Best Metal Albums of 1998


01
Order From Chaos
An Ending In Fire

4.39
27 votes
02
Gorguts
Obscura

4.38
1576 votes
03
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.38
6657 votes
04
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.34
100 votes
05
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.28
2370 votes
06
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

4.24
23 votes
07
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aegis

4.24
122 votes
08
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.24
510 votes
09
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

4.22
4594 votes
10
Grief
Torso

4.22
32 votes
11
Samael
Exodus

4.21
38 votes
12
Bethlehem
S.U.I.Z.I.D

4.2
45 votes
13
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

4.2
40 votes
14
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.2
282 votes
15
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

4.18
116 votes
16
Unholy (FIN)
Rapture

4.17
18 votes
17
Buckethead
Colma

4.16
315 votes
18
Therion
Vovin

4.15
146 votes
19
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

4.14
21 votes
20
Sculptured
The Spear Of The Lily Is Aureoled

4.14
14 votes
21
The Chasm
Deathcult for Eternity: The Triumph

4.14
46 votes
22
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

4.13
392 votes
23
Dan Swano
Moontower

4.13
729 votes
24
Kekal
Beyond The Glimpse of Dreams

4.13
16 votes
25
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

4.11
62 votes
26
Forest of Shadows
Under The Dying Sun

4.1
15 votes
27
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.1
82 votes
28
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.09
266 votes
29
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.09
634 votes
30
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

4.09
46 votes
31
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4.08
83 votes
32
Solstice (UK)
New Dark Age

4.08
72 votes
33
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.08
56 votes
34
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
6492 votes
35
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.08
202 votes
36
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

4.08
72 votes
37
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.07
105 votes
38
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.06
549 votes
39
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

4.05
132 votes
40
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

4.05
44 votes
41
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

4.04
28 votes
42
Skepticism
Aes(EP)

4.04
28 votes
43
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

4.03
32 votes
44
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

4.03
102 votes
45
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

4.02
27 votes
46
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

4.01
34 votes
47
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

4.01
224 votes
48
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

4
1434 votes
49
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

4
60 votes
50
Riot
Inishmore

4
28 votes
51
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

4
20 votes
52
Tarot
For The Glory Of Nothing

4
16 votes
53
Saturnus
For the Loveless Lonely Nights

4
16 votes
54
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

3.99
108 votes
55
X Japan
The Last Song

3.99
88 votes
56
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

3.98
182 votes
57
Spiritual Beggars
Mantra III

3.98
29 votes
58
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

3.98
2382 votes
59
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.97
618 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...

3.95
170 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
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

3.92
96 votes
69
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

3.92
153 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
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.91
1280 votes
75
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.9
42 votes
76
Extol
Burial

3.89
234 votes
77
Botch
American Nervoso

3.89
573 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
1054 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
724 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
650 votes
97
Rammstein
Sehnsucht

3.79
856 votes
98
All Out War
For Those Who Were Crucified

3.79
52 votes
99
Buzzov-en
...At A Loss

3.79
28 votes
100
Desaster
Hellfire's Dominion

3.79
14 votes
101
Running Wild
The Rivalry

3.78
78 votes
102
Primordial
A Journey's End

3.78
66 votes
103
U.D.O.
No Limits

3.78
18 votes
104
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

3.78
76 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
1002 votes
109
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

3.74
17 votes
110
Nasum
Inhale/Exhale

3.73
131 votes
111
Stratovarius
Destiny

3.73
399 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
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

3.7
192 votes
117
Cephalic Carnage
Exploiting Dysfunction

3.7
69 votes
118
Nile
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka

3.7
712 votes
119
Thorns
Thorns vs Emperor (split w/ Emperor)

3.7
15 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
Tang Dynasty
Epic

3.67
18 votes
130
Pitchshifter
www.pitchshifter.com

3.66
140 votes
131
88 Fingers Louie
Back On The Streets

3.66
31 votes
132
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

3.66
488 votes
133
Windy and Carl
Depths

3.66
16 votes
134
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.66
58 votes
135
Bal-Sagoth
Battle Magic

