Best Metal Albums of 2003

Genre:  Year:  

01
Yearning
Evershade

Rating: 4.5
15 votes
02
Steve Roach
Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces

Rating: 4.47
15 votes
03
Human Fortress
Defenders of the Crown

Rating: 4.38
12 votes
04
Tad Morose
Modus Vivendi

Rating: 4.3
60 votes
05
William Basinski
The Disintegration Loops IV

Rating: 4.3
50 votes
06
Moonsorrow
Kivenkantaja

Rating: 4.3
221 votes
07
Boris
Boris At Last - Feedbacker

Rating: 4.3
730 votes
08
Lacrimosa
Echoes

Rating: 4.28
20 votes
09
Slough Feg
Traveller

Rating: 4.26
144 votes
10
Reverend Bizarre
Harbinger of Metal

Rating: 4.25
18 votes
11
Galneryus
The Flag Of Punishment

Rating: 4.24
27 votes
12
Nuclear Rabbit
Mutopia

Rating: 4.23
11 votes
13
Lost Horizon
A Flame To The Ground Beneath

Rating: 4.22
272 votes
14
Kamelot
Epica

Rating: 4.2
1329 votes
15
Machine Men
Scars and Wounds

Rating: 4.2
15 votes
16
Sleep
Dopesmoker

Rating: 4.2
468 votes
17
Solace
13

Rating: 4.18
17 votes
18
William Basinski
The Disintegration Loops III

Rating: 4.17
50 votes
19
Opeth
Damnation

Rating: 4.16
5742 votes
20
Rage
Soundchaser

Rating: 4.16
68 votes
21
Opeth
Still Day Beneath The Sun

Rating: 4.15
142 votes
22
Pantheist
O Solitude

Rating: 4.14
14 votes
23
The Angelic Process
Coma Waering

Rating: 4.14
156 votes
24
Edge of Sanity
Crimson II

Rating: 4.14
1227 votes
25
Vital Remains
Dechristianize

Rating: 4.14
266 votes
26
Palehorse
Gee that ain't swell

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

Rating: 4.11
524 votes
28
The Devin Townsend Band
Accelerated Evolution

Rating: 4.1
422 votes
29
Gorerotted
Only Tools and Corpses

Rating: 4.1
36 votes
30
Beecher
Breaking The Fourth Wall

Rating: 4.1
21 votes
31
William Basinski
The Disintegration Loops II

Rating: 4.09
72 votes
32
Mystic Prophecy
Regressus

Rating: 4.08
24 votes
33
Ephel Duath
The Painter's Palette

Rating: 4.08
116 votes
34
Jakob
Cale:Drew

Rating: 4.08
75 votes
35
Manes
Vilosophe

Rating: 4.08
38 votes
36
Gnarkill
Gnarkill

Rating: 4.08
19 votes
37
Unexpect
_We, Invaders

Rating: 4.08
168 votes
38
Virus (NO)
Carheart

Rating: 4.08
20 votes
39
Norther
Mirror of Madness

Rating: 4.07
567 votes
40
SikTh
The Trees Are Dead and Dried Out

Rating: 4.07
1192 votes
41
Kalmah
Swampsong

Rating: 4.07
718 votes
42
Swallow The Sun
The Morning Never Came

Rating: 4.07
518 votes
43
Poison the Well
You Come Before You

Rating: 4.07
648 votes
44
Hammers Of Misfortune
The August Engine

Rating: 4.07
46 votes
45
Kekal
1000 Thoughts of Violence

Rating: 4.06
26 votes
46
Hate
Awakening the Liar

Rating: 4.06
27 votes
47
John Arch
A Twist Of Fate [EP]

Rating: 4.05
13 votes
48
Killing Joke
Killing Joke (2003)

