Best Metal Albums of 1998


01
Order From Chaos
An Ending In Fire

4.44
24 votes
02
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.38
6639 votes
03
Gorguts
Obscura

4.37
1558 votes
04
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.34
98 votes
05
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.28
2352 votes
06
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aegis

4.27
118 votes
07
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.24
506 votes
08
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

4.24
23 votes
09
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

4.22
4556 votes
10
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

4.21
38 votes
11
Samael
Exodus

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

4.2
45 votes
13
Grief
Torso

4.2
30 votes
14
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.2
277 votes
15
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

4.18
116 votes
16
Unholy (FIN)
Rapture

4.17
18 votes
17
The Chasm
Deathcult for Eternity: The Triumph

4.16
46 votes
18
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

4.15
20 votes
19
Buckethead
Colma

4.15
313 votes
20
Sculptured
The Spear Of The Lily Is Aureoled

4.14
14 votes
21
Therion
Vovin

4.13
143 votes
22
Dan Swano
Moontower

4.13
726 votes
23
Kekal
Beyond The Glimpse of Dreams

4.13
16 votes
24
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

4.12
382 votes
25
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.1
80 votes
26
Forest of Shadows
Under The Dying Sun

4.1
15 votes
27
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.09
626 votes
28
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.09
266 votes
29
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

4.09
46 votes
30
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

4.09
58 votes
31
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4.08
83 votes
32
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
6478 votes
33
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.08
56 votes
34
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

4.08
73 votes
35
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.07
105 votes
36
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.07
199 votes
37
Solstice (UK)
New Dark Age

4.07
69 votes
38
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.06
546 votes
39
Skepticism
Aes(EP)

4.04
28 votes
40
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

4.04
28 votes
41
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

4.03
32 votes
42
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

4.02
42 votes
43
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

4.02
130 votes
44
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

4.02
101 votes
45
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

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

4.02
33 votes
47
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

4.01
222 votes
48
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

4.01
1428 votes
49
X Japan
The Last Song

4
86 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
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

3.99
180 votes
56
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

3.99
108 votes
57
Spiritual Beggars
Mantra III

3.98
29 votes
58
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

3.98
2378 votes
59
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.96
614 votes
60
System of a Down
Sugar

3.96
156 votes
61
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

3.96
37 votes
62
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

3.96
718 votes
63
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

3.95
170 votes
64
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

3.95
497 votes
65
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

3.93
107 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
152 votes
70
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

3.91
70 votes
71
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.91
1266 votes
72
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.9
42 votes
73
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

3.9
434 votes
74
Angel Dust
Border of Reality

3.89
44 votes
75
Botch
American Nervoso

3.89
570 votes
76
Conception
Flow

3.88
66 votes
77
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

3.88
57 votes
78
Extol
Burial

3.88
231 votes
79
Mithotyn
King of the Distant Forest

3.88
20 votes
80
Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment

3.87
282 votes
81
Mago de Oz
La Leyenda de la Mancha

3.86
36 votes
82
Cryptopsy
Whisper Supremacy

3.86
912 votes
83
Dir En Grey
Jealous

3.85
30 votes
84
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing

3.85
1048 votes
85
Savatage
The Wake Of Magellan

3.83
303 votes
86
Odium (NOR)
The Sad Realm of the Stars

3.83
20 votes
87
Soilent Green
Sewn Mouth Secrets

3.82
100 votes
88
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

3.82
142 votes
89
Anata
The Infernal Depths of Hatred

3.82
132 votes
90
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

3.81
51 votes
91
Bloodlet
The Seraphim Fall

3.81
16 votes
92
U.D.O.
No Limits

3.81
16 votes
93
Thyrfing
Thyrfing

3.81
21 votes
94
Katatonia
Discouraged Ones

3.81
720 votes
95
Aeternus
...and So the Night Became

3.8
54 votes
96
Rammstein
Sehnsucht

3.79
852 votes
97
Primordial
A Journey's End

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

3.79
52 votes
99
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Under the Running Board

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

3.79
28 votes
101
Desaster
Hellfire's Dominion

3.79
14 votes
102
Symphony X
Twilight in Olympus

3.78
636 votes
103
Running Wild
The Rivalry

3.78
76 votes
104
Apocalyptica
Inquisition Symphony

3.77
136 votes
105
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

3.76
75 votes
106
Judas Iscariot
Distant In Solitary Night

3.76
29 votes
107
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

3.75
991 votes
108
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

3.74
17 votes
109
Nasum
Inhale/Exhale

3.73
129 votes
110
Stratovarius
Destiny

3.73
396 votes
111
Nokturnal Mortum
To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire

3.72
45 votes
112
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

3.72
114 votes
113
Moonspell
Sin/Pecado

3.72
93 votes
114
Thorns
Thorns vs Emperor (split w/ Emperor)

3.71
14 votes
115
Exhumed
Gore Metal

3.71
45 votes
116
Arghoslent
Galloping Through the Battle Ruins

3.7
228 votes
117
Cephalic Carnage
Exploiting Dysfunction

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

3.7
708 votes
119
Old Man's Child
Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion

3.7
46 votes
120
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

3.69
193 votes
121
Hecate Enthroned
Dark Requiems And The Unsilent Massacre

3.69
42 votes
122
Absu
In the Eyes of Ioldánach

3.69
16 votes
123
Bolt Thrower
Mercenary

3.69
254 votes
124
Kilgore
A Search for Reason

3.68
22 votes
125
HammerFall
Legacy of Kings

3.67
146 votes
126
Within Temptation
The Dance

3.67
30 votes
127
Bal-Sagoth
Battle Magic

3.67
82 votes
128
Helloween
Better Than Raw

3.67
448 votes
129
Pitchshifter
www.pitchshifter.com

3.66
140 votes
130
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

3.66
485 votes
131
88 Fingers Louie
Back On The Streets

3.66
31 votes
132
Windy and Carl
Depths

3.66
16 votes
133
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.66
58 votes
134
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

3.66
29 votes
135
Threshold
Clone

3.65
46 votes
136
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

3.65
556 votes
137
Negura Bunget
Sala Molksa

3.65
40 votes
138
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

3.65
17 votes
139
Primal Fear
Primal Fear

3.64
39 votes
140
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

3.63
376 votes
141
Borknagar
The Archaic Course

3.63
146 votes
142
Amon Amarth
Once Sent from the Golden Hall

3.62
728 votes
143
Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied

3.62
29 votes
144
Catamenia
Halls Of Frozen North

3.61
22 votes
145
King Diamond
Voodoo

3.61
324 votes
146
Stars of the Lid
Per Aspera Ad Astra

3.6
50 votes
147
Stuck Mojo
Rising

3.6
40 votes
148
Tang Dynasty
Epic

3.6
15 votes
149
Evergrey
The Dark Discovery

3.6
126 votes
150
Graveland
Immortal Pride

3.6
21 votes
151
Malevolent Creation
The Fine Art of Murder

3.59
98 votes
152
Ulver
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

3.59
224 votes
153
Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi

3.58
65 votes
154
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

3.58
72 votes
155
Madball
Look My Way

3.58
20 votes
156
Angra
Fireworks

3.56
160 votes
157
Vintersorg
Hedniskhjartad

3.56
32 votes
158
Naglfar
Diabolical

3.56
59 votes
159
Cannibal Corpse
Gallery of Suicide

3.55
417 votes
160
Garden of Shadows
Heart of the Corona

3.55
42 votes
161
Yngwie Malmsteen
Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra

3.53
78 votes
162
King's X
Tape Head

3.53
39 votes
163
Merzbow
1930

3.52
81 votes
164
Limbonic Art
Epitome Of Illusion

3.52
22 votes
165
Sentenced
Frozen

3.52
104 votes
166
Katatonia
Saw You Drown

3.52
58 votes
167
The Haunted
The Haunted

3.52
276 votes
168
Carpathian Forest
Black Shining Leather

3.51
59 votes
169
Marduk
Nightwing

3.5
156 votes
170
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

3.5
38 votes
171
...and Oceans
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

3.5
18 votes
172
Freak Kitchen
Freak Kitchen

3.5
15 votes
173
Korn
Follow the Leader

3.5
3656 votes
174
Ultraspank
Ultraspank

3.48
29 votes
175
Circle of Dust
Disengage

3.47
16 votes
176
Shining (SWE)
Submit to Selfdestruction

3.46
36 votes
177
Crimson Moonlight
Eternal Emperor

3.45
22 votes
178
Enslaved
Blodhemn

3.45
298 votes
179
Balance of Power
Book of Secrets

3.43
21 votes
180
Nocturnal Breed
No Retreat... No Surrender

3.43
14 votes
181
Rage
XIII

3.42
38 votes
182
Steve Vai
Flex-Able Leftovers

3.42
31 votes
183
Solitude Aeturnus
Adagio

3.41
56 votes
184
Poison the Well
Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

3.41
133 votes
185
Agnostic Front
Something's Gotta Give

3.41
40 votes
186
Dir En Grey
-I'll-

3.41
33 votes
187
Soilwork
Steelbath Suicide

3.4
786 votes
188
Benediction
Grind Bastard

3.4
24 votes
189
Funeral Mist
Devilry

3.38
17 votes
190
Soulfly
Soulfly

3.38
987 votes
191
Dew-Scented
Innoscent

3.36
14 votes
192
Behemoth
Pandemonic Incantations

3.35
290 votes
193
Orgy
Candyass

3.35
358 votes
194
Agathodaimon
Blacken the Angel

3.32
17 votes
195
Godsmack
Godsmack

3.32
1180 votes
196
Galactic Cowboys
At The End Of The Day

3.31
16 votes
197
Abigor
Supreme Immortal Art

3.3
27 votes
198
Krisiun
Apocalyptic Revelation

3.29
31 votes
199
Dimmu Borgir
Godless Savage Garden

3.28
101 votes
200
Raise Hell
Holy Target

3.28
18 votes



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