Best Metal Albums of 1997


01
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F♯ A♯ ∞

4.5
3344 votes
02
Discipline.
Unfolded Like Staircase

4.4
21 votes
03
The 3rd and the Mortal
In This Room

4.4
20 votes
04
Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine: Biomech

4.4
1068 votes
05
Strapping Young Lad
City

4.38
2588 votes
06
Emperor
Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk

4.34
2356 votes
07
Mortuary Drape
Secret Sudaria

4.32
50 votes
08
Centinex
Reflections

4.32
22 votes
09
Profanum
Profanum Aeternum Eminence Of Satanic Imperial Art

4.31
18 votes
10
Esoteric
The Pernicious Enigma

4.27
180 votes
11
Gamma Ray
Somewhere Out in Space

4.26
574 votes
12
Symphony X
The Divine Wings of Tragedy

4.24
2010 votes
13
In The Woods...
Omnio

4.23
326 votes
14
Mithotyn
In The Sign Of The Ravens

4.22
112 votes
15
Graveland
Following The Voice Of Blood

4.22
34 votes
16
Fates Warning
A Pleasant Shade of Gray

4.21
428 votes
17
Sadistic Intent
Ancient Black Earth EP

4.21
24 votes
18
Electric Wizard
Come My Fanatics...

4.2
621 votes
19
Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia

4.19
80 votes
20
Pig Destroyer
Demo

4.18
19 votes
21
His Hero Is Gone
Monuments to Thieves

4.16
185 votes
22
Royal Hunt
Paradox

4.16
19 votes
23
Destroyer 666
Unchain The Wolves

4.15
444 votes
24
Nagelfar
Hunengrab im herbst

4.14
54 votes
25
Alchemist
Spiritech

4.13
28 votes
26
Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields

4.12
175 votes
27
Hypocrisy
The Final Chapter

4.12
502 votes
28
Channel Zero
Black Fuel

4.12
26 votes
29
In Flames
Whoracle

4.11
3912 votes
30
Lacrimas Profundere
La Naissance D'Un Rêve

4.11
18 votes
31
Tad Morose
A Mended Rhyme

4.11
33 votes
32
Assuck
Misery Index

4.11
213 votes
33
Jimmie's Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.1
34 votes
34
Defleshed
Under the Blade

4.1
20 votes
35
Jag Panzer
The Fourth Judgement

4.1
42 votes
36
Solefald
The Linear Scaffold

4.09
208 votes
37
Breach
It's Me God

4.09
114 votes
38
Stratovarius
Visions

4.08
897 votes
39
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

4.08
24 votes
40
Bruce Dickinson
Accident of Birth

4.08
530 votes
41
Kiss It Goodbye
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

4.07
104 votes
42
Idiot Flesh
Fancy

4.07
21 votes
43
Necrophobic
Darkside

4.07
220 votes
44
Lord Belial
Enter The Moonlight Gate

4.07
46 votes
45
Flapjack
Juicy Planet Earth

4.06
16 votes
46
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.06
6342 votes
47
Living Sacrifice
Reborn

4.06
267 votes
48
Dornenreich
Nicht um zu sterben

4.06
18 votes
49
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

4.05
1806 votes
50
Corrupted
Paso Inferior

4.05
297 votes
51
October Tide
Rain Without End

4.04
192 votes
52
Rage
End of All Days

4.04
74 votes
53
Lacrimosa
Stille

4.04
27 votes
54
Necromantia
Ancient Pride

4.04
14 votes
55
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.03
77 votes
56
12 Rods
Gay?

4.03
16 votes
57
Tiamat
A Deeper Kind of Slumber

4.03
173 votes
58
Nasum
World In Turmoil (EP)

4.03
20 votes
59
Spastic Ink
Ink Complete

4.02
124 votes
60
Ragnarok
Arising Realm

4.02
25 votes
61
Haggard
And Thou Shalt Trust The Seer

4.01
104 votes
62
Dimmu Borgir
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

4
782 votes
63
Ulver
Nattens Madrigal

4
833 votes
64
God Dethroned
The Grand Grimoire

4
114 votes
65
Obtained Enslavement
Witchcraft

4
27 votes
66
Hades Almighty
The Dawn Of The Dying Sun

4
25 votes
67
Human Waste Project
E-lux

4
16 votes
68
Death SS
Do What You Wilt

4
16 votes
69
The Shadow Ring
Hold onto I.D.