Rating: 4.05
124 votes
49
Shai Hulud
That Within Blood Ill-Tempered

Rating: 4.05
348 votes
50
At Vance
The Evil In You

Rating: 4.04
24 votes
51
Aaskereia
Mit Raben Und Wolfen

Rating: 4.04
12 votes
52
In Extremo
7

Rating: 4.04
13 votes
53
Exhumed
Anatomy Is Destiny

Rating: 4.03
110 votes
54
A Perfect Circle
Thirteenth Step

Rating: 4.03
2236 votes
55
Dark Lunacy
Forget Me Not

Rating: 4.02
21 votes
56
Masterplan
Masterplan

Rating: 4.02
138 votes
57
Enslaved
Below the Lights

Rating: 4.02
654 votes
58
Boris
Akuma no uta

Rating: 4.01
576 votes
59
DIR EN GREY
Vulgar

Rating: 4.01
642 votes
60
Memento
Beginnings

Rating: 4
58 votes
61
William Basinski
Melancholia

Rating: 4
40 votes
62
YOB
Catharsis

Rating: 4
36 votes
63
Gorgasm
Masticate to Dominate

Rating: 4
34 votes
64
Weeping Birth
A Painting of Raven and Rape

Rating: 4
13 votes
65
Pavor
Furioso

Rating: 4
12 votes
66
Stratovarius
I Walk To My Own Song

Rating: 4
12 votes
67
Cursed
I

Rating: 3.99
198 votes
68
Every Time I Die
Hot Damn!

