Best Metal Albums of 1998


01
Order From Chaos
An Ending In Fire

4.5
15 votes
02
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.38
6585 votes
03
Gorguts
Obscura

4.37
1528 votes
04
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.29
92 votes
05
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.28
2346 votes
06
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aegis

4.26
117 votes
07
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.24
500 votes
08
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

4.22
4530 votes
09
Samael
Exodus

4.21
38 votes
10
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

4.21
38 votes
11
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

4.2
20 votes
12
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.2
275 votes
13
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

4.18
108 votes
14
The Chasm
Deathcult for Eternity: The Triumph

4.17
45 votes
15
Unholy (FIN)
Rapture

4.17
18 votes
16
Grief
Torso

4.15
26 votes
17
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

4.15
20 votes
18
Buckethead
Colma

4.14
311 votes
19
Bethlehem
S.U.I.Z.I.D

4.14
42 votes
20
Sculptured
The Spear Of The Lily Is Aureoled

4.14
14 votes
21
Therion
Vovin

4.13
141 votes
22
Dan Swano
Moontower

4.13
717 votes
23
Kekal
Beyond The Glimpse of Dreams

4.13
16 votes
24
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

4.12
372 votes
25
Forest of Shadows
Under The Dying Sun

4.1
15 votes
26
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.09
620 votes
27
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.09
258 votes
28
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4.09
83 votes
29
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.09
78 votes
30
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

4.09
46 votes
31
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
6446 votes
32
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.07
102 votes
33
Tarot
For The Glory Of Nothing

4.07
14 votes
34
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

4.07
71 votes
35
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

4.07
58 votes
36
Solstice (UK)
New Dark Age

4.07
66 votes
37
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.07
199 votes
38
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.06
542 votes
39
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.06
54 votes
40
Skepticism
Aes(EP)

4.04
28 votes
41
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

4.04
28 votes
42
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

4.02
42 votes
43
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

4.02
101 votes
44
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

4.02
27 votes
45
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

4.02
128 votes
46
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

4.02
33 votes
47
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

4.01
1428 votes
48
X Japan
The Last Song

4
86 votes
49
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

4
60 votes
50
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

4
20 votes
51
Saturnus
For the Loveless Lonely Nights

4
16 votes
52
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

4
218 votes
53
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

3.99
180 votes
54
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

3.98
31 votes
55
Spiritual Beggars
Mantra III

3.98
29 votes
56
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

3.97
3558 votes
57
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

3.96
102 votes
58
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.96
604 votes
59
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

3.96
702 votes
60
System of a Down
Sugar

3.95
158 votes
61
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

3.95
170 votes
62
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

3.94
494 votes
63
The Sins of Thy Beloved
Lake of Sorrow

3.94
25 votes
64
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

3.93
108 votes
65
Eldritch
El Nino

3.93
14 votes
66
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

3.92
149 votes
67
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

3.91
70 votes
68
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.91
1252 votes
69
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

3.91
38 votes
70
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.9
40 votes
71
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

3.9
432 votes
72
Botch
American Nervoso

3.89
565 votes
73
Extol
Burial

3.89
225 votes
74
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

3.88
56 votes
75
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

3.88
90 votes
76
Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment

3.87
279 votes
77
Conception
Flow

3.86
66 votes
78
Cryptopsy
Whisper Supremacy

3.86
910 votes
79
Mago de Oz
La Leyenda de la Mancha

3.86
36 votes
80
Angel Dust
Border of Reality

3.86
42 votes
81
Thyrfing
Thyrfing

3.86
21 votes
82
Dir En Grey
Jealous

3.85
30 votes
83
Mithotyn
King of the Distant Forest

3.85
20 votes
84
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing

3.85
1038 votes
85
Soilent Green
Sewn Mouth Secrets

3.83
92 votes
86
Odium (NOR)
The Sad Realm of the Stars

3.83
20 votes
87
Savatage
The Wake Of Magellan

3.82
306 votes
88
Anata
The Infernal Depths of Hatred

3.82
130 votes
89
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

3.82
142 votes
90
U.D.O.
No Limits

3.81
16 votes
91
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

3.81
50 votes
92
Katatonia
Discouraged Ones

3.8
712 votes
93
Aeternus
...and So the Night Became

3.8
54 votes
94
Rammstein
Sehnsucht

3.79
842 votes
95
All Out War
For Those Who Were Crucified

3.79
52 votes
96
Primordial
A Journey's End

3.79
63 votes
97
Buzzov-en
...At A Loss

3.79
28 votes
98
Symphony X
Twilight in Olympus

3.79
638 votes
99
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Under the Running Board

3.78
426 votes
100
Judas Iscariot
Distant In Solitary Night

3.77
30 votes
101
Apocalyptica
Inquisition Symphony

3.76
136 votes
102
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

3.76
75 votes
103
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

3.75
989 votes
104
Running Wild
The Rivalry

3.74
72 votes
105
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

3.74
17 votes
106
Stratovarius
Destiny

3.73
393 votes
107
Nasum
Inhale/Exhale

3.73
128 votes
108
Nokturnal Mortum
To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire

3.73
46 votes
109
Riot
Inishmore

3.73
22 votes
110
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

3.72
110 votes
111
Thorns
Thorns vs Emperor (split w/ Emperor)

