Best Metal Albums of 1998

Genre:  Year:  

01
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

Rating: 4.38
4022 votes
02
Gorguts
Obscura

Rating: 4.34
1302 votes
03
Virgin Steele
Invictus

Rating: 4.3
123 votes
04
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

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

Rating: 4.28
1414 votes
06
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aegis

Rating: 4.26
107 votes
07
Samael
Exodus

Rating: 4.24
38 votes
08
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

Rating: 4.24
442 votes
09
The Chasm
Deathcult For Eternity; The Triumph

Rating: 4.22
34 votes
10
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

Rating: 4.22
4218 votes
11
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

Rating: 4.21
92 votes
12
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

Rating: 4.2
255 votes
13
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

Rating: 4.19
36 votes
14
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

Rating: 4.19
62 votes
15
Saviour Machine
Legend Part II

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

Rating: 4.18
80 votes
17
Dan Swano
Moontower

Rating: 4.15
666 votes
18
Therion
Vovin

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

Rating: 4.13
20 votes
20
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

Rating: 4.13
16 votes
21
Forest of Shadows
Under The Dying Sun

Rating: 4.13
12 votes
22
Sex Machineguns
Sex Machinegun

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
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

Rating: 4.09
49 votes
27
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

Rating: 4.09
338 votes
28
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

Rating: 4.08
24 votes
29
Tarot
For The Glory Of Nothing

Rating: 4.08
12 votes
30
Nightwish
Oceanborn

Rating: 4.08
565 votes
31
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

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

Rating: 4.07
6066 votes
33
Kekal
Beyond The Glimpse of Dreams

Rating: 4.07
14 votes
34
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

Rating: 4.06
94 votes
35
Grief
Torso

Rating: 4.06
18 votes
36
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

Rating: 4.05
176 votes
37
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

Rating: 4.05
20 votes
38
Anathema
Alternative 4

Rating: 4.05
498 votes
39
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

Rating: 4.04
61 votes
40
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

Rating: 4.04
56 votes
41
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

Rating: 4.02
69 votes
42
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

Rating: 4.02
198 votes
43
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

Rating: 4
1347 votes
44
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

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

Rating: 4
30 votes
46
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

Rating: 4
29 votes
47
Skepticism
Aes(EP)

Rating: 4
24 votes
48
Unholy (FIN)
Rapture

Rating: 4
15 votes
49
Solstice (Metal)
New Dark Age

Rating: 4
15 votes
50
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

Rating: 3.98
3312 votes
51
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

Rating: 3.98
164 votes
52
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

Rating: 3.98
52 votes
53
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

Rating: 3.98
100 votes
54
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

Rating: 3.98
47 votes
55
The Sins of Thy Beloved
Lake of Sorrow

Rating: 3.98
21 votes
56
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

Rating: 3.97
33 votes
57
Therapy?
Semi-Detached

Rating: 3.97
46 votes
58
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

Rating: 3.97
329 votes
59
X Japan
The Last Song

Rating: 3.96
82 votes
60
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

Rating: 3.96
456 votes
61
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

Rating: 3.96
76 votes
62
Boris
Amplifier Worship

Rating: 3.95
540 votes
63
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

Rating: 3.94
78 votes
64
System of a Down
Sugar

Rating: 3.93
168 votes
65
Odium (NOR)
The Sad Realm of the Stars

Rating: 3.92
18 votes
66
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

Rating: 3.91
94 votes
67
Fear Factory
Obsolete

Rating: 3.91
1162 votes
68
Botch
American Nervoso

Rating: 3.9
526 votes
69
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

Rating: 3.9
408 votes
70
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

Rating: 3.89
139 votes
71
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

Rating: 3.88
66 votes
72
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

Rating: 3.88
52 votes
73
Mago de Oz
La Leyenda de la Mancha

Rating: 3.88
36 votes
74
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

Rating: 3.88
32 votes
75
Thyrfing
Thyrfing

Rating: 3.88
20 votes
76
Extol
Burial

Rating: 3.87
213 votes
77
Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment

Rating: 3.87
261 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
405 votes
81
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing

Rating: 3.84
957 votes
82
Anata
The Infernal Depths of Hatred

Rating: 3.84
124 votes
83
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

Rating: 3.83
138 votes
84
Angel Dust
Border of Reality

Rating: 3.83
36 votes
85
Hecate Enthroned
Dark Requiems And The Unsilent Massacre

Rating: 3.83
18 votes
86
Beheaded
Perpetual Mockery

Rating: 3.83
12 votes
87
Conception
Flow

Rating: 3.83
46 votes
88
Katatonia
Discouraged Ones

Rating: 3.82
656 votes
89
Aeternus
...and So the Night Became

Rating: 3.82
44 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
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

Rating: 3.81
13 votes
93
Primordial
A Journey's End

Rating: 3.8
55 votes
94
Apocalyptica
Inquisition Symphony

Rating: 3.8
123 votes
95
Soilent Green
Sewn Mouth Secrets

Rating: 3.79
39 votes
96
Savatage
The Wake Of Magellan

Rating: 3.79
273 votes
97
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Under the Running Board

Rating: 3.79
814 votes
98
Symphony X
Twilight in Olympus

Rating: 3.79
604 votes
99
Rammstein
Sehnsucht

Rating: 3.79
783 votes
100
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

Rating: 3.79
49 votes
101
Judas Iscariot
Distant In Solitary Night

Rating: 3.76
23 votes
102
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

Rating: 3.75
66 votes
103
All Out War
For Those Who Were Crucified

Rating: 3.75
44 votes
104
Nokturnal Mortum
To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire

Rating: 3.75
38 votes
105
Cephalic Carnage
Exploiting Dysfunction

Rating: 3.74
65 votes
106
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

Rating: 3.74
174 votes
107
Windy and Carl
Depths

Rating: 3.73
13 votes
108
Old Man's Child
Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion

Rating: 3.73
37 votes
109
Evanescence
Evanescence EP

Rating: 3.72
49 votes
110
Paul Gilbert
Flying Dog

Rating: 3.71
12 votes
111
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

Rating: 3.7
865 votes
112
Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied

Rating: 3.69
24 votes
113
Bolt Thrower
Mercenary

Rating: 3.69
113 votes
114
Stratovarius
Destiny

Rating: 3.68
357 votes
115
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

Rating: 3.68
92 votes
116
Garden of Shadows
Heart of the Corona

Rating: 3.68
38 votes
117
Kilgore
A Search for Reason

Rating: 3.68
22 votes
118
Morning Again
As Tradition Dies Slowly

Rating: 3.68
11 votes
119
Moonspell
Sin/Pecado

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

Rating: 3.67
652 votes
121
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

Rating: 3.67
457 votes
122
earthtone9
Lo-Def(inition) Discord

Rating: 3.67
12 votes
123
12 Rods
Split Personalities

Rating: 3.67
12 votes
124
Running Wild
The Rivalry

Rating: 3.66
62 votes
125
Helloween
Better Than Raw

Rating: 3.66
410 votes
126
Exhumed
Gore Metal

Rating: 3.66
76 votes
127
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

Rating: 3.66
57 votes
128
Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi

Rating: 3.65
57 votes
129
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

Rating: 3.65
17 votes
130
Pitchshifter
www.pitchshifter.com

Rating: 3.64
134 votes
131
Madball
Look My Way

Rating: 3.64
18 votes
132
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

Rating: 3.64
258 votes
133
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

Rating: 3.64
22 votes
134
Primal Fear
Primal Fear

Rating: 3.63
68 votes
135
Arghoslent
Galloping Through the Battle Ruins

Rating: 3.63
216 votes
136
HammerFall
Legacy of Kings

Rating: 3.62
131 votes
137
Within Temptation
The Dance

Rating: 3.62
27 votes
138
Negura Bunget
Sala Molksa

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

Rating: 3.62
39 votes
140
Shining (SWE)
Submit to Selfdestruction

Rating: 3.61
18 votes
141
King Diamond
Voodoo

Rating: 3.61
180 votes
142
Evergrey
The Dark Discovery

Rating: 3.6
78 votes
143
Amon Amarth
Once Sent from the Golden Hall

Rating: 3.6
656 votes
144
Borknagar
The Archaic Course

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

Rating: 3.59
195 votes
146
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

Rating: 3.59
335 votes
147
Absu
In the Eyes of Ioldánach

Rating: 3.58
12 votes
148
Finger Eleven
Tip

Rating: 3.58
101 votes
149
Circle of Dust
Disengage

Rating: 3.58
13 votes
150
Stuck Mojo
Rising

Rating: 3.58
20 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
Cannibal Corpse
Gallery of Suicide

Rating: 3.57
734 votes
154
...and Oceans
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

Rating: 3.56
16 votes
155
Bal-Sagoth
Battle Magic

Rating: 3.55
37 votes
156
Yngwie Malmsteen
Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra

Rating: 3.55
76 votes
157
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

Rating: 3.55
58 votes
158
King's X
Tape Head

Rating: 3.55
33 votes
159
Katatonia
Saw You Drown

Rating: 3.54
50 votes
160
Freak Kitchen
Freak Kitchen

Rating: 3.54
13 votes
161
Naglfar
Diabolical

Rating: 3.54
56 votes
162
Angra
Fireworks

Rating: 3.53
144 votes
163
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

Rating: 3.53
32 votes
164
Vintersorg
Hedniskhjartad

Rating: 3.53
16 votes
165
Malevolent Creation
The Fine Art of Murder

Rating: 3.53
76 votes
166
Merzbow
1930

Rating: 3.52
68 votes
167
Sentenced
Frozen

Rating: 3.52
94 votes
168
Carpathian Forest
Black Shining Leather

Rating: 3.51
50 votes
169
Korn
Follow the Leader

Rating: 3.5
3436 votes
170
Ultraspank
Ultraspank

Rating: 3.5
24 votes
171
The Haunted
The Haunted

Rating: 3.48
248 votes
172
Catamenia
Halls Of Frozen North

Rating: 3.47
19 votes
173
Threshold
Clone

Rating: 3.47
36 votes
174
Limbonic Art
Epitome Of Illusion

Rating: 3.47
17 votes
175
Enslaved
Blodhemn

Rating: 3.45
256 votes
176
Marduk
Nightwing

Rating: 3.45
64 votes
177
Benediction
Grind Bastard

Rating: 3.45
21 votes
178
Crimson Moonlight
Eternal Emperor

Rating: 3.45
20 votes
179
Rage
XIII

Rating: 3.45
38 votes
180
Graveland
Immortal Pride

Rating: 3.45
19 votes
181
Agnostic Front
Something's Gotta Give

Rating: 3.44
35 votes
182
Riot
Inishmore

Rating: 3.44
24 votes
183
Soulfly
Soulfly

Rating: 3.43
618 votes
184
Poison the Well
Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Rating: 3.42
127 votes
185
Balance of Power
Book of Secrets

Rating: 3.42
18 votes
186
Funeral Mist
Devilry

Rating: 3.42
12 votes
187
Swordmaster
Moribund Transgoria

Rating: 3.42
12 votes
188
Soilwork
Steelbath Suicide

Rating: 3.39
741 votes
189
Anvil
Speed of Sound

Rating: 3.38
39 votes
190
Steve Vai
Flex-Able Leftovers

Rating: 3.38
29 votes
191
Orgy
Candyass

Rating: 3.38
332 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
SuidAkrA
Auld Lang Syne

Rating: 3.36
14 votes
196
Behemoth
Pandemonic Incantations

Rating: 3.35
266 votes
197
Godsmack
Godsmack

Rating: 3.32
1120 votes
198
Mercenary
First Breath

Rating: 3.32
22 votes
199
Blue Oyster Cult
Heaven Forbid

Rating: 3.31
37 votes
200
Pig Destroyer
Explosions in Ward 6

Rating: 3.28
80 votes



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