Best Metal Albums of 1998


01
Gorguts
Obscura

4.38
2032 votes
02
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.37
7752 votes
03
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.3
2682 votes
04
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.29
146 votes
05
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.24
616 votes
06
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

4.23
28 votes
07
Saviour Machine
Legend Part II

4.23
13 votes
08
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

4.22
5148 votes
09
Sex Machineguns
Sex Machinegun

4.2
15 votes
10
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aegis

4.19
155 votes
11
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

4.19
88 votes
12
Unholy (FIN)
Rapture

4.19
24 votes
13
Bethlehem
S.U.I.Z.I.D

4.19
81 votes
14
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.18
345 votes
15
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

4.18
132 votes
16
Samael
Exodus

4.18
56 votes
17
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

4.17
496 votes
18
Kekal
Beyond The Glimpse of Dreams

4.15
20 votes
19
Buckethead
Colma

4.15
345 votes
20
Solstice (UK)
New Dark Age

4.14
96 votes
21
Dan Swano
Moontower

4.13
876 votes
22
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

4.13
31 votes
23
The Chasm
Deathcult for Eternity: The Triumph

4.13
140 votes
24
Therion
Vovin

4.13
346 votes
25
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

4.13
48 votes
26
Grief
Torso

4.12
50 votes
27
Sculptured
The Spear Of The Lily Is Aureoled

4.12
17 votes
28
Time Machines
Time Machines

4.11
22 votes
29
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.11
94 votes
30
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.1
83 votes
31
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.1
342 votes
32
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.09
241 votes
33
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
7212 votes
34
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.08
715 votes
35
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

4.07
204 votes
36
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.07
635 votes
37
Spiritual Beggars
Mantra III

4.06
39 votes
38
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4.06
104 votes
39
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

4.06
54 votes
40
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

4.03
62 votes
41
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

4.03
53 votes
42
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

4.03
38 votes
43
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.02
126 votes
44
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

4.01
114 votes
45
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

4
272 votes
46
Order From Chaos
An Ending In Fire

4
48 votes
47
Gehenna
Adimiron Black

4
22 votes
48
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

3.99
214 votes
49
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

3.99
1623 votes
50
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

3.99
2756 votes
51
X Japan
The Last Song

3.98
141 votes
52
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

3.97
95 votes
53
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

3.97
1156 votes
54
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

3.97
830 votes
55
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

3.97
122 votes
56
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

3.96
214 votes
57
System of a Down
Sugar

3.96
160 votes
58
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

3.96
26 votes
59
Tarot
For The Glory Of Nothing

3.95
22 votes
60
Bloodlet
The Seraphim Fall

3.95
20 votes
61
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.95
738 votes
62
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

3.95
74 votes
63
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

3.94
185 votes
64
Extol
Burial

3.93
291 votes
65
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

3.93
37 votes
66
Eldritch
El Nino

3.93
14 votes
67
Conception
Flow

3.93
94 votes
68
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

3.92
510 votes
69
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

3.92
36 votes
70
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

3.91
68 votes
71
Desaster
Hellfire's Dominion

3.91
22 votes
72
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

3.9
94 votes
73
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.9
1468 votes
74
Botch
American Nervoso

3.9
650 votes
75
Megaherz
Kopfschuss

3.9
24 votes
76
Buzzov-en
...At A Loss

3.89
38 votes
77
Aeternus
...and So the Night Became

3.89
66 votes
78
Skepticism
Aes(EP)

3.89
46 votes
79
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

3.89
136 votes
80
Ancient Rites
Fatherland

3.88
13 votes
81
Gorgasm
Stabwound Intercourse

3.88
13 votes
82
Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment

3.87
312 votes
83
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

3.87
76 votes
84
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

3.86
106 votes
85
Anata
The Infernal Depths of Hatred

3.86
81 votes
86
Primordial
A Journey's End

3.85
88 votes
87
Saturnus
For the Loveless Lonely Nights

3.85
20 votes
88
Appalling Spawn
Freedom, Hope And Fury

3.85
20 votes
89
Cryptopsy
Whisper Supremacy

3.85
534 votes
90
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

3.84
116 votes
91
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing

3.83
1163 votes
92
Katatonia
Discouraged Ones

3.83
922 votes
93
Angel Dust
Border of Reality

3.83
96 votes
94
Mago de Oz
La Leyenda de la Mancha

3.83
86 votes
95
Savatage
The Wake Of Magellan

3.83
378 votes
96
Dir En Grey
Jealous

3.82
33 votes
97
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.82
60 votes
98
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

3.82
162 votes
99
Odium (NOR)
The Sad Realm of the Stars

3.81
26 votes
100
Frozen Shadows
Dans les Bras des Immortels

3.81
13 votes
101
The Sins of Thy Beloved
Lake of Sorrow

3.81
62 votes
102
Skycamefalling
To Forever Embrace The Sun

3.81
31 votes
103
Soilent Green
Sewn Mouth Secrets

3.79
112 votes
104
Mithotyn
King of the Distant Forest

3.79
62 votes
105
Symphony X
Twilight in Olympus

3.79
728 votes
106
All Out War
For Those Who Were Crucified

3.79
52 votes
107
Soilent Green
A String of Lies

3.79
14 votes
108
Heavenwood
Swallow

3.79
14 votes
109
Ritual Carnage
The Highest Law

3.79
14 votes
110
Rammstein
Sehnsucht

3.78
972 votes
111
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Under the Running Board

