Best Metal Albums of 2003

Genre:  Year:  

01
Steve Roach
Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces

Rating: 4.44
17 votes
02
Human Fortress
Defenders of the Crown

Rating: 4.42
12 votes
03
Yearning
Evershade

Rating: 4.4
15 votes
04
Tad Morose
Modus Vivendi

Rating: 4.3
60 votes
05
Moonsorrow
Kivenkantaja

Rating: 4.29
229 votes
06
Boris
Boris At Last -Feedbacker-

Rating: 4.29
764 votes
07
Lacrimosa
Echoes

Rating: 4.26
21 votes
08
Slough Feg
Traveller

Rating: 4.26
146 votes
09
William Basinski
The Disintegration Loops IV

Rating: 4.24
52 votes
10
Nuclear Rabbit
Mutopia

Rating: 4.23
11 votes
11
Reverend Bizarre
Harbinger of Metal

Rating: 4.23
40 votes
12
Kamelot
Epica

Rating: 4.21
1374 votes
13
Lost Horizon
A Flame To The Ground Beneath

Rating: 4.2
284 votes
14
Machine Men
Scars and Wounds

Rating: 4.2
15 votes
15
Galneryus
The Flag Of Punishment

Rating: 4.2
56 votes
16
William Basinski
The Disintegration Loops III

Rating: 4.19
49 votes
17
Sleep
Dopesmoker

Rating: 4.19
522 votes
18
Beecher
Breaking the Fourth Wall

Rating: 4.17
27 votes
19
Opeth
Damnation

Rating: 4.17
5958 votes
20
Pantheist
O Solitude

Rating: 4.14
14 votes
21
Edge of Sanity
Crimson II

Rating: 4.14
1296 votes
22
Solace
13

Rating: 4.14
18 votes
23
Vital Remains
Dechristianize

Rating: 4.14
272 votes
24
Axenstar
Far from heaven

Rating: 4.14
11 votes
25
Gorerotted
Only Tools and Corpses

Rating: 4.12
38 votes
26
Palehorse
Gee that ain't swell

Rating: 4.11
28 votes
27
Psycroptic
The Scepter of the Ancients

Rating: 4.1
528 votes
28
The Devin Townsend Band
Accelerated Evolution

Rating: 4.1
435 votes
29
Jakob
Cale:Drew

Rating: 4.09
79 votes
30
Rage
Soundchaser

Rating: 4.09
76 votes
31
John Arch
A Twist Of Fate [EP]

Rating: 4.09
14 votes
32
The Angelic Process
Coma Waering

Rating: 4.09
164 votes
33
William Basinski
The Disintegration Loops II

Rating: 4.08
72 votes
34
the GazettE
Cockayne Soup

Rating: 4.08
12 votes
35
Norther
Mirror of Madness

Rating: 4.08
576 votes
36
Manes
Vilosophe

Rating: 4.08
38 votes
37
Mystic Prophecy
Regressus

Rating: 4.08
26 votes
38
Gnarkill
Gnarkill

Rating: 4.08
20 votes
39
Virus (NO)
Carheart

Rating: 4.08
20 votes
40
Poison the Well
You Come Before You

Rating: 4.07
655 votes
41
Swallow the Sun
The Morning Never Came

Rating: 4.07
546 votes
42
Unjust
Glow

Rating: 4.07
28 votes
43
Ephel Duath
The Painter's Palette

Rating: 4.07
120 votes
44
SikTh
The Trees Are Dead and Dried Out

Rating: 4.07
1232 votes
45
Dark Lunacy
Forget Me Not

Rating: 4.07
22 votes
46
Hammers Of Misfortune
The August Engine

Rating: 4.07
46 votes
47
Kalmah
Swampsong

Rating: 4.06
728 votes
48
Killing Joke
Killing Joke (2003)

