Best Metal Albums of 1998


01
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.38
4104 votes
02
Gorguts
Obscura

4.34
1364 votes
03
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

4.3
20 votes
04
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.29
129 votes
05
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.28
2178 votes
06
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aegis

4.25
109 votes
07
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.25
460 votes
08
Samael
Exodus

4.24
34 votes
09
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

4.22
4340 votes
10
The Chasm
Deathcult For Eternity; The Triumph

4.21
38 votes
11
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

4.19
36 votes
12
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.19
262 votes
13
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

4.18
94 votes
14
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4.16
81 votes
15
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

4.15
17 votes
16
Therion
Vovin

4.15
130 votes
17
Dan Swano
Moontower

4.14
675 votes
18
Bethlehem
S.U.I.Z.I.D

4.12
39 votes
19
Sculptured
The Spear Of The Lily Is Aureoled

4.11
14 votes
20
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

4.1
342 votes
21
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

4.1
26 votes
22
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.09
587 votes
23
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

4.08
24 votes
24
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
6236 votes
25
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.08
99 votes
26
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.07
236 votes
27
Saturnus
For the Loveless Lonely Nights

4.07
14 votes
28
Kekal
Beyond The Glimpse of Dreams

4.07
14 votes
29
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.07
50 votes
30
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

4.07
66 votes
31
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.06
518 votes
32
Grief
Torso

4.06
18 votes
33
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.05
182 votes
34
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

4.05
20 votes
35
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

4.04
97 votes
36
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

4.04
63 votes
37
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

4.03
40 votes
38
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

4.02
22 votes
39
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.02
62 votes
40
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

4.01
202 votes
41
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

4
1374 votes
42
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

4
98 votes
43
Solstice (Metal)
New Dark Age

4
45 votes
44
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

4
30 votes
45
Skepticism
Aes(EP)

4
24 votes
46
Unholy (FIN)
Rapture

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

3.98
31 votes
48
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

3.98
3435 votes
49
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

3.98
170 votes
50
System of a Down
Sugar

3.98
164 votes
51
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

3.97
34 votes
52
X Japan
The Last Song

3.96
82 votes
53
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

3.96
106 votes
54
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

3.96
78 votes
55
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

3.96
52 votes
56
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

3.96
338 votes
57
The Sins of Thy Beloved
Lake of Sorrow

3.95
21 votes
58
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

3.95
467 votes
59
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

3.95
101 votes
60
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.94
560 votes
61
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.92
1188 votes
62
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

3.91
68 votes
63
Conception
Flow

3.91
54 votes
64
Botch
American Nervoso

3.9
540 votes
65
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

3.89
414 votes
66
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.89
36 votes
67
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

3.89
138 votes
68
Odium (NOR)
The Sad Realm of the Stars

3.88
17 votes
69
Mago de Oz
La Leyenda de la Mancha

3.88
37 votes
70
Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment

3.88
268 votes
71
Extol
Burial

3.88
219 votes
72
Thyrfing
Thyrfing

3.88
20 votes
73
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

3.87
81 votes
74
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

3.87
53 votes
75
Cryptopsy
Whisper Supremacy

3.85
419 votes
76
DIR EN GREY
Jealous

3.85
30 votes
77
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing

3.85
976 votes
78
Mithotyn
King of the Distant Forest

3.84
19 votes
79
Soilent Green
Sewn Mouth Secrets

3.84
86 votes
80
Hecate Enthroned
Dark Requiems And The Unsilent Massacre

3.83
36 votes
81
Angel Dust
Border of Reality

3.83
36 votes
82
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

3.83
136 votes
83
Katatonia
Discouraged Ones

3.83
664 votes
84
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

3.82
14 votes
85
Anata
The Infernal Depths of Hatred

3.82
128 votes
86
Aeternus
...and So the Night Became

3.8
46 votes
87
Primordial
A Journey's End

3.79
56 votes
88
Apocalyptica
Inquisition Symphony

3.79
127 votes
89
Savatage
The Wake Of Magellan

3.79
276 votes
90
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Under the Running Board

3.79
412 votes
91
Rammstein
Sehnsucht

3.79
808 votes
92
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

3.79
49 votes
93
Symphony X
Twilight in Olympus

3.79
614 votes
94
Old Man's Child
Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion

3.77
41 votes
95
Judas Iscariot
Distant In Solitary Night

3.76
23 votes
96
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

3.76
71 votes
97
Nokturnal Mortum
To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire

3.76
39 votes
98
All Out War
For Those Who Were Crucified

3.74
46 votes
99
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

3.72
178 votes
100
Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied

3.72
25 votes
101
Windy and Carl
Depths

3.71
14 votes
102
Thorns
Thorns vs Emperor (split w/ Emperor)

3.71
14 votes
103
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

3.71
895 votes
104
Cephalic Carnage
Exploiting Dysfunction

3.71
68 votes
105
Bolt Thrower
Mercenary

3.69
115 votes
106
Stratovarius
Destiny

3.68
244 votes
107
Kilgore
A Search for Reason

3.68
22 votes
108
Nile
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka

3.67
662 votes
109
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

3.67
465 votes
110
Arghoslent
Galloping Through the Battle Ruins

3.67
213 votes
111
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

3.67
96 votes
112
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

3.67
24 votes
113
Moonspell
Sin/Pecado

3.66
85 votes
114
Helloween
Better Than Raw

3.66
426 votes
115
Pitchshifter
www.pitchshifter.com

3.66
136 votes
116
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.66
56 votes
117
Exhumed
Gore Metal

