Best Metal Albums of 2002

Genre:  Year:  

01
Stratovarius
EagleHeart

Rating: 4.58
18 votes
02
Prototype
Trinity

Rating: 4.46
24 votes
03
Red Harvest
Sick Transit Gloria Mundi

Rating: 4.42
19 votes
04
Daisuke Ishiwatari
Guilty Gear XX Original Soundtrack

Rating: 4.39
18 votes
05
Agalloch
The Mantle

Rating: 4.35
3232 votes
06
Paysage d'Hiver
Winterkaelte

Rating: 4.31
134 votes
07
Empyrium
Weiland

Rating: 4.3
121 votes
08
Isis
Oceanic

Rating: 4.3
5088 votes
09
This Day Forward
Kairos

Rating: 4.3
15 votes
10
Manilla Road
Spiral Castle

Rating: 4.29
34 votes
11
Manilla Road
Mark of the Beast

Rating: 4.25
24 votes
12
Masterplan
Enlighten Me

Rating: 4.25
12 votes
13
Pain Of Salvation
Remedy Lane

Rating: 4.24
381 votes
14
Windir
Likferd

Rating: 4.24
177 votes
15
Porcupine Tree
In Absentia

Rating: 4.23
2347 votes
16
Virgin Black
Sombre Romantic

Rating: 4.21
41 votes
17
Hopesfall
No Wings To Speak Of

Rating: 4.21
273 votes
18
Botch
An Anthology of Dead Ends

Rating: 4.2
578 votes
19
Hopesfall
The Satellite Years

Rating: 4.19
465 votes
20
Acumen Nation
The 5ifth Column

Rating: 4.18
19 votes
21
Manticora
Hyperion

Rating: 4.18
11 votes
22
Thyrfing
Vansinnesvisor

Rating: 4.18
28 votes
23
Ron Jarzombek
Solitarily Speaking of Theoretical Confinement

Rating: 4.18
14 votes
24
Nadja
Touched

Rating: 4.17
142 votes
25
Arcturus
The Sham Mirrors

Rating: 4.16
802 votes
26
Knut
Challenger

Rating: 4.13
204 votes
27
Destroyer 666
Cold Steel...for an Iron Age

Rating: 4.13
195 votes
28
Blaze Bayley
Tenth Dimension

Rating: 4.13
28 votes
29
Kalmah
They Will Return

Rating: 4.12
710 votes
30
Impaled
Mondo Medicale

Rating: 4.12
25 votes
31
William Basinski
The Disintegration Loops I

Rating: 4.12
105 votes
32
Burst
In Coveting Ways

Rating: 4.12
12 votes
33
Reverend Bizarre
In The Rectory Of The Bizarre Reverend

Rating: 4.11
154 votes
34
Judas Iscariot
To Embrace the Corpses Bleeding

Rating: 4.11
14 votes
35
Ildjarn
Hardangervidda

Rating: 4.11
19 votes
36
Wyrd
Huldrafolk

Rating: 4.1
15 votes
37
Warmen
Beyond Abilities

Rating: 4.09
11 votes
38
Nocturnal Rites
Shadowland

Rating: 4.09
11 votes
39
Power Quest
Wings of Forever

Rating: 4.08
12 votes
40
Symphony X
The Odyssey

Rating: 4.08
1088 votes
41
Mourning Beloveth
The Sullen Sulcus

Rating: 4.07
35 votes
42
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Irony Is a Dead Scene

