Best Metal Albums of 1998


01
Mindrot
Soul

4.41
18 votes
02
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.38
9489 votes
03
Gorguts
Obscura

4.37
2568 votes
04
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.3
3189 votes
05
Solstice (UK)
New Dark Age

4.3
122 votes
06
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.28
178 votes
07
The Gathering
How to Measure a Planet?

4.25
345 votes
08
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.23
754 votes
09
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

4.23
6006 votes
10
Evereve
Stormbirds

4.23
19 votes
11
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

4.19
672 votes
12
Sex Machineguns
Sex Machinegun

4.19
24 votes
13
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.18
434 votes
14
Saviour Machine
Legend Part II

4.18
38 votes
15
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.18
150 votes
16
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aégis

4.17
187 votes
17
Bethlehem
S.U.I.Z.I.D

4.17
90 votes
18
Strung Out
Twisted By Design

4.16
226 votes
19
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

4.15
194 votes
20
Buckethead
Colma

4.15
389 votes
21
Opera IX
Sacro Culto

4.14
14 votes
22
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.14
102 votes
23
Holocaust (UK)
Covenant

4.14
22 votes
24
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.13
506 votes
25
Dan Swano
Moontower

4.13
1032 votes
26
The Chasm
Deathcult for Eternity: The Triumph

4.12
222 votes
27
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

4.12
160 votes
28
Therion
Vovin

4.11
196 votes
29
Unholy (FIN)
Rapture

4.11
54 votes
30
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

4.1
53 votes
31
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

4.1
29 votes
32
Obtained Enslavement
Soulblight

4.1
21 votes
33
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.08
294 votes
34
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.07
8042 votes
35
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

4.07
85 votes
36
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.07
818 votes
37
Grief
Torso

4.06
82 votes
38
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.06
747 votes
39
Greenmachine
D.A.M.N.

4.05
20 votes
40
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.05
83 votes
41
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

4.04
68 votes
42
Samael
Exodus

4.04
35 votes
43
Desaster
Hellfire's Dominion

4.03
34 votes
44
Damnation A.D.
Kingdom of Lost Souls

4.03
17 votes
45
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

4.03
78 votes
46
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

4.03
240 votes
47
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

4.02
296 votes
48
Conception
Flow

4.02
132 votes
49
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4.01
129 votes
50
Spiritual Beggars
Mantra III

4.01
45 votes
51
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

4.01
533 votes
52
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

4
1404 votes
53
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

4
127 votes
54
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

4
144 votes
55
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

4
42 votes
56
Kekal
Beyond The Glimpse of Dreams

4
26 votes
57
Eldritch
El Nino

4
20 votes
58
Elegy (NLD)
Manifestation of Fear

4
14 votes
59
Gorgasm
Stabwound Intercourse

4
14 votes
60
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

3.99
49 votes
61
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

3.99
3152 votes
62
Order From Chaos
An Ending In Fire

3.99
76 votes
63
Time Machines
Time Machines

3.99
38 votes
64
X Japan
The Last Song

3.98
147 votes
65
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

3.98
1839 votes
66
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

3.97
630 votes
67
Sculptured
The Spear Of The Lily Is Aureoled

3.97
54 votes
68
Sear Bliss
The Haunting

3.97
36 votes
69
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

3.97
329 votes
70
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

3.96
118 votes
71
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.96
894 votes
72
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

3.95
44 votes
73
Saturnus
For the Loveless Lonely Nights

3.95
20 votes
74
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

3.95
168 votes
75
Nostromo (CHE)
Argue

3.94
17 votes
76
Extol
Burial

3.94
354 votes
77
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

3.94
164 votes
78
Aeternus
...and So the Night Became

3.94
78 votes
79
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

3.94
124 votes
80
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

3.93
266 votes
81
Suicide Nation
Suicide Nation

3.93
28 votes
82
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

3.92
276 votes
83
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.92
1718 votes
84
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

3.92
474 votes
85
Witchery
Restless & Dead

3.91
51 votes
86
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

3.91
74 votes
87
Botch
American Nervoso

3.91
759 votes
88
Buzzov-en
...At A Loss

3.9
52 votes
89
System of a Down
Sugar

3.9
176 votes
90
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

3.9
252 votes
91
Megaherz
Kopfschuss

3.9
24 votes
92
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.89
92 votes
93
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

