Best Metal Albums of 1998


01
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.38
4254 votes
02
Gorguts
Obscura

4.37
1448 votes
03
Unholy (FIN)
Rapture

4.3
15 votes
04
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.29
90 votes
05
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.28
2265 votes
06
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

4.26
19 votes
07
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aegis

4.26
113 votes
08
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.24
490 votes
09
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

4.22
4464 votes
10
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

4.21
38 votes
11
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.2
271 votes
12
Samael
Exodus

4.19
36 votes
13
The Chasm
Deathcult For Eternity; The Triumph

4.19
43 votes
14
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

4.16
104 votes
15
Bethlehem
S.U.I.Z.I.D

4.15
39 votes
16
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

4.15
17 votes
17
Sculptured
The Spear Of The Lily Is Aureoled

4.14
14 votes
18
Dan Swano
Moontower

4.13
690 votes
19
Grief
Torso

4.13
24 votes
20
Kekal
Beyond The Glimpse of Dreams

4.13
16 votes
21
Therion
Vovin

4.12
137 votes
22
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4.12
82 votes
23
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

4.11
362 votes
24
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.1
250 votes
25
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.09
74 votes
26
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.09
605 votes
27
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

4.09
27 votes
28
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

4.09
46 votes
29
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
6348 votes
30
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

4.08
26 votes
31
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

4.08
26 votes
32
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

4.07
69 votes
33
Tarot
For The Glory Of Nothing

4.07
14 votes
34
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.07
52 votes
35
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.06
96 votes
36
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.06
193 votes
37
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.05
529 votes
38
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

4.05
38 votes
39
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

4.05
98 votes
40
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

4.02
33 votes
41
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

4.01
209 votes
42
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

4
1404 votes
43
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

4
116 votes
44
X Japan
The Last Song

4
86 votes
45
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

4
58 votes
46
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

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

4
30 votes
48
Skepticism
Aes(EP)

4
26 votes
49
The Sins of Thy Beloved
Lake of Sorrow

4
24 votes
50
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

4
21 votes
51
Therapy?
Semi-Detached

3.99
49 votes
52
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

3.98
176 votes
53
Solstice (Metal)
New Dark Age

3.98
63 votes
54
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

3.97
3525 votes
55
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

3.96
100 votes
56
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

3.96
690 votes
57
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.95
592 votes
58
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

3.95
484 votes
59
System of a Down
Sugar

3.95
158 votes
60
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

3.95
164 votes
61
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

3.94
101 votes
62
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.92
1230 votes
63
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

3.91
147 votes
64
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

3.91
68 votes
65
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

3.9
87 votes
66
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.89
38 votes
67
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

3.89
424 votes
68
Extol
Burial

3.89
222 votes
69
Botch
American Nervoso

3.88
555 votes
70
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

3.88
56 votes
71
Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment

3.88
274 votes
72
Conception
Flow

3.88
66 votes
73
Mago de Oz
La Leyenda de la Mancha

3.86
36 votes
74
Cryptopsy
Whisper Supremacy

3.86
441 votes
75
Thyrfing
Thyrfing

3.86
21 votes
76
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing

3.85
1014 votes
77
Dir En Grey
Jealous

3.85
30 votes
78
Mithotyn
King of the Distant Forest

3.85
20 votes
79
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

3.84
16 votes
80
Aeternus
...and So the Night Became

3.84
50 votes
81
Soilent Green
Sewn Mouth Secrets

3.83
90 votes
82
Hecate Enthroned
Dark Requiems And The Unsilent Massacre

3.83
36 votes
83
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

3.83
144 votes
84
Odium (NOR)
The Sad Realm of the Stars

3.83
20 votes
85
Anata
The Infernal Depths of Hatred

3.82
128 votes
86
Katatonia
Discouraged Ones

3.81
690 votes
87
U.D.O.
No Limits

3.81
16 votes
88
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

3.81
49 votes
89
Savatage
The Wake Of Magellan

3.8
291 votes
90
All Out War
For Those Who Were Crucified

3.8
50 votes
91
Angel Dust
Border of Reality

3.8
40 votes
92
Buzzov-en
...At A Loss

3.79
24 votes
93
Rammstein
Sehnsucht

3.79
831 votes
94
Primordial
A Journey's End

3.79
63 votes
95
Absu
In the Eyes of Ioldánach

3.79
14 votes
96
Apocalyptica
Inquisition Symphony

3.78
130 votes
97
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Under the Running Board

3.78
419 votes
98
Symphony X
Twilight in Olympus

3.78
628 votes
99
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

3.77
75 votes
100
Judas Iscariot
Distant In Solitary Night

3.77
28 votes
101
Nokturnal Mortum
To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire

3.77
43 votes
102
Old Man's Child
Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion

3.77
43 votes
103
Nasum
Inhale/Exhale

3.75
121 votes
104
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

3.75
970 votes
105
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

3.72
104 votes
106
Thorns
Thorns vs Emperor (split w/ Emperor)

