Best Metal Albums of 2002


01
Daisuke Ishiwatari
Guilty Gear XX Original Soundtrack

4.39
18 votes
02
Agalloch
The Mantle

4.37
3608 votes
03
This Day Forward
Kairos

4.34
16 votes
04
Manilla Road
Spiral Castle

4.32
51 votes
05
Manilla Road
Mark of the Beast

4.32
42 votes
06
Isis
Oceanic

4.31
5361 votes
07
Paysage d'Hiver
Winterkaelte

4.3
151 votes
08
Empyrium
Weiland

4.29
290 votes
09
Windir
Likferd

4.28
206 votes
10
Pain of Salvation
Remedy Lane

4.24
407 votes
11
Porcupine Tree
In Absentia

4.24
2553 votes
12
Ron Jarzombek
Solitarily Speaking of Theoretical Confinement

4.23
30 votes
13
Impaled
Mondo Medicale

4.23
24 votes
14
Hopesfall
No Wings To Speak Of

4.22
288 votes
15
Botch
An Anthology of Dead Ends

4.21
614 votes
16
Red Harvest
Sick Transit Gloria Mundi

4.2
50 votes
17
Hopesfall
The Satellite Years

4.19
492 votes
18
Virgin Black
Sombre Romantic

4.18
44 votes
19
earthtone9
Omega

4.18
22 votes
20
Arcturus
The Sham Mirrors

4.16
832 votes
21
Knut
Challenger

4.16
224 votes
22
Ildjarn
Hardangervidda

4.15
20 votes
23
Prototype
Trinity

4.14
42 votes
24
Destroyer 666
Cold Steel...for an Iron Age

4.14
219 votes
25
Reverend Bizarre
In The Rectory Of The Bizarre Reverend

4.13
168 votes
26
Acumen Nation
The 5ifth Column

4.12
21 votes
27
Kalmah
They Will Return

4.12
732 votes
28
William Basinski
The Disintegration Loops I

4.11
115 votes
29
Nadja
Touched

4.1
156 votes
30
Thyrfing
Vansinnesvisor

4.09
29 votes
31
Symphony X
The Odyssey

4.09
1152 votes
32
Burst
In Coveting Ways

4.08
18 votes
33
Destroyer 666
Of Wolves, Women & War

4.08
18 votes
34
Immolation
Unholy Cult

4.07
266 votes
35
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 1

4.07
21 votes
36
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 2

4.07
21 votes
37
Dark Tranquillity
Damage Done

4.07
1524 votes
38
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Irony Is a Dead Scene

4.07
1124 votes
39
Judas Iscariot
To Embrace the Corpses Bleeding

4.07
15 votes
40
Wyrd
Huldrafolk

4.06
17 votes
41
Belenos
Spicilege

4.06
35 votes
42
Taake
Over Bjoergvin Graater Himmerik

4.05
95 votes
43
Mourning Beloveth
The Sullen Sulcus

4.04
36 votes
44
Immortal
Sons of Northern Darkness

4.04
1266 votes
45
Rhapsody of Fire
Power of the Dragonflame

4.03
354 votes
46
Iron Savior
Condition Red

4.03
18 votes
47
Sentenced
The Cold White Light

4.03
192 votes
48
Cephalic Carnage
Lucid Interval

4.02
152 votes
49
Dream Theater
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence

