Best Metal Albums of 1998


01
Gorguts
Obscura

4.38
2164 votes
02
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.37
8037 votes
03
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.29
2754 votes
04
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.24
638 votes
05
Saviour Machine
Legend Part II

4.23
13 votes
06
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

4.22
5284 votes
07
Unholy (FIN)
Rapture

4.2
30 votes
08
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.19
158 votes
09
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.19
356 votes
10
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aégis

4.18
158 votes
11
Solstice (UK)
New Dark Age

4.18
126 votes
12
Strung Out
Twisted By Design

4.18
198 votes
13
Sex Machineguns
Sex Machinegun

4.17
18 votes
14
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

4.16
534 votes
15
Sculptured
The Spear Of The Lily Is Aureoled

4.16
16 votes
16
The Chasm
Deathcult for Eternity: The Triumph

4.14
160 votes
17
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.14
118 votes
18
Buckethead
Colma

4.13
361 votes
19
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.13
84 votes
20
Dan Swano
Moontower

4.13
906 votes
21
Therion
Vovin

4.13
179 votes
22
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

4.13
144 votes
23
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.11
374 votes
24
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

4.09
98 votes
25
Kekal
Beyond The Glimpse of Dreams

4.09
22 votes
26
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
7384 votes
27
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.08
727 votes
28
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.07
252 votes
29
Bethlehem
S.U.I.Z.I.D

4.07
105 votes
30
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4.07
107 votes
31
Spiritual Beggars
Mantra III

4.06
40 votes
32
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.06
662 votes
33
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.06
136 votes
34
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

4.05
222 votes
35
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

4.05
64 votes
36
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

4.03
58 votes
37
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

4.03
59 votes
38
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

4.03
30 votes
39
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

4.03
38 votes
40
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

4.02
54 votes
41
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

4.01
220 votes
42
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

4
123 votes
43
Bloodlet
The Seraphim Fall

4
20 votes
44
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

3.99
286 votes
45
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

3.99
102 votes
46
X Japan
The Last Song

3.99
144 votes
47
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

3.99
1665 votes
48
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

3.99
35 votes
49
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

3.99
234 votes
50
Samael
Exodus

3.98
60 votes
51
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

3.98
29 votes
52
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

3.98
2826 votes
53
Time Machines
Time Machines

3.98
25 votes
54
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

3.97
862 votes
55
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

3.97
1190 votes
56
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

3.96
82 votes
57
Tarot
For The Glory Of Nothing

3.95
22 votes
58
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

3.95
124 votes
59
Grief
Torso

3.95
62 votes
60
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.95
774 votes
61
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

3.95
38 votes
62
Order From Chaos
An Ending In Fire

3.95
56 votes
63
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

3.94
198 votes
64
Conception
Flow

3.94
98 votes
65
Eldritch
El Nino

3.94
16 votes
66
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

3.94
39 votes
67
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

3.93
516 votes
68
Extol
Burial

3.93
291 votes
69
Gehenna
Adimiron Black

3.93
28 votes
70
System of a Down
Sugar

3.93
164 votes
71
Desaster
Hellfire's Dominion

3.92
24 votes
72
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.91
1500 votes
73
Buzzov-en
...At A Loss

3.9
42 votes
74
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

3.9
92 votes
75
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

3.9
69 votes
76
Megaherz
Kopfschuss

3.9
24 votes
77
Botch
American Nervoso

3.89
675 votes
78
Skepticism
Aes

3.89
46 votes
79
Aeternus
...and So the Night Became

3.89
64 votes
80
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

3.89
152 votes
81
Ancient Rites
Fatherland

3.88
13 votes
82
Anata
The Infernal Depths of Hatred

3.88
166 votes
83
Mago de Oz
La Leyenda de la Mancha

3.88
90 votes
84
Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment

3.88
318 votes
85
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.87
62 votes
86
Witchery
Restless & Dead

3.87
45 votes
87
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

3.87
82 votes
88
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

3.86
168 votes
89
Primordial
A Journey's End

3.86
91 votes
90
Appalling Spawn
Freedom, Hope And Fury

3.85
20 votes
91
Saturnus
For the Loveless Lonely Nights

3.85
20 votes
92
Cryptopsy
Whisper Supremacy

3.85
543 votes
93
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

3.84
108 votes
94
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

3.84
118 votes
95
Angel Dust
Border of Reality

3.83
99 votes
96
The Sins of Thy Beloved
Lake of Sorrow

3.83
60 votes
97
All Out War
For Those Who Were Crucified

3.83
54 votes
98
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing

3.83
1205 votes
99
Soilent Green
Sewn Mouth Secrets

3.83
110 votes
100
Odium (NOR)
The Sad Realm of the Stars

3.82
28 votes
101
Katatonia
Discouraged Ones

3.82
956 votes
102
Savatage
The Wake Of Magellan

3.82
399 votes
103
Frozen Shadows
Dans les Bras des Immortels

3.81
13 votes
104
Skycamefalling
To Forever Embrace The Sun

3.81
31 votes
105
Thyrfing
Thyrfing

3.8
33 votes
106
Brainstorm
Unholy

3.8
15 votes
107
Symphony X
Twilight in Olympus

3.8
1113 votes
108
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

3.79
170 votes
109
Nasum
Inhale/Exhale

3.79
166 votes
110
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Under the Running Board

