Best Metal Albums of 1998


01
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.38
4380 votes
02
Gorguts
Obscura

4.37
1522 votes
03
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.29
92 votes
04
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.28
2340 votes
05
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aegis

4.26
116 votes
06
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.24
500 votes
07
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

4.22
4524 votes
08
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

4.21
38 votes
09
Samael
Exodus

4.21
38 votes
10
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

4.2
20 votes
11
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.2
275 votes
12
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

4.18
108 votes
13
The Chasm
Deathcult for Eternity: The Triumph

4.17
45 votes
14
Unholy (FIN)
Rapture

4.17
18 votes
15
Grief
Torso

4.15
26 votes
16
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

4.15
20 votes
17
Bethlehem
S.U.I.Z.I.D

4.14
42 votes
18
Sculptured
The Spear Of The Lily Is Aureoled

4.14
14 votes
19
Therion
Vovin

4.13
141 votes
20
Dan Swano
Moontower

4.13
711 votes
21
Kekal
Beyond The Glimpse of Dreams

4.13
16 votes
22
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

4.11
370 votes
23
Forest of Shadows
Under The Dying Sun

4.1
15 votes
24
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.09
258 votes
25
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.09
619 votes
26
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4.09
83 votes
27
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.09
78 votes
28
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

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

4.08
6442 votes
30
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.07
102 votes
31
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

4.07
70 votes
32
Tarot
For The Glory Of Nothing

4.07
14 votes
33
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

4.07
58 votes
34
Solstice (UK)
New Dark Age

4.07
66 votes
35
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.07
199 votes
36
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.06
542 votes
37
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.06
54 votes
38
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

4.04
28 votes
39
Skepticism
Aes(EP)

4.04
28 votes
40
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

4.03
100 votes
41
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

4.02
42 votes
42
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

4.02
27 votes
43
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

4.02
33 votes
44
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

4.01
126 votes
45
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

4.01
1428 votes
46
X Japan
The Last Song

4
86 votes
47
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

4
60 votes
48
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

4
20 votes
49
Saturnus
For the Loveless Lonely Nights

4
16 votes
50
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

3.99
217 votes
51
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

3.99
178 votes
52
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

3.98
31 votes
53
Spiritual Beggars
Mantra III

3.98
29 votes
54
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

3.97
3555 votes
55
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

3.96
102 votes
56
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.96
602 votes
57
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

3.96
700 votes
58
System of a Down
Sugar

3.95
158 votes
59
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

3.95
85 votes
60
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

3.94
494 votes
61
The Sins of Thy Beloved
Lake of Sorrow

3.94
25 votes
62
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

3.94
106 votes
63
Eldritch
El Nino

3.93
14 votes
64
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

3.92
148 votes
65
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

3.91
70 votes
66
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.91
1252 votes
67
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

3.91
38 votes
68
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.9
40 votes
69
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

3.9
432 votes
70
Botch
American Nervoso

3.89
564 votes
71
Extol
Burial

3.89
225 votes
72
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

3.88
56 votes
73
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

3.88
90 votes
74
Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment

3.87
278 votes
75
Conception
Flow

3.86
66 votes
76
Cryptopsy
Whisper Supremacy

3.86
908 votes
77
Mago de Oz
La Leyenda de la Mancha

3.86
36 votes
78
Angel Dust
Border of Reality

3.86
42 votes
79
Thyrfing
Thyrfing

3.86
21 votes
80
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing

3.85
1034 votes
81
Dir En Grey
Jealous

3.85
30 votes
82
Mithotyn
King of the Distant Forest

3.85
20 votes
83
Soilent Green
Sewn Mouth Secrets

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

3.83
20 votes
85
Anata
The Infernal Depths of Hatred

3.82
130 votes
86
Savatage
The Wake Of Magellan

3.82
303 votes
87
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

3.82
142 votes
88
U.D.O.
No Limits

3.81
16 votes
89
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

3.81
50 votes
90
Katatonia
Discouraged Ones

3.81
710 votes
91
Aeternus
...and So the Night Became

3.8
54 votes
92
Rammstein
Sehnsucht

3.79
841 votes
93
All Out War
For Those Who Were Crucified

3.79
52 votes
94
Symphony X
Twilight in Olympus

3.79
636 votes
95
Primordial
A Journey's End

3.79
63 votes
96
Buzzov-en
...At A Loss

3.79
28 votes
97
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Under the Running Board

3.78
426 votes
98
Apocalyptica
Inquisition Symphony

3.78
135 votes
99
Judas Iscariot
Distant In Solitary Night

3.77
30 votes
100
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

3.76
75 votes
101
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

3.74
987 votes
102
Running Wild
The Rivalry

3.74
72 votes
103
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

3.74
17 votes
104
Stratovarius
Destiny

3.73
393 votes
105
Nokturnal Mortum
To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire

3.73
46 votes
106
Nasum
Inhale/Exhale

3.72
128 votes
107
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

3.72
110 votes
108
Thorns
Thorns vs Emperor (split w/ Emperor)

3.71
14 votes
109
Exhumed
Gore Metal

3.71
45 votes
110
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

3.7
190 votes
111
Moonspell
Sin/Pecado

3.7
92 votes
112
Cephalic Carnage
Exploiting Dysfunction

3.7
70 votes
113
Old Man's Child
Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion

3.7
46 votes
114
Hecate Enthroned
Dark Requiems And The Unsilent Massacre

3.69
42 votes
115
Nile
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka

3.69
702 votes
116
Absu
In the Eyes of Ioldánach

3.69
16 votes
117
Kilgore
A Search for Reason

3.68
22 votes
118
Bolt Thrower
Mercenary

3.68
250 votes
119
Arghoslent
Galloping Through the Battle Ruins

3.68
225 votes
120
Within Temptation
The Dance

3.68
29 votes
121
HammerFall
Legacy of Kings

3.67
144 votes
122
Helloween
Better Than Raw

3.67
450 votes
123
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

3.66
486 votes
124
Pitchshifter
www.pitchshifter.com

3.66
140 votes
125
Windy and Carl
Depths

3.66
16 votes
126
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

3.65
558 votes
127
Negura Bunget
Sala Molksa

3.65
40 votes
128
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.65
57 votes
129
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

3.65
27 votes
130
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

3.65
17 votes
131
Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied

3.64
29 votes
132
Primal Fear
Primal Fear

3.64
39 votes
133
Bal-Sagoth
Battle Magic

3.63
82 votes
134
Borknagar
The Archaic Course

3.63
144 votes
135
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

3.62
369 votes
136
Stars of the Lid
Per Aspera Ad Astra

3.62
49 votes
137
Amon Amarth
Once Sent from the Golden Hall

3.62
718 votes
138
Malevolent Creation
The Fine Art of Murder

3.61
96 votes
139
Catamenia
Halls Of Frozen North

3.61
22 votes
140
Evergrey
The Dark Discovery

3.61
123 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
Riot
Inishmore

3.6
20 votes
145
Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi

3.6
61 votes
146
Fuel
Sunburn

3.59
144 votes
147
Graveland
Immortal Pride

3.59
22 votes
148
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

3.59
70 votes
149
Ulver
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

3.58
222 votes
150
Nocturnal Breed
No Retreat... No Surrender

3.57
14 votes
151
Vintersorg
Hedniskhjartad

3.56
32 votes
152
Naglfar
Diabolical

3.56
60 votes
153
Angra
Fireworks

3.56
158 votes
154
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

3.56
36 votes
155
Cannibal Corpse
Gallery of Suicide

3.55
413 votes
156
Garden of Shadows
Heart of the Corona

3.55
42 votes
157
Sentenced
Frozen

3.54
102 votes
158
Circle of Dust
Disengage

3.53
15 votes
159
...and Oceans
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

3.53
18 votes
160
Yngwie Malmsteen
Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra

3.53
78 votes
161
Threshold
Clone

3.52
42 votes
162
Katatonia
Saw You Drown

3.52
56 votes
163
Carpathian Forest
Black Shining Leather

3.52
60 votes
164
The Haunted
The Haunted

3.52
276 votes
165
Merzbow
1930

3.51
80 votes
166
Korn
Follow the Leader

3.5
3626 votes
167
Marduk
Nightwing

3.5
156 votes
168
King's X
Tape Head

3.5
40 votes
169
Ultraspank
Ultraspank

3.5
28 votes
170
Freak Kitchen
Freak Kitchen

3.5
15 votes
171
Tang Dynasty
Epic

3.5
15 votes
172
Crimson Moonlight
Eternal Emperor

3.45
22 votes
173
Enslaved
Blodhemn

3.45
298 votes
174
Limbonic Art
Epitome Of Illusion

3.45
21 votes
175
Steve Vai
Flex-Able Leftovers

3.42
32 votes
176
Rage
XIII

3.42
38 votes
177
Poison the Well
Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

3.42
132 votes
178
Balance of Power
Book of Secrets

3.42
18 votes
179
Solitude Aeturnus
Adagio

3.41
56 votes
180
Agnostic Front
Something's Gotta Give

3.41
40 votes
181
Dir En Grey
-I'll-

3.41
33 votes
182
Soilwork
Steelbath Suicide

3.4
783 votes
183
Benediction
Grind Bastard

3.4
24 votes
184
Soulfly
Soulfly

3.39
652 votes
185
Funeral Mist
Devilry

3.39
18 votes
186
Shining (SWE)
Submit to Selfdestruction

3.36
33 votes
187
Dew-Scented
Innoscent

3.36
14 votes
188
Orgy
Candyass

3.36
356 votes
189
Behemoth
Pandemonic Incantations

3.35
284 votes
190
Godsmack
Godsmack

3.32
1170 votes
191
Agathodaimon
Blacken the Angel

3.32
17 votes
192
Galactic Cowboys
At The End Of The Day

3.31
16 votes
193
Abigor
Supreme Immortal Art

3.3
27 votes
194
Krisiun
Apocalyptic Revelation

3.29
31 votes
195
Dimmu Borgir
Godless Savage Garden

3.28
101 votes
196
Raise Hell
Holy Target

3.28
18 votes
197
Mercenary
First Breath

3.27
26 votes
198
Anvil
Speed of Sound

3.26
51 votes
199
Blue Oyster Cult
Heaven Forbid

3.26
42 votes
200
Sinister
Aggressive Measures

3.25
24 votes



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