Best Metal Albums of 1998


01
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.38
4226 votes
02
Gorguts
Obscura

4.37
1442 votes
03
Unholy (FIN)
Rapture

4.3
15 votes
04
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.28
88 votes
05
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.28
2238 votes
06
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

4.26
19 votes
07
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aegis

4.25
114 votes
08
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.25
484 votes
09
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

4.22
4444 votes
10
Samael
Exodus

4.21
34 votes
11
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.2
269 votes
12
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

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

4.19
42 votes
14
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

4.18
100 votes
15
Bethlehem
S.U.I.Z.I.D

4.15
39 votes
16
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

4.15
17 votes
17
Dan Swano
Moontower

4.13
678 votes
18
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4.13
82 votes
19
Grief
Torso

4.13
24 votes
20
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

4.12
354 votes
21
Therion
Vovin

4.12
133 votes
22
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.1
248 votes
23
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.1
72 votes
24
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

4.09
27 votes
25
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

4.09
66 votes
26
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.09
601 votes
27
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

4.08
68 votes
28
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
6306 votes
29
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

4.08
26 votes
30
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

4.08
26 votes
31
Sculptured
The Spear Of The Lily Is Aureoled

4.08
13 votes
32
Kekal
Beyond The Glimpse of Dreams

4.07
14 votes
33
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.07
52 votes
34
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.06
193 votes
35
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.05
528 votes
36
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

4.05
38 votes
37
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

4.05
98 votes
38
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.03
99 votes
39
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

4.02
33 votes
40
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

4.01
210 votes
41
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

4
1395 votes
42
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

4
116 votes
43
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

4
56 votes
44
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

4
36 votes
45
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

4
30 votes
46
Skepticism
Aes(EP)

4
26 votes
47
The Sins of Thy Beloved
Lake of Sorrow

4
24 votes
48
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

4
21 votes
49
X Japan
The Last Song

3.99
84 votes
50
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

3.98
176 votes
51
Solstice (Metal)
New Dark Age

3.98
63 votes
52
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

3.98
3498 votes
53
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

3.96
686 votes
54
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

3.96
100 votes
55
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

3.95
481 votes
56
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.95
580 votes
57
System of a Down
Sugar

3.95
158 votes
58
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

3.94
80 votes
59
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

3.93
100 votes
60
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.92
1224 votes
61
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

3.91
145 votes
62
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

3.91
68 votes
63
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.89
38 votes
64
Extol
Burial

3.89
222 votes
65
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

3.89
420 votes
66
Botch
American Nervoso

3.89
555 votes
67
Conception
Flow

3.89
62 votes
68
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

3.88
55 votes
69
Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment

3.88
273 votes
70
Cryptopsy
Whisper Supremacy

3.86
437 votes
71
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

3.86
87 votes
72
Mago de Oz
La Leyenda de la Mancha

3.86
36 votes
73
Thyrfing
Thyrfing

3.86
21 votes
74
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing

3.85
1007 votes
75
Dir En Grey
Jealous

3.85
30 votes
76
Mithotyn
King of the Distant Forest

3.85
20 votes
77
Soilent Green
Sewn Mouth Secrets

3.84
88 votes
78
Aeternus
...and So the Night Became

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

3.83
36 votes
80
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

3.83
15 votes
81
Odium (NOR)
The Sad Realm of the Stars

3.83
20 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
Savatage
The Wake Of Magellan

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

3.81
16 votes
86
Katatonia
Discouraged Ones

3.81
686 votes
87
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

3.81
49 votes
88
All Out War
For Those Who Were Crucified

3.8
50 votes
89
Angel Dust
Border of Reality

3.8
40 votes
90
Rammstein
Sehnsucht

3.79
827 votes
91
Absu
In the Eyes of Ioldánach

3.79
14 votes
92
Apocalyptica
Inquisition Symphony

3.78
130 votes
93
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Under the Running Board

3.78
836 votes
94
Symphony X
Twilight in Olympus

3.78
626 votes
95
Primordial
A Journey's End

3.78
61 votes
96
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

3.77
75 votes
97
Judas Iscariot
Distant In Solitary Night

3.77
28 votes
98
Nokturnal Mortum
To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire

3.77
43 votes
99
Old Man's Child
Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion

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

3.75
20 votes
101
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

3.74
955 votes
102
Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied

3.73
26 votes
103
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

3.72
185 votes
104
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

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

3.71
14 votes
106
Stratovarius
Destiny

3.7
381 votes
107
Cephalic Carnage
Exploiting Dysfunction

3.7
69 votes
108
Bolt Thrower
Mercenary

3.7
119 votes
109
Moonspell
Sin/Pecado

3.7
82 votes
110
Pitchshifter
www.pitchshifter.com

3.69
138 votes
111
Exhumed
Gore Metal

3.69
40 votes
112
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

3.69
27 votes
113
Running Wild
The Rivalry

3.68
66 votes
114
Kilgore
A Search for Reason

3.68
22 votes
115
Nile
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka

3.68
684 votes
116
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

3.68
472 votes
117
Arghoslent
Galloping Through the Battle Ruins

3.67
216 votes
118
Helloween
Better Than Raw

3.66
440 votes
119
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.66
57 votes
120
Negura Bunget
Sala Molksa

