Best Metal Albums of 1998


01
Gorguts
Obscura

4.37
1922 votes
02
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.37
7506 votes
03
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.29
2604 votes
04
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.27
142 votes
05
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.24
570 votes
06
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

4.23
26 votes
07
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

4.22
5008 votes
08
Samael
Exodus

4.21
52 votes
09
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

4.2
27 votes
10
Sex Machineguns
Sex Machinegun

4.2
15 votes
11
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.2
315 votes
12
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aegis

4.19
147 votes
13
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

4.18
186 votes
14
Solstice (UK)
New Dark Age

4.17
87 votes
15
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

4.17
78 votes
16
Unholy (FIN)
Rapture

4.17
18 votes
17
Grief
Torso

4.16
44 votes
18
Sculptured
The Spear Of The Lily Is Aureoled

4.16
16 votes
19
Bethlehem
S.U.I.Z.I.D

4.15
69 votes
20
Buckethead
Colma

4.15
339 votes
21
Kekal
Beyond The Glimpse of Dreams

4.15
20 votes
22
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

4.14
462 votes
23
The Chasm
Deathcult for Eternity: The Triumph

4.14
120 votes
24
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.13
126 votes
25
Therion
Vovin

4.13
168 votes
26
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

4.13
48 votes
27
Time Machines
Time Machines

4.13
20 votes
28
Dan Swano
Moontower

4.12
822 votes
29
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.1
77 votes
30
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

4.1
58 votes
31
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.1
314 votes
32
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.09
702 votes
33
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.09
7044 votes
34
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.08
230 votes
35
Spiritual Beggars
Mantra III

4.06
39 votes
36
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4.06
96 votes
37
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

4.06
196 votes
38
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.06
614 votes
39
Gehenna
Adimiron Black

4.05
20 votes
40
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.04
116 votes
41
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

4.04
50 votes
42
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

4.03
36 votes
43
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

4.02
87 votes
44
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

4.01
109 votes
45
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

4
252 votes
46
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

4
44 votes
47
Tarot
For The Glory Of Nothing

4
20 votes
48
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

3.99
1563 votes
49
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

3.98
2606 votes
50
X Japan
The Last Song

3.98
138 votes
51
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

3.97
68 votes
52
Conception
Flow

3.97
86 votes
53
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

3.97
401 votes
54
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

3.97
200 votes
55
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

3.96
1120 votes
56
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

3.96
25 votes
57
System of a Down
Sugar

3.96
158 votes
58
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.95
696 votes
59
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

3.95
202 votes
60
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

3.95
116 votes
61
Order From Chaos
An Ending In Fire

3.95
38 votes
62
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

3.94
35 votes
63
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

3.94
174 votes
64
Buzzov-en
...At A Loss

3.93
30 votes
65
Angel Dust
Border of Reality

3.93
87 votes
66
Extol
Burial

3.93
276 votes
67
Eldritch
El Nino

3.93
14 votes
68
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

3.92
494 votes
69
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

3.92
36 votes
70
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.91
1442 votes
71
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

3.91
128 votes
72
Skepticism
Aes(EP)

3.9
42 votes
73
Megaherz
Kopfschuss

3.9
25 votes
74
Desaster
Hellfire's Dominion

3.9
20 votes
75
Botch
American Nervoso

3.89
624 votes
76
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

3.89
45 votes
77
Gorgasm
Stabwound Intercourse

3.88
13 votes
78
Frozen Shadows
Dans les Bras des Immortels

3.88
13 votes
79
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

3.88
64 votes
80
Aeternus
...and So the Night Became

3.88
58 votes
81
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

3.88
98 votes
82
Bloodlet
The Seraphim Fall

3.88
16 votes
83
Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment

3.87
299 votes
84
Mago de Oz
La Leyenda de la Mancha

3.87
82 votes
85
Anata
The Infernal Depths of Hatred

3.86
76 votes
86
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

3.86
108 votes
87
Cryptopsy
Whisper Supremacy

3.85
522 votes
88
Saturnus
For the Loveless Lonely Nights

3.85
20 votes
89
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

3.84
114 votes
90
Primordial
A Journey's End

3.84
82 votes
91
Katatonia
Discouraged Ones

3.84
854 votes
92
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.84
56 votes
93
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing

3.84
1145 votes
94
The Sins of Thy Beloved
Lake of Sorrow

3.83
60 votes
95
Skycamefalling
To Forever Embrace The Sun

3.83
30 votes
96
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

3.82
158 votes
97
All Out War
For Those Who Were Crucified

3.82
50 votes
98
Dir En Grey
Jealous

3.82
33 votes
99
Savatage
The Wake Of Magellan

3.81
348 votes
100
Soilent Green
Sewn Mouth Secrets

3.81
110 votes
101
Mithotyn
King of the Distant Forest

3.81
26 votes
102
Thyrfing
Thyrfing

3.8
28 votes
103
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

3.8
66 votes
104
Symphony X
Twilight in Olympus

3.79
714 votes
105
Soilent Green
A String of Lies

3.79
14 votes
106
Heavenwood
Swallow

3.79
14 votes
107
Rammstein
Sehnsucht

3.78
943 votes
108
Morning Again
As Tradition Dies Slowly

3.78
16 votes
109
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Under the Running Board

