Best Metal Albums of 2002

Genre:  Year:  

01
Stratovarius
EagleHeart

Rating: 4.5
15 votes
02
This Day Forward
Kairos

Rating: 4.43
15 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: 4.36
3470 votes
06
Manilla Road
Mark of the Beast

Rating: 4.32
28 votes
07
Empyrium
Weiland

Rating: 4.31
270 votes
08
Isis
Oceanic

Rating: 4.31
5229 votes
09
Paysage d'Hiver
Winterkaelte

Rating: 4.3
138 votes
10
Manilla Road
Spiral Castle

Rating: 4.29
34 votes
11
Windir
Likferd

Rating: 4.27
195 votes
12
Masterplan
Enlighten Me

Rating: 4.25
12 votes
13
Pain of Salvation
Remedy Lane

Rating: 4.24
394 votes
14
Porcupine Tree
In Absentia

Rating: 4.23
2459 votes
15
Hopesfall
No Wings To Speak Of

Rating: 4.22
282 votes
16
Virgin Black
Sombre Romantic

Rating: 4.21
43 votes
17
Botch
An Anthology of Dead Ends

Rating: 4.21
602 votes
18
Impaled
Mondo Medicale

Rating: 4.2
23 votes
19
Hopesfall
The Satellite Years

Rating: 4.19
478 votes
20
earthtone9
Omega

Rating: 4.18
22 votes
21
Ron Jarzombek
Solitarily Speaking of Theoretical Confinement

Rating: 4.18
14 votes
22
Burst
In Coveting Ways

Rating: 4.17
12 votes
23
Manticora
Hyperion

Rating: 4.17
12 votes
24
Knut
Challenger

Rating: 4.16
220 votes
25
Arcturus
The Sham Mirrors

Rating: 4.16
814 votes
26
Acumen Nation
The 5ifth Column

Rating: 4.16
19 votes
27
Ildjarn
Hardangervidda

Rating: 4.15
20 votes
28
Prototype
Trinity

Rating: 4.14
28 votes
29
Wolf
Black Wings

Rating: 4.14
14 votes
30
Destroyer 666
Cold Steel...for an Iron Age

Rating: 4.14
207 votes
31
Reverend Bizarre
In The Rectory Of The Bizarre Reverend

Rating: 4.13
158 votes
32
Blaze Bayley
Tenth Dimension

Rating: 4.13
28 votes
33
Kalmah
They Will Return

Rating: 4.12
720 votes
34
Judas Iscariot
To Embrace the Corpses Bleeding

Rating: 4.11
14 votes
35
Nadja
Touched

Rating: 4.11
152 votes
36
William Basinski
The Disintegration Loops I

Rating: 4.1
108 votes
37
Nocturnal Rites
Shadowland

Rating: 4.09
11 votes
38
Warmen
Beyond Abilities

Rating: 4.09
11 votes
39
Thyrfing
Vansinnesvisor

Rating: 4.09
29 votes
40
Symphony X
The Odyssey

Rating: 4.08
1116 votes
41
Shaman
Ritual

Rating: 4.08
12 votes
42
Taake
Over Bjoergvin Graater Himmerik

Rating: 4.07
90 votes
43
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 1

Rating: 4.07
21 votes
44
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 2

Rating: 4.07
21 votes
45
Immolation
Unholy Cult

Rating: 4.07
254 votes
46
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Irony Is a Dead Scene

Rating: 4.07
2198 votes
47
Wyrd
Huldrafolk

Rating: 4.06
16 votes
48
Belenos
Spicilege

Rating: 4.06
35 votes
49
Dark Tranquillity
Damage Done

Rating: 4.05
1460 votes
50
The Fucking Champs
V

Rating: 4.05
11 votes
51
Mourning Beloveth
The Sullen Sulcus

Rating: 4.04
36 votes
52
Yyrkoon
Dying Sun

Rating: 4.04
12 votes
53
Cephalic Carnage
Lucid Interval

Rating: 4.04
149 votes
54
Funeral
In Fields of Pestilent Grief

Rating: 4.04
14 votes
55
Immortal
Sons of Northern Darkness

Rating: 4.03
1228 votes
56
Iron Savior
Condition Red

Rating: 4.03
16 votes
57
Rhapsody of Fire
Power of the Dragonflame

Rating: 4.03
342 votes
58
Codeseven
The Rescue

Rating: 4.01
35 votes
59
Dream Theater
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence

Rating: 4.01
1562 votes
60
The Crown
Crowned in Terror

Rating: 4.01
100 votes
61
Decapitated
Nihility

Rating: 4.01
552 votes
62
Sentenced
The Cold White Light

Rating: 4.01
184 votes
63
Necrophobic
Bloodhymns

Rating: 4
90 votes
64
Desire
Locus Horrendus - The Night Cries Of A Sullen Soul

Rating: 4
20 votes
65
In Mourning
Senseless

Rating: 4
12 votes
66
Destroyer 666
Of Wolves, Women & War

Rating: 4
12 votes
67
Blind Guardian
A Night at the Opera

Rating: 4
890 votes
68
Pulse Ultra
Headspace

Rating: 3.98
108 votes
69
Primal Fear
Black Sun

Rating: 3.98
94 votes
70
Disgorge
Consume the Forsaken

Rating: 3.97
39 votes
71
Naglfar
Ex Inferis

Rating: 3.97
19 votes
72
Negura Bunget
'N Crugu Bradului

Rating: 3.97
162 votes
73
Rapture
Songs For The Withering

Rating: 3.97
64 votes
74
Dream Evil
Dragon Slayer

Rating: 3.97
76 votes
75
The Red Chord
Fused Together in Revolving Doors

Rating: 3.97
444 votes
76
Killswitch Engage
Alive or Just Breathing

Rating: 3.96
3474 votes
77
Bongzilla
Gateway

Rating: 3.96
138 votes
78
Melvins
Hostile Ambient Takeover

Rating: 3.96
105 votes
79
Paysage d'Hiver/Lunar Aurora
Split

Rating: 3.95
11 votes
80
Nile
In Their Darkened Shrines

Rating: 3.95
1006 votes
81
Freedom Call
Eternity

Rating: 3.95
41 votes
82
Pinkly Smooth
Unfortunate Snort

Rating: 3.95
114 votes
83
At Vance
Only Human

Rating: 3.94
18 votes
84
Tad Morose
Matters Of The Dark

Rating: 3.94
36 votes
85
Winds
Reflections of the I

Rating: 3.94
17 votes
86
Vehemence
God Was Created

Rating: 3.94
42 votes
87
Rage
Unity

Rating: 3.94
50 votes
88
Meshuggah
Nothing

Rating: 3.94
3051 votes
89
Boris
Heavy Rocks

Rating: 3.94
466 votes
90
Green Carnation
Light of Day, Day of Darkness

Rating: 3.93
252 votes
91
Warlord
Rising Out of the Ashes

Rating: 3.93
14 votes
92
DIR EN GREY
Kisou

Rating: 3.92
363 votes
93
Beseech
Souls Highway

Rating: 3.92
12 votes
94
Diablo
Renaissance

Rating: 3.92
12 votes
95
Darkspace
Minus One

Rating: 3.92
12 votes
96
Loscil
Submers

Rating: 3.91
29 votes
97
Chevelle
Wonder What's Next

Rating: 3.9
1353 votes
98
Sinch
Sinch

Rating: 3.9
52 votes
99
Opeth
Deliverance

Rating: 3.9
4748 votes
100
Teeth of Lions Rule the Divine
Rampton

Rating: 3.9
24 votes
101
Burnt By the Sun
Soundtrack to the Personal Revolution

Rating: 3.89
61 votes
102
Snapcase
End Transmission

Rating: 3.89
54 votes
103
Joshua Fit For Battle
To Bring Our Own End

Rating: 3.89
193 votes
104
Floor
Floor

Rating: 3.88
66 votes
105
Living Sacrifice
Conceived In Fire

Rating: 3.88
279 votes
106
Blindspott
Blindspott

Rating: 3.88
32 votes
107
Ram-Zet
Escape

Rating: 3.88
24 votes
108
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Yanqui U.X.O.

