Best Metal Albums of 1998


01
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.38
4258 votes
02
Gorguts
Obscura

4.37
1452 votes
03
Unholy (FIN)
Rapture

4.3
15 votes
04
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.29
90 votes
05
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.29
2268 votes
06
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

4.26
19 votes
07
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aegis

4.26
113 votes
08
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.24
490 votes
09
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

4.22
4466 votes
10
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

4.21
38 votes
11
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.2
271 votes
12
Samael
Exodus

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

4.19
43 votes
14
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

4.16
104 votes
15
Bethlehem
S.U.I.Z.I.D

4.15
39 votes
16
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

4.15
17 votes
17
Sculptured
The Spear Of The Lily Is Aureoled

4.14
14 votes
18
Dan Swano
Moontower

4.13
690 votes
19
Grief
Torso

4.13
24 votes
20
Kekal
Beyond The Glimpse of Dreams

4.13
16 votes
21
Therion
Vovin

4.12
137 votes
22
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4.12
82 votes
23
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

4.11
362 votes
24
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.1
250 votes
25
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.09
74 votes
26
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.09
606 votes
27
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

4.09
28 votes
28
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

4.09
46 votes
29
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
6346 votes
30
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

4.08
26 votes
31
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

4.08
26 votes
32
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

4.07
69 votes
33
Tarot
For The Glory Of Nothing

4.07
14 votes
34
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.07
53 votes
35
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.06
96 votes
36
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.06
193 votes
37
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.06
528 votes
38
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

4.05
38 votes
39
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

4.05
98 votes
40
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

4.02
33 votes
41
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

4.01
208 votes
42
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

4.01
118 votes
43
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

4
1407 votes
44
X Japan
The Last Song

4
86 votes
45
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

4
58 votes
46
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

4
36 votes
47
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

4
30 votes
48
Skepticism
Aes(EP)

4
26 votes
49
The Sins of Thy Beloved
Lake of Sorrow

4
24 votes
50
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

4
21 votes
51
Therapy?
Semi-Detached

3.99
49 votes
52
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

3.98
176 votes
53
Solstice (UK)
New Dark Age

3.98
63 votes
54
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

3.98
3528 votes
55
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

3.96
100 votes
56
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

3.96
690 votes
57
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.95
588 votes
58
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

3.95
486 votes
59
System of a Down
Sugar

3.95
158 votes
60
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

3.95
164 votes
61
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

3.94
101 votes
62
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.92
1232 votes
63
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

3.91
147 votes
64
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

3.91
68 votes
65
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

3.9
87 votes
66
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.89
38 votes
67
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

3.89
424 votes
68
Extol
Burial

3.89
222 votes
69
Botch
American Nervoso

3.89
557 votes
70
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

3.88
56 votes
71
Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment

3.88
274 votes
72
Conception
Flow

3.88
66 votes
73
Cryptopsy
Whisper Supremacy

3.86
442 votes
74
Mago de Oz
La Leyenda de la Mancha

3.86
36 votes
75
Thyrfing
Thyrfing

3.86
21 votes
76
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing

3.85
1014 votes
77
Dir En Grey
Jealous

3.85
30 votes
78
Mithotyn
King of the Distant Forest

3.85
20 votes
79
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

3.84
16 votes
80
Aeternus
...and So the Night Became

3.84
50 votes
81
Soilent Green
Sewn Mouth Secrets

3.83
90 votes
82
Hecate Enthroned
Dark Requiems And The Unsilent Massacre

3.83
36 votes
83
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

3.83
142 votes
84
Odium (NOR)
The Sad Realm of the Stars

3.83
20 votes
85
Anata
The Infernal Depths of Hatred

3.82
128 votes
86
U.D.O.
No Limits

3.81
16 votes
87
Katatonia
Discouraged Ones

3.81
692 votes
88
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

3.81
49 votes
89
Savatage
The Wake Of Magellan

3.8
291 votes
90
All Out War
For Those Who Were Crucified

3.8
50 votes
91
Angel Dust
Border of Reality

3.8
40 votes
92
Buzzov-en
...At A Loss

3.79
24 votes
93
Rammstein
Sehnsucht

3.79
832 votes
94
Primordial
A Journey's End

3.79
63 votes
95
Absu
In the Eyes of Ioldánach

3.79
14 votes
96
Apocalyptica
Inquisition Symphony

3.78
130 votes
97
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Under the Running Board

3.78
419 votes
98
Symphony X
Twilight in Olympus

3.78
630 votes
99
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

3.77
75 votes
100
Judas Iscariot
Distant In Solitary Night

3.77
28 votes
101
Nokturnal Mortum
To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire

3.77
43 votes
102
Old Man's Child
Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion

3.76
44 votes
103
Nasum
Inhale/Exhale

3.75
121 votes
104
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

3.75
970 votes
105
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

3.72
104 votes
106
Thorns
Thorns vs Emperor (split w/ Emperor)

