Best Metal Albums of 1998

Genre:  Year:  

01
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

Rating: 4.38
4060 votes
02
Gorguts
Obscura

Rating: 4.34
1322 votes
03
Virgin Steele
Invictus

Rating: 4.31
126 votes
04
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

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

Rating: 4.28
1430 votes
06
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aegis

Rating: 4.26
108 votes
07
Samael
Exodus

Rating: 4.24
38 votes
08
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

Rating: 4.24
442 votes
09
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

Rating: 4.22
4260 votes
10
Saviour Machine
Legend Part II

Rating: 4.21
12 votes
11
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

Rating: 4.2
92 votes
12
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

Rating: 4.2
261 votes
13
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

Rating: 4.19
36 votes
14
The Chasm
Deathcult For Eternity; The Triumph

Rating: 4.19
36 votes
15
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

Rating: 4.18
62 votes
16
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

Rating: 4.16
80 votes
17
Dan Swano
Moontower

Rating: 4.16
675 votes
18
Therion
Vovin

Rating: 4.14
129 votes
19
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

Rating: 4.13
20 votes
20
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

Rating: 4.13
16 votes
21
Sex Machineguns
Sex Machinegun

Rating: 4.13
12 votes
22
Forest of Shadows
Under The Dying Sun

Rating: 4.13
12 votes
23
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

Rating: 4.12
25 votes
24
Bethlehem
S.U.I.Z.I.D

Rating: 4.12
39 votes
25
Sculptured
The Spear Of The Lily Is Aureoled

Rating: 4.11
14 votes
26
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

Rating: 4.09
338 votes
27
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

Rating: 4.09
50 votes
28
Nightwish
Oceanborn

Rating: 4.09
570 votes
29
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

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

Rating: 4.08
12 votes
31
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

Rating: 4.08
342 votes
32
System of a Down
System of a Down

Rating: 4.08
6134 votes
33
Kekal
Beyond The Glimpse of Dreams

Rating: 4.07
14 votes
34
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

Rating: 4.06
179 votes
35
Grief
Torso

Rating: 4.06
18 votes
36
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

Rating: 4.05
20 votes
37
Anathema
Alternative 4

Rating: 4.05
502 votes
38
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

Rating: 4.05
62 votes
39
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

Rating: 4.05
96 votes
40
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

Rating: 4.03
40 votes
41
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

Rating: 4.02
69 votes
42
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

Rating: 4.02
203 votes
43
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

Rating: 4.02
58 votes
44
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

Rating: 4
1350 votes
45
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

Rating: 4
30 votes
46
Skepticism
Aes(EP)

Rating: 4
24 votes
47
Unholy (FIN)
Rapture

Rating: 4
15 votes
48
Solstice (Metal)
New Dark Age

Rating: 4
15 votes
49
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

Rating: 3.99
92 votes
50
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

Rating: 3.98
31 votes
51
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

Rating: 3.98
2228 votes
52
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

Rating: 3.98
166 votes
53
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

Rating: 3.98
101 votes
54
System of a Down
Sugar

Rating: 3.98
166 votes
55
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

Rating: 3.97
33 votes
56
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

Rating: 3.97
334 votes
57
X Japan
The Last Song

Rating: 3.96
82 votes
58
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

Rating: 3.96
102 votes
59
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

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

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

Rating: 3.96
461 votes
62
The Sins of Thy Beloved
Lake of Sorrow

Rating: 3.95
21 votes
63
Boris
Amplifier Worship

Rating: 3.94
550 votes
64
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

Rating: 3.94
78 votes
65
Odium (NOR)
The Sad Realm of the Stars

Rating: 3.92
18 votes
66
Fear Factory
Obsolete

Rating: 3.91
1178 votes
67
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

Rating: 3.9
410 votes
68
Botch
American Nervoso

Rating: 3.9
530 votes
69
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

Rating: 3.89
140 votes
70
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

Rating: 3.88
34 votes
71
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

Rating: 3.88
66 votes
72
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

Rating: 3.88
53 votes
73
Extol
Burial

Rating: 3.88
219 votes
74
Conception
Flow

Rating: 3.88
48 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
263 votes
78
DIR EN GREY
Jealous

Rating: 3.86
33 votes
79
Mithotyn
King of the Distant Forest

Rating: 3.86
18 votes
80
Cryptopsy
Whisper Supremacy

Rating: 3.85
409 votes
81
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing

Rating: 3.85
962 votes
82
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

Rating: 3.83
138 votes
83
Angel Dust
Border of Reality

Rating: 3.83
36 votes
84
Hecate Enthroned
Dark Requiems And The Unsilent Massacre

Rating: 3.83
18 votes
85
Anata
The Infernal Depths of Hatred

Rating: 3.83
124 votes
86
Katatonia
Discouraged Ones

Rating: 3.82
984 votes
87
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

Rating: 3.82
14 votes
88
Aeternus
...and So the Night Became

Rating: 3.82
44 votes
89
Beheaded
Perpetual Mockery

Rating: 3.82
11 votes
90
Frozen Shadows
Dans les Bras des Immortels

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

Rating: 3.81
16 votes
92
Primordial
A Journey's End

Rating: 3.8
55 votes
93
Soilent Green
Sewn Mouth Secrets

Rating: 3.79
39 votes
94
Savatage
The Wake Of Magellan

Rating: 3.79
276 votes
95
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Under the Running Board

Rating: 3.79
408 votes
96
Apocalyptica
Inquisition Symphony

Rating: 3.79
124 votes
97
Symphony X
Twilight in Olympus

Rating: 3.79
608 votes
98
Rammstein
Sehnsucht

Rating: 3.79
792 votes
99
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

Rating: 3.79
49 votes
100
Nokturnal Mortum
To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire

Rating: 3.76
38 votes
101
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

Rating: 3.76
69 votes
102
Judas Iscariot
Distant In Solitary Night

Rating: 3.76
23 votes
103
All Out War
For Those Who Were Crucified

Rating: 3.75
44 votes
104
Old Man's Child
Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion

Rating: 3.74
38 votes
105
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

Rating: 3.73
177 votes
106
Cephalic Carnage
Exploiting Dysfunction

Rating: 3.73
67 votes
107
Evanescence
Evanescence EP

Rating: 3.71
49 votes
108
Windy and Carl
Depths

Rating: 3.71
14 votes
109
Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied

Rating: 3.71
24 votes
110
Paul Gilbert
Flying Dog

Rating: 3.71
12 votes
111
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

Rating: 3.7
874 votes
112
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

Rating: 3.7
25 votes
113
Bolt Thrower
Mercenary

Rating: 3.69
115 votes
114
Stratovarius
Destiny

Rating: 3.69
363 votes
115
Kilgore
A Search for Reason

Rating: 3.68
22 votes
116
Morning Again
As Tradition Dies Slowly

Rating: 3.68
11 votes
117
Moonspell
Sin/Pecado

Rating: 3.68
83 votes
118
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

Rating: 3.67
463 votes
119
Nile
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka

Rating: 3.67
656 votes
120
12 Rods
Split Personalities

Rating: 3.67
12 votes
121
earthtone9
Lo-Def(inition) Discord

Rating: 3.67
12 votes
122
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

Rating: 3.66
92 votes
123
Pitchshifter
www.pitchshifter.com

Rating: 3.66
136 votes
124
Running Wild
The Rivalry

Rating: 3.66
62 votes
125
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

Rating: 3.66
57 votes
126
Exhumed
Gore Metal

Rating: 3.66
38 votes
127
Helloween
Better Than Raw

Rating: 3.65
414 votes
128
Garden of Shadows
Heart of the Corona

Rating: 3.65
40 votes
129
Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi

Rating: 3.65
57 votes
130
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

Rating: 3.65
17 votes
131
HammerFall
Legacy of Kings

Rating: 3.64
134 votes
132
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

Rating: 3.64
260 votes
133
Negura Bunget
Sala Molksa

Rating: 3.64
36 votes
134
Madball
Look My Way

Rating: 3.64
18 votes
135
Arghoslent
Galloping Through the Battle Ruins

Rating: 3.63
213 votes
136
Within Temptation
The Dance

Rating: 3.63
28 votes
137
Primal Fear
Primal Fear

Rating: 3.62
70 votes
138
Stars of the Lid
Per Aspera Ad Astra

Rating: 3.61
40 votes
139
King Diamond
Voodoo

Rating: 3.61
186 votes
140
Amon Amarth
Once Sent from the Golden Hall

Rating: 3.61
656 votes
141
Evergrey
The Dark Discovery

Rating: 3.6
117 votes
142
Fuel
Sunburn

Rating: 3.6
140 votes
143
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

Rating: 3.6
335 votes
144
Borknagar
The Archaic Course

Rating: 3.6
132 votes
145
Ulver
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

