Best Metal Albums of 1998


01
Gorguts
Obscura

4.38
2128 votes
02
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.37
7992 votes
03
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.29
2727 votes
04
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.25
628 votes
05
Saviour Machine
Legend Part II

4.23
13 votes
06
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

4.22
5246 votes
07
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.19
158 votes
08
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aégis

4.18
157 votes
09
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.18
350 votes
10
Strung Out
Twisted By Design

4.17
197 votes
11
Solstice (UK)
New Dark Age

4.17
126 votes
12
Unholy (FIN)
Rapture

4.17
27 votes
13
Sex Machineguns
Sex Machinegun

4.17
18 votes
14
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

4.16
526 votes
15
Sculptured
The Spear Of The Lily Is Aureoled

4.16
16 votes
16
Kekal
Beyond The Glimpse of Dreams

4.15
20 votes
17
The Chasm
Deathcult for Eternity: The Triumph

4.14
162 votes
18
Dan Swano
Moontower

4.13
903 votes
19
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.13
84 votes
20
Buckethead
Colma

4.13
358 votes
21
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

4.12
142 votes
22
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.12
110 votes
23
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.11
358 votes
24
Therion
Vovin

4.1
352 votes
25
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

4.09
98 votes
26
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
7338 votes
27
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.08
722 votes
28
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.07
251 votes
29
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

4.07
214 votes
30
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.06
657 votes
31
Spiritual Beggars
Mantra III

4.06
40 votes
32
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4.06
106 votes
33
Bethlehem
S.U.I.Z.I.D

4.06
99 votes
34
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

4.06
54 votes
35
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

4.05
64 votes
36
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.04
134 votes
37
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

4.03
30 votes
38
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

4.03
38 votes
39
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

4.02
54 votes
40
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

4.02
33 votes
41
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

4.01
220 votes
42
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

4.01
57 votes
43
Samael
Exodus

4
60 votes
44
Time Machines
Time Machines

4
24 votes
45
Bloodlet
The Seraphim Fall

4
20 votes
46
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

3.99
279 votes
47
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

3.99
118 votes
48
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

3.99
1653 votes
49
X Japan
The Last Song

3.99
144 votes
50
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

3.98
29 votes
51
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

3.98
100 votes
52
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

3.98
2810 votes
53
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

3.98
230 votes
54
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

3.97
848 votes
55
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

3.97
1172 votes
56
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

3.96
84 votes
57
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

3.96
122 votes
58
Tarot
For The Glory Of Nothing

3.95
22 votes
59
Grief
Torso

3.95
62 votes
60
System of a Down
Sugar

3.95
162 votes
61
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.95
762 votes
62
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

3.95
38 votes
63
Order From Chaos
An Ending In Fire

3.95
56 votes
64
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

3.94
195 votes
65
Eldritch
El Nino

3.94
16 votes
66
Extol
Burial

3.93
291 votes
67
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

3.93
37 votes
68
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

3.93
514 votes
69
Gehenna
Adimiron Black

3.93
28 votes
70
Conception
Flow

3.93
96 votes
71
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

3.91
92 votes
72
Desaster
Hellfire's Dominion

3.91
22 votes
73
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

3.91
69 votes
74
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.91
1492 votes
75
Buzzov-en
...At A Loss

3.9
42 votes
76
Megaherz
Kopfschuss

3.9
24 votes
77
Botch
American Nervoso

3.89
668 votes
78
Skepticism
Aes(EP)

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

3.89
64 votes
80
Ancient Rites
Fatherland

3.88
13 votes
81
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

3.88
146 votes
82
Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment

3.87
314 votes
83
Anata
The Infernal Depths of Hatred

3.87
166 votes
84
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.87
62 votes
85
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

3.87
82 votes
86
Mago de Oz
La Leyenda de la Mancha

3.86
88 votes
87
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

3.86
106 votes
88
Primordial
A Journey's End

3.85
89 votes
89
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

3.85
166 votes
90
Saturnus
For the Loveless Lonely Nights

3.85
20 votes
91
Appalling Spawn
Freedom, Hope And Fury

3.85
20 votes
92
Cryptopsy
Whisper Supremacy

3.85
543 votes
93
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

3.84
118 votes
94
The Sins of Thy Beloved
Lake of Sorrow

3.83
60 votes
95
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing

3.83
1184 votes
96
Soilent Green
Sewn Mouth Secrets

3.83
112 votes
97
Angel Dust
Border of Reality

3.83
96 votes
98
Savatage
The Wake Of Magellan

3.83
390 votes
99
Odium (NOR)
The Sad Realm of the Stars

3.82
28 votes
100
Katatonia
Discouraged Ones

3.82
944 votes
101
All Out War
For Those Who Were Crucified

3.81
54 votes
102
Frozen Shadows
Dans les Bras des Immortels

3.81
13 votes
103
Skycamefalling
To Forever Embrace The Sun

3.81
31 votes
104
Thyrfing
Thyrfing

3.8
33 votes
105
Brainstorm
Unholy

3.8
15 votes
106
Symphony X
Twilight in Olympus

3.79
1098 votes
107
Stratovarius
Destiny

3.79
486 votes
108
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

3.79
166 votes
109
Ritual Carnage
The Highest Law

3.79
14 votes
110
Soilent Green
A String of Lies

3.79
14 votes
111
Heavenwood
Swallow

3.79
14 votes
112
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

3.78
1176 votes
113
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Under the Running Board