3.66
38 votes
118
Running Wild
The Rivalry

3.66
64 votes
119
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

3.65
264 votes
120
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

3.65
17 votes
121
Negura Bunget
Sala Molksa

3.64
36 votes
122
Madball
Look My Way

3.64
18 votes
123
HammerFall
Legacy of Kings

3.64
135 votes
124
Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi

3.64
59 votes
125
Evergrey
The Dark Discovery

3.63
80 votes
126
Garden of Shadows
Heart of the Corona

3.63
40 votes
127
Buzzov-en
...At A Loss

3.63
16 votes
128
Primal Fear
Primal Fear

3.62
35 votes
129
Stars of the Lid
Per Aspera Ad Astra

3.62
42 votes
130
Borknagar
The Archaic Course

3.62
132 votes
131
Ulver
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

3.61
205 votes
132
Malevolent Creation
The Fine Art of Murder

3.61
84 votes
133
Circle of Dust
Disengage

3.61
14 votes
134
Amon Amarth
Once Sent from the Golden Hall

3.6
672 votes
135
King Diamond
Voodoo

3.6
186 votes
136
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

3.59
339 votes
137
Cannibal Corpse
Gallery of Suicide

3.58
380 votes
138
Within Temptation
The Dance

3.58
27 votes
139
Bal-Sagoth
Battle Magic

3.58
37 votes
140
Catamenia
Halls Of Frozen North

3.58
19 votes
141
Merzbow
1930

3.58
70 votes
142
Graveland
Immortal Pride

3.58
20 votes
143
Freak Kitchen
Freak Kitchen

3.57
14 votes
144
Nocturnal Breed
No Retreat... No Surrender

3.57
14 votes
145
...and Oceans
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

3.56
16 votes
146
Angra
Fireworks

3.55
146 votes
147
Yngwie Malmsteen
Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra

3.54
80 votes
148
Naglfar
Diabolical

3.54
57 votes
149
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

3.53
32 votes
150
Vintersorg
Hedniskhjartad

3.53
32 votes
151
Stuck Mojo
Rising

3.52
21 votes
152
Katatonia
Saw You Drown

3.52
54 votes
153
Carpathian Forest
Black Shining Leather

3.51
51 votes
154
Korn
Follow the Leader

3.5
3508 votes
155
Sentenced
Frozen

3.5
98 votes
156
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

3.5
60 votes
157
King's X
Tape Head

3.5
38 votes
158
Shining (SWE)
Submit to Selfdestruction

3.5
27 votes
159
Limbonic Art
Epitome Of Illusion

3.5
18 votes
160
The Haunted
The Haunted

3.49
260 votes
161
Ultraspank
Ultraspank

3.48
25 votes
162
Threshold
Clone

3.48
40 votes
163
Enslaved
Blodhemn

3.47
256 votes
164
Crimson Moonlight
Eternal Emperor

3.45
22 votes
165
Marduk
Nightwing

3.45
63 votes
166
Benediction
Grind Bastard

3.45
21 votes
167
Agnostic Front
Something's Gotta Give

3.45
37 votes
168
Riot
Inishmore

3.44
16 votes
169
Soulfly
Soulfly

3.43
620 votes
170
Balance of Power
Book of Secrets

3.42
18 votes
171
Solitude Aeturnus
Adagio

3.41
42 votes
172
DIR EN GREY
-I'll-

3.41
33 votes
173
Poison the Well
Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

3.4
126 votes
174
Steve Vai
Flex-Able Leftovers

3.4
29 votes
175
Soilwork
Steelbath Suicide

3.4
753 votes
176
Rage
XIII

3.39
38 votes
177
Anvil
Speed of Sound

3.39
42 votes
178
Orgy
Candyass

3.37
334 votes
179
Pro-Pain
Pro-Pain

3.36
14 votes
180
Behemoth
Pandemonic Incantations

3.36
272 votes
181
Godsmack
Godsmack

3.33
1138 votes
182
Blue Oyster Cult
Heaven Forbid

3.31
37 votes
183
Krisiun
Apocalyptic Revelation

3.29
29 votes
184
Dimmu Borgir
Godless Savage Garden

3.28
95 votes
185
Mercenary
First Breath

3.27
22 votes
186
Sinister
Aggressive Measures

3.27
22 votes
187
Septicflesh
A Fallen Temple

3.25
48 votes
188
Pig Destroyer
Explosions in Ward 6

3.24
84 votes
189
Abigor
Supreme Immortal Art

3.24
23 votes
190
Einherjer
Odin Owns Ye All

3.23
30 votes
191
Cathedral
Caravan Beyond Redemption

3.23
70 votes
192
Heaven Shall Burn
In Battle There Is No Law

3.22
114 votes
193
Galactic Cowboys
At The End Of The Day

3.22
18 votes
194
Gorgoroth
Destroyer

3.22
111 votes
195
Raise Hell
Holy Target

3.19
16 votes
196
Mortician
Zombie Apocalypse

3.19
16 votes
197
My Dying Bride
34.788%... Complete

3.19
248 votes
198
Agathodaimon
Blacken the Angel

3.17
15 votes
199
Front Line Assembly
FLAvour of the Weak

3.16
34 votes
200
Vanilla Ice
Hard to Swallow

3.16
92 votes



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