Best Metal Albums of 1998

Genre:  Year:  

01
Unholy (FIN)
Rapture

Rating: 4.5
12 votes
02
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F#A# (Infinity)

Rating: 4.49
2431 votes
03
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

Rating: 4.39
3884 votes
04
Virgin Steele
Invictus

Rating: 4.36
76 votes
05
Gorguts
Obscura

Rating: 4.34
1246 votes
06
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

Rating: 4.28
1388 votes
07
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

Rating: 4.26
19 votes
08
Samael
Exodus

Rating: 4.25
18 votes
09
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

Rating: 4.24
424 votes
10
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aegis

Rating: 4.24
99 votes
11
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

Rating: 4.21
4032 votes
12
The Chasm
Deathcult For Eternity; The Triumph

Rating: 4.21
34 votes
13
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

Rating: 4.2
249 votes
14
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

Rating: 4.19
62 votes
15
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

Rating: 4.19
84 votes
16
Saviour Machine
Legend Part II

Rating: 4.18
11 votes
17
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

Rating: 4.17
81 votes
18
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

Rating: 4.17
36 votes
19
Dan Swano
Moontower

Rating: 4.16
420 votes
20
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

Rating: 4.13
15 votes
21
Therion
Vovin

Rating: 4.13
121 votes
22
Forest of Shadows
Under The Dying Sun

Rating: 4.13
12 votes
23
Sex Machineguns
Sex Machinegun

Rating: 4.13
12 votes
24
Sculptured
The Spear Of The Lily Is Aureoled

Rating: 4.11
14 votes
25
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

Rating: 4.1
20 votes
26
Bethlehem
S.U.I.Z.I.D

Rating: 4.09
33 votes
27
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

Rating: 4.09
45 votes
28
Nightwish
Oceanborn

Rating: 4.09
549 votes
29
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

Rating: 4.08
18 votes
30
Tarot
For The Glory Of Nothing

Rating: 4.08
12 votes
31
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

Rating: 4.08
315 votes
32
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

Rating: 4.08
57 votes
33
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

Rating: 4.08
20 votes
34
Grief
Torso

Rating: 4.07
14 votes
35
System of a Down
System of a Down

Rating: 4.07
5888 votes
36
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

Rating: 4.07
90 votes
37
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

Rating: 4.06
169 votes
38
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

Rating: 4.05
20 votes
39
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

Rating: 4.05
308 votes
40
Anathema
Alternative 4

Rating: 4.04
474 votes
41
Skepticism
Aes(EP)

Rating: 4.04
26 votes
42
The Sins of Thy Beloved
Lake of Sorrow

Rating: 4.03
20 votes
43
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

Rating: 4.02
44 votes
44
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

Rating: 4.02
75 votes
45
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

Rating: 4.02
197 votes
46
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

Rating: 4.02
60 votes
47
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

Rating: 4.01
1320 votes
48
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

Rating: 4
42 votes
49
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

Rating: 4
30 votes
50
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

Rating: 4
29 votes
51
Solstice (Metal)
New Dark Age

Rating: 4
15 votes
52
Kekal
Beyond The Glimpse of Dreams

Rating: 4
12 votes
53
System of a Down
Sugar

Rating: 3.99
168 votes
54
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

Rating: 3.98
2158 votes
55
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

Rating: 3.98
160 votes
56
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

Rating: 3.98
52 votes
57
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

Rating: 3.98
94 votes
58
X Japan
The Last Song

Rating: 3.98
82 votes
59
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

Rating: 3.96
648 votes
60
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

Rating: 3.96
448 votes
61
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

Rating: 3.96
74 votes
62
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

Rating: 3.96
94 votes
63
Boris
Amplifier Worship

Rating: 3.94
528 votes
64
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

Rating: 3.94
35 votes
65
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

Rating: 3.93
84 votes
66
Odium (NOR)
The Sad Realm of the Stars

Rating: 3.92
18 votes
67
Fear Factory
Obsolete

Rating: 3.9
1146 votes
68
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

Rating: 3.89
66 votes
69
Botch
American Nervoso

Rating: 3.89
516 votes
70
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

Rating: 3.89
198 votes
71
Mago de Oz
La Leyenda de la Mancha

Rating: 3.88
36 votes
72
Extol
Burial

Rating: 3.87
213 votes
73
Thyrfing
Thyrfing

Rating: 3.87
19 votes
74
DIR EN GREY
Jealous

Rating: 3.86
33 votes
75
Beheaded
Perpetual Mockery

Rating: 3.86
11 votes
76
Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment

Rating: 3.86
252 votes
77
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

Rating: 3.86
133 votes
78
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

Rating: 3.86
49 votes
79
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

Rating: 3.86
28 votes
80
Mithotyn
King of the Distant Forest

Rating: 3.85
17 votes
81
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

Rating: 3.84
140 votes
82
Anata
The Infernal Depths of Hatred

Rating: 3.84
61 votes
83
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing

Rating: 3.84
928 votes
84
Conception
Flow

Rating: 3.84
44 votes
85
Soilent Green
Sewn Mouth Secrets

Rating: 3.84
34 votes
86
Cryptopsy
Whisper Supremacy

Rating: 3.83
396 votes
87
Hecate Enthroned
Dark Requiems And The Unsilent Massacre

Rating: 3.83
18 votes
88
Katatonia
Discouraged Ones

Rating: 3.82
636 votes
89
Angel Dust
Border of Reality

Rating: 3.82
34 votes
90
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

Rating: 3.82
14 votes
91
Apocalyptica
Inquisition Symphony

Rating: 3.81
122 votes
92
Savatage
The Wake Of Magellan

Rating: 3.8
273 votes
93
Primordial
A Journey's End

Rating: 3.8
53 votes
94
Rammstein
Sehnsucht

Rating: 3.8
761 votes
95
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Under the Running Board

Rating: 3.79
798 votes
96
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

Rating: 3.79
49 votes
97
Symphony X
Twilight in Olympus

Rating: 3.78
586 votes
98
Aeternus
...and So the Night Became

Rating: 3.76
42 votes
99
Judas Iscariot
Distant In Solitary Night

Rating: 3.76
23 votes
100
Cephalic Carnage
Exploiting Dysfunction

Rating: 3.76
64 votes
101
Nokturnal Mortum
To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire

Rating: 3.76
37 votes
102
Frozen Shadows
Dans les Bras des Immortels

Rating: 3.75
12 votes
103
All Out War
For Those Who Were Crucified

Rating: 3.74
42 votes
104
Old Man's Child
Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion

Rating: 3.74
36 votes
105
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

Rating: 3.73
164 votes
106
Morning Again
As Tradition Dies Slowly

Rating: 3.73
13 votes
107
Windy and Carl
Depths

Rating: 3.73
13 votes
108
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

Rating: 3.71
63 votes
109
Stratovarius
Destiny

Rating: 3.71
342 votes
110
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

Rating: 3.7
849 votes
111
Bolt Thrower
Mercenary

Rating: 3.69
109 votes
112
Helloween
Better Than Raw

Rating: 3.69
394 votes
113
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

Rating: 3.69
16 votes
114
Exhumed
Gore Metal

Rating: 3.68
76 votes
115
Garden of Shadows
Heart of the Corona

Rating: 3.68
38 votes
116
Evanescence
Evanescence EP

Rating: 3.68
50 votes
117
Moonspell
Sin/Pecado

Rating: 3.68
76 votes
118
Nile
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka

Rating: 3.67
628 votes
119
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

Rating: 3.67
54 votes
120
Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied

Rating: 3.67
24 votes
121
12 Rods
Split Personalities

Rating: 3.67
12 votes
122
earthtone9
Lo-Def(inition) Discord

Rating: 3.67
12 votes
123
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

Rating: 3.66
55 votes
124
Cypress Hill
IV

Rating: 3.66
176 votes
125
Primal Fear
Primal Fear

Rating: 3.66
34 votes
126
Running Wild
The Rivalry

Rating: 3.66
62 votes
127
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

Rating: 3.66
441 votes
128
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

Rating: 3.65
88 votes
129
Buzzov-en
...At A Loss

Rating: 3.64
14 votes
130
Arghoslent
Galloping Through the Battle Ruins

Rating: 3.63
210 votes
131
Pitchshifter
www.pitchshifter.com

Rating: 3.62
130 votes
132
Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi

Rating: 3.62
58 votes
133
HammerFall
Legacy of Kings

Rating: 3.62
129 votes
134
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

Rating: 3.62
244 votes
135
Within Temptation
The Dance

Rating: 3.62
27 votes
136
Evergrey
The Dark Discovery

Rating: 3.62
76 votes
137
Negura Bunget
Sala Molksa

Rating: 3.62
34 votes
138
Amon Amarth
Once Sent from the Golden Hall

Rating: 3.61
662 votes
139
Stars of the Lid
Per Aspera Ad Astra

Rating: 3.61
37 votes
140
King Diamond
Voodoo

Rating: 3.6
174 votes
141
Kilgore
A Search for Reason

Rating: 3.6
20 votes
142
Borknagar
The Archaic Course

Rating: 3.6
126 votes
143
Fuel
Sunburn

Rating: 3.6
136 votes
144
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

Rating: 3.6
21 votes
145
Ulver
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

