Best Metal Albums of 1998


01
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.38
4146 votes
02
Gorguts
Obscura

4.35
1380 votes
03
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

4.3
20 votes
04
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.3
126 votes
05
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.28
2211 votes
06
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aegis

4.25
110 votes
07
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.25
476 votes
08
Samael
Exodus

4.24
34 votes
09
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

4.22
4376 votes
10
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

4.2
96 votes
11
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.2
261 votes
12
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

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

4.18
40 votes
14
Therion
Vovin

4.15
132 votes
15
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

4.15
17 votes
16
Dan Swano
Moontower

4.14
672 votes
17
Bethlehem
S.U.I.Z.I.D

4.14
33 votes
18
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

4.12
26 votes
19
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4.11
81 votes
20
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

4.11
28 votes
21
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

4.1
344 votes
22
Grief
Torso

4.1
20 votes
23
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

4.09
66 votes
24
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.09
597 votes
25
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.08
244 votes
26
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
6252 votes
27
Sculptured
The Spear Of The Lily Is Aureoled

4.08
13 votes
28
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.08
99 votes
29
Kekal
Beyond The Glimpse of Dreams

4.07
14 votes
30
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.06
50 votes
31
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.06
185 votes
32
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.06
521 votes
33
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

4.05
38 votes
34
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

4.05
98 votes
35
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

4.03
64 votes
36
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.03
66 votes
37
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

4.02
22 votes
38
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

4.02
26 votes
39
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

4.01
203 votes
40
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

4
1383 votes
41
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

4
35 votes
42
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

4
30 votes
43
Skepticism
Aes(EP)

4
24 votes
44
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

3.99
100 votes
45
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

3.99
170 votes
46
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

3.98
31 votes
47
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

3.98
3438 votes
48
Solstice (Metal)
New Dark Age

3.97
51 votes
49
X Japan
The Last Song

3.96
82 votes
50
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

3.96
78 votes
51
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

3.96
52 votes
52
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

3.96
338 votes
53
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

3.95
110 votes
54
The Sins of Thy Beloved
Lake of Sorrow

3.95
22 votes
55
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

3.95
471 votes
56
System of a Down
Sugar

3.94
158 votes
57
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.94
570 votes
58
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

3.94
101 votes
59
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.92
1206 votes
60
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

3.91
68 votes
61
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

3.9
142 votes
62
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.89
38 votes
63
Botch
American Nervoso

3.89
543 votes
64
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

3.89
416 votes
65
Extol
Burial

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

3.88
37 votes
67
Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment

3.88
272 votes
68
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

3.88
52 votes
69
Thyrfing
Thyrfing

3.88
20 votes
70
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

3.87
81 votes
71
Conception
Flow

3.86
58 votes
72
Cryptopsy
Whisper Supremacy

3.85
423 votes
73
DIR EN GREY
Jealous

3.85
30 votes
74
Mithotyn
King of the Distant Forest

3.85
20 votes
75
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing

3.85
988 votes
76
Odium (NOR)
The Sad Realm of the Stars

3.84
19 votes
77
Soilent Green
Sewn Mouth Secrets

3.84
86 votes
78
Hecate Enthroned
Dark Requiems And The Unsilent Massacre

3.83
36 votes
79
Angel Dust
Border of Reality

3.83
36 votes
80
Anata
The Infernal Depths of Hatred

3.83
126 votes
81
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

3.82
14 votes
82
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

3.82
140 votes
83
Katatonia
Discouraged Ones

3.81
672 votes
84
Aeternus
...and So the Night Became

3.8
46 votes
85
Savatage
The Wake Of Magellan

3.8
282 votes
86
Apocalyptica
Inquisition Symphony

3.79
127 votes
87
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

3.79
50 votes
88
Rammstein
Sehnsucht

3.79
812 votes
89
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Under the Running Board

3.79
412 votes
90
Absu
In the Eyes of Ioldánach

3.79
14 votes
91
Symphony X
Twilight in Olympus

3.78
620 votes
92
Primordial
A Journey's End

3.77
57 votes
93
Old Man's Child
Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion

3.77
41 votes
94
Judas Iscariot
Distant In Solitary Night

3.76
25 votes
95
Nokturnal Mortum
To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire

3.76
39 votes
96
All Out War
For Those Who Were Crucified

3.75
48 votes
97
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

3.74
72 votes
98
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

3.73
180 votes
99
Buzzov-en
...At A Loss

3.72
18 votes
100
Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied

3.72
25 votes
101
Windy and Carl
Depths

3.71
14 votes
102
Thorns
Thorns vs Emperor (split w/ Emperor)

3.71
14 votes
103
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

3.71
911 votes
104
Bolt Thrower
Mercenary

3.7
116 votes
105
Cephalic Carnage
Exploiting Dysfunction

3.69
67 votes
106
Stratovarius
Destiny

3.69
372 votes
107
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

3.68
98 votes
108
Running Wild
The Rivalry

3.68
66 votes
109
Kilgore
A Search for Reason

3.68
22 votes
110
Nile
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka

3.67
678 votes
111
Arghoslent
Galloping Through the Battle Ruins

3.67
213 votes
112
Pitchshifter
www.pitchshifter.com

3.67
138 votes
113
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

3.67
468 votes
114
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

3.66
25 votes
115
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.66
57 votes
116
Exhumed
Gore Metal

