Best Metal Albums of 1998

Genre:  Year:  

01
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

Rating: 4.38
4066 votes
02
Gorguts
Obscura

Rating: 4.34
1326 votes
03
Virgin Steele
Invictus

Rating: 4.33
129 votes
04
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

Rating: 4.29
21 votes
05
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

Rating: 4.28
2151 votes
06
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aegis

Rating: 4.25
111 votes
07
Samael
Exodus

Rating: 4.24
38 votes
08
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

Rating: 4.23
444 votes
09
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

Rating: 4.22
4288 votes
10
Saviour Machine
Legend Part II

Rating: 4.21
12 votes
11
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

Rating: 4.2
92 votes
12
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

Rating: 4.19
36 votes
13
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

Rating: 4.19
261 votes
14
The Chasm
Deathcult For Eternity; The Triumph

Rating: 4.19
37 votes
15
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

Rating: 4.16
80 votes
16
Dan Swano
Moontower

Rating: 4.15
681 votes
17
Therion
Vovin

Rating: 4.14
129 votes
18
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

Rating: 4.13
64 votes
19
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

Rating: 4.13
20 votes
20
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

Rating: 4.13
16 votes
21
Forest of Shadows
Under The Dying Sun

Rating: 4.13
12 votes
22
Sex Machineguns
Sex Machinegun

Rating: 4.13
12 votes
23
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

Rating: 4.12
25 votes
24
Bethlehem
S.U.I.Z.I.D

Rating: 4.12
39 votes
25
Sculptured
The Spear Of The Lily Is Aureoled

Rating: 4.11
14 votes
26
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

Rating: 4.09
340 votes
27
Nightwish
Oceanborn

Rating: 4.09
571 votes
28
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

Rating: 4.09
50 votes
29
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

Rating: 4.08
24 votes
30
Tarot
For The Glory Of Nothing

Rating: 4.08
12 votes
31
System of a Down
System of a Down

Rating: 4.08
6166 votes
32
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

Rating: 4.08
348 votes
33
Kekal
Beyond The Glimpse of Dreams

Rating: 4.07
14 votes
34
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

Rating: 4.07
66 votes
35
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

Rating: 4.06
180 votes
36
Grief
Torso

Rating: 4.06
18 votes
37
Anathema
Alternative 4

Rating: 4.05
507 votes
38
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

Rating: 4.05
20 votes
39
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

Rating: 4.05
62 votes
40
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

Rating: 4.05
96 votes
41
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

Rating: 4.03
40 votes
42
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

Rating: 4.02
60 votes
43
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

Rating: 4.01
204 votes
44
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

Rating: 4
1365 votes
45
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

Rating: 4
30 votes
46
Skepticism
Aes(EP)

Rating: 4
24 votes
47
Solstice (Metal)
New Dark Age

Rating: 4
15 votes
48
Unholy (FIN)
Rapture

Rating: 4
15 votes
49
Soilent Green
A String of Lies

Rating: 4
12 votes
50
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

Rating: 3.99
92 votes
51
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

Rating: 3.98
31 votes
52
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

Rating: 3.98
2240 votes
53
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

Rating: 3.98
166 votes
54
System of a Down
Sugar

Rating: 3.98
166 votes
55
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

Rating: 3.98
101 votes
56
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

Rating: 3.97
33 votes
57
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

Rating: 3.97
338 votes
58
X Japan
The Last Song

Rating: 3.96
82 votes
59
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

Rating: 3.96
102 votes
60
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

Rating: 3.96
152 votes
61
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

Rating: 3.96
50 votes
62
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

Rating: 3.96
462 votes
63
The Sins of Thy Beloved
Lake of Sorrow

Rating: 3.95
21 votes
64
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

Rating: 3.94
78 votes
65
Boris
Amplifier Worship

Rating: 3.94
556 votes
66
Odium (NOR)
The Sad Realm of the Stars

Rating: 3.92
18 votes
67
Fear Factory
Obsolete

Rating: 3.91
1184 votes
68
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

Rating: 3.9
410 votes
69
Botch
American Nervoso

Rating: 3.9
534 votes
70
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

Rating: 3.89
140 votes
71
Buzzov-en
...At A Loss

Rating: 3.89
18 votes
72
Conception
Flow

Rating: 3.88
52 votes
73
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

Rating: 3.88
34 votes
74
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

Rating: 3.88
66 votes
75
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

Rating: 3.88
53 votes
76
Extol
Burial

Rating: 3.88
219 votes
77
Mago de Oz
La Leyenda de la Mancha

Rating: 3.88
36 votes
78
Thyrfing
Thyrfing

Rating: 3.88
20 votes
79
Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment

Rating: 3.87
264 votes
80
DIR EN GREY
Jealous

Rating: 3.86
33 votes
81
Mithotyn
King of the Distant Forest

Rating: 3.86
18 votes
82
Cryptopsy
Whisper Supremacy

Rating: 3.85
415 votes
83
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing

Rating: 3.84
967 votes
84
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

Rating: 3.83
138 votes
85
Angel Dust
Border of Reality

Rating: 3.83
36 votes
86
Hecate Enthroned
Dark Requiems And The Unsilent Massacre

Rating: 3.83
18 votes
87
Katatonia
Discouraged Ones

Rating: 3.83
990 votes
88
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

Rating: 3.82
14 votes
89
Anata
The Infernal Depths of Hatred

Rating: 3.82
128 votes
90
Aeternus
...and So the Night Became

Rating: 3.82
44 votes
91
Beheaded
Perpetual Mockery

Rating: 3.82
11 votes
92
Frozen Shadows
Dans les Bras des Immortels

Rating: 3.82
11 votes
93
Soilent Green
Sewn Mouth Secrets

Rating: 3.8
80 votes
94
Primordial
A Journey's End

Rating: 3.8
55 votes
95
Savatage
The Wake Of Magellan

Rating: 3.79
276 votes
96
Apocalyptica
Inquisition Symphony

Rating: 3.79
124 votes
97
Symphony X
Twilight in Olympus

Rating: 3.79
608 votes
98
Rammstein
Sehnsucht

Rating: 3.79
795 votes
99
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Under the Running Board

Rating: 3.79
410 votes
100
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

Rating: 3.79
49 votes
101
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

Rating: 3.76
70 votes
102
Judas Iscariot
Distant In Solitary Night

Rating: 3.76
23 votes
103
Nokturnal Mortum
To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire

Rating: 3.76
39 votes
104
All Out War
For Those Who Were Crucified

Rating: 3.75
44 votes
105
Evanescence
Evanescence EP

Rating: 3.74
51 votes
106
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

Rating: 3.73
177 votes
107
Cephalic Carnage
Exploiting Dysfunction

Rating: 3.73
67 votes
108
Old Man's Child
Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion

Rating: 3.73
39 votes
109
Windy and Carl
Depths

Rating: 3.71
14 votes
110
Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied

Rating: 3.71
24 votes
111
Paul Gilbert
Flying Dog

Rating: 3.71
12 votes
112
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

Rating: 3.7
878 votes
113
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

Rating: 3.7
25 votes
114
Bolt Thrower
Mercenary

Rating: 3.7
115 votes
115
Running Wild
The Rivalry

Rating: 3.69
64 votes
116
Stratovarius
Destiny

Rating: 3.69
363 votes
117
Kilgore
A Search for Reason

Rating: 3.68
22 votes
118
Morning Again
As Tradition Dies Slowly

Rating: 3.68
11 votes
119
Moonspell
Sin/Pecado

Rating: 3.68
83 votes
120
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

Rating: 3.67
463 votes
121
Nile
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka

Rating: 3.67
662 votes
122
earthtone9
Lo-Def(inition) Discord

Rating: 3.67
12 votes
123
12 Rods
Split Personalities

Rating: 3.67
12 votes
124
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

Rating: 3.66
92 votes
125
Pitchshifter
www.pitchshifter.com

Rating: 3.66
136 votes
126
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

Rating: 3.66
57 votes
127
Exhumed
Gore Metal

Rating: 3.66
38 votes
128
Helloween
Better Than Raw

Rating: 3.66
420 votes
129
Garden of Shadows
Heart of the Corona

Rating: 3.65
40 votes
130
Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi

Rating: 3.65
57 votes
131
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

Rating: 3.65
17 votes
132
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

Rating: 3.64
261 votes
133
Negura Bunget
Sala Molksa

Rating: 3.64
36 votes
134
Madball
Look My Way

Rating: 3.64
18 votes
135
HammerFall
Legacy of Kings

Rating: 3.64
134 votes
136
Within Temptation
The Dance

Rating: 3.63
28 votes
137
Arghoslent
Galloping Through the Battle Ruins

Rating: 3.63
216 votes
138
Primal Fear
Primal Fear

Rating: 3.62
70 votes
139
Stars of the Lid
Per Aspera Ad Astra

Rating: 3.62
41 votes
140
Bal-Sagoth
Battle Magic

Rating: 3.62
39 votes
141
King Diamond
Voodoo

Rating: 3.61
186 votes
142
Amon Amarth
Once Sent from the Golden Hall

Rating: 3.6
660 votes
143
Evergrey
The Dark Discovery

Rating: 3.6
117 votes
144
Borknagar
The Archaic Course

Rating: 3.6
132 votes
145
Ulver
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