Rating: 3.59
186 votes
146
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

Rating: 3.58
323 votes
147
Absu
In the Eyes of Ioldánach

Rating: 3.58
12 votes
148
Nocturnal Breed
No Retreat... No Surrender

Rating: 3.58
12 votes
149
Katatonia
Saw You Drown

Rating: 3.58
52 votes
150
Circle of Dust
Disengage

Rating: 3.58
13 votes
151
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

Rating: 3.57
30 votes
152
Cannibal Corpse
Gallery of Suicide

Rating: 3.56
716 votes
153
Shining (SWE)
Submit to Selfdestruction

Rating: 3.56
16 votes
154
Angra
Fireworks

Rating: 3.56
138 votes
155
Crimson Moonlight
Eternal Emperor

Rating: 3.56
18 votes
156
Yngwie Malmsteen
Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra

Rating: 3.55
74 votes
157
Sentenced
Frozen

Rating: 3.55
86 votes
158
Thorns
Thorns vs Emperor (split w/ Emperor)

Rating: 3.54
12 votes
159
Freak Kitchen
Freak Kitchen

Rating: 3.54
13 votes
160
...and Oceans
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

Rating: 3.53
15 votes
161
King's X
Tape Head

Rating: 3.53
32 votes
162
Naglfar
Diabolical

Rating: 3.53
54 votes
163
Stuck Mojo
Rising

Rating: 3.53
19 votes
164
Ultraspank
Ultraspank

Rating: 3.52
25 votes
165
Bal-Sagoth
Battle Magic

Rating: 3.51
36 votes
166
Korn
Follow the Leader

Rating: 3.5
3374 votes
167
Malevolent Creation
The Fine Art of Murder

Rating: 3.5
76 votes
168
Vintersorg
Hedniskhjartad

Rating: 3.5
30 votes
169
Balance of Power
Book of Secrets

Rating: 3.5
15 votes
170
Merzbow
1930

Rating: 3.49
65 votes
171
The Haunted
The Haunted

Rating: 3.49
242 votes
172
Carpathian Forest
Black Shining Leather

Rating: 3.49
49 votes
173
Threshold
Clone

Rating: 3.47
36 votes
174
Limbonic Art
Epitome Of Illusion

Rating: 3.47
17 votes
175
Enslaved
Blodhemn

Rating: 3.46
244 votes
176
Marduk
Nightwing

Rating: 3.46
64 votes
177
Benediction
Grind Bastard

Rating: 3.45
21 votes
178
Rage
XIII

Rating: 3.45
38 votes
179
Graveland
Immortal Pride

Rating: 3.45
19 votes
180
Catamenia
Halls Of Frozen North

Rating: 3.44
17 votes
181
Riot
Inishmore

Rating: 3.44
24 votes
182
Soulfly
Soulfly

Rating: 3.44
912 votes
183
Agnostic Front
Something's Gotta Give

Rating: 3.43
37 votes
184
Poison the Well
Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Rating: 3.42
126 votes
185
Swordmaster
Moribund Transgoria

Rating: 3.42
12 votes
186
Anvil
Speed of Sound

Rating: 3.38
39 votes
187
Orgy
Candyass

Rating: 3.38
336 votes
188
Soilwork
Steelbath Suicide

Rating: 3.38
729 votes
189
Steve Vai
Flex-Able Leftovers

Rating: 3.38
29 votes
190
DIR EN GREY
-I'll-

Rating: 3.38
36 votes
191
Mercenary
First Breath

Rating: 3.36
22 votes
192
Pro-Pain
Pro-Pain

Rating: 3.36
14 votes
193
Behemoth
Pandemonic Incantations

Rating: 3.35
252 votes
194
Godsmack
Godsmack

Rating: 3.32
1096 votes
195
Blue Oyster Cult
Heaven Forbid

Rating: 3.32
36 votes
196
Funeral Mist
Devilry

Rating: 3.32
11 votes
197
Krisiun
Apocalyptic Revelation

Rating: 3.3
27 votes
198
Pig Destroyer
Explosions in Ward 6

Rating: 3.29
77 votes
199
Dimmu Borgir
Godless Savage Garden

Rating: 3.27
96 votes
200
Lunar Aurora
Seelenfeuer

Rating: 3.27
11 votes



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