Best Metal Albums of 2002


01
Stratovarius
EagleHeart

4.5
15 votes
02
This Day Forward
Kairos

4.43
15 votes
03
Daisuke Ishiwatari
Guilty Gear XX Original Soundtrack

4.39
18 votes
04
Manilla Road
Mark of the Beast

4.37
45 votes
05
Agalloch
The Mantle

4.36
3526 votes
06
Manilla Road
Spiral Castle

4.33
54 votes
07
Isis
Oceanic

4.31
3518 votes
08
Empyrium
Weiland

4.29
284 votes
09
Paysage d'Hiver
Winterkaelte

4.29
142 votes
10
Windir
Likferd

4.27
201 votes
11
Masterplan
Enlighten Me

4.25
12 votes
12
Pain of Salvation
Remedy Lane

4.24
400 votes
13
Porcupine Tree
In Absentia

4.24
2523 votes
14
Impaled
Mondo Medicale

4.22
25 votes
15
Ron Jarzombek
Solitarily Speaking of Theoretical Confinement

4.22
32 votes
16
Hopesfall
No Wings To Speak Of

4.22
286 votes
17
Botch
An Anthology of Dead Ends

4.21
606 votes
18
Red Harvest
Sick Transit Gloria Mundi

4.2
50 votes
19
Hopesfall
The Satellite Years

4.2
483 votes
20
Virgin Black
Sombre Romantic

4.18
44 votes
21
earthtone9
Omega

4.18
11 votes
22
Burst
In Coveting Ways

4.17
18 votes
23
Lustmord
Carbon/Core

4.17
12 votes
24
Manticora
Hyperion

4.17
12 votes
25
Arcturus
The Sham Mirrors

4.17
828 votes
26
Ildjarn
Hardangervidda

4.15
20 votes
27
Acumen Nation
The 5ifth Column

4.15
20 votes
28
Knut
Challenger

4.15
220 votes
29
Prototype
Trinity

4.14
42 votes
30
Wolf
Black Wings

4.14
21 votes
31
Judas Iscariot
To Embrace the Corpses Bleeding

4.13
15 votes
32
Destroyer 666
Cold Steel...for an Iron Age

4.13
216 votes
33
Reverend Bizarre
In The Rectory Of The Bizarre Reverend

4.13
160 votes
34
Kalmah
They Will Return

4.12
728 votes
35
William Basinski
The Disintegration Loops I

4.12
113 votes
36
Nadja
Touched

4.11
152 votes
37
Symphony X
The Odyssey

4.09
1132 votes
38
Thyrfing
Vansinnesvisor

4.09
29 votes
39
Warmen
Beyond Abilities

4.08
12 votes
40
Shaman
Ritual

4.08
12 votes
41
Krux
Krux

4.08
12 votes
42
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 2

4.07
21 votes
43
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 1

4.07
21 votes
44
Destroyer 666
Of Wolves, Women & War

4.07
21 votes
45
Blaze Bayley
Tenth Dimension

4.07
29 votes
46
Immolation
Unholy Cult

4.07
259 votes
47
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Irony Is a Dead Scene

4.07
1118 votes
48
Taake
Over Bjoergvin Graater Himmerik

4.07
92 votes
49
Dark Tranquillity
Damage Done

4.06
1500 votes
50
Wyrd
Huldrafolk

4.06
16 votes
51
Nocturnal Rites
Shadowland

4.06
12 votes
52
Belenos
Spicilege

4.06
35 votes
53
Desire
Locus Horrendus - The Night Cries Of A Sullen Soul

4.05
22 votes
54
The Fucking Champs
V

4.05
11 votes
55
Mourning Beloveth
The Sullen Sulcus

4.04
36 votes
56
Yyrkoon
Dying Sun

4.04
13 votes
57
Immortal
Sons of Northern Darkness

4.04
1244 votes
58
Funeral
In Fields of Pestilent Grief

4.04
14 votes
59
Rhapsody of Fire
Power of the Dragonflame

4.03
350 votes
60
Cephalic Carnage
Lucid Interval

4.03
151 votes
61
Iron Savior
Condition Red

4.03
18 votes
62
Dream Theater
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence

4.02
1601 votes
63
The Crown
Crowned in Terror

4.02
153 votes
64
Codeseven
The Rescue

4.01
35 votes
65
Disgorge
Consume the Forsaken

4.01
40 votes
66
Pulse Ultra
Headspace

4.01
56 votes
67
Blind Guardian
A Night at the Opera

4
1347 votes
68
Sentenced
The Cold White Light

4
188 votes
69
Necrophobic
Bloodhymns

4
94 votes
70
Rapture
Songs For The Withering

4
66 votes
71
Pandemonium
Insomnia

4
12 votes
72
In Mourning
Senseless

4
12 votes
73
Decapitated
Nihility

4
572 votes
74
Dream Evil
Dragon Slayer

3.98
154 votes
75
Naglfar
Ex Inferis

3.98
20 votes
76
Killswitch Engage
Alive or Just Breathing

3.97
3526 votes
77
Pinkly Smooth
Unfortunate Snort

3.97
116 votes
78
Primal Fear
Black Sun

3.97
49 votes
79
Negura Bunget
'N Crugu Bradului

3.96
168 votes
80
The Red Chord
Fused Together in Revolving Doors

3.96
446 votes
81
Ram-Zet
Escape

3.96
26 votes
82
Bongzilla
Gateway

3.96
146 votes
83
Vehemence
God Was Created

3.95
44 votes
84
Nile
In Their Darkened Shrines

3.95
1026 votes
85
Melvins
Hostile Ambient Takeover

3.95
108 votes
86
Boris
Heavy Rocks

3.94
486 votes
87
At Vance
Only Human

3.94
18 votes
88
Winds
Reflections of the I

3.94
18 votes
89
Meshuggah
Nothing

3.94
3111 votes
90
Rage
Unity

3.94
50 votes
91
Green Carnation
Light of Day, Day of Darkness

3.93
252 votes
92
Warlord
Rising Out of the Ashes

3.93
14 votes
93
Ghoul
We Came for the Dead!!!

3.92
26 votes
94
Diablo
Renaissance

3.92
12 votes
95
Beseech
Souls Highway

3.92
12 votes
96
Burnt By the Sun
Soundtrack to the Personal Revolution

3.91
64 votes
97
DIR EN GREY
Kisou

3.91
378 votes
98
Freedom Call
Eternity

3.91
44 votes
99
Leviathan
White Devil, Black Metal

3.91
11 votes
100
Chevelle
Wonder What's Next

3.9
1365 votes
101
Tad Morose
Matters Of The Dark

3.9
39 votes
102
Opeth
Deliverance

3.9
4880 votes
103
Teeth of Lions Rule the Divine
Rampton

3.9
24 votes
104
Joshua Fit For Battle
To Bring Our Own End

3.89
198 votes
105
Loscil
Submers

3.88
30 votes
106
Living Sacrifice
Conceived In Fire

3.88
279 votes
107
Blindspott
Blindspott

3.88
32 votes
108
Madder Mortem
Deadlands

3.88
16 votes
109
Paysage d'Hiver/Lunar Aurora
Split

3.88
12 votes
110
Nightwish
Century Child

3.87
556 votes
111
Black Label Society
1919 Eternal

3.87
540 votes
112
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Yanqui U.X.O.