Rating: 3.59
201 votes
146
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

Rating: 3.59
336 votes
147
Absu
In the Eyes of Ioldánach

Rating: 3.58
12 votes
148
Threshold
Clone

Rating: 3.58
38 votes
149
Circle of Dust
Disengage

Rating: 3.58
13 votes
150
Malevolent Creation
The Fine Art of Murder

Rating: 3.58
80 votes
151
Stuck Mojo
Rising

Rating: 3.58
20 votes
152
Cannibal Corpse
Gallery of Suicide

Rating: 3.57
372 votes
153
Finger Eleven
Tip

Rating: 3.57
102 votes
154
Thorns
Thorns vs Emperor (split w/ Emperor)

Rating: 3.57
14 votes
155
Nocturnal Breed
No Retreat... No Surrender

Rating: 3.57
14 votes
156
Merzbow
1930

Rating: 3.56
70 votes
157
...and Oceans
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

Rating: 3.56
16 votes
158
Angra
Fireworks

Rating: 3.56
146 votes
159
Riot
Inishmore

Rating: 3.56
18 votes
160
Yngwie Malmsteen
Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra

Rating: 3.55
78 votes
161
Shining (SWE)
Submit to Selfdestruction

Rating: 3.55
30 votes
162
Katatonia
Saw You Drown

Rating: 3.54
78 votes
163
Freak Kitchen
Freak Kitchen

Rating: 3.54
13 votes
164
Naglfar
Diabolical

Rating: 3.54
57 votes
165
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

Rating: 3.53
58 votes
166
Vintersorg
Hedniskhjartad

Rating: 3.53
32 votes
167
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

Rating: 3.53
32 votes
168
King's X
Tape Head

Rating: 3.53
34 votes
169
Catamenia
Halls Of Frozen North

Rating: 3.53
20 votes
170
Sentenced
Frozen

Rating: 3.52
94 votes
171
Carpathian Forest
Black Shining Leather

Rating: 3.51
51 votes
172
Korn
Follow the Leader

Rating: 3.5
3476 votes
173
Ultraspank
Ultraspank

Rating: 3.5
24 votes
174
Graveland
Immortal Pride

Rating: 3.5
20 votes
175
Balance of Power
Book of Secrets

Rating: 3.5
18 votes
176
The Haunted
The Haunted

Rating: 3.48
252 votes
177
Limbonic Art
Epitome Of Illusion

Rating: 3.47
17 votes
178
Enslaved
Blodhemn

Rating: 3.46
256 votes
179
Crimson Moonlight
Eternal Emperor

Rating: 3.45
22 votes
180
Marduk
Nightwing

Rating: 3.45
64 votes
181
Benediction
Grind Bastard

Rating: 3.45
21 votes
182
Agnostic Front
Something's Gotta Give

Rating: 3.44
36 votes
183
Solitude Aeturnus
Adagio

Rating: 3.43
66 votes
184
Soulfly
Soulfly

Rating: 3.43
618 votes
185
Funeral Mist
Devilry

Rating: 3.42
12 votes
186
Swordmaster
Moribund Transgoria

Rating: 3.42
12 votes
187
Poison the Well
Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Rating: 3.41
127 votes
188
Steve Vai
Flex-Able Leftovers

Rating: 3.4
29 votes
189
Rage
XIII

Rating: 3.39
38 votes
190
Soilwork
Steelbath Suicide

Rating: 3.39
753 votes
191
Anvil
Speed of Sound

Rating: 3.38
39 votes
192
Orgy
Candyass

Rating: 3.38
332 votes
193
DIR EN GREY
-I'll-

Rating: 3.38
36 votes
194
Pro-Pain
Pro-Pain

Rating: 3.36
14 votes
195
Behemoth
Pandemonic Incantations

Rating: 3.35
270 votes
196
Godsmack
Godsmack

Rating: 3.32
1134 votes
197
Mercenary
First Breath

Rating: 3.32
22 votes
198
Blue Oyster Cult
Heaven Forbid

Rating: 3.31
37 votes
199
Lunar Aurora
Seelenfeuer

Rating: 3.27
11 votes
200
Dimmu Borgir
Godless Savage Garden

Rating: 3.27
98 votes



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