Best Metal Albums of 1998


01
Gorguts
Obscura

4.37
1718 votes
02
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.37
6987 votes
03
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.32
118 votes
04
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.28
2484 votes
05
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.24
538 votes
06
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

4.24
25 votes
07
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

4.22
4758 votes
08
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aegis

4.21
132 votes
09
Time Machines
Time Machines

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

4.19
54 votes
11
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

4.19
26 votes
12
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.19
294 votes
13
Samael
Exodus

4.19
48 votes
14
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

4.17
180 votes
15
Grief
Torso

4.17
36 votes
16
Unholy (FIN)
Rapture

4.17
18 votes
17
Kekal
Beyond The Glimpse of Dreams

4.17
18 votes
18
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

4.16
68 votes
19
Solstice (UK)
New Dark Age

4.15
78 votes
20
The Chasm
Deathcult for Eternity: The Triumph

4.15
57 votes
21
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

4.14
420 votes
22
Sculptured
The Spear Of The Lily Is Aureoled

4.14
14 votes
23
Gehenna
Adimiron Black

4.14
14 votes
24
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

4.14
44 votes
25
Therion
Vovin

4.13
156 votes
26
Order From Chaos
An Ending In Fire

4.12
51 votes
27
Dan Swano
Moontower

4.12
771 votes
28
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.11
286 votes
29
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.11
111 votes
30
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

4.1
50 votes
31
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

4.09
44 votes
32
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.09
659 votes
33
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
6724 votes
34
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.08
214 votes
35
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

4.08
164 votes
36
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.08
66 votes
37
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4.07
88 votes
38
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.07
573 votes
39
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.06
98 votes
40
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

4.06
78 votes
41
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

4.03
30 votes
42
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

4.02
105 votes
43
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

4.01
237 votes
44
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

4
34 votes
45
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

4
30 votes
46
Riot
Inishmore

4
26 votes
47
Tarot
For The Glory Of Nothing

4
20 votes
48
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

3.99
1491 votes
49
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

3.99
186 votes
50
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

3.99
39 votes
51
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

3.98
58 votes
52
X Japan
The Last Song

3.98
90 votes
53
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

3.98
21 votes
54
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

3.97
2460 votes
55
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

3.97
754 votes
56
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

3.97
180 votes
57
Skepticism
Aes(EP)

3.97
34 votes
58
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.96
654 votes
59
Conception
Flow

3.96
80 votes
60
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

3.96
39 votes
61
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

3.96
1068 votes
62
System of a Down
Sugar

3.95
154 votes
63
Saturnus
For the Loveless Lonely Nights

3.94
18 votes
64
Angel Dust
Border of Reality

3.94
78 votes
65
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

3.94
109 votes
66
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

3.93
122 votes
67
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

3.93
86 votes
68
Buzzov-en
...At A Loss

3.93
28 votes
69
Eldritch
El Nino

3.93
14 votes
70
Bloodlet
The Seraphim Fall

3.93
14 votes
71
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

3.92
161 votes
72
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

3.91
470 votes
73
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.91
1356 votes
74
Extol
Burial

3.91
261 votes
75
Megaherz
Kopfschuss

3.9
25 votes
76
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.89
46 votes
77
Botch
American Nervoso

3.89
590 votes
78
Aeternus
...and So the Night Became

3.88
58 votes
79
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

3.88
61 votes
80
Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment

3.87
293 votes
81
Mago de Oz
La Leyenda de la Mancha

3.86
39 votes
82
Anata
The Infernal Depths of Hatred

3.85
68 votes
83
Cryptopsy
Whisper Supremacy

3.85
496 votes
84
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing

3.84
1090 votes
85
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

3.84
112 votes
86
The Sins of Thy Beloved
Lake of Sorrow

3.84
62 votes
87
Odium (NOR)
The Sad Realm of the Stars

3.83
21 votes
88
Savatage
The Wake Of Magellan

3.83
324 votes
89
Katatonia
Discouraged Ones

3.82
754 votes
90
Soilent Green
Sewn Mouth Secrets

3.82
102 votes
91
All Out War
For Those Who Were Crucified

3.82
50 votes
92
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

3.82
99 votes
93
Dir En Grey
Jealous

3.82
33 votes
94
Mithotyn
King of the Distant Forest

3.82
22 votes
95
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

3.81
146 votes
96
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Under the Running Board

3.79
434 votes
97
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

3.79
38 votes
98
Soilent Green
A String of Lies

3.79
14 votes
99
Heavenwood
Swallow

3.79
14 votes
100
Primordial
A Journey's End

3.78
72 votes
101
Rammstein
Sehnsucht

3.78
890 votes
102
Thyrfing
Thyrfing

3.78
23 votes
103
Symphony X
Twilight in Olympus

3.78
680 votes
104
Judas Iscariot
Distant In Solitary Night

3.77
31 votes
105
Apocalyptica
Inquisition Symphony

3.77
142 votes
106
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

3.77
75 votes
107
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

3.76
1046 votes
108
Nokturnal Mortum
To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire

3.75
46 votes
109
Stratovarius
Destiny

3.74
423 votes
110
Nasum
Inhale/Exhale

3.74
134 votes
111
Morning Again
As Tradition Dies Slowly

3.73
13 votes
112
Arghoslent
Galloping Through the Battle Ruins

3.72
267 votes
113
Running Wild
The Rivalry

3.72
86 votes
114
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

3.72
134 votes
115
Evanescence
Evanescence EP

3.71
58 votes
116
Hecate Enthroned
Dark Requiems And The Unsilent Massacre

3.7
22 votes
117
Nile
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka

3.7
758 votes
118
Moonspell
Sin/Pecado

3.7
105 votes
119
U.D.O.
No Limits

3.7
20 votes
120
Paul Gilbert
Flying Dog

3.69
13 votes
121
Cephalic Carnage
Exploiting Dysfunction

3.69
73 votes
122
Helloween
Better Than Raw

3.69
472 votes
123
Absu
In the Eyes of Ioldánach

3.69
16 votes
124
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

3.69
16 votes
125
Within Temptation
The Dance

3.68
31 votes
126
HammerFall
Legacy of Kings

3.68
310 votes
127
Old Man's Child
Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion

3.68
49 votes
128
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

3.68
512 votes
129
Bal-Sagoth
Battle Magic

3.68
82 votes
130
Bolt Thrower
Mercenary

3.68
272 votes
131
Thorns
Thorns vs Emperor (split w/ Emperor)

3.68
17 votes
132
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

3.68
74 votes
133
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.67
63 votes
134
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

3.67
209 votes
135
Borknagar
The Archaic Course

3.67
170 votes
136
Negura Bunget
Sala Molksa

3.65
20 votes
137
Pitchshifter
www.pitchshifter.com

3.65
148 votes
138
earthtone9
Lo-Def(inition) Discord

3.64
14 votes
139
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

3.64
598 votes
140
Primal Fear
Primal Fear

3.64
92 votes
141
Unsane
Occupational Hazard

3.63
24 votes
142
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

3.62
33 votes
143
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

3.62
401 votes
144
Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi

3.62
67 votes
145
Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied

3.62
30 votes
146
Ulver
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

3.61
243 votes
147
Windy and Carl
Depths

3.61
18 votes
148
Graveland
Immortal Pride

3.61
23 votes
149
Amon Amarth
Once Sent from the Golden Hall

3.61
768 votes
150
Kilgore
A Search for Reason

3.6
20 votes
151
Bass Communion
Bass Communion

3.6
15 votes
152
Exhumed
Gore Metal

3.6
52 votes
153
Stars of the Lid
Per Aspera Ad Astra

3.59
55 votes
154
King Diamond
Voodoo

3.59
348 votes
155
Naglfar
Diabolical

3.59
61 votes
156
Evergrey
The Dark Discovery

3.59
138 votes
157
Catamenia
Halls Of Frozen North

3.59
23 votes
158
Malevolent Creation
The Fine Art of Murder

3.59
104 votes
159
Madball
Look My Way

3.58
24 votes
160
Paysage d'Hiver
Die Festung

3.58
61 votes
161
Vintersorg
Hedniskhjartad

3.56
32 votes
162
Threshold
Clone

3.56
50 votes
163
Limbonic Art
Epitome Of Illusion

3.54
25 votes
164
Angra
Fireworks

3.54
178 votes
165
King's X
Tape Head

3.54
40 votes
166
Cannibal Corpse
Gallery of Suicide

3.54
435 votes
167
Freak Kitchen
Freak Kitchen

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

3.53
17 votes
169
Merzbow
1930

3.53
86 votes
170
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

3.53
36 votes
171
Paysage d'Hiver
Schattengang

3.53
55 votes
172
Garden of Shadows
Heart of the Corona

3.52
42 votes
173
Stuck Mojo
Rising

3.52
44 votes
174
Katatonia
Saw You Drown

3.52
62 votes
175
Yngwie Malmsteen
Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra

3.51
88 votes
176
Marduk
Nightwing

3.51
170 votes
177
The Haunted
The Haunted

3.51
423 votes
178
Sentenced
Frozen

3.5
112 votes
179
Crimson Moonlight
Eternal Emperor

3.5
24 votes
180
Korn
Follow the Leader

3.5
3802 votes
181
Carpathian Forest
Black Shining Leather

3.49
63 votes
182
Rage
XIII

3.48
42 votes
183
Circle of Dust
Disengage

3.47
17 votes
184
Ultraspank
Ultraspank

3.47
30 votes
185
Enslaved
Blodhemn

3.46
318 votes
186
Balance of Power
Book of Secrets

3.43
21 votes
187
Poison the Well
Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

3.42
136 votes
188
Dir En Grey
-I'll-

3.42
36 votes
189
Benediction
Grind Bastard

3.4
25 votes
190
Soilwork
Steelbath Suicide

3.39
855 votes
191
Steve Vai
Flex-Able Leftovers

3.39
33 votes
192
Whiplash
Thrashback

3.38
13 votes
193
Solitude Aeturnus
Adagio

3.38
58 votes
194
Soulfly
Soulfly

3.38
1044 votes
195
Nocturnal Breed
No Retreat... No Surrender

3.36
14 votes
196
Shining (SWE)
Submit to Selfdestruction

3.35
39 votes
197
Orgy
Candyass

3.34
378 votes
198
Agathodaimon
Blacken the Angel

3.34
19 votes
199
Funeral Mist
Devilry

3.33
18 votes
200
Eliane Radigue
Trilogie de la Mort

3.33
18 votes



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