Rating: 4.06
128 votes
49
Kekal
1000 Thoughts of Violence

Rating: 4.06
52 votes
50
Shai Hulud
That Within Blood Ill-Tempered

Rating: 4.06
354 votes
51
Unexpect
_We, Invaders

Rating: 4.05
168 votes
52
At Vance
The Evil In You

Rating: 4.04
24 votes
53
Aaskereia
Mit Raben Und Wolfen

Rating: 4.04
12 votes
54
In Extremo
7

Rating: 4.04
13 votes
55
Hate
Awakening the Liar

Rating: 4.03
60 votes
56
A Perfect Circle
Thirteenth Step

Rating: 4.03
2287 votes
57
Boris
Akuma No Uta

Rating: 4.02
594 votes
58
DIR EN GREY
Vulgar

Rating: 4.02
651 votes
59
Ben Frost
Steel Wound

Rating: 4.02
19 votes
60
Masterplan
Masterplan

Rating: 4.01
148 votes
61
Enslaved
Below the Lights

Rating: 4
676 votes
62
Exhumed
Anatomy Is Destiny

Rating: 4
110 votes
63
YOB
Catharsis

Rating: 4
38 votes
64
Gorgasm
Masticate to Dominate

Rating: 4
35 votes
65
Stratovarius
I Walk To My Own Song

Rating: 4
12 votes
66
Pavor
Furioso

Rating: 4
12 votes
67
Cursed
I

Rating: 3.99
199 votes
68
Tim Hecker
Radio Amor

Rating: 3.99
79 votes
69
Every Time I Die
Hot Damn!

