Best Metal Albums of 1998


01
Gorguts
Obscura

4.38
1782 votes
02
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.37
7158 votes
03
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.31
124 votes
04
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.29
2523 votes
05
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

4.24
25 votes
06
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.23
540 votes
07
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

4.22
4832 votes
08
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aegis

4.22
137 votes
09
Samael
Exodus

4.2
50 votes
10
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

4.19
26 votes
11
Solstice (UK)
New Dark Age

4.19
87 votes
12
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.19
304 votes
13
Time Machines
Time Machines

4.19
16 votes
14
Bethlehem
S.U.I.Z.I.D

4.18
57 votes
15
Grief
Torso

4.17
36 votes
16
Unholy (FIN)
Rapture

4.17
18 votes
17
Kekal
Beyond The Glimpse of Dreams

4.17
18 votes
18
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

4.16
177 votes
19
The Chasm
Deathcult for Eternity: The Triumph

4.16
57 votes
20
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

4.16
70 votes
21
Buckethead
Colma

4.14
330 votes
22
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

4.14
448 votes
23
Sculptured
The Spear Of The Lily Is Aureoled

4.13
15 votes
24
Therion
Vovin

4.13
326 votes
25
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

4.13
46 votes
26
Dan Swano
Moontower

4.13
795 votes
27
Gehenna
Adimiron Black

4.13
16 votes
28
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

4.12
52 votes
29
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.11
120 votes
30
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.11
290 votes
31
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

4.1
50 votes
32
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.09
678 votes
33
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.09
70 votes
34
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
6848 votes
35
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

4.08
178 votes
36
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.08
222 votes
37
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4.07
89 votes
38
Spiritual Beggars
Mantra III

4.07
36 votes
39
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.06
585 votes
40
Order From Chaos
An Ending In Fire

4.05
38 votes
41
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.05
106 votes
42
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

4.03
108 votes
43
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

4.02
83 votes
44
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

4.01
241 votes
45
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

4
40 votes
46
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

4
32 votes
47
Tarot
For The Glory Of Nothing

4
20 votes
48
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

3.99
1509 votes
49
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

3.99
34 votes
50
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

3.98
188 votes
51
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

3.98
60 votes
52
X Japan
The Last Song

3.98
92 votes
53
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

3.98
2518 votes
54
Skepticism
Aes(EP)

3.97
36 votes
55
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

3.97
545 votes
56
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

3.97
774 votes
57
Angel Dust
Border of Reality

3.96
81 votes
58
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

3.96
113 votes
59
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.96
664 votes
60
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

3.96
23 votes
61
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

3.95
192 votes
62
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

3.95
32 votes
63
Conception
Flow

3.95
84 votes
64
Saturnus
For the Loveless Lonely Nights

3.94
18 votes
65
System of a Down
Sugar

3.94
156 votes
66
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

3.93
88 votes
67
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

3.93
126 votes
68
Buzzov-en
...At A Loss

3.93
28 votes
69
Eldritch
El Nino

3.93
14 votes
70
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

3.91
164 votes
71
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

3.91
478 votes
72
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.91
1390 votes
73
Extol
Burial

3.91
267 votes
74
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

3.9
41 votes
75
Megaherz
Kopfschuss

3.9
25 votes
76
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

3.89
99 votes
77
Botch
American Nervoso

3.89
603 votes
78
Frozen Shadows
Dans les Bras des Immortels

3.88
13 votes
79
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

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

3.88
58 votes
81
Desaster
Hellfire's Dominion

3.88
16 votes
82
Bloodlet
The Seraphim Fall

3.88
16 votes
83
Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment

3.87
296 votes
84
Anata
The Infernal Depths of Hatred

3.87
71 votes
85
Mago de Oz
La Leyenda de la Mancha

3.86
40 votes
86
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.85
48 votes
87
Cryptopsy
Whisper Supremacy

3.85
511 votes
88
Odium (NOR)
The Sad Realm of the Stars

3.84
22 votes
89
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing

3.84
1111 votes
90
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

3.84
112 votes
91
The Sins of Thy Beloved
Lake of Sorrow

3.83
60 votes
92
Savatage
The Wake Of Magellan

3.83
324 votes
93
Katatonia
Discouraged Ones

3.83
770 votes
94
All Out War
For Those Who Were Crucified

3.82
50 votes
95
Dir En Grey
Jealous

3.82
33 votes
96
Primordial
A Journey's End

3.82
74 votes
97
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

3.81
150 votes
98
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

3.81
42 votes
99
Mithotyn
King of the Distant Forest

3.8
23 votes
100
Skycamefalling
To Forever Embrace The Sun

3.8
28 votes
101
Brainstorm
Unholy

3.8
15 votes
102
Soilent Green
Sewn Mouth Secrets

3.8
108 votes
103
Thyrfing
Thyrfing

3.79
26 votes
104
Symphony X
Twilight in Olympus

3.79
690 votes
105
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Under the Running Board

3.79
444 votes
106
Soilent Green
A String of Lies

3.79
14 votes
107
Heavenwood
Swallow

3.79
14 votes
108
Rammstein
Sehnsucht

3.78
905 votes
109
Judas Iscariot
Distant In Solitary Night

3.77
31 votes
110
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

3.77
76 votes
111
Apocalyptica
Inquisition Symphony

3.77
144 votes
112
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

3.76
1076 votes
113
Stratovarius
Destiny

3.75
432 votes
114
Nokturnal Mortum
To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire

3.75
46 votes
115
Nasum
Inhale/Exhale

3.74
137 votes
116
Morning Again
As Tradition Dies Slowly

3.73
13 votes
117
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

3.73
140 votes
118
Running Wild
The Rivalry

3.72
86 votes
119
Arghoslent
Galloping Through the Battle Ruins

3.72
270 votes
120
Primal Fear
Primal Fear

3.71
98 votes
121
Hecate Enthroned
Dark Requiems And The Unsilent Massacre

3.7
22 votes
122
U.D.O.
No Limits

3.7
20 votes
123
Nile
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka

3.69
772 votes
124
Paul Gilbert
Flying Dog

3.69
13 votes
125
Absu
In the Eyes of Ioldánach

3.69
16 votes
126
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

3.69
16 votes
127
Within Temptation
The Dance

3.68
31 votes
128
Old Man's Child
Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion

3.68
49 votes
129
Bal-Sagoth
Battle Magic

3.68
82 votes
130
HammerFall
Legacy of Kings

3.68
320 votes
131
Moonspell
Sin/Pecado

3.68
108 votes
132
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

3.68
537 votes
133
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.68
64 votes
134
Borknagar
The Archaic Course

3.68
176 votes
135
Thorns
Thorns vs Emperor (split w/ Emperor)

3.68
17 votes
136
Cephalic Carnage
Exploiting Dysfunction

3.67
75 votes
137
Bolt Thrower
Mercenary

3.67
290 votes
138
Helloween
Better Than Raw

3.67
472 votes
139
Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi

3.66
72 votes
140
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

3.66
214 votes
141
Evanescence
Evanescence EP

3.65
62 votes
142
Unsane
Occupational Hazard

3.65
27 votes
143
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

3.65
34 votes
144
earthtone9
Lo-Def(inition) Discord

3.64
14 votes
145
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

3.64
612 votes
146
Pitchshifter
www.pitchshifter.com

3.63
156 votes
147
Ulver
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

3.63
248 votes
148
Bass Communion
Bass Communion

3.63
16 votes
149
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

3.62
413 votes
150
Cypress Hill
IV

3.62
193 votes
151
Negura Bunget
Sala Molksa

3.62
42 votes
152
Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied

3.62
30 votes
153
Threshold
Clone

3.62
52 votes
154
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

3.61
88 votes
155
Windy and Carl
Depths

3.61
18 votes
156
Graveland
Immortal Pride

3.61
23 votes
157
Exhumed
Gore Metal

3.61
57 votes
158
Amon Amarth
Once Sent from the Golden Hall

3.6
794 votes
159
Kilgore
A Search for Reason

3.6
20 votes
160
Stars of the Lid
Per Aspera Ad Astra

3.59
55 votes
161
Naglfar
Diabolical

3.59
61 votes
162
Malevolent Creation
The Fine Art of Murder

3.59
104 votes
163
Evergrey
The Dark Discovery

3.59
141 votes
164
Madball
Look My Way

3.58
24 votes
165
King Diamond
Voodoo

3.57
360 votes
166
Angra
Fireworks

3.56
188 votes
167
Vintersorg
Hedniskhjartad

3.56
32 votes
168
Paysage d'Hiver
Die Festung

3.56
65 votes
169
...and Oceans
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

3.56
18 votes
170
Marduk
Nightwing

3.54
178 votes
171
Garden of Shadows
Heart of the Corona

3.54
46 votes
172
Catamenia
Halls Of Frozen North

3.54
24 votes
173
Limbonic Art
Epitome Of Illusion

3.54
25 votes
174
Cannibal Corpse
Gallery of Suicide

3.54
442 votes
175
Katatonia
Saw You Drown

3.53
60 votes
176
Freak Kitchen
Freak Kitchen

3.53
16 votes
177
Merzbow
1930

3.53
88 votes
178
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

3.53
36 votes
179
Paysage d'Hiver
Schattengang

3.53
58 votes
180
Stuck Mojo
Rising

3.52
44 votes
181
King's X
Tape Head

3.51
42 votes
182
Yngwie Malmsteen
Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra

3.51
90 votes
183
The Haunted
The Haunted

3.5
423 votes
184
Sentenced
Frozen

3.5
114 votes
185
Crimson Moonlight
Eternal Emperor

3.5
24 votes
186
Korn
Follow the Leader

3.5
3856 votes
187
Carpathian Forest
Black Shining Leather

3.48
64 votes
188
Enslaved
Blodhemn

3.48
332 votes
189
Circle of Dust
Disengage

3.47
17 votes
190
Ultraspank
Ultraspank

3.47
30 votes
191
Rage
XIII

3.45
42 votes
192
Poison the Well
Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

3.45
140 votes
193
Balance of Power
Book of Secrets

3.43
21 votes
194
Dir En Grey
-I'll-

3.42
36 votes
195
Benediction
Grind Bastard

3.4
26 votes
196
Solitude Aeturnus
Adagio

3.4
60 votes
197
Agathodaimon
Blacken the Angel

3.4
20 votes
198
Eliane Radigue
Trilogie de la Mort

3.39
19 votes
199
Steve Vai
Flex-Able Leftovers

3.39
33 votes
200
Soilwork
Steelbath Suicide

3.39
864 votes



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