Best Metal Albums of 1998


01
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.37
7308 votes
02
Gorguts
Obscura

4.37
1854 votes
03
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.3
130 votes
04
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.29
2559 votes
05
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.24
546 votes
06
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

4.23
26 votes
07
Kekal
Beyond The Glimpse of Dreams

4.22
18 votes
08
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

4.22
4900 votes
09
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aegis

4.2
141 votes
10
Bethlehem
S.U.I.Z.I.D

4.2
60 votes
11
Samael
Exodus

4.2
50 votes
12
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.2
308 votes
13
Solstice (UK)
New Dark Age

4.2
84 votes
14
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

4.19
26 votes
15
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

4.18
76 votes
16
Grief
Torso

4.18
40 votes
17
The Chasm
Deathcult for Eternity: The Triumph

4.17
56 votes
18
Unholy (FIN)
Rapture

4.17
18 votes
19
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

4.16
177 votes
20
Sculptured
The Spear Of The Lily Is Aureoled

4.16
16 votes
21
Buckethead
Colma

4.15
335 votes
22
Time Machines
Time Machines

4.15
17 votes
23
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

4.14
456 votes
24
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.13
126 votes
25
Dan Swano
Moontower

4.13
801 votes
26
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

4.13
48 votes
27
Gehenna
Adimiron Black

4.13
16 votes
28
Therion
Vovin

4.12
328 votes
29
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

4.11
54 votes
30
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.1
302 votes
31
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.09
690 votes
32
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.08
71 votes
33
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
6916 votes
34
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

4.08
182 votes
35
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.08
226 votes
36
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

4.08
50 votes
37
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.06
599 votes
38
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.05
112 votes
39
Order From Chaos
An Ending In Fire

4.05
38 votes
40
Spiritual Beggars
Mantra III

4.05
38 votes
41
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4.05
92 votes
42
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

4.02
108 votes
43
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

4.02
84 votes
44
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

4
250 votes
45
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

4
32 votes
46
Tarot
For The Glory Of Nothing

4
20 votes
47
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

3.99
42 votes
48
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

3.99
1539 votes
49
X Japan
The Last Song

3.98
92 votes
50
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

3.98
2542 votes
51
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

3.97
66 votes
52
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

3.97
553 votes
53
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

3.96
392 votes
54
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

3.96
24 votes
55
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.96
678 votes
56
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

3.95
33 votes
57
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

3.95
194 votes
58
Conception
Flow

3.95
84 votes
59
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

3.95
192 votes
60
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

3.95
115 votes
61
Skepticism
Aes(EP)

3.95
38 votes
62
Saturnus
For the Loveless Lonely Nights

3.94
18 votes
63
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

3.94
35 votes
64
System of a Down
Sugar

3.94
156 votes
65
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

3.93
168 votes
66
Angel Dust
Border of Reality

3.93
84 votes
67
Buzzov-en
...At A Loss

3.93
28 votes
68
Eldritch
El Nino

3.93
14 votes
69
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

3.92
126 votes
70
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

3.92
480 votes
71
Extol
Burial

3.92
270 votes
72
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.91
1408 votes
73
Megaherz
Kopfschuss

3.9
25 votes
74
Botch
American Nervoso

3.89
611 votes
75
Desaster
Hellfire's Dominion

3.89
18 votes
76
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

3.89
105 votes
77
Frozen Shadows
Dans les Bras des Immortels

3.88
13 votes
78
Gorgasm
Stabwound Intercourse

3.88
13 votes
79
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

3.88
63 votes
80
Aeternus
...and So the Night Became

3.88
58 votes
81
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

3.88
98 votes
82
Bloodlet
The Seraphim Fall

3.88
16 votes
83
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

3.87
43 votes
84
Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment

3.87
296 votes
85
Mago de Oz
La Leyenda de la Mancha

3.87
82 votes
86
Cryptopsy
Whisper Supremacy

3.85
519 votes
87
Anata
The Infernal Depths of Hatred

3.85
74 votes
88
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.85
52 votes
89
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

3.84
114 votes
90
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing

3.84
1125 votes
91
Katatonia
Discouraged Ones

3.84
828 votes
92
The Sins of Thy Beloved
Lake of Sorrow

3.83
60 votes
93
Savatage
The Wake Of Magellan

3.83
333 votes
94
Primordial
A Journey's End

3.83
78 votes
95
Odium (NOR)
The Sad Realm of the Stars

3.83
23 votes
96
All Out War
For Those Who Were Crucified

3.82
50 votes
97
Dir En Grey
Jealous

3.82
33 votes
98
Skycamefalling
To Forever Embrace The Sun

3.8
28 votes
99
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

3.8
152 votes
100
Thyrfing
Thyrfing

3.8
27 votes
101
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

3.8
44 votes
102
Soilent Green
Sewn Mouth Secrets

3.79
112 votes
103
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Under the Running Board

3.79
445 votes
104
Soilent Green
A String of Lies

3.79
14 votes
105
Heavenwood
Swallow

3.79
14 votes
106
Symphony X
Twilight in Olympus

3.79
704 votes
107
Mithotyn
King of the Distant Forest

3.78
23 votes
108
Rammstein
Sehnsucht

3.78
917 votes
109
Judas Iscariot
Distant In Solitary Night

3.77
31 votes
110
Apocalyptica
Inquisition Symphony

3.77
147 votes
111
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

3.77
1091 votes
112
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

3.75
77 votes
113
Nokturnal Mortum
To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire

3.75
46 votes
114
Stratovarius
Destiny

3.74
435 votes
115
Nasum
Inhale/Exhale

3.74
140 votes
116
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

3.73
142 votes
117
Morning Again
As Tradition Dies Slowly

3.73
13 votes
118
The Body Lovers
Number One of Three

3.73
13 votes
119
Beheaded
Perpetual Mockery

3.73
13 votes
120
Arghoslent
Galloping Through the Battle Ruins

3.72
276 votes
121
Bal-Sagoth
Battle Magic

3.7
132 votes
122
Hecate Enthroned
Dark Requiems And The Unsilent Massacre

3.7
22 votes
123
U.D.O.
No Limits

3.7
20 votes
124
Nile
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka

3.69
778 votes
125
Paul Gilbert
Flying Dog

3.69
13 votes
126
Absu
In the Eyes of Ioldánach

3.69
16 votes
127
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

3.69
16 votes
128
Within Temptation
The Dance

3.68
31 votes
129
Running Wild
The Rivalry

3.68
88 votes
130
HammerFall
Legacy of Kings

3.68
326 votes
131
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

3.68
548 votes
132
Moonspell
Sin/Pecado

3.68
109 votes
133
Primal Fear
Primal Fear

3.68
104 votes
134
Cephalic Carnage
Exploiting Dysfunction

3.67
75 votes
135
Bolt Thrower
Mercenary

3.67
294 votes
136
Old Man's Child
Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion

3.67
51 votes
137
Helloween
Better Than Raw

3.67
478 votes
138
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

3.66
218 votes
139
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.66
65 votes
140
Evanescence
Evanescence EP

3.66
62 votes
141
Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi

3.66
72 votes
142
Borknagar
The Archaic Course

3.66
182 votes
143
Unsane
Occupational Hazard

3.65
27 votes
144
earthtone9
Lo-Def(inition) Discord

3.64
14 votes
145
Ulver
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

3.64
253 votes
146
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

3.64
614 votes
147
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

3.63
90 votes
148
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

3.63
423 votes
149
Pitchshifter
www.pitchshifter.com

3.63
162 votes
150
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

3.63
36 votes
151
Bass Communion
Bass Communion

3.63
16 votes
152
Cypress Hill
IV

3.62
197 votes
153
Threshold
Clone

3.62
52 votes
154
Negura Bunget
Sala Molksa

3.61
44 votes
155
Windy and Carl
Depths

3.61
18 votes
156
Graveland
Immortal Pride

3.61
23 votes
157
Exhumed
Gore Metal

3.61
57 votes
158
Thorns
Thorns vs Emperor (split w/ Emperor)

3.61
19 votes
159
Kilgore
A Search for Reason

3.6
20 votes
160
Malevolent Creation
The Fine Art of Murder

3.6
112 votes
161
Stars of the Lid
Per Aspera Ad Astra

3.6
56 votes
162
Naglfar
Diabolical

3.59
62 votes
163
Amon Amarth
Once Sent from the Golden Hall

3.59
808 votes
164
Evergrey
The Dark Discovery

3.59
141 votes
165
Jerry Cantrell
Boggy Depot

3.58
147 votes
166
Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied

3.58
31 votes
167
King Diamond
Voodoo

3.57
369 votes
168
Angra
Fireworks

3.56
188 votes
169
Vintersorg
Hedniskhjartad

3.56
32 votes
170
Madball
Look My Way

3.56
26 votes
171
...and Oceans
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

3.56
18 votes
172
Marduk
Nightwing

3.54
178 votes
173
Garden of Shadows
Heart of the Corona

3.54
46 votes
174
Catamenia
Halls Of Frozen North

3.54
25 votes
175
Paysage d'Hiver
Die Festung

3.54
67 votes
176
Cannibal Corpse
Gallery of Suicide

3.54
447 votes
177
Katatonia
Saw You Drown

3.53
62 votes
178
Freak Kitchen
Freak Kitchen

3.53
16 votes
179
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

3.53
38 votes
180
Stuck Mojo
Rising

3.52
46 votes
181
Limbonic Art
Epitome Of Illusion

3.52
26 votes
182
Merzbow
1930

3.52
89 votes
183
King's X
Tape Head

3.51
43 votes
184
Paysage d'Hiver
Schattengang

3.51
60 votes
185
The Haunted
The Haunted

3.5
423 votes
186
Crimson Moonlight
Eternal Emperor

3.5
24 votes
187
Korn
Follow the Leader

3.5
3902 votes
188
Sentenced
Frozen

3.49
118 votes
189
Carpathian Forest
Black Shining Leather

3.48
64 votes
190
Eliane Radigue
Trilogie de la Mort

3.48
20 votes
191
Circle of Dust
Disengage

3.47
17 votes
192
Enslaved
Blodhemn

3.46
344 votes
193
Yngwie Malmsteen
Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra

3.46
92 votes
194
Rage
XIII

3.45
44 votes
195
Ultraspank
Ultraspank

3.45
33 votes
196
Poison the Well
Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

3.45
140 votes
197
Balance of Power
Book of Secrets

3.43
21 votes
198
Solitude Aeturnus
Adagio

3.42
62 votes
199
Dir En Grey
-I'll-

3.42
36 votes
200
A Canorous Quintet
The Only Pure Hate

3.42
18 votes



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