Best Metal Albums of 1998

Genre:  Year:  

01
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

Rating: 4.38
4076 votes
02
Gorguts
Obscura

Rating: 4.34
1340 votes
03
Virgin Steele
Invictus

Rating: 4.29
135 votes
04
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

Rating: 4.29
21 votes
05
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

Rating: 4.28
2157 votes
06
Saturnus
For the Loveless Lonely Nights

Rating: 4.25
12 votes
07
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aegis

Rating: 4.24
111 votes
08
Samael
Exodus

Rating: 4.24
38 votes
09
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

Rating: 4.23
448 votes
10
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

Rating: 4.22
4304 votes
11
The Chasm
Deathcult For Eternity; The Triumph

Rating: 4.21
38 votes
12
Saviour Machine
Legend Part II

Rating: 4.21
12 votes
13
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

Rating: 4.19
36 votes
14
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

Rating: 4.19
90 votes
15
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

Rating: 4.19
260 votes
16
Therion
Vovin

Rating: 4.15
130 votes
17
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

Rating: 4.15
80 votes
18
Dan Swano
Moontower

Rating: 4.15
681 votes
19
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

Rating: 4.13
96 votes
20
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

Rating: 4.13
20 votes
21
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

Rating: 4.13
16 votes
22
Sex Machineguns
Sex Machinegun

Rating: 4.13
12 votes
23
Forest of Shadows
Under The Dying Sun

Rating: 4.13
12 votes
24
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

Rating: 4.12
25 votes
25
Bethlehem
S.U.I.Z.I.D

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

Rating: 4.11
14 votes
27
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

Rating: 4.1
342 votes
28
Nightwish
Oceanborn

Rating: 4.09
577 votes
29
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

Rating: 4.08
24 votes
30
Tarot
For The Glory Of Nothing

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

Rating: 4.08
6190 votes
32
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

Rating: 4.08
351 votes
33
Kekal
Beyond The Glimpse of Dreams

Rating: 4.07
14 votes
34
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

Rating: 4.07
51 votes
35
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

Rating: 4.07
66 votes
36
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

Rating: 4.06
181 votes
37
Anathema
Alternative 4

Rating: 4.06
511 votes
38
Grief
Torso

Rating: 4.06
18 votes
39
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

Rating: 4.05
20 votes
40
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

Rating: 4.05
62 votes
41
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

Rating: 4.05
97 votes
42
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

Rating: 4.03
40 votes
43
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

Rating: 4.02
60 votes
44
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

Rating: 4.01
201 votes
45
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

Rating: 4.01
1368 votes
46
Solstice (Metal)
New Dark Age

Rating: 4
45 votes
47
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

Rating: 4
30 votes
48
Skepticism
Aes(EP)

Rating: 4
24 votes
49
Unholy (FIN)
Rapture

Rating: 4
15 votes
50
Soilent Green
A String of Lies

Rating: 4
12 votes
51
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

Rating: 3.99
94 votes
52
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

Rating: 3.98
31 votes
53
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

Rating: 3.98
3372 votes
54
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

Rating: 3.98
166 votes
55
System of a Down
Sugar

Rating: 3.98
164 votes
56
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

Rating: 3.98
101 votes
57
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

Rating: 3.97
104 votes
58
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

Rating: 3.97
33 votes
59
X Japan
The Last Song

Rating: 3.96
82 votes
60
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

Rating: 3.96
50 votes
61
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

Rating: 3.96
462 votes
62
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

Rating: 3.96
336 votes
63
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

Rating: 3.95
154 votes
64
The Sins of Thy Beloved
Lake of Sorrow

Rating: 3.95
21 votes
65
Boris
Amplifier Worship

Rating: 3.95
558 votes
66
Odium (NOR)
The Sad Realm of the Stars

Rating: 3.92
18 votes
67
Fear Factory
Obsolete

Rating: 3.91
1184 votes
68
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

Rating: 3.9
410 votes
69
Botch
American Nervoso

Rating: 3.89
532 votes
70
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

Rating: 3.89
140 votes
71
Extol
Burial

Rating: 3.89
222 votes
72
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

Rating: 3.89
36 votes
73
Conception
Flow

Rating: 3.88
52 votes
74
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

Rating: 3.88
66 votes
75
Mago de Oz
La Leyenda de la Mancha

Rating: 3.88
36 votes
76
Thyrfing
Thyrfing

Rating: 3.88
20 votes
77
Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment

Rating: 3.87
267 votes
78
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

Rating: 3.87
81 votes
79
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

Rating: 3.87
53 votes
80
DIR EN GREY
Jealous

Rating: 3.86
33 votes
81
Cryptopsy
Whisper Supremacy

Rating: 3.85
416 votes
82
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing

Rating: 3.84
968 votes
83
Mithotyn
King of the Distant Forest

Rating: 3.84
19 votes
84
Hecate Enthroned
Dark Requiems And The Unsilent Massacre

Rating: 3.83
36 votes
85
Angel Dust
Border of Reality

Rating: 3.83
36 votes
86
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

Rating: 3.83
136 votes
87
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

Rating: 3.82
14 votes
88
Katatonia
Discouraged Ones

Rating: 3.82
996 votes
89
Anata
The Infernal Depths of Hatred

Rating: 3.82
128 votes
90
Beheaded
Perpetual Mockery

Rating: 3.82
11 votes
91
Frozen Shadows
Dans les Bras des Immortels

Rating: 3.82
11 votes
92
Buzzov-en
...At A Loss

Rating: 3.81
16 votes
93
Soilent Green
Sewn Mouth Secrets

Rating: 3.8
82 votes
94
Aeternus
...and So the Night Became

Rating: 3.8
46 votes
95
Apocalyptica
Inquisition Symphony

Rating: 3.8
125 votes
96
Primordial
A Journey's End

Rating: 3.8
55 votes
97
Savatage
The Wake Of Magellan

Rating: 3.79
276 votes
98
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Under the Running Board

Rating: 3.79
408 votes
99
Rammstein
Sehnsucht

Rating: 3.79
800 votes
100
Symphony X
Twilight in Olympus

Rating: 3.79
610 votes
101
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

Rating: 3.79
49 votes
102
Old Man's Child
Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion

Rating: 3.76
38 votes
103
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

Rating: 3.76
69 votes
104
Judas Iscariot
Distant In Solitary Night

Rating: 3.76
23 votes
105
Nokturnal Mortum
To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire

Rating: 3.76
39 votes
106
All Out War
For Those Who Were Crucified

Rating: 3.74
46 votes
107
Evanescence
Evanescence EP

Rating: 3.74
53 votes
108
Cephalic Carnage
Exploiting Dysfunction

Rating: 3.73
67 votes
109
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

Rating: 3.73
177 votes
110
Windy and Carl
Depths

Rating: 3.71
14 votes
111
Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied

Rating: 3.71
24 votes
112
Paul Gilbert
Flying Dog

Rating: 3.71
12 votes
113
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

Rating: 3.71
880 votes
114
Bolt Thrower
Mercenary

Rating: 3.69
114 votes
115
Running Wild
The Rivalry

Rating: 3.69
64 votes
116
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

Rating: 3.69
24 votes
117
Stratovarius
Destiny

Rating: 3.68
366 votes
118
Kilgore
A Search for Reason

Rating: 3.68
22 votes
119
Moonspell
Sin/Pecado

Rating: 3.68
84 votes
120
Nile
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka

Rating: 3.67
660 votes
121
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

Rating: 3.67
94 votes
122
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

Rating: 3.67
464 votes
123
12 Rods
Split Personalities

Rating: 3.67
12 votes
124
earthtone9
Lo-Def(inition) Discord

Rating: 3.67
12 votes
125
Pitchshifter
www.pitchshifter.com

Rating: 3.66
136 votes
126
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

Rating: 3.66
57 votes
127
Exhumed
Gore Metal

Rating: 3.66
38 votes
128
Helloween
Better Than Raw

Rating: 3.66
418 votes
129
Garden of Shadows
Heart of the Corona

Rating: 3.65
40 votes
130
HammerFall
Legacy of Kings

Rating: 3.65
134 votes
131
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

Rating: 3.65
17 votes
132
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

Rating: 3.64
262 votes
133
Negura Bunget
Sala Molksa

Rating: 3.64
36 votes
134
Madball
Look My Way

Rating: 3.64
18 votes
135
Within Temptation
The Dance

Rating: 3.63
28 votes
136
Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi

Rating: 3.63
59 votes
137
Arghoslent
Galloping Through the Battle Ruins

Rating: 3.62
219 votes
138
Primal Fear
Primal Fear

Rating: 3.62
70 votes
139
Stars of the Lid
Per Aspera Ad Astra

Rating: 3.62
41 votes
140
Bal-Sagoth
Battle Magic

Rating: 3.62
39 votes
141
Thorns
Thorns vs Emperor (split w/ Emperor)

