Best Metal Albums of 1997


01
Mortuary Drape
Secret Sudaria

4.53
32 votes
02
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F♯ A♯ ∞

4.51
3232 votes
03
Profanum
Profanum Aeternum Eminence Of Satanic Imperial Art

4.5
15 votes
04
Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine: Biomech

4.4
1038 votes
05
The 3rd and the Mortal
In This Room

4.4
20 votes
06
Strapping Young Lad
City

4.39
2514 votes
07
Discipline.
Unfolded Like Staircase

4.35
20 votes
08
Emperor
Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk

4.33
2232 votes
09
Centinex
Reflections

4.32
22 votes
10
Gamma Ray
Somewhere Out in Space

4.26
560 votes
11
Symphony X
The Divine Wings of Tragedy

4.24
1302 votes
12
In The Woods...
Omnio

4.22
312 votes
13
Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia

4.22
70 votes
14
Mithotyn
In The Sign Of The Ravens

4.22
104 votes
15
Esoteric
The Pernicious Enigma

4.21
172 votes
16
Royal Hunt
Paradox

4.21
17 votes
17
Electric Wizard
Come My Fanatics...

4.2
586 votes
18
His Hero Is Gone
Monuments to Thieves

4.2
170 votes
19
Summoning
Dol Guldur

4.19
214 votes
20
Fates Warning
A Pleasant Shade of Gray

4.19
410 votes
21
Sadistic Intent
Ancient Black Earth EP

4.19
16 votes
22
Graveland
Following The Voice Of Blood

4.17
26 votes
23
Pig Destroyer
Demo

4.15
17 votes
24
Destroyer 666
Unchain The Wolves

4.15
429 votes
25
Ground Zero
Consume Red

4.13
30 votes
26
Lacrimas Profundere
La Naissance D'Un Rêve

4.13
16 votes
27
Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields

4.12
162 votes
28
Jag Panzer
The Fourth Judgement

4.12
42 votes
29
Assuck
Misery Index

4.12
207 votes
30
Alchemist
Spiritech

4.12
26 votes
31
Channel Zero
Black Fuel

4.12
26 votes
32
Tad Morose
A Mended Rhyme

4.11
33 votes
33
Hypocrisy
The Final Chapter

4.11
474 votes
34
In Flames
Whoracle

4.11
3790 votes
35
Nagelfar
Hunengrab im herbst

4.1
48 votes
36
Defleshed
Under the Blade

4.1
20 votes
37
Haggard
And Thou Shalt Trust The Seer

4.09
100 votes
38
Breach
It's Me God

4.08
54 votes
39
Dornenreich
Nicht um zu sterben

4.08
18 votes
40
Kiss It Goodbye
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

4.08
98 votes
41
Jimmie's Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.08
31 votes
42
Solefald
The Linear Scaffold

4.08
198 votes
43
Bruce Dickinson
Accident of Birth

4.07
490 votes
44
Idiot Flesh
Fancy

4.07
21 votes
45
Stratovarius
Visions

4.07
888 votes
46
Impaled Northern Moonforest
Impaled Northern Moonforest

4.07
73 votes
47
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

4.07
1790 votes
48
Lacrimosa
Stille

4.07
23 votes
49
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.06
71 votes
50
Flapjack
Juicy Planet Earth

4.06
16 votes
51
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.06
6222 votes
52
Necrophobic
Darkside

4.06
198 votes
53
Living Sacrifice
Reborn

4.04
258 votes
54
Rage
End of All Days

4.04
74 votes
55
Necromantia
Ancient Pride

4.04
13 votes
56
Spastic Ink
Ink Complete

4.03
125 votes
57
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

4.02
21 votes
58
Corrupted
Paso Inferior

4.02
282 votes
59
Lord Belial
Enter The Moonlight Gate

4.02
43 votes
60
October Tide
Rain Without End

4.02
174 votes
61
Ragnarok
Arising Realm

4.02
22 votes
62
Tiamat
A Deeper Kind of Slumber

4.02
330 votes
63
Windir
Soknardalr

4.01
186 votes
64
Sadistik Exekution
K.A.O.S.

4
22 votes
65
Nasum
World In Turmoil (EP)

4
18 votes
66
Death SS
Do What You Wilt

4
16 votes
67
12 Rods
Gay?

