Best Metal Albums of 2002


01
Stratovarius
EagleHeart

4.58
18 votes
02
Luca Turilli
Demonheart

4.5
14 votes
03
Agalloch
The Mantle

4.37
4560 votes
04
Prototype
Trinity

4.37
45 votes
05
Daisuke Ishiwatari
Guilty Gear XX Original Soundtrack

4.36
22 votes
06
Isis
Oceanic

4.33
6369 votes
07
Windir
Likferd

4.3
280 votes
08
Pain of Salvation
Remedy Lane

4.25
500 votes
09
This Day Forward
Kairos

4.24
21 votes
10
Porcupine Tree
In Absentia

4.24
2922 votes
11
Botch
An Anthology of Dead Ends

4.22
729 votes
12
Dark Age
The Silent Republic

4.22
32 votes
13
The Killing Tree
The Romance of Helen Trent

4.21
49 votes
14
Defeated Sanity
The Parasite

4.21
14 votes
15
Empyrium
Weiland

4.21
354 votes
16
Hopesfall
The Satellite Years

4.19
578 votes
17
earthtone9
Omega

4.18
22 votes
18
Impaled
Mondo Medicale

4.18
48 votes
19
Manticora
Hyperion

4.16
19 votes
20
Buckethead
Electric Tears

4.15
278 votes
21
Reverend Bizarre
In The Rectory Of The Bizarre Reverend

4.15
246 votes
22
Shaman
Ritual

4.15
27 votes
23
Destroyer 666
Cold Steel...for an Iron Age

4.15
345 votes
24
Infest
No Man's Slave

4.13
208 votes
25
Arcturus
The Sham Mirrors

4.12
1034 votes
26
Red Harvest
Sick Transit Gloria Mundi

4.12
66 votes
27
Kalmah
They Will Return

4.11
882 votes
28
Manilla Road
Spiral Castle

4.11
108 votes
29
Spiritual Beggars
On Fire

4.11
46 votes
30
Taake
Over Bjoergvin Graater Himmerik

4.1
139 votes
31
Symphony X
The Odyssey

4.1
1346 votes
32
William Basinski
The Disintegration Loops I

4.1
148 votes
33
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Irony Is a Dead Scene

4.1
1317 votes
34
Manilla Road
Mark of the Beast

4.1
78 votes
35
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 1

4.1
21 votes
36
Immolation
Unholy Cult

4.09
362 votes
37
Ron Jarzombek
Solitarily Speaking of Theoretical Confinement

4.09
44 votes
38
Desire
Locus Horrendus - The Night Cries Of A Sullen Soul

4.09
22 votes
39
Pandemonium
Insomnia

4.09
22 votes
40
Acumen Nation
The 5ifth Column

4.08
30 votes
41
Burst
In Coveting Ways

4.08
18 votes
42
Dark Tranquillity
Damage Done

4.08
1826 votes
43
Joe Satriani
Strange Beautiful Music

4.07
111 votes
44
Axis of Advance
The List

4.07
14 votes
45
Knut
Challenger

4.07
525 votes
46
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 2

4.07
22 votes
47
The Crown
Crowned in Terror

4.06
210 votes
48
Immortal
Sons of Northern Darkness

4.06
1550 votes
49
Disgorge
Consume the Forsaken

4.05
50 votes
50
Yyrkoon
Dying Sun

4.05
42 votes
51
Rage
Unity

4.04
74 votes
52
Rhapsody of Fire
Power of the Dragonflame

4.04
438 votes
53
Keelhaul
Keelhaul II

4.03
30 votes
54
Wyrd
Huldrafolk

4.03
36 votes
55
Belenos
Spicilege

4.02
41 votes
56
Thyrfing
Vansinnesvisor

4.02
42 votes
57
Mourning Beloveth
The Sullen Sulcus

4.02
45 votes
58
Sentenced
The Cold White Light

4.02
240 votes
59
Dream Theater
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence

