Best Metal Albums of 1998


01
Gorguts
Obscura

4.38
1594 votes
02
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.37
6696 votes
03
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.31
100 votes
04
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.28
2376 votes
05
Time Machines
Time Machines

4.27
13 votes
06
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

4.24
23 votes
07
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aegis

4.24
122 votes
08
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.24
512 votes
09
Grief
Torso

4.22
32 votes
10
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

4.22
4610 votes
11
Samael
Exodus

4.21
38 votes
12
Bethlehem
S.U.I.Z.I.D

4.2
45 votes
13
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

4.2
40 votes
14
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.2
282 votes
15
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

4.17
118 votes
16
Unholy (FIN)
Rapture

4.17
18 votes
17
Buckethead
Colma

4.15
313 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

4.13
398 votes
23
The Chasm
Deathcult for Eternity: The Triumph

4.13
49 votes
24
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.13
86 votes
25
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

4.13
64 votes
26
Kekal
Beyond The Glimpse of Dreams

4.13
16 votes
27
Dan Swano
Moontower

4.12
729 votes
28
Forest of Shadows
Under The Dying Sun

4.1
15 votes
29
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

4.1
42 votes
30
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.09
266 votes
31
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

4.09
44 votes
32
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.09
636 votes
33
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4.08
83 votes
34
Solstice (UK)
New Dark Age

4.08
72 votes
35
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
6526 votes
36
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.08
56 votes
37
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

4.08
73 votes
38
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.07
203 votes
39
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.07
105 votes
40
Skepticism
Aes(EP)

4.07
30 votes
41
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.07
552 votes
42
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

4.05
31 votes
43
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

4.04
134 votes
44
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

4.04
28 votes
45
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

4.04
28 votes
46
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

4.04
100 votes
47
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

4.01
35 votes
48
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

4.01
1437 votes
49
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

4.01
224 votes
50
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

4
106 votes
51
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

4
58 votes
52
Spiritual Beggars
Mantra III

4
29 votes
53
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

4
20 votes
54
Tarot
For The Glory Of Nothing

4
16 votes
55
Saturnus
For the Loveless Lonely Nights

4
14 votes
56
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

3.99
36 votes
57
X Japan
The Last Song

3.98
88 votes
58
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

3.98
2388 votes
59
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

3.97
180 votes
60
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.97
624 votes
61
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

3.96
509 votes
62
System of a Down
Sugar

3.96
156 votes
63
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

3.96
724 votes
64
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

3.96
87 votes
65
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

3.94
106 votes
66
Eldritch
El Nino

3.93
14 votes
67
The Sins of Thy Beloved
Lake of Sorrow

3.92
26 votes
68
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

3.92
154 votes
69
Mago de Oz
La Leyenda de la Mancha

3.92
36 votes
70
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

3.91
70 votes
71
Extol
Burial

3.91
231 votes
72
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

3.91
440 votes
73
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.9
1286 votes
74
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.9
40 votes
75
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

3.89
99 votes
76
Aeternus
...and So the Night Became

3.89
56 votes
77
Conception
Flow

3.89
72 votes
78
Botch
American Nervoso

3.89
570 votes
79
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

3.88
60 votes
80
Mithotyn
King of the Distant Forest

3.88
20 votes
81
Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment

3.87
285 votes
82
Angel Dust
Border of Reality

3.86
44 votes
83
Bloodlet
The Seraphim Fall

3.86
14 votes
84
Cryptopsy
Whisper Supremacy

3.86
464 votes
85
Dir En Grey
Jealous

3.85
30 votes
86
Buzzov-en
...At A Loss

3.85
26 votes
87
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing

3.84
1054 votes
88
Savatage
The Wake Of Magellan

3.83
309 votes
89
Riot
Inishmore

3.83
24 votes
90
Odium (NOR)
The Sad Realm of the Stars

3.83
20 votes
91
Anata
The Infernal Depths of Hatred

3.82
130 votes
92
All Out War
For Those Who Were Crucified

3.82
50 votes
93
Soilent Green
Sewn Mouth Secrets

3.82
98 votes
94
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

3.81
142 votes
95
Thyrfing
Thyrfing

3.81
21 votes
96
Katatonia
Discouraged Ones

3.81
730 votes
97
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

3.8
51 votes
98
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Under the Running Board

3.79
427 votes
99
Rammstein
Sehnsucht

3.79
859 votes
100
Symphony X
Twilight in Olympus

3.79
668 votes
101
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

3.78
16 votes
102
Primordial
A Journey's End

3.78
66 votes
103
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

3.78
76 votes
104
Witchery
Restless & Dead

3.77
22 votes
105
Judas Iscariot
Distant In Solitary Night

3.77
30 votes
106
Apocalyptica
Inquisition Symphony

3.76
137 votes
107
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

3.74
1007 votes
108
Nasum
Inhale/Exhale

3.73
132 votes
109
Evanescence
Evanescence EP

3.73
57 votes
110
Stratovarius
Destiny

3.72
402 votes
111
Running Wild
The Rivalry

3.72
76 votes
112
Nokturnal Mortum
To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire

