Best Metal Albums of 1997


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

4.51
2758 votes
02
Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine: Biomech

4.39
837 votes
03
Strapping Young Lad
City

4.39
2020 votes
04
Emperor
Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk

4.33
1786 votes
05
Esoteric
The Pernicious Enigma

4.31
124 votes
06
Gamma Ray
Somewhere Out in Space

4.27
480 votes
07
Lacrimosa
Stille

4.27
15 votes
08
Symphony X
The Divine Wings of Tragedy

4.24
1138 votes
09
Mithotyn
In The Sign Of The Ravens

4.22
38 votes
10
Flapjack
Juicy Planet Earth

4.21
14 votes
11
In The Woods...
Omnio

4.21
242 votes
12
Electric Wizard
Come My Fanatics...

4.2
463 votes
13
His Hero Is Gone
Monuments to Thieves

4.2
122 votes
14
Destroyer 666
Unchain The Wolves

4.2
261 votes
15
Ground Zero
Consume Red

4.19
16 votes
16
Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia

4.18
49 votes
17
Channel Zero
Black Fuel

4.17
24 votes
18
Defleshed
Under the Blade

4.17
18 votes
19
Haggard
And Thou Shalt Trust The Seer

4.16
38 votes
20
Fates Warning
A Pleasant Shade of Gray

4.15
306 votes
21
Summoning
Dol Guldur

4.14
152 votes
22
Graveland
Following The Voice Of Blood

4.13
15 votes
23
Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields

4.13
256 votes
24
Jag Panzer
The Fourth Judgement

4.13
32 votes
25
Assuck
Misery Index

4.12
157 votes
26
Jimmies Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

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

4.1
67 votes
28
Alchemist
Spiritech

4.1
24 votes
29
Impaled Northern Moonforest
Impaled Northern Moonforest

4.1
68 votes
30
Hypocrisy
The Final Chapter

4.1
388 votes
31
In Flames
Whoracle

4.1
3334 votes
32
Solefald
The Linear Scaffold

4.1
166 votes
33
Stratovarius
Visions

4.09
666 votes
34
Royal Hunt
Paradox

4.08
13 votes
35
Nasum
World In Turmoil (EP)

4.08
13 votes
36
Bruce Dickinson
Accident of Birth

4.07
392 votes
37
Sadistik Exekution
K.A.O.S.

4.07
14 votes
38
Nagelfar
Hunengrab im herbst

4.07
37 votes
39
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

4.07
1594 votes
40
Necrophobic
Darkside

4.06
132 votes
41
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.06
5204 votes
42
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.05
56 votes
43
God Dethroned
The Grand Grimoire

4.05
42 votes
44
Windir
Soknardalr

4.03
138 votes
45
Tad Morose
A Mended Rhyme

4.03
21 votes
46
Ragnarok
Arising Realm

4.03
18 votes
47
Lake of Tears
A Crimson Cosmos

4.03
38 votes
48
Living Sacrifice
Reborn

4.02
222 votes
49
Orange Goblin
Frequencies from Planet Ten

4.02
57 votes
50
Tiamat
A Deeper Kind of Slumber

4
262 votes
51
Corrupted
Paso Inferior

4
216 votes
52
Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser

4
33 votes
53
Lord Belial
Enter The Moonlight Gate

4
29 votes
54
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

4
13 votes
55
Dimmu Borgir
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

4
652 votes
56
Nokturnal Mortum
Goat Horns

4
125 votes
57
Forest
Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

3.98
50 votes
58
Rage
End of All Days

3.98
50 votes
59
October Tide
Rain Without End

3.98
204 votes
60
Obtained Enslavement
Witchcraft

3.97
18 votes
61
Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale

3.96
620 votes
62
Breach
It's Me God

3.96
28 votes
63
Overcast
Fight Ambition To Kill

3.96
14 votes
64
Ulver
Nattens Madrigal

3.95
603 votes
65
Lungfish
Artificial Horizon

3.94
17 votes
66
Human Waste Project
E-lux

3.94
16 votes
67
Hades Almighty
The Dawn Of The Dying Sun

3.94
16 votes
68
Moonblood
Blut und Krieg

3.93
15 votes
69
Deceased
Fearless Undead Machines

3.93
58 votes
70
Shai Hulud
Hearts Once Nourished With Hope...

