Best Metal Albums of 1997


01
Mortuary Drape
Secret Sudaria

4.62
26 votes
02
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F♯ A♯ ∞

4.51
3184 votes
03
Profanum
Profanum Aeternum Eminence Of Satanic Imperial Art

4.5
15 votes
04
Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine: Biomech

4.4
1022 votes
05
Strapping Young Lad
City

4.39
2480 votes
06
Discipline.
Unfolded Like Staircase

4.34
19 votes
07
Emperor
Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk

4.34
2206 votes
08
Centinex
Reflections

4.32
22 votes
09
Mithotyn
In The Sign Of The Ravens

4.27
102 votes
10
Gamma Ray
Somewhere Out in Space

4.26
562 votes
11
The 3rd and the Mortal
In This Room

4.25
20 votes
12
Lacrimosa
Stille

4.24
21 votes
13
Symphony X
The Divine Wings of Tragedy

4.24
1290 votes
14
Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia

4.23
67 votes
15
Esoteric
The Pernicious Enigma

4.22
172 votes
16
Sadistic Intent
Ancient Black Earth EP

4.21
14 votes
17
In The Woods...
Omnio

4.21
304 votes
18
Royal Hunt
Paradox

4.21
17 votes
19
His Hero Is Gone
Monuments to Thieves

4.2
165 votes
20
Electric Wizard
Come My Fanatics...

4.2
576 votes
21
Fates Warning
A Pleasant Shade of Gray

4.19
406 votes
22
Summoning
Dol Guldur

4.18
208 votes
23
Graveland
Following The Voice Of Blood

4.17
26 votes
24
Destroyer 666
Unchain The Wolves

4.15
429 votes
25
Lacrimas Profundere
La Naissance D'Un Rêve

4.13
16 votes
26
Pig Destroyer
Demo

4.13
16 votes
27
Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields

4.12
322 votes
28
Channel Zero
Black Fuel

4.12
26 votes
29
Nagelfar
Hunengrab im herbst

4.11
48 votes
30
Assuck
Misery Index

4.11
206 votes
31
Tad Morose
A Mended Rhyme

4.11
33 votes
32
In Flames
Whoracle

4.11
3734 votes
33
Hypocrisy
The Final Chapter

4.11
472 votes
34
Jag Panzer
The Fourth Judgement

4.1
40 votes
35
Alchemist
Spiritech

4.1
25 votes
36
Defleshed
Under the Blade

4.1
20 votes
37
Ground Zero
Consume Red

4.09
27 votes
38
Dornenreich
Nicht um zu sterben

4.09
17 votes
39
Haggard
And Thou Shalt Trust The Seer

4.08
144 votes
40
Kiss It Goodbye
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

4.08
97 votes
41
Jimmie's Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.08
31 votes
42
Breach
It's Me God

4.08
100 votes
43
Idiot Flesh
Fancy

4.08
20 votes
44
Bruce Dickinson
Accident of Birth

4.07
486 votes
45
Necrophobic
Darkside

4.07
194 votes
46
Impaled Northern Moonforest
Impaled Northern Moonforest

4.07
73 votes
47
Solefald
The Linear Scaffold

4.07
192 votes
48
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.06
70 votes
49
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

4.06
1752 votes
50
Flapjack
Juicy Planet Earth

4.06
16 votes
51
Stratovarius
Visions

4.06
867 votes
52
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.06
6126 votes
53
Ragnarok
Arising Realm

4.05
21 votes
54
Rage
End of All Days

4.04
72 votes
55
Living Sacrifice
Reborn

4.04
255 votes
56
Necromantia
Ancient Pride

4.04
13 votes
57
October Tide
Rain Without End

4.03
172 votes
58
Spastic Ink
Ink Complete

4.03
122 votes
59
Lord Belial
Enter The Moonlight Gate

4.02
43 votes
60
Corrupted
Paso Inferior

4.02
285 votes
61
Tiamat
A Deeper Kind of Slumber

4.02
328 votes
62
Windir
Soknardalr

4.01
181 votes
63
Dimmu Borgir
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

4
745 votes
64
Sadistik Exekution
K.A.O.S.

