Best Metal Albums of 1998


01
Gorguts
Obscura

4.38
2190 votes
02
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.37
8109 votes
03
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.29
2775 votes
04
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.25
640 votes
05
Saviour Machine
Legend Part II

4.23
13 votes
06
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

4.22
5326 votes
07
Unholy (FIN)
Rapture

4.2
30 votes
08
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.19
359 votes
09
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.19
158 votes
10
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aégis

4.18
158 votes
11
Strung Out
Twisted By Design

4.18
199 votes
12
Solstice (UK)
New Dark Age

4.18
126 votes
13
Sex Machineguns
Sex Machinegun

4.17
18 votes
14
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

4.17
544 votes
15
Sculptured
The Spear Of The Lily Is Aureoled

4.16
16 votes
16
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.14
118 votes
17
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.14
85 votes
18
Buckethead
Colma

4.13
363 votes
19
Dan Swano
Moontower

4.13
912 votes
20
Therion
Vovin

4.13
180 votes
21
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

4.13
144 votes
22
The Chasm
Deathcult for Eternity: The Triumph

4.12
162 votes
23
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.1
380 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
7410 votes
27
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.08
253 votes
28
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.07
734 votes
29
Bethlehem
S.U.I.Z.I.D

4.07
105 votes
30
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4.07
107 votes
31
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.07
670 votes
32
Spiritual Beggars
Mantra III

4.06
40 votes
33
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.06
136 votes
34
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

4.06
226 votes
35
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

4.05
64 votes
36
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

4.04
61 votes
37
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

4.03
58 votes
38
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

4.03
38 votes
39
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

4.02
54 votes
40
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

4.02
31 votes
41
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

4.01
220 votes
42
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

4
124 votes
43
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

4
36 votes
44
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

4
28 votes
45
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

3.99
238 votes
46
X Japan
The Last Song

3.99
144 votes
47
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

3.99
1671 votes
48
Samael
Exodus

3.98
33 votes
49
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

3.98
2830 votes
50
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

3.98
580 votes
51
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

3.98
103 votes
52
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

3.97
38 votes
53
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

3.97
870 votes
54
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

3.97
1212 votes
55
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

3.96
82 votes
56
Time Machines
Time Machines

3.96
27 votes
57
Tarot
For The Glory Of Nothing

3.95
22 votes
58
Grief
Torso

3.95
62 votes
59
Bloodlet
The Seraphim Fall

3.95
20 votes
60
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.95
786 votes
61
Order From Chaos
An Ending In Fire

3.95
56 votes
62
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

3.94
199 votes
63
Conception
Flow

3.94
98 votes
64
Eldritch
El Nino

3.94
16 votes
65
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

3.94
39 votes
66
Extol
Burial

3.93
297 votes
67
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

3.93
520 votes
68
Gehenna
Adimiron Black

3.93
28 votes
69
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

3.93
125 votes
70
System of a Down
Sugar

3.93
164 votes
71
Desaster
Hellfire's Dominion

3.92
24 votes
72
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.91
1512 votes
73
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

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

3.9
42 votes
75
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

3.9
94 votes
76
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.9
68 votes
77
Megaherz
Kopfschuss

3.9
24 votes
78
Aeternus
...and So the Night Became

3.89
66 votes
79
Botch
American Nervoso

3.89
680 votes
80
Skepticism
Aes

3.89
46 votes
81
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

3.89
152 votes
82
Ancient Rites
Fatherland

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

3.88
90 votes
84
Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment

3.88
319 votes
85
Anata
The Infernal Depths of Hatred

3.88
168 votes
86
Witchery
Restless & Dead

3.87
45 votes
87
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

3.87
170 votes
88
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

3.87
82 votes
89
Primordial
A Journey's End

3.86
91 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
550 votes
93
Skycamefalling
To Forever Embrace The Sun

3.84
32 votes
94
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

3.84
162 votes
95
Odium (NOR)
The Sad Realm of the Stars

3.84
28 votes
96
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

3.84
118 votes
97
Angel Dust
Border of Reality

3.83
99 votes
98
The Sins of Thy Beloved
Lake of Sorrow

3.83
60 votes
99
All Out War
For Those Who Were Crucified

3.83
54 votes
100
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing

3.83
1211 votes
101
Soilent Green
Sewn Mouth Secrets

3.83
112 votes
102
Savatage
The Wake Of Magellan

3.82
408 votes
103
Katatonia
Discouraged Ones

3.82
964 votes
104
Frozen Shadows
Dans les Bras des Immortels

3.81
13 votes
105
Thyrfing
Thyrfing

3.8
33 votes
106
Brainstorm
Unholy

3.8
15 votes
107
Arckanum
Kampen

3.8
15 votes
108
Symphony X
Twilight in Olympus

3.8
1119 votes
109
Nasum
Inhale/Exhale

3.79
167 votes
110
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

3.79
78 votes
111
Heavenwood
Swallow

3.79
14 votes
112
Soilent Green
A String of Lies

3.79
14 votes
113
Ritual Carnage
The Highest Law

3.79
14 votes
114
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Under the Running Board

