Best Metal Albums of 1998


01
Gorguts
Obscura

4.38
2356 votes
02
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.38
8787 votes
03
Solstice (UK)
New Dark Age

4.31
108 votes
04
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.3
2994 votes
05
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.28
160 votes
06
Saviour Machine
Legend Part II

4.26
34 votes
07
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.26
706 votes
08
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

4.23
5634 votes
09
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.2
136 votes
10
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aégis

4.18
175 votes
11
Bethlehem
S.U.I.Z.I.D

4.18
72 votes
12
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.18
386 votes
13
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

4.18
612 votes
14
Sculptured
The Spear Of The Lily Is Aureoled

4.18
51 votes
15
Evereve
Stormbirds

4.18
16 votes
16
Sex Machineguns
Sex Machinegun

4.17
18 votes
17
Strung Out
Twisted By Design

4.16
211 votes
18
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

4.15
168 votes
19
The Chasm
Deathcult for Eternity: The Triumph

4.15
188 votes
20
Dan Swano
Moontower

4.14
984 votes
21
Buckethead
Colma

4.14
374 votes
22
Unholy (FIN)
Rapture

4.13
45 votes
23
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.13
196 votes
24
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

4.12
38 votes
25
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

4.12
30 votes
26
Therion
Vovin

4.12
376 votes
27
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.11
434 votes
28
Grief
Torso

4.11
74 votes
29
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

4.1
120 votes
30
Kekal
Beyond The Glimpse of Dreams

4.08
24 votes
31
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.08
277 votes
32
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
7608 votes
33
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

4.07
54 votes
34
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.07
77 votes
35
Greenmachine
D.A.M.N.

4.07
14 votes
36
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.07
781 votes
37
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.06
707 votes
38
Spiritual Beggars
Mantra III

4.06
43 votes
39
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

4.05
68 votes
40
Samael
Exodus

4.05
33 votes
41
Time Machines
Time Machines

4.04
34 votes
42
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4.04
114 votes
43
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

4.04
272 votes
44
Desaster
Hellfire's Dominion

4.04
28 votes
45
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

4.02
113 votes
46
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

4.02
236 votes
47
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

4.02
33 votes
48
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

4
136 votes
49
Order From Chaos
An Ending In Fire

4
70 votes
50
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

4
40 votes
51
Obtained Enslavement
Soulblight

4
16 votes
52
Elegy (NLD)
Manifestation of Fear

4
14 votes
53
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

4
1767 votes
54
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

3.99
478 votes
55
X Japan
The Last Song

3.99
141 votes
56
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

3.99
1300 votes
57
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

3.99
70 votes
58
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

3.99
2962 votes
59
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

3.99
74 votes
60
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

3.98
312 votes
61
Conception
Flow

3.98
116 votes
62
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

3.98
98 votes
63
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

3.98
244 votes
64
Sear Bliss
The Haunting

3.97
15 votes
65
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

3.96
40 votes
66
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

3.96
560 votes
67
Bloodlet
The Seraphim Fall

3.96
24 votes
68
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.95
842 votes
69
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

3.95
108 votes
70
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

3.95
104 votes
71
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

3.95
258 votes
72
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

3.95
430 votes
73
Eldritch
El Nino

3.94
18 votes
74
Aeternus
...and So the Night Became

3.94
68 votes
75
Extol
Burial

3.94
330 votes
76
Gorgasm
Stabwound Intercourse

3.92
13 votes
77
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.92
1616 votes
78
Tarot
For The Glory Of Nothing

3.92
24 votes
79
Buzzov-en
...At A Loss

3.91
46 votes
80
System of a Down
Sugar

3.91
170 votes
81
Botch
American Nervoso

3.9
712 votes
82
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

3.9
80 votes
83
Megaherz
Kopfschuss

3.9
24 votes
84
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

3.89
168 votes
85
Ancient Rites
Fatherland

3.89
14 votes
86
Odium (NOR)
The Sad Realm of the Stars

3.89
37 votes
87
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.89
80 votes
88
Skepticism
Aes