3.78
479 votes
112
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

3.78
75 votes
113
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

3.78
1152 votes
114
Thyrfing
Thyrfing

3.77
31 votes
115
Witchery
Restless & Dead

3.77
39 votes
116
Apocalyptica
Inquisition Symphony

3.77
151 votes
117
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

3.77
158 votes
118
Morning Again
As Tradition Dies Slowly

3.76
17 votes
119
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

3.76
80 votes
120
Stratovarius
Destiny

3.76
474 votes
121
Nokturnal Mortum
To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire

3.75
55 votes
122
Nasum
Inhale/Exhale

3.74
155 votes
123
I Have Dreams
Three Days 'Til Christmas

3.73
47 votes
124
Arckanum
Kampen

3.73
13 votes
125
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

3.72
102 votes
126
Windy and Carl
Depths

3.71
21 votes
127
U.D.O.
No Limits

3.71
24 votes
128
12 Rods
Split Personalities

3.7
15 votes
129
The Body Lovers
Number One of Three

3.7
15 votes
130
Primal Fear
Primal Fear

3.7
114 votes
131
HammerFall
Legacy of Kings

3.7
338 votes
132
Within Temptation
The Dance

3.69
32 votes
133
Nile
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka

3.69
828 votes
134
Unsane
Occupational Hazard

3.69
29 votes
135
Absu
In the Eyes of Ioldánach

3.69
16 votes
136
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

3.69
16 votes
137
Bolt Thrower
Mercenary

3.68
330 votes
138
Judas Iscariot
Distant In Solitary Night

3.68
36 votes
139
Bal-Sagoth
Battle Magic

3.68
144 votes
140
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

3.68
229 votes
141
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.68
68 votes
142
Cephalic Carnage
Exploiting Dysfunction

3.67
83 votes
143
Arghoslent
Galloping Through the Battle Ruins

3.67
318 votes
144
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

3.67
585 votes
145
Hecate Enthroned
Dark Requiems And The Unsilent Massacre

3.67
23 votes
146
Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied

3.66
37 votes
147
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

3.66
328 votes
148
Moonspell
Sin/Pecado

3.66
118 votes
149
Running Wild
The Rivalry

3.66
96 votes
150
Helloween
Better Than Raw

3.66
508 votes
151
Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi

3.65
76 votes
152
Bass Communion
Bass Communion

3.65
17 votes
153
Exhumed
Gore Metal

3.64
65 votes
154
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

3.64
450 votes
155
Ulver
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

3.63
267 votes
156
Borknagar
The Archaic Course

3.63
206 votes
157
Old Man's Child
Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion

3.63
110 votes
158
Pitchshifter
www.pitchshifter.com

3.63
87 votes
159
earthtone9
Lo-Def(inition) Discord

3.63
16 votes
160
Beheaded
Perpetual Mockery

3.63
16 votes
161
Cypress Hill
IV

3.62
203 votes
162
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

3.61
37 votes
163
Thorns
Thorns vs Emperor (split w/ Emperor)

3.61
19 votes
164
Threshold
Clone

3.6
58 votes
165
Kilgore
A Search for Reason

3.6
20 votes
166
Paul Gilbert
Flying Dog

3.6
15 votes
167
...and Oceans
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

3.6
21 votes
168
Evergrey
The Dark Discovery

3.59
156 votes
169
Malevolent Creation
The Fine Art of Murder

3.58
120 votes
170
Amon Amarth
Once Sent from the Golden Hall

3.58
856 votes
171
OOMPH!
Unrein

3.58
25 votes
172
Angra
Fireworks

3.58
212 votes
173
Graveland
Immortal Pride

3.57
28 votes
174
Madball
Look My Way

3.57
29 votes
175
Stars of the Lid
Per Aspera Ad Astra

3.57
59 votes
176
Jerry Cantrell
Boggy Depot

3.57
153 votes
177
Naglfar
Diabolical

3.57
138 votes
178
Garden of Shadows
Heart of the Corona

3.56
48 votes
179
Vintersorg
Hedniskhjartad

3.56
32 votes
180
Negura Bunget
Sala Molksa

3.56
50 votes
181
Paysage d'Hiver
Schattengang

3.55
69 votes
182
Limbonic Art
Epitome Of Illusion

3.55
30 votes
183
King Diamond
Voodoo

3.55
396 votes
184
Cannibal Corpse
Gallery of Suicide

3.54
480 votes
185
Eliane Radigue
Trilogie de la Mort

3.54
27 votes
186
Marduk
Nightwing

3.53
202 votes
187
Freak Kitchen
Freak Kitchen

3.53
16 votes
188
Katatonia
Saw You Drown

3.53
66 votes
189
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

3.53
36 votes
190
Sentenced
Frozen

3.52
192 votes
191
Stuck Mojo
Rising

3.52
50 votes
192
Paysage d'Hiver
Die Festung

3.52
80 votes
193
Catamenia
Halls Of Frozen North

3.52
58 votes
194
Korn
Follow the Leader

3.51
4150 votes
195
The Haunted
The Haunted

3.5
441 votes
196
Merzbow
1930

3.5
92 votes
197
Crimson Moonlight
Eternal Emperor

3.5
22 votes
198
Whiplash
Thrashback

3.5
14 votes
199
King's X
Tape Head

3.49
49 votes
200
Carpathian Forest
Black Shining Leather

3.49
72 votes



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