3.79
497 votes
111
Soilent Green
A String of Lies

3.79
14 votes
112
Ritual Carnage
The Highest Law

3.79
14 votes
113
Heavenwood
Swallow

3.79
14 votes
114
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

3.78
1191 votes
115
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

3.78
85 votes
116
Rammstein
Sehnsucht

3.78
999 votes
117
Mithotyn
King of the Distant Forest

3.78
64 votes
118
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

3.78
75 votes
119
Morning Again
As Tradition Dies Slowly

3.78
18 votes
120
Stratovarius
Destiny

3.78
489 votes
121
Nokturnal Mortum
To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire

3.77
57 votes
122
Dir En Grey
Jealous

3.77
39 votes
123
Apocalyptica
Inquisition Symphony

3.77
149 votes
124
Arckanum
Kampen

3.75
14 votes
125
Beheaded
Perpetual Mockery

3.73
15 votes
126
The Body Lovers
Number One of Three

3.72
16 votes
127
12 Rods
Split Personalities

3.72
16 votes
128
I Have Dreams
Three Days 'Til Christmas

3.71
52 votes
129
Windy and Carl
Depths

3.71
24 votes
130
U.D.O.
No Limits

3.71
24 votes
131
Judas Iscariot
Distant In Solitary Night

3.71
39 votes
132
Bal-Sagoth
Battle Magic

3.7
141 votes
133
Primal Fear
Primal Fear

3.7
118 votes
134
Nile
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka

3.7
846 votes
135
Within Temptation
The Dance

3.69
32 votes
136
HammerFall
Legacy of Kings

3.69
352 votes
137
Absu
In the Eyes of Ioldánach

3.69
16 votes
138
Arghoslent
Galloping Through the Battle Ruins

3.69
339 votes
139
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

3.68
36 votes
140
Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied

3.68
39 votes
141
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

3.68
602 votes
142
Helloween
Better Than Raw

3.68
534 votes
143
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

3.67
346 votes
144
Hecate Enthroned
Dark Requiems And The Unsilent Massacre

3.67
23 votes
145
Cephalic Carnage
Exploiting Dysfunction

3.67
84 votes
146
Moonspell
Sin/Pecado

3.67
120 votes
147
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

3.67
106 votes
148
Exhumed
Gore Metal

3.67
71 votes
149
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.67
71 votes
150
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

3.67
244 votes
151
Eliane Radigue
Trilogie de la Mort

3.67
30 votes
152
Rwake
Xenoglossalgia: The Last Stage of Awareness

3.67
24 votes
153
Unsane
Occupational Hazard

3.66
32 votes
154
Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi

3.66
77 votes
155
Bolt Thrower
Mercenary

3.66
354 votes
156
Ulver
Themes From William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

3.65
291 votes
157
Evanescence
Evanescence EP

3.65
65 votes
158
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

3.64
476 votes
159
Bass Communion
Bass Communion

3.64
18 votes
160
Borknagar
The Archaic Course

3.63
212 votes
161
Running Wild
The Rivalry

3.63
100 votes
162
Old Man's Child
Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion

3.63
116 votes
163
Strung Out
Crossroads and Illusions

3.63
31 votes
164
Pitchshifter
www.pitchshifter.com

3.63
87 votes
165
Gasp
Drome Triler of Puzzle Zoo People

3.63
28 votes
166
earthtone9
Lo-Def(inition) Discord

3.63
16 votes
167
Cypress Hill
IV

3.62
212 votes
168
...and Oceans
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

3.61
22 votes
169
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

3.61
18 votes
170
Thorns
Thorns vs Emperor (split w/ Emperor)

3.6
20 votes
171
Kilgore
A Search for Reason

3.6
20 votes
172
Madball
Look My Way

3.59
32 votes
173
Malevolent Creation
The Fine Art of Murder

3.59
126 votes
174
Evergrey
The Dark Discovery

3.59
104 votes
175
Amon Amarth
Once Sent from the Golden Hall

3.58
872 votes
176
Threshold
Clone

3.58
62 votes
177
Negura Bunget
Sala Molksa

3.58
50 votes
178
OOMPH!
Unrein

3.58
25 votes
179
Angra
Fireworks

3.58
218 votes
180
Graveland
Immortal Pride

3.57
29 votes
181
Limbonic Art
Epitome Of Illusion

3.56
31 votes
182
Garden of Shadows
Heart of the Corona

3.56
48 votes
183
Vintersorg
Hedniskhjartad

3.56
32 votes
184
Paul Gilbert
Flying Dog

3.56
16 votes
185
Jerry Cantrell
Boggy Depot

3.56
158 votes
186
Naglfar
Diabolical

3.55
146 votes
187
Catamenia
Halls Of Frozen North

3.55
56 votes
188
Paysage d'Hiver
Schattengang

3.55
77 votes
189
King Diamond
Voodoo

3.55
417 votes
190
Katatonia
Saw You Drown

3.54
68 votes
191
Freak Kitchen
Freak Kitchen

3.53
16 votes
192
Marduk
Nightwing

3.53
208 votes
193
Paysage d'Hiver
Die Festung

3.53
87 votes
194
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

3.53
36 votes
195
Cannibal Corpse
Gallery of Suicide

3.53
484 votes
196
Stars of the Lid
Per Aspera Ad Astra

3.52
62 votes
197
Sentenced
Frozen

3.51
201 votes
198
Korn
Follow the Leader

3.51
4266 votes
199
The Haunted
The Haunted

3.5
447 votes
200
Stuck Mojo
Rising

3.5
52 votes



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