Best Metal Albums of 1998


01
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.38
4082 votes
02
Gorguts
Obscura

4.34
1352 votes
03
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

4.3
20 votes
04
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.29
135 votes
05
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.28
2163 votes
06
Saturnus
For the Loveless Lonely Nights

4.25
12 votes
07
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aegis

4.25
110 votes
08
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.24
454 votes
09
Samael
Exodus

4.24
38 votes
10
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

4.22
4314 votes
11
The Chasm
Deathcult For Eternity; The Triumph

4.21
38 votes
12
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

4.19
36 votes
13
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.19
261 votes
14
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

4.18
92 votes
15
Saviour Machine
Legend Part II

4.17
12 votes
16
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4.16
81 votes
17
Therion
Vovin

4.15
131 votes
18
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

4.15
17 votes
19
Dan Swano
Moontower

4.14
678 votes
20
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.13
96 votes
21
Forest of Shadows
Under The Dying Sun

4.13
12 votes
22
Sex Machineguns
Sex Machinegun

4.13
12 votes
23
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

4.12
25 votes
24
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

4.12
21 votes
25
Bethlehem
S.U.I.Z.I.D

4.12
39 votes
26
Sculptured
The Spear Of The Lily Is Aureoled

4.11
14 votes
27
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

4.1
342 votes
28
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.09
583 votes
29
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

4.08
24 votes
30
Tarot
For The Glory Of Nothing

4.08
12 votes
31
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
6208 votes
32
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.08
354 votes
33
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.07
51 votes
34
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

4.07
66 votes
35
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.06
516 votes
36
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.06
181 votes
37
Grief
Torso

4.06
18 votes
38
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

4.05
20 votes
39
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

4.05
62 votes
40
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

4.05
98 votes
41
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

4.03
40 votes
42
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.02
60 votes
43
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

4.01
202 votes
44
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

4.01
1374 votes
45
Solstice (Metal)
New Dark Age

4
45 votes
46
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

4
30 votes
47
Skepticism
Aes(EP)

4
24 votes
48
Unholy (FIN)
Rapture

4
15 votes
49
Soilent Green
A String of Lies

4
12 votes
50
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

3.99
94 votes
51
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

3.99
168 votes
52
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

3.98
3402 votes
53
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

3.98
31 votes
54
System of a Down
Sugar

3.98
164 votes
55
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

3.98
101 votes
56
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

3.97
102 votes
57
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

3.97
33 votes
58
X Japan
The Last Song

3.96
82 votes
59
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

3.96
464 votes
60
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

3.96
50 votes
61
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

3.96
335 votes
62
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

3.95
77 votes
63
The Sins of Thy Beloved
Lake of Sorrow

3.95
21 votes
64
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.94
556 votes
65
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.91
1186 votes
66
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

3.91
68 votes
67
Conception
Flow

3.91
54 votes
68
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

3.9
412 votes
69
Botch
American Nervoso

3.89
532 votes
70
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

3.89
139 votes
71
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.89
36 votes
72
Odium (NOR)
The Sad Realm of the Stars

3.88
17 votes
73
Extol
Burial

3.88
219 votes
74
Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment

3.88
266 votes
75
Mago de Oz
La Leyenda de la Mancha

3.88
36 votes
76
Thyrfing
Thyrfing

3.88
20 votes
77
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

3.87
81 votes
78
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

3.87
53 votes
79
DIR EN GREY
Jealous

3.85
30 votes
80
Cryptopsy
Whisper Supremacy

3.85
416 votes
81
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing

3.84
967 votes
82
Mithotyn
King of the Distant Forest

3.84
19 votes
83
Soilent Green
Sewn Mouth Secrets

3.84
86 votes
84
Angel Dust
Border of Reality

3.83
36 votes
85
Hecate Enthroned
Dark Requiems And The Unsilent Massacre

3.83
36 votes
86
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

3.83
136 votes
87
Katatonia
Discouraged Ones

3.83
996 votes
88
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

3.82
14 votes
89
Anata
The Infernal Depths of Hatred

3.82
128 votes
90
Frozen Shadows
Dans les Bras des Immortels

3.82
11 votes
91
Buzzov-en
...At A Loss

3.81
16 votes
92
Aeternus
...and So the Night Became

3.8
46 votes
93
Savatage
The Wake Of Magellan

3.8
279 votes
94
Apocalyptica
Inquisition Symphony

3.8
125 votes
95
Symphony X
Twilight in Olympus

3.79
610 votes
96
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Under the Running Board

3.79
408 votes
97
Rammstein
Sehnsucht

3.79
802 votes
98
Primordial
A Journey's End

3.79
56 votes
99
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

3.79
49 votes
100
Old Man's Child
Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion

3.78
40 votes
101
Beheaded
Perpetual Mockery

3.77
11 votes
102
Judas Iscariot
Distant In Solitary Night

3.76
23 votes
103
Nokturnal Mortum
To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire

