Best Metal Albums of 1997


01
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F♯ A♯ ∞

4.5
3291 votes
02
Profanum
Profanum Aeternum Eminence Of Satanic Imperial Art

4.47
16 votes
03
Mortuary Drape
Secret Sudaria

4.42
38 votes
04
Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine: Biomech

4.4
1061 votes
05
The 3rd and the Mortal
In This Room

4.4
20 votes
06
Strapping Young Lad
City

4.39
2550 votes
07
Emperor
Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk

4.33
2270 votes
08
Centinex
Reflections

4.32
22 votes
09
Gamma Ray
Somewhere Out in Space

4.25
560 votes
10
Symphony X
The Divine Wings of Tragedy

4.24
1962 votes
11
Royal Hunt
Paradox

4.21
17 votes
12
Fates Warning
A Pleasant Shade of Gray

4.2
418 votes
13
Electric Wizard
Come My Fanatics...

4.2
596 votes
14
Pig Destroyer
Demo

4.18
19 votes
15
In The Woods...
Omnio

4.18
324 votes
16
Esoteric
The Pernicious Enigma

4.18
182 votes
17
Mithotyn
In The Sign Of The Ravens

4.17
114 votes
18
His Hero Is Gone
Monuments to Thieves

4.16
178 votes
19
Graveland
Following The Voice Of Blood

4.16
32 votes
20
Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia

4.16
74 votes
21
Destroyer 666
Unchain The Wolves

4.15
435 votes
22
Nagelfar
Hunengrab im herbst

4.13
50 votes
23
Lacrimas Profundere
La Naissance D'Un Rêve

4.13
16 votes
24
Jag Panzer
The Fourth Judgement

4.12
42 votes
25
Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields

4.12
167 votes
26
Alchemist
Spiritech

4.12
26 votes
27
Channel Zero
Black Fuel

4.12
26 votes
28
Assuck
Misery Index

4.11
209 votes
29
Tad Morose
A Mended Rhyme

4.11
33 votes
30
In Flames
Whoracle

4.11
3818 votes
31
Discipline.
Unfolded Like Staircase

4.11
23 votes
32
Hypocrisy
The Final Chapter

4.11
488 votes
33
Sadistic Intent
Ancient Black Earth EP

4.1
20 votes
34
Defleshed
Under the Blade

4.1
20 votes
35
Kiss It Goodbye
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

4.09
100 votes
36
Breach
It's Me God

4.08
112 votes
37
Solefald
The Linear Scaffold

4.08
200 votes
38
Stratovarius
Visions

4.08
894 votes
39
Bruce Dickinson
Accident of Birth

4.07
506 votes
40
Idiot Flesh
Fancy

4.07
21 votes
41
12 Rods
Gay?

4.07
14 votes
42
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

4.07
22 votes
43
Lacrimosa
Stille

4.07
23 votes
44
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.06
6316 votes
45
Necrophobic
Darkside

4.06
208 votes
46
Flapjack
Juicy Planet Earth

4.06
16 votes
47
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

4.06
1797 votes
48
Dornenreich
Nicht um zu sterben

4.06
18 votes
49
Living Sacrifice
Reborn

4.05
261 votes
50
October Tide
Rain Without End

4.04
184 votes
51
Jimmie's Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.04
35 votes
52
Rage
End of All Days

4.04
74 votes
53
Corrupted
Paso Inferior

4.04
285 votes
54
Necromantia
Ancient Pride

4.04
13 votes
55
Lord Belial
Enter The Moonlight Gate

4.03
44 votes
56
Spastic Ink
Ink Complete

4.03
125 votes
57
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.03
73 votes
58
Ragnarok
Arising Realm

4.02
23 votes
59
Tiamat
A Deeper Kind of Slumber

4.01
166 votes
60
Haggard
And Thou Shalt Trust The Seer

4.01
100 votes
61
Impaled Northern Moonforest
Impaled Northern Moonforest

4.01
74 votes
62
Dimmu Borgir
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

4
767 votes
63
God Dethroned
The Grand Grimoire

4
114 votes
64
Sadistik Exekution
K.A.O.S.

