Best Metal Albums of 2002


01
Daisuke Ishiwatari
Guilty Gear XX Original Soundtrack

4.39
18 votes
02
Agalloch
The Mantle

4.36
3572 votes
03
This Day Forward
Kairos

4.34
16 votes
04
Manilla Road
Mark of the Beast

4.32
42 votes
05
Isis
Oceanic

4.31
5325 votes
06
Manilla Road
Spiral Castle

4.29
51 votes
07
Empyrium
Weiland

4.29
290 votes
08
Paysage d'Hiver
Winterkaelte

4.29
144 votes
09
Windir
Likferd

4.28
205 votes
10
Pain of Salvation
Remedy Lane

4.24
404 votes
11
Porcupine Tree
In Absentia

4.24
2540 votes
12
Impaled
Mondo Medicale

4.22
25 votes
13
Ron Jarzombek
Solitarily Speaking of Theoretical Confinement

4.22
16 votes
14
Hopesfall
No Wings To Speak Of

4.22
289 votes
15
Botch
An Anthology of Dead Ends

4.21
613 votes
16
Red Harvest
Sick Transit Gloria Mundi

4.2
50 votes
17
Hopesfall
The Satellite Years

4.2
490 votes
18
Virgin Black
Sombre Romantic

4.18
44 votes
19
Arcturus
The Sham Mirrors

4.16
832 votes
20
Ildjarn
Hardangervidda

4.15
20 votes
21
Knut
Challenger

4.15
222 votes
22
Prototype
Trinity

4.14
42 votes
23
Wolf
Black Wings

4.14
21 votes
24
Judas Iscariot
To Embrace the Corpses Bleeding

4.13
15 votes
25
Destroyer 666
Cold Steel...for an Iron Age

4.13
219 votes
26
Reverend Bizarre
In The Rectory Of The Bizarre Reverend

4.12
162 votes
27
Kalmah
They Will Return

4.12
730 votes
28
Acumen Nation
The 5ifth Column

4.12
21 votes
29
William Basinski
The Disintegration Loops I

4.12
113 votes
30
Nadja
Touched

4.1
152 votes
31
Thyrfing
Vansinnesvisor

4.09
29 votes
32
Symphony X
The Odyssey

4.09
1142 votes
33
Burst
In Coveting Ways

4.08
18 votes
34
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 2

4.07
21 votes
35
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 1

4.07
21 votes
36
Destroyer 666
Of Wolves, Women & War

4.07
21 votes
37
Immolation
Unholy Cult

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

4.07
1124 votes
39
Dark Tranquillity
Damage Done

4.07
1516 votes
40
Wyrd
Huldrafolk

4.06
17 votes
41
Taake
Over Bjoergvin Graater Himmerik

4.06
94 votes
42
Belenos
Spicilege

4.06
35 votes
43
Desire
Locus Horrendus - The Night Cries Of A Sullen Soul

4.05
22 votes
44
Mourning Beloveth
The Sullen Sulcus

4.04
36 votes
45
Yyrkoon
Dying Sun

4.04
13 votes
46
Immortal
Sons of Northern Darkness

4.04
1254 votes
47
Funeral
In Fields of Pestilent Grief

4.04
28 votes
48
Rhapsody of Fire
Power of the Dragonflame

4.03
354 votes
49
Cephalic Carnage
Lucid Interval

4.03
151 votes
50
Iron Savior
Condition Red

4.03
18 votes
51
Disgorge
Consume the Forsaken

4.03
40 votes
52
Dream Theater
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence

4.02
1620 votes
53
The Crown
Crowned in Terror

4.02
153 votes
54
Blaze Bayley
Tenth Dimension

4.02
31 votes
55
Rapture
Songs For The Withering

4.01
68 votes
56
Codeseven
The Rescue

4.01
36 votes
57
Sentenced
The Cold White Light

4.01
192 votes
58
Necrophobic
Bloodhymns

4.01
96 votes
59
Blind Guardian
A Night at the Opera

4
1356 votes
60
Decapitated
Nihility

3.99
578 votes
61
Pulse Ultra
Headspace

3.98
114 votes
62
Rage
Unity

3.98
54 votes
63
Naglfar
Ex Inferis

3.98
20 votes
64
Killswitch Engage
Alive or Just Breathing

3.97
3536 votes
65
Vehemence
God Was Created

3.97
43 votes
66
Negura Bunget
'N Crugu Bradului

3.96
170 votes
67
The Red Chord
Fused Together in Revolving Doors

3.96
448 votes
68
Dream Evil
Dragon Slayer

3.96
156 votes
69
Ram-Zet
Escape

3.96
26 votes
70
Bongzilla
Gateway

3.96
148 votes
71
Nile
In Their Darkened Shrines

3.96
1042 votes
72
Winds
Reflections of the I

3.95
19 votes
73
At Vance
Only Human

3.94
18 votes
74
Meshuggah
Nothing

3.94
3147 votes
75
Pinkly Smooth
Unfortunate Snort

3.94
122 votes
76
Melvins
Hostile Ambient Takeover

3.94
108 votes
77
Boris
Heavy Rocks

3.93
492 votes
78
Warlord
Rising Out of the Ashes

3.93
14 votes
79
Freedom Call
Eternity

3.92
45 votes
80
Green Carnation
Light of Day, Day of Darkness

3.92
252 votes
81
Primal Fear
Black Sun

3.92
51 votes
82
Burnt By the Sun
Soundtrack to the Personal Revolution

3.92
66 votes
83
DIR EN GREY
Kisou

3.91
384 votes
84
Teeth of Lions Rule the Divine
Rampton

3.9
26 votes
85
Chevelle
Wonder What's Next

3.9
1375 votes
86
Tad Morose
Matters Of The Dark

3.9
39 votes
87
Sinch
Sinch

3.9
53 votes
88
Opeth
Deliverance

3.9
4948 votes
89
Callenish Circle
Flesh Power Dominion

3.88
13 votes
90
Loscil
Submers

3.88
30 votes
91
Nightwish
Century Child

3.88
564 votes
92
Living Sacrifice
Conceived In Fire

3.88
279 votes
93
Joshua Fit For Battle
To Bring Our Own End

3.88
201 votes
94
Blindspott
Blindspott

3.88
32 votes
95
Madder Mortem
Deadlands

3.88
16 votes
96
Skycamefalling
To Forever Embrace The Sun

3.87
54 votes
97
Black Label Society
1919 Eternal

3.87
546 votes
98
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Yanqui U.X.O.

3.87
1186 votes
99
Snapcase
End Transmission

3.87
53 votes
100
Paul Gilbert
Burning Organ

3.87
15 votes
101
Soilwork
Natural Born Chaos

3.86
1833 votes
102
Floor
Floor

3.86
64 votes
103
Arghoslent
Incorrigible Bigotry

3.86
438 votes
104
Yakuza
Way of the Dead

3.84
32 votes
105
Fleshpress
Fleshpress

3.84
16 votes
106
Norther
Dreams of Endless War

3.84
366 votes
107
SikTh
Let the Transmitting Begin

3.83
54 votes
108
Eths
Samantha

3.83
18 votes
109
Holy Moses
Disorder of the Order

3.83
18 votes
110
Pleymo
Episode 2: Medicine Cake

3.83
23 votes
111
Vomitory
Blood Rapture

3.83
23 votes
112
Ghoul
We Came for the Dead!!!

