Best Metal Albums of 1998


01
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.38
4172 votes
02
Gorguts
Obscura

4.37
1404 votes
03
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

4.3
20 votes
04
Unholy (FIN)
Rapture

4.3
15 votes
05
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.3
126 votes
06
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.28
2211 votes
07
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aegis

4.26
113 votes
08
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.25
476 votes
09
Samael
Exodus

4.24
34 votes
10
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

4.22
4396 votes
11
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

4.2
96 votes
12
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

4.19
36 votes
13
The Chasm
Deathcult For Eternity; The Triumph

4.19
43 votes
14
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.18
267 votes
15
Therion
Vovin

4.15
132 votes
16
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

4.15
17 votes
17
Dan Swano
Moontower

4.14
672 votes
18
Bethlehem
S.U.I.Z.I.D

4.14
33 votes
19
Grief
Torso

4.13
24 votes
20
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

4.12
26 votes
21
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4.11
83 votes
22
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

4.11
350 votes
23
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

4.11
28 votes
24
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

4.09
66 votes
25
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.09
246 votes
26
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.08
600 votes
27
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
6282 votes
28
Sculptured
The Spear Of The Lily Is Aureoled

4.08
13 votes
29
Kekal
Beyond The Glimpse of Dreams

4.07
14 votes
30
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.07
51 votes
31
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

4.06
67 votes
32
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.06
102 votes
33
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.06
522 votes
34
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.05
189 votes
35
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

4.05
38 votes
36
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

4.05
98 votes
37
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.03
68 votes
38
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

4.02
22 votes
39
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

4.02
26 votes
40
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

4
1389 votes
41
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

4
54 votes
42
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

4
35 votes
43
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

4
32 votes
44
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

4
30 votes
45
Skepticism
Aes(EP)

4
26 votes
46
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

4
208 votes
47
X Japan
The Last Song

3.99
84 votes
48
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

3.98
102 votes
49
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

3.97
2310 votes
50
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

3.97
112 votes
51
Solstice (Metal)
New Dark Age

3.97
54 votes
52
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

3.97
174 votes
53
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

3.96
80 votes
54
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

3.96
340 votes
55
The Sins of Thy Beloved
Lake of Sorrow

3.95
22 votes
56
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

3.95
476 votes
57
System of a Down
Sugar

3.94
160 votes
58
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.94
572 votes
59
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

3.94
101 votes
60
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.92
1212 votes
61
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

3.91
68 votes
62
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

3.9
142 votes
63
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.89
38 votes
64
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

3.89
418 votes
65
Botch
American Nervoso

3.89
548 votes
66
Extol
Burial

3.88
219 votes
67
Conception
Flow

3.88
60 votes
68
Mago de Oz
La Leyenda de la Mancha

3.88
37 votes
69
Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment

3.88
272 votes
70
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

3.88
84 votes
71
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

3.88
52 votes
72
Thyrfing
Thyrfing

3.86
21 votes
73
Cryptopsy
Whisper Supremacy

3.85
428 votes
74
DIR EN GREY
Jealous

3.85
30 votes
75
Mithotyn
King of the Distant Forest

3.85
20 votes
76
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing

3.85
993 votes
77
Odium (NOR)
The Sad Realm of the Stars

3.84
19 votes
78
Soilent Green
Sewn Mouth Secrets

3.84
86 votes
79
Hecate Enthroned
Dark Requiems And The Unsilent Massacre

3.83
36 votes
80
Angel Dust
Border of Reality

3.83
36 votes
81
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

3.83
15 votes
82
Anata
The Infernal Depths of Hatred

3.82
128 votes
83
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

3.82
140 votes
84
Katatonia
Discouraged Ones

3.81
678 votes
85
U.D.O.
No Limits

3.81
16 votes
86
Savatage
The Wake Of Magellan

3.81
285 votes
87
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

3.81
49 votes
88
Aeternus
...and So the Night Became

3.8
46 votes
89
Rammstein
Sehnsucht

3.79
817 votes
90
Apocalyptica
Inquisition Symphony

3.79
128 votes
91
Absu
In the Eyes of Ioldánach

3.79
14 votes
92
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Under the Running Board

3.79
414 votes
93
Symphony X
Twilight in Olympus

3.78
620 votes
94
All Out War
For Those Who Were Crucified

3.77
48 votes
95
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

3.76
72 votes
96
Nokturnal Mortum
To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire

3.76
40 votes
97
Primordial
A Journey's End

3.76
61 votes
98
Old Man's Child
Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion

3.76
42 votes
99
Judas Iscariot
Distant In Solitary Night

3.76
25 votes
100
Buzzov-en
...At A Loss

3.75
20 votes
101
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

3.73
181 votes
102
Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied

3.72
25 votes
103
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

3.72
102 votes
104
Thorns
Thorns vs Emperor (split w/ Emperor)

3.71
14 votes
105
Windy and Carl
Depths

3.71
14 votes
106
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

3.71
920 votes
107
Cephalic Carnage
Exploiting Dysfunction

3.69
68 votes
108
Bolt Thrower
Mercenary

3.69
118 votes
109
Exhumed
Gore Metal

3.69
40 votes
110
Stratovarius
Destiny

3.69
378 votes
111
Running Wild
The Rivalry

3.68
66 votes
112
Kilgore
A Search for Reason

3.68
22 votes
113
Nile
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka

3.68
684 votes
114
Arghoslent
Galloping Through the Battle Ruins

3.67
216 votes
115
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

3.67
26 votes
116
Pitchshifter
www.pitchshifter.com

3.67
138 votes
117
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

3.66
472 votes
118
Moonspell
Sin/Pecado

3.66
83 votes
119
Helloween
Better Than Raw

3.66
430 votes
120
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.66
57 votes
121
HammerFall
Legacy of Kings

