Best Metal Albums of 2002

Genre:  Year:  

01
Stratovarius
EagleHeart

Rating: 4.5
15 votes
02
This Day Forward
Kairos

Rating: 4.46
14 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
3444 votes
06
Manilla Road
Mark of the Beast

Rating: 4.32
28 votes
07
Isis
Oceanic

Rating: 4.31
5223 votes
08
Paysage d'Hiver
Winterkaelte

Rating: 4.31
139 votes
09
Empyrium
Weiland

Rating: 4.3
260 votes
10
Manilla Road
Spiral Castle

Rating: 4.29
34 votes
11
Windir
Likferd

Rating: 4.27
192 votes
12
Masterplan
Enlighten Me

Rating: 4.25
12 votes
13
Pain of Salvation
Remedy Lane

Rating: 4.24
393 votes
14
Porcupine Tree
In Absentia

Rating: 4.23
2443 votes
15
Hopesfall
No Wings To Speak Of

Rating: 4.22
281 votes
16
Botch
An Anthology of Dead Ends

Rating: 4.21
602 votes
17
Virgin Black
Sombre Romantic

Rating: 4.2
42 votes
18
Impaled
Mondo Medicale

Rating: 4.2
23 votes
19
Hopesfall
The Satellite Years

Rating: 4.19
474 votes
20
earthtone9
Omega

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

Rating: 4.18
14 votes
22
Manticora
Hyperion

Rating: 4.17
12 votes
23
Burst
In Coveting Ways

Rating: 4.17
12 votes
24
Knut
Challenger

Rating: 4.16
220 votes
25
Arcturus
The Sham Mirrors

Rating: 4.16
812 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
79 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
Shaman
Ritual

Rating: 4.08
12 votes
41
Symphony X
The Odyssey

Rating: 4.08
1114 votes
42
Taake
Over Bjoergvin Graater Himmerik

Rating: 4.07
90 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
254 votes
46
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Irony Is a Dead Scene

Rating: 4.07
2194 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
1456 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
Iron Savior
Condition Red

Rating: 4.03
16 votes
56
Immortal
Sons of Northern Darkness

Rating: 4.03
1224 votes
57
Rhapsody of Fire
Power of the Dragonflame

Rating: 4.03
510 votes
58
Codeseven
The Rescue

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

Rating: 4.01
1547 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
Destroyer 666
Of Wolves, Women & War

Rating: 4
12 votes
66
In Mourning
Senseless

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

Rating: 4
888 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
80 votes
73
Rapture
Songs For The Withering

Rating: 3.97
64 votes
74
Dream Evil
Dragon Slayer

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

Rating: 3.97
443 votes
76
Bongzilla
Gateway

Rating: 3.96
138 votes
77
Killswitch Engage
Alive or Just Breathing

Rating: 3.96
3472 votes
78
Nile
In Their Darkened Shrines

Rating: 3.95
1002 votes
79
Freedom Call
Eternity

Rating: 3.95
41 votes
80
Vehemence
God Was Created

Rating: 3.95
41 votes
81
Pinkly Smooth
Unfortunate Snort

Rating: 3.95
114 votes
82
Melvins
Hostile Ambient Takeover

Rating: 3.95
103 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
Rage
Unity

