Best Metal Albums of 1998


01
Gorguts
Obscura

4.38
2200 votes
02
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.38
8190 votes
03
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.3
2784 votes
04
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.28
152 votes
05
Solstice (UK)
New Dark Age

4.26
129 votes
06
Saviour Machine
Legend Part II

4.25
14 votes
07
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.25
646 votes
08
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

4.22
5332 votes
09
Unholy (FIN)
Rapture

4.2
30 votes
10
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.19
361 votes
11
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.19
118 votes
12
Strung Out
Twisted By Design

4.19
200 votes
13
The Chasm
Deathcult for Eternity: The Triumph

4.18
158 votes
14
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aégis

4.18
159 votes
15
Sex Machineguns
Sex Machinegun

4.17
18 votes
16
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

4.16
146 votes
17
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

4.16
552 votes
18
Bethlehem
S.U.I.Z.I.D

4.16
102 votes
19
Sculptured
The Spear Of The Lily Is Aureoled

4.16
16 votes
20
Dan Swano
Moontower

4.15
915 votes
21
Buckethead
Colma

4.15
365 votes
22
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

4.13
52 votes
23
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.13
86 votes
24
Therion
Vovin

4.13
180 votes
25
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

4.13
96 votes
26
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

4.12
30 votes
27
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.11
380 votes
28
Kekal
Beyond The Glimpse of Dreams

4.09
22 votes
29
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

4.08
36 votes
30
Samael
Exodus

4.08
32 votes
31
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.08
740 votes
32
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.08
253 votes
33
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.07
7336 votes
34
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.07
138 votes
35
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4.06
108 votes
36
Spiritual Beggars
Mantra III

4.06
40 votes
37
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.06
667 votes
38
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

4.06
230 votes
39
Time Machines
Time Machines

4.05
28 votes
40
Grief
Torso

4.05
60 votes
41
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

4.04
61 votes
42
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

4.03
58 votes
43
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

4.03
38 votes
44
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

4.02
66 votes
45
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

4.01
220 votes
46
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

4
126 votes
47
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

4
28 votes
48
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

3.99
238 votes
49
X Japan
The Last Song

3.99
141 votes
50
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

3.99
1683 votes
51
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

3.98
2838 votes
52
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

3.98
582 votes
53
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

3.98
103 votes
54
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

3.97
38 votes
55
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

3.97
1214 votes
56
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

3.97
434 votes
57
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

3.96
82 votes
58
Tarot
For The Glory Of Nothing

3.95
22 votes
59
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

3.95
200 votes
60
Bloodlet
The Seraphim Fall

3.95
20 votes
61
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.95
784 votes
62
Order From Chaos
An Ending In Fire

3.95
56 votes
63
Aeternus
...and So the Night Became

3.94
68 votes
64
Conception
Flow

3.94
98 votes
65
Eldritch
El Nino

3.94
16 votes
66
Extol
Burial

3.93
297 votes
67
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

3.93
520 votes
68
Gehenna
Adimiron Black

3.93
28 votes
69
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

3.93
125 votes
70
System of a Down
Sugar

3.93
164 votes
71
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

3.93
40 votes
72
Desaster
Hellfire's Dominion

3.92
26 votes
73
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.91
1514 votes
74
Buzzov-en
...At A Loss

3.9
42 votes
75
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

3.9
94 votes
76
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.9
68 votes
77
Megaherz
Kopfschuss

3.9
24 votes
78
Botch
American Nervoso

3.89
677 votes
79
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

3.89
84 votes
80
Skepticism
Aes

3.89
46 votes
81
Ancient Rites
Fatherland

3.88
13 votes
82
Sear Bliss
The Haunting

3.88
13 votes
83
Mago de Oz
La Leyenda de la Mancha

3.88
90 votes
84
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

3.88
154 votes
85
Anata
The Infernal Depths of Hatred

3.88
168 votes
86
Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment

3.87
322 votes
87
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

3.87
172 votes
88
Witchery
Restless & Dead

3.87
45 votes
89
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

3.87
71 votes
90
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

3.86
122 votes
91
Primordial
A Journey's End

3.86
91 votes
92
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

3.85
165 votes
93
Saturnus
For the Loveless Lonely Nights

3.85
20 votes
94
Appalling Spawn
Freedom, Hope And Fury

3.85
20 votes
95
Cryptopsy
Whisper Supremacy

3.85
553 votes
96
Skycamefalling
To Forever Embrace The Sun

3.84
32 votes
97
Odium (NOR)
The Sad Realm of the Stars

3.84
28 votes
98
Angel Dust
Border of Reality

3.83
99 votes
99
The Sins of Thy Beloved
Lake of Sorrow

3.83
60 votes
100
All Out War
For Those Who Were Crucified

3.83
54 votes
101
Soilent Green
Sewn Mouth Secrets

3.83
112 votes
102
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing

3.83
1228 votes
103
Savatage
The Wake Of Magellan

3.82
408 votes
104
Katatonia
Discouraged Ones

3.82
972 votes
105
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

3.81
184 votes
106
Frozen Shadows
Dans les Bras des Immortels

3.81
13 votes
107
Trelldom
Til et Annet...