3.82
28 votes
113
December
The Lament Configuration

3.82
22 votes
114
Insomnium
In the Halls of Awaiting

3.82
662 votes
115
Mastodon
Remission

3.82
3452 votes
116
Woods of Ypres
Against the Seasons

3.81
80 votes
117
Mithras
Forever Advancing... Legions

3.81
32 votes
118
Anvil
Still Going Strong

3.81
24 votes
119
Avantasia
The Metal Opera Pt. II

3.81
128 votes
120
Threshold
Critical Mass

3.8
80 votes
121
Novembre
Dreams D'Azur

3.8
81 votes
122
Rotten Sound
Murderworks

3.79
73 votes
123
DIR EN GREY
Child prey

3.79
51 votes
124
Darkspace
Minus One

3.79
19 votes
125
Down
Down II: A Bustle in Your Hedgerow

3.79
740 votes
126
Five Pointe O
Untitled

3.79
66 votes
127
Apotheosis
Farthest from the Sun

3.77
13 votes
128
Severe Torture
Misanthropic Carnage

3.76
23 votes
129
Angra
Hunters and Prey

3.76
66 votes
130
Dark Moor
The Gates of Oblivion

3.76
43 votes
131
Shadows Fall
The Art of Balance

3.76
1599 votes
132
Vintersorg
Visions From The Spiral Generator

3.76
98 votes
133
Doomsword
Resound the Horn

3.75
30 votes
134
Trail Of Tears
A New Dimension Of Might

3.75
24 votes
135
Luca Turilli
Prophet Of The Last Eclipse

3.74
66 votes
136
CKY
Infiltrate Destroy Rebuild

3.74
290 votes
137
Freak Kitchen
Move

3.74
19 votes
138
Curl Up and Die
Unfortunately We're Not Robots

3.73
50 votes
139
SuidAkrA
Emprise to Avalon

3.72
54 votes
140
Primordial
Storm Before Calm

3.72
66 votes
141
The Chasm
Conjuration of the Spectral Empire

3.72
16 votes
142
Dimmu Borgir
Alive In Torment

3.72
16 votes
143
Shining (SWE)
III - Angst, Självdestruktivitetens Emissarie

3.71
147 votes
144
Tankard
B-Day

3.71
21 votes
145
Lord Gore
The Autophagous Orgy

3.71
14 votes
146
Star One
Space Metal

3.71
86 votes
147
Sirenia
At Sixes And Sevens

3.71
54 votes
148
Vanden Plas
Beyond Daylight

3.71
58 votes
149
Behemoth
Zos Kia Cultus (Here and Beyond)

3.7
814 votes
150
Falconer
Chapters From A Vale Forlorn

3.7
41 votes
151
Bloodbath
Resurrection Through Carnage

3.69
466 votes
152
Weedeater
Sixteen Tons

3.68
19 votes
153
Project 86
Truthless Heroes

3.68
121 votes
154
Haste the Day
That They May Know You

3.68
182 votes
155
Firewind
Between Heaven And Hell

3.68
126 votes
156
Bathory
Nordland I

3.68
354 votes
157
Heaven Shall Burn
Whatever It May Take

3.67
297 votes
158
Vader
Revelations

3.67
150 votes
159
Ra
From One

3.67
104 votes
160
Halford
Crucible

3.66
86 votes
161
Snot
Alive!

3.66
19 votes
162
Origin
Informis Infinitas Inhumanitas

3.66
108 votes
163
Acid Mothers Temple
Univers Zen ou de zero a zero

3.66
16 votes
164
Alabama Thunderpussy
Staring At The Divine

3.66
16 votes
165
Rwake
Hell Is A Door To The Sun

3.65
40 votes
166
Filter
The Amalgamut

3.64
179 votes
167
Evergreen Terrace
Burned Alive By Time

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

3.64
74 votes
169
36 Crazyfists
Bitterness the Star

3.63
289 votes
170
Grand Magus
Grand Magus

3.63
32 votes
171
Cadaveria
The Shadows' Madame

3.63
16 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
Mudvayne
The End of All Things to Come

3.61
866 votes
176
Running Wild
The Brotherhood

3.61
36 votes
177
Sympathy
Invocation

3.61
18 votes
178
Lordi
Get Heavy

3.61
57 votes
179
Beyond The Embrace
Against The Elements

3.6
15 votes
180
Scars of Life
2002 Demo

3.6
15 votes
181
Annihilator
Waking the Fury

3.6
134 votes
182
Agoraphobic Nosebleed
Frozen Corpse Stuffed With Dope

3.59
116 votes
183
Thunderstone
Thunderstone

3.59
17 votes
184
Poison the Well
Tear From the Red

3.59
410 votes
185
Hate
Cain’s Way

3.58
24 votes
186
Lacuna Coil
Comalies

3.58
442 votes
187
System of a Down
Steal This Album!

3.57
5448 votes
188
Zao
Parade of Chaos

3.57
153 votes
189
Napalm Death
Order of the Leech

3.57
79 votes
190
High on Fire
Surrounded By Thieves

3.57
308 votes
191
Mercenary
Everblack

3.56
54 votes
192
Daylight Dies
No Reply

3.55
78 votes
193
Dead To Fall
Everything I Touch Falls To Pieces

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

3.55
892 votes
195
Xasthur
Nocturnal Poisoning

3.55
62 votes
196
The Duskfall
Frailty

3.54
26 votes
197
Inquisition
Invoking the Majestic Throne of Satan

3.53
58 votes
198
The Berzerker
Dissimulate

3.53
60 votes
199
Angel Dust
Of Human Bondage

3.53
32 votes
200
Reveille
Bleed the Sky

3.53
37 votes



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