Rating: 3.59
199 votes
146
Absu
In the Eyes of Ioldánach

Rating: 3.58
12 votes
147
Finger Eleven
Tip

Rating: 3.58
101 votes
148
Circle of Dust
Disengage

Rating: 3.58
13 votes
149
Stuck Mojo
Rising

Rating: 3.58
20 votes
150
Cannibal Corpse
Gallery of Suicide

Rating: 3.57
742 votes
151
Nocturnal Breed
No Retreat... No Surrender

Rating: 3.57
14 votes
152
Thorns
Thorns vs Emperor (split w/ Emperor)

Rating: 3.57
14 votes
153
...and Oceans
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

Rating: 3.56
16 votes
154
Angra
Fireworks

Rating: 3.56
146 votes
155
Yngwie Malmsteen
Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra

Rating: 3.55
78 votes
156
Shining (SWE)
Submit to Selfdestruction

Rating: 3.55
30 votes
157
Merzbow
1930

Rating: 3.54
69 votes
158
Bal-Sagoth
Battle Magic

Rating: 3.54
37 votes
159
Malevolent Creation
The Fine Art of Murder

Rating: 3.54
78 votes
160
Katatonia
Saw You Drown

Rating: 3.54
78 votes
161
Freak Kitchen
Freak Kitchen

Rating: 3.54
13 votes
162
Naglfar
Diabolical

Rating: 3.54
57 votes
163
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

Rating: 3.53
58 votes
164
Vintersorg
Hedniskhjartad

Rating: 3.53
32 votes
165
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

Rating: 3.53
32 votes
166
King's X
Tape Head

Rating: 3.53
34 votes
167
Catamenia
Halls Of Frozen North

Rating: 3.53
20 votes
168
Sentenced
Frozen

Rating: 3.52
94 votes
169
Carpathian Forest
Black Shining Leather

Rating: 3.51
51 votes
170
Korn
Follow the Leader

Rating: 3.5
3458 votes
171
Threshold
Clone

Rating: 3.5
36 votes
172
Ultraspank
Ultraspank

Rating: 3.5
24 votes
173
Graveland
Immortal Pride

Rating: 3.5
20 votes
174
The Haunted
The Haunted

Rating: 3.48
246 votes
175
Limbonic Art
Epitome Of Illusion

Rating: 3.47
17 votes
176
Enslaved
Blodhemn

Rating: 3.46
256 votes
177
Crimson Moonlight
Eternal Emperor

Rating: 3.45
22 votes
178
Marduk
Nightwing

Rating: 3.45
64 votes
179
Benediction
Grind Bastard

Rating: 3.45
21 votes
180
Agnostic Front
Something's Gotta Give

Rating: 3.44
36 votes
181
Riot
Inishmore

Rating: 3.44
24 votes
182
Soulfly
Soulfly

Rating: 3.43
618 votes
183
Poison the Well
Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Rating: 3.42
127 votes
184
Balance of Power
Book of Secrets

Rating: 3.42
18 votes
185
Funeral Mist
Devilry

Rating: 3.42
12 votes
186
Swordmaster
Moribund Transgoria

Rating: 3.42
12 votes
187
Rage
XIII

Rating: 3.39
38 votes
188
Soilwork
Steelbath Suicide

Rating: 3.39
750 votes
189
Anvil
Speed of Sound

Rating: 3.38
39 votes
190
Orgy
Candyass

Rating: 3.38
332 votes
191
Steve Vai
Flex-Able Leftovers

Rating: 3.38
29 votes
192
DIR EN GREY
-I'll-

Rating: 3.38
36 votes
193
Solitude Aeturnus
Adagio

Rating: 3.36
63 votes
194
Pro-Pain
Pro-Pain

Rating: 3.36
14 votes
195
Behemoth
Pandemonic Incantations

Rating: 3.35
270 votes
196
Godsmack
Godsmack

Rating: 3.33
1134 votes
197
Mercenary
First Breath

Rating: 3.32
22 votes
198
Blue Oyster Cult
Heaven Forbid

Rating: 3.31
37 votes
199
Pig Destroyer
Explosions in Ward 6

Rating: 3.28
81 votes
200
Lunar Aurora
Seelenfeuer

Rating: 3.27
11 votes



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