4
13 votes
68
Dimmu Borgir
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

4
755 votes
69
Ulver
Nattens Madrigal

3.99
789 votes
70
Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey

3.99
76 votes
71
Obtained Enslavement
Witchcraft

3.98
23 votes
72
Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser

3.98
44 votes
73
Overcast
Fight Ambition To Kill

3.97
16 votes
74
Misery Loves Co.
Not Like Them

3.96
14 votes
75
God Dethroned
The Grand Grimoire

3.96
108 votes
76
Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale

3.95
722 votes
77
Nokturnal Mortum
Goat Horns

3.95
143 votes
78
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects
Sol Niger Within

3.95
87 votes
79
Forest
Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

3.95
57 votes
80
Deceased
Fearless Undead Machines

3.94
64 votes
81
Human Waste Project
E-lux

3.94
16 votes
82
Rotting Christ
A Dead Poem

3.93
149 votes
83
Lake of Tears
A Crimson Cosmos

3.93
60 votes
84
Shai Hulud
Hearts Once Nourished With Hope...

3.93
256 votes
85
Gamma Ray
Valley of the Kings

3.93
14 votes
86
Summoning
Nightshade Forests

3.92
70 votes
87
Hades Almighty
The Dawn Of The Dying Sun

3.91
23 votes
88
Riot
Inishmore

3.91
34 votes
89
Tristania
Tristania

3.9
15 votes
90
Pain of Salvation
Entropia

3.9
239 votes
91
Gorgoroth
Under the Sign of Hell

3.89
260 votes
92
Moonblood
Blut & Krieg

3.89
23 votes
93
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

3.88
30 votes
94
Borknagar
The Olden Domain

3.88
344 votes
95
Intestine Baalism
An Anatomy of the Beast

3.88
162 votes
96
Aeternus
Beyond the Wandering Moon

3.88
56 votes
97
Abigail
Intercourse and Lust

3.88
24 votes
98
Snapcase
Progression Through Unlearning

3.87
109 votes
99
Hecate Enthroned
The Slaughter of Innocence, A Requiem for the Migh

3.87
30 votes
100
Catharsis (US)
Samsara

3.86
22 votes
101
Martyr
Hopeless Hopes

3.86
134 votes
102
Mayhem
Wolf's Lair Abyss

3.85
342 votes
103
Grip Inc.
Nemesis

3.85
40 votes
104
Noctes
Pandemonic Requiem

3.85
20 votes
105
Stars of the Lid
The Ballasted Orchestra

3.84
97 votes
106
Sacrilege GBG
The Fifth Season

3.84
75 votes
107
Sentenced
Down

3.84
267 votes
108
Shai Hulud
A Profound Hatred Of Man

3.84
108 votes
109
Sigh
Hail Horror Hail

3.83
100 votes
110
Disembodied
Diablerie

3.83
44 votes
111
Decapitated
Cemeteral Gardens

3.82
14 votes
112
Cemetary
Last Confessions

3.82
22 votes
113
Threshold
Extinct Instinct

3.82
60 votes
114
Saxon
Unleash the Beast

3.82
136 votes
115
Eucharist
Mirrorworlds

3.81
112 votes
116
Broken Hope
Loathing

3.81
16 votes
117
Keep of Kalessin
Through Times Of War

3.81
58 votes
118
Vital Remains
Forever Underground

3.81
86 votes
119
Coalesce
Give Them Rope, She Said

3.81
134 votes
120
Katatonia
Sounds of Decay

3.8
138 votes
121
Flying Saucer Attack
New Lands

3.8
15 votes
122
Mezarkabul
Anatolia

3.8
15 votes
123
Septicflesh
The Ophidian Wheel

3.8
84 votes
124
Will Haven
El Diablo

3.8
74 votes
125
Children of Bodom
Something Wild

3.79
3333 votes
126
Nuclear Rabbit
Vicuna

3.79
14 votes
127
KAT
Szydercze zwierciadło

3.79
14 votes
128
Fleshcrawl
Bloodred Massacre

3.78
18 votes
129
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

3.77
328 votes
130
Diabolical Masquerade
The Phantom Lodge

3.76
37 votes
131
Hatebreed
Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire

3.75
279 votes
132
Abramelin
Abramelin

3.74
40 votes
133
Grand Belial's Key
Mocking the Philanthropist

3.74
114 votes
134
Sadist
Crust

3.74
34 votes
135
Snot
Get Some

3.73
171 votes
136
Enslaved
Eld

3.72
484 votes
137
KMFDM
Symbols

3.72
125 votes
138
The Crown
Eternal Death

3.71
84 votes
139
Iron Savior
Iron Savior

3.71
56 votes
140
Skepticism
Ethere

3.71
28 votes
141
Dark Tranquillity
The Mind's I

3.71
942 votes
142
Within Temptation
Enter

3.71
168 votes
143
Autumn Leaves
Embraced by the Absolute

3.7
88 votes
144
Vader
Black to the Blind

3.7
216 votes
145
HammerFall
Glory to the Brave

3.7
438 votes
146
Helmet
Aftertaste

3.7
224 votes
147
Skyclad
The Answer Machine?

3.69
36 votes
148
Saviour Machine
Legend Part I

3.69
13 votes
149
Arckanum
Kostogher

3.68
25 votes
150
Amorphis
My Kantele

3.67
81 votes
151
Phlebotomized
Skycontact

3.67
27 votes
152
Old Man's Child
The Pagan Prosperity

3.66
182 votes
153
Sigh
Ghastly Funeral Theatre

3.66
31 votes
154
Hexenhaus
Dejavoodoo

3.66
32 votes
155
Thought Industry
Black Umbrella

3.65
15 votes
156
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

3.65
260 votes
157
Rhapsody of Fire
Legendary Tales

3.65
302 votes
158
Memento Mori
Songs For The Apocalypse, Vol. 4

3.65
30 votes
159
The Kovenant
In Times Before The Light

3.65
24 votes
160
Theatre Of Tragedy
A Rose for the Dead

3.65
24 votes
161
Deicide
Serpents of the Light

3.64
251 votes
162
Harvey Milk
The Pleaser

3.64
44 votes
163
Dismember
Misanthropic

3.63
32 votes
164
Faith No More
Album of the Year

3.62
874 votes
165
Gates Of Ishtar
The Dawn of Flames

3.62
66 votes
166
Dismember
Death Metal

3.62
308 votes
167
Rollins Band
Come In and Burn

3.62
56 votes
168
(hed) p.e.
(hed) p.e.

3.62
138 votes
169
Paradise Lost
One Second

3.6
230 votes
170
Jungle Rot
Slaughter the Weak

3.6
52 votes
171
Theory In Practice
Third Eye Function

3.59
44 votes
172
Incantation
The Forsaken Mourning of Angelic Anguish

3.59
46 votes
173
Axel Rudi Pell
Magic

3.57
28 votes
174
Flaw
American Arrogance

3.56
16 votes
175
Behemoth
Bewitching the Pomerania

3.55
22 votes
176
Die Krupps
Paradise Now

3.54
13 votes
177
Merzbow
Hybrid Noisebloom

3.53
15 votes
178
Integrity
Seasons in the Size of Days

3.53
51 votes
179
Mekong Delta
Pictures at an Exhibition

3.52
46 votes
180
Nocturnal Rites
Tales of Mystery and Imagination

3.52
14 votes
181
Machine Head
The More Things Change...

3.51
1710 votes
182
Manegarm
Nordstjärnans Tidsålder

3.5
48 votes
183
Vanden Plas
The God Thing

3.5
46 votes
184
Exciter
The Dark Command

3.5
18 votes
185
Brutality
In Mourning

3.5
16 votes
186
Brutal Truth
Sounds of the Animal Kingdom

3.49
112 votes
187
Dir En Grey
MISSA

3.49
120 votes
188
Enthroned
Towards the Skullthrone of Satan

3.49
16 votes
189
Bardo Pond
Lapsed

3.47
18 votes
190
Sacramentum
The Coming of Chaos

3.47
120 votes
191
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Dillinger Escape Plan

3.46
296 votes
192
Darkseed
Spellcraft

3.45
20 votes
193
Melvins
Honky

3.45
113 votes
194
On Thorns I Lay
Orama

3.44
16 votes
195
Yngwie Malmsteen
Facing the Animal

3.43
86 votes
196
Absu
The Third Storm of Cythraul

3.42
100 votes
197
Body Count
Violent Demise: The Last Days

3.41
46 votes
198
Nightfall
Lesbian Show

3.41
22 votes
199
Meshuggah
The True Human Design

3.4
192 votes
200
Brainstorm
Hungry

3.4
15 votes



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