Best Metal Albums of 1998


01
Gorguts
Obscura

4.38
2142 votes
02
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.37
8007 votes
03
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.29
2736 votes
04
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.24
638 votes
05
Saviour Machine
Legend Part II

4.23
13 votes
06
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

4.22
5260 votes
07
Unholy (FIN)
Rapture

4.2
30 votes
08
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.19
158 votes
09
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.18
352 votes
10
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aégis

4.18
157 votes
11
Strung Out
Twisted By Design

4.18
198 votes
12
Solstice (UK)
New Dark Age

4.17
126 votes
13
Sex Machineguns
Sex Machinegun

4.17
18 votes
14
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

4.16
532 votes
15
Sculptured
The Spear Of The Lily Is Aureoled

4.16
16 votes
16
The Chasm
Deathcult for Eternity: The Triumph

4.14
160 votes
17
Dan Swano
Moontower

4.13
903 votes
18
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.13
84 votes
19
Buckethead
Colma

4.13
359 votes
20
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

4.12
142 votes
21
Therion
Vovin

4.12
354 votes
22
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.12
110 votes
23
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.1
364 votes
24
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

4.09
98 votes
25
Kekal
Beyond The Glimpse of Dreams

4.09
22 votes
26
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
7372 votes
27
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.08
726 votes
28
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

4.07
214 votes
29
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.07
251 votes
30
Spiritual Beggars
Mantra III

4.06
40 votes
31
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.06
658 votes
32
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4.06
106 votes
33
Bethlehem
S.U.I.Z.I.D

4.06
102 votes
34
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

4.05
56 votes
35
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

4.05
64 votes
36
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.04
134 votes
37
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

4.03
30 votes
38
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

4.03
38 votes
39
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

4.02
54 votes
40
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

4.02
58 votes
41
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

4.02
33 votes
42
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

4.01
220 votes
43
Samael
Exodus

4
60 votes
44
Time Machines
Time Machines

4
24 votes
45
Bloodlet
The Seraphim Fall

4
20 votes
46
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

3.99
120 votes
47
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

3.99
283 votes
48
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

3.99
1656 votes
49
X Japan
The Last Song

3.99
144 votes
50
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

3.98
29 votes
51
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

3.98
2812 votes
52
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

3.98
230 votes
53
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

3.98
100 votes
54
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

3.97
854 votes
55
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

3.97
1182 votes
56
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

3.96
84 votes
57
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

3.96
123 votes
58
Tarot
For The Glory Of Nothing

3.95
22 votes
59
Grief
Torso

3.95
62 votes
60
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

3.95
38 votes
61
Order From Chaos
An Ending In Fire

3.95
56 votes
62
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.95
770 votes
63
System of a Down
Sugar

3.95
164 votes
64
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

3.94
197 votes
65
Conception
Flow

3.94
98 votes
66
Eldritch
El Nino

3.94
16 votes
67
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

3.94
39 votes
68
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

3.93
516 votes
69
Extol
Burial

3.93
291 votes
70
Gehenna
Adimiron Black

3.93
28 votes
71
Desaster
Hellfire's Dominion

3.92
24 votes
72
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.91
1496 votes
73
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

3.91
69 votes
74
Buzzov-en
...At A Loss

3.9
42 votes
75
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

3.9
92 votes
76
Megaherz
Kopfschuss

3.9
24 votes
77
Botch
American Nervoso

3.89
671 votes
78
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

3.89
150 votes
79
Skepticism
Aes(EP)

3.89
46 votes
80
Aeternus
...and So the Night Became

3.89
64 votes
81
Ancient Rites
Fatherland

3.88
13 votes
82
Anata
The Infernal Depths of Hatred

3.88
166 votes
83
Mago de Oz
La Leyenda de la Mancha

3.88
90 votes
84
Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment

3.88
316 votes
85
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.87
62 votes
86
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

3.87
82 votes
87
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

3.86
106 votes
88
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

3.86
168 votes
89
Primordial
A Journey's End

3.86
90 votes
90
Saturnus
For the Loveless Lonely Nights

3.85
20 votes
91
Appalling Spawn
Freedom, Hope And Fury

3.85
20 votes
92
Cryptopsy
Whisper Supremacy

3.85
542 votes
93
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

3.84
118 votes
94
Angel Dust
Border of Reality

3.83
99 votes
95
The Sins of Thy Beloved
Lake of Sorrow

3.83
60 votes
96
Soilent Green
Sewn Mouth Secrets

3.83
112 votes
97
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing

3.83
1196 votes
98
Savatage
The Wake Of Magellan

3.83
399 votes
99
Odium (NOR)
The Sad Realm of the Stars

3.82
28 votes
100
Katatonia
Discouraged Ones

3.82
956 votes
101
All Out War
For Those Who Were Crucified

3.81
54 votes
102
Frozen Shadows
Dans les Bras des Immortels

3.81
13 votes
103
Skycamefalling
To Forever Embrace The Sun

3.81
31 votes
104
Thyrfing
Thyrfing

3.8
33 votes
105
Brainstorm
Unholy

3.8
15 votes
106
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

3.8
166 votes
107
Symphony X
Twilight in Olympus

3.79
1104 votes
108
Ritual Carnage
The Highest Law

3.79
14 votes
109
Heavenwood
Swallow

3.79
14 votes
110
Soilent Green
A String of Lies

3.79
14 votes
111
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Under the Running Board