Rating: 4.06
2142 votes
43
Immolation
Unholy Cult

Rating: 4.06
244 votes
44
Belenos
Spicilege

Rating: 4.06
35 votes
45
Cephalic Carnage
Lucid Interval

Rating: 4.05
147 votes
46
Taake
Over Bjoergvin Graater Himmerik

Rating: 4.05
84 votes
47
Dark Tranquillity
Damage Done

Rating: 4.05
1418 votes
48
Primal Fear
Black Sun

Rating: 4.04
45 votes
49
Yyrkoon
Dying Sun

Rating: 4.04
12 votes
50
Shaman
Ritual

Rating: 4.04
13 votes
51
Iron Savior
Condition Red

Rating: 4.04
13 votes
52
Immortal
Sons of Northern Darkness

Rating: 4.04
1194 votes
53
Naglfar
Ex Inferis

Rating: 4.03
18 votes
54
Necrophobic
Bloodhymns

Rating: 4.02
88 votes
55
Rhapsody of Fire
Power of the Dragonflame

Rating: 4.02
165 votes
56
Codeseven
The Rescue

Rating: 4.01
35 votes
57
Decapitated
Nihility

Rating: 4.01
531 votes
58
Dream Theater
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence

Rating: 4.01
1483 votes
59
Blind Guardian
A Night at the Opera

Rating: 4
872 votes
60
Disgorge
Consume the Forsaken

Rating: 4
35 votes
61
Eths
Samantha

Rating: 4
21 votes
62
Desire
Locus Horrendus - The Night Cries Of A Sullen Soul

Rating: 4
20 votes
63
In Mourning
Senseless

Rating: 4
12 votes
64
Destroyer 666
Of Wolves, Women & War

Rating: 4
12 votes
65
The Crown
Crowned in Terror

Rating: 3.99
98 votes
66
Sentenced
The Cold White Light

Rating: 3.99
172 votes
67
Rapture
Songs For The Withering

Rating: 3.98
66 votes
68
Rage
Unity

Rating: 3.98
50 votes
69
Dream Evil
Dragon Slayer

Rating: 3.97
152 votes
70
Pulse Ultra
Headspace

Rating: 3.97
102 votes
71
Bongzilla
Gateway

Rating: 3.96
134 votes
72
The Red Chord
Fused Together in Revolving Doors

Rating: 3.96
436 votes
73
Killswitch Engage
Alive or Just Breathing

Rating: 3.96
3438 votes
74
Negura Bunget
'N Crugu Bradului

Rating: 3.96
77 votes
75
Nile
In Their Darkened Shrines

Rating: 3.95
974 votes
76
Melvins
Hostile Ambient Takeover

Rating: 3.95
103 votes
77
Vehemence
God Was Created

Rating: 3.95
41 votes
78
Freedom Call
Eternity

Rating: 3.95
41 votes
79
Ghoul
We Came for the Dead

Rating: 3.95
20 votes
80
At Vance
Only Human

Rating: 3.94
18 votes
81
Tad Morose
Matters Of The Dark

Rating: 3.94
36 votes
82
Winds
Reflections of the I

Rating: 3.94
17 votes
83
Pinkly Smooth
Unfortunate Snort

Rating: 3.94
110 votes
84
Meshuggah
Nothing

Rating: 3.93
1962 votes
85
Boris
Heavy Rocks

Rating: 3.93
450 votes
86
Warlord
Rising Out of the Ashes

Rating: 3.93
14 votes
87
Loscil
Submers

Rating: 3.93
27 votes
88
Diablo
Renaissance

Rating: 3.92
12 votes
89
Beseech
Souls Highway

Rating: 3.92
12 votes
90
Snapcase
End Transmission

Rating: 3.92
53 votes
91
DIR EN GREY
Kisou

Rating: 3.91
351 votes
92
Floor
Floor

Rating: 3.91
58 votes
93
Green Carnation
Light of Day, Day of Darkness

Rating: 3.91
244 votes
94
Mithras
Forever Advancing... Legions

Rating: 3.91
32 votes
95
Burnt By the Sun
Soundtrack to the Personal Revolution

Rating: 3.9
55 votes
96
Opeth
Deliverance

Rating: 3.9
4540 votes
97
Chevelle
Wonder What's Next

Rating: 3.9
1292 votes
98
Black Label Society
1919 Eternal

Rating: 3.89
336 votes
99
Sinch
Sinch

Rating: 3.89
51 votes
100
Teeth of Lions Rule the Divine
Rampton

Rating: 3.89
23 votes
101
Funeral
In Fields of Pestilent Grief

Rating: 3.88
13 votes
102
Yakuza
Way of the Dead

Rating: 3.88
29 votes
103
Norther
Dreams of Endless War

Rating: 3.88
351 votes
104
Pleymo
Episode 2: Medicine Cake

Rating: 3.88
24 votes
105
Ram-Zet
Escape

Rating: 3.88
24 votes
106
December
The Lament Configuration

Rating: 3.88
16 votes
107
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Yanqui U.X.O.

