Best Metal Albums of 1998


01
Gorguts
Obscura

4.38
1980 votes
02
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.37
7614 votes
03
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.29
148 votes
04
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.29
2646 votes
05
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.24
596 votes
06
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

4.24
27 votes
07
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

4.22
5090 votes
08
Unholy (FIN)
Rapture

4.21
21 votes
09
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

4.21
29 votes
10
Samael
Exodus

4.2
54 votes
11
Sex Machineguns
Sex Machinegun

4.2
15 votes
12
Bethlehem
S.U.I.Z.I.D

4.19
78 votes
13
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.18
325 votes
14
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aegis

4.18
150 votes
15
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

4.17
82 votes
16
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

4.16
124 votes
17
Solstice (UK)
New Dark Age

4.16
93 votes
18
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

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

4.15
132 votes
20
Kekal
Beyond The Glimpse of Dreams

4.15
20 votes
21
Buckethead
Colma

4.15
343 votes
22
Dan Swano
Moontower

4.13
858 votes
23
Therion
Vovin

4.13
171 votes
24
Grief
Torso

4.13
48 votes
25
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

4.13
48 votes
26
Time Machines
Time Machines

4.13
20 votes
27
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.12
90 votes
28
Sculptured
The Spear Of The Lily Is Aureoled

4.12
17 votes
29
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.11
326 votes
30
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.1
81 votes
31
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.09
714 votes
32
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.08
235 votes
33
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
7122 votes
34
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

4.07
200 votes
35
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4.06
101 votes
36
Spiritual Beggars
Mantra III

4.06
39 votes
37
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.06
618 votes
38
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

4.06
52 votes
39
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

4.05
60 votes
40
Gehenna
Adimiron Black

4.05
20 votes
41
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

4.03
36 votes
42
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.02
124 votes
43
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

4.01
112 votes
44
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

4.01
46 votes
45
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

4
257 votes
46
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

3.99
1596 votes
47
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

3.99
2706 votes
48
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

3.98
212 votes
49
X Japan
The Last Song

3.98
141 votes
50
Order From Chaos
An Ending In Fire

3.98
44 votes
51
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

3.97
94 votes
52
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

3.97
68 votes
53
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

3.97
120 votes
54
Conception
Flow

3.97
90 votes
55
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

3.97
1132 votes
56
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

3.96
406 votes
57
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

3.96
204 votes
58
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

3.96
25 votes
59
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

3.96
35 votes
60
System of a Down
Sugar

3.96
158 votes
61
Tarot
For The Glory Of Nothing

3.95
22 votes
62
Extol
Burial

3.95
282 votes
63
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.95
716 votes
64
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

3.94
177 votes
65
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

3.93
37 votes
66
Eldritch
El Nino

3.93
14 votes
67
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

3.93
510 votes
68
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.91
1446 votes
69
Desaster
Hellfire's Dominion

3.9
20 votes
70
Angel Dust
Border of Reality

3.9
87 votes
71
Megaherz
Kopfschuss

3.9
24 votes
72
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

3.9
134 votes
73
Botch
American Nervoso

3.89
635 votes
74
Skepticism
Aes(EP)

3.89
46 votes
75
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

3.89
46 votes
76
Buzzov-en
...At A Loss

3.89
36 votes
77
Bloodlet
The Seraphim Fall

3.89
18 votes
78
Gorgasm
Stabwound Intercourse

3.88
13 votes
79
Aeternus
...and So the Night Became

3.88
60 votes
80
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

3.88
64 votes
81
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

3.88
153 votes
82
Mago de Oz
La Leyenda de la Mancha

3.88
84 votes
83
Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment

3.87
304 votes
84
Anata
The Infernal Depths of Hatred

3.87
79 votes
85
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

3.86
111 votes
86
Primordial
A Journey's End

3.85
86 votes
87
Saturnus
For the Loveless Lonely Nights

3.85
20 votes
88
Cryptopsy
Whisper Supremacy

3.85
528 votes
89
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

3.84
114 votes
90
Savatage
The Wake Of Magellan

3.84
360 votes
91
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing

3.84
1150 votes
92
Katatonia
Discouraged Ones

3.84
888 votes
93
Skycamefalling
To Forever Embrace The Sun

3.83
30 votes
94
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.83
58 votes
95
All Out War
For Those Who Were Crucified

3.82
50 votes
96
Dir En Grey
Jealous

3.82
33 votes
97
Witchery
Restless & Dead

3.81
39 votes
98
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

3.81
160 votes
99
The Sins of Thy Beloved
Lake of Sorrow

3.81
62 votes
100
Mithotyn
King of the Distant Forest

3.79
58 votes
101
Symphony X
Twilight in Olympus

3.79
722 votes
102
Soilent Green
Sewn Mouth Secrets

3.79
112 votes
103
Ritual Carnage
The Highest Law

3.79
14 votes
104
Soilent Green
A String of Lies

3.79
14 votes
105
Heavenwood
Swallow

3.79
14 votes
106
Rammstein
Sehnsucht

3.78
960 votes
107
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Under the Running Board

3.78
474 votes
108
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

3.78
1137 votes
109
Apocalyptica
Inquisition Symphony

3.77
150 votes
110
Thyrfing
Thyrfing

3.77
30 votes
111
Morning Again
As Tradition Dies Slowly

3.76
17 votes
112
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

3.76
152 votes
113
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

3.76
69 votes
114
Stratovarius
Destiny

3.76
468 votes
115
Nokturnal Mortum
To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire

3.76
52 votes
116
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

3.76
78 votes
117
Odium (NOR)
The Sad Realm of the Stars

3.74
25 votes
118
Beheaded
Perpetual Mockery

3.73
13 votes
119
Arckanum
Kampen

3.73
13 votes
120
Nasum
Inhale/Exhale

3.73
150 votes
121
Judas Iscariot
Distant In Solitary Night

3.72
34 votes
122
I Have Dreams
Three Days 'Til Christmas

3.72
46 votes
123
Arghoslent
Galloping Through the Battle Ruins

3.7
294 votes
124
Windy and Carl
Depths

3.7
20 votes
125
The Body Lovers
Number One of Three

3.7
15 votes
126
Primal Fear
Primal Fear

3.7
114 votes
127
Unsane
Occupational Hazard

3.7
28 votes
128
HammerFall
Legacy of Kings

3.7
338 votes
129
Nile
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka

3.69
804 votes
130
Absu
In the Eyes of Ioldánach

3.69
16 votes
131
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

3.69
16 votes
132
Within Temptation
The Dance

3.68
31 votes
133
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

3.68
576 votes
134
Bal-Sagoth
Battle Magic

3.68
144 votes
135
Bolt Thrower
Mercenary

3.68
320 votes
136
Hecate Enthroned
Dark Requiems And The Unsilent Massacre

3.67
23 votes
137
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

3.67
98 votes
138
Cephalic Carnage
Exploiting Dysfunction

3.67
81 votes
139
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.67
67 votes
140
Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi

3.67
71 votes
141
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

3.67
224 votes
142
Moonspell
Sin/Pecado

3.67
115 votes
143
Evanescence
Evanescence EP

3.66
63 votes
144
Helloween
Better Than Raw

3.66
500 votes
145
Borknagar
The Archaic Course

3.65
192 votes
146
12 Rods
Split Personalities

3.65
13 votes
147
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

3.65
638 votes
148
Old Man's Child
Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion

3.65
106 votes
149
Running Wild
The Rivalry

3.65
94 votes
150
U.D.O.
No Limits

3.64
22 votes
151
Ulver
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

3.63
263 votes
152
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

3.63
441 votes
153
Exhumed
Gore Metal

3.63
63 votes
154
earthtone9
Lo-Def(inition) Discord

3.63
16 votes
155
Bass Communion
Bass Communion

3.63
16 votes
156
Cypress Hill
IV

3.62
201 votes
157
Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied

3.62
34 votes
158
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

3.61
36 votes
159
Threshold
Clone

3.61
56 votes
160
Thorns
Thorns vs Emperor (split w/ Emperor)

3.61
19 votes
161
Pitchshifter
www.pitchshifter.com

3.6
168 votes
162
Kilgore
A Search for Reason

3.6
20 votes
163
Malevolent Creation
The Fine Art of Murder

3.59
116 votes
164
Naglfar
Diabolical

3.58
65 votes
165
OOMPH!
Unrein

3.58
25 votes
166
Amon Amarth
Once Sent from the Golden Hall

3.58
840 votes
167
Jerry Cantrell
Boggy Depot

3.58
151 votes
168
Evergrey
The Dark Discovery

3.58
153 votes
169
Stars of the Lid
Per Aspera Ad Astra

3.58
58 votes
170
...and Oceans
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

3.58
20 votes
171
Madball
Look My Way

3.57
29 votes
172
Angra
Fireworks

3.57
208 votes
173
Garden of Shadows
Heart of the Corona

3.56
48 votes
174
Vintersorg
Hedniskhjartad

3.56
32 votes
175
Negura Bunget
Sala Molksa

3.56
50 votes
176
Limbonic Art
Epitome Of Illusion

3.55
29 votes
177
King Diamond
Voodoo

3.55
384 votes
178
Cannibal Corpse
Gallery of Suicide

3.54
473 votes
179
Eliane Radigue
Trilogie de la Mort

3.54
27 votes
180
Katatonia
Saw You Drown

3.53
62 votes
181
Freak Kitchen
Freak Kitchen

3.53
16 votes
182
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

3.53
36 votes
183
Circle of Dust
Disengage

3.53
19 votes
184
Marduk
Nightwing

3.53
194 votes
185
Stuck Mojo
Rising

3.52
50 votes
186
Graveland
Immortal Pride

3.52
26 votes
187
Catamenia
Halls Of Frozen North

3.52
28 votes
188
The Haunted
The Haunted

3.52
432 votes
189
Sentenced
Frozen

3.52
128 votes
190
Korn
Follow the Leader

3.51
4086 votes
191
Merzbow
1930

3.5
92 votes
192
Paysage d'Hiver
Die Festung

3.5
78 votes
193
Paysage d'Hiver
Schattengang

3.5
66 votes
194
Crimson Moonlight
Eternal Emperor

3.5
22 votes
195
Whiplash
Thrashback

3.5
14 votes
196
Carpathian Forest
Black Shining Leather

3.49
71 votes
197
King's X
Tape Head

3.48
48 votes
198
Enslaved
Blodhemn

3.45
366 votes
199
Poison the Well
Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

3.45
143 votes
200
Pro-Pain
Pro-Pain

3.44
18 votes



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