3.81
13 votes
108
Thyrfing
Thyrfing

3.8
33 votes
109
Brainstorm
Unholy

3.8
15 votes
110
Arckanum
Kampen

3.8
15 votes
111
Symphony X
Twilight in Olympus

3.8
1125 votes
112
Nasum
Inhale/Exhale

3.79
167 votes
113
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

3.79
78 votes
114
Rammstein
Sehnsucht

3.79
1008 votes
115
Ritual Carnage
The Highest Law

3.79
14 votes
116
Soilent Green
A String of Lies

3.79
14 votes
117
Heavenwood
Swallow

3.79
14 votes
118
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

3.78
1221 votes
119
Mithotyn
King of the Distant Forest

3.78
64 votes
120
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Under the Running Board

3.78
1004 votes
121
Morning Again
As Tradition Dies Slowly

3.78
18 votes
122
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

3.77
88 votes
123
Dir En Grey
Jealous

3.77
39 votes
124
Stratovarius
Destiny

3.77
495 votes
125
Apocalyptica
Inquisition Symphony

3.76
150 votes
126
Nokturnal Mortum
To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire

3.76
58 votes
127
I Have Dreams
Three Days 'Til Christmas

3.74
54 votes
128
Beheaded
Perpetual Mockery

3.73
15 votes
129
The Body Lovers
Number One of Three

3.72
16 votes
130
Judas Iscariot
Distant In Solitary Night

3.71
40 votes
131
U.D.O.
No Limits

3.71
24 votes
132
Windy and Carl
Depths

3.71
24 votes
133
12 Rods
Split Personalities

3.71
17 votes
134
Bal-Sagoth
Battle Magic

3.7
141 votes
135
Arghoslent
Galloping Through the Battle Ruins

3.7
345 votes
136
Primal Fear
Primal Fear

3.7
118 votes
137
Nile
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka

3.7
854 votes
138
HammerFall
Legacy of Kings

3.69
358 votes
139
Absu
In the Eyes of Ioldánach

3.69
16 votes
140
Within Temptation
The Dance

3.68
34 votes
141
Helloween
Better Than Raw

3.68
538 votes
142
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

3.68
698 votes
143
Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied

3.68
39 votes
144
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

3.68
609 votes
145
Hecate Enthroned
Dark Requiems And The Unsilent Massacre

3.67
23 votes
146
Moonspell
Sin/Pecado

3.67
124 votes
147
Cephalic Carnage
Exploiting Dysfunction

3.67
85 votes
148
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

3.67
250 votes
149
Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi

3.67
78 votes
150
Rwake
Xenoglossalgia: The Last Stage of Awareness

3.67
24 votes
151
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

3.66
37 votes
152
Ulver
Themes From William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

3.66
301 votes
153
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.66
72 votes
154
Exhumed
Gore Metal

3.66
146 votes
155
Threshold
Clone

3.66
64 votes
156
Bolt Thrower
Mercenary

3.66
366 votes
157
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

3.65
110 votes
158
Gasp
Drome Triler of Puzzle Zoo People

3.65
30 votes
159
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

3.65
489 votes
160
Thorns
Thorns vs Emperor (split w/ Emperor)

3.64
21 votes
161
Bass Communion
Bass Communion

3.64
18 votes
162
Evanescence
Evanescence EP

3.64
65 votes
163
Borknagar
The Archaic Course

3.64
214 votes
164
Old Man's Child
Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion

3.64
118 votes
165
Running Wild
The Rivalry

3.63
100 votes
166
Strung Out
Crossroads and Illusions

3.63
31 votes
167
...and Oceans
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

3.61
22 votes
168
Evergrey
The Dark Discovery

3.61
106 votes
169
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

3.61
18 votes
170
Cypress Hill
IV

3.61
214 votes
171
Malevolent Creation
The Fine Art of Murder

3.6
132 votes
172
Pitchshifter
www.pitchshifter.com

3.6
87 votes
173
OOMPH!
Unrein

3.6
26 votes
174
Madball
Look My Way

3.59
32 votes
175
Amon Amarth
Once Sent from the Golden Hall

3.59
890 votes
176
Negura Bunget
Sala Molksa

3.58
50 votes
177
Angra
Fireworks

3.58
220 votes
178
Jerry Cantrell
Boggy Depot

3.57
160 votes
179
Graveland
Immortal Pride

3.57
29 votes
180
Limbonic Art
Epitome Of Illusion

3.56
31 votes
181
Garden of Shadows
Heart of the Corona

3.56
48 votes
182
Vintersorg
Hedniskhjartad

3.56
32 votes
183
Paul Gilbert
Flying Dog

3.56
17 votes
184
Catamenia
Halls Of Frozen North

3.55
56 votes
185
Paysage d'Hiver
Schattengang

3.55
78 votes
186
King Diamond
Voodoo

3.55
426 votes
187
Naglfar
Diabolical

3.55
148 votes
188
Kilgore
A Search for Reason

3.55
22 votes
189
Katatonia
Saw You Drown

3.54
68 votes
190
Paysage d'Hiver
Die Festung

3.53
88 votes
191
Freak Kitchen
Freak Kitchen

3.53
16 votes
192
Marduk
Nightwing

3.53
208 votes
193
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

3.53
36 votes
194
Stars of the Lid
Per Aspera Ad Astra

3.52
63 votes
195
Cannibal Corpse
Gallery of Suicide

3.52
497 votes
196
Korn
Follow the Leader

3.52
4308 votes
197
Sentenced
Frozen

3.51
201 votes
198
The Haunted
The Haunted

3.51
444 votes
199
Stuck Mojo
Rising

3.5
52 votes
200
Eliane Radigue
Trilogie de la Mort

3.5
28 votes



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