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
Daisuke Ishiwatari
Guilty Gear XX Original Soundtrack

Rating: 4.39
18 votes
04
Manilla Road
Mark of the Beast

Rating: 4.37
45 votes
05
Agalloch
The Mantle

Rating: 4.36
3512 votes
06
Manilla Road
Spiral Castle

Rating: 4.33
54 votes
07
Isis
Oceanic

Rating: 4.31
3512 votes
08
Empyrium
Weiland

Rating: 4.3
280 votes
09
Paysage d'Hiver
Winterkaelte

Rating: 4.29
141 votes
10
Windir
Likferd

Rating: 4.27
199 votes
11
Masterplan
Enlighten Me

Rating: 4.25
12 votes
12
Pain of Salvation
Remedy Lane

Rating: 4.24
399 votes
13
Porcupine Tree
In Absentia

Rating: 4.24
2515 votes
14
Lustmord
Carbon/Core

Rating: 4.23
11 votes
15
Impaled
Mondo Medicale

Rating: 4.22
25 votes
16
Hopesfall
No Wings To Speak Of

Rating: 4.22
286 votes
17
Botch
An Anthology of Dead Ends

Rating: 4.21
607 votes
18
Red Harvest
Sick Transit Gloria Mundi

Rating: 4.2
50 votes
19
Ron Jarzombek
Solitarily Speaking of Theoretical Confinement

Rating: 4.2
15 votes
20
Hopesfall
The Satellite Years

Rating: 4.2
482 votes
21
Virgin Black
Sombre Romantic

Rating: 4.18
44 votes
22
earthtone9
Omega

Rating: 4.18
22 votes
23
Burst
In Coveting Ways

Rating: 4.17
18 votes
24
Manticora
Hyperion

Rating: 4.17
12 votes
25
Arcturus
The Sham Mirrors

Rating: 4.16
824 votes
26
Ildjarn
Hardangervidda

Rating: 4.15
20 votes
27
Acumen Nation
The 5ifth Column

Rating: 4.15
20 votes
28
Knut
Challenger

Rating: 4.15
218 votes
29
Prototype
Trinity

Rating: 4.14
42 votes
30
Wolf
Black Wings

Rating: 4.14
21 votes
31
Destroyer 666
Cold Steel...for an Iron Age

Rating: 4.14
210 votes
32
Reverend Bizarre
In The Rectory Of The Bizarre Reverend

Rating: 4.12
158 votes
33
Kalmah
They Will Return

Rating: 4.12
726 votes
34
William Basinski
The Disintegration Loops I

Rating: 4.12
113 votes
35
Yyrkoon
Dying Sun

Rating: 4.11
14 votes
36
Judas Iscariot
To Embrace the Corpses Bleeding

Rating: 4.11
14 votes
37
Nadja
Touched

Rating: 4.11
152 votes
38
Symphony X
The Odyssey

Rating: 4.09
1134 votes
39
Thyrfing
Vansinnesvisor

Rating: 4.09
29 votes
40
Krux
Krux

Rating: 4.08
12 votes
41
Warmen
Beyond Abilities

Rating: 4.08
12 votes
42
Shaman
Ritual

Rating: 4.08
12 votes
43
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 2

Rating: 4.07
21 votes
44
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 1

Rating: 4.07
21 votes
45
Immolation
Unholy Cult

Rating: 4.07
260 votes
46
Blaze Bayley
Tenth Dimension

Rating: 4.07
29 votes
47
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Irony Is a Dead Scene

Rating: 4.07
1120 votes
48
Taake
Over Bjoergvin Graater Himmerik

Rating: 4.07
92 votes
49
Wyrd
Huldrafolk

Rating: 4.06
16 votes
50
Dark Tranquillity
Damage Done

Rating: 4.06
1492 votes
51
Nocturnal Rites
Shadowland

Rating: 4.06
12 votes
52
Belenos
Spicilege

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

Rating: 4.05
22 votes
54
The Fucking Champs
V

Rating: 4.05
11 votes
55
Mourning Beloveth
The Sullen Sulcus

Rating: 4.04
36 votes
56
Funeral
In Fields of Pestilent Grief

Rating: 4.04
14 votes
57
Immortal
Sons of Northern Darkness

Rating: 4.03
1244 votes
58
Rhapsody of Fire
Power of the Dragonflame

Rating: 4.03
350 votes
59
Cephalic Carnage
Lucid Interval

Rating: 4.03
151 votes
60
Iron Savior
Condition Red

Rating: 4.03
17 votes
61
Dream Theater
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence

Rating: 4.02
1596 votes
62
The Crown
Crowned in Terror

Rating: 4.02
153 votes
63
Codeseven
The Rescue

Rating: 4.01
35 votes
64
Sentenced
The Cold White Light

Rating: 4
188 votes
65
Necrophobic
Bloodhymns

Rating: 4
92 votes
66
Rapture
Songs For The Withering

Rating: 4
66 votes
67
Pulse Ultra
Headspace

Rating: 4
56 votes
68
In Mourning
Senseless

Rating: 4
12 votes
69
Destroyer 666
Of Wolves, Women & War

Rating: 4
12 votes
70
Blind Guardian
A Night at the Opera

Rating: 4
1350 votes
71
Decapitated
Nihility

Rating: 4
568 votes
72
Disgorge
Consume the Forsaken

Rating: 3.99
39 votes
73
Dream Evil
Dragon Slayer

Rating: 3.98
154 votes
74
Naglfar
Ex Inferis

Rating: 3.98
20 votes
75
Killswitch Engage
Alive or Just Breathing

Rating: 3.97
3520 votes
76
Pinkly Smooth
Unfortunate Snort

Rating: 3.97
116 votes
77
The Red Chord
Fused Together in Revolving Doors

Rating: 3.97
447 votes
78
Primal Fear
Black Sun

Rating: 3.97
98 votes
79
Negura Bunget
'N Crugu Bradului

Rating: 3.96
168 votes
80
Ram-Zet
Escape

Rating: 3.96
26 votes
81
Bongzilla
Gateway

Rating: 3.96
146 votes
82
Nile
In Their Darkened Shrines

Rating: 3.96
1024 votes
83
Meshuggah
Nothing

Rating: 3.95
3087 votes
84
At Vance
Only Human

Rating: 3.94
18 votes
85
Winds
Reflections of the I

Rating: 3.94
18 votes
86
Melvins
Hostile Ambient Takeover

Rating: 3.94
107 votes
87
Boris
Heavy Rocks

Rating: 3.94
486 votes
88
Vehemence
God Was Created

Rating: 3.94
43 votes
89
Rage
Unity

Rating: 3.94
50 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
378 votes
93
Beseech
Souls Highway

Rating: 3.92
12 votes
94
Diablo
Renaissance

Rating: 3.92
12 votes
95
Burnt By the Sun
Soundtrack to the Personal Revolution

Rating: 3.91
64 votes
96
Freedom Call
Eternity

Rating: 3.91
44 votes
97
Leviathan
White Devil, Black Metal

Rating: 3.91
11 votes
98
Sinch
Sinch

Rating: 3.9
52 votes
99
Chevelle
Wonder What's Next

Rating: 3.9
1366 votes
100
Tad Morose
Matters Of The Dark

Rating: 3.9
39 votes
101
Opeth
Deliverance

Rating: 3.9
4874 votes
102
Teeth of Lions Rule the Divine
Rampton

Rating: 3.9
24 votes
103
Joshua Fit For Battle
To Bring Our Own End

Rating: 3.89
198 votes
104
Skycamefalling
To Forever Embrace The Sun

Rating: 3.88
52 votes
105
Loscil
Submers

Rating: 3.88
30 votes
106
Living Sacrifice
Conceived In Fire

Rating: 3.88
279 votes
107
Blindspott
Blindspott

Rating: 3.88
32 votes
108
Madder Mortem
Deadlands

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

Rating: 3.88
12 votes
110
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Yanqui U.X.O.

Rating: 3.87
1170 votes
111
Black Label Society
1919 Eternal

Rating: 3.87
540 votes
112
Snapcase
End Transmission

Rating: 3.87
53 votes
113
Paul Gilbert
Burning Organ

Rating: 3.87
15 votes
114
Floor
Floor

Rating: 3.86
66 votes
115
Soilwork
Natural Born Chaos

Rating: 3.86
1836 votes
116
Nightwish
Century Child

Rating: 3.86
551 votes
117
Norther
Dreams of Endless War

Rating: 3.85
366 votes
118
Fleshpress
Fleshpress

Rating: 3.84
16 votes
119
Yakuza
Way of the Dead

Rating: 3.84
31 votes
120
SikTh
Let the Transmitting Begin

Rating: 3.83
54 votes
121
Holy Moses
Disorder of the Order

Rating: 3.83
18 votes
122
Eths
Samantha

Rating: 3.83
18 votes
123
Callenish Circle
Flesh Power Dominion

Rating: 3.83
12 votes
124
Arghoslent
Incorrigible Bigotry

Rating: 3.83
444 votes
125
Pleymo
Episode 2: Medicine Cake

Rating: 3.83
23 votes
126
Vomitory
Blood Rapture

Rating: 3.83
23 votes
127
Ghoul
We Came for the Dead!!!

