Best Metal Albums of 1998


01
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.38
4222 votes
02
Gorguts
Obscura

4.37
1444 votes
03
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.3
86 votes
04
Unholy (FIN)
Rapture

4.3
15 votes
05
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.28
2232 votes
06
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

4.26
19 votes
07
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aegis

4.25
114 votes
08
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.25
484 votes
09
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

4.22
4446 votes
10
Samael
Exodus

4.21
34 votes
11
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.2
269 votes
12
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

4.19
36 votes
13
The Chasm
Deathcult For Eternity; The Triumph

4.19
42 votes
14
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

4.18
100 votes
15
Bethlehem
S.U.I.Z.I.D

4.15
39 votes
16
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

4.15
17 votes
17
Dan Swano
Moontower

4.13
678 votes
18
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4.13
82 votes
19
Grief
Torso

4.13
24 votes
20
Therion
Vovin

4.12
133 votes
21
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

4.12
26 votes
22
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

4.12
356 votes
23
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.1
248 votes
24
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.1
72 votes
25
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

4.09
27 votes
26
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

4.09
66 votes
27
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

4.09
67 votes
28
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.09
600 votes
29
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
6302 votes
30
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

4.08
26 votes
31
Sculptured
The Spear Of The Lily Is Aureoled

4.08
13 votes
32
Kekal
Beyond The Glimpse of Dreams

4.07
14 votes
33
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.07
52 votes
34
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.06
193 votes
35
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.05
528 votes
36
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

4.05
38 votes
37
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

4.05
98 votes
38
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.03
99 votes
39
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

4.02
33 votes
40
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

4.01
210 votes
41
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

4
1389 votes
42
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

4
116 votes
43
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

4
54 votes
44
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

4
36 votes
45
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

4
30 votes
46
Skepticism
Aes(EP)

4
26 votes
47
The Sins of Thy Beloved
Lake of Sorrow

4
24 votes
48
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

4
21 votes
49
Therapy?
Semi-Detached

3.99
49 votes
50
X Japan
The Last Song

3.99
84 votes
51
Solstice (Metal)
New Dark Age

3.98
63 votes
52
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

3.97
3492 votes
53
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

3.97
174 votes
54
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

3.96
686 votes
55
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

3.96
100 votes
56
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

3.95
481 votes
57
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.95
580 votes
58
System of a Down
Sugar

3.95
158 votes
59
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

3.94
80 votes
60
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

3.93
100 votes
61
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.92
1226 votes
62
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

3.91
145 votes
63
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

3.91
68 votes
64
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.89
38 votes
65
Extol
Burial

3.89
222 votes
66
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

3.89
418 votes
67
Botch
American Nervoso

3.89
555 votes
68
Conception
Flow

3.89
62 votes
69
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

3.88
55 votes
70
Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment

3.88
273 votes
71
Cryptopsy
Whisper Supremacy

3.86
437 votes
72
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

3.86
87 votes
73
Mago de Oz
La Leyenda de la Mancha

3.86
36 votes
74
Thyrfing
Thyrfing

3.86
21 votes
75
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing

3.85
1007 votes
76
Dir En Grey
Jealous

3.85
30 votes
77
Mithotyn
King of the Distant Forest

3.85
20 votes
78
Soilent Green
Sewn Mouth Secrets

3.84
88 votes
79
Aeternus
...and So the Night Became

3.84
50 votes
80
Angel Dust
Border of Reality

3.83
36 votes
81
Hecate Enthroned
Dark Requiems And The Unsilent Massacre

3.83
36 votes
82
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

3.83
15 votes
83
Odium (NOR)
The Sad Realm of the Stars

3.83
20 votes
84
Anata
The Infernal Depths of Hatred

3.82
128 votes
85
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

3.82
140 votes
86
Savatage
The Wake Of Magellan

3.81
282 votes
87
U.D.O.
No Limits

3.81
16 votes
88
Katatonia
Discouraged Ones

3.81
686 votes
89
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

3.81
49 votes
90
All Out War
For Those Who Were Crucified

3.8
50 votes
91
Rammstein
Sehnsucht

3.79
826 votes
92
Absu
In the Eyes of Ioldánach

3.79
14 votes
93
Apocalyptica
Inquisition Symphony

3.78
130 votes
94
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Under the Running Board

3.78
836 votes
95
Symphony X
Twilight in Olympus

3.78
628 votes
96
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

3.77
75 votes
97
Judas Iscariot
Distant In Solitary Night

3.77
28 votes
98
Nokturnal Mortum
To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire

3.77
43 votes
99
Old Man's Child
Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion

3.76
42 votes
100
Primordial
A Journey's End

3.76
62 votes
101
Buzzov-en
...At A Loss

3.75
20 votes
102
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

3.74
954 votes
103
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

3.72
185 votes
104
Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied

3.72
25 votes
105
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

3.72
102 votes
106
Thorns
Thorns vs Emperor (split w/ Emperor)

