Best Metal Albums of 1998


01
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.38
4298 votes
02
Gorguts
Obscura

4.36
1478 votes
03
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.29
90 votes
04
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.28
2292 votes
05
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aegis

4.26
113 votes
06
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.24
494 votes
07
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

4.22
4480 votes
08
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

4.21
38 votes
09
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

4.2
20 votes
10
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.2
271 votes
11
Samael
Exodus

4.19
36 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
308 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
693 votes
19
Therion
Vovin

4.13
139 votes
20
Grief
Torso

4.13
24 votes
21
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

4.12
372 votes
22
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

4.11
18 votes
23
Forest of Shadows
Under The Dying Sun

4.1
15 votes
24
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.09
1224 votes
25
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4.09
82 votes
26
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.09
99 votes
27
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.09
254 votes
28
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.09
78 votes
29
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

4.09
28 votes
30
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

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

4.08
6380 votes
32
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

4.08
26 votes
33
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

4.07
69 votes
34
Tarot
For The Glory Of Nothing

4.07
14 votes
35
Kekal
Beyond The Glimpse of Dreams

4.07
14 votes
36
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.07
196 votes
37
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.07
53 votes
38
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.06
535 votes
39
Solstice (UK)
New Dark Age

4.05
60 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
209 votes
45
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

4.01
1422 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
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

4
30 votes
51
The Sins of Thy Beloved
Lake of Sorrow

4
24 votes
52
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

4
20 votes
53
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

3.98
176 votes
54
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

3.98
3528 votes
55
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

3.97
37 votes
56
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

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

3.96
168 votes
58
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

3.95
696 votes
59
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.95
586 votes
60
System of a Down
Sugar

3.95
158 votes
61
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

3.95
490 votes
62
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

3.94
101 votes
63
Eldritch
El Nino

3.93
14 votes
64
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

3.92
148 votes
65
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.92
1238 votes
66
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

3.91
70 votes
67
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.9
40 votes
68
Extol
Burial

3.89
222 votes
69
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

3.89
428 votes
70
Botch
American Nervoso

3.89
560 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

3.88
276 votes
75
Cryptopsy
Whisper Supremacy

3.87
896 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
1024 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
Odium (NOR)
The Sad Realm of the Stars

3.83
20 votes
84
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

3.82
144 votes
85
Anata
The Infernal Depths of Hatred

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

3.81
16 votes
87
Katatonia
Discouraged Ones

3.81
694 votes
88
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

3.81
49 votes
89
Angel Dust
Border of Reality

3.8
40 votes
90
Savatage
The Wake Of Magellan

3.8
297 votes
91
Rammstein
Sehnsucht

3.79
834 votes
92
Primordial
A Journey's End

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

3.79
28 votes
94
Symphony X
Twilight in Olympus

3.79
634 votes
95
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Under the Running Board

3.78
423 votes
96
Apocalyptica
Inquisition Symphony

3.78
131 votes
97
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

3.77
76 votes
98
All Out War
For Those Who Were Crucified

3.77
52 votes
99
Judas Iscariot
Distant In Solitary Night

3.76
29 votes
100
Nasum
Inhale/Exhale

3.76
124 votes
101
Nokturnal Mortum
To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire

3.76
45 votes
102
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

3.75
975 votes
103
Stratovarius
Destiny

3.72
390 votes
104
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

3.72
186 votes
105
Thorns
Thorns vs Emperor (split w/ Emperor)

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

3.71
45 votes
107
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

3.71
106 votes
108
Exhumed
Gore Metal

3.7
44 votes
109
Moonspell
Sin/Pecado

3.7
89 votes
110
Cephalic Carnage
Exploiting Dysfunction

3.7
70 votes
111
Running Wild
The Rivalry

3.7
70 votes
112
Hecate Enthroned
Dark Requiems And The Unsilent Massacre

3.7
40 votes
113
Nile
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka

3.7
692 votes
114
Pitchshifter
www.pitchshifter.com

3.69
138 votes
115
Absu
In the Eyes of Ioldánach

3.69
16 votes
116
Bolt Thrower
Mercenary

3.68
242 votes
117
Kilgore
A Search for Reason

3.68
22 votes
118
Arghoslent
Galloping Through the Battle Ruins

3.68
225 votes
119
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

3.68
25 votes
120
Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied

3.68
28 votes
121
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

3.68
17 votes
122
HammerFall
Legacy of Kings

3.67
142 votes
123
Helloween
Better Than Raw

3.67
442 votes
124
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

3.66
482 votes
125
Negura Bunget
Sala Molksa

3.66
38 votes
126
Windy and Carl
Depths

3.66
16 votes
127
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.65
57 votes
128
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