3.71
14 votes
107
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

3.71
187 votes
108
Stratovarius
Destiny

3.71
384 votes
109
Cephalic Carnage
Exploiting Dysfunction

3.7
69 votes
110
Running Wild
The Rivalry

3.7
70 votes
111
Bolt Thrower
Mercenary

3.69
236 votes
112
Arghoslent
Galloping Through the Battle Ruins

3.69
222 votes
113
Pitchshifter
www.pitchshifter.com

3.69
138 votes
114
Moonspell
Sin/Pecado

3.69
85 votes
115
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

3.69
27 votes
116
Kilgore
A Search for Reason

3.68
22 votes
117
Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied

3.68
28 votes
118
Nile
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka

3.68
692 votes
119
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

3.67
473 votes
120
Exhumed
Gore Metal

3.67
42 votes
121
earthtone9
Lo-Def(inition) Discord

3.67
18 votes
122
Helloween
Better Than Raw

3.66
440 votes
123
HammerFall
Legacy of Kings

3.66
142 votes
124
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.66
57 votes
125
Negura Bunget
Sala Molksa

3.66
38 votes
126
Windy and Carl
Depths

3.66
16 votes
127
Borknagar
The Archaic Course

3.65
140 votes
128
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

3.65
17 votes
129
Catamenia
Halls Of Frozen North

3.64
21 votes
130
Within Temptation
The Dance

3.64
30 votes
131
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

3.64
273 votes
132
Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi

3.64
58 votes
133
Primal Fear
Primal Fear

3.63
36 votes
134
Bal-Sagoth
Battle Magic

3.63
38 votes
135
Stars of the Lid
Per Aspera Ad Astra

3.63
48 votes
136
Amon Amarth
Once Sent from the Golden Hall

3.61
710 votes
137
Evergrey
The Dark Discovery

3.61
80 votes
138
Stuck Mojo
Rising

3.61
19 votes
139
Madball
Look My Way

3.61
19 votes
140
Malevolent Creation
The Fine Art of Murder

3.6
86 votes
141
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

3.6
359 votes
142
Garden of Shadows
Heart of the Corona

3.6
40 votes
143
Fuel
Sunburn

3.6
143 votes
144
Ulver
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

3.6
211 votes
145
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

3.6
62 votes
146
King Diamond
Voodoo

3.59
303 votes
147
Graveland
Immortal Pride

3.58
20 votes
148
Cannibal Corpse
Gallery of Suicide

3.57
399 votes
149
Nocturnal Breed
No Retreat... No Surrender

3.57
14 votes
150
Vintersorg
Hedniskhjartad

3.56
32 votes
151
Merzbow
1930

3.56
74 votes
152
Naglfar
Diabolical

3.56
58 votes
153
...and Oceans
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

3.56
17 votes
154
Angra
Fireworks

3.55
150 votes
155
Sentenced
Frozen

3.54
100 votes
156
Circle of Dust
Disengage

3.53
15 votes
157
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

3.53
32 votes
158
Yngwie Malmsteen
Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra

3.53
78 votes
159
Katatonia
Saw You Drown

3.52
56 votes
160
The Haunted
The Haunted

3.51
266 votes
161
Carpathian Forest
Black Shining Leather

3.51
56 votes
162
Korn
Follow the Leader

3.51
3584 votes
163
King's X
Tape Head

3.5
39 votes
164
Freak Kitchen
Freak Kitchen

3.5
15 votes
165
Funeral Mist
Devilry

3.5
13 votes
166
Marduk
Nightwing

3.49
148 votes
167
Solitude Aeturnus
Adagio

3.48
50 votes
168
Ultraspank
Ultraspank

3.48
27 votes
169
Limbonic Art
Epitome Of Illusion

3.48
21 votes
170
Shining (SWE)
Submit to Selfdestruction

3.45
33 votes
171
Crimson Moonlight
Eternal Emperor

3.45
22 votes
172
Enslaved
Blodhemn

3.45
276 votes
173
Riot
Inishmore

3.44
18 votes
174
Benediction
Grind Bastard

3.43
22 votes
175
Threshold
Clone

3.43
40 votes
176
Steve Vai
Flex-Able Leftovers

3.42
32 votes
177
Agnostic Front
Something's Gotta Give

3.42
38 votes
178
Rage
XIII

3.42
38 votes
179
Soulfly
Soulfly

3.42
632 votes
180
Balance of Power
Book of Secrets

3.42
18 votes
181
Poison the Well
Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

3.41
129 votes
182
Dir En Grey
-I'll-

3.41
33 votes
183
Soilwork
Steelbath Suicide

3.39
771 votes
184
Anvil
Speed of Sound

3.39
42 votes
185
Orgy
Candyass

3.38
346 votes
186
Behemoth
Pandemonic Incantations

3.35
278 votes
187
Godsmack
Godsmack

3.32
1160 votes
188
Galactic Cowboys
At The End Of The Day

3.31
16 votes
189
Krisiun
Apocalyptic Revelation

3.29
29 votes
190
Dimmu Borgir
Godless Savage Garden

3.29
100 votes
191
Raise Hell
Holy Target

3.28
18 votes
192
Abigor
Supreme Immortal Art

3.27
24 votes
193
Mercenary
First Breath

3.27
26 votes
194
Blue Oyster Cult
Heaven Forbid

3.26
39 votes
195
Sinister
Aggressive Measures

3.25
24 votes
196
Agathodaimon
Blacken the Angel

3.25
16 votes
197
Septicflesh
A Fallen Temple

3.24
49 votes
198
Gorgoroth
Destroyer

3.24
115 votes
199
Cathedral
Caravan Beyond Redemption

3.24
72 votes
200
Einherjer
Odin Owns Ye All

3.23
30 votes



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