Best Metal Albums of 1998


01
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.38
4326 votes
02
Gorguts
Obscura

4.36
1484 votes
03
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.28
2301 votes
04
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.27
88 votes
05
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aegis

4.26
114 votes
06
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.23
498 votes
07
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

4.22
4504 votes
08
Samael
Exodus

4.21
38 votes
09
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

4.21
38 votes
10
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

4.2
20 votes
11
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.2
273 votes
12
The Chasm
Deathcult for Eternity: The Triumph

4.18
44 votes
13
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

4.18
108 votes
14
Unholy (FIN)
Rapture

4.17
18 votes
15
Buckethead
Colma

4.15
310 votes
16
Bethlehem
S.U.I.Z.I.D

4.14
42 votes
17
Sculptured
The Spear Of The Lily Is Aureoled

4.14
14 votes
18
Dan Swano
Moontower

4.13
705 votes
19
Therion
Vovin

4.13
139 votes
20
Grief
Torso

4.13
24 votes
21
Kekal
Beyond The Glimpse of Dreams

4.13
16 votes
22
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

4.11
370 votes
23
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

4.11
18 votes
24
Forest of Shadows
Under The Dying Sun

4.1
15 votes
25
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.1
613 votes
26
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4.09
83 votes
27
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.09
256 votes
28
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.09
78 votes
29
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

4.09
56 votes
30
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

4.09
46 votes
31
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
6400 votes
32
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

4.08
26 votes
33
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.07
102 votes
34
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

4.07
69 votes
35
Tarot
For The Glory Of Nothing

4.07
14 votes
36
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.07
197 votes
37
Solstice (UK)
New Dark Age

4.07
66 votes
38
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.06
541 votes
39
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.06
54 votes
40
Skepticism
Aes(EP)

4.04
28 votes
41
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

4.04
28 votes
42
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

4.03
99 votes
43
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

4.02
33 votes
44
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

4.01
212 votes
45
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

4.01
1431 votes
46
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

4
122 votes
47
X Japan
The Last Song

4
86 votes
48
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

4
58 votes
49
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

4
40 votes
50
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

4
20 votes
51
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

3.98
31 votes
52
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

3.98
176 votes
53
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

3.98
3543 votes
54
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

3.97
37 votes
55
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

3.96
100 votes
56
The Sins of Thy Beloved
Lake of Sorrow

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

3.96
168 votes
58
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

3.95
700 votes
59
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.95
588 votes
60
System of a Down
Sugar

3.95
158 votes
61
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

3.95
492 votes
62
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

3.94
102 votes
63
Eldritch
El Nino

3.93
14 votes
64
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

3.92
148 votes
65
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

3.91
70 votes
66
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.91
1240 votes
67
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.9
40 votes
68
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

3.89
428 votes
69
Extol
Burial

3.89
225 votes
70
Botch
American Nervoso

3.89
562 votes
71
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

3.88
56 votes
72
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

3.88
90 votes
73
Conception
Flow

3.88
66 votes
74
Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment

3.87
276 votes
75
Cryptopsy
Whisper Supremacy

3.87
904 votes
76
Mago de Oz
La Leyenda de la Mancha

3.86
36 votes
77
Thyrfing
Thyrfing

3.86
21 votes
78
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing

3.85
1029 votes
79
Dir En Grey
Jealous

3.85
30 votes
80
Mithotyn
King of the Distant Forest

3.85
20 votes
81
Aeternus
...and So the Night Became

3.83
52 votes
82
Soilent Green
Sewn Mouth Secrets

3.83
92 votes
83
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

3.82
144 votes
84
Anata
The Infernal Depths of Hatred

3.82
128 votes
85
U.D.O.
No Limits

3.81
16 votes
86
Katatonia
Discouraged Ones

3.81
700 votes
87
Savatage
The Wake Of Magellan

3.81
300 votes
88
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

3.81
50 votes
89
Angel Dust
Border of Reality

3.8
40 votes
90
Symphony X
Twilight in Olympus

3.79
636 votes
91
Rammstein
Sehnsucht

3.79
835 votes
92
Primordial
A Journey's End

3.79
63 votes
93
Buzzov-en
...At A Loss

3.79
28 votes
94
Odium (NOR)
The Sad Realm of the Stars

3.79
21 votes
95
Apocalyptica
Inquisition Symphony

3.78
133 votes
96
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Under the Running Board

3.78
424 votes
97
All Out War
For Those Who Were Crucified

3.77
52 votes
98
Judas Iscariot
Distant In Solitary Night

3.77
30 votes
99
Nokturnal Mortum
To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire

3.76
46 votes
100
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

3.76
75 votes
101
Nasum
Inhale/Exhale

3.75
126 votes
102
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

3.74
978 votes
103
Stratovarius
Destiny

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

3.71
14 votes
105
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

3.71
108 votes
106
Old Man's Child
Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion

3.71
45 votes
107
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

3.71
189 votes
108
Moonspell
Sin/Pecado

3.7
91 votes
109
Running Wild
The Rivalry

3.7
70 votes
110
Cephalic Carnage
Exploiting Dysfunction

3.7
70 votes
111
Hecate Enthroned
Dark Requiems And The Unsilent Massacre

3.7
40 votes
112
Exhumed
Gore Metal

3.69
44 votes
113
Nile
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka

3.69
698 votes
114
Bolt Thrower
Mercenary

3.69
244 votes
115
Absu
In the Eyes of Ioldánach

3.69
16 votes
116
Kilgore
A Search for Reason

3.68
22 votes
117
Arghoslent
Galloping Through the Battle Ruins

3.68
225 votes
118
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

3.68
17 votes
119
HammerFall
Legacy of Kings

3.67
143 votes
120
Helloween
Better Than Raw

3.67
442 votes
121
Pitchshifter
www.pitchshifter.com

3.66
140 votes
122
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

3.66
485 votes
123
Windy and Carl
Depths

3.66
16 votes
124
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

3.65
26 votes
125
Negura Bunget
Sala Molksa

3.65
40 votes
126
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

3.65
556 votes
127
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.65
57 votes
128
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

3.65
17 votes
129
Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied

3.64
28 votes
130
Within Temptation
The Dance

3.64
30 votes
131
Primal Fear
Primal Fear

3.64
38 votes
132
Borknagar
The Archaic Course

3.64
144 votes
133
Stars of the Lid
Per Aspera Ad Astra

3.62
49 votes
134
Amon Amarth
Once Sent from the Golden Hall

3.62
714 votes
135
Bal-Sagoth
Battle Magic

3.62
78 votes
136
Catamenia
Halls Of Frozen North

3.61
22 votes
137
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

3.61
367 votes
138
Evergrey
The Dark Discovery

3.61
123 votes
139
Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi

3.61
61 votes
140
Madball
Look My Way

3.61
19 votes
141
King Diamond
Voodoo

3.6
315 votes
142
Stuck Mojo
Rising

3.6
40 votes
143
Graveland
Immortal Pride

3.59
22 votes
144
Ulver
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

3.58
218 votes
145
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

3.57
68 votes
146
Merzbow
1930

3.57
77 votes
147
Nocturnal Breed
No Retreat... No Surrender

3.57
14 votes
148
Malevolent Creation
The Fine Art of Murder

3.57
92 votes
149
Vintersorg
Hedniskhjartad

3.56
32 votes
150
Naglfar
Diabolical

3.56
58 votes
151
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

3.56
36 votes
152
Cannibal Corpse
Gallery of Suicide

3.55
411 votes
153
Sentenced
Frozen

3.55
102 votes
154
Garden of Shadows
Heart of the Corona

3.55
42 votes
155
Angra
Fireworks

3.55
154 votes
156
Circle of Dust
Disengage

3.53
15 votes
157
...and Oceans
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

3.53
18 votes
158
Yngwie Malmsteen
Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra

3.53
78 votes
159
Katatonia
Saw You Drown

3.52
56 votes
160
The Haunted
The Haunted

3.52
276 votes
161
Carpathian Forest
Black Shining Leather

3.51
59 votes
162
Korn
Follow the Leader

3.51
3614 votes
163
Marduk
Nightwing

3.5
154 votes
164
King's X
Tape Head

3.5
40 votes
165
Ultraspank
Ultraspank

3.5
28 votes
166
Freak Kitchen
Freak Kitchen

3.5
15 votes
167
Limbonic Art
Epitome Of Illusion

3.48
20 votes
168
Solitude Aeturnus
Adagio

3.47
52 votes
169
Crimson Moonlight
Eternal Emperor

3.45
22 votes
170
Enslaved
Blodhemn

3.45
298 votes
171
Riot
Inishmore

3.44
18 votes
172
Threshold
Clone

3.43
40 votes
173
Agnostic Front
Something's Gotta Give

3.42
39 votes
174
Steve Vai
Flex-Able Leftovers

3.42
32 votes
175
Rage
XIII

3.42
38 votes
176
Balance of Power
Book of Secrets

3.42
18 votes
177
Poison the Well
Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

3.41
131 votes
178
Dir En Grey
-I'll-

3.41
33 votes
179
Soulfly
Soulfly

3.4
642 votes
180
Benediction
Grind Bastard

3.4
24 votes
181
Soilwork
Steelbath Suicide

3.4
774 votes
182
Funeral Mist
Devilry

3.39
18 votes
183
Orgy
Candyass

3.37
350 votes
184
Dew-Scented
Innoscent

3.36
14 votes
185
Shining (SWE)
Submit to Selfdestruction

3.35
30 votes
186
Behemoth
Pandemonic Incantations

3.34
284 votes
187
Agathodaimon
Blacken the Angel

3.32
17 votes
188
Godsmack
Godsmack

3.32
1166 votes
189
Galactic Cowboys
At The End Of The Day

3.31
16 votes
190
Abigor
Supreme Immortal Art

3.3
27 votes
191
Krisiun
Apocalyptic Revelation

3.28
30 votes
192
Dimmu Borgir
Godless Savage Garden

3.28
101 votes
193
Raise Hell
Holy Target

3.28
18 votes
194
Mercenary
First Breath

3.27
26 votes
195
Anvil
Speed of Sound

3.26
51 votes
196
Cathedral
Caravan Beyond Redemption

3.25
76 votes
197
Sinister
Aggressive Measures

3.25
24 votes
198
A Canorous Quintet
The Only Pure Hate

3.25
18 votes
199
Septicflesh
A Fallen Temple

3.25
51 votes
200
Blue Oyster Cult
Heaven Forbid

3.24
41 votes



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