Rating: 3.94
50 votes
87
Meshuggah
Nothing

Rating: 3.94
3051 votes
88
Boris
Heavy Rocks

Rating: 3.94
464 votes
89
Green Carnation
Light of Day, Day of Darkness

Rating: 3.93
252 votes
90
Warlord
Rising Out of the Ashes

Rating: 3.93
14 votes
91
DIR EN GREY
Kisou

Rating: 3.92
363 votes
92
Darkspace
Minus One

Rating: 3.92
12 votes
93
Beseech
Souls Highway

Rating: 3.92
12 votes
94
Diablo
Renaissance

Rating: 3.92
12 votes
95
Loscil
Submers

Rating: 3.91
29 votes
96
Chevelle
Wonder What's Next

Rating: 3.91
1351 votes
97
Sinch
Sinch

Rating: 3.9
52 votes
98
Opeth
Deliverance

Rating: 3.9
4732 votes
99
Burnt By the Sun
Soundtrack to the Personal Revolution

Rating: 3.89
60 votes
100
Teeth of Lions Rule the Divine
Rampton

Rating: 3.89
23 votes
101
Snapcase
End Transmission

Rating: 3.89
54 votes
102
Joshua Fit For Battle
To Bring Our Own End

Rating: 3.89
192 votes
103
Floor
Floor

Rating: 3.88
66 votes
104
Living Sacrifice
Conceived In Fire

Rating: 3.88
279 votes
105
Blindspott
Blindspott

Rating: 3.88
32 votes
106
Ram-Zet
Escape

Rating: 3.88
24 votes
107
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Yanqui U.X.O.