Rating: 3.98
844 votes
69
The Bled
Pass the Flask

Rating: 3.98
351 votes
70
Cult of Luna
The Beyond

Rating: 3.97
598 votes
71
Intestine Baalism
Banquet in the Darkness

Rating: 3.96
196 votes
72
Dog Fashion Disco
Committed to a Bright Future

Rating: 3.96
73 votes
73
Evergrey
Recreation Day

Rating: 3.96
224 votes
74
Sonata Arctica
Winterheart's Guild

Rating: 3.95
276 votes
75
Grave Digger
Rheingold

Rating: 3.95
56 votes
76
Katatonia
Viva Emptiness

Rating: 3.94
1336 votes
77
Drudkh
Forgotten Legends

Rating: 3.94
189 votes
78
The Old Dead Tree
The Nameless Disease

Rating: 3.94
25 votes
79
Tim Hecker
Radio Amor

Rating: 3.94
74 votes
80
Ajattara
Kuolema

Rating: 3.94
16 votes
81
Godflesh
Messiah

Rating: 3.93
68 votes
82
Marty Friedman
Music for Speeding

Rating: 3.93
29 votes
83
Falkenbach
Ok Nefna Tysvar Ty

Rating: 3.93
86 votes
84
DIR EN GREY
Drain Away

Rating: 3.93
42 votes
85
Aborted
Goremageddon

Rating: 3.93
454 votes
86
Amon Amarth
Versus the World

Rating: 3.92
1184 votes
87
Unearthly Trance
Season of Seance, Science of Silence

Rating: 3.92
12 votes
88
The Ocean
Fogdiver

Rating: 3.91
279 votes
89
Anathema
A Natural Disaster

Rating: 3.91
495 votes
90
Apocalyptica
Reflections Revised

Rating: 3.91
39 votes
91
The Black Mages
The Black Mages

Rating: 3.91
72 votes
92
!T.O.O.H.!
Pod Vladou Bice

Rating: 3.91
16 votes
93
Between the Buried and Me
The Silent Circus

Rating: 3.9
5847 votes
94
Transcending Bizarre?
The Four Scissors

Rating: 3.9
30 votes
95
Doomsword
Let Battle Commence

Rating: 3.9
30 votes
96
Deadwater Drowning
Deadwater Drowning EP

Rating: 3.9
15 votes
97
Vinterriket
Winterschatten

Rating: 3.9
15 votes
98
Skyfire
Mind Revolution

Rating: 3.9
184 votes
99
Charon
The Dying Daylights

Rating: 3.89
19 votes
100
Kronos
Colossal Titan Strife

Rating: 3.89
54 votes
101
Forest Stream
Tears of Mortal Solitude

Rating: 3.89
36 votes
102
DIR EN GREY
Kasumi

Rating: 3.88
51 votes
103
This Day Forward
In Response

Rating: 3.88
17 votes
104
Theocracy
Theocracy

Rating: 3.88
56 votes
105
Nadja
Skin Turns To Glass

Rating: 3.88
40 votes
106
Unmoored
Indefinite Soul-extension

Rating: 3.88
28 votes
107
Dream Theater
Train of Thought

Rating: 3.87
1779 votes
108
Black Label Society
The Blessed Hellride

Rating: 3.86
446 votes
109
Solefald
In Harmonia Universali

Rating: 3.86
104 votes
110
Mogwai
Happy Songs for Happy People

Rating: 3.86
560 votes
111
While Heaven Wept
Of Empires Forlorn

Rating: 3.85
34 votes
112
Extol
Synergy

Rating: 3.85
252 votes
113
Pelican
Australasia

Rating: 3.85
520 votes
114
Moonspell
The Antidote

Rating: 3.85
98 votes
115
Sargeist
Satanic Black Devotion

Rating: 3.85
26 votes
116
Wyrd
Vargtimmen pt.I

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

Rating: 3.85
13 votes
118
Ghoul
Maniaxe

Rating: 3.83
42 votes
119
Panzerchrist
Room Service

Rating: 3.83
24 votes
120
SIG:AR:TYR
The Stranger

Rating: 3.83
12 votes
121
Mago de Oz
Gaia

Rating: 3.83
38 votes
122
October Falls
Tuoni

Rating: 3.83
40 votes
123
Hate Forest
Battlefields

Rating: 3.82
28 votes
124
Melechesh
Sphynx

Rating: 3.82
146 votes
125
Frightmare
Midnight Murder Mania

Rating: 3.81
32 votes
126
The Number Twelve Looks Like You
Put On Your Rosy Red Glasses

Rating: 3.81
436 votes
127
Lamb of God
As the Palaces Burn

Rating: 3.81
3810 votes
128
Einherjer
Blot

Rating: 3.81
58 votes
129
Skepticism
Farmakon

Rating: 3.8
60 votes
130
Nightmare
Ultimate Circus

Rating: 3.8
20 votes
131
Sun of Nothing
...And Voices, Words, Faces, Complete the Dream

Rating: 3.8
15 votes
132
Nothingface
Skeletons

Rating: 3.8
216 votes
133
Burst
Prey on Life

Rating: 3.8
198 votes
134
Children of Bodom
Hate Crew Deathroll

Rating: 3.8
4140 votes
135
Deeds of Flesh
Reduced To Ashes

Rating: 3.79
56 votes
136
Buried at Sea
Migration

Rating: 3.79
51 votes
137
Through the Eyes of the Dead
The Scars of Ages

Rating: 3.79
118 votes
138
Tyr
Eric The Red

Rating: 3.79
168 votes
139
Putrid Pile
Collection Of Butchery

Rating: 3.79
33 votes
140
Akercocke
Choronzon

Rating: 3.79
202 votes
141
Blood Red Throne
Affiliated With the Suffering

Rating: 3.79
21 votes
142
Temnozor
Horizons...

