Best Metal Albums of 1997


01
Mortuary Drape
Secret Sudaria

4.58
24 votes
02
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F#A# (Infinity)

4.51
3059 votes
03
Profanum
Profanum Aeternum Eminence Of Satanic Imperial Art

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

4.44
18 votes
05
Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine: Biomech

4.4
956 votes
06
Strapping Young Lad
City

4.38
2324 votes
07
Centinex
Reflections

4.33
18 votes
08
Discipline.
Unfolded Like Staircase

4.33
18 votes
09
Emperor
Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk

4.33
2050 votes
10
Mithotyn
In The Sign Of The Ravens

4.28
43 votes
11
Gamma Ray
Somewhere Out in Space

4.26
536 votes
12
Pig Destroyer
Demo

4.23
13 votes
13
Symphony X
The Divine Wings of Tragedy

4.23
1250 votes
14
Esoteric
The Pernicious Enigma

4.23
148 votes
15
His Hero Is Gone
Monuments to Thieves

4.21
152 votes
16
In The Woods...
Omnio

4.2
278 votes
17
Lacrimosa
Stille

4.2
20 votes
18
Electric Wizard
Come My Fanatics...

4.2
547 votes
19
Destroyer 666
Unchain The Wolves

4.19
375 votes
20
Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia

4.19
60 votes
21
Graveland
Following The Voice Of Blood

4.17
23 votes
22
Tad Morose
A Mended Rhyme

4.17
30 votes
23
Summoning
Dol Guldur

4.17
181 votes
24
Fates Warning
A Pleasant Shade of Gray

4.16
558 votes
25
Royal Hunt
Paradox

4.14
14 votes
26
Kiss It Goodbye
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

4.12
86 votes
27
Assuck
Misery Index

4.12
189 votes
28
Channel Zero
Black Fuel

4.12
26 votes
29
Defleshed
Under the Blade

4.11
18 votes
30
In Flames
Whoracle

4.1
3574 votes
31
Jimmies Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.1
29 votes
32
Nagelfar
Hunengrab im herbst

4.1
44 votes
33
Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields

4.1
152 votes
34
Hypocrisy
The Final Chapter

4.1
448 votes
35
Jag Panzer
The Fourth Judgement

4.1
40 votes
36
Alchemist
Spiritech

4.1
25 votes
37
Breach
It's Me God

4.09
43 votes
38
Dornenreich
Nicht um zu sterben

4.09
17 votes
39
Solefald
The Linear Scaffold

4.08
182 votes
40
Impaled Northern Moonforest
Impaled Northern Moonforest

4.08
73 votes
41
Bruce Dickinson
Accident of Birth

4.08
432 votes
42
Lacrimas Profundere
La Naissance D'Un Rêve

4.07
14 votes
43
Ground Zero
Consume Red

4.07
23 votes
44
Flapjack
Juicy Planet Earth

4.06
16 votes
45
Living Sacrifice
Reborn

4.06
243 votes
46
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

4.06
1699 votes
47
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.06
5880 votes
48
Haggard
And Thou Shalt Trust The Seer

4.06
88 votes
49
Sadistik Exekution
K.A.O.S.

4.06
18 votes
50
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.05
65 votes
51
Stratovarius
Visions

4.04
804 votes
52
Lord Belial
Enter The Moonlight Gate

4.04
37 votes
53
Rage
End of All Days

4.03
64 votes
54
October Tide
Rain Without End

4.03
162 votes
55
Necrophobic
Darkside

4.03
164 votes
56
Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser

4.03
37 votes
57
Tiamat
A Deeper Kind of Slumber

4.03
308 votes
58
Corrupted
Paso Inferior

4.01
270 votes
59
Spastic Ink
Ink Complete

4.01
114 votes
60
Windir
Soknardalr

4.01
167 votes
61
Dimmu Borgir
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

4.01
719 votes
62
Obtained Enslavement
Witchcraft

4
21 votes
63
Nasum
World In Turmoil (EP)

4
17 votes
64
Death SS
Do What You Wilt

4
16 votes
65
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

4
15 votes
66
Ulver
Nattens Madrigal

3.99
715 votes
67
Nokturnal Mortum
Goat Horns

3.99
135 votes
68
God Dethroned
The Grand Grimoire

3.97
96 votes
69
Overcast
Fight Ambition To Kill

3.96
14 votes
70
Misery Loves Co.
Not Like Them

3.96
13 votes
71
Lake of Tears
A Crimson Cosmos

3.96
48 votes
72
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects
Sol Niger Within