Rating: 3.87
1117 votes
108
Living Sacrifice
Conceived In Fire

Rating: 3.87
270 votes
109
Soilwork
Natural Born Chaos

Rating: 3.86
1767 votes
110
Nightwish
Century Child

Rating: 3.86
523 votes
111
SikTh
Let the Transmitting Begin

Rating: 3.85
52 votes
112
Blindspott
Blindspott

Rating: 3.84
32 votes
113
Fleshpress
Fleshpress

Rating: 3.84
16 votes
114
Rotten Sound
Murderworks

Rating: 3.84
62 votes
115
Skycamefalling
To Forever Embrace The Sun

Rating: 3.83
54 votes
116
Holy Moses
Disorder of the Order

Rating: 3.83
18 votes
117
Madder Mortem
Deadlands

Rating: 3.83
15 votes
118
Callenish Circle
Flesh Power Dominion

Rating: 3.83
12 votes
119
Arghoslent
Incorrigible Bigotry

Rating: 3.83
438 votes
120
Insomnium
In the Halls of Awaiting

Rating: 3.82
618 votes
121
Vomitory
Blood Rapture

Rating: 3.82
22 votes
122
Mastodon
Remission

Rating: 3.81
3106 votes
123
Avantasia
The Metal Opera Pt. II

Rating: 3.81
120 votes
124
Angra
Hunters and Prey

Rating: 3.81
58 votes
125
Down
Down II: A Bustle In Your Hedgerow

Rating: 3.81
662 votes
126
Woods of Ypres
Against the Seasons

Rating: 3.79
80 votes
127
Dark Moor
The Gates of Oblivion

Rating: 3.79
42 votes
128
Anvil
Still Going Strong

Rating: 3.79
21 votes
129
Five Pointe O
Untitled

Rating: 3.78
64 votes
130
DIR EN GREY
Child prey

Rating: 3.78
54 votes
131
Cadacross
Corona Borealis

Rating: 3.77
11 votes
132
Vintersorg
Visions From The Spiral Generator

Rating: 3.77
96 votes
133
Apotheosis
Farthest from the Sun

Rating: 3.77
13 votes
134
Shadows Fall
The Art of Balance

Rating: 3.77
1563 votes
135
Threshold
Critical Mass

Rating: 3.76
72 votes
136
Vanden Plas
Beyond Daylight

Rating: 3.76
54 votes
137
Luca Turilli
Prophet Of The Last Eclipse

Rating: 3.76
27 votes
138
Sirenia
At Sixes And Sevens

Rating: 3.76
50 votes
139
Primordial
Storm Before Calm

Rating: 3.75
60 votes
140
Tankard
B-Day

Rating: 3.75
22 votes
141
Riot
Through the Storm

Rating: 3.75
18 votes
142
Cadaveria
The Shadows' Madame

Rating: 3.75
16 votes
143
Firewind
Between Heaven And Hell

Rating: 3.74
129 votes
144
CKY
Infiltrate Destroy Rebuild

Rating: 3.73
283 votes
145
Enthroned
Carnage In World's Beyond

Rating: 3.73
12 votes
146
Novembre
Dreams D'Azur

Rating: 3.73
78 votes
147
Trail Of Tears
A New Dimension Of Might

Rating: 3.73
22 votes
148
Star One
Space Metal

Rating: 3.72
76 votes
149
Doomsword
Resound the Horn

Rating: 3.72
18 votes
150
Snot
Alive!

