Best Metal Albums of 1998


01
Gorguts
Obscura

4.38
2014 votes
02
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.37
7668 votes
03
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.29
2679 votes
04
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.29
150 votes
05
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.24
606 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
5126 votes
09
Sex Machineguns
Sex Machinegun

4.2
15 votes
10
Unholy (FIN)
Rapture

4.19
24 votes
11
Bethlehem
S.U.I.Z.I.D

4.19
81 votes
12
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aegis

4.18
152 votes
13
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

4.18
88 votes
14
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.18
342 votes
15
Samael
Exodus

4.18
56 votes
16
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

4.17
189 votes
17
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

4.16
484 votes
18
Solstice (UK)
New Dark Age

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

4.15
136 votes
20
Kekal
Beyond The Glimpse of Dreams

4.15
20 votes
21
Buckethead
Colma

4.15
345 votes
22
Dan Swano
Moontower

4.13
867 votes
23
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

4.13
30 votes
24
Therion
Vovin

4.13
344 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
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.11
90 votes
29
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.1
82 votes
30
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.1
334 votes
31
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.09
239 votes
32
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.08
717 votes
33
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
7164 votes
34
Time Machines
Time Machines

4.07
21 votes
35
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

4.06
202 votes
36
Spiritual Beggars
Mantra III

4.06
39 votes
37
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4.06
103 votes
38
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.06
626 votes
39
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

4.06
52 votes
40
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

4.03
62 votes
41
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

4.03
38 votes
42
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.02
124 votes
43
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

4.01
112 votes
44
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

4.01
51 votes
45
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

4
265 votes
46
Order From Chaos
An Ending In Fire

4
46 votes
47
Gehenna
Adimiron Black

4
22 votes
48
Joe Satriani
Crystal Planet

4
157 votes
49
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

3.99
1611 votes
50
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

3.98
2732 votes
51
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

3.98
212 votes
52
X Japan
The Last Song

3.98
141 votes
53
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

3.97
95 votes
54
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

3.97
70 votes
55
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

3.97
824 votes
56
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

3.97
1146 votes
57
Conception
Flow

3.97
92 votes
58
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

3.97
121 votes
59
System of a Down
Sugar

3.96
160 votes
60
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

3.96
105 votes
61
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

3.96
25 votes
62
Tarot
For The Glory Of Nothing

3.95
22 votes
63
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.95
726 votes
64
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

3.94
179 votes
65
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

3.94
35 votes
66
Extol
Burial

3.93
294 votes
67
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

3.93
37 votes
68
Eldritch
El Nino

3.93
14 votes
69
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

3.93
512 votes
70
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

3.91
68 votes
71
Desaster
Hellfire's Dominion

3.91
22 votes
72
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.9
1456 votes
73
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

3.9
47 votes
74
Botch
American Nervoso

3.9
641 votes
75
Megaherz
Kopfschuss

3.9
24 votes
76
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

3.9
134 votes
77
Skepticism
Aes(EP)

3.89
46 votes
78
Buzzov-en
...At A Loss

3.89
36 votes
79
Bloodlet
The Seraphim Fall

3.89
18 votes
80
Gorgasm
Stabwound Intercourse

3.88
13 votes
81
Aeternus
...and So the Night Became

3.88
60 votes
82
Mago de Oz
La Leyenda de la Mancha

3.88
84 votes
83
Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment

3.87
310 votes
84
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

3.87
156 votes
85
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

3.86
74 votes
86
Anata
The Infernal Depths of Hatred

3.86
80 votes
87
Angel Dust
Border of Reality

3.85
93 votes
88
Primordial
A Journey's End

3.85
86 votes
89
Saturnus
For the Loveless Lonely Nights

3.85
20 votes
90
Cryptopsy
Whisper Supremacy

3.85
533 votes
91
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

3.84
114 votes
92
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing

3.84
1158 votes
93
Savatage
The Wake Of Magellan

3.84
369 votes
94
Katatonia
Discouraged Ones

3.83
914 votes
95
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.83
58 votes
96
All Out War
For Those Who Were Crucified

3.82
50 votes
97
Dir En Grey
Jealous

3.82
33 votes
98
Odium (NOR)
The Sad Realm of the Stars

3.81
26 votes
99
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

3.81
160 votes
100
The Sins of Thy Beloved
Lake of Sorrow

3.81
62 votes
101
Skycamefalling
To Forever Embrace The Sun

3.81
31 votes
102
Symphony X
Twilight in Olympus

3.79
724 votes
103
Mithotyn
King of the Distant Forest

3.79
62 votes
104
Ritual Carnage
The Highest Law

3.79
14 votes
105
Heavenwood
Swallow

3.79
14 votes
106
Soilent Green
A String of Lies

3.79
14 votes
107
Rammstein
Sehnsucht

3.78
965 votes
108
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Under the Running Board

