Best Metal Albums of 1997


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

4.51
2685 votes
02
Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine: Biomech

4.39
826 votes
03
Strapping Young Lad
City

4.39
2000 votes
04
Emperor
Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk

4.33
1750 votes
05
Esoteric
The Pernicious Enigma

4.31
122 votes
06
Gamma Ray
Somewhere Out in Space

4.27
476 votes
07
Lacrimosa
Stille

4.27
15 votes
08
Symphony X
The Divine Wings of Tragedy

4.24
1122 votes
09
Mithotyn
In The Sign Of The Ravens

4.23
37 votes
10
In The Woods...
Omnio

4.22
246 votes
11
Destroyer 666
Unchain The Wolves

4.21
252 votes
12
Defleshed
Under the blade

4.21
14 votes
13
Flapjack
Juicy Planet Earth

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

4.2
457 votes
15
His Hero Is Gone
Monuments to Thieves

4.2
119 votes
16
Ground Zero
Consume Red

4.19
16 votes
17
Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia

4.17
47 votes
18
Channel Zero
Black Fuel

4.17
24 votes
19
Haggard
And Thou Shalt Trust The Seer

4.16
37 votes
20
Alchemist
Spiritech

4.14
21 votes
21
Royal Hunt
Paradox

4.14
14 votes
22
Fates Warning
A Pleasant Shade of Gray

4.14
298 votes
23
Summoning
Dol Guldur

4.14
151 votes
24
Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields

4.13
252 votes
25
Jag Panzer
The Fourth Judgement

4.13
32 votes
26
Impaled Northern Moonforest
Impaled Northern Moonforest

4.12
65 votes
27
Assuck
Misery Index

4.12
154 votes
28
Graveland
Following The Voice Of Blood

4.12
13 votes
29
Jimmies Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.11
27 votes
30
Kiss It Goodbye
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

4.1
67 votes
31
Hypocrisy
The Final Chapter

4.1
386 votes
32
In Flames
Whoracle

4.1
3306 votes
33
Necrophobic
Darkside

4.09
124 votes
34
Stratovarius
Visions

4.09
660 votes
35
Solefald
The Linear Scaffold

4.08
160 votes
36
Bruce Dickinson
Accident of Birth

4.08
384 votes
37
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

4.07
1578 votes
38
Nagelfar
Hunengrab im herbst

4.07
36 votes
39
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.05
5122 votes
40
God Dethroned
The Grand Grimoire

4.05
40 votes
41
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.05
55 votes
42
Windir
Soknardalr

4.04
136 votes
43
Tad Morose
A Mended Rhyme

4.03
21 votes
44
Ragnarok
Arising Realm

4.03
18 votes
45
Lake of Tears
A Crimson Cosmos

4.03
38 votes
46
Living Sacrifice
Reborn

4.02
219 votes
47
Corrupted
Paso Inferior

4.01
213 votes
48
Tiamat
A Deeper Kind of Slumber

4.01
256 votes
49
Dimmu Borgir
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

4
648 votes
50
October Tide
Rain Without End

4
198 votes
51
Nokturnal Mortum
Goat Horns

4
122 votes
52
Orange Goblin
Frequencies from Planet Ten

4
56 votes
53
Memento Mori
Songs For The Apocalypse, Vol. 4

4
18 votes
54
Forest
Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

3.99
49 votes
55
Lord Belial
Enter The Moonlight Gate

3.98
28 votes
56
Rage
End of All Days

3.98
50 votes
57
Lungfish
Artificial Horizon

3.97
15 votes
58
Hades Almighty
The Dawn Of The Dying Sun

3.97
15 votes
59
Overcast
Fight Ambition To Kill

3.96
14 votes
60
Deceased
Fearless Undead Machines

3.96
54 votes
61
Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale

3.96
600 votes
62
Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser

3.95
31 votes
63
Obtained Enslavement
Witchcraft

3.94
18 votes
64
Breach
It's Me God

3.94
26 votes
65
Ulver
Nattens Madrigal

3.94
584 votes
66
Human Waste Project
E-lux

3.94
16 votes
67
Shai Hulud
Hearts Once Nourished With Hope...

