Best Metal Albums of 1997


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

4.5
2828 votes
02
Mortuary Drape
Secret Sudaria

4.5
20 votes
03
Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine: Biomech

4.39
859 votes
04
Strapping Young Lad
City

4.39
2080 votes
05
Emperor
Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk

4.34
1850 votes
06
Esoteric
The Pernicious Enigma

4.3
132 votes
07
Centinex
Reflections

4.29
14 votes
08
Lacrimosa
Stille

4.27
15 votes
09
Gamma Ray
Somewhere Out in Space

4.26
500 votes
10
Graveland
Following The Voice Of Blood

4.25
16 votes
11
Symphony X
The Divine Wings of Tragedy

4.25
1152 votes
12
Mithotyn
In The Sign Of The Ravens

4.23
37 votes
13
Flapjack
Juicy Planet Earth

4.21
14 votes
14
His Hero Is Gone
Monuments to Thieves

4.21
125 votes
15
Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia

4.2
49 votes
16
In The Woods...
Omnio

4.2
246 votes
17
Electric Wizard
Come My Fanatics...

4.2
474 votes
18
Destroyer 666
Unchain The Wolves

4.19
273 votes
19
Ground Zero
Consume Red

4.19
16 votes
20
Channel Zero
Black Fuel

4.17
24 votes
21
Defleshed
Under the Blade

4.17
18 votes
22
Haggard
And Thou Shalt Trust The Seer

4.15
39 votes
23
Royal Hunt
Paradox

4.15
13 votes
24
Fates Warning
A Pleasant Shade of Gray

4.15
320 votes
25
Jag Panzer
The Fourth Judgement

4.15
34 votes
26
Summoning
Dol Guldur

4.15
155 votes
27
Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields

4.11
262 votes
28
Jimmies Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.11
27 votes
29
Alchemist
Spiritech

4.1
24 votes
30
Assuck
Misery Index

4.1
171 votes
31
Impaled Northern Moonforest
Impaled Northern Moonforest

4.1
69 votes
32
Hypocrisy
The Final Chapter

4.1
398 votes
33
In Flames
Whoracle

4.1
3388 votes
34
Kiss It Goodbye
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

4.09
68 votes
35
Tad Morose
A Mended Rhyme

4.09
24 votes
36
Solefald
The Linear Scaffold

4.08
166 votes
37
Nagelfar
Hunengrab im herbst

4.08
38 votes
38
Bruce Dickinson
Accident of Birth

4.08
400 votes
39
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

4.07
14 votes
40
Nasum
World In Turmoil (EP)

4.07
14 votes
41
Sadistik Exekution
K.A.O.S.

4.07
14 votes
42
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

4.07
1618 votes
43
Stratovarius
Visions

4.06
699 votes
44
Spastic Ink
Ink Complete

4.06
108 votes
45
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.05
5298 votes
46
Necrophobic
Darkside

4.05
132 votes
47
Corrupted
Paso Inferior

4.04
234 votes
48
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.04
57 votes
49
Windir
Soknardalr

4.03
144 votes
50
Orange Goblin
Frequencies from Planet Ten

4.03
62 votes
51
Ragnarok
Arising Realm

4.03
18 votes
52
God Dethroned
The Grand Grimoire

4.02
46 votes
53
Living Sacrifice
Reborn

4.02
225 votes
54
Lord Belial
Enter The Moonlight Gate

4.02
30 votes
55
Tiamat
A Deeper Kind of Slumber

4.01
272 votes
56
Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser

4
33 votes
57
Moonblood
Blut & Krieg

4
16 votes
58
Dimmu Borgir
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

4
667 votes
59
Lake of Tears
A Crimson Cosmos

3.98
44 votes
60
Nokturnal Mortum
Goat Horns

3.98
126 votes
61
Obtained Enslavement
Witchcraft

3.97
19 votes
62
Hades Almighty
The Dawn Of The Dying Sun

3.97
18 votes
63
October Tide
Rain Without End

3.97
207 votes
64
Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale

3.97
642 votes
65
Breach
It's Me God

3.97
58 votes
66
Summoning
Nightshade Forests

3.96
56 votes
67
Overcast
Fight Ambition To Kill

3.96
14 votes
68
Forest
Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

3.96
53 votes
69
Rage
End of All Days

3.96
52 votes
70
Flaw
American Arrogance

3.96
13 votes
71
Ulver
Nattens Madrigal

3.96
621 votes
72
Lungfish
Artificial Horizon

3.94
17 votes
73
Human Waste Project
E-lux

3.94
16 votes
74
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

3.93
22 votes
75
Deceased
Fearless Undead Machines

3.93
58 votes
76
Shai Hulud
Hearts Once Nourished With Hope...