4.01
1862 votes
60
Rapture
Songs For The Withering

4
126 votes
61
Iron Savior
Condition Red

4
54 votes
62
Judas Iscariot
To Embrace the Corpses Bleeding

4
32 votes
63
Ildjarn
Hardangervidda

4
25 votes
64
Eths
Samantha

4
21 votes
65
Nostromo (CHE)
Ecce Lex

4
20 votes
66
In Mourning
Senseless

4
14 votes
67
Blind Guardian
A Night at the Opera

4
1659 votes
68
Nile
In Their Darkened Shrines

3.99
1294 votes
69
Codeseven
The Rescue

3.99
39 votes
70
Decapitated
Nihility

3.99
694 votes
71
Freedom Call
Eternity

3.98
61 votes
72
Cephalic Carnage
Lucid Interval

3.98
179 votes
73
Melvins
Hostile Ambient Takeover

3.98
150 votes
74
Megaherz
Herzwerk II

3.98
21 votes
75
Naglfar
Ex Inferis

3.98
21 votes
76
The Red Chord
Fused Together in Revolving Doors

3.97
516 votes
77
Killswitch Engage
Alive or Just Breathing

3.97
3962 votes
78
Bongzilla
Gateway

3.96
101 votes
79
Vex Red
Start With A Strong & Persistant Desire

3.95
33 votes
80
Harkonen
Shake Harder Boy

3.95
42 votes
81
Nocturnal Rites
Shadowland

3.95
16 votes
82
Meshuggah
Nothing

3.94
2534 votes
83
Vehemence
God Was Created

3.94
96 votes
84
Wolf
Black Wings

3.94
24 votes
85
Pulse Ultra
Headspace

3.93
148 votes
86
Green Carnation
Light of Day, Day of Darkness

3.93
153 votes
87
At Vance
Only Human

3.93
28 votes
88
With Dead Hands Rising
Behind Inquisition

3.93
14 votes
89
Diablo
Renaissance

3.93
14 votes
90
Primal Fear
Black Sun

3.93
142 votes
91
Vomitory
Blood Rapture

3.93
34 votes
92
Injected
Burn It Black

3.92
26 votes
93
Boris
Heavy Rocks

3.92
638 votes
94
Warlord
Rising Out of the Ashes

3.92
36 votes
95
Funeral
In Fields of Pestilent Grief

3.92
38 votes
96
Dir En Grey
Kisou

3.92
534 votes
97
Pinkly Smooth
Unfortunate Snort

3.92
154 votes
98
Tad Morose
Matters Of The Dark

3.91
45 votes
99
Sinch
Sinch

3.91
62 votes
100
Jerry Cantrell
Degradation Trip

3.91
128 votes
101
Burnt By the Sun
Soundtrack to the Personal Revolution

3.91
79 votes
102
Necrophobic
Bloodhymns

3.9
126 votes
103
Chevelle
Wonder What's Next

3.9
1624 votes
104
Threshold
Critical Mass

3.9
100 votes
105
December
The Lament Configuration

3.9
30 votes
106
Novembre
Dreams D'Azur

3.9
129 votes
107
Dream Evil
Dragon Slayer

3.89
180 votes
108
Opeth
Deliverance

3.89
5726 votes
109
Paysage d'Hiver/Lunar Aurora
Split

3.89
18 votes
110
Yakuza
Way of the Dead

3.89
35 votes
111
Nightwish
Century Child

3.88
667 votes
112
Arghoslent
Incorrigible Bigotry

3.88
579 votes
113
Leviathan
White Devil, Black Metal

3.88
24 votes
114
Soilwork
Natural Born Chaos

3.87
2166 votes
115
SikTh
Let the Transmitting Begin

3.87
52 votes
116
Charon
Downhearted

3.86
22 votes
117
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Yanqui U.X.O.

3.86
1457 votes
118
Blaze Bayley
Tenth Dimension

3.86
120 votes
119
Negura Bunget
'N Crugu Bradului

3.86
238 votes
120
Blindspott
Blindspott

3.86
36 votes
121
Fleshpress
Fleshpress

3.86
18 votes
122
Warmen
Beyond Abilities

3.86
14 votes
123
Joshua Fit For Battle
To Bring Our Own End

3.85
228 votes
124
Teeth of Lions Rule the Divine
Rampton

3.85
90 votes
125
Krux
Krux

3.85
20 votes
126
Living Sacrifice
Conceived In Fire

3.85
315 votes
127
Loscil
Submers

3.84
45 votes
128
Winds
Reflections of the I

3.84
44 votes
129
Avantasia
The Metal Opera Pt. II

3.83
171 votes
130
Callenish Circle
Flesh Power Dominion

3.83
42 votes
131
Destroyer 666
Of Wolves, Women & War

3.83
36 votes
132
Apotheosis
Farthest from the Sun

3.83
15 votes
133
Lost Soul
Ubermensch (Death Of God)