4
14 votes
70
Windir
Soknardalr

3.99
197 votes
71
Nokturnal Mortum
Goat Horns

3.97
154 votes
72
Summoning
Nightshade Forests

3.97
78 votes
73
Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale

3.97
740 votes
74
Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser

3.97
46 votes
75
Overcast
Fight Ambition To Kill

3.97
15 votes
76
Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey

3.97
86 votes
77
Misery Loves Co.
Not Like Them

3.96
14 votes
78
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects
Sol Niger Within

3.96
97 votes
79
Forest
Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

3.96
59 votes
80
Sadistik Exekution
K.A.O.S.

3.95
22 votes
81
Impaled Northern Moonforest
Impaled Northern Moonforest

3.95
76 votes
82
Deceased
Fearless Undead Machines

3.94
70 votes
83
Shai Hulud
Hearts Once Nourished With Hope...

3.94
263 votes
84
Rotting Christ
A Dead Poem

3.93
156 votes
85
Catharsis (US)
Samsara

3.93
22 votes
86
Abigail
Intercourse and Lust

3.93
28 votes
87
Gamma Ray
Valley of the Kings

3.93
14 votes
88
Lake of Tears
A Crimson Cosmos

3.92
32 votes
89
Moonblood
Blut & Krieg

3.92
24 votes
90
Grip Inc.
Nemesis

3.91
46 votes
91
Pain of Salvation
Entropia

3.91
247 votes
92
Tristania
Tristania

3.9
15 votes
93
Gorgoroth
Under the Sign of Hell

3.9
273 votes
94
Hecate Enthroned
The Slaughter of Innocence, A Requiem for the Migh