3.87
1174 votes
113
Skycamefalling
To Forever Embrace The Sun

3.87
54 votes
114
Snapcase
End Transmission

3.87
53 votes
115
Floor
Floor

3.86
66 votes
116
Soilwork
Natural Born Chaos

3.86
1839 votes
117
Arghoslent
Incorrigible Bigotry

3.86
438 votes
118
Fleshpress
Fleshpress

3.84
16 votes
119
Threshold
Critical Mass

3.84
76 votes
120
Norther
Dreams of Endless War

3.84
366 votes
121
Yakuza
Way of the Dead

3.84
31 votes
122
SikTh
Let the Transmitting Begin

3.83
54 votes
123
Eths
Samantha

3.83
18 votes
124
Holy Moses
Disorder of the Order

3.83
18 votes
125
Callenish Circle
Flesh Power Dominion

3.83
12 votes
126
Avantasia
The Metal Opera Pt. II

3.83
128 votes
127
Pleymo
Episode 2: Medicine Cake

3.83
23 votes
128
Vomitory
Blood Rapture

3.83
23 votes
129
Insomnium
In the Halls of Awaiting

3.82
662 votes
130
Mastodon
Remission

3.82
5139 votes
131
Mithras
Forever Advancing... Legions

3.81
32 votes
132
Anvil
Still Going Strong

3.81
24 votes
133
Darkspace
Minus One

3.81
16 votes
134
Rotten Sound
Murderworks

3.81
73 votes
135
Novembre
Dreams D'Azur

3.8
84 votes
136
December
The Lament Configuration

3.8
20 votes
137
Luca Turilli
Prophet Of The Last Eclipse

3.8
64 votes
138
Down
Down II: A Bustle In Your Hedgerow

3.8
732 votes
139
DIR EN GREY
Child prey

3.79
51 votes
140
Five Pointe O
Untitled

3.79
66 votes
141
Woods of Ypres
Against the Seasons

3.79
80 votes
142
Dark Moor
The Gates of Oblivion

3.78
44 votes
143
Angra
Hunters and Prey

3.78
64 votes
144
Cadacross
Corona Borealis

3.77
11 votes
145
Apotheosis
Farthest from the Sun

3.77
13 votes
146
Severe Torture
Misanthropic Carnage

3.76
23 votes
147
Shadows Fall
The Art of Balance

3.76
1593 votes
148
Vintersorg
Visions From The Spiral Generator

3.76
98 votes
149
Doomsword
Resound the Horn

3.75
30 votes
150
Trail Of Tears
A New Dimension Of Might

3.75
24 votes
151
Riot
Through the Storm

3.75
12 votes
152
CKY
Infiltrate Destroy Rebuild

3.74
290 votes
153
Primordial
Storm Before Calm

3.74
67 votes
154
Running Wild
The Brotherhood

3.74
34 votes
155
Enthroned
Carnage In World's Beyond

3.73
12 votes
156
Curl Up and Die
Unfortunately We're Not Robots

3.73
50 votes
157
SuidAkrA
Emprise to Avalon

3.72
54 votes
158
Shining (SWE)
III - Angst, Självdestruktivitetens Emissarie

3.72
144 votes
159
Dimmu Borgir
Alive In Torment

3.72
16 votes
160
The Chasm
Conjuration of the Spectral Empire

3.72
16 votes
161
Star One
Space Metal

3.71
84 votes
162
Tankard
B-Day

3.71
21 votes
163
Sirenia
At Sixes And Sevens

3.71
54 votes
164
Vanden Plas
Beyond Daylight

3.71
58 votes
165
Behemoth
Zos Kia Cultus (Here and Beyond)

3.7
800 votes
166
Falconer
Chapters From A Vale Forlorn

3.7
41 votes
167
Lord Gore
The Autophagous Orgy

3.69
13 votes
168
Project 86
Truthless Heroes

3.69
123 votes
169
Bloodbath
Resurrection Through Carnage

3.69
466 votes
170
Weedeater
Sixteen Tons

3.68
38 votes
171
Firewind
Between Heaven And Hell

3.68
82 votes
172
Haste the Day
That They May Know You

3.68
182 votes
173
Freak Kitchen
Move

3.68
17 votes
174
Bathory
Nordland I

3.68
354 votes
175
Heaven Shall Burn
Whatever It May Take

3.67
300 votes
176
Draconian
Dark Oceans We Cry

3.67
12 votes
177
Ra
From One

3.67
104 votes
178
Vader
Revelations

3.66
152 votes
179
Halford
Crucible

3.66
86 votes
180
Snot
Alive!

3.66
19 votes
181
Alabama Thunderpussy
Staring At The Divine

3.66
16 votes
182
Acid Mothers Temple
Univers Zen ou de zero a zero

3.66
16 votes
183
Origin
Informis Infinitas Inhumanitas

3.65
107 votes
184
Rwake
Hell Is A Door To The Sun

3.65
40 votes
185
W.A.S.P.
Dying For the World

3.64
76 votes
186
Filter
The Amalgamut

3.64
179 votes
187
Evergreen Terrace
Burned Alive By Time

3.64
88 votes
188
Cave In
Tides of Tomorrow

3.63
89 votes
189
36 Crazyfists
Bitterness the Star

3.63
287 votes
190
Grand Magus
Grand Magus

3.63
32 votes
191
Cadaveria
The Shadows' Madame

3.63
16 votes
192
Kaamos
Kaamos

3.63
12 votes
193
It Dies Today
Forever Scorned

3.62
73 votes
194
Rotting Christ
Genesis

3.61
70 votes
195
Sympathy
Invocation

3.61
18 votes
196
Mudvayne
The End of All Things to Come

3.61
856 votes
197
Beyond The Embrace
Against The Elements

3.6
15 votes
198
Scars of Life
2002 Demo

3.6
15 votes
199
Agoraphobic Nosebleed
Frozen Corpse Stuffed With Dope

3.59
116 votes
200
Thunderstone
Thunderstone

3.59
17 votes



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