Best Metal Albums of 1997


01
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F♯ A♯ ∞

4.5
3364 votes
02
Discipline.
Unfolded Like Staircase

4.41
22 votes
03
The 3rd and the Mortal
In This Room

4.4
20 votes
04
Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine: Biomech

4.4
1078 votes
05
Strapping Young Lad
City

4.38
2592 votes
06
Emperor
Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk

4.34
2376 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
182 votes
11
Gamma Ray
Somewhere Out in Space

4.26
578 votes
12
Symphony X
The Divine Wings of Tragedy

4.24
2007 votes
13
Mithotyn
In The Sign Of The Ravens

4.24
114 votes
14
Graveland
Following The Voice Of Blood

4.23
35 votes
15
In The Woods...
Omnio

4.23
326 votes
16
Pig Destroyer
Demo

4.23
20 votes
17
Fates Warning
A Pleasant Shade of Gray

4.22
430 votes
18
Electric Wizard
Come My Fanatics...

4.21
627 votes
19
Sadistic Intent
Ancient Black Earth EP

4.19
26 votes
20
Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia

4.19
81 votes
21
His Hero Is Gone
Monuments to Thieves

4.17
187 votes
22
Royal Hunt
Paradox

4.16
19 votes
23
Nagelfar
Hunengrab im herbst

4.14
55 votes
24
Destroyer 666
Unchain The Wolves

4.13
447 votes
25
Alchemist
Spiritech

4.13
28 votes
26
Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields

4.12
175 votes
27
Channel Zero
Black Fuel

4.12
26 votes
28
Hypocrisy
The Final Chapter

4.12
504 votes
29
In Flames
Whoracle

4.11
3934 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

4.1
214 votes
33
Solefald
The Linear Scaffold

4.1
210 votes
34
Defleshed
Under the Blade

4.1
20 votes
35
Jag Panzer
The Fourth Judgement

4.1
42 votes
36
Jimmie's Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.09
34 votes
37
Stratovarius
Visions

4.08
900 votes
38
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

4.08
24 votes
39
Dornenreich
Nicht um zu sterben

4.08
19 votes
40
Bruce Dickinson
Accident of Birth

4.08
534 votes
41
Breach
It's Me God

4.08
118 votes
42
Idiot Flesh
Fancy

4.07
22 votes
43
Necrophobic
Darkside

4.07
224 votes
44
Lord Belial
Enter The Moonlight Gate

4.06
47 votes
45
Flapjack
Juicy Planet Earth

4.06
16 votes
46
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.06
6374 votes
47
Kiss It Goodbye
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

4.06
105 votes
48
Living Sacrifice
Reborn

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

4.05
1815 votes
50
Corrupted
Paso Inferior

4.05
297 votes
51
October Tide
Rain Without End

4.05
194 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
Nasum
World In Turmoil (EP)

4.03
20 votes
57
Tiamat
A Deeper Kind of Slumber

4.02
175 votes
58
Spastic Ink
Ink Complete

4.02
126 votes
59
Ragnarok
Arising Realm

4.02
26 votes
60
Haggard
And Thou Shalt Trust The Seer

4.01
104 votes
61
God Dethroned
The Grand Grimoire

4
114 votes
62
Obtained Enslavement
Witchcraft

4
27 votes
63
Hades Almighty
The Dawn Of The Dying Sun

4
25 votes
64
Death SS
Do What You Wilt

4
16 votes
65
Human Waste Project
E-lux

4
16 votes
66
The Shadow Ring
Hold onto I.D.

