Best Metal Albums of 1998


01
Gorguts
Obscura

4.38
1592 votes
02
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.37
6711 votes
03
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.3
102 votes
04
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.28
2382 votes
05
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aegis

4.24
123 votes
06
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

4.24
23 votes
07
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.24
512 votes
08
Bethlehem
S.U.I.Z.I.D

4.23
45 votes
09
Grief
Torso

4.22
32 votes
10
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

4.22
4618 votes
11
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

4.2
40 votes
12
Samael
Exodus

4.2
40 votes
13
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.2
282 votes
14
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

4.17
118 votes
15
Unholy (FIN)
Rapture

4.17
18 votes
16
Buckethead
Colma

4.15
313 votes
17
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

4.15
66 votes
18
Order From Chaos
An Ending In Fire

4.15
30 votes
19
Therion
Vovin

4.15
146 votes
20
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

4.14
21 votes
21
Sculptured
The Spear Of The Lily Is Aureoled

4.14
14 votes
22
Time Machines
Time Machines

4.14
14 votes
23
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

4.14
398 votes
24
The Chasm
Deathcult for Eternity: The Triumph

4.13
50 votes
25
Dan Swano
Moontower

4.13
738 votes
26
Kekal
Beyond The Glimpse of Dreams

4.13
16 votes
27
Solstice (UK)
New Dark Age

4.12
75 votes
28
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.11
84 votes
29
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

4.1
42 votes
30
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.09
266 votes
31
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.09
637 votes
32
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

4.09
44 votes
33
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

4.09
73 votes
34
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4.08
83 votes
35
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
6530 votes
36
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.08
56 votes
37
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.08
203 votes
38
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.07
105 votes
39
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.07
553 votes
40
Skepticism
Aes(EP)

4.07
30 votes
41
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

4.05
31 votes
42
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

4.04
134 votes
43
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

4.04
28 votes
44
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

4.04
100 votes
45
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

4.02
27 votes
46
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

4.01
35 votes
47
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

4.01
224 votes
48
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

4.01
1440 votes
49
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

4
106 votes
50
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

4
58 votes
51
Spiritual Beggars
Mantra III

4
29 votes
52
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

4
20 votes
53
Tarot
For The Glory Of Nothing

4
16 votes
54
Saturnus
For the Loveless Lonely Nights

4
14 votes
55
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

3.99
36 votes
56
X Japan
The Last Song

3.98
88 votes
57
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

3.98
2388 votes
58
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

3.97
182 votes
59
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.97
622 votes
60
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

3.97
86 votes
61
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

3.96
726 votes
62
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

3.96
510 votes
63
System of a Down
Sugar

3.96
156 votes
64
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

3.94
106 votes
65
Eldritch
El Nino

3.93
14 votes
66
The Sins of Thy Beloved
Lake of Sorrow

3.92
26 votes
67
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

3.92
154 votes
68
Mago de Oz
La Leyenda de la Mancha

3.92
36 votes
69
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

3.91
70 votes
70
Extol
Burial

3.91
237 votes
71
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

3.91
442 votes
72
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.9
1296 votes
73
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.9
40 votes
74
Aeternus
...and So the Night Became

3.89
56 votes
75
Conception
Flow

3.89
72 votes
76
Botch
American Nervoso

3.89
570 votes
77
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

3.88
60 votes
78
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

3.88
96 votes
79
Mithotyn
King of the Distant Forest

3.88
20 votes
80
Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment

3.87
285 votes
81
Angel Dust
Border of Reality

3.86
44 votes
82
Bloodlet
The Seraphim Fall

3.86
14 votes
83
Cryptopsy
Whisper Supremacy

3.86
464 votes
84
Dir En Grey
Jealous

3.85
30 votes
85
Buzzov-en
...At A Loss

3.85
26 votes
86
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing

3.84
1055 votes
87
Savatage
The Wake Of Magellan

3.83
309 votes
88
Riot
Inishmore

3.83
24 votes
89
Odium (NOR)
The Sad Realm of the Stars

3.83
20 votes
90
All Out War
For Those Who Were Crucified

3.82
50 votes
91
Anata
The Infernal Depths of Hatred

3.82
132 votes
92
Soilent Green
Sewn Mouth Secrets

3.82
98 votes
93
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

3.81
142 votes
94
Thyrfing
Thyrfing

3.81
21 votes
95
Katatonia
Discouraged Ones

3.81
732 votes
96
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

3.8
51 votes
97
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Under the Running Board

3.79
427 votes
98
Rammstein
Sehnsucht

3.79
859 votes
99
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

3.79
76 votes
100
Symphony X
Twilight in Olympus

3.79
668 votes
101
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

3.78
16 votes
102
Primordial
A Journey's End

3.78
66 votes
103
Witchery
Restless & Dead

3.77
22 votes
104
Apocalyptica
Inquisition Symphony

3.77
138 votes
105
Judas Iscariot
Distant In Solitary Night

3.77
30 votes
106
Nokturnal Mortum
To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire

3.75
44 votes
107
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

3.74
1008 votes
108
Nasum
Inhale/Exhale

3.73
132 votes
109
Stratovarius
Destiny

3.72
402 votes
110
Running Wild
The Rivalry

3.72
76 votes
111
Moonspell
Sin/Pecado

3.71
94 votes
112
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

3.71
118 votes
113
Evanescence
Evanescence EP

3.71
57 votes
114
Cephalic Carnage
Exploiting Dysfunction

3.7
69 votes
115
U.D.O.
No Limits

3.7
20 votes
116
Thorns
Thorns vs Emperor (split w/ Emperor)