3.83
15 votes
134
Antaeus
De Principii Evangelikum

3.83
15 votes
135
Black Label Society
1919 Eternal

3.83
642 votes
136
Insomnium
In the Halls of Awaiting

3.83
1338 votes
137
Paul Gilbert
Burning Organ

3.83
20 votes
138
Snapcase
End Transmission

3.82
62 votes
139
Pleymo
Episode 2: Medicine Cake

3.82
25 votes
140
Ram-Zet
Escape

3.81
32 votes
141
Mastodon
Remission

3.81
6174 votes
142
Woods of Ypres
Against the Seasons

3.81
98 votes
143
Doomsword
Resound the Horn

3.81
54 votes
144
Norther
Dreams of Endless War

3.8
420 votes
145
Down
Down II: A Bustle in Your Hedgerow

3.8
868 votes
146
Forgotten Tomb
Songs to Leave

3.8
150 votes
147
Floor
Floor

3.8
90 votes
148
Madder Mortem
Deadlands

3.8
22 votes
149
Dir En Grey
Child prey

3.79
51 votes
150
SuidAkrA
Emprise to Avalon

3.79
72 votes
151
Vanden Plas
Beyond Daylight

3.79
76 votes
152
Tusk
Get Ready

3.79
14 votes
153
The Chasm
Conjuration of the Spectral Empire

3.78
64 votes
154
Rotten Sound
Murderworks

3.78
102 votes
155
CKY
Infiltrate Destroy Rebuild

3.78
325 votes
156
Shining (SWE)
III - Angst, Självdestruktivitetens Emissarie

3.78
180 votes
157
Star One
Space Metal

3.77
110 votes
158
Primordial
Storm Before Calm

3.77
95 votes
159
Sirenia
At Sixes And Sevens

3.76
62 votes
160
Angra
Hunters and Prey

3.76
80 votes
161
Hank Williams III
Lovesick, Broke & Driftin¬ī

3.76
21 votes
162
Severe Torture
Misanthropic Carnage

3.76
31 votes
163
Shadows Fall
The Art of Balance

3.75
1767 votes
164
Goat Semen
Goat Semen (demo)

3.75
16 votes
165
Dark Moor
The Gates of Oblivion

3.75
51 votes
166
Luca Turilli
Prophet Of The Last Eclipse

3.74
82 votes
167
Weedeater
Sixteen Tons

3.73
60 votes
168
Trail Of Tears
A New Dimension Of Might

3.73
30 votes
169
Vintersorg
Visions From The Spiral Generator

3.73
116 votes
170
Falconer
Chapters From A Vale Forlorn

3.73
48 votes
171
Inquisition
Invoking the Majestic Throne of Satan

3.72
138 votes
172
Curl Up and Die
Unfortunately We're Not Robots

3.72
54 votes
173
Sympathy
Invocation

3.72
18 votes
174
Cadaveria
The Shadows' Madame

3.72
18 votes
175
Dimmu Borgir
Alive In Torment

3.72
16 votes
176
Five Pointe O
Untitled

3.71
84 votes
177
MUCC
Homura Uta

3.71
19 votes
178
Project 86
Truthless Heroes

3.71
132 votes
179
Alabama Thunderpussy
Staring At The Divine

3.71
17 votes
180
Haste the Day
That They May Know You

3.7
96 votes
181
Behemoth
Zos Kia Cultus (Here and Beyond)

3.7
1010 votes
182
8 Foot Sativa
Hate Made Me

3.7
20 votes
183
Bloodbath
Resurrection Through Carnage

3.7
571 votes
184
Firewind
Between Heaven And Hell

3.7
153 votes
185
Ghoul
We Came for the Dead!!!

3.7
46 votes
186
The Duskfall
Frailty

3.69
36 votes
187
Vader
Revelations

3.69
218 votes
188
Insidious Decrepancy
Decadent Orgy of Atrocious Suffering

3.69
13 votes
189
Love Lost But Not Forgotten
Upon the Right, I Saw a New Misery

3.69
32 votes
190
Freak Kitchen
Move

3.69
24 votes
191
Acid Mothers Temple
Univers Zen ou de zero a zero

3.68
19 votes
192
Origin
Informis Infinitas Inhumanitas

3.68
236 votes
193
Ra
From One

3.68
128 votes
194
Lord Gore
The Autophagous Orgy

3.68
17 votes
195
Scarve
Luminiferous

3.68
24 votes
196
Bathory
Nordland I

3.67
470 votes
197
Darkspace
Minus One

3.67
36 votes
198
W.A.S.P.
Dying For the World

3.66
92 votes
199
Mithras
Forever Advancing... Legions

3.66
68 votes
200
Cadacross
Corona Borealis

3.65
26 votes



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