3.93
219 votes
68
Disembodied
Diablerie

3.9
30 votes
69
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

3.9
20 votes
70
Stars of the Lid
The Ballasted Orchestra

3.9
67 votes
71
Broken Hope
Loathing

3.89
14 votes
72
Will Haven
El Diablo

3.88
52 votes
73
Tristania
Tristania

3.88
13 votes
74
Snapcase
Progression Through Unlearning

3.88
84 votes
75
Rotting Christ
A Dead Poem

3.88
105 votes
76
Summoning
Nightshade Forests

3.88
53 votes
77
Pain of Salvation
Entropia

3.88
195 votes
78
Martyr
Hopeless Hopes

3.88
104 votes
79
Grip Inc.
Nemesis

3.88
24 votes
80
Moonblood
Blut und Krieg

3.88
16 votes
81
Sentenced
Down

3.87
132 votes
82
Coalesce
Give Them Rope, She Said

3.86
102 votes
83
Hecate Enthroned
The Slaughter of Innocence, A Requiem for the Migh

3.86
50 votes
84
Noctes
Pandemonic Requiem

3.85
17 votes
85
Gorgoroth
Under the Sign of Hell

3.85
186 votes
86
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects
Sol Niger Within

3.85
132 votes
87
Shai Hulud
A Profound Hatred Of Man

3.84
82 votes
88
Aeternus
Beyond the Wandering Moon

3.84
38 votes
89
Amorphis
My Kantele

3.83
36 votes
90
Mayhem
Wolfs Lair Abyss

3.82
128 votes
91
Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey

3.82
50 votes
92
Sacrilege GBG
The Fifth Season

3.81
48 votes
93
Diabolical Masquerade
The Phantom Lodge

3.81
31 votes
94
Vital Remains
Forever Underground

3.81
67 votes
95
Mezarkabul
Anatolia

3.8
15 votes
96
Children of Bodom
Something Wild

3.79
2991 votes
97
Borknagar
The Olden Domain

3.79
258 votes
98
Saxon
Unleash the Beast

3.79
98 votes
99
Catharsis (US)
Samsara

3.77
15 votes
100
Eucharist
Mirrorworlds

3.77
49 votes
101
The Crown
Eternal Death

3.76
63 votes
102
Hatebreed
Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire

3.76
235 votes
103
Sigh
Hail Horror Hail

3.75
69 votes
104
Keep of Kalessin
Through Times Of War

3.75
48 votes
105
Threshold
Extinct Instinct

3.75
44 votes
106
Jungle Rot
Slaughter The Weak

3.75
28 votes
107
Exciter
The Dark Command

3.75
18 votes
108
Within Temptation
Enter

3.74
146 votes
109
Septicflesh
The Ophidian Wheel

3.73
56 votes
110
Snot
Get Some

3.73
143 votes
111
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

3.73
286 votes
112
Enslaved
Eld

3.73
372 votes
113
Harvey Milk
The Pleaser

3.72
36 votes
114
Abramelin
Abramelin

3.72
36 votes
115
Katatonia
Sounds Of Decay

3.72
100 votes
116
Intestine Baalism
An Anatomy of the Beast

3.71
94 votes
117
HammerFall
Glory to the Brave

3.7
180 votes
118
Cemetary
Last Confessions

3.7
15 votes
119
Dark Tranquillity
The Mind's I

3.7
750 votes
120
Nuclear Rabbit
Vicuna

3.69
13 votes
121
Helmet
Aftertaste

3.69
185 votes
122
(hed) p.e.
(hed)pe

3.68
121 votes
123
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

3.68
229 votes
124
Theatre Of Tragedy
A Rose for the Dead

3.68
20 votes
125
Deicide
Serpents Of The Light

3.67
206 votes
126
Vader
Black to the Blind

3.67
148 votes
127
Old Man's Child
The Pagan Prosperity

3.67
74 votes
128
Axel Rudi Pell
Magic

3.67
24 votes
129
Iron Savior
Iron Savior

3.67
21 votes
130
Autumn Leaves
Embraced by the Absolute

3.66
35 votes
131
KMFDM
Symbols

3.66
102 votes
132
Catherine Wheel
Adam and Eve

3.65
13 votes
133
Rollins Band
Come In and Burn

3.65
49 votes
134
Mekong Delta
Pictures at an Exhibition

3.64
28 votes
135
Faith No More
Album of the Year

3.63
680 votes
136
Dismember
Death Metal

3.63
112 votes
137
Arckanum
Kostogher

3.63
20 votes
138
Dismember
Misanthropic

3.62
13 votes
139
Paradise Lost
One Second

3.61
157 votes
140
Sigh
Ghastly Funeral Theatre

3.61
19 votes
141
Skyclad
The Answer Machine?