3.93
228 votes
77
Grip Inc.
Nemesis

3.92
26 votes
78
Stars of the Lid
The Ballasted Orchestra

3.92
69 votes
79
Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey

3.91
58 votes
80
Rotting Christ
A Dead Poem

3.91
228 votes
81
Snapcase
Progression Through Unlearning

3.9
88 votes
82
Aeternus
Beyond the Wandering Moon

3.9
48 votes
83
Noctes
Pandemonic Requiem

3.89
18 votes
84
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects
Sol Niger Within

3.88
128 votes
85
Catharsis (US)
Samsara

3.88
17 votes
86
Martyr
Hopeless Hopes

3.88
110 votes
87
Pain of Salvation
Entropia

3.88
201 votes
88
Disembodied
Diablerie

3.88
32 votes
89
Threshold
Extinct Instinct

3.87
54 votes
90
Broken Hope
Loathing

3.87
15 votes
91
Sentenced
Down

3.86
140 votes
92
Gorgoroth
Under the Sign of Hell

3.86
197 votes
93
Coalesce
Give Them Rope, She Said

3.86
107 votes
94
Mayhem
Wolfs Lair Abyss

3.85
137 votes
95
Decapitated
Cemeteral Gardens

3.85
13 votes
96
Will Haven
El Diablo

3.84
56 votes
97
Shai Hulud
A Profound Hatred Of Man

3.84
88 votes
98
Sacrilege GBG
The Fifth Season

3.81
48 votes
99
Memento Mori
Songs For The Apocalypse, Vol. 4

3.81
24 votes
100
Vital Remains
Forever Underground

3.81
72 votes
101
Saxon
Unleash the Beast

3.8
102 votes
102
Keep of Kalessin
Through Times Of War

3.8
50 votes
103
Mezarkabul
Anatolia

3.8
15 votes
104
Hecate Enthroned
The Slaughter of Innocence, A Requiem for the Migh

3.8
54 votes
105
Children of Bodom
Something Wild

3.79
3021 votes
106
Diabolical Masquerade
The Phantom Lodge

3.79
33 votes
107
Borknagar
The Olden Domain

3.78
268 votes
108
Abigail
Intercourse and Lust

3.78
18 votes
109
Amorphis
My Kantele

3.78
60 votes
110
Eucharist
Mirrorworlds

3.77
49 votes
111
Septicflesh
The Ophidian Wheel

3.76
62 votes
112
The Crown
Eternal Death

3.75
66 votes
113
Within Temptation
Enter

3.75
155 votes
114
Snot
Get Some

3.75
144 votes
115
Hatebreed
Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire

3.74
247 votes
116
Katatonia
Sounds Of Decay

3.74
106 votes
117
Sigh
Hail Horror Hail

3.73
74 votes
118
Abramelin
Abramelin

3.73
40 votes
119
Enslaved
Eld

3.72
386 votes
120
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

3.72
292 votes
121
Harvey Milk
The Pleaser

3.72
36 votes
122
Jungle Rot
Slaughter the Weak

3.72
36 votes
123
Sadist
Crust

3.71
14 votes
124
Intestine Baalism
An Anatomy of the Beast

3.71
94 votes
125
Helmet
Aftertaste

3.71
190 votes
126
HammerFall
Glory to the Brave

3.71
186 votes
127
Axel Rudi Pell
Magic

3.71
24 votes
128
Dark Tranquillity
The Mind's I

3.7
784 votes
129
Old Man's Child
The Pagan Prosperity

3.69
78 votes
130
Vader
Black to the Blind

3.68
154 votes
131
Theatre Of Tragedy
A Rose for the Dead

3.68
20 votes
132
Deicide
Serpents of the Light

3.67
215 votes
133
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

3.67
238 votes
134
KMFDM
Symbols

3.66
106 votes
135
Iron Savior
Iron Savior

3.66
22 votes
136
Arckanum
Kostogher

3.66
22 votes
137
Autumn Leaves
Embraced by the Absolute

3.66
35 votes
138
Grand Belial's Key
Mocking the Philanthropist

3.65
27 votes
139
Mekong Delta
Pictures at an Exhibition

3.65
34 votes
140
(hed) p.e.
(hed)pe

3.65
124 votes
141
Thought Industry
Black Umbrella

3.64
13 votes
142
Dismember
Death Metal

3.63
116 votes
143
Faith No More
Album of the Year

3.63
741 votes
144
Skepticism
Ethere

3.63
16 votes
145
Rollins Band
Come In and Burn

3.62
50 votes
146
The Kovenant
In Times Before The Light

3.62
21 votes
147
Sigh
Ghastly Funeral Theatre

3.62
21 votes
148
Dismember
Misanthropic

3.62
13 votes
149
Gates Of Ishtar
The Dawn of Flames

3.61
44 votes
150
Paradise Lost
One Second

3.61
184 votes
151
Theory In Practice
Third Eye Function

3.6
40 votes
152
Skyclad
The Answer Machine?

3.6
20 votes
153
Rhapsody of Fire
Legendary Tales

3.6
246 votes
154
Cemetary
Last Confessions

3.58
18 votes
155
U.D.O.
Solid

3.58
26 votes
156
Phlebotomized
Skycontact

3.57
14 votes
157
Hexenhaus
Dejavoodoo

3.57
30 votes
158
Exciter
The Dark Command

3.56
24 votes
159
Nightfall
Lesbian Show

3.56
18 votes
160
Incantation
The Forsaken Mourning of Angelic Anguish

3.55
38 votes
161
Dir En Grey
MISSA

3.54
108 votes
162
Die Krupps
Paradise Now

3.54
13 votes
163
Integrity
Seasons in the Size of Days

3.53
44 votes
164
Manegarm
Nordstjärnans Tidsålder

3.53
36 votes
165
Machine Head
The More Things Change...

3.5
1494 votes
166
Yngwie Malmsteen
Facing the Animal

3.5
70 votes
167
On Thorns I Lay
Orama

3.5
18 votes
168
Raven
Everything Louder

3.5
16 votes
169
Brutality
In Mourning

3.5
14 votes
170
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Dillinger Escape Plan

3.48
274 votes
171
Brutal Truth
Sounds of the Animal Kingdom

3.48
95 votes
172
Melvins
Honky

3.48
95 votes
173
Graveworm
When Daylights Gone

3.47
30 votes
174
Sacramentum
The Coming of Chaos

3.46
84 votes
175
Meshuggah
The True Human Design

3.46
162 votes
176
Behemoth
Bewitching the Pomerania

3.44
16 votes
177
Gardenian
Two Feet Stand

3.43
18 votes
178
Body Count
Violent Demise: The Last Days

3.42
78 votes
179
Enthroned
Towards the Skullthrone of Satan

3.41
13 votes
180
Absu
The Third Storm of Cythraul

3.39
72 votes
181
Nightwish
Angels Fall First

3.38
368 votes
182
Six Feet Under
Warpath

3.38
100 votes
183
Old Man's Child
Born of the Flickering

3.38
44 votes
184
Nokturnal Mortum
Return Of The Vampire Lord

3.38
16 votes
185
Entombed
DCLXVI: To Ride Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth

3.37
98 votes
186
Sevendust
Sevendust

3.36
512 votes
187
Morgion
Among Majestic Ruin

3.35
20 votes
188
Malevolent Creation
In Cold Blood

3.34
56 votes
189
Voivod
Phobos

3.33
208 votes
190
Belphegor
Blutsabbath

3.33
70 votes
191
Overkill
From the Underground and Below

3.33
218 votes
192
Dog Fashion Disco
Erotic Massage

3.32
17 votes
193
Edge of Sanity
Infernal

3.31
375 votes
194
Immortal
Blizzard beasts

3.3
480 votes
195
Zao
The Splinter Shards the Birth of Separation

3.29
92 votes
196
Rotten Sound
Under Pressure

3.26
17 votes
197
Clawfinger
Clawfinger

3.25
40 votes
198
Aakon Keetreh
Journey Into The Depths Of Night

3.22
16 votes
199
Dream Theater
Falling into Infinity

3.21
1115 votes
200
Vanden Plas
The God Thing

3.21
34 votes



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