3.92
218 votes
71
Summoning
Nightshade Forests

3.91
55 votes
72
Snapcase
Progression Through Unlearning

3.9
86 votes
73
Stars of the Lid
The Ballasted Orchestra

3.89
68 votes
74
Noctes
Pandemonic Requiem

3.89
18 votes
75
Tristania
Tristania

3.88
13 votes
76
Pain of Salvation
Entropia

3.88
196 votes
77
Catharsis (US)
Samsara

3.88
17 votes
78
Rotting Christ
A Dead Poem

3.88
108 votes
79
Grip Inc.
Nemesis

3.88
24 votes
80
Disembodied
Diablerie

3.87
31 votes
81
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

3.87
19 votes
82
Broken Hope
Loathing

3.87
15 votes
83
Sentenced
Down

3.87
136 votes
84
Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey

3.87
52 votes
85
Gorgoroth
Under the Sign of Hell

3.86
195 votes
86
Coalesce
Give Them Rope, She Said

3.86
102 votes
87
Martyr
Hopeless Hopes

3.86
106 votes
88
Aeternus
Beyond the Wandering Moon

3.86
42 votes
89
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects
Sol Niger Within

3.85
132 votes
90
Shai Hulud
A Profound Hatred Of Man

3.84
83 votes
91
Will Haven
El Diablo

3.84
28 votes
92
Mayhem
Wolfs Lair Abyss

3.84
130 votes
93
Amorphis
My Kantele

3.83
54 votes
94
Threshold
Extinct Instinct

3.8
46 votes
95
Vital Remains
Forever Underground

3.8
70 votes
96
Keep of Kalessin
Through Times Of War

3.8
50 votes
97
Mezarkabul
Anatolia

3.8
15 votes
98
Hecate Enthroned
The Slaughter of Innocence, A Requiem for the Migh

3.8
54 votes
99
Children of Bodom
Something Wild

3.79
3003 votes
100
Diabolical Masquerade
The Phantom Lodge

3.79
33 votes
101
Jungle Rot
Slaughter The Weak

3.79
28 votes
102
Borknagar
The Olden Domain

3.78
266 votes
103
Saxon
Unleash the Beast

3.78
100 votes
104
Abigail
Intercourse and Lust

3.78
18 votes
105
Hatebreed
Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire

3.77
237 votes
106
Eucharist
Mirrorworlds

3.77
49 votes
107
Sacrilege GBG
The Fifth Season

3.76
51 votes
108
The Crown
Eternal Death

3.76
63 votes
109
Septicflesh
The Ophidian Wheel

3.76
60 votes
110
Sigh
Hail Horror Hail

3.75
70 votes
111
Within Temptation
Enter

3.73
147 votes
112
Snot
Get Some

3.73
142 votes
113
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

3.73
288 votes
114
Enslaved
Eld

3.72
384 votes
115
Abramelin
Abramelin

3.72
38 votes
116
Harvey Milk
The Pleaser

3.72
36 votes
117
Katatonia
Sounds Of Decay

3.72
102 votes
118
Memento Mori
Songs For The Apocalypse, Vol. 4

3.71
21 votes
119
Sadist
Crust

3.71
14 votes
120
HammerFall
Glory to the Brave

3.71
182 votes
121
Intestine Baalism
An Anatomy of the Beast

3.71
92 votes
122
Dark Tranquillity
The Mind's I

3.7
762 votes
123
Helmet
Aftertaste

3.7
187 votes
124
Nuclear Rabbit
Vicuna

3.69
13 votes
125
Vader
Black to the Blind

3.69
152 votes
126
Mekong Delta
Pictures at an Exhibition

3.69
32 votes
127
Theatre Of Tragedy
A Rose for the Dead

3.68
20 votes
128
Old Man's Child
The Pagan Prosperity

3.67
75 votes
129
Axel Rudi Pell
Magic

3.67
24 votes
130
Iron Savior
Iron Savior

3.67
21 votes
131
Deicide
Serpents Of The Light

3.67
214 votes
132
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

3.67
235 votes
133
KMFDM
Symbols

3.66
103 votes
134
(hed) p.e.
(hed)pe

3.66
122 votes
135
Arckanum
Kostogher

3.66
22 votes
136
Autumn Leaves
Embraced by the Absolute

3.66
35 votes
137
Catherine Wheel
Adam and Eve

3.65
13 votes
138
Dismember
Death Metal

3.63
115 votes
139
Faith No More
Album of the Year

3.63
705 votes
140
Sigh
Ghastly Funeral Theatre

3.63
20 votes
141
Rollins Band
Come In and Burn

3.62
50 votes
142
Dismember
Misanthropic

3.62
13 votes
143
Paradise Lost
One Second

3.61
167 votes
144
Skyclad
The Answer Machine?