3.6
20 votes
142
Theory In Practice
Third Eye Function

3.6
42 votes
143
Manegarm
Nordstjärnans Tidsålder

3.59
34 votes
144
U.D.O.
Solid

3.58
24 votes
145
Grand Belial's Key
Mocking the Philanthropist

3.58
25 votes
146
Gates Of Ishtar
The Dawn of Flames

3.58
20 votes
147
Rhapsody of Fire
Legendary Tales

3.57
234 votes
148
Skepticism
Ethere

3.56
16 votes
149
Nightfall
Lesbian Show

3.56
18 votes
150
Hexenhaus
Dejavoodoo

3.54
26 votes
151
Dir En Grey
MISSA

3.53
105 votes
152
Melvins
Honky

3.52
89 votes
153
Body Count
Violent Demise: The Last Days

3.51
74 votes
154
Integrity
Seasons in the Size of Days

3.51
43 votes
155
Yngwie Malmsteen
Facing the Animal

3.5
70 votes
156
Incantation
The Forsaken Mourning of Angelic Anguish

3.5
34 votes
157
On Thorns I Lay
Orama

3.5
18 votes
158
Die Krupps
Paradise Now

3.5
13 votes
159
Machine Head
The More Things Change...

3.5
1446 votes
160
Brutal Truth
Sounds of the Animal Kingdom

3.48
89 votes
161
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Dillinger Escape Plan

3.47
272 votes
162
Graveworm
When Daylights Gone

3.47
30 votes
163
Dog Fashion Disco
Erotic Massage

3.47
15 votes
164
Skunk Anansie
Stoosh

3.47
44 votes
165
Sacramentum
The Coming of Chaos

3.46
76 votes
166
Meshuggah
The True Human Design

3.45
246 votes
167
Malevolent Creation
In Cold Blood

3.44
54 votes
168
Behemoth
Bewitching the Pomerania

3.44
16 votes
169
Gardenian
Two Feet Stand

3.43
18 votes
170
Entombed
DCLXVI: To Ride Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth

3.4
95 votes
171
Six Feet Under
Warpath

3.4
97 votes
172
Nokturnal Mortum
Return Of The Vampire Lord

3.38
16 votes
173
Nightwish
Angels Fall First

3.37
354 votes
174
Sevendust
Sevendust

3.36
492 votes
175
Old Man's Child
Born of the Flickering

3.36
42 votes
176
Morgion
Among Majestic Ruin

3.35
20 votes
177
Overkill
From the Underground and Below

3.35
200 votes
178
Absu
The Third Storm of Cythraul

3.34
64 votes
179
Edge of Sanity
Infernal

3.33
345 votes
180
Clawfinger
Clawfinger

3.29
38 votes
181
Voivod
Phobos

3.28
194 votes
182
Zao
The Splinter Shards the Birth of Separation

3.28
87 votes
183
Rotten Sound
Under Pressure

3.28
16 votes
184
Immortal
Blizzard beasts

3.28
452 votes
185
Aakon Keetreh
Journey Into The Depths Of Night

3.27
15 votes
186
Belphegor
Blutsabbath

3.26
70 votes
187
Dream Theater
Falling into Infinity

3.21
1088 votes
188
The Wildhearts
Endless Nameless

3.2
20 votes
189
Sodom
'Til Death Do Us Unite

3.2
345 votes
190
Edguy
Kingdom of Madness

3.19
53 votes
191
Megadeth
Cryptic Writings

3.18
2260 votes
192
Vanden Plas
The God Thing

3.18
34 votes
193
Anvil
Absolutely No Alternative

3.16
57 votes
194
Flotsam and Jetsam
High

3.13
46 votes
195
Gojira
Possessed

3.13
48 votes
196
Venom
Cast in Stone

3.12
147 votes
197
Neuraxis
Imagery

3.09
78 votes
198
Sadus
Elements of Anger

3.03
88 votes
199
Gzr
Black Science

3.03
32 votes
200
Powerman 5000
Mega!! Kung Fu Radio

3.01
55 votes



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