3.78
459 votes
110
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

3.78
1121 votes
111
Apocalyptica
Inquisition Symphony

3.77
147 votes
112
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

3.76
148 votes
113
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

3.76
78 votes
114
Nokturnal Mortum
To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire

3.75
50 votes
115
Stratovarius
Destiny

3.74
444 votes
116
Nasum
Inhale/Exhale

3.74
147 votes
117
Odium (NOR)
The Sad Realm of the Stars

3.74
25 votes
118
Beheaded
Perpetual Mockery

3.73
13 votes
119
Judas Iscariot
Distant In Solitary Night

3.72
34 votes
120
Arghoslent
Galloping Through the Battle Ruins

3.72
285 votes
121
The Body Lovers
Number One of Three

3.7
15 votes
122
Unsane
Occupational Hazard

3.7
28 votes
123
Primal Fear
Primal Fear

3.7
110 votes
124
Nile
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka

3.69
788 votes
125
Absu
In the Eyes of Ioldánach

3.69
16 votes
126
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

3.69
16 votes
127
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

3.69
560 votes
128
HammerFall
Legacy of Kings

3.68
330 votes
129
Within Temptation
The Dance

3.68
31 votes
130
Bolt Thrower
Mercenary

3.68
306 votes
131
Hecate Enthroned
Dark Requiems And The Unsilent Massacre

3.67
23 votes
132
Moonspell
Sin/Pecado

3.67
113 votes
133
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

3.67
223 votes
134
Cephalic Carnage
Exploiting Dysfunction

3.67
80 votes
135
Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi

3.66
71 votes
136
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.66
65 votes
137
Helloween
Better Than Raw

3.66
492 votes
138
Running Wild
The Rivalry

3.66
90 votes
139
Old Man's Child
Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion

3.65
104 votes
140
12 Rods
Split Personalities

3.65
13 votes
141
Borknagar
The Archaic Course

3.65
188 votes
142
Evanescence
Evanescence EP

3.65
63 votes
143
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

3.64
626 votes
144
Bal-Sagoth
Battle Magic

3.64
138 votes
145
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

3.64
92 votes
146
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

3.64
432 votes
147
U.D.O.
No Limits

3.64
22 votes
148
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

3.64
37 votes
149
Threshold
Clone

3.63
52 votes
150
Ulver
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

3.63
256 votes
151
Exhumed
Gore Metal

3.63
59 votes
152
earthtone9
Lo-Def(inition) Discord

3.63
16 votes
153
Bass Communion
Bass Communion

3.63
16 votes
154
Cypress Hill
IV

3.62
200 votes
155
Windy and Carl
Depths

3.61
18 votes
156
Pitchshifter
www.pitchshifter.com

3.61
168 votes
157
...and Oceans
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

3.61
19 votes
158
Thorns
Thorns vs Emperor (split w/ Emperor)

3.61
19 votes
159
Stars of the Lid
Per Aspera Ad Astra

3.6
58 votes
160
Kilgore
A Search for Reason

3.6
20 votes
161
Malevolent Creation
The Fine Art of Murder

3.6
114 votes
162
Naglfar
Diabolical

3.58
65 votes
163
Amon Amarth
Once Sent from the Golden Hall

3.58
818 votes
164
Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied

3.58
31 votes
165
OOMPH!
Unrein

3.58
25 votes
166
Evergrey
The Dark Discovery

3.57
144 votes
167
Madball
Look My Way

3.57
29 votes
168
King Diamond
Voodoo

3.57
372 votes
169
Negura Bunget
Sala Molksa

3.57
46 votes
170
Vintersorg
Hedniskhjartad

3.56
32 votes
171
Angra
Fireworks

3.56
200 votes
172
Paysage d'Hiver
Die Festung

3.55
73 votes
173
Marduk
Nightwing

3.55
188 votes
174
Garden of Shadows
Heart of the Corona

3.54
46 votes
175
Cannibal Corpse
Gallery of Suicide

3.54
461 votes
176
Limbonic Art
Epitome Of Illusion

3.53
29 votes
177
Katatonia
Saw You Drown

3.53
62 votes
178
Paysage d'Hiver
Schattengang

3.53
63 votes
179
Freak Kitchen
Freak Kitchen

3.53
16 votes
180
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

3.53
38 votes
181
Graveland
Immortal Pride

3.52
25 votes
182
Catamenia
Halls Of Frozen North

3.52
27 votes
183
The Haunted
The Haunted

3.52
429 votes
184
Korn
Follow the Leader

3.5
3980 votes
185
Merzbow
1930

3.5
90 votes
186
Stuck Mojo
Rising

3.5
48 votes
187
King's X
Tape Head

3.5
45 votes
188
Crimson Moonlight
Eternal Emperor

3.5
24 votes
189
Whiplash
Thrashback

3.5
14 votes
190
Sentenced
Frozen

3.49
124 votes
191
Carpathian Forest
Black Shining Leather

3.49
67 votes
192
Circle of Dust
Disengage

3.47
18 votes
193
Yngwie Malmsteen
Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra

3.46
96 votes
194
Eliane Radigue
Trilogie de la Mort

3.46
24 votes
195
Enslaved
Blodhemn

3.46
360 votes
196
Poison the Well
Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

3.45
142 votes
197
Ultraspank
Ultraspank

3.44
34 votes
198
Rage
XIII

3.44
48 votes
199
Agathodaimon
Blacken the Angel

3.43
22 votes
200
Balance of Power
Book of Secrets

3.43
21 votes



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