3.65
84 votes
136
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

3.65
560 votes
137
Negura Bunget
Sala Molksa

3.65
40 votes
138
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

3.65
30 votes
139
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

3.65
17 votes
140
Primal Fear
Primal Fear

3.65
40 votes
141
Cypress Hill
IV

3.63
185 votes
142
Borknagar
The Archaic Course

3.63
148 votes
143
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

3.63
380 votes
144
Unsane
Occupational Hazard

3.63
23 votes
145
Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi

3.62
65 votes
146
Stars of the Lid
Per Aspera Ad Astra

3.62
49 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
Threshold
Clone

3.6
48 votes
152
Stuck Mojo
Rising

3.6
40 votes
153
Evergrey
The Dark Discovery

3.6
126 votes
154
Graveland
Immortal Pride

3.6
21 votes
155
Ulver
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

3.6
226 votes
156
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

3.58
72 votes
157
Malevolent Creation
The Fine Art of Murder

3.57
96 votes
158
Katatonia
Saw You Drown

3.56
62 votes
159
Vintersorg
Hedniskhjartad

3.56
32 votes
160
Naglfar
Diabolical

3.56
59 votes
161
Cannibal Corpse
Gallery of Suicide

3.55
420 votes
162
Angra
Fireworks

3.55
164 votes
163
Garden of Shadows
Heart of the Corona

3.55
42 votes
164
Madball
Look My Way

3.55
21 votes
165
Merzbow
1930

3.53
81 votes
166
Yngwie Malmsteen
Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra

3.53
78 votes
167
King's X
Tape Head

3.53
39 votes
168
Limbonic Art
Epitome Of Illusion

3.52
22 votes
169
Sentenced
Frozen

3.52
106 votes
170
Carpathian Forest
Black Shining Leather

3.51
60 votes
171
The Haunted
The Haunted

3.51
280 votes
172
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

3.5
38 votes
173
...and Oceans
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

3.5
18 votes
174
Freak Kitchen
Freak Kitchen

3.5
15 votes
175
Korn
Follow the Leader

3.5
3670 votes
176
Marduk
Nightwing

3.49
158 votes
177
Ultraspank
Ultraspank

3.48
29 votes
178
Circle of Dust
Disengage

3.47
16 votes
179
Shining (SWE)
Submit to Selfdestruction

3.46
36 votes
180
Enslaved
Blodhemn

3.46
306 votes
181
Crimson Moonlight
Eternal Emperor

3.45
22 votes
182
Benediction
Grind Bastard

3.44
25 votes
183
Agnostic Front
Something's Gotta Give

3.44
39 votes
184
Balance of Power
Book of Secrets

3.43
21 votes
185
Nocturnal Breed
No Retreat... No Surrender

3.43
14 votes
186
Rage
XIII

3.42
38 votes
187
Steve Vai
Flex-Able Leftovers

3.42
31 votes
188
Solitude Aeturnus
Adagio

3.41
56 votes
189
Poison the Well
Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

3.41
133 votes
190
Dir En Grey
-I'll-

3.41
33 votes
191
Soilwork
Steelbath Suicide

3.41
798 votes
192
Whiplash
Thrashback

3.38
13 votes
193
Soulfly
Soulfly

3.38
990 votes
194
Funeral Mist
Devilry

3.38
16 votes
195
Dew-Scented
Innoscent

3.36
14 votes
196
Orgy
Candyass

3.34
360 votes
197
Behemoth
Pandemonic Incantations

3.34
296 votes
198
Agathodaimon
Blacken the Angel

3.32
17 votes
199
Galactic Cowboys
At The End Of The Day

3.31
16 votes
200
Godsmack
Godsmack

3.31
1180 votes



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