3.9
58 votes
95
Broken Hope
Loathing

3.89
18 votes
96
Intestine Baalism
An Anatomy of the Beast

3.89
168 votes
97
Borknagar
The Olden Domain

3.88
364 votes
98
Threshold
Extinct Instinct

3.88
64 votes
99
Aeternus
Beyond the Wandering Moon

3.87
62 votes
100
Snapcase
Progression Through Unlearning

3.87
109 votes
101
Martyr
Hopeless Hopes

3.87
134 votes
102
Riot
Inishmore

3.86
36 votes
103
Disembodied
Diablerie

3.86
45 votes
104
Noctes
Pandemonic Requiem

3.85
20 votes
105
Sacrilege GBG
The Fifth Season

3.85
78 votes
106
Stars of the Lid
The Ballasted Orchestra

3.84
104 votes
107
Shai Hulud
A Profound Hatred Of Man

3.84
107 votes
108
Mayhem
Wolf's Lair Abyss

3.83
362 votes
109
Sentenced
Down

3.83
267 votes
110
Keep of Kalessin
Through Times Of War

3.83
62 votes
111
Sigh
Hail Horror Hail

3.82
110 votes
112
Will Haven
El Diablo

3.82
72 votes
113
Saxon
Unleash the Beast

3.82
138 votes
114
Septicflesh
The Ophidian Wheel

3.82
91 votes
115
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

3.82
33 votes
116
Cemetary
Last Confessions

3.82
33 votes
117
Fleshcrawl
Bloodred Massacre

3.82
22 votes
118
Eucharist
Mirrorworlds

3.81
118 votes
119
Coalesce
A Safe Place

3.81
16 votes
120
Katatonia
Sounds of Decay

3.81
138 votes
121
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

3.81
364 votes
122
The Crown
Eternal Death

3.81
93 votes
123
Mezarkabul
Anatolia

3.8
15 votes
124
Children of Bodom
Something Wild

3.79
3408 votes
125
Coalesce
Give Them Rope, She Said

3.79
282 votes
126
Vital Remains
Forever Underground

3.79
84 votes
127
Nuclear Rabbit
Vicuna

3.79
14 votes
128
Grand Belial's Key
Mocking the Philanthropist

3.77
126 votes
129
Decapitated
Cemeteral Gardens

3.77
15 votes
130
Diabolical Masquerade
The Phantom Lodge

3.76
38 votes
131
Hatebreed
Satisfaction Is The Death Of Desire

3.76
292 votes
132
Snot
Get Some

3.75
175 votes
133
Sadist
Crust

3.75
36 votes
134
KAT
Szydercze zwierciadło

3.75
16 votes
135
Saviour Machine
Legend Part I

3.75
14 votes
136
Abramelin
Abramelin

3.74
40 votes
137
Iron Savior
Iron Savior

3.73
60 votes
138
Skepticism
Ethere

3.73
30 votes
139
KMFDM
Symbols

3.73
127 votes
140
Dark Tranquillity
The Mind's I

3.73
984 votes
141
Vader
Black to the Blind

3.72
232 votes
142
Within Temptation
Enter

3.72
174 votes
143
Arckanum
Kostogher

3.71
28 votes
144
Enslaved
Eld

3.71
530 votes
145
Flying Saucer Attack
New Lands

3.71
19 votes
146
Autumn Leaves
Embraced by the Absolute

3.7
90 votes
147
Old Man's Child
The Pagan Prosperity

3.7
188 votes
148
Skyclad
The Answer Machine?

3.69
36 votes
149
Helmet
Aftertaste

3.69
230 votes
150
HammerFall
Glory to the Brave

3.69
450 votes
151
Sigh
Ghastly Funeral Theatre

3.66
31 votes
152
Amorphis
My Kantele

3.66
84 votes
153
Rhapsody of Fire
Legendary Tales

3.66
306 votes
154
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

3.66
264 votes
155
Memento Mori
Songs For The Apocalypse, Vol. 4

3.65
30 votes
156
Gates Of Ishtar
The Dawn of Flames

3.65
74 votes
157
Hexenhaus
Dejavoodoo

3.65
34 votes
158
Theatre Of Tragedy
A Rose for the Dead

3.65
24 votes
159
Thought Industry
Black Umbrella

3.64
16 votes
160
(hed) p.e.
(hed) p.e.

3.64
140 votes
161
Deicide
Serpents of the Light

3.63
526 votes
162
Faith No More
Album of the Year

3.63
888 votes
163
Jungle Rot
Slaughter the Weak

3.63
56 votes
164
Rollins Band
Come In and Burn

3.62
57 votes
165
Theory In Practice
Third Eye Function

3.61
44 votes
166
Dismember
Misanthropic

3.61
36 votes
167
Phlebotomized
Skycontact

3.61
27 votes
168
Incantation
The Forsaken Mourning of Angelic Anguish

3.6
48 votes
169
Harvey Milk
The Pleaser

3.6
48 votes
170
Paradise Lost
One Second

3.6
512 votes
171
Dismember
Death Metal

3.6
334 votes
172
Windy and Carl
Antarctica (The Bliss Out, Vol. 2)

3.58
13 votes
173
Axel Rudi Pell
Magic

3.57
28 votes
174
Flaw
American Arrogance

3.56
17 votes
175
Bardo Pond
Lapsed

3.55
21 votes
176
Behemoth
Bewitching the Pomerania

3.55
22 votes
177
Die Krupps
Paradise Now

3.53
15 votes
178
Mekong Delta
Pictures at an Exhibition

3.52
46 votes
179
Nocturnal Rites
Tales of Mystery and Imagination

3.52
14 votes
180
Vanden Plas
The God Thing

3.52
48 votes
181
Machine Head
The More Things Change...

3.52
1770 votes
182
The Kovenant
In Times Before The Light

3.52
30 votes
183
Integrity
Seasons in the Size of Days

3.51
53 votes
184
Manegarm
Nordstjärnans Tidsålder

3.5
48 votes
185
Exciter
The Dark Command

3.5
18 votes
186
Enthroned
Towards the Skullthrone of Satan

3.49
21 votes
187
Sacramentum
The Coming of Chaos

3.48
124 votes
188
Melvins
Honky

3.48
121 votes
189
Dir En Grey
MISSA

3.47
132 votes
190
Brutal Truth
Sounds of the Animal Kingdom

3.46
119 votes
191
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Dillinger Escape Plan

3.46
620 votes
192
Darkseed
Spellcraft

3.45
20 votes
193
On Thorns I Lay
Orama

3.44
18 votes
194
Absu
The Third Storm of Cythraul

3.44
104 votes
195
Old Man's Child
Born of the Flickering

3.43
112 votes
196
Nightfall
Lesbian Show

3.42
24 votes
197
Brutality
In Mourning

3.42
18 votes
198
Body Count
Violent Demise: The Last Days

3.41
92 votes
199
Merzbow
Hybrid Noisebloom

3.41
16 votes
200
Knut
Leftovers

3.4
15 votes



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