Best Metal Albums of 1998


01
Gorguts
Obscura

4.39
2106 votes
02
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.37
7947 votes
03
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.29
2703 votes
04
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.25
152 votes
05
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.24
628 votes
06
Saviour Machine
Legend Part II

4.23
13 votes
07
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

4.22
5222 votes
08
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

4.2
92 votes
09
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aégis

4.18
156 votes
10
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.18
350 votes
11
Solstice (UK)
New Dark Age

4.18
111 votes
12
Strung Out
Twisted By Design

4.17
196 votes
13
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

4.17
520 votes
14
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

4.17
138 votes
15
Unholy (FIN)
Rapture

4.17
27 votes
16
Sex Machineguns
Sex Machinegun

4.17
18 votes
17
Kekal
Beyond The Glimpse of Dreams

4.15
20 votes
18
Bethlehem
S.U.I.Z.I.D

4.15
93 votes
19
Buckethead
Colma

4.14
356 votes
20
Samael
Exodus

4.14
56 votes
21
The Chasm
Deathcult for Eternity: The Triumph

4.14
152 votes
22
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

4.14
29 votes
23
Dan Swano
Moontower

4.14
894 votes
24
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

4.13
52 votes
25
Time Machines
Time Machines

4.13
23 votes
26
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.13
100 votes
27
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.12
84 votes
28
Sculptured
The Spear Of The Lily Is Aureoled

4.12
17 votes
29
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

4.11
32 votes
30
Therion
Vovin

4.11
175 votes
31
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.1
354 votes
32
Grief
Torso

4.09
58 votes
33
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
7312 votes
34
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.08
722 votes
35
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.07
252 votes
36
Spiritual Beggars
Mantra III

4.06
40 votes
37
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.06
657 votes
38
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

4.06
210 votes
39
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4.06
105 votes
40
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

4.06
54 votes
41
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

4.05
64 votes
42
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.04
132 votes
43
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

4.03
38 votes
44
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

4.02
55 votes
45
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

4.01
220 votes
46
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

4
116 votes
47
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

3.99
278 votes
48
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

3.99
1647 votes
49
X Japan
The Last Song

3.99
144 votes
50
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

3.98
29 votes
51
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

3.98
2796 votes
52
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

3.98
228 votes
53
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

3.97
100 votes
54
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

3.97
422 votes
55
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

3.96
1172 votes
56
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

3.96
121 votes
57
Order From Chaos
An Ending In Fire

3.96
52 votes
58
Gehenna
Adimiron Black

3.96
26 votes
59
Tarot
For The Glory Of Nothing

3.95
22 votes
60
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

3.95
82 votes
61
System of a Down
Sugar

3.95
162 votes
62
Bloodlet
The Seraphim Fall

3.95
20 votes
63
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

3.95
38 votes
64
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.95
756 votes
65
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

3.94
195 votes
66
Extol
Burial

3.93
291 votes
67
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

3.93
37 votes
68
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

3.93
514 votes
69
Eldritch
El Nino

3.93
14 votes
70
Conception
Flow

3.93
96 votes
71
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

3.91
68 votes
72
Desaster
Hellfire's Dominion

3.91
22 votes
73
Buzzov-en
...At A Loss

3.9
42 votes
74
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

3.9
94 votes
75
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.9
1484 votes
76
Megaherz
Kopfschuss

3.9
24 votes
77
Botch
American Nervoso

3.89
664 votes
78
Skepticism
Aes(EP)

3.89
46 votes
79
Aeternus
...and So the Night Became

3.89
64 votes
80
Gorgasm
Stabwound Intercourse

3.88
13 votes
81
Ancient Rites
Fatherland

3.88
13 votes
82
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

3.88
144 votes
83
Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment

3.87
314 votes
84
Mago de Oz
La Leyenda de la Mancha

3.86
88 votes
85
Anata
The Infernal Depths of Hatred

3.86
168 votes
86
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

3.86
80 votes
87
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

3.86
106 votes
88
Primordial
A Journey's End

3.85
89 votes
89
Appalling Spawn
Freedom, Hope And Fury

3.85
20 votes
90
Saturnus
For the Loveless Lonely Nights

3.85
20 votes
91
Cryptopsy
Whisper Supremacy

3.85
541 votes
92
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

3.84
118 votes
93
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing

3.83
1179 votes
94
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

3.83
168 votes
95
Angel Dust
Border of Reality

3.83
96 votes
96
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.82
62 votes
97
Katatonia
Discouraged Ones

3.82
940 votes
98
Savatage
The Wake Of Magellan

3.82
387 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
Thyrfing
Thyrfing

3.8
33 votes
105
Brainstorm
Unholy

3.8
15 votes
106
Symphony X
Twilight in Olympus

3.79
1098 votes
107
All Out War
For Those Who Were Crucified

3.79
52 votes
108
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

3.79
1174 votes
109
Heavenwood
Swallow

3.79
14 votes
110
Ritual Carnage
The Highest Law

3.79
14 votes
111
Soilent Green
A String of Lies

3.79
14 votes
112
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Under the Running Board

3.78
485 votes
113
Mithotyn
King of the Distant Forest

3.78
64 votes
114
Rammstein
Sehnsucht

3.78
990 votes
115
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

3.78
75 votes
116
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

3.78
85 votes
117
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

3.78
160 votes
118
Witchery
Restless & Dead

3.77
39 votes
119
Nokturnal Mortum
To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire

3.77
58 votes
120
Apocalyptica
Inquisition Symphony

3.77
149 votes
121
Stratovarius
Destiny

3.77
477 votes
122
Morning Again
As Tradition Dies Slowly

3.76
17 votes
123
Nasum
Inhale/Exhale

3.75
160 votes
124
Dir En Grey
Jealous

3.75
36 votes
125
Arckanum
Kampen

3.73
13 votes
126
William Basinski
Shortwavemusic

3.73
13 votes
127
I Have Dreams
Three Days 'Til Christmas

3.73
51 votes
128
U.D.O.
No Limits

3.71
24 votes
129
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

3.71
102 votes
130
Windy and Carl
Depths

3.7
22 votes
131
The Body Lovers
Number One of Three

3.7
15 votes
132
HammerFall
Legacy of Kings

3.7
346 votes
133
Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied

3.7
38 votes
134
Nile
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka

3.7
842 votes
135
Within Temptation
The Dance

3.69
32 votes
136
Absu
In the Eyes of Ioldánach

3.69
16 votes
137
Primal Fear
Primal Fear

3.69
116 votes
138
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

3.68
598 votes
139
Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi

3.68
76 votes
140
Bal-Sagoth
Battle Magic

3.68
144 votes
141
Judas Iscariot
Distant In Solitary Night

3.68
37 votes
142
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.67
69 votes
143
Hecate Enthroned
Dark Requiems And The Unsilent Massacre

3.67
23 votes
144
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

3.67
237 votes
145
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

3.67
337 votes
146
Arghoslent
Galloping Through the Battle Ruins

3.67
333 votes
147
Rwake
Xenoglossalgia: The Last Stage of Awareness

3.67
24 votes
148
12 Rods
Split Personalities

3.67
15 votes
149
Helloween
Better Than Raw

3.67
520 votes
150
Bolt Thrower
Mercenary

3.66
342 votes
151
Unsane
Occupational Hazard

3.66
31 votes
152
Cephalic Carnage
Exploiting Dysfunction

3.66
84 votes
153
Moonspell
Sin/Pecado

3.66
118 votes
154
Beheaded
Perpetual Mockery

3.66
16 votes
155
Eliane Radigue
Trilogie de la Mort

3.66
29 votes
156
Ulver
Themes From William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

3.65
286 votes
157
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

3.64
470 votes
158
Bass Communion
Bass Communion

3.64
18 votes
159
Evanescence
Evanescence EP

3.64
65 votes
160
Exhumed
Gore Metal

3.63
69 votes
161
Running Wild
The Rivalry

3.63
100 votes
162
Madball
Look My Way

3.63
31 votes
163
Strung Out
Crossroads and Illusions

3.63
31 votes
164
Cypress Hill
IV

3.63
208 votes
165
Borknagar
The Archaic Course

3.63
210 votes
166
Pitchshifter
www.pitchshifter.com

3.63
87 votes
167
earthtone9
Lo-Def(inition) Discord

3.63
16 votes
168
Old Man's Child
Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion

3.62
114 votes
169
...and Oceans
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

3.61
22 votes
170
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

3.61
36 votes
171
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

3.61
18 votes
172
Thorns
Thorns vs Emperor (split w/ Emperor)

3.61
19 votes
173
Threshold
Clone

3.6
58 votes
174
Kilgore
A Search for Reason

3.6
20 votes
175
Evergrey
The Dark Discovery

3.59
104 votes
176
Angra
Fireworks

3.58
216 votes
177
Amon Amarth
Once Sent from the Golden Hall

3.58
860 votes
178
OOMPH!
Unrein

3.58
25 votes
179
Graveland
Immortal Pride

3.57
28 votes
180
Malevolent Creation
The Fine Art of Murder

3.56
124 votes
181
Jerry Cantrell
Boggy Depot

3.56
157 votes
182
Garden of Shadows
Heart of the Corona

3.56
48 votes
183
Vintersorg
Hedniskhjartad

3.56
32 votes
184
Paul Gilbert
Flying Dog

3.56
16 votes
185
Naglfar
Diabolical

3.56
142 votes
186
Catamenia
Halls Of Frozen North

3.55
56 votes
187
Limbonic Art
Epitome Of Illusion

3.55
30 votes
188
King Diamond
Voodoo

3.55
402 votes
189
Paysage d'Hiver
Schattengang

3.54
73 votes
190
Cannibal Corpse
Gallery of Suicide

3.54
484 votes
191
Gasp
Drome Triler of Puzzle Zoo People

3.54
25 votes
192
Negura Bunget
Sala Molksa

3.54
52 votes
193
Stars of the Lid
Per Aspera Ad Astra

3.53
61 votes
194
Freak Kitchen
Freak Kitchen

3.53
16 votes
195
Marduk
Nightwing

3.53
204 votes
196
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

3.53
36 votes
197
Stuck Mojo
Rising

3.52
50 votes
198
Katatonia
Saw You Drown

3.52
66 votes
199
Korn
Follow the Leader

3.51
4218 votes
200
Paysage d'Hiver
Die Festung

3.51
84 votes



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