3.66
38 votes
121
HammerFall
Legacy of Kings

3.66
140 votes
122
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

3.65
268 votes
123
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

3.65
17 votes
124
Catamenia
Halls Of Frozen North

3.64
21 votes
125
Windy and Carl
Depths

3.63
15 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
136 votes
131
Amon Amarth
Once Sent from the Golden Hall

3.61
696 votes
132
Stars of the Lid
Per Aspera Ad Astra

3.61
45 votes
133
Ulver
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

3.61
208 votes
134
Madball
Look My Way

3.61
19 votes
135
Stuck Mojo
Rising

3.61
19 votes
136
Malevolent Creation
The Fine Art of Murder

3.6
86 votes
137
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

3.6
355 votes
138
King Diamond
Voodoo

3.6
200 votes
139
Within Temptation
The Dance

3.59
29 votes
140
Bal-Sagoth
Battle Magic

3.59
38 votes
141
Fuel
Sunburn

3.59
142 votes
142
Cannibal Corpse
Gallery of Suicide

3.58
394 votes
143
Graveland
Immortal Pride

3.58
20 votes
144
Nocturnal Breed
No Retreat... No Surrender

3.57
14 votes
145
Vintersorg
Hedniskhjartad

3.56
32 votes
146
...and Oceans
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

3.56
16 votes
147
Merzbow
1930

3.56
74 votes
148
Naglfar
Diabolical

3.56
58 votes
149
Angra
Fireworks

3.55
148 votes
150
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

3.55
60 votes
151
Circle of Dust
Disengage

3.53
15 votes
152
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

3.53
32 votes
153
Sentenced
Frozen

3.53
100 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
The Haunted
The Haunted

3.51
266 votes
157
Korn
Follow the Leader

3.51
3562 votes
158
Carpathian Forest
Black Shining Leather

3.5
55 votes
159
King's X
Tape Head

3.5
39 votes
160
Freak Kitchen
Freak Kitchen

3.5
15 votes
161
Ultraspank
Ultraspank

3.48
26 votes
162
Limbonic Art
Epitome Of Illusion

3.48
21 votes
163
Threshold
Clone

3.48
40 votes
164
Enslaved
Blodhemn

3.46
272 votes
165
Shining (SWE)
Submit to Selfdestruction

3.45
33 votes
166
Crimson Moonlight
Eternal Emperor

3.45
22 votes
167
Riot
Inishmore

3.44
18 votes
168
Marduk
Nightwing

3.44
138 votes
169
Benediction
Grind Bastard

3.43
22 votes
170
Steve Vai
Flex-Able Leftovers

3.42
32 votes
171
Soulfly
Soulfly

3.42
632 votes
172
Agnostic Front
Something's Gotta Give

3.42
38 votes
173
Rage
XIII

3.42
38 votes
174
Balance of Power
Book of Secrets

3.42
18 votes
175
Dir En Grey
-I'll-

3.41
33 votes
176
Poison the Well
Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

3.41
129 votes
177
Soilwork
Steelbath Suicide

3.4
771 votes
178
Solitude Aeturnus
Adagio

3.4
46 votes
179
Anvil
Speed of Sound

3.39
42 votes
180
Orgy
Candyass

3.38
348 votes
181
Behemoth
Pandemonic Incantations

3.35
278 votes
182
Godsmack
Godsmack

3.33
1156 votes
183
Galactic Cowboys
At The End Of The Day

3.31
16 votes
184
Krisiun
Apocalyptic Revelation

3.29
29 votes
185
Mercenary
First Breath

3.29
24 votes
186
Dimmu Borgir
Godless Savage Garden

3.29
99 votes
187
Abigor
Supreme Immortal Art

3.27
24 votes
188
Blue Oyster Cult
Heaven Forbid

3.26
39 votes
189
Sinister
Aggressive Measures

3.25
24 votes
190
Septicflesh
A Fallen Temple

3.24
49 votes
191
Cathedral
Caravan Beyond Redemption

3.24
72 votes
192
Einherjer
Odin Owns Ye All

3.23
30 votes
193
Heaven Shall Burn
In Battle There Is No Law

3.22
114 votes
194
Pig Destroyer
Explosions in Ward 6

3.22
96 votes
195
Gorgoroth
Destroyer

3.19
114 votes
196
Mortician
Zombie Apocalypse

3.19
16 votes
197
Raise Hell
Holy Target

3.19
16 votes
198
Lunar Aurora
Seelenfeuer

3.18
14 votes
199
Project 86
Project 86

3.18
57 votes
200
Agathodaimon
Blacken the Angel

3.17
15 votes



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