3.88
26 votes
89
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

3.88
132 votes
90
Soilent Green
Sewn Mouth Secrets

3.87
124 votes
91
Primordial
A Journey's End

3.87
200 votes
92
Anata
The Infernal Depths of Hatred

3.87
188 votes
93
Witchery
Restless & Dead

3.87
45 votes
94
Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment

3.87
328 votes
95
Acid Drinkers
High Proof Cosmic Milk

3.86
33 votes
96
Saturnus
For the Loveless Lonely Nights

3.86
22 votes
97
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

3.86
174 votes
98
Angel Dust
Border of Reality

3.86
108 votes
99
Godkiller
The Rebirth of the Middle Ages

3.86
14 votes
100
All Out War
Truth in the Age of Lies

3.86
14 votes
101
Morning Again
As Tradition Dies Slowly

3.85
40 votes
102
Anathema
Alternative Future

3.85
13 votes
103
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

3.85
42 votes
104
All Out War
For Those Who Were Crucified

3.84
58 votes
105
The Sins of Thy Beloved
Lake of Sorrow

3.84
58 votes
106
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

3.84
212 votes
107
Skycamefalling
To Forever Embrace The Sun

3.84
32 votes
108
Cryptopsy
Whisper Supremacy

3.84
1166 votes
109
Savatage
The Wake of Magellan

3.83
441 votes
110
Suicide Nation
Suicide Nation

3.83
24 votes
111
Brainstorm
Unholy

3.83
18 votes
112
Mago de Oz
La Leyenda de la Mancha

3.83
100 votes
113
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

3.83
184 votes
114
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing

3.82
1307 votes
115
Mithotyn
King of the Distant Forest

3.81
74 votes
116
Katatonia
Discouraged Ones

3.81
1034 votes
117
Frozen Shadows
Dans les Bras des Immortels

3.81
13 votes
118
Symphony X
Twilight in Olympus

3.8
1185 votes
119
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

3.8
1303 votes
120
Stratovarius
Destiny

3.8
534 votes
121
Nasum
Inhale/Exhale

3.8
180 votes
122
Megadeth
Live Trax

3.8
15 votes
123
Gehenna
Adimiron Black

3.8
44 votes
124
Rammstein
Sehnsucht

3.8
1068 votes
125
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

3.79
95 votes
126
Thyrfing
Thyrfing

3.79
36 votes
127
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

3.79
84 votes
128
Soilent Green
A String of Lies

3.79
14 votes
129
Ritual Carnage
The Highest Law

3.79
14 votes
130
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Under the Running Board

3.78
524 votes
131
Heavenwood
Swallow

3.78
18 votes
132
Arckanum
Kampen

3.77
15 votes
133
Appalling Spawn
Freedom, Hope And Fury

3.75
26 votes
134
Night in Gales
Thunderbeast

3.75
16 votes
135
I Have Dreams
Three Days 'Til Christmas

3.75
57 votes
136
Gasp
Drome Triler of Puzzle Zoo People

3.74
31 votes
137
Apocalyptica
Inquisition Symphony

3.74
154 votes
138
Judas Iscariot
Distant In Solitary Night

3.74
44 votes
139
Dir En Grey
Jealous

3.73
30 votes
140
Primal Fear
Primal Fear

3.73
128 votes
141
Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied

3.73
104 votes
142
Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi

3.72
80 votes
143
Seth
Les Blessures de lAme

3.71
14 votes
144
Nile
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka

3.71
916 votes
145
Hecate Enthroned
Dark Requiems And The Unsilent Massacre

3.71
52 votes
146
U.D.O.
No Limits

3.71
24 votes
147
The Body Lovers
Number One of Three

3.71
17 votes
148
Helloween
Better Than Raw

3.7
576 votes
149
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

3.7
44 votes
150
Nokturnal Mortum
To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire

3.7
67 votes
151
Moonspell
Sin/Pecado

3.7
130 votes
152
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

3.7
120 votes
153
Narnia
Awakening

3.7
20 votes
154
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

3.7
750 votes
155
Arghoslent
Galloping Through the Battle Ruins

3.7
384 votes
156
Exhumed
Gore Metal

3.7
166 votes
157
HammerFall
Legacy of Kings

3.7
366 votes
158
Windy and Carl
Depths

3.7
28 votes
159
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

3.69
274 votes
160
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

3.69
655 votes
161
Trelldom
Til et Annet...

3.68
14 votes
162
Bal-Sagoth
Battle Magic

3.68
153 votes
163
Beheaded
Perpetual Mockery

3.68
17 votes
164
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

3.68
17 votes
165
Cephalic Carnage
Exploiting Dysfunction

3.67
89 votes
166
Absu
In the Eyes of Ioldánach

3.67
18 votes
167
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.66
73 votes
168
Old Man's Child
Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion

3.66
124 votes
169
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

3.66
539 votes
170
Thorns
Thorns vs Emperor (split w/ Emperor)

3.64
22 votes
171
Ulver
Themes From William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

3.64
327 votes
172
Bolt Thrower
Mercenary

3.63
416 votes
173
Borknagar
The Archaic Course

3.63
232 votes
174
...and Oceans
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

3.63
23 votes
175
Strung Out
Crossroads and Illusions

3.63
31 votes
176
Angra
Fireworks

3.63
258 votes
177
Evanescence
Evanescence EP

3.63
67 votes
178
Within Temptation
The Dance

3.62
35 votes
179
Pitchshifter
www.pitchshifter.com

3.62
86 votes
180
Running Wild
The Rivalry

3.62
104 votes
181
Amon Amarth
Once Sent from the Golden Hall

3.61
956 votes
182
OOMPH!
Unrein

3.61
27 votes
183
Merzbow
Tauromachine

3.61
14 votes
184
Limbonic Art
Epitome Of Illusion

3.61
38 votes
185
Rwake
Xenoglossalgia: The Last Stage of Awareness

3.6
30 votes
186
Freak Kitchen
Freak Kitchen

3.6
20 votes
187
Cypress Hill
IV

3.6
220 votes
188
Threshold
Clone

3.6
72 votes
189
Jerry Cantrell
Boggy Depot

3.59
165 votes
190
Bass Communion
Bass Communion

3.59
22 votes
191
Katatonia
Saw You Drown

3.58
72 votes
192
Evergrey
The Dark Discovery

3.58
112 votes
193
Kilgore
A Search for Reason

3.58
26 votes
194
Naglfar
Diabolical

3.57
154 votes
195
Vintersorg
Hedniskhjartad

3.56
32 votes
196
Paul Gilbert
Flying Dog

3.56
16 votes
197
Paysage d'Hiver
Die Festung

3.56
95 votes
198
Negura Bunget
Sala Molksa

3.56
52 votes
199
Madball
Look My Way

3.55
37 votes
200
Paysage d'Hiver
Schattengang

3.55
88 votes



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