Best Metal Albums of 1998


01
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.38
4088 votes
02
Gorguts
Obscura

4.34
1344 votes
03
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.29
135 votes
04
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

4.29
21 votes
05
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.28
2154 votes
06
Saturnus
For the Loveless Lonely Nights

4.25
12 votes
07
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aegis

4.25
110 votes
08
Samael
Exodus

4.24
38 votes
09
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.23
452 votes
10
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

4.22
4306 votes
11
The Chasm
Deathcult For Eternity; The Triumph

4.21
38 votes
12
Saviour Machine
Legend Part II

4.21
12 votes
13
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

4.19
36 votes
14
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.19
261 votes
15
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

4.18
92 votes
16
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4.15
80 votes
17
Therion
Vovin

4.15
131 votes
18
Dan Swano
Moontower

4.15
681 votes
19
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.13
96 votes
20
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

4.13
20 votes
21
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

4.13
16 votes
22
Forest of Shadows
Under The Dying Sun

4.13
12 votes
23
Sex Machineguns
Sex Machinegun

4.13
12 votes
24
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

4.12
25 votes
25
Bethlehem
S.U.I.Z.I.D

4.12
39 votes
26
Sculptured
The Spear Of The Lily Is Aureoled

4.11
14 votes
27
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

4.1
342 votes
28
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.09
582 votes
29
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

4.08
24 votes
30
Tarot
For The Glory Of Nothing

4.08
12 votes
31
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
6202 votes
32
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.08
354 votes
33
Kekal
Beyond The Glimpse of Dreams

4.07
14 votes
34
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.07
51 votes
35
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

4.07
66 votes
36
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.06
182 votes
37
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.06
514 votes
38
Grief
Torso

4.06
18 votes
39
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

4.05
20 votes
40
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

4.05
62 votes
41
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

4.04
98 votes
42
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

4.03
40 votes
43
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.02
60 votes
44
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

4.01
201 votes
45
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

4.01
1371 votes
46
Solstice (Metal)
New Dark Age

4
45 votes
47
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

4
30 votes
48
Skepticism
Aes(EP)

4
24 votes
49
Unholy (FIN)
Rapture

4
15 votes
50
Soilent Green
A String of Lies

4
12 votes
51
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

3.99
94 votes
52
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

3.98
31 votes
53
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

3.98
3378 votes
54
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

3.98
168 votes
55
System of a Down
Sugar

3.98
164 votes
56
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

3.98
101 votes
57
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

3.97
104 votes
58
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

3.97
33 votes
59
X Japan
The Last Song

3.96
82 votes
60
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

3.96
464 votes
61
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

3.96
50 votes
62
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

3.96
336 votes
63
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

3.95
154 votes
64
The Sins of Thy Beloved
Lake of Sorrow

3.95
21 votes
65
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.95
558 votes
66
Odium (NOR)
The Sad Realm of the Stars

3.92
18 votes
67
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.91
1186 votes
68
Conception
Flow

3.91
54 votes
69
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

3.9
410 votes
70
Botch
American Nervoso

3.89
532 votes
71
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

3.89
139 votes
72
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.89
36 votes
73
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

3.88
66 votes
74
Extol
Burial

3.88
219 votes
75
Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment

3.88
266 votes
76
Mago de Oz
La Leyenda de la Mancha

3.88
36 votes
77
Thyrfing
Thyrfing

3.88
20 votes
78
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

3.87
81 votes
79
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

3.87
53 votes
80
DIR EN GREY
Jealous

3.86
33 votes
81
Cryptopsy
Whisper Supremacy

3.85
416 votes
82
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing

3.84
967 votes
83
Mithotyn
King of the Distant Forest

3.84
19 votes
84
Hecate Enthroned
Dark Requiems And The Unsilent Massacre

3.83
36 votes
85
Angel Dust
Border of Reality

3.83
36 votes
86
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

3.83
136 votes
87
Katatonia
Discouraged Ones

3.82
996 votes
88
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

3.82
14 votes
89
Anata
The Infernal Depths of Hatred

3.82
128 votes
90
Frozen Shadows
Dans les Bras des Immortels

3.82
11 votes
91
Buzzov-en
...At A Loss

3.81
16 votes
92
Soilent Green
Sewn Mouth Secrets

3.8
82 votes
93
Aeternus
...and So the Night Became

3.8
46 votes
94
Apocalyptica
Inquisition Symphony

3.8
125 votes
95
Primordial
A Journey's End

3.8
55 votes
96
Savatage
The Wake Of Magellan

3.79
276 votes
97
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Under the Running Board

3.79
408 votes
98
Rammstein
Sehnsucht

3.79
799 votes
99
Symphony X
Twilight in Olympus

3.79
608 votes
100
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

3.79
49 votes
101
Beheaded
Perpetual Mockery

3.77
11 votes
102
Old Man's Child
Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion

3.77
39 votes
103
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

3.76
69 votes
104
Judas Iscariot
Distant In Solitary Night

3.76
23 votes
105
Nokturnal Mortum
To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire

3.76
39 votes
106
All Out War
For Those Who Were Crucified

3.74
46 votes
107
Evanescence
Evanescence EP

3.74
53 votes
108
Cephalic Carnage
Exploiting Dysfunction

3.73
67 votes
109
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

3.73
176 votes
110
Windy and Carl
Depths

3.71
14 votes
111
Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied

3.71
24 votes
112
Paul Gilbert
Flying Dog

3.71
12 votes
113
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

3.71
878 votes
114
Bolt Thrower
Mercenary

3.69
113 votes
115
Running Wild
The Rivalry

3.69
64 votes
116
Stratovarius
Destiny

3.68
366 votes
117
Kilgore
A Search for Reason

3.68
22 votes
118
Moonspell
Sin/Pecado

3.68
84 votes
119
Nile
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka

3.67
662 votes
120
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

3.67
463 votes
121
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

3.67
94 votes
122
earthtone9
Lo-Def(inition) Discord

3.67
12 votes
123
12 Rods
Split Personalities

3.67
12 votes
124
Pitchshifter
www.pitchshifter.com

3.66
136 votes
125
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.66
57 votes
126
Exhumed
Gore Metal

3.66
38 votes
127
Helloween
Better Than Raw

3.66
418 votes
128
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

3.65
23 votes
129
Garden of Shadows
Heart of the Corona

3.65
40 votes
130
HammerFall
Legacy of Kings

3.65
268 votes
131
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

3.65
17 votes
132
Malevolent Creation
The Fine Art of Murder

3.64
84 votes
133
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

3.64
262 votes
134
Negura Bunget
Sala Molksa

3.64
36 votes
135
Madball
Look My Way

3.64
18 votes
136
Within Temptation
The Dance

3.63
28 votes
137
Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi

3.63
59 votes
138
Arghoslent
Galloping Through the Battle Ruins

3.62
219 votes
139
Primal Fear
Primal Fear

3.62
70 votes
140
Stars of the Lid
Per Aspera Ad Astra

3.62
41 votes
141
Bal-Sagoth
Battle Magic

3.62
39 votes
142
Thorns
Thorns vs Emperor (split w/ Emperor)

3.62
13 votes
143
Borknagar
The Archaic Course

3.61
130 votes
144
King Diamond
Voodoo

3.61
186 votes
145
Amon Amarth
Once Sent from the Golden Hall

3.61
666 votes
146
Evergrey
The Dark Discovery

3.6
117 votes
147
Ulver
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

3.6
200 votes
148
Fuel
Sunburn

3.6
140 votes
149
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

3.59
337 votes
150
Absu
In the Eyes of Ioldánach

3.58
12 votes
151
Catamenia
Halls Of Frozen North

3.58
19 votes
152
Cannibal Corpse
Gallery of Suicide

3.58
376 votes
153
Stuck Mojo
Rising

3.58
20 votes
154
Finger Eleven
Tip

3.57
102 votes
155
Circle of Dust
Disengage

3.57
14 votes
156
Nocturnal Breed
No Retreat... No Surrender

3.57
14 votes
157
Angra
Fireworks

3.57
144 votes
158
Merzbow
1930

3.56
70 votes
159
Yngwie Malmsteen
Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra

3.56
78 votes
160
...and Oceans
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

3.56
16 votes
161
Riot
Inishmore

3.56
18 votes
162
Graveland
Immortal Pride

3.55
19 votes
163
Threshold
Clone

3.55
40 votes
164
Freak Kitchen
Freak Kitchen

3.54
13 votes
165
Naglfar
Diabolical

3.54
57 votes
166
Vintersorg
Hedniskhjartad

3.53
32 votes
167
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

3.53
32 votes
168
Katatonia
Saw You Drown

3.52
84 votes
169
Carpathian Forest
Black Shining Leather

3.51
51 votes
170
Korn
Follow the Leader

3.5
3490 votes
171
Sentenced
Frozen

3.5
98 votes
172
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

3.5
60 votes
173
King's X
Tape Head

3.5
36 votes
174
Shining (SWE)
Submit to Selfdestruction

3.5
27 votes
175
Balance of Power
Book of Secrets

3.5
18 votes
176
The Haunted
The Haunted

3.48
258 votes
177
Ultraspank
Ultraspank

3.48
25 votes
178
Limbonic Art
Epitome Of Illusion

3.47
17 votes
179
Enslaved
Blodhemn

3.46
256 votes
180
Crimson Moonlight
Eternal Emperor

3.45
22 votes
181
Marduk
Nightwing

3.45
63 votes
182
Benediction
Grind Bastard

3.45
21 votes
183
Agnostic Front
Something's Gotta Give

3.45
37 votes
184
Solitude Aeturnus
Adagio

3.43
44 votes
185
Soulfly
Soulfly

3.43
618 votes
186
Swordmaster
Moribund Transgoria

3.42
12 votes
187
Funeral Mist
Devilry

3.42
12 votes
188
Poison the Well
Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

3.4
126 votes
189
Steve Vai
Flex-Able Leftovers

3.4
29 votes
190
Rage
XIII

3.39
38 votes
191
Soilwork
Steelbath Suicide

3.39
756 votes
192
Anvil
Speed of Sound

3.39
42 votes
193
DIR EN GREY
-I'll-

3.38
36 votes
194
Orgy
Candyass

3.37
334 votes
195
Behemoth
Pandemonic Incantations

3.36
266 votes
196
Pro-Pain
Pro-Pain

3.36
14 votes
197
Godsmack
Godsmack

3.33
1138 votes
198
Mercenary
First Breath

3.32
22 votes
199
Blue Oyster Cult
Heaven Forbid

3.31
37 votes
200
Dimmu Borgir
Godless Savage Garden

3.28
97 votes



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