Rating: 3.82
28 votes
128
Insomnium
In the Halls of Awaiting

Rating: 3.82
656 votes
129
Avantasia
The Metal Opera Pt. II

Rating: 3.82
127 votes
130
Mastodon
Remission

Rating: 3.82
5139 votes
131
Mithras
Forever Advancing... Legions

Rating: 3.81
32 votes
132
Anvil
Still Going Strong

Rating: 3.81
24 votes
133
Rotten Sound
Murderworks

Rating: 3.81
73 votes
134
Novembre
Dreams D'Azur

Rating: 3.8
84 votes
135
December
The Lament Configuration

Rating: 3.8
20 votes
136
Down
Down II: A Bustle In Your Hedgerow

Rating: 3.8
728 votes
137
Threshold
Critical Mass

Rating: 3.8
74 votes
138
Luca Turilli
Prophet Of The Last Eclipse

Rating: 3.8
64 votes
139
Darkspace
Minus One

Rating: 3.79
17 votes
140
Severe Torture
Misanthropic Carnage

Rating: 3.79
24 votes
141
Five Pointe O
Untitled

Rating: 3.79
66 votes
142
Woods of Ypres
Against the Seasons

Rating: 3.79
80 votes
143
Dark Moor
The Gates of Oblivion

Rating: 3.78
44 votes
144
Angra
Hunters and Prey

Rating: 3.78
64 votes
145
DIR EN GREY
Child prey

Rating: 3.78
54 votes
146
Cadacross
Corona Borealis

Rating: 3.77
11 votes
147
Apotheosis
Farthest from the Sun

Rating: 3.77
13 votes
148
Shadows Fall
The Art of Balance

Rating: 3.76
1590 votes
149
Vintersorg
Visions From The Spiral Generator

Rating: 3.76
98 votes
150
Doomsword
Resound the Horn

Rating: 3.75
30 votes
151
Trail Of Tears
A New Dimension Of Might

Rating: 3.75
24 votes
152
Riot
Through the Storm

Rating: 3.75
12 votes
153
CKY
Infiltrate Destroy Rebuild

Rating: 3.74
289 votes
154
Primordial
Storm Before Calm

Rating: 3.74
65 votes
155
Running Wild
The Brotherhood

Rating: 3.74
34 votes
156
Enthroned
Carnage In World's Beyond

Rating: 3.73
12 votes
157
Curl Up and Die
Unfortunately We're Not Robots

Rating: 3.73
50 votes
158
SuidAkrA
Emprise to Avalon

Rating: 3.72
54 votes
159
The Chasm
Conjuration of the Spectral Empire

Rating: 3.72
16 votes
160
Dimmu Borgir
Alive In Torment

Rating: 3.72
16 votes
161
Shining (SWE)
III - Angst, Självdestruktivitetens Emissarie

Rating: 3.71
147 votes
162
Star One
Space Metal

Rating: 3.71
84 votes
163
Tankard
B-Day

Rating: 3.71
21 votes
164
Sirenia
At Sixes And Sevens

Rating: 3.71
54 votes
165
Vanden Plas
Beyond Daylight

Rating: 3.71
58 votes
166
Behemoth
Zos Kia Cultus (Here and Beyond)

Rating: 3.7
806 votes
167
Falconer
Chapters From A Vale Forlorn

Rating: 3.7
41 votes
168
Lord Gore
The Autophagous Orgy

Rating: 3.69
13 votes
169
Bloodbath
Resurrection Through Carnage

Rating: 3.69
463 votes
170
Project 86
Truthless Heroes

Rating: 3.69
123 votes
171
Acid Mothers Temple
Univers Zen ou de zero a zero

Rating: 3.69
16 votes
172
Weedeater
Sixteen Tons

Rating: 3.68
38 votes
173
Haste the Day
That They May Know You

Rating: 3.68
182 votes
174
Firewind
Between Heaven And Hell

Rating: 3.68
84 votes
175
Ra
From One

Rating: 3.68
102 votes
176
Freak Kitchen
Move

Rating: 3.68
17 votes
177
Heaven Shall Burn
Whatever It May Take

Rating: 3.67
300 votes
178
Bathory
Nordland I

Rating: 3.67
354 votes
179
Vader
Revelations

Rating: 3.67
150 votes
180
Draconian
Dark Oceans We Cry

Rating: 3.67
12 votes
181
Halford
Crucible

Rating: 3.66
86 votes
182
Snot
Alive!

Rating: 3.66
19 votes
183
Alabama Thunderpussy
Staring At The Divine

Rating: 3.66
16 votes
184
Origin
Informis Infinitas Inhumanitas

Rating: 3.65
107 votes
185
Rwake
Hell Is A Door To The Sun

Rating: 3.65
40 votes
186
W.A.S.P.
Dying For the World

Rating: 3.65
74 votes
187
Filter
The Amalgamut

Rating: 3.64
179 votes
188
Evergreen Terrace
Burned Alive By Time

Rating: 3.64
88 votes
189
Cave In
Tides of Tomorrow

Rating: 3.63
89 votes
190
36 Crazyfists
Bitterness the Star

Rating: 3.63
287 votes
191
Grand Magus
Grand Magus

Rating: 3.63
32 votes
192
Cadaveria
The Shadows' Madame

Rating: 3.63
16 votes
193
Kaamos
Kaamos

Rating: 3.63
12 votes
194
It Dies Today
Forever Scorned

Rating: 3.62
73 votes
195
Rotting Christ
Genesis

Rating: 3.61
71 votes
196
Mudvayne
The End of All Things to Come

Rating: 3.61
855 votes
197
Sympathy
Invocation

Rating: 3.61
18 votes
198
Agoraphobic Nosebleed
Frozen Corpse Stuffed With Dope

Rating: 3.6
118 votes
199
Beyond The Embrace
Against The Elements

Rating: 3.6
15 votes
200
Hate
Cain’s Way

Rating: 3.59
22 votes



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