3.71
14 votes
112
Exhumed
Gore Metal

3.71
45 votes
113
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

3.7
189 votes
114
Moonspell
Sin/Pecado

3.7
92 votes
115
Cephalic Carnage
Exploiting Dysfunction

3.7
70 votes
116
Old Man's Child
Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion

3.7
46 votes
117
Hecate Enthroned
Dark Requiems And The Unsilent Massacre

3.69
42 votes
118
Nile
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka

3.69
702 votes
119
Absu
In the Eyes of Ioldánach

3.69
16 votes
120
Kilgore
A Search for Reason

3.68
22 votes
121
Bolt Thrower
Mercenary

3.68
250 votes
122
Arghoslent
Galloping Through the Battle Ruins

3.68
225 votes
123
Within Temptation
The Dance

3.68
29 votes
124
HammerFall
Legacy of Kings

3.67
144 votes
125
Helloween
Better Than Raw

3.67
450 votes
126
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

3.66
486 votes
127
Pitchshifter
www.pitchshifter.com

3.66
140 votes
128
Windy and Carl
Depths

3.66
16 votes
129
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

3.65
558 votes
130
Negura Bunget
Sala Molksa

3.65
40 votes
131
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.65
57 votes
132
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

3.65
27 votes
133
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

3.65
17 votes
134
Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied

3.64
29 votes
135
Primal Fear
Primal Fear

3.64
39 votes
136
Bal-Sagoth
Battle Magic

3.63
82 votes
137
Borknagar
The Archaic Course

3.63
144 votes
138
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

3.63
370 votes
139
Stars of the Lid
Per Aspera Ad Astra

3.62
49 votes
140
Amon Amarth
Once Sent from the Golden Hall

3.62
722 votes
141
Malevolent Creation
The Fine Art of Murder

3.61
96 votes
142
Catamenia
Halls Of Frozen North

3.61
22 votes
143
Evergrey
The Dark Discovery

3.61
123 votes
144
King Diamond
Voodoo

3.61
318 votes
145
Madball
Look My Way

3.61
19 votes
146
Stuck Mojo
Rising

3.6
40 votes
147
Fuel
Sunburn

3.59
144 votes
148
Graveland
Immortal Pride

3.59
22 votes
149
Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi

3.59
62 votes
150
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

3.59
70 votes
151
Ulver
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

3.58
224 votes
152
Nocturnal Breed
No Retreat... No Surrender

3.57
14 votes
153
Vintersorg
Hedniskhjartad

3.56
32 votes
154
Naglfar
Diabolical

3.56
60 votes
155
Angra
Fireworks

3.56
158 votes
156
Cannibal Corpse
Gallery of Suicide

3.55
414 votes
157
Garden of Shadows
Heart of the Corona

3.55
42 votes
158
Sentenced
Frozen

3.54
102 votes
159
Circle of Dust
Disengage

3.53
15 votes
160
...and Oceans
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

3.53
18 votes
161
Yngwie Malmsteen
Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra

3.53
78 votes
162
Threshold
Clone

3.52
42 votes
163
Katatonia
Saw You Drown

3.52
56 votes
164
Carpathian Forest
Black Shining Leather

3.52
60 votes
165
The Haunted
The Haunted

3.52
276 votes
166
Merzbow
1930

3.51
80 votes
167
Korn
Follow the Leader

3.5
3626 votes
168
Marduk
Nightwing

3.5
156 votes
169
King's X
Tape Head

3.5
40 votes
170
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

3.5
38 votes
171
Ultraspank
Ultraspank

3.5
28 votes
172
Limbonic Art
Epitome Of Illusion

3.5
22 votes
173
Tang Dynasty
Epic

3.5
15 votes
174
Freak Kitchen
Freak Kitchen

3.5
15 votes
175
Crimson Moonlight
Eternal Emperor

3.45
22 votes
176
Enslaved
Blodhemn

3.45
300 votes
177
Steve Vai
Flex-Able Leftovers

3.42
32 votes
178
Rage
XIII

3.42
38 votes
179
Poison the Well
Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

3.42
132 votes
180
Balance of Power
Book of Secrets

3.42
18 votes
181
Solitude Aeturnus
Adagio

3.41
56 votes
182
Agnostic Front
Something's Gotta Give

3.41
40 votes
183
Dir En Grey
-I'll-

3.41
33 votes
184
Soilwork
Steelbath Suicide

3.4
783 votes
185
Benediction
Grind Bastard

3.4
24 votes
186
Funeral Mist
Devilry

3.39
18 votes
187
Soulfly
Soulfly

3.38
654 votes
188
Shining (SWE)
Submit to Selfdestruction

3.36
33 votes
189
Dew-Scented
Innoscent

3.36
14 votes
190
Behemoth
Pandemonic Incantations

3.35
284 votes
191
Orgy
Candyass

3.35
356 votes
192
Godsmack
Godsmack

3.32
1170 votes
193
Agathodaimon
Blacken the Angel

3.32
17 votes
194
Galactic Cowboys
At The End Of The Day

3.31
16 votes
195
Abigor
Supreme Immortal Art

3.3
27 votes
196
Krisiun
Apocalyptic Revelation

3.29
31 votes
197
Dimmu Borgir
Godless Savage Garden

3.28
101 votes
198
Raise Hell
Holy Target

3.28
18 votes
199
Mercenary
First Breath

3.27
26 votes
200
Blue Oyster Cult
Heaven Forbid

3.26
42 votes



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