Best Metal Albums of 1997


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

4.5
2566 votes
02
The 3rd and the Mortal
In This Room

4.42
12 votes
03
Strapping Young Lad
City

4.39
1910 votes
04
Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine: Biomech

4.39
771 votes
05
Emperor
Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk

4.32
1630 votes
06
Esoteric
The Pernicious Enigma

4.32
114 votes
07
Lacrimosa
Stille

4.29
14 votes
08
Gamma Ray
Somewhere Out in Space

4.28
442 votes
09
Symphony X
The Divine Wings of Tragedy

4.24
1084 votes
10
Defleshed
Under the blade

4.21
14 votes
11
Flapjack
Juicy Planet Earth

4.21
14 votes
12
In The Woods...
Omnio

4.21
122 votes
13
Haggard
And Thou Shalt Trust The Seer

4.21
36 votes
14
Mithotyn
In The Sign Of The Ravens

4.21
36 votes
15
Electric Wizard
Come My Fanatics...

4.19
427 votes
16
Destroyer 666
Unchain The Wolves

4.19
225 votes
17
Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia

4.19
43 votes
18
Fates Warning
A Pleasant Shade of Gray

4.18
278 votes
19
His Hero Is Gone
Monuments to Thieves

4.17
110 votes
20
Channel Zero
Black Fuel

4.17
24 votes
21
Sadistik Exekution
K.A.O.S.

4.17
12 votes
22
Graveland
Following The Voice Of Blood

4.15
13 votes
23
Alchemist
Spiritech

4.13
20 votes
24
Summoning
Dol Guldur

4.12
151 votes
25
Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields

4.11
238 votes
26
Jimmies Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.11
27 votes
27
Assuck
Misery Index

4.1
148 votes
28
Nagelfar
Hunengrab im herbst

4.1
34 votes
29
Jag Panzer
The Fourth Judgement

4.1
30 votes
30
Impaled Northern Moonforest
Impaled Northern Moonforest

4.1
63 votes
31
Solefald
The Linear Scaffold

4.09
158 votes
32
In Flames
Whoracle

4.09
3196 votes
33
Flaw
American Arrogance

4.09
11 votes
34
Necrophobic
Darkside

4.09
116 votes
35
Bruce Dickinson
Accident of Birth

4.08
358 votes
36
Hypocrisy
The Final Chapter

4.08
376 votes
37
Stratovarius
Visions

4.07
418 votes
38
Ground Zero
Consume Red

4.07
15 votes
39
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.06
4926 votes
40
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

4.06
1539 votes
41
Kiss It Goodbye
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

4.05
64 votes
42
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.05
50 votes
43
God Dethroned
The Grand Grimoire

4.05
40 votes
44
Lake of Tears
A Crimson Cosmos

4.05
40 votes
45
Tiamat
A Deeper Kind of Slumber

4.04
254 votes
46
October Tide
Rain Without End

4.03
207 votes
47
Tad Morose
A Mended Rhyme

4.03
21 votes
48
Living Sacrifice
Reborn

4.03
222 votes
49
Corrupted
Paso Inferior

4.02
195 votes
50
Dimmu Borgir
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

4.01
626 votes
51
Nokturnal Mortum
Goat Horns

4
119 votes
52
Memento Mori
Songs For The Apocalypse, Vol. 4

4
18 votes
53
Ragnarok
Arising Realm

4
16 votes
54
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

4
12 votes
55
Forest
Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

3.99
47 votes
56
Windir
Soknardalr

3.99
129 votes
57
Obtained Enslavement
Witchcraft

3.97
15 votes
58
Lord Belial
Enter The Moonlight Gate

3.97
29 votes
59
Overcast
Fight Ambition To Kill

3.96
14 votes
60
Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser

3.96
27 votes
61
Deceased
Fearless Undead Machines

3.96
52 votes
62
Misery Loves Co.
Not Like Them

3.96
12 votes
63
Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale

3.96
594 votes
64
Breach
It's Me God

3.96
23 votes
65
Tristania
Tristania

3.95
11 votes
66
Disembodied
Diablerie

3.95
28 votes
67
Rage
End of All Days

3.94
48 votes
68
Human Waste Project
E-lux

3.94
16 votes
69
Hades Almighty
The Dawn Of The Dying Sun

3.94
16 votes
70
Ulver
Nattens Madrigal

3.93
545 votes
71
Shai Hulud
Hearts Once Nourished With Hope...

