Best Metal Albums of 1998


01
Gorguts
Obscura

4.38
1592 votes
02
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.37
6702 votes
03
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.3
102 votes
04
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.28
2379 votes
05
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

4.24
23 votes
06
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aegis

4.24
122 votes
07
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.24
512 votes
08
Grief
Torso

4.22
32 votes
09
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

4.22
4614 votes
10
Samael
Exodus

4.21
38 votes
11
Bethlehem
S.U.I.Z.I.D

4.2
45 votes
12
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

4.2
40 votes
13
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.2
282 votes
14
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

4.17
118 votes
15
Unholy (FIN)
Rapture

4.17
18 votes
16
Buckethead
Colma

4.15
313 votes
17
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

4.15
66 votes
18
Order From Chaos
An Ending In Fire

4.15
30 votes
19
Therion
Vovin

4.15
146 votes
20
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

4.14
21 votes
21
Sculptured
The Spear Of The Lily Is Aureoled

4.14
14 votes
22
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

4.14
396 votes
23
The Chasm
Deathcult for Eternity: The Triumph

4.13
49 votes
24
Dan Swano
Moontower

4.13
738 votes
25
Kekal
Beyond The Glimpse of Dreams

4.13
16 votes
26
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.11
84 votes
27
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

4.1
42 votes
28
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.09
266 votes
29
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.09
637 votes
30
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

4.09
44 votes
31
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

4.09
73 votes
32
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4.08
83 votes
33
Solstice (UK)
New Dark Age

4.08
72 votes
34
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
6530 votes
35
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.08
56 votes
36
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.07
202 votes
37
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.07
105 votes
38
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.07
553 votes
39
Skepticism
Aes(EP)

4.07
30 votes
40
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

4.05
31 votes
41
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

4.04
134 votes
42
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

4.04
28 votes
43
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

4.04
100 votes
44
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

4.02
27 votes
45
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

4.01
35 votes
46
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

4.01
1437 votes
47
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

4.01
224 votes
48
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

4
106 votes
49
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

4
58 votes
50
Spiritual Beggars
Mantra III

4
29 votes
51
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

4
20 votes
52
Tarot
For The Glory Of Nothing

4
16 votes
53
Saturnus
For the Loveless Lonely Nights

4
14 votes
54
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

3.99
36 votes
55
X Japan
The Last Song

3.98
88 votes
56
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

3.98
2388 votes
57
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

3.97
180 votes
58
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.97
622 votes
59
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

3.97
86 votes
60
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

3.96
726 votes
61
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

3.96
510 votes
62
System of a Down
Sugar

3.96
156 votes
63
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

3.94
106 votes
64
Eldritch
El Nino

3.93
14 votes
65
The Sins of Thy Beloved
Lake of Sorrow

3.92
26 votes
66
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

3.92
154 votes
67
Mago de Oz
La Leyenda de la Mancha

3.92
36 votes
68
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

3.91
70 votes
69
Extol
Burial

3.91
234 votes
70
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

3.91
440 votes
71
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.9
1292 votes
72
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.9
40 votes
73
Aeternus
...and So the Night Became

3.89
56 votes
74
Conception
Flow

3.89
72 votes
75
Botch
American Nervoso

3.89
570 votes
76
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

3.88
60 votes
77
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

3.88
96 votes
78
Mithotyn
King of the Distant Forest

3.88
20 votes
79
Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment

3.87
285 votes
80
Angel Dust
Border of Reality

3.86
44 votes
81
Bloodlet
The Seraphim Fall

3.86
14 votes
82
Cryptopsy
Whisper Supremacy

3.86
464 votes
83
Dir En Grey
Jealous

3.85
30 votes
84
Buzzov-en
...At A Loss

3.85
26 votes
85
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing

3.84
1054 votes
86
Savatage
The Wake Of Magellan

3.83
309 votes
87
Riot
Inishmore

3.83
24 votes
88
Odium (NOR)
The Sad Realm of the Stars

3.83
20 votes
89
Anata
The Infernal Depths of Hatred

3.82
130 votes
90
All Out War
For Those Who Were Crucified

3.82
50 votes
91
Soilent Green
Sewn Mouth Secrets

3.82
98 votes
92
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

3.81
142 votes
93
Thyrfing
Thyrfing

3.81
21 votes
94
Katatonia
Discouraged Ones

3.81
732 votes
95
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

3.8
51 votes
96
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Under the Running Board

3.79
427 votes
97
Rammstein
Sehnsucht

3.79
859 votes
98
Symphony X
Twilight in Olympus

3.79
668 votes
99
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

3.78
16 votes
100
Primordial
A Journey's End

3.78
66 votes
101
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

3.77
75 votes
102
Witchery
Restless & Dead

3.77
22 votes
103
Apocalyptica
Inquisition Symphony

3.77
138 votes
104
Judas Iscariot
Distant In Solitary Night

3.77
30 votes
105
Nokturnal Mortum
To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire

3.75
44 votes
106
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

3.74
1008 votes
107
Nasum
Inhale/Exhale

3.73
132 votes
108
Stratovarius
Destiny

3.72
402 votes
109
Running Wild
The Rivalry

3.72
76 votes
110
Moonspell
Sin/Pecado

3.71
94 votes
111
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

3.71
118 votes
112
Evanescence
Evanescence EP

3.71
57 votes
113
Cephalic Carnage
Exploiting Dysfunction

3.7
69 votes
114
U.D.O.
No Limits

3.7
20 votes
115
Thorns
Thorns vs Emperor (split w/ Emperor)