4.02
1624 votes
50
The Crown
Crowned in Terror

4.02
153 votes
51
Blaze Bayley
Tenth Dimension

4.02
31 votes
52
Codeseven
The Rescue

4.01
36 votes
53
Necrophobic
Bloodhymns

4.01
96 votes
54
Blind Guardian
A Night at the Opera

4
1368 votes
55
Disgorge
Consume the Forsaken

4
39 votes
56
Wolf
Black Wings

4
21 votes
57
Eths
Samantha

4
21 votes
58
Desire
Locus Horrendus - The Night Cries Of A Sullen Soul

4
20 votes
59
Decapitated
Nihility

3.99
579 votes
60
Rapture
Songs For The Withering

3.98
66 votes
61
Pulse Ultra
Headspace

3.98
58 votes
62
Rage
Unity

3.98
54 votes
63
Naglfar
Ex Inferis

3.98
20 votes
64
Bongzilla
Gateway

3.97
154 votes
65
Killswitch Engage
Alive or Just Breathing

3.97
3544 votes
66
Vehemence
God Was Created

3.97
43 votes
67
Nile
In Their Darkened Shrines

3.96
1054 votes
68
Dream Evil
Dragon Slayer

3.96
156 votes
69
Funeral
In Fields of Pestilent Grief

3.96
26 votes
70
Ram-Zet
Escape

3.96
26 votes
71
The Red Chord
Fused Together in Revolving Doors

3.96
450 votes
72
Negura Bunget
'N Crugu Bradului

3.96
89 votes
73
Winds
Reflections of the I

3.95
19 votes
74
At Vance
Only Human

3.94
18 votes
75
Pinkly Smooth
Unfortunate Snort

3.94
124 votes
76
Meshuggah
Nothing

3.94
3144 votes
77
Melvins
Hostile Ambient Takeover

3.94
106 votes
78
Warlord
Rising Out of the Ashes

3.93
14 votes
79
Boris
Heavy Rocks

3.93
498 votes
80
Burnt By the Sun
Soundtrack to the Personal Revolution

3.92
66 votes
81
Freedom Call
Eternity

3.92
45 votes
82
Green Carnation
Light of Day, Day of Darkness

3.92
252 votes
83
Primal Fear
Black Sun

3.92
52 votes
84
Sinch
Sinch

3.92
54 votes
85
Teeth of Lions Rule the Divine
Rampton

3.9
26 votes
86
Chevelle
Wonder What's Next

3.9
1383 votes
87
Tad Morose
Matters Of The Dark

3.9
39 votes
88
DIR EN GREY
Kisou

3.9
387 votes
89
Opeth
Deliverance

3.9
4952 votes
90
Loscil
Submers

3.89
31 votes
91
Living Sacrifice
Conceived In Fire

3.89
276 votes
92
Callenish Circle
Flesh Power Dominion

3.88
13 votes
93
Fleshpress
Fleshpress

3.88
17 votes
94
Nightwish
Century Child

3.88
569 votes
95
Joshua Fit For Battle
To Bring Our Own End

3.88
201 votes
96
Madder Mortem
Deadlands

3.88
16 votes
97
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Yanqui U.X.O.

3.87
1197 votes
98
Skycamefalling
To Forever Embrace The Sun

3.87
54 votes
99
Black Label Society
1919 Eternal

3.87
552 votes
100
Blindspott
Blindspott

3.87
34 votes
101
Paul Gilbert
Burning Organ

3.87
15 votes
102
Snapcase
End Transmission

3.87
52 votes
103
Yakuza
Way of the Dead

3.86
32 votes
104
Soilwork
Natural Born Chaos

3.86
1842 votes
105
Arghoslent
Incorrigible Bigotry

3.86
438 votes
106
Pleymo
Episode 2: Medicine Cake

3.85
24 votes
107
Floor
Floor

3.85
66 votes
108
Paysage d'Hiver/Lunar Aurora
Split

3.85
13 votes
109
Norther
Dreams of Endless War

3.84
366 votes
110
SikTh
Let the Transmitting Begin

3.83
54 votes
111
Holy Moses
Disorder of the Order

3.83
18 votes
112
Vomitory
Blood Rapture

3.83
23 votes
113
Ghoul
We Came for the Dead!!!