3.79
1000 votes
115
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

3.78
172 votes
116
Rammstein
Sehnsucht

3.78
1007 votes
117
Mithotyn
King of the Distant Forest

3.78
64 votes
118
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

3.78
1218 votes
119
Morning Again
As Tradition Dies Slowly

3.78
18 votes
120
Dir En Grey
Jealous

3.77
39 votes
121
Stratovarius
Destiny

3.77
495 votes
122
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

3.76
87 votes
123
Apocalyptica
Inquisition Symphony

3.76
150 votes
124
Nokturnal Mortum
To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire

3.76
58 votes
125
I Have Dreams
Three Days 'Til Christmas

3.74
53 votes
126
Beheaded
Perpetual Mockery

3.73
15 votes
127
The Body Lovers
Number One of Three

3.72
16 votes
128
U.D.O.
No Limits

3.71
24 votes
129
Windy and Carl
Depths

3.71
24 votes
130
12 Rods
Split Personalities

3.71
17 votes
131
Judas Iscariot
Distant In Solitary Night

3.71
39 votes
132
Bal-Sagoth
Battle Magic

3.7
141 votes
133
Nile
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka

3.7
850 votes
134
Primal Fear
Primal Fear

3.7
118 votes
135
HammerFall
Legacy of Kings

3.69
354 votes
136
Absu
In the Eyes of Ioldánach

3.69
16 votes
137
Arghoslent
Galloping Through the Battle Ruins

3.69
339 votes
138
Within Temptation
The Dance

3.68
34 votes
139
Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied

3.68
39 votes
140
Helloween
Better Than Raw

3.68
534 votes
141
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

3.68
607 votes
142
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

3.68
694 votes
143
Hecate Enthroned
Dark Requiems And The Unsilent Massacre

3.67
23 votes
144
Cephalic Carnage
Exploiting Dysfunction

3.67
84 votes
145
Moonspell
Sin/Pecado

3.67
122 votes
146
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

3.67
106 votes
147
Exhumed
Gore Metal

3.67
142 votes
148
Eliane Radigue
Trilogie de la Mort

3.67
30 votes
149
Rwake
Xenoglossalgia: The Last Stage of Awareness

3.67
24 votes
150
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

3.67
247 votes
151
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

3.66
37 votes
152
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.66
71 votes
153
Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi

3.66
79 votes
154
Bolt Thrower
Mercenary

3.66
364 votes
155
Threshold
Clone

3.66
64 votes
156
Ulver
Themes From William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

3.66
294 votes
157
Evanescence
Evanescence EP

3.65
65 votes
158
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

3.65
482 votes
159
Thorns
Thorns vs Emperor (split w/ Emperor)

3.64
21 votes
160
Bass Communion
Bass Communion

3.64
18 votes
161
Borknagar
The Archaic Course

3.64
214 votes
162
Old Man's Child
Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion

3.64
118 votes
163
Running Wild
The Rivalry

3.63
100 votes
164
Strung Out
Crossroads and Illusions

3.63
31 votes
165
Gasp
Drome Triler of Puzzle Zoo People

3.63
28 votes
166
...and Oceans
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

3.61
22 votes
167
Evergrey
The Dark Discovery

3.61
106 votes
168
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

3.61
18 votes
169
Cypress Hill
IV

3.61
214 votes
170
Pitchshifter
www.pitchshifter.com

3.6
88 votes
171
Malevolent Creation
The Fine Art of Murder

3.6
132 votes
172
OOMPH!
Unrein

3.6
26 votes
173
Madball
Look My Way

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

3.59
874 votes
175
Angra
Fireworks

3.59
220 votes
176
Negura Bunget
Sala Molksa

3.58
50 votes
177
Jerry Cantrell
Boggy Depot

3.57
159 votes
178
Graveland
Immortal Pride

3.57
29 votes
179
Limbonic Art
Epitome Of Illusion

3.56
31 votes
180
Garden of Shadows
Heart of the Corona

3.56
48 votes
181
Vintersorg
Hedniskhjartad

3.56
32 votes
182
Paul Gilbert
Flying Dog

3.56
16 votes
183
Naglfar
Diabolical

3.55
146 votes
184
Catamenia
Halls Of Frozen North

3.55
56 votes
185
Paysage d'Hiver
Schattengang

3.55
78 votes
186
Kilgore
A Search for Reason

3.55
22 votes
187
Katatonia
Saw You Drown

3.54
68 votes
188
King Diamond
Voodoo

3.54
423 votes
189
Paysage d'Hiver
Die Festung

3.53
88 votes
190
Freak Kitchen
Freak Kitchen

3.53
16 votes
191
Marduk
Nightwing

3.53
208 votes
192
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

3.53
36 votes
193
Cannibal Corpse
Gallery of Suicide

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

3.52
63 votes
195
Sentenced
Frozen

3.51
201 votes
196
Korn
Follow the Leader

3.51
4308 votes
197
The Haunted
The Haunted

3.5
447 votes
198
Stuck Mojo
Rising

3.5
52 votes
199
Crimson Moonlight
Eternal Emperor

3.5
22 votes
200
earthtone9
Lo-Def(inition) Discord

3.5
18 votes



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