Best Metal Albums of 1998


01
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.38
4326 votes
02
Gorguts
Obscura

4.36
1484 votes
03
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.28
2301 votes
04
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.27
88 votes
05
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aegis

4.26
114 votes
06
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.23
498 votes
07
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

4.22
4502 votes
08
Samael
Exodus

4.21
38 votes
09
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

4.21
38 votes
10
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

4.2
20 votes
11
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.2
273 votes
12
The Chasm
Deathcult for Eternity: The Triumph

4.18
44 votes
13
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

4.18
108 votes
14
Unholy (FIN)
Rapture

4.17
18 votes
15
Bethlehem
S.U.I.Z.I.D

4.14
42 votes
16
Sculptured
The Spear Of The Lily Is Aureoled

4.14
14 votes
17
Dan Swano
Moontower

4.13
705 votes
18
Therion
Vovin

4.13
139 votes
19
Grief
Torso

4.13
24 votes
20
Kekal
Beyond The Glimpse of Dreams

4.13
16 votes
21
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

4.11
370 votes
22
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

4.11
18 votes
23
Forest of Shadows
Under The Dying Sun

4.1
15 votes
24
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.1
613 votes
25
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4.09
83 votes
26
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.09
256 votes
27
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.09
78 votes
28
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

4.09
56 votes
29
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

4.09
46 votes
30
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
6400 votes
31
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

4.08
26 votes
32
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.07
102 votes
33
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

4.07
69 votes
34
Tarot
For The Glory Of Nothing

4.07
14 votes
35
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.07
197 votes
36
Solstice (UK)
New Dark Age

4.07
66 votes
37
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.06
541 votes
38
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.06
54 votes
39
Skepticism
Aes(EP)

4.04
28 votes
40
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

4.04
28 votes
41
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

4.03
99 votes
42
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

4.02
33 votes
43
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

4.01
212 votes
44
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

4.01
1431 votes
45
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

4
122 votes
46
X Japan
The Last Song

4
86 votes
47
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

4
58 votes
48
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

4
40 votes
49
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

4
20 votes
50
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

3.98
31 votes
51
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

3.98
176 votes
52
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

3.98
3543 votes
53
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

3.97
37 votes
54
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

3.96
100 votes
55
The Sins of Thy Beloved
Lake of Sorrow

3.96
25 votes
56
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

3.96
168 votes
57
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

3.95
700 votes
58
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.95
588 votes
59
System of a Down
Sugar

3.95
158 votes
60
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

3.95
492 votes
61
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

3.94
102 votes
62
Eldritch
El Nino

3.93
14 votes
63
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

3.92
148 votes
64
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

3.91
70 votes
65
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.91
1240 votes
66
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.9
40 votes
67
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

3.89
428 votes
68
Extol
Burial

3.89
225 votes
69
Botch
American Nervoso

3.89
562 votes
70
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

3.88
56 votes
71
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

3.88
90 votes
72
Conception
Flow

3.88
66 votes
73
Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment

3.87
276 votes
74
Cryptopsy
Whisper Supremacy

3.87
904 votes
75
Mago de Oz
La Leyenda de la Mancha

3.86
36 votes
76
Thyrfing
Thyrfing

3.86
21 votes
77
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing

3.85
1029 votes
78
Dir En Grey
Jealous

3.85
30 votes
79
Mithotyn
King of the Distant Forest

3.85
20 votes
80
Aeternus
...and So the Night Became

3.83
52 votes
81
Soilent Green
Sewn Mouth Secrets

3.83
92 votes
82
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

3.82
144 votes
83
Anata
The Infernal Depths of Hatred

3.82
128 votes
84
U.D.O.
No Limits

3.81
16 votes
85
Katatonia
Discouraged Ones

3.81
700 votes
86
Savatage
The Wake Of Magellan

3.81
300 votes
87
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

3.81
50 votes
88
Angel Dust
Border of Reality

3.8
40 votes
89
Rammstein
Sehnsucht

3.79
835 votes
90
Primordial
A Journey's End

3.79
63 votes
91
Buzzov-en
...At A Loss

3.79
28 votes
92
Odium (NOR)
The Sad Realm of the Stars

3.79
21 votes
93
Symphony X
Twilight in Olympus

3.79
634 votes
94
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Under the Running Board

3.78
424 votes
95
Apocalyptica
Inquisition Symphony

3.78
132 votes
96
All Out War
For Those Who Were Crucified

3.77
52 votes
97
Judas Iscariot
Distant In Solitary Night

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

3.76
46 votes
99
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

3.76
75 votes
100
Nasum
Inhale/Exhale

3.75
126 votes
101
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

3.74
978 votes
102
Stratovarius
Destiny

3.72
387 votes
103
Thorns
Thorns vs Emperor (split w/ Emperor)

3.71
14 votes
104
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

3.71
108 votes
105
Moonspell
Sin/Pecado

3.71
90 votes
106
Old Man's Child
Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion

3.71
45 votes
107
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

3.71
189 votes
108
Running Wild
The Rivalry

3.7
70 votes
109
Cephalic Carnage
Exploiting Dysfunction

3.7
70 votes
110
Hecate Enthroned
Dark Requiems And The Unsilent Massacre

3.7
40 votes
111
Exhumed
Gore Metal

3.69
44 votes
112
Nile
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka

3.69
698 votes
113
Bolt Thrower
Mercenary

3.69
244 votes
114
Absu
In the Eyes of Ioldánach

3.69
16 votes
115
Kilgore
A Search for Reason

3.68
22 votes
116
Arghoslent
Galloping Through the Battle Ruins

3.68
225 votes
117
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

3.68
17 votes
118
HammerFall
Legacy of Kings

3.67
143 votes
119
Helloween
Better Than Raw

3.67
442 votes
120
Pitchshifter
www.pitchshifter.com

3.66
140 votes
121
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

3.66
485 votes
122
Windy and Carl
Depths

3.66
16 votes
123
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

3.65
26 votes
124
Negura Bunget
Sala Molksa

3.65
40 votes
125
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

3.65
556 votes
126
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.65
57 votes
127
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

3.65
17 votes
128
Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied

3.64
28 votes
129
Within Temptation
The Dance

3.64
30 votes
130
Primal Fear
Primal Fear

3.64
38 votes
131
Borknagar
The Archaic Course

3.64
144 votes
132
Stars of the Lid
Per Aspera Ad Astra

3.62
49 votes
133
Amon Amarth
Once Sent from the Golden Hall

3.62
714 votes
134
Bal-Sagoth
Battle Magic

3.62
78 votes
135
Catamenia
Halls Of Frozen North

3.61
22 votes
136
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

3.61
367 votes
137
Evergrey
The Dark Discovery

3.61
123 votes
138
Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi

3.61
61 votes
139
Madball
Look My Way

3.61
19 votes
140
King Diamond
Voodoo

3.6
315 votes
141
Stuck Mojo
Rising

3.6
40 votes
142
Fuel
Sunburn

3.6
143 votes
143
Graveland
Immortal Pride

3.59
22 votes
144
Ulver
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

3.58
218 votes
145
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

3.57
68 votes
146
Merzbow
1930

3.57
77 votes
147
Nocturnal Breed
No Retreat... No Surrender

3.57
14 votes
148
Malevolent Creation
The Fine Art of Murder

3.57
92 votes
149
Vintersorg
Hedniskhjartad

3.56
32 votes
150
Naglfar
Diabolical

3.56
58 votes
151
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

3.56
36 votes
152
Cannibal Corpse
Gallery of Suicide

3.55
411 votes
153
Sentenced
Frozen

3.55
102 votes
154
Garden of Shadows
Heart of the Corona

3.55
42 votes
155
Angra
Fireworks

3.55
154 votes
156
Circle of Dust
Disengage

3.53
15 votes
157
...and Oceans
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

3.53
18 votes
158
Yngwie Malmsteen
Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra

3.53
78 votes
159
Katatonia
Saw You Drown

3.52
56 votes
160
The Haunted
The Haunted

3.51
274 votes
161
Carpathian Forest
Black Shining Leather

3.51
59 votes
162
Korn
Follow the Leader

3.51
3614 votes
163
Marduk
Nightwing

3.5
154 votes
164
King's X
Tape Head

3.5
40 votes
165
Ultraspank
Ultraspank

3.5
28 votes
166
Freak Kitchen
Freak Kitchen

3.5
15 votes
167
Limbonic Art
Epitome Of Illusion

3.48
20 votes
168
Solitude Aeturnus
Adagio

3.47
52 votes
169
Crimson Moonlight
Eternal Emperor

3.45
22 votes
170
Enslaved
Blodhemn

3.45
298 votes
171
Riot
Inishmore

3.44
18 votes
172
Threshold
Clone

3.43
40 votes
173
Agnostic Front
Something's Gotta Give

3.42
39 votes
174
Steve Vai
Flex-Able Leftovers

3.42
32 votes
175
Rage
XIII

3.42
38 votes
176
Balance of Power
Book of Secrets

3.42
18 votes
177
Poison the Well
Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

3.41
131 votes
178
Dir En Grey
-I'll-

3.41
33 votes
179
Soulfly
Soulfly

3.4
642 votes
180
Benediction
Grind Bastard

3.4
24 votes
181
Soilwork
Steelbath Suicide

3.4
774 votes
182
Funeral Mist
Devilry

3.39
18 votes
183
Orgy
Candyass

3.37
350 votes
184
Dew-Scented
Innoscent

3.36
14 votes
185
Shining (SWE)
Submit to Selfdestruction

3.35
30 votes
186
Behemoth
Pandemonic Incantations

3.34
284 votes
187
Agathodaimon
Blacken the Angel

3.32
17 votes
188
Godsmack
Godsmack

3.32
1166 votes
189
Galactic Cowboys
At The End Of The Day

3.31
16 votes
190
Abigor
Supreme Immortal Art

3.3
27 votes
191
Krisiun
Apocalyptic Revelation

3.28
30 votes
192
Dimmu Borgir
Godless Savage Garden

3.28
101 votes
193
Raise Hell
Holy Target

3.28
18 votes
194
Mercenary
First Breath

3.27
26 votes
195
Anvil
Speed of Sound

3.26
51 votes
196
Cathedral
Caravan Beyond Redemption

3.25
76 votes
197
Sinister
Aggressive Measures

3.25
24 votes
198
A Canorous Quintet
The Only Pure Hate

3.25
18 votes
199
Septicflesh
A Fallen Temple

3.25
51 votes
200
Blue Oyster Cult
Heaven Forbid

3.24
41 votes



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