Rating: 3.79
14 votes
143
Monolithe
Monolithe I

Rating: 3.79
14 votes
144
Septicflesh
Sumerian Daemons

Rating: 3.78
115 votes
145
Before The Dawn
My Darkness

Rating: 3.78
32 votes
146
Sonata Arctica
Takatalvi

Rating: 3.78
16 votes
147
The Crown
Possessed 13

Rating: 3.78
54 votes
148
Spawn of Possession
Cabinet

Rating: 3.78
183 votes
149
Green Carnation
A Blessing In Disguise

Rating: 3.77
90 votes
150
SuidAkrA
Signs of the Fallen

Rating: 3.76
34 votes
151
Portal
Seepia

Rating: 3.76
164 votes
152
Severed Savior
Brutality is Law

Rating: 3.75
24 votes
153
Nunslaughter
Goat

Rating: 3.74
38 votes
154
Disfear
Misanthropic Generation

Rating: 3.74
36 votes
155
Hate Forest
Purity

Rating: 3.73
47 votes
156
Avenged Sevenfold
Waking the Fallen

Rating: 3.73
4838 votes
157
The Black Dahlia Murder
Unhallowed

Rating: 3.73
1710 votes
158
Azarath
Infernal Blasting

Rating: 3.73
26 votes
159
Xasthur
Suicide in Dark Serenity

Rating: 3.73
13 votes
160
Darkspace
Dark Space I

Rating: 3.73
107 votes
161
Natural Snow Buildings
Ghost Folks

Rating: 3.73
11 votes
162
Katharsis
Kruzifixxion

Rating: 3.73
11 votes
163
Nodes of Ranvier
Nodes of Ranvier

Rating: 3.72
58 votes
164
Catamenia
Chaos Born

Rating: 3.72
30 votes
165
fordirelifesake
Breathing in Is Only Half the Function

Rating: 3.72
18 votes
166
HORSE the band
R. Borlax

Rating: 3.72
386 votes
167
Hanzel Und Gretyl
Über Alles

Rating: 3.72
16 votes
168
Terror
Lowest Of The Low

Rating: 3.72
138 votes
169
Porcupine Tree
Futile

Rating: 3.72
109 votes
170
Khanate
Things Viral

Rating: 3.71
126 votes
171
Voyager
Element V

Rating: 3.71
21 votes
172
The Axis of Perdition
The Ichneumon Method

Rating: 3.71
14 votes
173
Element Eighty
Element Eighty

Rating: 3.71
73 votes
174
Chimaira
Impossibility of Reason

Rating: 3.71
1371 votes
175
Fear Before
Odd How People Shake

Rating: 3.71
386 votes
176
Mithras
Worlds Beyond the Veil

Rating: 3.71
48 votes
177
Burnt By the Sun
The Perfect is the Enemy of the Good

Rating: 3.7
54 votes
178
Prayer for Cleansing
Rain In Endless Fall

Rating: 3.7
52 votes
179
Behemoth
Conjuration

Rating: 3.7
20 votes
180
Antestor
The Defeat of Satan

Rating: 3.7
15 votes
181
Ulver
A Quick Fix of Melancholy

Rating: 3.7
108 votes
182
Belphegor
Lucifer Incestus

Rating: 3.69
130 votes
183
Fairyland
Of Wars In Osyrhia

Rating: 3.69
13 votes
184
Nevermore
Enemies Of Reality

Rating: 3.69
948 votes
185
Darkest Hour
Hidden Hands Of A Sadist Nation

Rating: 3.69
900 votes
186
Leviathan
The Tenth Sub Level of Suicide

Rating: 3.69
120 votes
187
A Life Once Lost
A Great Artist

Rating: 3.69
87 votes
188
Twiztid
The Green Book

Rating: 3.69
66 votes
189
Mushroomhead
XIII

Rating: 3.68
688 votes
190
Naglfar
Sheol

Rating: 3.68
98 votes
191
Apocalyptica
Reflections

Rating: 3.68
93 votes
192
Prostitute Disfigurement
Deeds of Derangement

Rating: 3.68
11 votes
193
Machine Head
Through the Ashes of Empires

Rating: 3.68
2184 votes
194
Gojira
The Link

Rating: 3.68
890 votes
195
Dysrhythmia
Pretest

Rating: 3.68
14 votes
196
Into the Moat
Means By Which The End Is Justified

Rating: 3.68
17 votes
197
Iron Maiden
Dance of Death

Rating: 3.68
3846 votes
198
Nadja
Corrasion

Rating: 3.68
40 votes
199
Watain
Casus Luciferi

Rating: 3.67
92 votes
200
Municipal Waste
Waste 'Em All

Rating: 3.67
104 votes



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