Best Metal Albums of 1997

Genre:  Year:  

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

Rating: 4.5
2539 votes
02
The 3rd and the Mortal
In This Room

Rating: 4.42
12 votes
03
Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine: Biomech

Rating: 4.39
754 votes
04
Strapping Young Lad
City

Rating: 4.39
952 votes
05
Armageddon (SWE)
Crossing The Rubicon

Rating: 4.38
12 votes
06
Esoteric
The Pernicious Enigma

Rating: 4.35
112 votes
07
Lacrimosa
Stille

Rating: 4.35
13 votes
08
Emperor
Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk

Rating: 4.32
1610 votes
09
Gamma Ray
Somewhere Out in Space

Rating: 4.28
438 votes
10
Symphony X
The Divine Wings of Tragedy

Rating: 4.24
1074 votes
11
Mithotyn
In The Sign Of The Ravens

Rating: 4.23
35 votes
12
Haggard
And Thou Shalt Trust The Seer

Rating: 4.23
35 votes
13
Flapjack
Juicy Planet Earth

Rating: 4.21
14 votes
14
Defleshed
Under the blade

Rating: 4.21
14 votes
15
In The Woods...
Omnio

Rating: 4.2
240 votes
16
Electric Wizard
Come My Fanatics...

Rating: 4.2
411 votes
17
Fates Warning
A Pleasant Shade of Gray

Rating: 4.19
268 votes
18
His Hero Is Gone
Monuments to Thieves

Rating: 4.19
110 votes
19
Destroyer 666
Unchain The Wolves

Rating: 4.18
219 votes
20
Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia

Rating: 4.18
42 votes
21
Channel Zero
Black Fuel

Rating: 4.17
24 votes
22
Tad Morose
A Mended Rhyme

Rating: 4.17
18 votes
23
Sadistik Exekution
K.A.O.S.

Rating: 4.17
12 votes
24
Alchemist
Spiritech

Rating: 4.13
20 votes
25
Assuck
Misery Index

Rating: 4.12
148 votes
26
Summoning
Dol Guldur

Rating: 4.12
146 votes
27
Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields

Rating: 4.12
234 votes
28
God Dethroned
The Grand Grimoire

Rating: 4.11
36 votes
29
Jag Panzer
The Fourth Judgement

Rating: 4.1
30 votes
30
Solefald
The Linear Scaffold

Rating: 4.1
154 votes
31
Ground Zero
Consume Red

Rating: 4.09
16 votes
32
Nagelfar
Hunengrab im herbst

Rating: 4.09
33 votes
33
Flaw
American Arrogance

Rating: 4.09
11 votes
34
Hypocrisy
The Final Chapter

Rating: 4.09
360 votes
35
Bruce Dickinson
Accident of Birth

Rating: 4.09
354 votes
36
Necrophobic
Darkside

Rating: 4.09
116 votes
37
In Flames
Whoracle

Rating: 4.09
3138 votes
38
Impaled Northern Moonforest
Impaled Northern Moonforest

Rating: 4.08
62 votes
39
Jimmies Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

Rating: 4.08
26 votes
40
Stratovarius
Visions

Rating: 4.08
615 votes
41
Deftones
Around the Fur

Rating: 4.06
4866 votes
42
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

Rating: 4.06
1534 votes
43
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

Rating: 4.06
51 votes
44
Kiss It Goodbye
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

Rating: 4.05
65 votes
45
October Tide
Rain Without End

Rating: 4.04
195 votes
46
Graveland
Following The Voice Of Blood

Rating: 4.04
14 votes
47
Lake of Tears
A Crimson Cosmos

Rating: 4.03
38 votes
48
Corrupted
Paso Inferior

Rating: 4.02
192 votes
49
Tiamat
A Deeper Kind of Slumber

Rating: 4.02
250 votes
50
Living Sacrifice
Reborn

Rating: 4.02
225 votes
51
Nokturnal Mortum
Goat Horns

Rating: 4
119 votes
52
Windir
Soknardalr

Rating: 4
126 votes
53
Dimmu Borgir
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