Rating: 3.87
1155 votes
109
Black Label Society
1919 Eternal

Rating: 3.87
354 votes
110
Norther
Dreams of Endless War

Rating: 3.87
354 votes
111
Paul Gilbert
Burning Organ

Rating: 3.87
15 votes
112
Ghoul
We Came for the Dead

Rating: 3.86
22 votes
113
Soilwork
Natural Born Chaos

Rating: 3.86
1815 votes
114
Nightwish
Century Child

Rating: 3.86
541 votes
115
Skycamefalling
To Forever Embrace The Sun

Rating: 3.86
28 votes
116
Fleshpress
Fleshpress

Rating: 3.84
16 votes
117
SikTh
Let the Transmitting Begin

Rating: 3.83
54 votes
118
Holy Moses
Disorder of the Order

Rating: 3.83
18 votes
119
Eths
Samantha

Rating: 3.83
18 votes
120
Madder Mortem
Deadlands

Rating: 3.83
15 votes
121
Callenish Circle
Flesh Power Dominion

Rating: 3.83
12 votes
122
Arghoslent
Incorrigible Bigotry

Rating: 3.83
435 votes
123
Yakuza
Way of the Dead

Rating: 3.83
29 votes
124
Pleymo
Episode 2: Medicine Cake

Rating: 3.83
23 votes
125
Vomitory
Blood Rapture

Rating: 3.83
23 votes
126
Insomnium
In the Halls of Awaiting

Rating: 3.82
644 votes
127
Mastodon
Remission

Rating: 3.82
5061 votes
128
Avantasia
The Metal Opera Pt. II

Rating: 3.82
125 votes
129
Mithras
Forever Advancing... Legions

Rating: 3.81
32 votes
130
Rotten Sound
Murderworks

Rating: 3.8
69 votes
131
Woods of Ypres
Against the Seasons

Rating: 3.8
80 votes
132
December
The Lament Configuration

Rating: 3.8
20 votes
133
Down
Down II: A Bustle In Your Hedgerow

Rating: 3.8
716 votes
134
Five Pointe O
Untitled

Rating: 3.79
66 votes
135
Anvil
Still Going Strong

Rating: 3.79
21 votes
136
Angra
Hunters and Prey

Rating: 3.78
64 votes
137
Dark Moor
The Gates of Oblivion

Rating: 3.78
43 votes
138
DIR EN GREY
Child prey

Rating: 3.78
54 votes
139
Luca Turilli
Prophet Of The Last Eclipse

Rating: 3.78
58 votes
140
Cadacross
Corona Borealis

Rating: 3.77
11 votes
141
Vintersorg
Visions From The Spiral Generator

Rating: 3.77
96 votes
142
Severe Torture
Misanthropic Carnage

Rating: 3.77
24 votes
143
Apotheosis
Farthest from the Sun

Rating: 3.77
13 votes
144
Shadows Fall
The Art of Balance

Rating: 3.76
1578 votes
145
Threshold
Critical Mass

Rating: 3.76
72 votes
146
Novembre
Dreams D'Azur

Rating: 3.76
81 votes
147
Doomsword
Resound the Horn

Rating: 3.75
30 votes
148
Trail Of Tears
A New Dimension Of Might

Rating: 3.75
24 votes
149
Riot
Through the Storm

Rating: 3.75
18 votes
150
Primordial
Storm Before Calm

Rating: 3.74
64 votes
151
Enthroned
Carnage In World's Beyond

Rating: 3.73
12 votes
152
CKY
Infiltrate Destroy Rebuild

Rating: 3.73
286 votes
153
Vanden Plas
Beyond Daylight

Rating: 3.73
56 votes
154
Curl Up and Die
Unfortunately We're Not Robots

Rating: 3.73
50 votes
155
Running Wild