3.65
550 votes
129
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

3.65
17 votes
130
Primal Fear
Primal Fear

3.64
37 votes
131
Within Temptation
The Dance

3.64
30 votes
132
Borknagar
The Archaic Course

3.62
142 votes
133
Stars of the Lid
Per Aspera Ad Astra

3.62
49 votes
134
Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi

3.62
60 votes
135
Amon Amarth
Once Sent from the Golden Hall

3.62
712 votes
136
Bal-Sagoth
Battle Magic

3.62
39 votes
137
Catamenia
Halls Of Frozen North

3.61
22 votes
138
Evergrey
The Dark Discovery

3.61
82 votes
139
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

3.61
363 votes
140
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

3.61
66 votes
141
Madball
Look My Way

3.61
19 votes
142
King Diamond
Voodoo

3.6
315 votes
143
Stuck Mojo
Rising

3.6
40 votes
144
Fuel
Sunburn

3.6
143 votes
145
Malevolent Creation
The Fine Art of Murder

3.6
94 votes
146
Graveland
Immortal Pride

3.6
21 votes
147
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

3.59
34 votes
148
Ulver
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

3.58
217 votes
149
Merzbow
1930

3.57
76 votes
150
Nocturnal Breed
No Retreat... No Surrender

3.57
14 votes
151
Vintersorg
Hedniskhjartad

3.56
32 votes
152
Cannibal Corpse
Gallery of Suicide

3.56
406 votes
153
Naglfar
Diabolical

3.56
58 votes
154
Sentenced
Frozen

3.55
102 votes
155
Garden of Shadows
Heart of the Corona

3.55
42 votes
156
Angra
Fireworks

3.55
154 votes
157
Circle of Dust
Disengage

3.53
15 votes
158
...and Oceans
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

3.53
18 votes
159
Yngwie Malmsteen
Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra

3.53
78 votes
160
Katatonia
Saw You Drown

3.52
56 votes
161
The Haunted
The Haunted

3.51
270 votes
162
Carpathian Forest
Black Shining Leather

3.51
58 votes
163
Korn
Follow the Leader

3.51
3608 votes
164
Marduk
Nightwing

3.5
154 votes
165
King's X
Tape Head

3.5
39 votes
166
Ultraspank
Ultraspank

3.5
28 votes
167
Freak Kitchen
Freak Kitchen

3.5
15 votes
168
Limbonic Art
Epitome Of Illusion

3.48
20 votes
169
Solitude Aeturnus
Adagio

3.47
52 votes
170
Crimson Moonlight
Eternal Emperor

3.45
22 votes
171
Enslaved
Blodhemn

3.45
292 votes
172
Riot
Inishmore

3.44
18 votes
173
Funeral Mist
Devilry

3.44
16 votes
174
Threshold
Clone

3.43
40 votes
175
Agnostic Front
Something's Gotta Give

3.42
39 votes
176
Steve Vai
Flex-Able Leftovers

3.42
32 votes
177
Rage
XIII

3.42
38 votes
178
Balance of Power
Book of Secrets

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

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

3.41
33 votes
181
Soulfly
Soulfly

3.41
638 votes
182
A Canorous Quintet
The Only Pure Hate

3.4
15 votes
183
Benediction
Grind Bastard

3.4
24 votes
184
Soilwork
Steelbath Suicide

3.4
774 votes
185
Orgy
Candyass

3.37
350 votes
186
Shining (SWE)
Submit to Selfdestruction

3.35
30 votes
187
Behemoth
Pandemonic Incantations

3.35
282 votes
188
Godsmack
Godsmack

3.32
1162 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

3.29
29 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
Zebrahead
Waste of Mind

3.26
78 votes
197
Cathedral
Caravan Beyond Redemption

3.25
76 votes
198
Sinister
Aggressive Measures

3.25
24 votes
199
Agathodaimon
Blacken the Angel

3.25
16 votes
200
Septicflesh
A Fallen Temple

3.25
51 votes



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