3.93
208 votes
72
Stars of the Lid
The Ballasted Orchestra

3.91
57 votes
73
Will Haven
El Diablo

3.91
22 votes
74
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

3.9
21 votes
75
Snapcase
Progression Through Unlearning

3.9
81 votes
76
Moonblood
Blut und Krieg

3.89
14 votes
77
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects
Sol Niger Within

3.89
120 votes
78
Pain of Salvation
Entropia

3.88
186 votes
79
Hecate Enthroned
The Slaughter of Innocence, A Requiem for the Migh

3.88
48 votes
80
Broken Hope
Loathing

3.88
12 votes
81
Amorphis
My Kantele

3.87
57 votes
82
Summoning
Nightshade Forests

3.87
53 votes
83
Threshold
Extinct Instinct

3.86
44 votes
84
Gorgoroth
Under the Sign of Hell

3.86
171 votes
85
Rotting Christ
A Dead Poem

3.85
95 votes
86
Sentenced
Down

3.84
128 votes
87
Vital Remains
Forever Underground

3.84
63 votes
88
Martyr
Hopeless Hopes

3.84
98 votes
89
Aeternus
Beyond the Wandering Moon

3.83
36 votes
90
Noctes
Pandemonic Requiem

3.83
15 votes
91
Abigail
Intercourse and Lust

3.83
12 votes
92
Diabolical Masquerade
The Phantom Lodge

3.83
32 votes
93
Coalesce
Give Them Rope, She Said

3.82
97 votes
94
Mayhem
Wolfs Lair Abyss

3.82
124 votes
95
Mezarkabul
Anatolia

3.8
15 votes
96
Saxon
Unleash the Beast

3.8
84 votes
97
Children of Bodom
Something Wild

3.79
2952 votes
98
Borknagar
The Olden Domain

3.79
244 votes
99
Shai Hulud
A Profound Hatred Of Man

3.78
78 votes
100
Harvey Milk
The Pleaser

3.78
36 votes
101
Saviour Machine
Legend Part I

3.77
11 votes
102
Eucharist
Mirrorworlds

3.77
48 votes
103
Decapitated
Cemeteral Gardens

3.77
13 votes
104
Sacrilege GBG
The Fifth Season

3.77
45 votes
105
The Crown
Eternal Death

3.76
63 votes
106
Hatebreed
Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire

3.75
228 votes
107
Keep of Kalessin
Through Times Of War

3.75
48 votes
108
Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey

3.75
48 votes
109
Grip Inc.
Nemesis

3.75
20 votes
110
Exciter
The Dark Command

3.75
18 votes
111
On Thorns I Lay
Orama

3.75
12 votes
112
Sigh
Hail Horror Hail

3.75
63 votes
113
Abramelin
Abramelin

3.74
33 votes
114
Snot
Get Some

3.74
139 votes
115
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

3.74
274 votes
116
Septicflesh
The Ophidian Wheel

3.73
54 votes
117
Enslaved
Eld

3.72
346 votes
118
Within Temptation
Enter

3.71
144 votes
119
Jungle Rot
Slaughter The Weak

3.71
24 votes
120
Intestine Baalism
An Anatomy of the Beast

3.71
92 votes
121
Katatonia
Sounds Of Decay

3.7
147 votes
122
Dark Tranquillity
The Mind's I

3.7
726 votes
123
Catharsis (US)
Samsara

3.69
13 votes
124
Nuclear Rabbit
Vicuna

3.69
13 votes
125
HammerFall
Glory to the Brave

3.69
172 votes
126
Helmet
Aftertaste

3.67
180 votes
127
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

3.67
225 votes
128
Mekong Delta
Pictures at an Exhibition

3.67
24 votes
129
Iron Savior
Iron Savior

3.67
21 votes
130
KMFDM
Symbols

3.66
91 votes
131
Vader
Black to the Blind

3.66
140 votes
132
Rollins Band
Come In and Burn

3.66
48 votes
133
Axel Rudi Pell
Magic

3.65
30 votes
134
Deicide
Serpents Of The Light

3.65
200 votes
135
Sadist
Crust

3.64
11 votes
136
Autumn Leaves
Embraced by the Absolute

3.63
34 votes
137
Theatre Of Tragedy
A Rose for the Dead

3.63
19 votes
138
Arckanum
Kostogher

3.63
20 votes
139
Old Man's Child
The Pagan Prosperity

3.62
69 votes
140
Faith No More
Album of the Year

3.62
647 votes
141
Paradise Lost
One Second

3.62
153 votes
142
Dismember
Misanthropic

3.62
13 votes
143
Sigh
Ghastly Funeral Theatre

3.61
19 votes
144
Rhapsody of Fire
Legendary Tales

3.6
228 votes
145
Dismember
Death Metal

3.59
103 votes
146
Cemetary
Last Confessions

3.58
18 votes
147
Manegarm
Nordstjärnans Tidsålder

3.57
30 votes
148
Nightfall
Lesbian Show

3.56
18 votes
149
Gates Of Ishtar
The Dawn of Flames

3.55
19 votes
150
Hexenhaus
Dejavoodoo

3.54
26 votes
151
DIR EN GREY
MISSA

3.53
99 votes
152
Body Count
Violent Demise: The Last Days

3.53
76 votes
153
Theory In Practice
Third Eye Function

3.53
38 votes
154
Melvins
Honky

3.52
83 votes
155
Yngwie Malmsteen
Facing the Animal

3.5
70 votes
156
Incantation
The Forsaken Mourning of Angelic Anguish

3.5
34 votes
157
Skyclad
The Answer Machine?

3.5
22 votes
158
Die Krupps
Paradise Now

3.5
13 votes
159
Skepticism
Ethere

3.5
12 votes
160
Machine Head
The More Things Change...

3.49
1386 votes
161
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Dillinger Escape Plan

3.48
259 votes
162
Brutal Truth
Sounds of the Animal Kingdom

3.48
87 votes
163
Integrity
Seasons in the Size of Days

3.47
39 votes
164
Sacramentum
The Coming of Chaos

3.46
72 votes
165
Dog Fashion Disco
Erotic Massage

3.46
12 votes
166
Graveworm
When Daylights Gone

3.45
29 votes
167
Malevolent Creation
In Cold Blood

3.44
50 votes
168
Meshuggah
The True Human Design

3.43
246 votes
169
Skunk Anansie
Stoosh

3.43
42 votes
170
Behemoth
Bewitching The Pomerania

3.43
14 votes
171
Skycamefalling
A Penny for Your Confessions

3.42
12 votes
172
Grand Belial's Key
Mocking the Philanthropist

3.4
21 votes
173
Six Feet Under
Warpath

3.38
95 votes
174
Nokturnal Mortum
Return Of The Vampire Lord

3.38
16 votes
175
Morgion
Among Majestic Ruin

3.38
16 votes
176
Entombed
DCLXVI: To Ride Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth

3.37
94 votes
177
Sevendust
Sevendust

3.37
482 votes
178
Absu
The Third Storm of Cythraul

3.37
60 votes
179
Gardenian
Two Feet Stand

3.36
16 votes
180
Nightwish
Angels Fall First

3.36
340 votes
181
Edge of Sanity
Infernal

3.35
327 votes
182
Old Man's Child
Born of the Flickering

3.33
40 votes
183
Voivod
Phobos

3.3
192 votes
184
Vanden Plas
The God Thing

3.3
30 votes
185
Immortal
Blizzard beasts

3.3
430 votes
186
Overkill
From the Underground and Below

3.29
190 votes
187
Gojira
Possessed

3.27
72 votes
188
Aakon Keetreh
Journey Into The Depths Of Night

3.27
15 votes
189
Zao
The Splinter Shards the Birth of Separation

3.24
84 votes
190
Edguy
Kingdom of Madness

3.24
53 votes
191
Rotten Sound
Under Pressure

3.23
13 votes
192
Belphegor
Blutsabbath

3.22
68 votes
193
Dream Theater
Falling into Infinity

3.21
1052 votes
194
Clawfinger
Clawfinger

3.21
38 votes
195
Megadeth
Cryptic Writings

3.18
2148 votes
196
Anvil
Absolutely No Alternative

3.18
51 votes
197
Sodom
'Til Death Do Us Unite

3.16
324 votes
198
The Wildhearts
Endless Nameless

3.16
19 votes
199
Venom
Cast in Stone

3.13
126 votes
200
Sadus
Elements of Anger

3.12
86 votes



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