4
14 votes
67
Dimmu Borgir
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

4
785 votes
68
Ulver
Nattens Madrigal

4
844 votes
69
Windir
Soknardalr

3.99
201 votes
70
Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey

3.98
92 votes
71
Summoning
Nightshade Forests

3.98
85 votes
72
Nokturnal Mortum
Goat Horns

3.98
155 votes
73
Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale

3.97
746 votes
74
Impaled Northern Moonforest
Impaled Northern Moonforest

3.97
77 votes
75
Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser

3.97
46 votes
76
Overcast
Fight Ambition To Kill

3.97
15 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
Grip Inc.
Nemesis

3.96
48 votes
80
Forest
Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

3.96
59 votes
81
Lake of Tears
A Crimson Cosmos

3.95
33 votes
82
Sadistik Exekution
K.A.O.S.

3.95
22 votes
83
Deceased
Fearless Undead Machines

3.94
70 votes
84
Shai Hulud
Hearts Once Nourished With Hope...

3.94
264 votes
85
Catharsis (US)
Samsara

3.93
22 votes
86
Rotting Christ
A Dead Poem

3.93
157 votes
87
Abigail
Intercourse and Lust

3.93
28 votes
88
Gamma Ray
Valley of the Kings

3.93
14 votes
89
Moonblood
Blut & Krieg

3.92
24 votes
90
Pain of Salvation
Entropia

3.91
250 votes
91
Gorgoroth
Under the Sign of Hell

3.91
276 votes
92
Hecate Enthroned
The Slaughter of Innocence, A Requiem for the Migh

3.9
60 votes
93
Tristania
Tristania

3.9
15 votes
94
Broken Hope
Loathing

3.89
18 votes
95
Fleshcrawl
Bloodred Massacre

3.88
26 votes
96
Intestine Baalism
An Anatomy of the Beast

3.88
172 votes
97
Threshold
Extinct Instinct

3.88
64 votes
98
Borknagar
The Olden Domain

3.87
366 votes
99
Aeternus
Beyond the Wandering Moon

3.87
62 votes
100
Martyr
Hopeless Hopes

3.87
134 votes
101
Snapcase
Progression Through Unlearning

3.86
110 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
Will Haven
El Diablo

3.85
78 votes
107
Stars of the Lid
The Ballasted Orchestra

3.84
104 votes
108
Shai Hulud
A Profound Hatred Of Man

3.84
107 votes
109
Mayhem
Wolf's Lair Abyss

3.83
366 votes
110
Eucharist
Mirrorworlds

3.83
120 votes
111
Sentenced
Down

3.83
180 votes
112
Keep of Kalessin
Through Times Of War

3.83
62 votes
113
Septicflesh
The Ophidian Wheel

3.83
92 votes
114
Sigh
Hail Horror Hail

3.82
110 votes
115
Saxon
Unleash the Beast

3.82
140 votes
116
Katatonia
Sounds of Decay

3.82
140 votes
117
Cemetary
Last Confessions

3.82
33 votes
118
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

3.82
34 votes
119
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

3.82
366 votes
120
Saviour Machine
Legend Part I

3.81
32 votes
121
Coalesce
A Safe Place

3.81
16 votes
122
The Crown
Eternal Death

3.81
93 votes
123
Grand Belial's Key
Mocking the Philanthropist

3.8
129 votes
124
Mezarkabul
Anatolia

3.8
15 votes
125
Children of Bodom
Something Wild

3.8
3420 votes
126
Coalesce
Give Them Rope, She Said

3.79
284 votes
127
Vital Remains
Forever Underground

3.79
84 votes
128
Nuclear Rabbit
Vicuna

3.79
14 votes
129
Hatebreed
Satisfaction Is The Death Of Desire

3.76
293 votes
130
Diabolical Masquerade
The Phantom Lodge

3.76
38 votes
131
Snot
Get Some

3.76
176 votes
132
Sadist
Crust

3.75
36 votes
133
Skepticism
Ethere

3.75
32 votes
134
KAT
Szydercze zwierciadło

3.75
16 votes
135
Abramelin
Abramelin

3.74
40 votes
136
Flying Saucer Attack
New Lands

3.74
19 votes
137
Iron Savior
Iron Savior

3.73
60 votes
138
Decapitated
Cemeteral Gardens

3.73
15 votes
139
Dark Tranquillity
The Mind's I

3.73
992 votes
140
KMFDM
Symbols

3.73
127 votes
141
Vader
Black to the Blind

3.72
232 votes
142
Enslaved
Eld

3.72
532 votes
143
Within Temptation
Enter

3.71
175 votes
144
Arckanum
Kostogher

3.71
28 votes
145
Autumn Leaves
Embraced by the Absolute

3.7
90 votes
146
Helmet
Aftertaste

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

3.7
188 votes
148
Skyclad
The Answer Machine?