3.6
20 votes
145
Grand Belial's Key
Mocking the Philanthropist

3.6
26 votes
146
Theory In Practice
Third Eye Function

3.6
42 votes
147
U.D.O.
Solid

3.58
24 votes
148
Cemetary
Last Confessions

3.58
18 votes
149
Rhapsody of Fire
Legendary Tales

3.58
238 votes
150
Gates Of Ishtar
The Dawn of Flames

3.58
40 votes
151
Hexenhaus
Dejavoodoo

3.57
28 votes
152
Exciter
The Dark Command

3.56
24 votes
153
Skepticism
Ethere

3.56
16 votes
154
Nightfall
Lesbian Show

3.56
18 votes
155
Dir En Grey
MISSA

3.53
105 votes
156
Incantation
The Forsaken Mourning of Angelic Anguish

3.53
36 votes
157
Manegarm
Nordstjärnans Tidsålder

3.53
36 votes
158
Integrity
Seasons in the Size of Days

3.51
43 votes
159
Yngwie Malmsteen
Facing the Animal

3.5
70 votes
160
Brutality
In Mourning

3.5
14 votes
161
Die Krupps
Paradise Now

3.5
13 votes
162
Machine Head
The More Things Change...

3.5
1470 votes
163
Melvins
Honky

3.49
91 votes
164
Body Count
Violent Demise: The Last Days

3.47
76 votes
165
Brutal Truth
Sounds of the Animal Kingdom

3.47
93 votes
166
Skunk Anansie
Stoosh

3.47
46 votes
167
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Dillinger Escape Plan

3.47
274 votes
168
Graveworm
When Daylights Gone

3.47
30 votes
169
Sacramentum
The Coming of Chaos

3.45
80 votes
170
Meshuggah
The True Human Design

3.45
164 votes
171
Dog Fashion Disco
Erotic Massage

3.44
16 votes
172
Behemoth
Bewitching the Pomerania

3.44
16 votes
173
Gardenian
Two Feet Stand

3.43
18 votes
174
Enthroned
Towards the Skullthrone of Satan

3.41
13 votes
175
L7
The Beauty Process: Triple Platinum

3.41
27 votes
176
Six Feet Under
Warpath

3.38
99 votes
177
Absu
The Third Storm of Cythraul

3.38
68 votes
178
Nokturnal Mortum
Return Of The Vampire Lord

3.38
16 votes
179
Entombed
DCLXVI: To Ride Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth

3.37
98 votes
180
Old Man's Child
Born of the Flickering

3.37
43 votes
181
Nightwish
Angels Fall First

3.36
357 votes
182
Sevendust
Sevendust

3.36
498 votes
183
Morgion
Among Majestic Ruin

3.35
20 votes
184
Malevolent Creation
In Cold Blood

3.34
56 votes
185
Overkill
From the Underground and Below

3.33
210 votes
186
Edge of Sanity
Infernal

3.31
363 votes
187
Belphegor
Blutsabbath

3.29
68 votes
188
Immortal
Blizzard beasts

3.29
470 votes
189
Rotten Sound
Under Pressure

3.28
16 votes
190
Voivod
Phobos

3.28
200 votes
191
Zao
The Splinter Shards the Birth of Separation

3.27
88 votes
192
Clawfinger
Clawfinger

3.25
40 votes
193
Aakon Keetreh
Journey Into The Depths Of Night

3.22
16 votes
194
Dream Theater
Falling into Infinity

3.22
1108 votes
195
The Wildhearts
Endless Nameless

3.2
20 votes
196
Megadeth
Cryptic Writings

3.19
2302 votes
197
Vanden Plas
The God Thing

3.18
34 votes
198
Edguy
Kingdom of Madness

3.18
54 votes
199
Sodom
'Til Death Do Us Unite

3.17
354 votes
200
Flotsam and Jetsam
High

3.13
46 votes



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