4
22 votes
65
Nasum
World In Turmoil (EP)

4
19 votes
66
Death SS
Do What You Wilt

4
16 votes
67
Human Waste Project
E-lux

4
16 votes
68
Ulver
Nattens Madrigal

4
798 votes
69
Windir
Soknardalr

3.99
189 votes
70
Obtained Enslavement
Witchcraft

3.98
23 votes
71
Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser

3.98
45 votes
72
Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey

3.98
80 votes
73
Nokturnal Mortum
Goat Horns

3.97
150 votes
74
Overcast
Fight Ambition To Kill

3.97
16 votes
75
Misery Loves Co.
Not Like Them

3.96
14 votes
76
Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale

3.96
722 votes
77
Forest
Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

3.96
59 votes
78
Summoning
Nightshade Forests

3.95
74 votes
79
Deceased
Fearless Undead Machines

3.94
68 votes
80
Shai Hulud
Hearts Once Nourished With Hope...

3.94
260 votes
81
Lake of Tears
A Crimson Cosmos

3.94
62 votes
82
Catharsis (US)
Samsara

3.93
22 votes
83
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects
Sol Niger Within

3.93
92 votes
84
Gamma Ray
Valley of the Kings

3.93
14 votes
85
Rotting Christ
A Dead Poem

3.93
151 votes
86
Hades Almighty
The Dawn Of The Dying Sun

3.92
24 votes
87
Moonblood
Blut & Krieg

3.92
24 votes
88
Pain of Salvation
Entropia

3.9
242 votes
89
Tristania
Tristania

3.9
15 votes
90
Gorgoroth
Under the Sign of Hell

3.89
263 votes
91
Abigail
Intercourse and Lust

3.88
26 votes
92
Borknagar
The Olden Domain

3.88
352 votes
93
Intestine Baalism
An Anatomy of the Beast

3.88
162 votes
94
Snapcase
Progression Through Unlearning

3.87
109 votes
95
Hecate Enthroned
The Slaughter of Innocence, A Requiem for the Migh

3.87
30 votes
96
Martyr
Hopeless Hopes

3.87
134 votes
97
Riot
Inishmore

3.86
36 votes
98
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

3.85
31 votes
99
Mayhem
Wolf's Lair Abyss

3.85
352 votes
100
Grip Inc.
Nemesis

3.85
40 votes
101
Noctes
Pandemonic Requiem

3.85
20 votes
102
Sacrilege GBG
The Fifth Season

3.85
78 votes
103
Aeternus
Beyond the Wandering Moon

3.84
58 votes
104
Stars of the Lid
The Ballasted Orchestra

3.84
98 votes
105
Shai Hulud
A Profound Hatred Of Man

3.84
109 votes
106
Sentenced
Down

3.84
267 votes
107
Disembodied
Diablerie

3.83
44 votes
108
Sigh
Hail Horror Hail

3.83
101 votes
109
Broken Hope
Loathing

3.82
17 votes
110
Decapitated
Cemeteral Gardens

3.82
14 votes
111
Septicflesh
The Ophidian Wheel

3.82
88 votes
112
Cemetary
Last Confessions

3.82
22 votes
113
Threshold
Extinct Instinct

3.82
60 votes
114
Eucharist
Mirrorworlds

3.81
112 votes
115
Flying Saucer Attack
New Lands

3.81
16 votes
116
Katatonia
Sounds of Decay

3.81
138 votes
117
Keep of Kalessin
Through Times Of War

3.81
58 votes
118
Saxon
Unleash the Beast

3.8
138 votes
119
Vital Remains
Forever Underground

3.8
85 votes
120
Fleshcrawl
Bloodred Massacre

3.8
20 votes
121
Mezarkabul
Anatolia

3.8
15 votes
122
Will Haven
El Diablo

3.8
74 votes
123
Children of Bodom
Something Wild

3.79
3345 votes
124
Coalesce
Give Them Rope, She Said

3.79
136 votes
125
Nuclear Rabbit
Vicuna

3.79
14 votes
126
KAT
Szydercze zwierciadło

3.79
14 votes
127
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

3.77
330 votes
128
Diabolical Masquerade
The Phantom Lodge

3.76
37 votes
129
Grand Belial's Key
Mocking the Philanthropist

3.76
117 votes
130
Hatebreed
Satisfaction Is The Death Of Desire

3.75
284 votes
131
Abramelin
Abramelin

3.74
40 votes
132
Sadist
Crust

3.74
34 votes
133
Iron Savior
Iron Savior

3.73
60 votes
134
KMFDM
Symbols

3.73
126 votes
135
Snot
Get Some

3.73
172 votes
136
The Crown
Eternal Death

3.72
87 votes
137
Enslaved
Eld

3.72
498 votes
138
Within Temptation
Enter

3.72
169 votes
139
Dark Tranquillity
The Mind's I

3.72
954 votes
140
Skepticism
Ethere

3.71
28 votes
141
Vader
Black to the Blind

3.71
226 votes
142
Autumn Leaves
Embraced by the Absolute

3.7
88 votes
143
Helmet
Aftertaste

3.7
230 votes
144
HammerFall
Glory to the Brave

3.7
440 votes
145
Skyclad
The Answer Machine?

