Best Metal Albums of 1998


01
Gorguts
Obscura

4.39
2060 votes
02
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.37
7821 votes
03
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.3
2685 votes
04
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.25
618 votes
05
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.24
148 votes
06
Saviour Machine
Legend Part II

4.23
13 votes
07
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

4.22
5174 votes
08
Sex Machineguns
Sex Machinegun

4.2
15 votes
09
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

4.19
90 votes
10
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aegis

4.19
157 votes
11
Unholy (FIN)
Rapture

4.19
24 votes
12
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.18
349 votes
13
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

4.18
132 votes
14
Bethlehem
S.U.I.Z.I.D

4.18
84 votes
15
Samael
Exodus

4.18
56 votes
16
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

4.17
502 votes
17
Solstice (UK)
New Dark Age

4.15
99 votes
18
Kekal
Beyond The Glimpse of Dreams

4.15
20 votes
19
The Chasm
Deathcult for Eternity: The Triumph

4.14
142 votes
20
Buckethead
Colma

4.14
350 votes
21
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

4.14
29 votes
22
Dan Swano
Moontower

4.13
879 votes
23
Time Machines
Time Machines

4.13
23 votes
24
Therion
Vovin

4.13
346 votes
25
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

4.13
48 votes
26
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

4.13
32 votes
27
Sculptured
The Spear Of The Lily Is Aureoled

4.12
17 votes
28
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.11
84 votes
29
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.11
94 votes
30
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.1
344 votes
31
Grief
Torso

4.09
56 votes
32
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
7248 votes
33
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.08
244 votes
34
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.07
715 votes
35
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.06
642 votes
36
Spiritual Beggars
Mantra III

4.06
39 votes
37
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4.06
104 votes
38
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

4.06
54 votes
39
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

4.05
204 votes
40
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

4.05
64 votes
41
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

4.03
54 votes
42
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

4.03
38 votes
43
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.02
126 votes
44
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

4.01
218 votes
45
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

4
116 votes
46
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

4
274 votes
47
Order From Chaos
An Ending In Fire

4
48 votes
48
Gehenna
Adimiron Black

4
22 votes
49
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

3.99
1635 votes
50
X Japan
The Last Song

3.99
144 votes
51
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

3.99
2770 votes
52
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

3.97
97 votes
53
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

3.97
418 votes
54
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

3.97
122 votes
55
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

3.96
1166 votes
56
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

3.96
28 votes
57
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

3.96
218 votes
58
Tarot
For The Glory Of Nothing

3.95
22 votes
59
Bloodlet
The Seraphim Fall

3.95
20 votes
60
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.95
742 votes
61
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

3.95
74 votes
62
System of a Down
Sugar

3.95
164 votes
63
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

3.94
187 votes
64
Extol
Burial

3.93
291 votes
65
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

3.93
37 votes
66
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

3.93
512 votes
67
Eldritch
El Nino

3.93
14 votes
68
Conception
Flow

3.93
96 votes
69
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

3.92
36 votes
70
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

3.91
68 votes
71
Desaster
Hellfire's Dominion

3.91
22 votes
72
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

3.9
94 votes
73
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.9
1480 votes
74
Buzzov-en
...At A Loss

3.9
40 votes
75
Botch
American Nervoso

3.9
653 votes
76
Megaherz
Kopfschuss

3.9
24 votes
77
Aeternus
...and So the Night Became

3.89
66 votes
78
Skepticism
Aes(EP)

3.89
46 votes
79
Ancient Rites
Fatherland

3.88
13 votes
80
Gorgasm
Stabwound Intercourse

3.88
13 votes
81
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

3.88
138 votes
82
Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment

3.87
312 votes
83
Mago de Oz
La Leyenda de la Mancha

3.87
90 votes
84
Anata
The Infernal Depths of Hatred

3.86
82 votes
85
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

3.86
106 votes
86
Primordial
A Journey's End

3.85
88 votes
87
Saturnus
For the Loveless Lonely Nights

3.85
20 votes
88
Appalling Spawn
Freedom, Hope And Fury

3.85
20 votes
89
Cryptopsy
Whisper Supremacy

3.85
536 votes
90
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

3.84
118 votes
91
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

3.84
80 votes
92
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing

3.83
1172 votes
93
Katatonia
Discouraged Ones

3.83
928 votes
94
Savatage
The Wake Of Magellan

3.83
381 votes
95
Angel Dust
Border of Reality

3.83
96 votes
96
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.82
62 votes
97
Dir En Grey
Jealous

3.82
33 votes
98
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

3.82
162 votes
99
Soilent Green
Sewn Mouth Secrets

3.81
110 votes
100
Odium (NOR)
The Sad Realm of the Stars

3.81
26 votes
101
Frozen Shadows
Dans les Bras des Immortels

3.81
13 votes
102
The Sins of Thy Beloved
Lake of Sorrow

3.81
62 votes
103
Skycamefalling
To Forever Embrace The Sun

3.81
31 votes
104
Brainstorm
Unholy

3.8
15 votes
105
Symphony X
Twilight in Olympus

3.79
732 votes
106
Mithotyn
King of the Distant Forest

3.79
62 votes
107
All Out War
For Those Who Were Crucified

3.79
52 votes
108
Ritual Carnage
The Highest Law

3.79
14 votes
109
Heavenwood
Swallow

3.79
14 votes
110
Soilent Green
A String of Lies

3.79
14 votes
111
Rammstein
Sehnsucht

3.78
975 votes
112
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Under the Running Board