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

3.95
20 votes
74
Deceased
Fearless Undead Machines

3.95
58 votes
75
Forest
Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

3.95
55 votes
76
Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale

3.95
696 votes
77
Summoning
Nightshade Forests

3.94
61 votes
78
Abigail
Intercourse and Lust

3.94
16 votes
79
Human Waste Project
E-lux

3.94
16 votes
80
Rotting Christ
A Dead Poem

3.93
135 votes
81
Shai Hulud
Hearts Once Nourished With Hope...

3.93
245 votes
82
Gamma Ray
Valley of the Kings

3.93
14 votes
83
Ragnarok
Arising Realm

3.93
20 votes
84
Riot
Inishmore

3.91
34 votes
85
Moonblood
Blut & Krieg

3.9
21 votes
86
Tristania
Tristania

3.9
15 votes
87
Pain of Salvation
Entropia

3.9
212 votes
88
Catharsis (US)
Samsara

3.89
19 votes
89
Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey

3.89
96 votes
90
Gorgoroth
Under the Sign of Hell

3.88
236 votes
91
Disembodied
Diablerie

3.88
38 votes
92
Snapcase
Progression Through Unlearning

3.88
101 votes
93
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

3.88
25 votes
94
Noctes
Pandemonic Requiem

3.88
20 votes
95
Stars of the Lid
The Ballasted Orchestra

3.87
85 votes
96
Martyr
Hopeless Hopes

3.86
124 votes
97
Grip Inc.
Nemesis

3.85
34 votes
98
Sacrilege GBG
The Fifth Season

3.84
48 votes
99
Borknagar
The Olden Domain

3.84
314 votes
100
Coalesce
Give Them Rope, She Said

3.84
121 votes
101
Mayhem
Wolf's Lair Abyss

3.84
158 votes
102
Intestine Baalism
An Anatomy of the Beast

3.83
132 votes
103
Cemetary
Last Confessions

3.83
27 votes
104
Sentenced
Down

3.83
156 votes
105
Aeternus
Beyond the Wandering Moon

3.83
52 votes
106
Shai Hulud
A Profound Hatred Of Man

3.83
102 votes
107
Will Haven
El Diablo

3.82
62 votes
108
Decapitated
Cemeteral Gardens

3.82
14 votes
109
Saxon
Unleash the Beast

3.81
124 votes
110
Vital Remains
Forever Underground

3.81
78 votes
111
Broken Hope
Loathing

3.81
16 votes
112
Keep of Kalessin
Through Times Of War

3.81
58 votes
113
Septicflesh
The Ophidian Wheel

3.8
78 votes
114
Mezarkabul
Anatolia

3.8
15 votes
115
Katatonia
Sounds of Decay

3.8
132 votes
116
Children of Bodom
Something Wild

3.79
3210 votes
117
Eucharist
Mirrorworlds

3.78
104 votes
118
Threshold
Extinct Instinct

3.78
54 votes
119
Fleshcrawl
Bloodred Massacre

3.78
18 votes
120
Sigh
Hail Horror Hail

3.78
85 votes
121
Hecate Enthroned
The Slaughter of Innocence, A Requiem for the Migh

3.78
29 votes
122
Hatebreed
Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire

3.75
267 votes
123
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

3.74
308 votes
124
Snot
Get Some

3.74
157 votes
125
Abramelin
Abramelin

3.74
42 votes
126
Diabolical Masquerade
The Phantom Lodge

3.74
36 votes
127
The Crown
Eternal Death

3.73
78 votes
128
Enslaved
Eld

3.72
448 votes
129
Within Temptation
Enter

3.72
164 votes
130
KMFDM
Symbols

3.72
119 votes
131
Iron Savior
Iron Savior

3.71
52 votes
132
Grand Belial's Key
Mocking the Philanthropist

3.71
34 votes
133
HammerFall
Glory to the Brave

3.7
416 votes
134
Sadist
Crust

3.7
30 votes
135
Dark Tranquillity
The Mind's I

3.69
866 votes
136
Helmet
Aftertaste

3.69
209 votes
137
Axel Rudi Pell
Magic

3.68
22 votes
138
Vader
Black to the Blind

3.68
182 votes
139
Harvey Milk
The Pleaser

3.68
40 votes
140
Theatre Of Tragedy
A Rose for the Dead

3.67
23 votes
141
Old Man's Child
The Pagan Prosperity

3.67
172 votes
142
Amorphis
My Kantele

3.67
54 votes
143
Memento Mori
Songs For The Apocalypse, Vol. 4

3.67
27 votes
144
Skepticism
Ethere

3.67
24 votes
145
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

3.66
248 votes
146
Thought Industry
Black Umbrella

3.66
14 votes
147
Sigh
Ghastly Funeral Theatre

3.66
25 votes
148
(hed) p.e.
(hed)pe

3.66
132 votes
149
Hexenhaus
Dejavoodoo

3.66
32 votes
150
Gates Of Ishtar
The Dawn of Flames

3.65
52 votes
151
Deicide
Serpents of the Light

3.65
236 votes
152
Autumn Leaves
Embraced by the Absolute

3.64
76 votes
153
Dismember
Misanthropic

3.64
28 votes
154
Phlebotomized
Skycontact

3.64
14 votes
155
Jungle Rot
Slaughter the Weak

3.64
44 votes
156
Arckanum
Kostogher

3.64
22 votes
157
Faith No More
Album of the Year

3.63
814 votes
158
Dismember
Death Metal

3.63
266 votes
159
The Kovenant
In Times Before The Light

3.62
21 votes
160
Skyclad
The Answer Machine?

3.62
26 votes
161
Rhapsody of Fire
Legendary Tales

3.61
278 votes
162
Paradise Lost
One Second

3.6
208 votes
163
Rollins Band
Come In and Burn

3.6
55 votes
164
Incantation
The Forsaken Mourning of Angelic Anguish

3.59
44 votes
165
Flaw
American Arrogance

3.56
16 votes
166
Nightfall
Lesbian Show

3.56
18 votes
167
Mekong Delta
Pictures at an Exhibition

3.55
42 votes
168
Behemoth
Bewitching the Pomerania

3.55
22 votes
169
Die Krupps
Paradise Now

3.54
13 votes
170
Integrity
Seasons in the Size of Days

3.53
50 votes
171
Theory In Practice
Third Eye Function

3.53
40 votes
172
Dir En Grey
MISSA

3.5
117 votes
173
Body Count
Violent Demise: The Last Days

3.5
80 votes
174
Manegarm
Nordstjärnans Tidsålder

3.5
44 votes
175
Exciter
The Dark Command

3.5
18 votes
176
Brutality
In Mourning

3.5
14 votes
177
Machine Head
The More Things Change...

3.5
1626 votes
178
Sacramentum
The Coming of Chaos

3.49
98 votes
179
Nocturnal Rites
Tales of Mystery and Imagination

3.48
13 votes
180
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Dillinger Escape Plan

3.48
285 votes
181
Brutal Truth
Sounds of the Animal Kingdom

3.47
104 votes
182
Melvins
Honky

3.46
104 votes
183
Enthroned
Towards the Skullthrone of Satan

3.45
15 votes
184
L7
The Beauty Process: Triple Platinum

3.44
33 votes
185
Yngwie Malmsteen
Facing the Animal

3.44
80 votes
186
On Thorns I Lay
Orama

3.44
16 votes
187
Gardenian
Two Feet Stand

3.43
18 votes
188
Bardo Pond
Lapsed

3.43
14 votes
189
Meshuggah
The True Human Design

3.43
176 votes
190
Absu
The Third Storm of Cythraul

3.42
90 votes
191
Vanden Plas
The God Thing

3.42
36 votes
192
Old Man's Child
Born of the Flickering

3.4
102 votes
193
Brainstorm
Hungry

3.4
15 votes
194
Darkseed
Spellcraft

3.39
18 votes
195
Morgion
Among Majestic Ruin

3.38
36 votes
196
Graveworm
When Daylights Gone

3.38
36 votes
197
Nokturnal Mortum
Return Of The Vampire Lord

3.38
16 votes
198
Entombed
DCLXVI: To Ride Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth

3.36
119 votes
199
Nightwish
Angels Fall First

3.36
398 votes
200
Sevendust
Sevendust

3.33
574 votes



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