Rating: 3.99
1810 votes
70
Cult of Luna
The Beyond

Rating: 3.98
634 votes
71
Intestine Baalism
Banquet in the Darkness

Rating: 3.97
202 votes
72
The Bled
Pass the Flask

Rating: 3.97
349 votes
73
Weeping Birth
A Painting of Raven and Rape

Rating: 3.96
14 votes
74
Drudkh
Forgotten Legends

Rating: 3.95
202 votes
75
Evergrey
Recreation Day

Rating: 3.95
228 votes
76
Godflesh
Messiah

Rating: 3.95
72 votes
77
Memento
Beginnings

Rating: 3.95
56 votes
78
Falkenbach
Ok Nefna Tysvar Ty

Rating: 3.94
176 votes
79
The Old Dead Tree
The Nameless Disease

Rating: 3.94
26 votes
80
Transcending Bizarre?
The Four Scissors

Rating: 3.94
34 votes
81
William Basinski
Melancholia

Rating: 3.94
41 votes
82
Aborted
Goremageddon

Rating: 3.94
240 votes
83
Ajattara
Kuolema

Rating: 3.94
16 votes
84
Katatonia
Viva Emptiness

Rating: 3.94
1396 votes
85
Marty Friedman
Music for Speeding

Rating: 3.94
62 votes
86
Sonata Arctica
Winterheart's Guild

Rating: 3.93
284 votes
87
Dog Fashion Disco
Committed to a Bright Future

Rating: 3.93
78 votes
88
DIR EN GREY
Drain Away

Rating: 3.93
42 votes
89
Forest Stream
Tears of Mortal Solitude

Rating: 3.92
38 votes
90
Amon Amarth
Versus the World

Rating: 3.92
1206 votes
91
Nadja
Skin Turns To Glass

Rating: 3.92
50 votes
92
Theocracy
Theocracy

Rating: 3.92
62 votes
93
Unearthly Trance
Season of Seance, Science of Silence

Rating: 3.92
12 votes
94
The Ocean
Fogdiver

Rating: 3.92
300 votes
95
Apocalyptica
Reflections Revised

Rating: 3.91
41 votes
96
Skyfire
Mind Revolution

Rating: 3.91
184 votes
97
Anathema
A Natural Disaster

Rating: 3.91
525 votes
98
!T.O.O.H.!
Pod Vladou Bice

Rating: 3.91
16 votes
99
The Black Mages
The Black Mages

Rating: 3.9
73 votes
100
Between the Buried and Me
The Silent Circus

Rating: 3.9
5916 votes
101
Unmoored
Indefinite Soul-extension

Rating: 3.9
30 votes
102
Vinterriket
Winterschatten

Rating: 3.9
15 votes
103
DIR EN GREY
Kasumi

Rating: 3.88
51 votes
104
This Day Forward
In Response

Rating: 3.88
17 votes
105
Grave Digger
Rheingold

Rating: 3.88
58 votes
106
Doomsword
Let Battle Commence

Rating: 3.88
48 votes
107
Kronos
Colossal Titan Strife

Rating: 3.87
108 votes
108
Charon
The Dying Daylights

Rating: 3.87
19 votes
109
Mago de Oz
Gaia

Rating: 3.87
41 votes
110
Dream Theater
Train of Thought

Rating: 3.86
1855 votes
111
Solefald
In Harmonia Universali

Rating: 3.86
104 votes
112
While Heaven Wept
Of Empires Forlorn

Rating: 3.86
36 votes
113
Black Label Society
The Blessed Hellride

Rating: 3.86
684 votes
114
Pelican
Australasia

Rating: 3.85
530 votes
115
Moonspell
The Antidote

Rating: 3.85
103 votes
116
Wyrd
Vargtimmen pt.I

Rating: 3.85
13 votes
117
Callenish Circle
My Passion Your Pain

Rating: 3.85
13 votes
118
MUCC
Zekū

Rating: 3.84
22 votes
119
Extol
Synergy

Rating: 3.84
261 votes
120
Melechesh
Sphynx

Rating: 3.84
154 votes
121
Putrid Pile
Collection Of Butchery

Rating: 3.83
33 votes
122
Temnozor
Horizons...

Rating: 3.83
15 votes
123
SIG:AR:TYR
The Stranger

Rating: 3.83
12 votes
124
October Falls
Tuoni

Rating: 3.83
40 votes
125
Ghoul
Maniaxe

Rating: 3.82
44 votes
126
Before The Dawn
My Darkness

Rating: 3.82
33 votes
127
Lamb of God
As the Palaces Burn

Rating: 3.82
3885 votes
128
The Number Twelve Looks Like You
Put On Your Rosy Red Glasses

Rating: 3.81
876 votes
129
Voyager
Element V

Rating: 3.81
24 votes
130
Burst
Prey on Life

Rating: 3.81
303 votes
131
Skepticism
Farmakon

Rating: 3.81
58 votes
132
Panzerchrist
Room Service

Rating: 3.81
26 votes
133
Children of Bodom
Hate Crew Deathroll

Rating: 3.81
4212 votes
134
Buried at Sea
Migration

Rating: 3.81
54 votes
135
SuidAkrA
Signs of the Fallen

Rating: 3.81
36 votes
136
Deadwater Drowning
Deadwater Drowning EP

Rating: 3.81
18 votes
137
Septicflesh
Sumerian Daemons

Rating: 3.8
128 votes
138
Through the Eyes of the Dead
The Scars of Ages

Rating: 3.8
120 votes
139
Hate Forest
Battlefields

Rating: 3.8
28 votes
140
Nothingface
Skeletons

Rating: 3.8
214 votes
141
Tyr
Eric The Red

Rating: 3.8
170 votes
142
Nightmare
Ultimate Circus

Rating: 3.8
20 votes
143
Hate Forest
Purity

Rating: 3.8
47 votes
144
Frightmare
Midnight Murder Mania

Rating: 3.79
34 votes
145
Einherjer
Blot

Rating: 3.79
58 votes
146
Natural Snow Buildings
Ghost Folks

Rating: 3.79
12 votes
147
Monolithe
Monolithe I

Rating: 3.79
14 votes
148
Sonata Arctica
Takatalvi

Rating: 3.78
16 votes
149
Akercocke
Choronzon

Rating: 3.78
208 votes
150
Sargeist
Satanic Black Devotion

Rating: 3.78
27 votes
151
Hanzel Und Gretyl
Über Alles

Rating: 3.78
18 votes
152
Xasthur
Suicide in Dark Serenity

Rating: 3.77
11 votes
153
The Crown
Possessed 13

Rating: 3.77
56 votes
154
Portal
Seepia

Rating: 3.77
172 votes
155
Green Carnation
A Blessing In Disguise

Rating: 3.77
90 votes
156
Deeds of Flesh
Reduced to Ashes

Rating: 3.76
57 votes
157
Spawn of Possession
Cabinet

Rating: 3.76
191 votes
158
Nunslaughter
Goat

Rating: 3.75
40 votes
159
Sum 41
Does This Look Infected Too?