3.66
38 votes
117
Helloween
Better Than Raw

3.66
426 votes
118
Moonspell
Sin/Pecado

3.65
84 votes
119
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

3.65
264 votes
120
HammerFall
Legacy of Kings

3.65
136 votes
121
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

3.65
17 votes
122
Negura Bunget
Sala Molksa

3.64
36 votes
123
Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi

3.63
58 votes
124
Evergrey
The Dark Discovery

3.63
80 votes
125
Garden of Shadows
Heart of the Corona

3.63
40 votes
126
Primal Fear
Primal Fear

3.62
35 votes
127
Borknagar
The Archaic Course

3.62
132 votes
128
Stars of the Lid
Per Aspera Ad Astra

3.61
41 votes
129
Malevolent Creation
The Fine Art of Murder

3.61
84 votes
130
Circle of Dust
Disengage

3.61
14 votes
131
Ulver
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

3.61
206 votes
132
Madball
Look My Way

3.61
19 votes
133
Amon Amarth
Once Sent from the Golden Hall

3.6
678 votes
134
King Diamond
Voodoo

3.6
186 votes
135
Fuel
Sunburn

3.6
140 votes
136
Catamenia
Halls Of Frozen North

3.6
20 votes
137
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

3.59
349 votes
138
Cannibal Corpse
Gallery of Suicide

3.59
382 votes
139
Within Temptation
The Dance

3.58
27 votes
140
Bal-Sagoth
Battle Magic

3.58
37 votes
141
Graveland
Immortal Pride

3.58
20 votes
142
Freak Kitchen
Freak Kitchen

3.57
14 votes
143
Nocturnal Breed
No Retreat... No Surrender

3.57
14 votes
144
Merzbow
1930

3.57
71 votes
145
...and Oceans
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

3.56
16 votes
146
Sentenced
Frozen

3.55
100 votes
147
Stuck Mojo
Rising

3.55
20 votes
148
Angra
Fireworks

3.55
146 votes
149
Naglfar
Diabolical

3.54
57 votes
150
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

3.53
58 votes
151
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

3.53
32 votes
152
Vintersorg
Hedniskhjartad

3.53
32 votes
153
Yngwie Malmsteen
Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra

3.53
78 votes
154
Katatonia
Saw You Drown

3.52
54 votes
155
Carpathian Forest
Black Shining Leather

3.51
51 votes
156
Korn
Follow the Leader

3.5
3530 votes
157
King's X
Tape Head

3.5
39 votes
158
Shining (SWE)
Submit to Selfdestruction

3.5
24 votes
159
Limbonic Art
Epitome Of Illusion

3.5
18 votes
160
The Haunted
The Haunted

3.49
262 votes
161
Ultraspank
Ultraspank

3.48
25 votes
162
Threshold
Clone

3.48
40 votes
163
Enslaved
Blodhemn

3.46
258 votes
164
Marduk
Nightwing

3.46
64 votes
165
Crimson Moonlight
Eternal Emperor

3.45
22 votes
166
Benediction
Grind Bastard

3.45
21 votes
167
Agnostic Front
Something's Gotta Give

3.45
37 votes
168
Riot
Inishmore

3.44
16 votes
169
Soulfly
Soulfly

3.43
620 votes
170
Balance of Power
Book of Secrets

3.42
18 votes
171
Poison the Well
Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

3.41
127 votes
172
DIR EN GREY
-I'll-

3.41
33 votes
173
Steve Vai
Flex-Able Leftovers

3.4
30 votes
174
Soilwork
Steelbath Suicide

3.4
762 votes
175
Solitude Aeturnus
Adagio

3.4
46 votes
176
Rage
XIII

3.39
38 votes
177
Anvil
Speed of Sound

3.39
42 votes
178
Orgy
Candyass

3.37
338 votes
179
Behemoth
Pandemonic Incantations

3.36
270 votes
180
Pro-Pain
Pro-Pain

3.36
14 votes
181
Godsmack
Godsmack

3.33
1144 votes
182
Blue Oyster Cult
Heaven Forbid

3.31
37 votes
183
Krisiun
Apocalyptic Revelation

3.29
29 votes
184
Dimmu Borgir
Godless Savage Garden

3.28
95 votes
185
Mercenary
First Breath

3.27
22 votes
186
Pig Destroyer
Explosions in Ward 6

3.26
88 votes
187
Septicflesh
A Fallen Temple

3.25
48 votes
188
Abigor
Supreme Immortal Art

3.24
23 votes
189
Sinister
Aggressive Measures

3.24
23 votes
190
Einherjer
Odin Owns Ye All

3.23
30 votes
191
Cathedral
Caravan Beyond Redemption

3.23
35 votes
192
Heaven Shall Burn
In Battle There Is No Law

3.22
114 votes
193
Galactic Cowboys
At The End Of The Day

3.22
18 votes
194
Gorgoroth
Destroyer

3.21
112 votes
195
Raise Hell
Holy Target

3.19
16 votes
196
Mortician
Zombie Apocalypse

3.19
16 votes
197
My Dying Bride
34.788%... Complete

3.17
250 votes
198
Front Line Assembly
FLAvour of the Weak

3.17
35 votes
199
Agathodaimon
Blacken the Angel

3.17
15 votes
200
Vanilla Ice
Hard to Swallow

3.15
91 votes



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