3.72
45 votes
113
Moonspell
Sin/Pecado

3.71
94 votes
114
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

3.71
118 votes
115
Cephalic Carnage
Exploiting Dysfunction

3.7
69 votes
116
U.D.O.
No Limits

3.7
20 votes
117
Thorns
Thorns vs Emperor (split w/ Emperor)

3.7
15 votes
118
Old Man's Child
Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion

3.7
46 votes
119
Arghoslent
Galloping Through the Battle Ruins

3.69
231 votes
120
Nile
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka

3.69
726 votes
121
88 Fingers Louie
Back On The Streets

3.69
31 votes
122
Hecate Enthroned
Dark Requiems And The Unsilent Massacre

3.69
42 votes
123
Absu
In the Eyes of Ioldánach

3.69
16 votes
124
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

3.69
16 votes
125
Kilgore
A Search for Reason

3.68
22 votes
126
Helloween
Better Than Raw

3.68
450 votes
127
HammerFall
Legacy of Kings

3.68
145 votes
128
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

3.68
197 votes
129
Bolt Thrower
Mercenary

3.68
260 votes
130
Within Temptation
The Dance

3.67
31 votes
131
Tang Dynasty
Epic

3.67
18 votes
132
Pitchshifter
www.pitchshifter.com

3.66
140 votes
133
Exhumed
Gore Metal

3.66
49 votes
134
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

3.66
491 votes
135
Bal-Sagoth
Battle Magic

3.66
76 votes
136
Windy and Carl
Depths

3.66
16 votes
137
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.66
58 votes
138
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

3.65
570 votes
139
Negura Bunget
Sala Molksa

3.65
40 votes
140
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

3.65
30 votes
141
Primal Fear
Primal Fear

3.65
40 votes
142
Catamenia
Halls Of Frozen North

3.64
21 votes
143
Cypress Hill
IV

3.64
185 votes
144
Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi

3.63
64 votes
145
Borknagar
The Archaic Course

3.63
148 votes
146
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

3.63
68 votes
147
Unsane
Occupational Hazard

3.63
23 votes
148
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

3.63
384 votes
149
Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied

3.62
29 votes
150
Amon Amarth
Once Sent from the Golden Hall

3.62
732 votes
151
Stars of the Lid
Per Aspera Ad Astra

3.61
50 votes
152
King Diamond
Voodoo

3.61
333 votes
153
Stuck Mojo
Rising

3.6
40 votes
154
Evergrey
The Dark Discovery

3.6
126 votes
155
Graveland
Immortal Pride

3.6
21 votes
156
Ulver
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

3.6
226 votes
157
Madball
Look My Way

3.57
22 votes
158
Katatonia
Saw You Drown

3.57
60 votes
159
Malevolent Creation
The Fine Art of Murder

3.56
96 votes
160
Vintersorg
Hedniskhjartad

3.56
32 votes
161
Naglfar
Diabolical

3.56
59 votes
162
Garden of Shadows
Heart of the Corona

3.55
42 votes
163
Cannibal Corpse
Gallery of Suicide

3.54
420 votes
164
Angra
Fireworks

3.54
164 votes
165
King's X
Tape Head

3.54
38 votes
166
Yngwie Malmsteen
Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra

3.54
82 votes
167
Merzbow
1930

3.53
82 votes
168
...and Oceans
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

3.53
17 votes
169
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

3.53
36 votes
170
Limbonic Art
Epitome Of Illusion

3.52
22 votes
171
Sentenced
Frozen

3.52
106 votes
172
Carpathian Forest
Black Shining Leather

3.52
60 votes
173
The Haunted
The Haunted

3.51
280 votes
174
Freak Kitchen
Freak Kitchen

3.5
15 votes
175
Marduk
Nightwing

3.49
158 votes
176
Korn
Follow the Leader

3.49
3692 votes
177
Ultraspank
Ultraspank

3.48
29 votes
178
Threshold
Clone

3.48
44 votes
179
Circle of Dust
Disengage

3.47
16 votes
180
Enslaved
Blodhemn

3.46
306 votes
181
Shining (SWE)
Submit to Selfdestruction

3.46
36 votes
182
Benediction
Grind Bastard

3.46
24 votes
183
Crimson Moonlight
Eternal Emperor

3.45
22 votes
184
Agnostic Front
Something's Gotta Give

3.43
38 votes
185
Balance of Power
Book of Secrets

3.43
21 votes
186
Nocturnal Breed
No Retreat... No Surrender

3.43
14 votes
187
Rage
XIII

3.42
38 votes
188
Poison the Well
Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

3.41
134 votes
189
Dir En Grey
-I'll-

3.41
33 votes
190
Soilwork
Steelbath Suicide

3.4
534 votes
191
Steve Vai
Flex-Able Leftovers

3.39
32 votes
192
Whiplash
Thrashback

3.38
13 votes
193
Soulfly
Soulfly

3.38
1002 votes
194
Funeral Mist
Devilry

3.38
16 votes
195
Solitude Aeturnus
Adagio

3.37
54 votes
196
Orgy
Candyass

3.35
360 votes
197
Behemoth
Pandemonic Incantations

3.33
296 votes
198
Anvil
Speed of Sound

3.32
34 votes
199
Agathodaimon
Blacken the Angel

3.32
17 votes
200
Abigor
Supreme Immortal Art

3.31
27 votes



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