3.78
489 votes
114
Nokturnal Mortum
To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire

3.78
59 votes
115
Mithotyn
King of the Distant Forest

3.78
64 votes
116
Rammstein
Sehnsucht

3.78
993 votes
117
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

3.78
75 votes
118
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

3.78
85 votes
119
Witchery
Restless & Dead

3.77
39 votes
120
Apocalyptica
Inquisition Symphony

3.77
149 votes
121
Morning Again
As Tradition Dies Slowly

3.76
17 votes
122
Nasum
Inhale/Exhale

3.76
162 votes
123
Dir En Grey
Jealous

3.75
36 votes
124
Arckanum
Kampen

3.75
14 votes
125
Beheaded
Perpetual Mockery

3.73
15 votes
126
I Have Dreams
Three Days 'Til Christmas

3.73
51 votes
127
The Body Lovers
Number One of Three

3.72
16 votes
128
12 Rods
Split Personalities

3.72
16 votes
129
Windy and Carl
Depths

3.71
24 votes
130
U.D.O.
No Limits

3.71
24 votes
131
Bal-Sagoth
Battle Magic

3.7
141 votes
132
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

3.7
104 votes
133
Nile
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka

3.7
842 votes
134
Within Temptation
The Dance

3.69
32 votes
135
HammerFall
Legacy of Kings

3.69
350 votes
136
Arghoslent
Galloping Through the Battle Ruins

3.69
342 votes
137
Absu
In the Eyes of Ioldánach

3.69
16 votes
138
Primal Fear
Primal Fear

3.69
116 votes
139
Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied

3.68
38 votes
140
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

3.68
601 votes
141
Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi

3.68
76 votes
142
Judas Iscariot
Distant In Solitary Night

3.68
37 votes
143
Hecate Enthroned
Dark Requiems And The Unsilent Massacre

3.67
23 votes
144
Cephalic Carnage
Exploiting Dysfunction

3.67
84 votes
145
Helloween
Better Than Raw

3.67
524 votes
146
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

3.67
337 votes
147
Rwake
Xenoglossalgia: The Last Stage of Awareness

3.67
24 votes
148
Moonspell
Sin/Pecado

3.67
118 votes
149
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.66
70 votes
150
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

3.66
241 votes
151
Unsane
Occupational Hazard

3.66
32 votes
152
Eliane Radigue
Trilogie de la Mort

3.66
29 votes
153
Ulver
Themes From William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

3.65
288 votes
154
Bolt Thrower
Mercenary

3.65
344 votes
155
Exhumed
Gore Metal

3.65
69 votes
156
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

3.64
473 votes
157
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

3.64
35 votes
158
Bass Communion
Bass Communion

3.64
18 votes
159
Evanescence
Evanescence EP

3.64
65 votes
160
Borknagar
The Archaic Course

3.64
208 votes
161
Old Man's Child
Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion

3.63
114 votes
162
Running Wild
The Rivalry

3.63
100 votes
163
Strung Out
Crossroads and Illusions

3.63
31 votes
164
Madball
Look My Way

3.63
31 votes
165
Cypress Hill
IV

3.63
209 votes
166
Pitchshifter
www.pitchshifter.com

3.63
87 votes
167
earthtone9
Lo-Def(inition) Discord

3.63
16 votes
168
...and Oceans
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

3.61
22 votes
169
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

3.61
18 votes
170
Thorns
Thorns vs Emperor (split w/ Emperor)

3.61
19 votes
171
Threshold
Clone

3.6
58 votes
172
Kilgore
A Search for Reason

3.6
20 votes
173
Evergrey
The Dark Discovery

3.59
104 votes
174
Amon Amarth
Once Sent from the Golden Hall

3.59
862 votes
175
Angra
Fireworks

3.58
216 votes
176
Negura Bunget
Sala Molksa

3.58
50 votes
177
OOMPH!
Unrein

3.58
25 votes
178
Catamenia
Halls Of Frozen North

3.57
54 votes
179
Limbonic Art
Epitome Of Illusion

3.57
29 votes
180
Graveland
Immortal Pride

3.57
29 votes
181
Jerry Cantrell
Boggy Depot

3.56
157 votes
182
Malevolent Creation
The Fine Art of Murder

3.56
126 votes
183
Garden of Shadows
Heart of the Corona

3.56
48 votes
184
Vintersorg
Hedniskhjartad

3.56
32 votes
185
Paul Gilbert
Flying Dog

3.56
16 votes
186
Naglfar
Diabolical

3.56
144 votes
187
King Diamond
Voodoo

3.55
411 votes
188
Paysage d'Hiver
Schattengang

3.55
74 votes
189
Gasp
Drome Triler of Puzzle Zoo People

3.54
25 votes
190
Cannibal Corpse
Gallery of Suicide

3.54
487 votes
191
Freak Kitchen
Freak Kitchen

3.53
16 votes
192
Marduk
Nightwing

3.53
204 votes
193
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

3.53
36 votes
194
Stars of the Lid
Per Aspera Ad Astra

3.52
62 votes
195
Paysage d'Hiver
Die Festung

3.52
84 votes
196
Katatonia
Saw You Drown

3.52
66 votes
197
Korn
Follow the Leader

3.51
4240 votes
198
Sentenced
Frozen

3.51
198 votes
199
Stuck Mojo
Rising

3.5
52 votes
200
Crimson Moonlight
Eternal Emperor

3.5
22 votes



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