Best Metal Albums of 1998


01
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.38
4258 votes
02
Gorguts
Obscura

4.37
1452 votes
03
Unholy (FIN)
Rapture

4.3
15 votes
04
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.29
90 votes
05
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.29
2268 votes
06
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

4.26
19 votes
07
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aegis

4.26
113 votes
08
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.24
490 votes
09
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

4.22
4464 votes
10
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

4.21
38 votes
11
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.2
271 votes
12
Samael
Exodus

4.19
36 votes
13
The Chasm
Deathcult For Eternity; The Triumph

4.19
43 votes
14
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

4.16
104 votes
15
Bethlehem
S.U.I.Z.I.D

4.15
39 votes
16
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

4.15
17 votes
17
Sculptured
The Spear Of The Lily Is Aureoled

4.14
14 votes
18
Dan Swano
Moontower

4.13
690 votes
19
Grief
Torso

4.13
24 votes
20
Kekal
Beyond The Glimpse of Dreams

4.13
16 votes
21
Therion
Vovin

4.12
137 votes
22
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4.12
82 votes
23
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

4.11
362 votes
24
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.1
250 votes
25
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.09
74 votes
26
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.09
606 votes
27
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

4.09
28 votes
28
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

4.09
46 votes
29
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
6346 votes
30
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

4.08
26 votes
31
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

4.08
26 votes
32
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

4.07
69 votes
33
Tarot
For The Glory Of Nothing

4.07
14 votes
34
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.07
52 votes
35
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.06
96 votes
36
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.06
193 votes
37
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.06
528 votes
38
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

4.05
38 votes
39
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

4.05
98 votes
40
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

4.02
33 votes
41
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

4.01
208 votes
42
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

4
1407 votes
43
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

4
118 votes
44
X Japan
The Last Song

4
86 votes
45
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

4
58 votes
46
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

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

4
30 votes
48
Skepticism
Aes(EP)

4
26 votes
49
The Sins of Thy Beloved
Lake of Sorrow

4
24 votes
50
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

4
21 votes
51
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

3.98
176 votes
52
Solstice (UK)
New Dark Age

3.98
63 votes
53
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

3.97
3525 votes
54
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

3.96
100 votes
55
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

3.96
690 votes
56
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.95
588 votes
57
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

3.95
486 votes
58
System of a Down
Sugar

3.95
158 votes
59
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

3.95
164 votes
60
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

3.94
101 votes
61
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.92
1232 votes
62
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

3.91
147 votes
63
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

3.91
68 votes
64
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

3.9
87 votes
65
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.89
38 votes
66
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

3.89
424 votes
67
Extol
Burial

3.89
222 votes
68
Botch
American Nervoso

3.89
557 votes
69
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

3.88
56 votes
70
Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment

3.88
274 votes
71
Conception
Flow

3.88
66 votes
72
Cryptopsy
Whisper Supremacy

3.86
441 votes
73
Mago de Oz
La Leyenda de la Mancha

3.86
36 votes
74
Thyrfing
Thyrfing

3.86
21 votes
75
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing

3.85
1013 votes
76
Dir En Grey
Jealous

3.85
30 votes
77
Mithotyn
King of the Distant Forest

3.85
20 votes
78
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

3.84
16 votes
79
Aeternus
...and So the Night Became

3.84
50 votes
80
Soilent Green
Sewn Mouth Secrets

3.83
90 votes
81
Hecate Enthroned
Dark Requiems And The Unsilent Massacre

3.83
36 votes
82
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

3.83
142 votes
83
Odium (NOR)
The Sad Realm of the Stars

3.83
20 votes
84
Anata
The Infernal Depths of Hatred

3.82
128 votes
85
Katatonia
Discouraged Ones

3.81
690 votes
86
U.D.O.
No Limits

3.81
16 votes
87
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

3.81
49 votes
88
Savatage
The Wake Of Magellan

3.8
291 votes
89
All Out War
For Those Who Were Crucified

3.8
50 votes
90
Angel Dust
Border of Reality

3.8
40 votes
91
Buzzov-en
...At A Loss

3.79
24 votes
92
Rammstein
Sehnsucht

3.79
831 votes
93
Primordial
A Journey's End

3.79
63 votes
94
Absu
In the Eyes of Ioldánach

3.79
14 votes
95
Apocalyptica
Inquisition Symphony

3.78
130 votes
96
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Under the Running Board

3.78
419 votes
97
Symphony X
Twilight in Olympus

3.78
630 votes
98
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

3.77
75 votes
99
Judas Iscariot
Distant In Solitary Night

3.77
28 votes
100
Nokturnal Mortum
To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire

3.77
43 votes
101
Old Man's Child
Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion

3.76
44 votes
102
Nasum
Inhale/Exhale

3.75
121 votes
103
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

3.75
970 votes
104
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

3.72
104 votes
105
Thorns
Thorns vs Emperor (split w/ Emperor)