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

3.7
46 votes
117
Arghoslent
Galloping Through the Battle Ruins

3.69
231 votes
118
88 Fingers Louie
Back On The Streets

3.69
31 votes
119
Nile
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka

3.69
728 votes
120
Hecate Enthroned
Dark Requiems And The Unsilent Massacre

3.69
42 votes
121
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

3.69
16 votes
122
Absu
In the Eyes of Ioldánach

3.69
16 votes
123
Kilgore
A Search for Reason

3.68
22 votes
124
Helloween
Better Than Raw

3.68
452 votes
125
HammerFall
Legacy of Kings

3.68
145 votes
126
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

3.68
197 votes
127
Bolt Thrower
Mercenary

3.67
260 votes
128
Within Temptation
The Dance

3.67
31 votes
129
Tang Dynasty
Epic

3.67
18 votes
130
Pitchshifter
www.pitchshifter.com

3.66
140 votes
131
Exhumed
Gore Metal

3.66
49 votes
132
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

3.66
491 votes
133
Bal-Sagoth
Battle Magic

3.66
76 votes
134
Windy and Carl
Depths

3.66
16 votes
135
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.66
58 votes
136
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

3.65
570 votes
137
Negura Bunget
Sala Molksa

3.65
40 votes
138
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

3.65
30 votes
139
Primal Fear
Primal Fear

3.65
40 votes
140
Catamenia
Halls Of Frozen North

3.64
21 votes
141
Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi

3.63
64 votes
142
Borknagar
The Archaic Course

3.63
148 votes
143
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

3.63
68 votes
144
Unsane
Occupational Hazard

3.63
23 votes
145
Cypress Hill
IV

3.63
186 votes
146
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

3.63
384 votes
147
Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied

3.62
29 votes
148
Amon Amarth
Once Sent from the Golden Hall

3.62
736 votes
149
Stars of the Lid
Per Aspera Ad Astra

3.62
51 votes
150
King Diamond
Voodoo

3.61
333 votes
151
Stuck Mojo
Rising

3.6
40 votes
152
Evergrey
The Dark Discovery

3.6
126 votes
153
Graveland
Immortal Pride

3.6
21 votes
154
Ulver
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

3.59
225 votes
155
Madball
Look My Way

3.57
22 votes
156
Katatonia
Saw You Drown

3.57
60 votes
157
Malevolent Creation
The Fine Art of Murder

3.56
96 votes
158
Vintersorg
Hedniskhjartad

3.56
32 votes
159
Naglfar
Diabolical

3.56
59 votes
160
Garden of Shadows
Heart of the Corona

3.55
42 votes
161
Cannibal Corpse
Gallery of Suicide

3.54
420 votes
162
Angra
Fireworks

3.54
164 votes
163
King's X
Tape Head

3.54
38 votes
164
Yngwie Malmsteen
Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra

3.54
82 votes
165
Merzbow
1930

3.53
82 votes
166
...and Oceans
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

3.53
17 votes
167
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

3.53
36 votes
168
Limbonic Art
Epitome Of Illusion

3.52
22 votes
169
Sentenced
Frozen

3.52
106 votes
170
Carpathian Forest
Black Shining Leather

3.52
59 votes
171
The Haunted
The Haunted

3.51
280 votes
172
Freak Kitchen
Freak Kitchen

3.5
15 votes
173
Marduk
Nightwing

3.49
158 votes
174
Korn
Follow the Leader

3.49
3690 votes
175
Ultraspank
Ultraspank

3.48
29 votes
176
Threshold
Clone

3.48
44 votes
177
Circle of Dust
Disengage

3.47
16 votes
178
Enslaved
Blodhemn

3.46
306 votes
179
Shining (SWE)
Submit to Selfdestruction

3.46
36 votes
180
Benediction
Grind Bastard

3.46
24 votes
181
Crimson Moonlight
Eternal Emperor

3.45
22 votes
182
Agnostic Front
Something's Gotta Give

3.43
38 votes
183
Balance of Power
Book of Secrets

3.43
21 votes
184
Nocturnal Breed
No Retreat... No Surrender

3.43
14 votes
185
Rage
XIII

3.42
38 votes
186
Poison the Well
Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

3.41
134 votes
187
Dir En Grey
-I'll-

3.41
33 votes
188
Soilwork
Steelbath Suicide

3.4
540 votes
189
Steve Vai
Flex-Able Leftovers

3.39
32 votes
190
Whiplash
Thrashback

3.38
13 votes
191
Soulfly
Soulfly

3.38
1002 votes
192
Funeral Mist
Devilry

3.38
16 votes
193
Solitude Aeturnus
Adagio

3.37
54 votes
194
Orgy
Candyass

3.35
360 votes
195
Behemoth
Pandemonic Incantations

3.33
296 votes
196
Anvil
Speed of Sound

3.32
34 votes
197
Agathodaimon
Blacken the Angel

3.32
17 votes
198
Abigor
Supreme Immortal Art

3.31
27 votes
199
Godsmack
Godsmack

3.31
1188 votes
200
Galactic Cowboys
At The End Of The Day

3.31
16 votes



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