The Brotherhood

Rating: 3.72
32 votes
156
Dimmu Borgir
Alive In Torment

Rating: 3.72
16 votes
157
Sirenia
At Sixes And Sevens

Rating: 3.72
52 votes
158
Firewind
Between Heaven And Hell

Rating: 3.72
88 votes
159
Shining (SWE)
III - Angst, Självdestruktivitetens Emissarie

Rating: 3.71
98 votes
160
Tankard
B-Day

Rating: 3.71
21 votes
161
Star One
Space Metal

Rating: 3.71
80 votes
162
SuidAkrA
Emprise to Avalon

Rating: 3.71
52 votes
163
Behemoth
Zos Kia Cultus (Here and Beyond)

Rating: 3.7
798 votes
164
The Chasm
Conjuration of the Spectral Empire

Rating: 3.7
15 votes
165
Falconer
Chapters From A Vale Forlorn

Rating: 3.7
41 votes
166
Bloodbath
Resurrection Through Carnage

Rating: 3.69
455 votes
167
Lord Gore
The Autophagous Orgy

Rating: 3.69
13 votes
168
Acid Mothers Temple
Univers Zen ou de zero a zero

Rating: 3.69
16 votes
169
Project 86
Truthless Heroes

Rating: 3.68
121 votes
170
Haste the Day
That They May Know You

Rating: 3.68
92 votes
171
Ra
From One

Rating: 3.68
102 votes
172
Freak Kitchen
Move

Rating: 3.68
17 votes
173
Vader
Revelations

Rating: 3.67
148 votes
174
Draconian
Dark Oceans We Cry

Rating: 3.67
12 votes
175
With Dead Hands Rising
Behind Inquisition

Rating: 3.67
12 votes
176
Heaven Shall Burn
Whatever It May Take

Rating: 3.67
294 votes
177
Halford
Crucible

Rating: 3.66
86 votes
178
Bathory
Nordland I

Rating: 3.66
352 votes
179
Snot
Alive!

Rating: 3.66
19 votes
180
Origin
Informis Infinitas Inhumanitas

Rating: 3.66
106 votes
181
Rwake
Hell Is A Door To The Sun

Rating: 3.65
40 votes
182
Evergreen Terrace
Burned Alive By Time

Rating: 3.65
89 votes
183
Filter
The Amalgamut

Rating: 3.64
179 votes
184
Weedeater
Sixteen Tons

Rating: 3.64
36 votes
185
36 Crazyfists
Bitterness the Star

Rating: 3.64
282 votes
186
Cave In
Tides of Tomorrow

Rating: 3.64
88 votes
187
Alabama Thunderpussy
Staring At The Divine

Rating: 3.63
15 votes
188
It Dies Today
Forever Scorned

Rating: 3.63
74 votes
189
Cadaveria
The Shadows' Madame

Rating: 3.63
16 votes
190
Kaamos
Kaamos

Rating: 3.63
12 votes
191
Rotting Christ
Genesis

Rating: 3.61
71 votes
192
W.A.S.P.
Dying For the World

Rating: 3.61
72 votes
193
Sympathy
Invocation

Rating: 3.61
18 votes
194
Mudvayne
The End of All Things to Come

Rating: 3.61
851 votes
195
Beyond The Embrace
Against The Elements

Rating: 3.6
15 votes
196
Poison the Well
Tear From the Red

Rating: 3.6
406 votes
197
Hate
Cain’s Way

Rating: 3.59
22 votes
198
Thunderstone
Thunderstone

Rating: 3.59
17 votes
199
Superheist
Identical Remote Controlled Reactions

Rating: 3.58
12 votes
200
Sum 41
Motivation EP

Rating: 3.58
43 votes



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