3.7
15 votes
117
Arghoslent
Galloping Through the Battle Ruins

3.7
234 votes
118
Old Man's Child
Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion

3.7
46 votes
119
88 Fingers Louie
Back On The Streets

3.69
31 votes
120
Nile
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka

3.69
728 votes
121
Hecate Enthroned
Dark Requiems And The Unsilent Massacre

3.69
42 votes
122
Absu
In the Eyes of Ioldánach

3.69
16 votes
123
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

3.69
16 votes
124
Kilgore
A Search for Reason

3.68
22 votes
125
Helloween
Better Than Raw

3.68
452 votes
126
HammerFall
Legacy of Kings

3.68
145 votes
127
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

3.68
197 votes
128
Pitchshifter
www.pitchshifter.com

3.68
142 votes
129
Bolt Thrower
Mercenary

3.67
260 votes
130
Within Temptation
The Dance

3.67
31 votes
131
Tang Dynasty
Epic

3.67
18 votes
132
Exhumed
Gore Metal

3.66
49 votes
133
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

3.66
491 votes
134
Bal-Sagoth
Battle Magic

3.66
76 votes
135
Windy and Carl
Depths

3.66
16 votes
136
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.66
58 votes
137
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

3.65
570 votes
138
Negura Bunget
Sala Molksa

3.65
40 votes
139
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

3.65
30 votes
140
Primal Fear
Primal Fear

3.65
40 votes
141
Catamenia
Halls Of Frozen North

3.64
21 votes
142
Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi

3.63
64 votes
143
Borknagar
The Archaic Course

3.63
148 votes
144
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

3.63
68 votes
145
Unsane
Occupational Hazard

3.63
23 votes
146
Cypress Hill
IV

3.63
186 votes
147
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

3.63
384 votes
148
Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied

3.62
29 votes
149
Amon Amarth
Once Sent from the Golden Hall

3.62
736 votes
150
Stars of the Lid
Per Aspera Ad Astra

3.62
51 votes
151
King Diamond
Voodoo

3.61
333 votes
152
Stuck Mojo
Rising

3.6
40 votes
153
Evergrey
The Dark Discovery

3.6
126 votes
154
Graveland
Immortal Pride

3.6
21 votes
155
Ulver
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

3.59
226 votes
156
Madball
Look My Way

3.57
22 votes
157
Katatonia
Saw You Drown

3.57
60 votes
158
Malevolent Creation
The Fine Art of Murder

3.56
96 votes
159
Vintersorg
Hedniskhjartad

3.56
32 votes
160
Naglfar
Diabolical

3.56
59 votes
161
Garden of Shadows
Heart of the Corona

3.55
42 votes
162
Cannibal Corpse
Gallery of Suicide

3.54
420 votes
163
Angra
Fireworks

3.54
164 votes
164
King's X
Tape Head

3.54
38 votes
165
Yngwie Malmsteen
Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra

3.54
82 votes
166
Merzbow
1930

3.53
82 votes
167
...and Oceans
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

3.53
17 votes
168
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

3.53
36 votes
169
Limbonic Art
Epitome Of Illusion

3.52
22 votes
170
Sentenced
Frozen

3.52
106 votes
171
Carpathian Forest
Black Shining Leather

3.52
59 votes
172
The Haunted
The Haunted

3.51
280 votes
173
Freak Kitchen
Freak Kitchen

3.5
15 votes
174
Marduk
Nightwing

3.49
158 votes
175
Korn
Follow the Leader

3.49
3690 votes
176
Ultraspank
Ultraspank

3.48
29 votes
177
Threshold
Clone

3.48
44 votes
178
Circle of Dust
Disengage

3.47
16 votes
179
Shining (SWE)
Submit to Selfdestruction

3.46
36 votes
180
Benediction
Grind Bastard

3.46
24 votes
181
Enslaved
Blodhemn

3.46
306 votes
182
Crimson Moonlight
Eternal Emperor

3.45
22 votes
183
Agnostic Front
Something's Gotta Give

3.43
38 votes
184
Balance of Power
Book of Secrets

3.43
21 votes
185
Nocturnal Breed
No Retreat... No Surrender

3.43
14 votes
186
Rage
XIII

3.42
38 votes
187
Poison the Well
Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

3.41
134 votes
188
Dir En Grey
-I'll-

3.41
33 votes
189
Soilwork
Steelbath Suicide

3.4
542 votes
190
Steve Vai
Flex-Able Leftovers

3.39
32 votes
191
Whiplash
Thrashback

3.38
13 votes
192
Soulfly
Soulfly

3.38
1002 votes
193
Solitude Aeturnus
Adagio

3.38
56 votes
194
Funeral Mist
Devilry

3.38
16 votes
195
Orgy
Candyass

3.35
360 votes
196
Behemoth
Pandemonic Incantations

3.33
296 votes
197
Anvil
Speed of Sound

3.32
34 votes
198
Agathodaimon
Blacken the Angel

3.32
17 votes
199
Abigor
Supreme Immortal Art

3.31
27 votes
200
Godsmack
Godsmack

3.31
1188 votes



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