Rating: 3.62
13 votes
142
Borknagar
The Archaic Course

Rating: 3.61
130 votes
143
Malevolent Creation
The Fine Art of Murder

Rating: 3.61
82 votes
144
King Diamond
Voodoo

Rating: 3.61
186 votes
145
Amon Amarth
Once Sent from the Golden Hall

Rating: 3.6
668 votes
146
Evergrey
The Dark Discovery

Rating: 3.6
78 votes
147
Ulver
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

Rating: 3.6
200 votes
148
Fuel
Sunburn

Rating: 3.6
141 votes
149
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

Rating: 3.59
337 votes
150
Absu
In the Eyes of Ioldánach

Rating: 3.58
12 votes
151
Catamenia
Halls Of Frozen North

Rating: 3.58
19 votes
152
Cannibal Corpse
Gallery of Suicide

Rating: 3.58
375 votes
153
Circle of Dust
Disengage

Rating: 3.58
13 votes
154
Stuck Mojo
Rising

Rating: 3.58
20 votes
155
Nocturnal Breed
No Retreat... No Surrender

Rating: 3.57
14 votes
156
Merzbow
1930

Rating: 3.56
70 votes
157
Yngwie Malmsteen
Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra

Rating: 3.56
80 votes
158
...and Oceans
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

Rating: 3.56
16 votes
159
Angra
Fireworks

Rating: 3.56
146 votes
160
Riot
Inishmore

Rating: 3.56
18 votes
161
Graveland
Immortal Pride

Rating: 3.55
19 votes
162
Threshold
Clone

Rating: 3.55
40 votes
163
Shining (SWE)
Submit to Selfdestruction

Rating: 3.55
30 votes
164
Freak Kitchen
Freak Kitchen

Rating: 3.54
13 votes
165
Katatonia
Saw You Drown

Rating: 3.54
81 votes
166
Naglfar
Diabolical

Rating: 3.54
57 votes
167
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

Rating: 3.53
32 votes
168
Vintersorg
Hedniskhjartad

Rating: 3.53
32 votes
169
Carpathian Forest
Black Shining Leather

Rating: 3.52
50 votes
170
King's X
Tape Head

Rating: 3.51
35 votes
171
Korn
Follow the Leader

Rating: 3.5
3492 votes
172
Sentenced
Frozen

Rating: 3.5
98 votes
173
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

Rating: 3.5
60 votes
174
Balance of Power
Book of Secrets

Rating: 3.5
18 votes
175
The Haunted
The Haunted

Rating: 3.48
258 votes
176
Ultraspank
Ultraspank

Rating: 3.48
25 votes
177
Limbonic Art
Epitome Of Illusion

Rating: 3.47
17 votes
178
Enslaved
Blodhemn

Rating: 3.46
256 votes
179
Crimson Moonlight
Eternal Emperor

Rating: 3.45
22 votes
180
Marduk
Nightwing

Rating: 3.45
63 votes
181
Benediction
Grind Bastard

Rating: 3.45
21 votes
182
Agnostic Front
Something's Gotta Give

Rating: 3.45
37 votes
183
Solitude Aeturnus
Adagio

Rating: 3.43
44 votes
184
Soulfly
Soulfly

Rating: 3.43
618 votes
185
Swordmaster
Moribund Transgoria

Rating: 3.42
12 votes
186
Funeral Mist
Devilry

Rating: 3.42
12 votes
187
Poison the Well
Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Rating: 3.4
126 votes
188
Soilwork
Steelbath Suicide

Rating: 3.4
759 votes
189
Steve Vai
Flex-Able Leftovers

Rating: 3.4
29 votes
190
Rage
XIII

Rating: 3.39
38 votes
191
Anvil
Speed of Sound

Rating: 3.39
42 votes
192
DIR EN GREY
-I'll-

Rating: 3.38
36 votes
193
Orgy
Candyass

Rating: 3.37
334 votes
194
Behemoth
Pandemonic Incantations

Rating: 3.36
268 votes
195
Pro-Pain
Pro-Pain

Rating: 3.36
14 votes
196
Godsmack
Godsmack

Rating: 3.33
1138 votes
197
Mercenary
First Breath

Rating: 3.32
22 votes
198
Blue Oyster Cult
Heaven Forbid

Rating: 3.31
37 votes
199
Dimmu Borgir
Godless Savage Garden

Rating: 3.28
97 votes
200
Lunar Aurora
Seelenfeuer

Rating: 3.27
11 votes



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