Best Metal Albums of 1998


01
Order From Chaos
An Ending In Fire

4.39
27 votes
02
Gorguts
Obscura

4.38
1580 votes
03
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.37
6672 votes
04
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.35
100 votes
05
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.28
2373 votes
06
Time Machines
Time Machines

4.27
13 votes
07
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

4.24
23 votes
08
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.24
512 votes
09
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aegis

4.24
122 votes
10
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

4.22
4600 votes
11
Grief
Torso

4.22
32 votes
12
Samael
Exodus

4.21
38 votes
13
Bethlehem
S.U.I.Z.I.D

4.2
45 votes
14
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

4.2
40 votes
15
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.2
282 votes
16
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

4.18
116 votes
17
Unholy (FIN)
Rapture

4.17
18 votes
18
Buckethead
Colma

4.16
315 votes
19
The Chasm
Deathcult for Eternity: The Triumph

4.15
47 votes
20
Therion
Vovin

4.15
146 votes
21
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

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

4.14
14 votes
23
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

4.13
394 votes
24
Dan Swano
Moontower

4.13
732 votes
25
Kekal
Beyond The Glimpse of Dreams

4.13
16 votes
26
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.12
84 votes
27
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

4.11
62 votes
28
Forest of Shadows
Under The Dying Sun

4.1
15 votes
29
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.09
268 votes
30
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

4.09
73 votes
31
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.09
635 votes
32
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

4.09
46 votes
33
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4.08
83 votes
34
Solstice (UK)
New Dark Age

4.08
72 votes
35
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.08
56 votes
36
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
6494 votes
37
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.08
202 votes
38
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.07
105 votes
39
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.06
549 votes
40
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

4.05
132 votes
41
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

4.05
44 votes
42
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

4.04
28 votes
43
Skepticism
Aes(EP)

4.04
28 votes
44
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

4.03
32 votes
45
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

4.03
102 votes
46
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

4.02
27 votes
47
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

4.01
34 votes
48
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

4.01
224 votes
49
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

4
1437 votes
50
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

4
60 votes
51
Riot
Inishmore

4
28 votes
52
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

4
20 votes
53
Tarot
For The Glory Of Nothing

4
16 votes
54
Saturnus
For the Loveless Lonely Nights

4
16 votes
55
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

3.99
108 votes
56
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

3.98
182 votes
57
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

3.98
2386 votes
58
X Japan
The Last Song

3.98
88 votes
59
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.97
620 votes
60
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

3.96
724 votes
61
System of a Down
Sugar

3.96
156 votes
62
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

3.96
509 votes
63
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

3.96
37 votes
64
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

3.96
172 votes
65
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

3.94
108 votes
66
Eldritch
El Nino

3.93
14 votes
67
The Sins of Thy Beloved
Lake of Sorrow

3.92
26 votes
68
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

3.92
154 votes
69
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

3.92
96 votes
70
Mago de Oz
La Leyenda de la Mancha

3.92
36 votes
71
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

3.91
70 votes
72
Angel Dust
Border of Reality

3.91
46 votes
73
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

3.91
440 votes
74
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.9
42 votes
75
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.9
1284 votes
76
Botch
American Nervoso

3.89
574 votes
77
Extol
Burial

3.89
234 votes
78
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

3.89
59 votes
79
Aeternus
...and So the Night Became

3.88
58 votes
80
Conception
Flow

3.88
66 votes
81
Mithotyn
King of the Distant Forest

3.88
20 votes
82
Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment

3.87
283 votes
83
Cryptopsy
Whisper Supremacy

3.86
912 votes
84
Dir En Grey
Jealous

3.85
30 votes
85
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing

3.85
1056 votes
86
Savatage
The Wake Of Magellan

3.83
306 votes
87
Odium (NOR)
The Sad Realm of the Stars

3.83
20 votes
88
Anata
The Infernal Depths of Hatred

3.82
132 votes
89
Soilent Green
Sewn Mouth Secrets

3.82
98 votes
90
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

3.81
51 votes
91
Bloodlet
The Seraphim Fall

3.81
16 votes
92
Katatonia
Discouraged Ones

3.81
726 votes
93
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

3.81
142 votes
94
Thyrfing
Thyrfing

3.81
21 votes
95
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Under the Running Board

3.79
431 votes
96
Symphony X
Twilight in Olympus

3.79
656 votes
97
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

3.79
77 votes
98
Rammstein
Sehnsucht

3.79
856 votes
99
All Out War
For Those Who Were Crucified

3.79
52 votes
100
Buzzov-en
...At A Loss

3.79
28 votes
101
Desaster
Hellfire's Dominion

3.79
14 votes
102
Running Wild
The Rivalry

3.78
78 votes
103
Primordial
A Journey's End

3.78
66 votes
104
U.D.O.
No Limits

3.78
18 votes
105
Witchery
Restless & Dead

3.77
22 votes
106
Apocalyptica
Inquisition Symphony

3.77
137 votes
107
Judas Iscariot
Distant In Solitary Night

3.76
29 votes
108
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

3.75
1003 votes
109
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

3.74
17 votes
110
Nasum
Inhale/Exhale

3.73
131 votes
111
Stratovarius
Destiny

3.72
402 votes
112
Nokturnal Mortum
To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire

3.72
45 votes
113
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

3.72
120 votes
114
Exhumed
Gore Metal

3.71
46 votes
115
Arghoslent
Galloping Through the Battle Ruins

3.7
228 votes
116
Cephalic Carnage
Exploiting Dysfunction

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

3.7
710 votes
118
Thorns
Thorns vs Emperor (split w/ Emperor)

3.7
15 votes
119
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

3.7
193 votes
120
Moonspell
Sin/Pecado

3.7
93 votes
121
Old Man's Child
Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion

3.7
46 votes
122
Hecate Enthroned
Dark Requiems And The Unsilent Massacre

3.69
42 votes
123
Absu
In the Eyes of Ioldánach

3.69
16 votes
124
Kilgore
A Search for Reason

3.68
22 votes
125
Bolt Thrower
Mercenary

3.68
260 votes
126
HammerFall
Legacy of Kings

3.68
147 votes
127
Helloween
Better Than Raw

3.67
452 votes
128
Within Temptation
The Dance

3.67
31 votes
129
earthtone9
Lo-Def(inition) Discord

3.67
18 votes
130
Tang Dynasty
Epic

3.67
18 votes
131
Pitchshifter
www.pitchshifter.com

3.66
140 votes
132
88 Fingers Louie
Back On The Streets

3.66
31 votes
133
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

3.66
488 votes
134
Windy and Carl
Depths

3.66
16 votes
135
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.66
58 votes
136
Bal-Sagoth
Battle Magic

3.65
84 votes
137
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

3.65
562 votes
138
Negura Bunget
Sala Molksa

3.65
40 votes
139
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

3.65
30 votes
140
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

3.65
17 votes
141
Primal Fear
Primal Fear

3.65
40 votes
142
Cypress Hill
IV

3.63
185 votes
143
Borknagar
The Archaic Course

3.63
148 votes
144
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

3.63
380 votes
145
Unsane
Occupational Hazard

3.63
23 votes
146
Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi

3.62
65 votes
147
Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied

3.62
29 votes
148
Amon Amarth
Once Sent from the Golden Hall

3.62
734 votes
149
King Diamond
Voodoo

3.61
330 votes
150
Catamenia
Halls Of Frozen North

3.61
22 votes
151
Stars of the Lid
Per Aspera Ad Astra

3.61
50 votes
152
Threshold
Clone

3.6
48 votes
153
Stuck Mojo
Rising

3.6
40 votes
154
Evergrey
The Dark Discovery

3.6
126 votes
155
Graveland
Immortal Pride

3.6
21 votes
156
Ulver
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

3.59
225 votes
157
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

3.58
72 votes
158
Malevolent Creation
The Fine Art of Murder

3.57
96 votes
159
Katatonia
Saw You Drown

3.56
62 votes
160
Vintersorg
Hedniskhjartad

3.56
32 votes
161
Naglfar
Diabolical

3.56
59 votes
162
Cannibal Corpse
Gallery of Suicide

3.55
421 votes
163
Angra
Fireworks

3.55
164 votes
164
Garden of Shadows
Heart of the Corona

3.55
42 votes
165
Madball
Look My Way

3.55
21 votes
166
Yngwie Malmsteen
Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra

3.54
82 votes
167
Merzbow
1930

3.53
81 votes
168
King's X
Tape Head

3.53
39 votes
169
Limbonic Art
Epitome Of Illusion

3.52
22 votes
170
Sentenced
Frozen

3.52
106 votes
171
Carpathian Forest
Black Shining Leather

3.52
61 votes
172
The Haunted
The Haunted

3.51
280 votes
173
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

3.5
38 votes
174
...and Oceans
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

3.5
18 votes
175
Freak Kitchen
Freak Kitchen

3.5
15 votes
176
Korn
Follow the Leader

3.5
3674 votes
177
Marduk
Nightwing

3.49
158 votes
178
Ultraspank
Ultraspank

3.48
29 votes
179
Circle of Dust
Disengage

3.47
16 votes
180
Shining (SWE)
Submit to Selfdestruction

3.46
36 votes
181
Enslaved
Blodhemn

3.45
308 votes
182
Crimson Moonlight
Eternal Emperor

3.45
22 votes
183
Solitude Aeturnus
Adagio

3.45
54 votes
184
Benediction
Grind Bastard

3.44
25 votes
185
Agnostic Front
Something's Gotta Give

3.44
39 votes
186
Balance of Power
Book of Secrets

3.43
21 votes
187
Nocturnal Breed
No Retreat... No Surrender

3.43
14 votes
188
Rage
XIII

3.42
38 votes
189
Steve Vai
Flex-Able Leftovers

3.42
31 votes
190
Poison the Well
Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

3.41
133 votes
191
Dir En Grey
-I'll-

3.41
33 votes
192
Soilwork
Steelbath Suicide

3.4
801 votes
193
Whiplash
Thrashback

3.38
13 votes
194
Soulfly
Soulfly

3.38
990 votes
195
Funeral Mist
Devilry

3.38
16 votes
196
Dew-Scented
Innoscent

3.36
14 votes
197
Behemoth
Pandemonic Incantations

3.34
298 votes
198
Orgy
Candyass

3.34
362 votes
199
Agathodaimon
Blacken the Angel

3.32
17 votes
200
Galactic Cowboys
At The End Of The Day

3.31
16 votes



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