3.69
36 votes
149
HammerFall
Glory to the Brave

3.68
450 votes
150
Rhapsody of Fire
Legendary Tales

3.66
316 votes
151
Sigh
Ghastly Funeral Theatre

3.66
31 votes
152
Gates Of Ishtar
The Dawn of Flames

3.66
76 votes
153
Amorphis
My Kantele

3.66
87 votes
154
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

3.65
265 votes
155
Memento Mori
Songs For The Apocalypse, Vol. 4

3.65
30 votes
156
Hexenhaus
Dejavoodoo

3.65
34 votes
157
Theatre Of Tragedy
A Rose for the Dead

3.65
24 votes
158
Thought Industry
Black Umbrella

3.64
16 votes
159
(hed) p.e.
(hed) p.e.

3.63
141 votes
160
Deicide
Serpents of the Light

3.63
532 votes
161
Faith No More
Album of the Year

3.63
893 votes
162
Jungle Rot
Slaughter the Weak

3.63
56 votes
163
Dismember
Misanthropic

3.61
36 votes
164
Phlebotomized
Skycontact

3.61
27 votes
165
Theory In Practice
Third Eye Function

3.61
46 votes
166
Incantation
The Forsaken Mourning of Angelic Anguish

3.6
48 votes
167
Paradise Lost
One Second

3.6
516 votes
168
Rollins Band
Come In and Burn

3.6
59 votes
169
Dismember
Death Metal

3.6
334 votes
170
Harvey Milk
The Pleaser

3.58
50 votes
171
Windy and Carl
Antarctica (The Bliss Out, Vol. 2)

3.58
13 votes
172
Axel Rudi Pell
Magic

3.57
30 votes
173
Die Krupps
Paradise Now

3.56
16 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
Mekong Delta
Pictures at an Exhibition

3.52
46 votes
178
Vanden Plas
The God Thing

3.52
48 votes
179
Nocturnal Rites
Tales of Mystery and Imagination

3.52
45 votes
180
Machine Head
The More Things Change...

3.52
1791 votes
181
The Kovenant
In Times Before The Light

3.52
30 votes
182
Integrity
Seasons in the Size of Days

3.51
53 votes
183
Dir En Grey
MISSA

3.5
135 votes
184
Manegarm
Nordstjärnans Tidsålder

3.5
48 votes
185
On Thorns I Lay
Orama

3.5
30 votes
186
Exciter
The Dark Command

3.5
18 votes
187
Sacramentum
The Coming of Chaos

3.49
128 votes
188
Enthroned
Towards the Skullthrone of Satan

3.49
21 votes
189
Melvins
Honky

3.48
121 votes
190
Brutal Truth
Sounds of the Animal Kingdom

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

3.46
313 votes
192
Darkseed
Spellcraft

3.45
20 votes
193
Absu
The Third Storm of Cythraul

3.44
104 votes
194
Old Man's Child
Born of the Flickering

3.43
112 votes
195
Nightfall
Lesbian Show

3.42
24 votes
196
Body Count
Violent Demise: The Last Days

3.41
92 votes
197
Merzbow
Hybrid Noisebloom

3.41
16 votes
198
Brainstorm
Hungry

3.4
15 votes
199
Knut
Leftovers

3.4
15 votes
200
Meshuggah
The True Human Design

3.4
198 votes



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