3.65
136 votes
122
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

3.65
17 votes
123
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

3.65
267 votes
124
Catamenia
Halls Of Frozen North

3.64
21 votes
125
Negura Bunget
Sala Molksa

3.64
36 votes
126
Primal Fear
Primal Fear

3.63
36 votes
127
Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi

3.63
58 votes
128
Evergrey
The Dark Discovery

3.63
80 votes
129
Garden of Shadows
Heart of the Corona

3.63
40 votes
130
Borknagar
The Archaic Course

3.62
134 votes
131
Ulver
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

3.61
205 votes
132
Circle of Dust
Disengage

3.61
14 votes
133
Madball
Look My Way

3.61
19 votes
134
Amon Amarth
Once Sent from the Golden Hall

3.6
684 votes
135
Fuel
Sunburn

3.6
140 votes
136
Stars of the Lid
Per Aspera Ad Astra

3.6
41 votes
137
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

3.59
353 votes
138
Bal-Sagoth
Battle Magic

3.59
38 votes
139
King Diamond
Voodoo

3.59
196 votes
140
Cannibal Corpse
Gallery of Suicide

3.58
388 votes
141
Within Temptation
The Dance

3.58
27 votes
142
Graveland
Immortal Pride

3.58
20 votes
143
Malevolent Creation
The Fine Art of Murder

3.57
84 votes
144
Nocturnal Breed
No Retreat... No Surrender

3.57
14 votes
145
Merzbow
1930

3.57
72 votes
146
...and Oceans
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

3.56
16 votes
147
Angra
Fireworks

3.56
148 votes
148
Sentenced
Frozen

3.55
100 votes
149
Stuck Mojo
Rising

3.55
20 votes
150
Naglfar
Diabolical

3.54
59 votes
151
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

3.53
58 votes
152
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

3.53
32 votes
153
Vintersorg
Hedniskhjartad

3.53
32 votes
154
Yngwie Malmsteen
Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra

3.53
39 votes
155
Katatonia
Saw You Drown

3.52
56 votes
156
Carpathian Forest
Black Shining Leather

3.51
53 votes
157
Korn
Follow the Leader

3.5
3538 votes
158
King's X
Tape Head

3.5
39 votes
159
Limbonic Art
Epitome Of Illusion

3.5
19 votes
160
Freak Kitchen
Freak Kitchen

3.5
15 votes
161
The Haunted
The Haunted

3.5
264 votes
162
Ultraspank
Ultraspank

3.48
25 votes
163
Threshold
Clone

3.48
40 votes
164
Enslaved
Blodhemn

3.47
264 votes
165
Crimson Moonlight
Eternal Emperor

3.45
22 votes
166
Marduk
Nightwing

3.45
65 votes
167
Agnostic Front
Something's Gotta Give

3.45
38 votes
168
Riot
Inishmore

3.44
18 votes
169
Benediction
Grind Bastard

3.43
22 votes
170
Soulfly
Soulfly

3.42
622 votes
171
Steve Vai
Flex-Able Leftovers

3.42
31 votes
172
Balance of Power
Book of Secrets

3.42
18 votes
173
Poison the Well
Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

3.41
127 votes
174
DIR EN GREY
-I'll-

3.41
33 votes
175
Soilwork
Steelbath Suicide

3.4
765 votes
176
Solitude Aeturnus
Adagio

3.4
46 votes
177
Rage
XIII

3.39
38 votes
178
Anvil
Speed of Sound

3.39
42 votes
179
Shining (SWE)
Submit to Selfdestruction

3.39
27 votes
180
Orgy
Candyass

3.37
340 votes
181
Pro-Pain
Pro-Pain

3.36
14 votes
182
Behemoth
Pandemonic Incantations

3.35
274 votes
183
Godsmack
Godsmack

3.33
1154 votes
184
Krisiun
Apocalyptic Revelation

3.29
29 votes
185
Blue Oyster Cult
Heaven Forbid

3.29
38 votes
186
Dimmu Borgir
Godless Savage Garden

3.28
96 votes
187
Mercenary
First Breath

3.27
22 votes
188
Abigor
Supreme Immortal Art

3.27
24 votes
189
Pig Destroyer
Explosions in Ward 6

3.26
92 votes
190
Septicflesh
A Fallen Temple

3.25
48 votes
191
Sinister
Aggressive Measures

3.25
24 votes
192
Einherjer
Odin Owns Ye All

3.23
30 votes
193
Cathedral
Caravan Beyond Redemption

3.23
35 votes
194
Heaven Shall Burn
In Battle There Is No Law

3.22
114 votes
195
Galactic Cowboys
At The End Of The Day

3.22
18 votes
196
Gorgoroth
Destroyer

3.2
114 votes
197
Raise Hell
Holy Target

3.19
16 votes
198
Mortician
Zombie Apocalypse

3.19
16 votes
199
Front Line Assembly
FLAvour of the Weak

3.17
35 votes
200
My Dying Bride
34.788%... Complete

3.17
252 votes



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