3.71
14 votes
107
Stratovarius
Destiny

3.7
381 votes
108
Cephalic Carnage
Exploiting Dysfunction

3.7
69 votes
109
Bolt Thrower
Mercenary

3.7
119 votes
110
Moonspell
Sin/Pecado

3.7
82 votes
111
Pitchshifter
www.pitchshifter.com

3.69
138 votes
112
Exhumed
Gore Metal

3.69
40 votes
113
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

3.69
27 votes
114
Running Wild
The Rivalry

3.68
66 votes
115
Kilgore
A Search for Reason

3.68
22 votes
116
Nile
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka

3.68
686 votes
117
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

3.67
472 votes
118
Arghoslent
Galloping Through the Battle Ruins

3.67
216 votes
119
Helloween
Better Than Raw

3.66
440 votes
120
HammerFall
Legacy of Kings

3.66
139 votes
121
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.66
57 votes
122
Negura Bunget
Sala Molksa

3.66
38 votes
123
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

3.65
17 votes
124
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

3.64
267 votes
125
Catamenia
Halls Of Frozen North

3.64
21 votes
126
Windy and Carl
Depths

3.63
15 votes
127
Primal Fear
Primal Fear

3.63
36 votes
128
Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi

3.63
58 votes
129
Evergrey
The Dark Discovery

3.63
80 votes
130
Garden of Shadows
Heart of the Corona

3.63
40 votes
131
Borknagar
The Archaic Course

3.62
134 votes
132
Stars of the Lid
Per Aspera Ad Astra

3.61
45 votes
133
Amon Amarth
Once Sent from the Golden Hall

3.61
694 votes
134
Ulver
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

3.61
208 votes
135
Madball
Look My Way

3.61
19 votes
136
Stuck Mojo
Rising

3.61
19 votes
137
Malevolent Creation
The Fine Art of Murder

3.6
86 votes
138
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

3.6
355 votes
139
King Diamond
Voodoo

3.6
200 votes
140
Within Temptation
The Dance

3.59
29 votes
141
Bal-Sagoth
Battle Magic

3.59
38 votes
142
Cannibal Corpse
Gallery of Suicide

3.58
394 votes
143
Graveland
Immortal Pride

3.58
20 votes
144
Nocturnal Breed
No Retreat... No Surrender

3.57
14 votes
145
Vintersorg
Hedniskhjartad

3.56
32 votes
146
...and Oceans
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

3.56
16 votes
147
Merzbow
1930

3.56
74 votes
148
Naglfar
Diabolical

3.56
58 votes
149
Angra
Fireworks

3.55
148 votes
150
Sentenced
Frozen

3.55
100 votes
151
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

3.55
60 votes
152
Circle of Dust
Disengage

3.53
15 votes
153
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

3.53
32 votes
154
Yngwie Malmsteen
Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra

3.53
39 votes
155
Katatonia
Saw You Drown

3.52
56 votes
156
Korn
Follow the Leader

3.51
3560 votes
157
The Haunted
The Haunted

3.5
264 votes
158
Carpathian Forest
Black Shining Leather

3.5
55 votes
159
King's X
Tape Head

3.5
39 votes
160
Freak Kitchen
Freak Kitchen

3.5
15 votes
161
Ultraspank
Ultraspank

3.48
25 votes
162
Limbonic Art
Epitome Of Illusion

3.48
21 votes
163
Threshold
Clone

3.48
40 votes
164
Enslaved
Blodhemn

3.46
272 votes
165
Shining (SWE)
Submit to Selfdestruction

3.45
33 votes
166
Crimson Moonlight
Eternal Emperor

3.45
22 votes
167
Riot
Inishmore

3.44
18 votes
168
Marduk
Nightwing

3.44
69 votes
169
Benediction
Grind Bastard

3.43
22 votes
170
Steve Vai
Flex-Able Leftovers

3.42
32 votes
171
Soulfly
Soulfly

3.42
630 votes
172
Agnostic Front
Something's Gotta Give

3.42
38 votes
173
Rage
XIII

3.42
38 votes
174
Balance of Power
Book of Secrets

3.42
18 votes
175
Poison the Well
Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

3.41
128 votes
176
Dir En Grey
-I'll-

3.41
33 votes
177
Soilwork
Steelbath Suicide

3.4
768 votes
178
Solitude Aeturnus
Adagio

3.4
46 votes
179
Anvil
Speed of Sound

3.39
42 votes
180
Orgy
Candyass

3.38
348 votes
181
Behemoth
Pandemonic Incantations

3.35
278 votes
182
Godsmack
Godsmack

3.33
1154 votes
183
Galactic Cowboys
At The End Of The Day

3.31
16 votes
184
Krisiun
Apocalyptic Revelation

3.29
29 votes
185
Dimmu Borgir
Godless Savage Garden

3.29
99 votes
186
Mercenary
First Breath

3.27
22 votes
187
Abigor
Supreme Immortal Art

3.27
24 votes
188
Blue Oyster Cult
Heaven Forbid

3.26
39 votes
189
Septicflesh
A Fallen Temple

3.25
48 votes
190
Sinister
Aggressive Measures

3.25
24 votes
191
Cathedral
Caravan Beyond Redemption

3.24
72 votes
192
Einherjer
Odin Owns Ye All

3.23
30 votes
193
Pig Destroyer
Explosions in Ward 6

3.22
96 votes
194
Heaven Shall Burn
In Battle There Is No Law

3.22
114 votes
195
Gorgoroth
Destroyer

3.19
114 votes
196
Mortician
Zombie Apocalypse

3.19
16 votes
197
Raise Hell
Holy Target

3.19
16 votes
198
Lunar Aurora
Seelenfeuer

3.18
14 votes
199
Project 86
Project 86

3.18
57 votes
200
Agathodaimon
Blacken the Angel

3.17
15 votes



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