Best Metal Albums of 1998


01
Gorguts
Obscura

4.37
1888 votes
02
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.37
7437 votes
03
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.29
2586 votes
04
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.29
138 votes
05
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.25
554 votes
06
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

4.23
26 votes
07
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

4.22
4958 votes
08
Samael
Exodus

4.21
52 votes
09
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

4.2
27 votes
10
Sex Machineguns
Sex Machinegun

4.2
15 votes
11
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.19
312 votes
12
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aegis

4.19
146 votes
13
Time Machines
Time Machines

4.18
19 votes
14
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

4.18
78 votes
15
Solstice (UK)
New Dark Age

4.17
87 votes
16
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

4.17
183 votes
17
The Chasm
Deathcult for Eternity: The Triumph

4.17
114 votes
18
Unholy (FIN)
Rapture

4.17
18 votes
19
Grief
Torso

4.16
44 votes
20
Sculptured
The Spear Of The Lily Is Aureoled

4.16
16 votes
21
Bethlehem
S.U.I.Z.I.D

4.15
69 votes
22
Buckethead
Colma

4.15
337 votes
23
Kekal
Beyond The Glimpse of Dreams

4.15
20 votes
24
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

4.14
462 votes
25
Therion
Vovin

4.13
336 votes
26
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.13
126 votes
27
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

4.13
48 votes
28
Dan Swano
Moontower

4.12
813 votes
29
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

4.11
56 votes
30
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.1
310 votes
31
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.09
699 votes
32
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.09
73 votes
33
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.08
230 votes
34
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
6994 votes
35
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

4.08
184 votes
36
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.06
611 votes
37
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4.06
94 votes
38
Gehenna
Adimiron Black

4.06
18 votes
39
Spiritual Beggars
Mantra III

4.05
38 votes
40
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.04
114 votes
41
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

4.04
50 votes
42
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

4.03
34 votes
43
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

4.02
86 votes
44
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

4.01
108 votes
45
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

4
249 votes
46
Tarot
For The Glory Of Nothing

4
20 votes
47
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

3.99
1548 votes
48
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

3.99
42 votes
49
X Japan
The Last Song

3.98
138 votes
50
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

3.98
2578 votes
51
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

3.97
66 votes
52
Conception
Flow

3.97
86 votes
53
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

3.96
1112 votes
54
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

3.96
396 votes
55
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

3.96
25 votes
56
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

3.96
196 votes
57
System of a Down
Sugar

3.96
158 votes
58
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.95
686 votes
59
Order From Chaos
An Ending In Fire

3.95
40 votes
60
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

3.95
115 votes
61
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

3.94
35 votes
62
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

3.94
198 votes
63
Buzzov-en
...At A Loss

3.93
30 votes
64
Angel Dust
Border of Reality

3.93
87 votes
65
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

3.93
171 votes
66
Eldritch
El Nino

3.93
14 votes
67
Extol
Burial

3.92
273 votes
68
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

3.92
490 votes
69
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

3.92
36 votes
70
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.91
1430 votes
71
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

3.91
128 votes
72
Skepticism
Aes(EP)

3.9
40 votes
73
Megaherz
Kopfschuss

3.9
25 votes
74
Desaster
Hellfire's Dominion

3.9
20 votes
75
Botch
American Nervoso

3.89
618 votes
76
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

3.89
45 votes
77
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

3.89
105 votes
78
Gorgasm
Stabwound Intercourse

3.88
13 votes
79
Frozen Shadows
Dans les Bras des Immortels

3.88
13 votes
80
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

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

3.88
58 votes
82
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

3.88
98 votes
83
Bloodlet
The Seraphim Fall

3.88
16 votes
84
Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment

3.87
298 votes
85
Mago de Oz
La Leyenda de la Mancha

3.87
82 votes
86
Anata
The Infernal Depths of Hatred

3.85
75 votes
87
Cryptopsy
Whisper Supremacy

3.85
522 votes
88
Saturnus
For the Loveless Lonely Nights

3.85
20 votes
89
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

3.84
114 votes
90
Primordial
A Journey's End

3.84
81 votes
91
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.84
56 votes
92
Katatonia
Discouraged Ones

3.84
846 votes
93
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing

3.83
1135 votes
94
The Sins of Thy Beloved
Lake of Sorrow

3.83
60 votes
95
Skycamefalling
To Forever Embrace The Sun

3.83
30 votes
96
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

3.82
158 votes
97
All Out War
For Those Who Were Crucified

3.82
50 votes
98
Dir En Grey
Jealous

3.82
33 votes
99
U.D.O.
No Limits

3.82
22 votes
100
Savatage
The Wake Of Magellan

3.81
348 votes
101
Odium (NOR)
The Sad Realm of the Stars

3.81
24 votes
102
Soilent Green
Sewn Mouth Secrets

3.81
110 votes
103
Thyrfing
Thyrfing

3.8
28 votes
104
Mithotyn
King of the Distant Forest

3.8
25 votes
105
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

3.8
66 votes
106
Soilent Green
A String of Lies

3.79
14 votes
107
Heavenwood
Swallow

3.79
14 votes
108
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Under the Running Board

3.79
452 votes
109
Symphony X
Twilight in Olympus

3.79
708 votes
110
Rammstein
Sehnsucht

3.78
934 votes
111
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

3.77
1109 votes
112
Apocalyptica
Inquisition Symphony

3.77
147 votes
113
Morning Again
As Tradition Dies Slowly

3.77
15 votes
114
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

3.76
78 votes
115
Nokturnal Mortum
To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire

3.76
49 votes
116
Nasum
Inhale/Exhale

3.75
145 votes
117
Stratovarius
Destiny

3.74
444 votes
118
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

3.74
146 votes
119
Beheaded
Perpetual Mockery

3.73
13 votes
120
Arghoslent
Galloping Through the Battle Ruins

3.72
282 votes
121
The Body Lovers
Number One of Three

3.71
14 votes
122
Judas Iscariot
Distant In Solitary Night

3.71
33 votes
123
Hecate Enthroned
Dark Requiems And The Unsilent Massacre

3.7
22 votes
124
Bal-Sagoth
Battle Magic

3.7
135 votes
125
Primal Fear
Primal Fear

3.7
108 votes
126
Unsane
Occupational Hazard

3.7
28 votes
127
Nile
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka

3.69
786 votes
128
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

3.69
16 votes
129
Absu
In the Eyes of Ioldánach

3.69
16 votes
130
Within Temptation
The Dance

3.68
31 votes
131
HammerFall
Legacy of Kings

3.68
328 votes
132
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

3.68
556 votes
133
Bolt Thrower
Mercenary

3.68
300 votes
134
Moonspell
Sin/Pecado

3.68
111 votes
135
Helloween
Better Than Raw

3.66
484 votes
136
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

3.66
221 votes
137
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.66
65 votes
138
Evanescence
Evanescence EP

3.66
62 votes
139
Cephalic Carnage
Exploiting Dysfunction

3.66
78 votes
140
Running Wild
The Rivalry

3.66
90 votes
141
Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi

3.65
71 votes
142
Old Man's Child
Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion

3.65
104 votes
143
12 Rods
Split Personalities

3.65
13 votes
144
Borknagar
The Archaic Course

3.65
188 votes
145
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

3.64
622 votes
146
Paul Gilbert
Flying Dog

3.64
14 votes
147
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

3.64
429 votes
148
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

3.63
90 votes
149
Ulver
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

3.63
255 votes
150
Exhumed
Gore Metal

3.63
58 votes
151
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

3.63
36 votes
152
Thorns
Thorns vs Emperor (split w/ Emperor)

3.63
20 votes
153
Bass Communion
Bass Communion

3.63
16 votes
154
earthtone9
Lo-Def(inition) Discord

3.63
16 votes
155
Cypress Hill
IV

3.62
200 votes
156
Threshold
Clone

3.62
52 votes
157
Negura Bunget
Sala Molksa

3.61
44 votes
158
Windy and Carl
Depths

3.61
18 votes
159
...and Oceans
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

3.61
19 votes
160
Stars of the Lid
Per Aspera Ad Astra

3.6
58 votes
161
Pitchshifter
www.pitchshifter.com

3.6
166 votes
162
Kilgore
A Search for Reason

3.6
20 votes
163
Malevolent Creation
The Fine Art of Murder

3.6
114 votes
164
Naglfar
Diabolical

3.59
64 votes
165
Evergrey
The Dark Discovery

3.58
144 votes
166
Angra
Fireworks

3.58
194 votes
167
Amon Amarth
Once Sent from the Golden Hall

3.58
816 votes
168
Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied

3.58
31 votes
169
OOMPH!
Unrein

3.58
25 votes
170
Madball
Look My Way

3.57
29 votes
171
King Diamond
Voodoo

3.57
372 votes
172
Vintersorg
Hedniskhjartad

3.56
32 votes
173
Paysage d'Hiver
Die Festung

3.56
72 votes
174
Marduk
Nightwing

3.55
188 votes
175
Garden of Shadows
Heart of the Corona

3.54
46 votes
176
Cannibal Corpse
Gallery of Suicide

3.54
454 votes
177
Katatonia
Saw You Drown

3.53
62 votes
178
Paysage d'Hiver
Schattengang

3.53
63 votes
179
Freak Kitchen
Freak Kitchen

3.53
16 votes
180
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

3.53
38 votes
181
Graveland
Immortal Pride

3.52
25 votes
182
Catamenia
Halls Of Frozen North

3.52
27 votes
183
Limbonic Art
Epitome Of Illusion

3.52
27 votes
184
The Haunted
The Haunted

3.52
429 votes
185
Korn
Follow the Leader

3.5
3956 votes
186
Merzbow
1930

3.5
90 votes
187
Stuck Mojo
Rising

3.5
48 votes
188
King's X
Tape Head

3.5
44 votes
189
Crimson Moonlight
Eternal Emperor

3.5
24 votes
190
Eliane Radigue
Trilogie de la Mort

3.5
22 votes
191
Carpathian Forest
Black Shining Leather

3.49
66 votes
192
Sentenced
Frozen

3.48
120 votes
193
Circle of Dust
Disengage

3.47
18 votes
194
Yngwie Malmsteen
Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra

3.46
96 votes
195
Enslaved
Blodhemn

3.45
354 votes
196
Poison the Well
Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

3.45
140 votes
197
Ultraspank
Ultraspank

3.44
34 votes
198
Rage
XIII

3.44
48 votes
199
Agathodaimon
Blacken the Angel

3.43
22 votes
200
A Canorous Quintet
The Only Pure Hate

3.43
21 votes



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