Rating: 4
624 votes
54
Memento Mori
Songs For The Apocalypse, Vol. 4

Rating: 4
18 votes
55
Ragnarok
Arising Realm

Rating: 4
14 votes
56
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

Rating: 4
12 votes
57
Forest
Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

Rating: 3.99
47 votes
58
Orange Goblin
Frequencies From Planet Ten

Rating: 3.98
100 votes
59
Obtained Enslavement
Witchcraft

Rating: 3.97
15 votes
60
Lord Belial
Enter The Moonlight Gate

Rating: 3.96
28 votes
61
Overcast
Fight Ambition To Kill

Rating: 3.96
14 votes
62
Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser

Rating: 3.96
27 votes
63
Deceased
Fearless Undead Machines

Rating: 3.96
52 votes
64
Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale

Rating: 3.96
584 votes
65
Misery Loves Co.
Not Like Them

Rating: 3.96
12 votes
66
Breach
It's Me God

Rating: 3.96
23 votes
67
Tristania
Tristania

Rating: 3.95
11 votes
68
Disembodied
Diablerie

Rating: 3.95
28 votes
69
Rage
End of All Days

Rating: 3.94
48 votes
70
Human Waste Project
E-lux

Rating: 3.94
16 votes
71
Hades Almighty
The Dawn Of The Dying Sun

Rating: 3.94
16 votes
72
Shai Hulud
Hearts Once Nourished With Hope...

Rating: 3.92
212 votes
73
Ulver
Nattens Madrigal

Rating: 3.92
540 votes
74
Stars of the Lid
The Ballasted Orchestra

Rating: 3.91
57 votes
75
Will Haven
El Diablo

Rating: 3.91
44 votes
76
Snapcase
Progression Through Unlearning

Rating: 3.9
81 votes
77
Moonblood
Blut und Krieg

Rating: 3.89
14 votes
78
Pain of Salvation
Entropia

Rating: 3.88
186 votes
79
Summoning
Nightshade Forests

Rating: 3.88
52 votes
80
Hecate Enthroned
The Slaughter of Innocence, A Requiem for the Migh

Rating: 3.88
24 votes
81
Broken Hope
Loathing

Rating: 3.88
12 votes
82
Mezarkabul
Anatolia

Rating: 3.88
12 votes
83
Amorphis
My Kantele

Rating: 3.87
57 votes
84
Gorgoroth
Under the Sign of Hell

Rating: 3.86
168 votes
85
Rotting Christ
A Dead Poem

Rating: 3.85
95 votes
86
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

Rating: 3.85
20 votes
87
Sentenced
Down

Rating: 3.84
126 votes
88
Vital Remains
Forever Underground

Rating: 3.84
62 votes
89
Martyr
Hopeless Hopes

Rating: 3.84
98 votes
90
Noctes
Pandemonic Requiem

Rating: 3.83
15 votes
91
Abigail
Intercourse and Lust

Rating: 3.83
12 votes
92
Coalesce
Give Them Rope, She Said

Rating: 3.83
98 votes
93
Diabolical Masquerade
The Phantom Lodge

Rating: 3.83
32 votes
94
Aeternus
Beyond the Wandering Moon

Rating: 3.82
34 votes
95
Threshold
Extinct Instinct

Rating: 3.8
40 votes
96
Children of Bodom
Something Wild

Rating: 3.79
2958 votes
97
Mayhem
Wolfs Lair Abyss

Rating: 3.79
121 votes
98
Saxon
Unleash the Beast

Rating: 3.79
82 votes
99
Shai Hulud
A Profound Hatred Of Man

Rating: 3.79
80 votes
100
Harvey Milk
The Pleaser

Rating: 3.78
36 votes
101
Borknagar
The Olden Domain

Rating: 3.77
244 votes
102
Saviour Machine
Legend Part I

Rating: 3.77
11 votes
103
Decapitated
Cemeteral Gardens

Rating: 3.77
13 votes
104
Sacrilege GBG
The Fifth Season

Rating: 3.77
45 votes
105
The Crown
Eternal Death

Rating: 3.76
63 votes
106
Hatebreed
Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire

Rating: 3.76
228 votes
107
Sigh
Hail Horror Hail

Rating: 3.75
64 votes
108
Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey

Rating: 3.75
48 votes
109
On Thorns I Lay
Orama

Rating: 3.75
18 votes
110
Exciter
The Dark Command

Rating: 3.75
18 votes
111
Eucharist
Mirrorworlds

Rating: 3.74
45 votes
112
Abramelin
Abramelin

Rating: 3.74
33 votes
113
Snot
Get Some

Rating: 3.74
136 votes
114
Iron Savior
Iron Savior

Rating: 3.74
19 votes
115
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

Rating: 3.72
270 votes
116
Grip Inc.
Nemesis

Rating: 3.72
18 votes
117
Septicflesh
The Ophidian Wheel

Rating: 3.72
53 votes
118
Catharsis [US]
Samsara

Rating: 3.71
14 votes
119
Intestine Baalism
An Anatomy of the Beast

Rating: 3.71
94 votes
120
Enslaved
Eld

Rating: 3.71
344 votes
121
Keep of Kalessin
Through Times Of War

Rating: 3.71
48 votes
122
Jungle Rot
Slaughter The Weak

Rating: 3.71
24 votes
123
Nuclear Rabbit
Vicuna

Rating: 3.71
12 votes
124
Katatonia
Sounds Of Decay

Rating: 3.7
94 votes
125
HammerFall
Glory to the Brave

Rating: 3.7
171 votes
126
Dark Tranquillity
The Mind's I

Rating: 3.7
714 votes
127
Within Temptation
Enter

Rating: 3.7
141 votes
128
Helmet
Aftertaste

Rating: 3.67
174 votes
129
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

Rating: 3.67
225 votes
130
Rollins Band
Come In and Burn

Rating: 3.67
47 votes
131
KMFDM
Symbols

Rating: 3.66
91 votes
132
Deicide
Serpents Of The Light

Rating: 3.65
197 votes
133
Dismember
Misanthropic

Rating: 3.64
14 votes
134
Axel Rudi Pell
Magic

Rating: 3.64
33 votes
135
Vader
Black to the Blind

Rating: 3.63
136 votes
136
Autumn Leaves
Embraced by the Absolute

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

Rating: 3.63
19 votes
138
Arckanum
Kostogher

Rating: 3.63
20 votes
139
Faith No More
Album of the Year

Rating: 3.62
632 votes
140
Paradise Lost
One Second

Rating: 3.61
153 votes
141
Sigh
Ghastly Funeral Theatre

Rating: 3.61
19 votes
142
Old Man's Child
The Pagan Prosperity

Rating: 3.6
67 votes
143
Rhapsody of Fire
Legendary Tales

Rating: 3.6
228 votes
144
Dismember
Death Metal

Rating: 3.58
101 votes
145
Cemetary
Last Confessions

Rating: 3.58
18 votes
146
Hexenhaus
Dejavoodoo

Rating: 3.57
28 votes
147
Manegarm
Nordstjärnans Tidsålder

Rating: 3.57
30 votes
148
Nightfall
Lesbian Show

Rating: 3.56
18 votes
149
Body Count
Violent Demise: The Last Days

Rating: 3.55
74 votes
150
Gates Of Ishtar
The Dawn of Flames

Rating: 3.55
19 votes
151
Mekong Delta
Pictures at an Exhibition

Rating: 3.55
22 votes
152
DIR EN GREY
MISSA

Rating: 3.53
102 votes
153
Theory In Practice
Third Eye Function

Rating: 3.53
38 votes
154
Yngwie Malmsteen
Facing the Animal

Rating: 3.5
70 votes
155
Die Krupps
Paradise Now

Rating: 3.5
13 votes
156
Skepticism
Ethere

Rating: 3.5
12 votes
157
Melvins
Honky

Rating: 3.49
79 votes
158
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Dillinger Escape Plan

