snapcase
Progression Through Unlearning

3.87
109 votes
95
Hecate Enthroned
The Slaughter of Innocence, A Requiem for the Migh

3.87
30 votes
96
Catharsis (US)
Samsara

3.86
22 votes
97
Riot
Inishmore

3.86
36 votes
98
Martyr
Hopeless Hopes

3.86
134 votes
99
Mayhem
Wolf's Lair Abyss

3.85
350 votes
100
Grip Inc.
Nemesis

3.85
40 votes
101
Noctes
Pandemonic Requiem

3.85
20 votes
102
Aeternus
Beyond the Wandering Moon

3.84
58 votes
103
Sacrilege GBG
The Fifth Season

3.84
75 votes
104
Sentenced
Down

3.84
267 votes
105
Shai Hulud
A Profound Hatred Of Man

3.84
108 votes
106
Stars of the Lid
The Ballasted Orchestra

3.84
97 votes
107
Disembodied
Diablerie

3.83
44 votes
108
Sigh
Hail Horror Hail

3.82
101 votes
109
Decapitated
Cemeteral Gardens

3.82
14 votes
110
Cemetary
Last Confessions

3.82
33 votes
111
Threshold
Extinct Instinct

3.82
60 votes
112
Septicflesh
The Ophidian Wheel

3.81
86 votes
113
Eucharist
Mirrorworlds

3.81
112 votes
114
Broken Hope
Loathing

3.81
16 votes
115
Keep of Kalessin
Through Times Of War

3.81
58 votes
116
Vital Remains
Forever Underground

3.81
86 votes
117
Katatonia
Sounds of Decay

3.81
140 votes
118
Coalesce
Give Them Rope, She Said

3.81
134 votes
119
Saxon
Unleash the Beast

3.8
138 votes
120
Mezarkabul
Anatolia

3.8
15 votes
121
Flying Saucer Attack
New Lands

3.8
15 votes
122
Will Haven
El Diablo

3.8
74 votes
123
Children of Bodom
Something Wild

3.79
3342 votes
124
KAT
Szydercze zwierciadło

3.79
14 votes
125
Nuclear Rabbit
Vicuna

3.79
14 votes
126
Fleshcrawl
Bloodred Massacre

3.78
18 votes
127
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

3.77
328 votes
128
Iron Savior
Iron Savior

3.76
58 votes
129
Diabolical Masquerade
The Phantom Lodge

3.76
37 votes
130
Hatebreed
Satisfaction Is The Death Of Desire

3.75
279 votes
131
Abramelin
Abramelin

3.74
40 votes
132
Grand Belial's Key
Mocking the Philanthropist

3.74
114 votes
133
Sadist
Crust

3.74
34 votes
134
Snot
Get Some

3.73
173 votes
135
The Crown
Eternal Death

3.72
87 votes
136
KMFDM
Symbols

3.72
124 votes
137
Enslaved
Eld

3.72
490 votes
138
Skepticism
Ethere

3.71
28 votes
139
Dark Tranquillity
The Mind's I

3.71
944 votes
140
Within Temptation
Enter

3.71
168 votes
141
Vader
Black to the Blind

3.71
222 votes
142
Autumn Leaves
Embraced by the Absolute

3.7
88 votes
143
Helmet
Aftertaste

3.7
229 votes
144
HammerFall
Glory to the Brave

3.7
440 votes
145
Skyclad
The Answer Machine?

3.69
36 votes
146
Saviour Machine
Legend Part I

3.69
13 votes
147
Amorphis
My Kantele

3.67
81 votes
148
Arckanum
Kostogher

3.67
24 votes
149
Old Man's Child
The Pagan Prosperity

3.66
184 votes
150
Sigh
Ghastly Funeral Theatre

3.66
31 votes
151
Hexenhaus
Dejavoodoo

3.66
32 votes
152
Rhapsody of Fire
Legendary Tales

3.66
302 votes
153
Thought Industry
Black Umbrella

3.65
15 votes
154
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

3.65
259 votes
155
Memento Mori
Songs For The Apocalypse, Vol. 4

3.65
30 votes
156
Phlebotomized
Skycontact

3.65
30 votes
157
(hed) p.e.
(hed) p.e.

3.65
137 votes
158
The Kovenant
In Times Before The Light

3.65
24 votes
159
Theatre Of Tragedy
A Rose for the Dead

3.65
24 votes
160
Deicide
Serpents of the Light

3.64
253 votes
161
Harvey Milk
The Pleaser

3.64
44 votes
162
Dismember
Misanthropic

3.63
32 votes
163
Faith No More
Album of the Year

3.62
877 votes
164
Gates Of Ishtar
The Dawn of Flames

3.62
66 votes
165
Rollins Band
Come In and Burn

3.62
56 votes
166
Dismember
Death Metal

3.61
308 votes
167
Paradise Lost
One Second

3.6
237 votes
168
Jungle Rot
Slaughter the Weak

3.6
52 votes
169
Theory In Practice
Third Eye Function

3.59
44 votes
170
Incantation
The Forsaken Mourning of Angelic Anguish

3.59
46 votes
171
Axel Rudi Pell
Magic

3.57
28 votes
172
Flaw
American Arrogance

3.56
17 votes
173
Behemoth
Bewitching the Pomerania

3.55
22 votes
174
Merzbow
Hybrid Noisebloom

3.53
15 votes
175
Integrity
Seasons in the Size of Days

3.53
52 votes
176
Mekong Delta
Pictures at an Exhibition

3.52
46 votes
177
Nocturnal Rites
Tales of Mystery and Imagination

3.52
14 votes
178
Machine Head
The More Things Change...

3.51
1710 votes
179
Manegarm
Nordstjärnans Tidsålder

3.5
48 votes
180
Vanden Plas
The God Thing

3.5
46 votes
181
Exciter
The Dark Command

3.5
18 votes
182
Brutality
In Mourning

3.5
16 votes
183
Die Krupps
Paradise Now

3.5
14 votes
184
Brutal Truth
Sounds of the Animal Kingdom

3.5
113 votes
185
Enthroned
Towards the Skullthrone of Satan

3.49
17 votes
186
Sacramentum
The Coming of Chaos

3.48
122 votes
187
Bardo Pond
Lapsed

3.47
17 votes
188
Dir En Grey
MISSA

3.46
126 votes
189
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Dillinger Escape Plan

3.46
297 votes
190
Melvins
Honky

3.45
114 votes
191
On Thorns I Lay
Orama

3.44
24 votes
192
Yngwie Malmsteen
Facing the Animal

3.43
86 votes
193
Absu
The Third Storm of Cythraul

3.42
100 votes
194
Body Count
Violent Demise: The Last Days

3.41
46 votes
195
Meshuggah
The True Human Design

3.4
192 votes
196
Knut
Leftovers

3.4
15 votes
197
Brainstorm
Hungry

3.4
15 votes
198
Old Man's Child
Born of the Flickering

3.39
108 votes
199
U.D.O.
Solid

3.38
34 votes
200
Morgion
Among Majestic Ruin

3.38
36 votes



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