3.78
481 votes
113
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

3.78
75 votes
114
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

3.78
1157 votes
115
Thyrfing
Thyrfing

3.77
31 votes
116
Witchery
Restless & Dead

3.77
39 votes
117
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

3.77
160 votes
118
Apocalyptica
Inquisition Symphony

3.77
151 votes
119
Morning Again
As Tradition Dies Slowly

3.76
17 votes
120
Stratovarius
Destiny

3.76
477 votes
121
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

3.76
82 votes
122
Nokturnal Mortum
To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire

3.75
56 votes
123
Nasum
Inhale/Exhale

3.74
156 votes
124
I Have Dreams
Three Days 'Til Christmas

3.74
48 votes
125
Arckanum
Kampen

3.73
13 votes
126
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

3.72
102 votes
127
Windy and Carl
Depths

3.71
21 votes
128
U.D.O.
No Limits

3.71
24 votes
129
The Body Lovers
Number One of Three

3.7
15 votes
130
12 Rods
Split Personalities

3.7
15 votes
131
Primal Fear
Primal Fear

3.7
114 votes
132
Nile
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka

3.69
838 votes
133
Within Temptation
The Dance

3.69
32 votes
134
HammerFall
Legacy of Kings

3.69
342 votes
135
Unsane
Occupational Hazard

3.69
29 votes
136
Absu
In the Eyes of Ioldánach

3.69
16 votes
137
Judas Iscariot
Distant In Solitary Night

3.68
36 votes
138
Bal-Sagoth
Battle Magic

3.68
144 votes
139
Cephalic Carnage
Exploiting Dysfunction

3.67
83 votes
140
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.67
69 votes
141
Hecate Enthroned
Dark Requiems And The Unsilent Massacre

3.67
23 votes
142
Bolt Thrower
Mercenary

3.67
334 votes
143
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

3.67
234 votes
144
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

3.67
590 votes
145
Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied

3.66
37 votes
146
Helloween
Better Than Raw

3.66
514 votes
147
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

3.66
333 votes
148
Arghoslent
Galloping Through the Battle Ruins

3.66
321 votes
149
Moonspell
Sin/Pecado

3.66
118 votes
150
Beheaded
Perpetual Mockery

3.66
16 votes
151
Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi

3.65
76 votes
152
Bass Communion
Bass Communion

3.65
17 votes
153
Ulver
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

3.65
270 votes
154
Eliane Radigue
Trilogie de la Mort

3.64
28 votes
155
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

3.64
458 votes
156
Exhumed
Gore Metal

3.64
66 votes
157
Running Wild
The Rivalry

3.63
100 votes
158
Borknagar
The Archaic Course

3.63
210 votes
159
Pitchshifter
www.pitchshifter.com

3.63
87 votes
160
Old Man's Child
Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion

3.63
112 votes
161
earthtone9
Lo-Def(inition) Discord

3.63
16 votes
162
Cypress Hill
IV

3.62
204 votes
163
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

3.62
17 votes
164
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

3.61
37 votes
165
Thorns
Thorns vs Emperor (split w/ Emperor)

3.61
19 votes
166
Threshold
Clone

3.6
58 votes
167
Kilgore
A Search for Reason

3.6
20 votes
168
Paul Gilbert
Flying Dog

3.6
15 votes
169
...and Oceans
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

3.6
21 votes
170
Evergrey
The Dark Discovery

3.59
156 votes
171
Amon Amarth
Once Sent from the Golden Hall

3.59
864 votes
172
Malevolent Creation
The Fine Art of Murder

3.58
120 votes
173
OOMPH!
Unrein

3.58
25 votes
174
Graveland
Immortal Pride

3.57
28 votes
175
Angra
Fireworks

3.57
214 votes
176
Madball
Look My Way

3.57
29 votes
177
Naglfar
Diabolical

3.57
138 votes
178
Garden of Shadows
Heart of the Corona

3.56
48 votes
179
Vintersorg
Hedniskhjartad

3.56
32 votes
180
Jerry Cantrell
Boggy Depot

3.56
155 votes
181
King Diamond
Voodoo

3.56
399 votes
182
Limbonic Art
Epitome Of Illusion

3.55
30 votes
183
Paysage d'Hiver
Schattengang

3.55
71 votes
184
Cannibal Corpse
Gallery of Suicide

3.54
481 votes
185
Negura Bunget
Sala Molksa

3.54
52 votes
186
Marduk
Nightwing

3.53
202 votes
187
Stars of the Lid
Per Aspera Ad Astra

3.53
61 votes
188
Freak Kitchen
Freak Kitchen

3.53
16 votes
189
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

3.53
36 votes
190
Sentenced
Frozen

3.52
192 votes
191
Stuck Mojo
Rising

3.52
50 votes
192
Paysage d'Hiver
Die Festung

3.52
82 votes
193
Catamenia
Halls Of Frozen North

3.52
58 votes
194
Katatonia
Saw You Drown

3.52
66 votes
195
Korn
Follow the Leader

3.51
4166 votes
196
The Haunted
The Haunted

3.5
441 votes
197
Merzbow
1930

3.5
92 votes
198
Crimson Moonlight
Eternal Emperor

3.5
22 votes
199
Whiplash
Thrashback

3.5
14 votes
200
King's X
Tape Head

3.49
49 votes



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