3.71
14 votes
107
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

3.71
187 votes
108
Stratovarius
Destiny

3.71
384 votes
109
Cephalic Carnage
Exploiting Dysfunction

3.7
69 votes
110
Running Wild
The Rivalry

3.7
70 votes
111
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

3.7
28 votes
112
Bolt Thrower
Mercenary

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

3.69
692 votes
114
Arghoslent
Galloping Through the Battle Ruins

3.69
222 votes
115
Pitchshifter
www.pitchshifter.com

3.69
138 votes
116
Moonspell
Sin/Pecado

3.69
85 votes
117
Kilgore
A Search for Reason

3.68
22 votes
118
Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied

3.68
28 votes
119
Exhumed
Gore Metal

3.67
43 votes
120
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

3.67
474 votes
121
Helloween
Better Than Raw

3.66
440 votes
122
HammerFall
Legacy of Kings

3.66
142 votes
123
Negura Bunget
Sala Molksa

3.66
38 votes
124
Windy and Carl
Depths

3.66
16 votes
125
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.65
57 votes
126
Borknagar
The Archaic Course

3.65
140 votes
127
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

3.65
17 votes
128
Catamenia
Halls Of Frozen North

3.64
21 votes
129
Within Temptation
The Dance

3.64
30 votes
130
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

3.64
546 votes
131
Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi

3.64
58 votes
132
Primal Fear
Primal Fear

3.63
36 votes
133
Bal-Sagoth
Battle Magic

3.63
38 votes
134
Stars of the Lid
Per Aspera Ad Astra

3.63
48 votes
135
Amon Amarth
Once Sent from the Golden Hall

3.61
710 votes
136
Evergrey
The Dark Discovery

3.61
80 votes
137
Stuck Mojo
Rising

3.61
19 votes
138
Madball
Look My Way

3.61
19 votes
139
Malevolent Creation
The Fine Art of Murder

3.6
86 votes
140
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

3.6
360 votes
141
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

3.6
62 votes
142
King Diamond
Voodoo

3.59
303 votes
143
Ulver
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

3.59
213 votes
144
Graveland
Immortal Pride

3.58
20 votes
145
Cannibal Corpse
Gallery of Suicide

3.57
399 votes
146
Nocturnal Breed
No Retreat... No Surrender

3.57
14 votes
147
Vintersorg
Hedniskhjartad

3.56
32 votes
148
Merzbow
1930

3.56
74 votes
149
Naglfar
Diabolical

3.56
58 votes
150
...and Oceans
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

3.56
17 votes
151
Angra
Fireworks

3.55
150 votes
152
Garden of Shadows
Heart of the Corona

3.55
42 votes
153
Sentenced
Frozen

3.54
100 votes
154
Circle of Dust
Disengage

3.53
15 votes
155
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

3.53
32 votes
156
Yngwie Malmsteen
Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra

3.53
78 votes
157
Katatonia
Saw You Drown

3.52
56 votes
158
The Haunted
The Haunted

3.51
266 votes
159
Carpathian Forest
Black Shining Leather

3.51
56 votes
160
Korn
Follow the Leader

3.51
3586 votes
161
King's X
Tape Head

3.5
39 votes
162
Freak Kitchen
Freak Kitchen

3.5
15 votes
163
Funeral Mist
Devilry

3.5
13 votes
164
Marduk
Nightwing

3.49
148 votes
165
Solitude Aeturnus
Adagio

3.48
50 votes
166
Ultraspank
Ultraspank

3.48
27 votes
167
Limbonic Art
Epitome Of Illusion

3.48
21 votes
168
Shining (SWE)
Submit to Selfdestruction

3.45
33 votes
169
Crimson Moonlight
Eternal Emperor

3.45
22 votes
170
Enslaved
Blodhemn

3.45
280 votes
171
Riot
Inishmore

3.44
18 votes
172
Benediction
Grind Bastard

3.43
22 votes
173
Threshold
Clone

3.43
40 votes
174
Steve Vai
Flex-Able Leftovers

3.42
32 votes
175
Rage
XIII

3.42
38 votes
176
Agnostic Front
Something's Gotta Give

3.42
38 votes
177
Soulfly
Soulfly

3.42
632 votes
178
Balance of Power
Book of Secrets

3.42
18 votes
179
Poison the Well
Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

3.41
129 votes
180
Dir En Grey
-I'll-

3.41
33 votes
181
Soilwork
Steelbath Suicide

3.39
771 votes
182
Orgy
Candyass

3.38
346 votes
183
Behemoth
Pandemonic Incantations

3.35
280 votes
184
Anvil
Speed of Sound

3.33
45 votes
185
Godsmack
Godsmack

3.32
1158 votes
186
Galactic Cowboys
At The End Of The Day

3.31
16 votes
187
Krisiun
Apocalyptic Revelation

3.29
29 votes
188
Dimmu Borgir
Godless Savage Garden

3.28
101 votes
189
Raise Hell
Holy Target

3.28
18 votes
190
Abigor
Supreme Immortal Art

3.27
24 votes
191
Mercenary
First Breath

3.27
26 votes
192
Blue Oyster Cult
Heaven Forbid

3.26
39 votes
193
Sinister
Aggressive Measures

3.25
24 votes
194
Agathodaimon
Blacken the Angel

3.25
16 votes
195
Septicflesh
A Fallen Temple

3.24
49 votes
196
Gorgoroth
Destroyer

3.24
115 votes
197
Cathedral
Caravan Beyond Redemption

3.24
72 votes
198
Einherjer
Odin Owns Ye All

3.23
30 votes
199
Pig Destroyer
Explosions in Ward 6

3.22
98 votes
200
Heaven Shall Burn
In Battle There Is No Law

3.22
114 votes



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