3.78
475 votes
109
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

3.78
75 votes
110
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

3.77
1147 votes
111
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

3.77
79 votes
112
Soilent Green
Sewn Mouth Secrets

3.77
114 votes
113
Witchery
Restless & Dead

3.77
39 votes
114
Apocalyptica
Inquisition Symphony

3.77
151 votes
115
Thyrfing
Thyrfing

3.77
30 votes
116
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

3.77
154 votes
117
Morning Again
As Tradition Dies Slowly

3.76
17 votes
118
Stratovarius
Destiny

3.76
474 votes
119
Nokturnal Mortum
To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire

3.76
54 votes
120
Arckanum
Kampen

3.73
13 votes
121
Nasum
Inhale/Exhale

3.73
151 votes
122
I Have Dreams
Three Days 'Til Christmas

3.72
46 votes
123
Judas Iscariot
Distant In Solitary Night

3.71
35 votes
124
Windy and Carl
Depths

3.71
21 votes
125
Beheaded
Perpetual Mockery

3.71
14 votes
126
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

3.71
100 votes
127
Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied

3.7
37 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
Unsane
Occupational Hazard

3.7
28 votes
132
HammerFall
Legacy of Kings

3.7
338 votes
133
Within Temptation
The Dance

3.69
32 votes
134
Nile
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka

3.69
812 votes
135
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

3.69
16 votes
136
Absu
In the Eyes of Ioldánach

3.69
16 votes
137
Arghoslent
Galloping Through the Battle Ruins

3.68
309 votes
138
Bolt Thrower
Mercenary

3.68
326 votes
139
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

3.68
582 votes
140
Bal-Sagoth
Battle Magic

3.68
144 votes
141
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.68
68 votes
142
Hecate Enthroned
Dark Requiems And The Unsilent Massacre

3.67
23 votes
143
Cephalic Carnage
Exploiting Dysfunction

3.67
81 votes
144
Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi

3.67
73 votes
145
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

3.67
226 votes
146
Helloween
Better Than Raw

3.66
502 votes
147
Running Wild
The Rivalry

3.66
96 votes
148
Moonspell
Sin/Pecado

3.65
117 votes
149
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

3.65
644 votes
150
Borknagar
The Archaic Course

3.64
200 votes
151
Old Man's Child
Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion

3.64
108 votes
152
Exhumed
Gore Metal

3.64
65 votes
153
U.D.O.
No Limits

3.64
22 votes
154
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

3.63
445 votes
155
Ulver
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

3.63
264 votes
156
Pitchshifter
www.pitchshifter.com

3.63
87 votes
157
Bass Communion
Bass Communion

3.63
16 votes
158
earthtone9
Lo-Def(inition) Discord

3.63
16 votes
159
Cypress Hill
IV

3.62
201 votes
160
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

3.61
37 votes
161
Threshold
Clone

3.61
56 votes
162
Thorns
Thorns vs Emperor (split w/ Emperor)

3.61
19 votes
163
Kilgore
A Search for Reason

3.6
20 votes
164
Paul Gilbert
Flying Dog

3.6
15 votes
165
...and Oceans
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

3.6
21 votes
166
Malevolent Creation
The Fine Art of Murder

3.59
116 votes
167
Amon Amarth
Once Sent from the Golden Hall

3.58
844 votes
168
OOMPH!
Unrein

3.58
25 votes
169
Jerry Cantrell
Boggy Depot

3.58
153 votes
170
Evergrey
The Dark Discovery

3.58
153 votes
171
Stars of the Lid
Per Aspera Ad Astra

3.58
58 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
Naglfar
Diabolical

3.57
68 votes
176
Garden of Shadows
Heart of the Corona

3.56
48 votes
177
Vintersorg
Hedniskhjartad

3.56
32 votes
178
Negura Bunget
Sala Molksa

3.56
50 votes
179
Limbonic Art
Epitome Of Illusion

3.55
29 votes
180
Paysage d'Hiver
Schattengang

3.55
68 votes
181
King Diamond
Voodoo

3.55
387 votes
182
Cannibal Corpse
Gallery of Suicide

3.54
476 votes
183
Eliane Radigue
Trilogie de la Mort

3.54
27 votes
184
Marduk
Nightwing

3.54
198 votes
185
Katatonia
Saw You Drown

3.53
62 votes
186
Freak Kitchen
Freak Kitchen

3.53
16 votes
187
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

3.53
36 votes
188
Paysage d'Hiver
Die Festung

3.53
79 votes
189
Stuck Mojo
Rising

3.52
50 votes
190
Catamenia
Halls Of Frozen North

3.52
29 votes
191
Sentenced
Frozen

3.52
128 votes
192
Korn
Follow the Leader

3.51
4118 votes
193
The Haunted
The Haunted

3.51
438 votes
194
Merzbow
1930

3.5
92 votes
195
Crimson Moonlight
Eternal Emperor

3.5
22 votes
196
Circle of Dust
Disengage

3.5
20 votes
197
Whiplash
Thrashback

3.5
14 votes
198
Carpathian Forest
Black Shining Leather

3.49
71 votes
199
King's X
Tape Head

3.48
48 votes
200
Enslaved
Blodhemn

3.46
376 votes



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