Rating: 3.72
18 votes
151
SuidAkrA
Emprise to Avalon

Rating: 3.72
50 votes
152
Shining (SWE)
III - Angst, Självdestruktivitetens Emissarie

Rating: 3.72
96 votes
153
Curl Up and Die
Unfortunately We're Not Robots

Rating: 3.72
48 votes
154
Dimmu Borgir
Alive In Torment

Rating: 3.72
16 votes
155
Bloodbath
Resurrection Through Carnage

Rating: 3.71
437 votes
156
The Chasm
Conjuration of the Spectral Empire

Rating: 3.7
15 votes
157
Lord Gore
The Autophagous Orgy

Rating: 3.69
13 votes
158
Behemoth
Zos Kia Cultus (Here And Beyond)

Rating: 3.69
756 votes
159
Origin
Informis, Infinitas, Inhumanitas

Rating: 3.69
98 votes
160
Falconer
Chapters From A Vale Forlorn

Rating: 3.69
40 votes
161
Project 86
Truthless Heroes

Rating: 3.68
117 votes
162
Haste the Day
That They May Know You

Rating: 3.68
90 votes
163
Vader
Revelations

Rating: 3.68
146 votes
164
Weedeater
Sixteen Tons

Rating: 3.68
17 votes
165
Freak Kitchen
Move

Rating: 3.68
17 votes
166
Ra
From One

Rating: 3.67
104 votes
167
Heaven Shall Burn
Whatever It May Take

Rating: 3.66
282 votes
168
Acid Mothers Temple
Univers Zen ou de zero a zero

Rating: 3.66
16 votes
169
Evergreen Terrace
Burned Alive By Time

Rating: 3.66
87 votes
170
Draconian
Dark Oceans We Cry

Rating: 3.65
13 votes
171
Rwake
Hell Is A Door To The Sun

Rating: 3.65
40 votes
172
Bathory
Nordland I

Rating: 3.65
328 votes
173
Running Wild
The Brotherhood

Rating: 3.63
30 votes
174
Alabama Thunderpussy
Staring At The Divine

Rating: 3.63
15 votes
175
36 Crazyfists
Bitterness the Star

Rating: 3.63
278 votes
176
Cave In
Tides Of Tomorrow

Rating: 3.63
174 votes
177
Halford
Crucible

Rating: 3.62
82 votes
178
It Dies Today
Forever Scorned

Rating: 3.62
73 votes
179
W.A.S.P.
Dying For the World

Rating: 3.61
70 votes
180
Sympathy
Invocation

Rating: 3.61
18 votes
181
Mudvayne
The End of All Things to Come

Rating: 3.6
1658 votes
182
Rotting Christ
Genesis

Rating: 3.6
67 votes
183
Poison the Well
Tear From the Red

Rating: 3.6
401 votes
184
Hate
Cain’s Way

Rating: 3.59
11 votes
185
Thunderstone
Thunderstone

Rating: 3.59
17 votes
186
Beyond The Embrace
Against The Elements

Rating: 3.59
15 votes
187
Superheist
Identical Remote Controlled Reactions

Rating: 3.58
12 votes
188
Severe Torture
Misanthropic Carnage

Rating: 3.58
19 votes
189
Lacuna Coil
Comalies

Rating: 3.58
432 votes
190
Lordi
Get Heavy

Rating: 3.57
54 votes
191
Zao
Parade of Chaos

Rating: 3.57
157 votes
192
Napalm Death
Order of the Leech

Rating: 3.57
77 votes
193
Craft
Terror Propaganda - Second Black Metal Attack

Rating: 3.57
22 votes
194
System of a Down
Steal This Album!

Rating: 3.56
5128 votes
195
High on Fire
Surrounded By Thieves

Rating: 3.56
288 votes
196
Mercenary
Everblack

Rating: 3.56
52 votes
197
Annihilator
Waking the Fury

Rating: 3.56
122 votes
198
Norma Jean
Bless the Martyr and Kiss the Child

Rating: 3.55
873 votes
199
Daylight Dies
No Reply

Rating: 3.54
72 votes
200
The Duskfall
Frailty

Rating: 3.54
12 votes



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