Rating: 3.49
258 votes
159
Brutal Truth
Sounds of the Animal Kingdom

Rating: 3.49
86 votes
160
Integrity
Seasons in the Size of Days

Rating: 3.49
40 votes
161
Machine Head
The More Things Change...

Rating: 3.48
1383 votes
162
Incantation
The Forsaken Mourning of Angelic Anguish

Rating: 3.47
32 votes
163
Sacramentum
The Coming of Chaos

Rating: 3.46
72 votes
164
Dog Fashion Disco
Erotic Massage

Rating: 3.46
12 votes
165
Catherine Wheel
Adam and Eve

Rating: 3.46
12 votes
166
Graveworm
When Daylights Gone

Rating: 3.45
29 votes
167
Malevolent Creation
In Cold Blood

Rating: 3.44
50 votes
168
Skunk Anansie
Stoosh

Rating: 3.44
41 votes
169
Behemoth
Bewitching The Pomerania

Rating: 3.43
14 votes
170
Meshuggah
The True Human Design

Rating: 3.42
160 votes
171
Skyclad
The Answer Machine?

Rating: 3.42
24 votes
172
Grand Belial's Key
Mocking the Philanthropist

Rating: 3.4
21 votes
173
Six Feet Under
Warpath

Rating: 3.38
94 votes
174
Morgion
Among Majestic Ruin

Rating: 3.38
16 votes
175
Nokturnal Mortum
Return Of The Vampire Lord

Rating: 3.38
16 votes
176
Absu
The Third Storm of Cythraul

Rating: 3.37
60 votes
177
Sevendust
Sevendust

Rating: 3.36
476 votes
178
Entombed
DCLXVI: To Ride Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth

Rating: 3.36
93 votes
179
Belphegor
Blutsabbath

Rating: 3.36
64 votes
180
Edge of Sanity
Infernal

Rating: 3.35
324 votes
181
Nightwish
Angels Fall First

Rating: 3.33
331 votes
182
Vanden Plas
The God Thing

Rating: 3.33
30 votes
183
Old Man's Child
Born of the Flickering

Rating: 3.3
41 votes
184
Overkill
From the Underground and Below

Rating: 3.29
188 votes
185
Immortal
Blizzard beasts

Rating: 3.28
424 votes
186
Gojira
Possessed

Rating: 3.27
48 votes
187
Aakon Keetreh
Journey Into The Depths Of Night

Rating: 3.27
15 votes
188
Voivod
Phobos

Rating: 3.25
186 votes
189
Clawfinger
Clawfinger

Rating: 3.25
36 votes
190
Rotten Sound
Under Pressure

Rating: 3.25
12 votes
191
Zao
The Splinter Shards the Birth of Separation

Rating: 3.25
85 votes
192
Edguy
Kingdom of Madness

Rating: 3.24
53 votes
193
Dream Theater
Falling into Infinity

Rating: 3.21
1038 votes
194
Megadeth
Cryptic Writings

Rating: 3.18
2122 votes
195
Sodom
'Til Death Do Us Unite

Rating: 3.16
324 votes
196
Anvil
Absolutely No Alternative

Rating: 3.16
48 votes
197
Venom
Cast in Stone

Rating: 3.13
126 votes
198
Sadus
Elements of Anger

Rating: 3.12
86 votes
199
The Wildhearts
Endless Nameless

Rating: 3.11
18 votes
200
Galactic Cowboys
The Horse That Bud Bought

Rating: 3.08
12 votes



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