3.89
86 votes
94
Tarot
For The Glory Of Nothing

3.88
26 votes
95
Godkiller
The Rebirth of the Middle Ages

3.88
16 votes
96
Soilent Green
Sewn Mouth Secrets

3.87
134 votes
97
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

3.87
180 votes
98
Skycamefalling
To Forever Embrace The Sun

3.87
35 votes
99
Skepticism
Aes

3.87
27 votes
100
Odium (NOR)
The Sad Realm of the Stars

3.87
45 votes
101
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

3.87
134 votes
102
Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied

3.86
195 votes
103
Angel Dust
Border of Reality

3.86
108 votes
104
Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment

3.86
350 votes
105
Slauter Xstroyes
Free the Beast

3.86
14 votes
106
Mago de Oz
La Leyenda de la Mancha

3.86
104 votes
107
Vlad Tepes
The Black Legions

3.85
13 votes
108
Anathema
Alternative Future

3.85
13 votes
109
Anata
The Infernal Depths of Hatred

3.84
212 votes
110
Primordial
A Journey's End

3.84
218 votes
111
Savatage
The Wake of Magellan

3.84
480 votes
112
Cryptopsy
Whisper Supremacy

3.84
620 votes
113
Acid Drinkers
High Proof Cosmic Milk

3.83
36 votes
114
Brainstorm
Unholy

3.83
18 votes
115
Frozen Shadows
Dans les Bras des Immortels

3.83
15 votes
116
Morning Again
As Tradition Dies Slowly

3.83
52 votes
117
Mithotyn
King of the Distant Forest

3.83
80 votes
118
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

3.82
190 votes
119
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing

3.82
1374 votes
120
Beheaded
Perpetual Mockery

3.82
22 votes
121
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

3.81
1380 votes
122
Stratovarius
Destiny

3.81
576 votes
123
Ancient Rites
Fatherland

3.81
16 votes
124
Katatonia
Discouraged Ones

3.81
1120 votes
125
Thyrfing
Thyrfing

3.8
40 votes
126
Megadeth
Live Trax

3.8
15 votes
127
Symphony X
Twilight in Olympus

3.8
1242 votes
128
Nasum
Inhale/Exhale

3.8
193 votes
129
Appalling Spawn
Freedom, Hope And Fury

3.8
27 votes
130
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Under the Running Board

3.79
555 votes
131
I Have Dreams
Three Days 'Til Christmas

3.79
65 votes
132
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

3.79
103 votes
133
Ritual Carnage
The Highest Law

3.79
14 votes
134
Soilent Green
A String of Lies

3.79
14 votes
135
Night in Gales
Thunderbeast

3.78
18 votes
136
Heavenwood
Swallow

3.78
18 votes
137
Bloodlet
The Seraphim Fall

3.78
40 votes
138
Nokturnal Mortum
To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire

3.77
76 votes
139
Gehenna
Adimiron Black

3.77
52 votes
140
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

3.77
90 votes
141
The Body Lovers
Number One of Three

3.76
19 votes
142
The Sins of Thy Beloved
Lake of Sorrow

3.76
66 votes
143
Judas Iscariot
Distant In Solitary Night

3.76
49 votes
144
Gasp
Drome Triler of Puzzle Zoo People

3.75
34 votes
145
Seth
Les Blessures de lAme

3.75
16 votes
146
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

3.73
47 votes
147
Apocalyptica
Inquisition Symphony

3.73
159 votes
148
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

3.73
51 votes
149
Arckanum
Kampen

3.72
18 votes
150
Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi

3.72
89 votes
151
Primal Fear
Primal Fear

3.72
136 votes
152
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

3.71
140 votes
153
Helloween
Better Than Raw

3.71
622 votes
154
Windy and Carl
Depths

3.71
33 votes
155
Merzbow
Tauromachine

3.71
19 votes
156
Nile
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka

3.71
994 votes
157
All Out War
For Those Who Were Crucified

3.71
78 votes
158
Hecate Enthroned
Dark Requiems And The Unsilent Massacre

3.7
54 votes
159
HammerFall
Legacy of Kings

3.7
396 votes
160
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

3.7
303 votes
161
Dir En Grey
Jealous

3.69
36 votes
162
U.D.O.
No Limits

3.69
26 votes
163
Moonspell
Sin/Pecado

3.69
143 votes
164
Apophis
Heliopolis

3.69
16 votes
165
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

3.68
818 votes
166
Arghoslent
Galloping Through the Battle Ruins

3.68
426 votes
167
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

3.68
700 votes
168
Narnia
Awakening

3.68
22 votes
169
William Basinski
Shortwavemusic

3.68
14 votes
170
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.68
76 votes
171
Exhumed
Gore Metal

3.67
202 votes
172
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

3.67
1162 votes
173
Bal-Sagoth
Battle Magic

3.65
120 votes
174
Bolt Thrower
Mercenary

3.64
496 votes
175
Threshold
Clone

3.64
72 votes
176
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

3.64
18 votes
177
Absu
In the Eyes of Ioldánach

3.64
22 votes
178
Borknagar
The Archaic Course

3.63
258 votes
179
...and Oceans
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

3.63
23 votes
180
Unsane
Occupational Hazard

3.63
39 votes
181
Strung Out
Crossroads and Illusions

3.62
33 votes
182
Bass Communion
Bass Communion

3.62
25 votes
183
Ulver
Themes From William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

3.62
349 votes
184
Amon Amarth
Once Sent from the Golden Hall

3.62
1048 votes
185
Running Wild
The Rivalry

3.61
116 votes
186
Old Man's Child
Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion

3.61
138 votes
187
Pitchshifter
www.pitchshifter.com

3.61
93 votes
188
OOMPH!
Unrein

3.61
28 votes
189
Roy Montgomery
And Now the Rain Sounds Like...

3.61
14 votes
190
Angra
Fireworks

3.61
423 votes
191
Within Temptation
The Dance

3.6
37 votes
192
Freak Kitchen
Freak Kitchen

3.6
20 votes
193
Thorns
Thorns vs Emperor (split w/ Emperor)

3.6
26 votes
194
Cypress Hill
IV

3.59
229 votes
195
Naglfar
Diabolical

3.59
160 votes
196
Jerry Cantrell
Boggy Depot

3.58
179 votes
197
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

3.58
52 votes
198
Madball
Look My Way

3.58
39 votes
199
Kilgore
A Search for Reason

3.58
26 votes
200
Ron Jarzombek
PHHHP!

3.57
14 votes



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