Rating: 3.75
12 votes
160
16
Zoloft Smile

Rating: 3.75
12 votes
161
Catamenia
Chaos Born

Rating: 3.74
32 votes
162
Darkspace
Dark Space I

Rating: 3.74
113 votes
163
Azarath
Infernal Blasting

Rating: 3.73
26 votes
164
Severed Savior
Brutality is Law

Rating: 3.73
26 votes
165
Khanate
Things Viral

Rating: 3.73
132 votes
166
Blood Red Throne
Affiliated With the Suffering

Rating: 3.73
22 votes
167
Armagedda
Only True Believers

Rating: 3.73
11 votes
168
The Black Dahlia Murder
Unhallowed

Rating: 3.73
1752 votes
169
Avenged Sevenfold
Waking the Fallen

Rating: 3.73
4956 votes
170
Nodes of Ranvier
Nodes of Ranvier

Rating: 3.72
58 votes
171
Disfear
Misanthropic Generation

Rating: 3.72
38 votes
172
fordirelifesake
Breathing in Is Only Half the Function

Rating: 3.72
18 votes
173
HORSE the band
R. Borlax

Rating: 3.72
391 votes
174
Chimaira
The Impossibility Of Reason

Rating: 3.72
1386 votes
175
The Axis of Perdition
The Ichneumon Method

Rating: 3.71
14 votes
176
Darkest Hour
Hidden Hands Of A Sadist Nation

Rating: 3.71
608 votes
177
Fear Before
Odd How People Shake

Rating: 3.71
392 votes
178
Mushroomhead
XIII

Rating: 3.71
702 votes
179
Element Eighty
Element Eighty

Rating: 3.7
76 votes
180
Ulver
A Quick Fix of Melancholy

Rating: 3.7
111 votes
181
Leviathan
The Tenth Sub Level of Suicide

Rating: 3.7
126 votes
182
Porcupine Tree
Futile

Rating: 3.7
117 votes
183
Burnt By the Sun
The Perfect is the Enemy of the Good

Rating: 3.69
59 votes
184
Fairyland
Of Wars In Osyrhia

Rating: 3.69
13 votes
185
Nevermore
Enemies Of Reality

Rating: 3.69
981 votes
186
Apocalyptica
Reflections

Rating: 3.69
94 votes
187
Xasthur
The Funeral of Being

Rating: 3.69
50 votes
188
Twiztid
The Green Book

Rating: 3.69
66 votes
189
Municipal Waste
Waste 'Em All

Rating: 3.69
108 votes
190
Gojira
The Link

Rating: 3.68
924 votes
191
Naglfar
Sheol

Rating: 3.68
101 votes
192
Machine Head
Through the Ashes of Empires

Rating: 3.68
2232 votes
193
Katharsis
Kruzifixxion

Rating: 3.68
11 votes
194
Prostitute Disfigurement
Deeds of Derangement

Rating: 3.68
11 votes
195
Prayer for Cleansing
Rain In Endless Fall

Rating: 3.68
53 votes
196
Blood Has Been Shed
Spirals

Rating: 3.68
53 votes
197
Decrepit Birth
...And Time Begins

Rating: 3.68
115 votes
198
Into the Moat
Means By Which The End Is Justified

Rating: 3.68
17 votes
199
A Life Once Lost
A Great Artist

Rating: 3.68
88 votes
200
Deftones
Deftones

Rating: 3.67
4296 votes



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