3.69
36 votes
146
Saviour Machine
Legend Part I

3.69
13 votes
147
Arckanum
Kostogher

3.68
25 votes
148
Old Man's Child
The Pagan Prosperity

3.67
184 votes
149
Amorphis
My Kantele

3.67
81 votes
150
Sigh
Ghastly Funeral Theatre

3.66
31 votes
151
Rhapsody of Fire
Legendary Tales

3.65
304 votes
152
Thought Industry
Black Umbrella

3.65
15 votes
153
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

3.65
260 votes
154
Memento Mori
Songs For The Apocalypse, Vol. 4

3.65
30 votes
155
Hexenhaus
Dejavoodoo

3.65
34 votes
156
(hed) p.e.
(hed) p.e.

3.65
137 votes
157
Theatre Of Tragedy
A Rose for the Dead

3.65
24 votes
158
Deicide
Serpents of the Light

3.64
253 votes
159
Harvey Milk
The Pleaser

3.64
44 votes
160
Faith No More
Album of the Year

3.63
886 votes
161
Dismember
Misanthropic

3.63
32 votes
162
Rollins Band
Come In and Burn

3.62
57 votes
163
Gates Of Ishtar
The Dawn of Flames

3.62
68 votes
164
Phlebotomized
Skycontact

3.61
27 votes
165
Dismember
Death Metal

3.61
316 votes
166
Incantation
The Forsaken Mourning of Angelic Anguish

3.6
48 votes
167
Jungle Rot
Slaughter the Weak

3.6
52 votes
168
Paradise Lost
One Second

3.6
488 votes
169
Theory In Practice
Third Eye Function

3.59
44 votes
170
Windy and Carl
Antarctica (The Bliss Out, Vol. 2)

3.58
13 votes
171
Axel Rudi Pell
Magic

3.57
28 votes
172
Flaw
American Arrogance

3.56
17 votes
173
Behemoth
Bewitching the Pomerania

3.55
22 votes
174
Merzbow
Hybrid Noisebloom

3.53
15 votes
175
Mekong Delta
Pictures at an Exhibition

3.52
46 votes
176
Nocturnal Rites
Tales of Mystery and Imagination

3.52
14 votes
177
Vanden Plas
The God Thing

3.52
48 votes
178
Integrity
Seasons in the Size of Days

3.52
52 votes
179
The Kovenant
In Times Before The Light

3.52
29 votes
180
Machine Head
The More Things Change...

3.51
1725 votes
181
Manegarm
Nordstjärnans Tidsålder

3.5
48 votes
182
Exciter
The Dark Command

3.5
18 votes
183
Die Krupps
Paradise Now

3.5
14 votes
184
Sacramentum
The Coming of Chaos

3.49
122 votes
185
Enthroned
Towards the Skullthrone of Satan

3.49
19 votes
186
Brutal Truth
Sounds of the Animal Kingdom

3.48
115 votes
187
Bardo Pond
Lapsed

3.47
18 votes
188
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Dillinger Escape Plan

3.46
300 votes
189
Melvins
Honky

3.46
117 votes
190
Dir En Grey
MISSA

3.45
129 votes
191
Darkseed
Spellcraft

3.45
20 votes
192
Brutality
In Mourning

3.44
18 votes
193
Absu
The Third Storm of Cythraul

3.44
100 votes
194
On Thorns I Lay
Orama

3.44
24 votes
195
Yngwie Malmsteen
Facing the Animal

3.42
86 votes
196
Body Count
Violent Demise: The Last Days

3.41
46 votes
197
Old Man's Child
Born of the Flickering

3.41
108 votes
198
Meshuggah
The True Human Design

3.4
194 votes
199
Brainstorm
Hungry

3.4
15 votes
200
Knut
Leftovers

3.4
15 votes



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