3.78
492 votes
112
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

3.78
1182 votes
113
Rammstein
Sehnsucht

3.78
995 votes
114
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

3.78
85 votes
115
Nokturnal Mortum
To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire

3.78
59 votes
116
Mithotyn
King of the Distant Forest

3.78
64 votes
117
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

3.78
75 votes
118
Stratovarius
Destiny

3.78
489 votes
119
Nasum
Inhale/Exhale

3.77
166 votes
120
Witchery
Restless & Dead

3.77
39 votes
121
Apocalyptica
Inquisition Symphony

3.77
149 votes
122
Morning Again
As Tradition Dies Slowly

3.76
17 votes
123
Dir En Grey
Jealous

3.75
36 votes
124
Arckanum
Kampen

3.75
14 votes
125
Beheaded
Perpetual Mockery

3.73
15 votes
126
12 Rods
Split Personalities

3.72
16 votes
127
The Body Lovers
Number One of Three

3.72
16 votes
128
I Have Dreams
Three Days 'Til Christmas

3.71
52 votes
129
Windy and Carl
Depths

3.71
24 votes
130
U.D.O.
No Limits

3.71
24 votes
131
Bal-Sagoth
Battle Magic

3.7
141 votes
132
Nile
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka

3.7
840 votes
133
Within Temptation
The Dance

3.69
32 votes
134
HammerFall
Legacy of Kings

3.69
350 votes
135
Absu
In the Eyes of Ioldánach

3.69
16 votes
136
Primal Fear
Primal Fear

3.69
116 votes
137
Arghoslent
Galloping Through the Battle Ruins

3.69
339 votes
138
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

3.68
601 votes
139
Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied

3.68
39 votes
140
Judas Iscariot
Distant In Solitary Night

3.68
37 votes
141
Helloween
Better Than Raw

3.67
532 votes
142
Hecate Enthroned
Dark Requiems And The Unsilent Massacre

3.67
23 votes
143
Cephalic Carnage
Exploiting Dysfunction

3.67
84 votes
144
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

3.67
339 votes
145
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

3.67
106 votes
146
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.67
71 votes
147
Eliane Radigue
Trilogie de la Mort

3.67
30 votes
148
Rwake
Xenoglossalgia: The Last Stage of Awareness

3.67
24 votes
149
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

3.67
244 votes
150
Moonspell
Sin/Pecado

3.67
118 votes
151
Exhumed
Gore Metal

3.66
70 votes
152
Unsane
Occupational Hazard

3.66
32 votes
153
Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi

3.66
77 votes
154
Bolt Thrower
Mercenary

3.65
348 votes
155
Ulver
Themes From William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

3.65
289 votes
156
Evanescence
Evanescence EP

3.65
65 votes
157
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

3.64
35 votes
158
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

3.64
473 votes
159
Bass Communion
Bass Communion

3.64
18 votes
160
Old Man's Child
Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion

3.63
114 votes
161
Borknagar
The Archaic Course

3.63
210 votes
162
Running Wild
The Rivalry

3.63
100 votes
163
Strung Out
Crossroads and Illusions

3.63
31 votes
164
Pitchshifter
www.pitchshifter.com

3.63
87 votes
165
earthtone9
Lo-Def(inition) Discord

3.63
16 votes
166
Cypress Hill
IV

3.62
210 votes
167
...and Oceans
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

3.61
22 votes
168
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

3.61
18 votes
169
Threshold
Clone

3.6
58 votes
170
Kilgore
A Search for Reason

3.6
20 votes
171
Thorns
Thorns vs Emperor (split w/ Emperor)

3.6
20 votes
172
Madball
Look My Way

3.6
31 votes
173
Evergrey
The Dark Discovery

3.59
104 votes
174
Amon Amarth
Once Sent from the Golden Hall

3.58
864 votes
175
Negura Bunget
Sala Molksa

3.58
50 votes
176
OOMPH!
Unrein

3.58
25 votes
177
Angra
Fireworks

3.58
214 votes
178
Gasp
Drome Triler of Puzzle Zoo People

3.58
26 votes
179
Catamenia
Halls Of Frozen North

3.57
54 votes
180
Graveland
Immortal Pride

3.57
29 votes
181
Malevolent Creation
The Fine Art of Murder

3.56
124 votes
182
Limbonic Art
Epitome Of Illusion

3.56
31 votes
183
Garden of Shadows
Heart of the Corona

3.56
48 votes
184
Vintersorg
Hedniskhjartad

3.56
32 votes
185
Paul Gilbert
Flying Dog

3.56
16 votes
186
Jerry Cantrell
Boggy Depot

3.56
158 votes
187
Naglfar
Diabolical

3.56
144 votes
188
Paysage d'Hiver
Schattengang

3.55
75 votes
189
King Diamond
Voodoo

3.55
414 votes
190
Cannibal Corpse
Gallery of Suicide

3.54
489 votes
191
Freak Kitchen
Freak Kitchen

3.53
16 votes
192
Marduk
Nightwing

3.53
206 votes
193
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

3.53
36 votes
194
Stars of the Lid
Per Aspera Ad Astra

3.52
62 votes
195
Paysage d'Hiver
Die Festung

3.52
85 votes
196
Katatonia
Saw You Drown

3.52
66 votes
197
Korn
Follow the Leader

3.51
4258 votes
198
Sentenced
Frozen

3.51
198 votes
199
Stuck Mojo
Rising

3.5
52 votes
200
King's X
Tape Head

3.5
49 votes



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