3.76
39 votes
104
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

3.75
69 votes
105
All Out War
For Those Who Were Crucified

3.74
46 votes
106
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

3.73
177 votes
107
Cephalic Carnage
Exploiting Dysfunction

3.73
67 votes
108
Windy and Carl
Depths

3.71
14 votes
109
Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied

3.71
24 votes
110
Paul Gilbert
Flying Dog

3.71
12 votes
111
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

3.71
886 votes
112
Bolt Thrower
Mercenary

3.69
114 votes
113
Moonspell
Sin/Pecado

3.69
85 votes
114
Running Wild
The Rivalry

3.69
64 votes
115
Stratovarius
Destiny

3.68
363 votes
116
Kilgore
A Search for Reason

3.68
22 votes
117
Nile
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka

3.67
664 votes
118
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

3.67
465 votes
119
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

3.67
94 votes
120
Arghoslent
Galloping Through the Battle Ruins

3.67
213 votes
121
12 Rods
Split Personalities

3.67
12 votes
122
earthtone9
Lo-Def(inition) Discord

3.67
12 votes
123
Pitchshifter
www.pitchshifter.com

3.66
136 votes
124
Helloween
Better Than Raw

3.66
420 votes
125
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.66
57 votes
126
Exhumed
Gore Metal

3.66
38 votes
127
HammerFall
Legacy of Kings

3.66
135 votes
128
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

3.65
23 votes
129
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

3.65
17 votes
130
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

3.64
262 votes
131
Negura Bunget
Sala Molksa

3.64
36 votes
132
Madball
Look My Way

3.64
18 votes
133
Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi

3.64
59 votes
134
Within Temptation
The Dance

3.63
28 votes
135
Garden of Shadows
Heart of the Corona

3.63
40 votes
136
Primal Fear
Primal Fear

3.62
35 votes
137
Stars of the Lid
Per Aspera Ad Astra

3.62
41 votes
138
Bal-Sagoth
Battle Magic

3.62
38 votes
139
Borknagar
The Archaic Course

3.62
132 votes
140
Thorns
Thorns vs Emperor (split w/ Emperor)

3.62
13 votes
141
King Diamond
Voodoo

3.61
186 votes
142
Malevolent Creation
The Fine Art of Murder

3.61
84 votes
143
Amon Amarth
Once Sent from the Golden Hall

3.6
668 votes
144
Ulver
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

3.6
202 votes
145
Fuel
Sunburn

3.6
140 votes
146
Evergrey
The Dark Discovery

3.59
117 votes
147
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

3.59
337 votes
148
Absu
In the Eyes of Ioldánach

3.58
12 votes
149
Cannibal Corpse
Gallery of Suicide

3.58
378 votes
150
Catamenia
Halls Of Frozen North

3.58
19 votes
151
Merzbow
1930

3.58
70 votes
152
Stuck Mojo
Rising

3.58
20 votes
153
Circle of Dust
Disengage

3.57
14 votes
154
Nocturnal Breed
No Retreat... No Surrender

3.57
14 votes
155
Angra
Fireworks

3.57
144 votes
156
Yngwie Malmsteen
Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra

3.56
78 votes
157
...and Oceans
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

3.56
16 votes
158
Riot
Inishmore

3.56
18 votes
159
Graveland
Immortal Pride

3.55
19 votes
160
Threshold
Clone

3.55
40 votes
161
Freak Kitchen
Freak Kitchen

3.54
13 votes
162
Naglfar
Diabolical

3.54
57 votes
163
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

3.53
32 votes
164
Vintersorg
Hedniskhjartad

3.53
32 votes
165
Katatonia
Saw You Drown

3.52
84 votes
166
Carpathian Forest
Black Shining Leather

3.51
51 votes
167
Korn
Follow the Leader

3.5
3494 votes
168
Sentenced
Frozen

3.5
98 votes
169
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

3.5
60 votes
170
King's X
Tape Head

3.5
36 votes
171
Shining (SWE)
Submit to Selfdestruction

3.5
27 votes
172
Balance of Power
Book of Secrets

3.5
18 votes
173
The Haunted
The Haunted

3.49
260 votes
174
Ultraspank
Ultraspank

3.48
25 votes
175
Limbonic Art
Epitome Of Illusion

3.47
17 votes
176
Enslaved
Blodhemn

3.47
258 votes
177
Crimson Moonlight
Eternal Emperor

3.45
22 votes
178
Marduk
Nightwing

3.45
63 votes
179
Benediction
Grind Bastard

3.45
21 votes
180
Agnostic Front
Something's Gotta Give

3.45
37 votes
181
Solitude Aeturnus
Adagio

3.43
44 votes
182
Soulfly
Soulfly

3.43
618 votes
183
Swordmaster
Moribund Transgoria

3.42
12 votes
184
Funeral Mist
Devilry

3.42
12 votes
185
DIR EN GREY
-I'll-

3.41
33 votes
186
Poison the Well
Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

3.4
126 votes
187
Steve Vai
Flex-Able Leftovers

3.4
29 votes
188
Rage
XIII

3.39
38 votes
189
Soilwork
Steelbath Suicide

3.39
756 votes
190
Anvil
Speed of Sound

3.39
42 votes
191
Orgy
Candyass

3.37
334 votes
192
Pro-Pain
Pro-Pain

3.36
14 votes
193
Behemoth
Pandemonic Incantations

3.35
268 votes
194
Godsmack
Godsmack

3.33
1140 votes
195
Mercenary
First Breath

3.32
22 votes
196
Blue Oyster Cult
Heaven Forbid

3.31
37 votes
197
Dimmu Borgir
Godless Savage Garden

3.28
97 votes
198
Lunar Aurora
Seelenfeuer

3.27
11 votes
199
Krisiun
Apocalyptic Revelation

3.27
28 votes
200
Septicflesh
A Fallen Temple

3.25
48 votes



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