4
22 votes
65
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

4
20 votes
66
Nasum
World In Turmoil (EP)

4
18 votes
67
Death SS
Do What You Wilt

4
16 votes
68
Ulver
Nattens Madrigal

3.99
765 votes
69
Obtained Enslavement
Witchcraft

3.98
23 votes
70
Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser

3.98
44 votes
71
Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey

3.97
76 votes
72
Overcast
Fight Ambition To Kill

3.97
15 votes
73
Misery Loves Co.
Not Like Them

3.96
14 votes
74
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects
Sol Niger Within

3.96
83 votes
75
Nokturnal Mortum
Goat Horns

3.95
143 votes
76
Moonblood
Blut & Krieg

3.95
22 votes
77
Forest
Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

3.95
57 votes
78
God Dethroned
The Grand Grimoire

3.94
105 votes
79
Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale

3.94
716 votes
80
Deceased
Fearless Undead Machines

3.94
64 votes
81
Human Waste Project
E-lux

3.94
16 votes
82
Lake of Tears
A Crimson Cosmos

3.93
60 votes
83
Rotting Christ
A Dead Poem

3.93
146 votes
84
Summoning
Nightshade Forests

3.93
66 votes
85
12 Rods
Gay?

3.93
14 votes
86
Gamma Ray
Valley of the Kings

3.93
14 votes
87
Shai Hulud
Hearts Once Nourished With Hope...

3.92
252 votes
88
Hades Almighty
The Dawn Of The Dying Sun

3.91
23 votes
89
Riot
Inishmore

3.91
34 votes
90
Tristania
Tristania

3.9
15 votes
91
Pain of Salvation
Entropia

3.89
235 votes
92
Gorgoroth
Under the Sign of Hell

3.88
256 votes
93
Borknagar
The Olden Domain

3.88
344 votes
94
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

3.88
29 votes
95
Aeternus
Beyond the Wandering Moon

3.88
56 votes
96
Abigail
Intercourse and Lust

3.88
24 votes
97
Noctes
Pandemonic Requiem

3.88
20 votes
98
Catharsis (US)
Samsara

3.88
20 votes
99
Martyr
Hopeless Hopes

3.87
132 votes
100
Hecate Enthroned
The Slaughter of Innocence, A Requiem for the Migh

3.87
30 votes
101
Snapcase
Progression Through Unlearning

3.86
105 votes
102
Disembodied
Diablerie

3.86
43 votes
103
Mayhem
Wolf's Lair Abyss

3.85
336 votes
104
Grip Inc.
Nemesis

3.85
40 votes
105
Cemetary
Last Confessions

3.85
30 votes
106
Stars of the Lid
The Ballasted Orchestra

3.85
96 votes
107
Intestine Baalism
An Anatomy of the Beast

3.84
154 votes
108
Sacrilege GBG
The Fifth Season

3.84
75 votes
109
Shai Hulud
A Profound Hatred Of Man

3.84
108 votes
110
Sentenced
Down

3.83
264 votes
111
Decapitated
Cemeteral Gardens

3.82
14 votes
112
Sigh
Hail Horror Hail

3.82
97 votes
113
Coalesce
Give Them Rope, She Said

3.82
131 votes
114
Threshold
Extinct Instinct

3.82
60 votes
115
Saxon
Unleash the Beast

3.81
134 votes
116
Eucharist
Mirrorworlds

3.81
112 votes
117
Broken Hope
Loathing

3.81
16 votes
118
Katatonia
Sounds of Decay

3.81
138 votes
119
Keep of Kalessin
Through Times Of War

3.81
58 votes
120
Vital Remains
Forever Underground

3.81
85 votes
121
Mezarkabul
Anatolia

3.8
15 votes
122
Flying Saucer Attack
New Lands

3.8
15 votes
123
Children of Bodom
Something Wild

3.8
3312 votes
124
Septicflesh
The Ophidian Wheel

3.79
82 votes
125
KAT
Szydercze zwierciadło

3.79
14 votes
126
Will Haven
El Diablo

3.78
72 votes
127
Fleshcrawl
Bloodred Massacre

3.78
18 votes
128
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

3.77
326 votes
129
Nuclear Rabbit
Vicuna

3.77
13 votes
130
Diabolical Masquerade
The Phantom Lodge

3.76
37 votes
131
Hatebreed
Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire

3.75
277 votes
132
Grand Belial's Key
Mocking the Philanthropist

3.74
114 votes
133
Abramelin
Abramelin

3.73
41 votes
134
JLIAT
The Nature of Nature

3.73
13 votes
135
Snot
Get Some

3.73
171 votes
136
Enslaved
Eld

3.72
482 votes
137
Sadist
Crust

3.72
32 votes
138
Autumn Leaves
Embraced by the Absolute

3.72
88 votes
139
Skepticism
Ethere

3.71
28 votes
140
Within Temptation
Enter

3.71
167 votes
141
Dark Tranquillity
The Mind's I

3.71
932 votes
142
The Crown
Eternal Death

3.7
81 votes
143
Iron Savior
Iron Savior

3.7
54 votes
144
KMFDM
Symbols

3.7
123 votes
145
Helmet
Aftertaste

3.7
221 votes
146
Vader
Black to the Blind

3.7
212 votes
147
HammerFall
Glory to the Brave

3.7
430 votes
148
Saviour Machine
Legend Part I

3.69
13 votes
149
Phlebotomized
Skycontact

3.69
24 votes
150
Arckanum
Kostogher

3.68
25 votes
151
Amorphis
My Kantele

3.67
81 votes
152
Memento Mori
Songs For The Apocalypse, Vol. 4

3.67
27 votes
153
Thought Industry
Black Umbrella

3.66
14 votes
154
Old Man's Child
The Pagan Prosperity

3.66
180 votes
155
Hexenhaus
Dejavoodoo

3.66
32 votes
156
Deicide
Serpents of the Light

3.65
246 votes
157
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

3.65
259 votes
158
Theatre Of Tragedy
A Rose for the Dead

3.65
24 votes
159
Rhapsody of Fire
Legendary Tales

3.64
294 votes
160
Sigh
Ghastly Funeral Theatre

3.64
29 votes
161
Harvey Milk
The Pleaser

3.64
44 votes
162
The Kovenant
In Times Before The Light

3.63
23 votes
163
Gates Of Ishtar
The Dawn of Flames

3.63
62 votes
164
Faith No More
Album of the Year

3.63
858 votes
165
Dismember
Death Metal

3.63
296 votes
166
Skyclad
The Answer Machine?

3.63
32 votes
167
Dismember
Misanthropic

3.63
32 votes
168
Rollins Band
Come In and Burn

3.62
56 votes
169
Theory In Practice
Third Eye Function

3.61
44 votes
170
(hed) p.e.
(hed) p.e.

3.61
137 votes
171
Jungle Rot
Slaughter the Weak

3.6
50 votes
172
Paradise Lost
One Second

3.59
227 votes
173
Incantation
The Forsaken Mourning of Angelic Anguish

3.59
44 votes
174
Axel Rudi Pell
Magic

3.58
26 votes
175
Merzbow
Hybrid Noisebloom

3.57
15 votes
176
Flaw
American Arrogance

3.56
16 votes
177
Behemoth
Bewitching the Pomerania

3.55
22 votes
178
Die Krupps
Paradise Now

3.54
13 votes
179
Integrity
Seasons in the Size of Days

3.53
50 votes
180
Mekong Delta
Pictures at an Exhibition

3.52
46 votes
181
Machine Head
The More Things Change...

3.51
1695 votes
182
Dir En Grey
MISSA

3.5
117 votes
183
Manegarm
Nordstjärnans Tidsålder

3.5
48 votes
184
Vanden Plas
The God Thing

3.5
46 votes
185
Exciter
The Dark Command

3.5
18 votes
186
Brutality
In Mourning

3.5
16 votes
187
Brutal Truth
Sounds of the Animal Kingdom

3.5
111 votes
188
Enthroned
Towards the Skullthrone of Satan

3.49
16 votes
189
Nocturnal Rites
Tales of Mystery and Imagination

3.49
14 votes
190
Bardo Pond
Lapsed

3.47
17 votes
191
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Dillinger Escape Plan

3.47
293 votes
192
Sacramentum
The Coming of Chaos

3.47
118 votes
193
Melvins
Honky

3.46
111 votes
194
On Thorns I Lay
Orama

3.44
27 votes
195
Body Count
Violent Demise: The Last Days

3.44
43 votes
196
Yngwie Malmsteen
Facing the Animal

3.43
86 votes
197
Nightfall
Lesbian Show

3.41
22 votes
198
Meshuggah
The True Human Design

3.41
190 votes
199
Brainstorm
Hungry

3.4
15 votes
200
Knut
Leftovers

3.4
15 votes



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