3.82
28 votes
114
December
The Lament Configuration

3.82
22 votes
115
Mastodon
Remission

3.82
3482 votes
116
Insomnium
In the Halls of Awaiting

3.81
674 votes
117
Woods of Ypres
Against the Seasons

3.81
80 votes
118
Mithras
Forever Advancing... Legions

3.81
32 votes
119
Anvil
Still Going Strong

3.81
24 votes
120
Avantasia
The Metal Opera Pt. II

3.81
128 votes
121
Threshold
Critical Mass

3.8
80 votes
122
Rotten Sound
Murderworks

3.79
73 votes
123
DIR EN GREY
Child prey

3.79
51 votes
124
Down
Down II: A Bustle in Your Hedgerow

3.79
744 votes
125
Darkspace
Minus One

3.79
19 votes
126
Five Pointe O
Untitled

3.79
66 votes
127
Apotheosis
Farthest from the Sun

3.77
13 votes
128
Angra
Hunters and Prey

3.76
66 votes
129
Luca Turilli
Prophet Of The Last Eclipse

3.76
70 votes
130
Dark Moor
The Gates of Oblivion

3.76
43 votes
131
Shadows Fall
The Art of Balance

3.76
1605 votes
132
Vintersorg
Visions From The Spiral Generator

3.76
98 votes
133
Shining (SWE)
III - Angst, Självdestruktivitetens Emissarie

3.75
150 votes
134
Novembre
Dreams D'Azur

3.75
78 votes
135
Doomsword
Resound the Horn

3.75
30 votes
136
Trail Of Tears
A New Dimension Of Might

3.75
24 votes
137
Severe Torture
Misanthropic Carnage

3.75
22 votes
138
CKY
Infiltrate Destroy Rebuild

3.74
290 votes
139
The Chasm
Conjuration of the Spectral Empire

3.74
17 votes
140
Curl Up and Die
Unfortunately We're Not Robots

3.73
50 votes
141
Falconer
Chapters From A Vale Forlorn

3.73
42 votes
142
Sirenia
At Sixes And Sevens

3.72
55 votes
143
Star One
Space Metal

3.72
90 votes
144
SuidAkrA
Emprise to Avalon

3.72
54 votes
145
Cadaveria
The Shadows' Madame

3.72
18 votes
146
Primordial
Storm Before Calm

3.72
66 votes
147
Dimmu Borgir
Alive In Torment

3.72
16 votes
148
Vanden Plas
Beyond Daylight

3.72
60 votes
149
Tankard
B-Day

3.71
21 votes
150
Lord Gore
The Autophagous Orgy

3.71
14 votes
151
Behemoth
Zos Kia Cultus (Here and Beyond)

3.7
814 votes
152
Bloodbath
Resurrection Through Carnage

3.7
477 votes
153
Haste the Day
That They May Know You

3.69
180 votes
154
Weedeater
Sixteen Tons

3.68
19 votes
155
Bathory
Nordland I

3.68
356 votes
156
Firewind
Between Heaven And Hell

3.68
126 votes
157
Vader
Revelations

3.68
152 votes
158
Project 86
Truthless Heroes

3.68
119 votes
159
Heaven Shall Burn
Whatever It May Take

3.67
300 votes
160
Rwake
Hell Is A Door To The Sun

3.67
42 votes
161
Freak Kitchen
Move

3.67
18 votes
162
Ra
From One

3.66
105 votes
163
Halford
Crucible

3.66
86 votes
164
Acid Mothers Temple
Univers Zen ou de zero a zero

3.66
16 votes
165
Alabama Thunderpussy
Staring At The Divine

3.66
16 votes
166
Origin
Informis Infinitas Inhumanitas

3.65
107 votes
167
Evergreen Terrace
Burned Alive By Time

3.64
88 votes
168
W.A.S.P.
Dying For the World

3.64
72 votes
169
Filter
The Amalgamut

3.63
179 votes
170
36 Crazyfists
Bitterness the Star

3.63
288 votes
171
Grand Magus
Grand Magus

3.63
32 votes
172
Cave In
Tides of Tomorrow

3.62
90 votes
173
It Dies Today
Forever Scorned

3.62
73 votes
174
Rotting Christ
Genesis

3.61
71 votes
175
Running Wild
The Brotherhood

3.61
36 votes
176
Sympathy
Invocation

3.61
18 votes
177
Mudvayne
The End of All Things to Come

3.61
865 votes
178
Beyond The Embrace
Against The Elements

3.6
15 votes
179
Scars of Life
2002 Demo

3.6
15 votes
180
Annihilator
Waking the Fury

3.59
130 votes
181
Agoraphobic Nosebleed
Frozen Corpse Stuffed With Dope

3.59
116 votes
182
Lacuna Coil
Comalies

3.59
446 votes
183
Thunderstone
Thunderstone

3.59
17 votes
184
Poison the Well
Tear From the Red

3.58
409 votes
185
Hate
Cain’s Way

3.58
24 votes
186
Snot
Alive!

3.58
18 votes
187
Lordi
Get Heavy

3.58
56 votes
188
Zao
Parade of Chaos

3.58
152 votes
189
System of a Down
Steal This Album!

3.57
5442 votes
190
Napalm Death
Order of the Leech

3.57
80 votes
191
High on Fire
Surrounded By Thieves

3.56
310 votes
192
Mercenary
Everblack

3.56
54 votes
193
Daylight Dies
No Reply

3.55
76 votes
194
Norma Jean
Bless the Martyr and Kiss the Child

3.55
889 votes
195
Dead To Fall
Everything I Touch Falls To Pieces

3.55
120 votes
196
Xasthur
Nocturnal Poisoning

3.54
64 votes
197
The Duskfall
Frailty

3.54
26 votes
198
Inquisition
Invoking the Majestic Throne of Satan

3.53
58 votes
199
The Berzerker
Dissimulate

3.53
60 votes
200
Angel Dust
Of Human Bondage

3.53
32 votes



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