Rating: 3.87
1148 votes
108
Black Label Society
1919 Eternal

Rating: 3.87
354 votes
109
Norther
Dreams of Endless War

Rating: 3.87
351 votes
110
Paul Gilbert
Burning Organ

Rating: 3.87
15 votes
111
Ghoul
We Came for the Dead

Rating: 3.86
22 votes
112
Soilwork
Natural Born Chaos

Rating: 3.86
1809 votes
113
Nightwish
Century Child

Rating: 3.86
538 votes
114
Skycamefalling
To Forever Embrace The Sun

Rating: 3.86
56 votes
115
Fleshpress
Fleshpress

Rating: 3.84
16 votes
116
SikTh
Let the Transmitting Begin

Rating: 3.83
54 votes
117
Holy Moses
Disorder of the Order

Rating: 3.83
18 votes
118
Eths
Samantha

Rating: 3.83
18 votes
119
Madder Mortem
Deadlands

Rating: 3.83
15 votes
120
Callenish Circle
Flesh Power Dominion

Rating: 3.83
12 votes
121
Arghoslent
Incorrigible Bigotry

Rating: 3.83
435 votes
122
Yakuza
Way of the Dead

Rating: 3.83
29 votes
123
Pleymo
Episode 2: Medicine Cake

Rating: 3.83
23 votes
124
Vomitory
Blood Rapture

Rating: 3.83
23 votes
125
Insomnium
In the Halls of Awaiting

Rating: 3.82
644 votes
126
Mastodon
Remission

Rating: 3.82
5058 votes
127
Avantasia
The Metal Opera Pt. II

Rating: 3.82
125 votes
128
Mithras
Forever Advancing... Legions

Rating: 3.81
32 votes
129
Woods of Ypres
Against the Seasons

Rating: 3.8
80 votes
130
December
The Lament Configuration

Rating: 3.8
20 votes
131
Down
Down II: A Bustle In Your Hedgerow

Rating: 3.8
714 votes
132
Rotten Sound
Murderworks

Rating: 3.79
68 votes
133
Anvil
Still Going Strong

Rating: 3.79
21 votes
134
Five Pointe O
Untitled

Rating: 3.78
64 votes
135
Angra
Hunters and Prey

Rating: 3.78
64 votes
136
Dark Moor
The Gates of Oblivion

Rating: 3.78
43 votes
137
DIR EN GREY
Child prey

Rating: 3.78
54 votes
138
Luca Turilli
Prophet Of The Last Eclipse

Rating: 3.78
58 votes
139
Cadacross
Corona Borealis

Rating: 3.77
11 votes
140
Vintersorg
Visions From The Spiral Generator

Rating: 3.77
96 votes
141
Severe Torture
Misanthropic Carnage

Rating: 3.77
24 votes
142
Apotheosis
Farthest from the Sun

Rating: 3.77
13 votes
143
Threshold
Critical Mass

Rating: 3.76
72 votes
144
Shadows Fall
The Art of Balance

Rating: 3.76
1575 votes
145
Novembre
Dreams D'Azur

Rating: 3.76
81 votes
146
Doomsword
Resound the Horn

Rating: 3.75
30 votes
147
Riot
Through the Storm

Rating: 3.75
18 votes
148
Primordial
Storm Before Calm

Rating: 3.74
64 votes
149
Enthroned
Carnage In World's Beyond

Rating: 3.73
12 votes
150
CKY
Infiltrate Destroy Rebuild

Rating: 3.73
286 votes
151
Vanden Plas
Beyond Daylight

Rating: 3.73
56 votes
152
Trail Of Tears
A New Dimension Of Might

Rating: 3.73
22 votes
153
Curl Up and Die
Unfortunately We're Not Robots

Rating: 3.72
50 votes
154
Running Wild
The Brotherhood

Rating: 3.72
32 votes
155
Dimmu Borgir
Alive In Torment

Rating: 3.72
16 votes
156
Sirenia
At Sixes And Sevens

Rating: 3.72
52 votes
157
Firewind
Between Heaven And Hell

Rating: 3.72
88 votes
158
Shining (SWE)
III - Angst, Självdestruktivitetens Emissarie

Rating: 3.71
98 votes
159
Tankard
B-Day

Rating: 3.71
21 votes
160
Star One
Space Metal

Rating: 3.71
80 votes
161
SuidAkrA
Emprise to Avalon

Rating: 3.71
52 votes
162
Behemoth
Zos Kia Cultus (Here and Beyond)

Rating: 3.7
796 votes
163
The Chasm
Conjuration of the Spectral Empire

Rating: 3.7
15 votes
164
Falconer
Chapters From A Vale Forlorn

Rating: 3.7
41 votes
165
Bloodbath
Resurrection Through Carnage

Rating: 3.69
453 votes
166
Lord Gore
The Autophagous Orgy

Rating: 3.69
13 votes
167
Acid Mothers Temple
Univers Zen ou de zero a zero

Rating: 3.69
16 votes
168
Project 86
Truthless Heroes

Rating: 3.68
121 votes
169
Haste the Day
That They May Know You

Rating: 3.68
91 votes
170
Ra
From One

Rating: 3.68
102 votes
171
Weedeater
Sixteen Tons

Rating: 3.68
34 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
Heaven Shall Burn
Whatever It May Take

Rating: 3.67
294 votes
176
Origin
Informis Infinitas Inhumanitas

Rating: 3.67
106 votes
177
Bathory
Nordland I

Rating: 3.66
348 votes
178
Halford
Crucible

Rating: 3.66
86 votes
179
Snot
Alive!

Rating: 3.66
19 votes
180
Rwake
Hell Is A Door To The Sun

Rating: 3.65
40 votes
181
Evergreen Terrace
Burned Alive By Time

Rating: 3.65
89 votes
182
Filter
The Amalgamut

Rating: 3.64
178 votes
183
Cave In
Tides of Tomorrow

Rating: 3.64
88 votes
184
36 Crazyfists
Bitterness the Star

Rating: 3.63
282 votes
185
Alabama Thunderpussy
Staring At The Divine

Rating: 3.63
15 votes
186
It Dies Today
Forever Scorned

Rating: 3.63
74 votes
187
Cadaveria
The Shadows' Madame

Rating: 3.63
16 votes
188
Kaamos
Kaamos

Rating: 3.63
12 votes
189
Rotting Christ
Genesis

Rating: 3.61
71 votes
190
W.A.S.P.
Dying For the World

Rating: 3.61
72 votes
191
Sympathy
Invocation

Rating: 3.61
18 votes
192
Mudvayne
The End of All Things to Come

Rating: 3.61
851 votes
193
Beyond The Embrace
Against The Elements

Rating: 3.6
15 votes
194
Poison the Well
Tear From the Red

Rating: 3.6
404 votes
195
Hate
Cain’s Way

Rating: 3.59
22 votes
196
Thunderstone
Thunderstone

Rating: 3.59
17 votes
197
Superheist
Identical Remote Controlled Reactions

Rating: 3.58
12 votes
198
Sum 41
Motivation EP

Rating: 3.58
43 votes
199
Lacuna Coil
Comalies

Rating: 3.58
435 votes
200
Lordi
Get Heavy

Rating: 3.57
54 votes



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