Best Metal Albums of 1998


01
Gorguts
Obscura

4.37
1884 votes
02
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.37
7383 votes
03
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.29
134 votes
04
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.29
2577 votes
05
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.24
552 votes
06
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

4.23
26 votes
07
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

4.22
4932 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
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aegis

4.2
142 votes
12
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.19
311 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
56 votes
18
Grief
Torso

4.17
42 votes
19
Unholy (FIN)
Rapture

4.17
18 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
Kekal
Beyond The Glimpse of Dreams

4.15
20 votes
23
Buckethead
Colma

4.15
337 votes
24
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

4.14
458 votes
25
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.13
126 votes
26
Therion
Vovin

4.13
334 votes
27
Dan Swano
Moontower

4.13
807 votes
28
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

4.13
48 votes
29
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

4.11
56 votes
30
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.1
306 votes
31
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.09
692 votes
32
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
6950 votes
33
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.08
72 votes
34
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

4.08
184 votes
35
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.08
229 votes
36
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.06
606 votes
37
Gehenna
Adimiron Black

4.06
18 votes
38
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.05
112 votes
39
Spiritual Beggars
Mantra III

4.05
38 votes
40
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4.05
92 votes
41
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

4.04
50 votes
42
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

4.03
86 votes
43
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

4.02
108 votes
44
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

4
32 votes
45
Tarot
For The Glory Of Nothing

4
20 votes
46
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

4
250 votes
47
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

3.99
1545 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
2556 votes
51
Order From Chaos
An Ending In Fire

3.98
40 votes
52
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

3.97
66 votes
53
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

3.97
556 votes
54
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

3.96
395 votes
55
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

3.96
196 votes
56
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

3.96
24 votes
57
System of a Down
Sugar

3.96
158 votes
58
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.95
684 votes
59
Conception
Flow

3.95
84 votes
60
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

3.95
115 votes
61
Skepticism
Aes(EP)

3.95
38 votes
62
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

3.94
196 votes
63
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

3.94
35 votes
64
Angel Dust
Border of Reality

3.93
87 votes
65
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

3.93
170 votes
66
Buzzov-en
...At A Loss

3.93
28 votes
67
Eldritch
El Nino

3.93
14 votes
68
Extol
Burial

3.92
273 votes
69
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

3.92
482 votes
70
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

3.92
36 votes
71
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.91
1424 votes
72
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

3.91
128 votes
73
Megaherz
Kopfschuss

3.9
25 votes
74
Desaster
Hellfire's Dominion

3.9
20 votes
75
Botch
American Nervoso

3.89
615 votes
76
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

3.89
45 votes
77
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

3.89
105 votes
78
Frozen Shadows
Dans les Bras des Immortels

3.88
13 votes
79
Gorgasm
Stabwound Intercourse

3.88
13 votes
80
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

3.88
63 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
297 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
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.85
54 votes
88
Cryptopsy
Whisper Supremacy

3.85
522 votes
89
Saturnus
For the Loveless Lonely Nights

3.85
20 votes
90
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

3.84
114 votes
91
Katatonia
Discouraged Ones

3.84
836 votes
92
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing

3.84
1132 votes
93
The Sins of Thy Beloved
Lake of Sorrow

3.83
60 votes
94
Primordial
A Journey's End

3.83
80 votes
95
Odium (NOR)
The Sad Realm of the Stars

3.83
23 votes
96
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

3.82
156 votes
97
Savatage
The Wake Of Magellan

3.82
342 votes
98
All Out War
For Those Who Were Crucified

3.82
50 votes
99
Dir En Grey
Jealous

3.82
33 votes
100
U.D.O.
No Limits

3.82
22 votes
101
Soilent Green
Sewn Mouth Secrets

3.81
110 votes
102
Thyrfing
Thyrfing

3.8
28 votes
103
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

3.8
44 votes
104
Skycamefalling
To Forever Embrace The Sun

3.79
29 votes
105
Mithotyn
King of the Distant Forest

3.79
24 votes
106
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Under the Running Board

3.79
449 votes
107
Soilent Green
A String of Lies

3.79
14 votes
108
Heavenwood
Swallow

3.79
14 votes
109
Symphony X
Twilight in Olympus

3.79
708 votes
110
Rammstein
Sehnsucht

3.78
925 votes
111
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

3.78
1104 votes
112
Apocalyptica
Inquisition Symphony

3.77
147 votes
113
Morning Again
As Tradition Dies Slowly

3.77
15 votes
114
Judas Iscariot
Distant In Solitary Night

3.77
32 votes
115
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

3.76
78 votes
116
Nokturnal Mortum
To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire

3.76
47 votes
117
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

3.75
146 votes
118
Nasum
Inhale/Exhale

3.75
142 votes
119
Stratovarius
Destiny

3.74
435 votes
120
Beheaded
Perpetual Mockery

3.73
13 votes
121
Arghoslent
Galloping Through the Battle Ruins

3.72
279 votes
122
The Body Lovers
Number One of Three

3.71
14 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
Nile
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka

3.69
786 votes
127
Absu
In the Eyes of Ioldánach

3.69
16 votes
128
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

3.69
16 votes
129
Within Temptation
The Dance

3.68
31 votes
130
Cephalic Carnage
Exploiting Dysfunction

3.68
77 votes
131
HammerFall
Legacy of Kings

3.68
326 votes
132
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

3.68
553 votes
133
Bolt Thrower
Mercenary

3.68
298 votes
134
Moonspell
Sin/Pecado

3.68
110 votes
135
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.66
65 votes
136
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

3.66
220 votes
137
Evanescence
Evanescence EP

3.66
62 votes
138
Helloween
Better Than Raw

3.66
480 votes
139
Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi

3.66
72 votes
140
Running Wild
The Rivalry

3.66
90 votes
141
Old Man's Child
Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion

3.65
104 votes
142
Borknagar
The Archaic Course

3.65
188 votes
143
Unsane
Occupational Hazard

3.65
27 votes
144
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

3.65
620 votes
145
earthtone9
Lo-Def(inition) Discord

3.64
14 votes
146
Paul Gilbert
Flying Dog

3.64
14 votes
147
Ulver
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

3.63
256 votes
148
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

3.63
90 votes
149
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

3.63
425 votes
150
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

3.63
36 votes
151
Bass Communion
Bass Communion

3.63
16 votes
152
Cypress Hill
IV

3.62
200 votes
153
Threshold
Clone

3.62
52 votes
154
Negura Bunget
Sala Molksa

3.61
44 votes
155
Windy and Carl
Depths

3.61
18 votes
156
Pitchshifter
www.pitchshifter.com

3.61
164 votes
157
Exhumed
Gore Metal

3.61
57 votes
158
...and Oceans
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

3.61
19 votes
159
Thorns
Thorns vs Emperor (split w/ Emperor)

3.61
19 votes
160
Kilgore
A Search for Reason

3.6
20 votes
161
Malevolent Creation
The Fine Art of Murder

3.6
114 votes
162
Stars of the Lid
Per Aspera Ad Astra

3.6
57 votes
163
Naglfar
Diabolical

3.59
62 votes
164
Evergrey
The Dark Discovery

3.58
144 votes
165
Amon Amarth
Once Sent from the Golden Hall

3.58
816 votes
166
Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied

3.58
31 votes
167
OOMPH!
Unrein

3.58
25 votes
168
Madball
Look My Way

3.57
29 votes
169
King Diamond
Voodoo

3.57
372 votes
170
Angra
Fireworks

3.56
190 votes
171
Vintersorg
Hedniskhjartad

3.56
32 votes
172
Marduk
Nightwing

3.55
180 votes
173
Paysage d'Hiver
Die Festung

3.55
71 votes
174
Garden of Shadows
Heart of the Corona

3.54
46 votes
175
Catamenia
Halls Of Frozen North

3.54
26 votes
176
Cannibal Corpse
Gallery of Suicide

3.53
450 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
Stuck Mojo
Rising

3.52
46 votes
182
Graveland
Immortal Pride

3.52
25 votes
183
Limbonic Art
Epitome Of Illusion

3.52
27 votes
184
The Haunted
The Haunted

3.52
429 votes
185
King's X
Tape Head

3.51
43 votes
186
Korn
Follow the Leader

3.5
3932 votes
187
Merzbow
1930

3.5
90 votes
188
Crimson Moonlight
Eternal Emperor

3.5
24 votes
189
Carpathian Forest
Black Shining Leather

3.48
65 votes
190
Sentenced
Frozen

3.48
120 votes
191
Eliane Radigue
Trilogie de la Mort

3.48
20 votes
192
Circle of Dust
Disengage

3.47
18 votes
193
Enslaved
Blodhemn

3.46
352 votes
194
Yngwie Malmsteen
Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra

3.46
92 votes
195
Poison the Well
Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

3.45
140 votes
196
Ultraspank
Ultraspank

3.44
34 votes
197
Rage
XIII

3.43
46 votes
198
Agathodaimon
Blacken the Angel

3.43
22 votes
199
A Canorous Quintet
The Only Pure Hate

3.43
21 votes
200
Balance of Power
Book of Secrets

3.43
21 votes



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