3.71
14 votes
106
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

3.71
187 votes
107
Stratovarius
Destiny

3.71
384 votes
108
Cephalic Carnage
Exploiting Dysfunction

3.7
69 votes
109
Running Wild
The Rivalry

3.7
70 votes
110
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

3.7
28 votes
111
Bolt Thrower
Mercenary

3.69
236 votes
112
Arghoslent
Galloping Through the Battle Ruins

3.69
222 votes
113
Pitchshifter
www.pitchshifter.com

3.69
138 votes
114
Moonspell
Sin/Pecado

3.69
85 votes
115
Nile
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka

3.69
690 votes
116
Kilgore
A Search for Reason

3.68
22 votes
117
Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied

3.68
28 votes
118
Exhumed
Gore Metal

3.67
43 votes
119
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

3.67
473 votes
120
Helloween
Better Than Raw

3.66
440 votes
121
HammerFall
Legacy of Kings

3.66
142 votes
122
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.66
57 votes
123
Negura Bunget
Sala Molksa

3.66
38 votes
124
Windy and Carl
Depths

3.66
16 votes
125
Borknagar
The Archaic Course

3.65
140 votes
126
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

3.65
17 votes
127
Catamenia
Halls Of Frozen North

3.64
21 votes
128
Within Temptation
The Dance

3.64
30 votes
129
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

3.64
546 votes
130
Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi

3.64
58 votes
131
Primal Fear
Primal Fear

3.63
36 votes
132
Bal-Sagoth
Battle Magic

3.63
38 votes
133
Stars of the Lid
Per Aspera Ad Astra

3.63
48 votes
134
Amon Amarth
Once Sent from the Golden Hall

3.61
710 votes
135
Evergrey
The Dark Discovery

3.61
80 votes
136
Stuck Mojo
Rising

3.61
19 votes
137
Madball
Look My Way

3.61
19 votes
138
Malevolent Creation
The Fine Art of Murder

3.6
86 votes
139
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

3.6
359 votes
140
Ulver
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

3.6
212 votes
141
Fuel
Sunburn

3.6
143 votes
142
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

3.6
62 votes
143
King Diamond
Voodoo

3.59
303 votes
144
Graveland
Immortal Pride

3.58
20 votes
145
Cannibal Corpse
Gallery of Suicide

3.57
399 votes
146
Nocturnal Breed
No Retreat... No Surrender

3.57
14 votes
147
Vintersorg
Hedniskhjartad

3.56
32 votes
148
Merzbow
1930

3.56
74 votes
149
Naglfar
Diabolical

3.56
58 votes
150
...and Oceans
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

3.56
17 votes
151
Angra
Fireworks

3.55
150 votes
152
Garden of Shadows
Heart of the Corona

3.55
42 votes
153
Sentenced
Frozen

3.54
100 votes
154
Circle of Dust
Disengage

3.53
15 votes
155
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

3.53
32 votes
156
Yngwie Malmsteen
Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra

3.53
78 votes
157
Katatonia
Saw You Drown

3.52
56 votes
158
The Haunted
The Haunted

3.51
266 votes
159
Carpathian Forest
Black Shining Leather

3.51
56 votes
160
Korn
Follow the Leader

3.51
3582 votes
161
King's X
Tape Head

3.5
39 votes
162
Freak Kitchen
Freak Kitchen

3.5
15 votes
163
Funeral Mist
Devilry

3.5
13 votes
164
Marduk
Nightwing

3.49
148 votes
165
Solitude Aeturnus
Adagio

3.48
50 votes
166
Ultraspank
Ultraspank

3.48
27 votes
167
Limbonic Art
Epitome Of Illusion

3.48
21 votes
168
Shining (SWE)
Submit to Selfdestruction

3.45
33 votes
169
Crimson Moonlight
Eternal Emperor

3.45
22 votes
170
Enslaved
Blodhemn

3.45
276 votes
171
Riot
Inishmore

3.44
18 votes
172
Benediction
Grind Bastard

3.43
22 votes
173
Threshold
Clone

3.43
40 votes
174
Steve Vai
Flex-Able Leftovers

3.42
32 votes
175
Agnostic Front
Something's Gotta Give

3.42
38 votes
176
Rage
XIII

3.42
38 votes
177
Soulfly
Soulfly

3.42
632 votes
178
Balance of Power
Book of Secrets

3.42
18 votes
179
Poison the Well
Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

3.41
129 votes
180
Dir En Grey
-I'll-

3.41
33 votes
181
Soilwork
Steelbath Suicide

3.39
771 votes
182
Orgy
Candyass

3.38
346 votes
183
Behemoth
Pandemonic Incantations

3.35
278 votes
184
Anvil
Speed of Sound

3.33
45 votes
185
Godsmack
Godsmack

3.32
1158 votes
186
Galactic Cowboys
At The End Of The Day

3.31
16 votes
187
Krisiun
Apocalyptic Revelation

3.29
29 votes
188
Dimmu Borgir
Godless Savage Garden

3.28
101 votes
189
Raise Hell
Holy Target

3.28
18 votes
190
Abigor
Supreme Immortal Art

3.27
24 votes
191
Mercenary
First Breath

3.27
26 votes
192
Blue Oyster Cult
Heaven Forbid

3.26
39 votes
193
Sinister
Aggressive Measures

3.25
24 votes
194
Agathodaimon
Blacken the Angel

3.25
16 votes
195
Septicflesh
A Fallen Temple

3.24
49 votes
196
Gorgoroth
Destroyer

3.24
115 votes
197
Cathedral
Caravan Beyond Redemption

3.24
36 votes
198
Einherjer
Odin Owns Ye All

3.23
30 votes
199
Pig Destroyer
Explosions in Ward 6

3.22
98 votes
200
Heaven Shall Burn
In Battle There Is No Law

3.22
114 votes



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