Best Metal Albums of 1998


01
Gorguts
Obscura

4.39
2846 votes
02
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.38
10047 votes
03
Evereve
Stormbirds

4.32
23 votes
04
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.28
3321 votes
05
Solstice (UK)
New Dark Age

4.26
128 votes
06
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

4.23
6214 votes
07
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.23
802 votes
08
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.22
188 votes
09
Forest
Foredooming the Hope for Eternity

4.21
14 votes
10
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aégis

4.21
195 votes
11
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

4.2
748 votes
12
Sex Machineguns
Sex Machinegun

4.19
24 votes
13
Mindrot
Soul

4.18
24 votes
14
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

4.18
226 votes
15
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.17
493 votes
16
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.17
168 votes
17
Strung Out
Twisted By Design

4.17
239 votes
18
Burning Witch
Rift.Canyon.Dreams

4.17
18 votes
19
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

4.15
62 votes
20
Saviour Machine
Legend Part II

4.14
42 votes
21
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.14
107 votes
22
Bethlehem
S.U.I.Z.I.D

4.14
100 votes
23
Buckethead
Colma

4.14
405 votes
24
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.13
568 votes
25
Opera IX
Sacro Culto

4.13
32 votes
26
Dan Swano
Moontower

4.12
1089 votes
27
Therion
Vovin

4.12
206 votes
28
Holocaust (UK)
Covenant

4.11
42 votes
29
The Chasm
Deathcult for Eternity: The Triumph

4.1
250 votes
30
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

4.1
30 votes
31
Doro
Love Me in Black

4.09
22 votes
32
Obtained Enslavement
Soulblight

4.09
28 votes
33
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.08
307 votes
34
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
8394 votes
35
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.08
851 votes
36
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

4.08
99 votes
37
Samael
Exodus

4.07
36 votes
38
Grief
Torso

4.07
88 votes
39
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.06
789 votes
40
Greenmachine
D.A.M.N.

4.05
20 votes
41
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

4.04
190 votes
42
Inquisition
Into the Infernal Regions of the Ancient

4.04
330 votes
43
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.04
86 votes
44
Eldritch
El Nino

4.04
26 votes
45
You and I
Within The Frame

4.03
16 votes
46
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

4.03
72 votes
47
Gorgasm
Stabwound Intercourse

4.03
19 votes
48
Unholy (FIN)
Rapture

4.02
63 votes
49
Damnation A.D.
Kingdom of Lost Souls

4.02
21 votes
50
Conception
Flow

4.02
146 votes
51
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

4.02
1462 votes
52
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

4.02
591 votes
53
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4.02
132 votes
54
Spiritual Beggars
Mantra III

4.01
49 votes
55
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

4
310 votes
56
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

4
3326 votes
57
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

4
246 votes
58
Order From Chaos
An Ending In Fire

4
82 votes
59
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

4
45 votes
60
Desaster
Hellfire's Dominion

4
36 votes
61
Megadeth
Live Trax II

4
15 votes
62
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

3.99
96 votes
63
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

3.98
364 votes
64
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

3.98
195 votes
65
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

3.98
1896 votes
66
Sear Bliss
The Haunting

3.98
40 votes
67
Sculptured
The Spear Of The Lily Is Aureoled

3.97
57 votes
68
Nostromo (CHE)
Argue

3.97
18 votes
69
X Japan
The Last Song

3.97
156 votes
70
Kekal
Beyond The Glimpse of Dreams

3.97
30 votes
71
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

3.96
652 votes
72
Saturnus
For the Loveless Lonely Nights

3.96
24 votes
73
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

3.96
182 votes
74
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

3.95
55 votes
75
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.95
978 votes
76
Ritual Carnage
The Highest Law

3.94
18 votes
77
Jane (GER)
A Doorway to Elsewhere

3.94
16 votes
78
Suicide Nation (USA-AZ)
Suicide Nation

3.93
30 votes
79
Extol
Burial

3.93
378 votes
80
Skepticism
Aes

3.93
29 votes
81
Time Machines
Time Machines

3.93
43 votes
82
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

3.93
56 votes
83
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

3.93
286 votes
84
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.92
106 votes
85
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris (as Covenant)

3.92
101 votes
86
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

3.92
286 votes
87
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.92
1838 votes
88
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

3.92
82 votes
89
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

3.92
144 votes
90
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

3.92
177 votes
91
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

3.91
284 votes
92
Botch
American Nervoso

3.91
816 votes
93
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

3.9
534 votes
94
Athena
A New Religion?

3.9
15 votes
95
Sad Legend
Sad Legend

3.9
15 votes
96
System of a Down
Sugar

3.89
170 votes
97
Aeternus
...and So the Night Became

3.89
82 votes
98
Skycamefalling
To Forever Embrace The Sun

3.89
41 votes
99
Godkiller
The Rebirth of the Middle Ages

3.89
18 votes
100
Elegy (NLD)
Manifestation of Fear

3.89
18 votes
101
Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied

3.89
222 votes
102
Tarot
For The Glory Of Nothing

3.88
39 votes
103
Megaherz
Kopfschuss

3.88
26 votes
104
Odium (NOR)
The Sad Realm of the Stars

3.88
50 votes
105
Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment

3.87
387 votes
106
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

3.87
132 votes
107
Soilent Green
Sewn Mouth Secrets

3.86
146 votes
108
Ancient Rites
Fatherland

3.86
18 votes
109
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

3.86
186 votes
110
Primordial
A Journey's End

3.86
232 votes
111
Witchery
Restless & Dead

3.86
63 votes
112
Buzzov-en
...At A Loss

3.86
56 votes
113
Embraced
Amorous Anathema

3.86
14 votes
114
Arkangel
Prayers Upon Deaf Ears

3.86
14 votes
115
Mago de Oz
La Leyenda de la Mancha

3.85
102 votes
116
Frozen Shadows
Dans les Bras des Immortels

3.85
17 votes
117
Anata
The Infernal Depths of Hatred

3.84
236 votes
118
Savatage
The Wake of Magellan

3.83
516 votes
119
Stratovarius
Destiny

3.83
639 votes
120
The Sins of Thy Beloved
Lake of Sorrow

3.83
72 votes
121
Acid Drinkers
High Proof Cosmic Milk

3.83
36 votes
122
Slauter Xstroyes
Free the Beast

3.83
18 votes
123
Cryptopsy
Whisper Supremacy

3.83
665 votes
124
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

3.82
1473 votes
125
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

3.82
204 votes
126
Vlad Tepes
The Black Legions

3.82
17 votes
127
Morning Again
As Tradition Dies Slowly

3.82
62 votes
128
Anathema
Alternative Future

3.82
14 votes
129
Symphony X
Twilight in Olympus

3.81
1308 votes
130
Mithotyn
King of the Distant Forest

3.81
86 votes
131
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing

3.81
1440 votes
132
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Under the Running Board

3.81
589 votes
133
Katatonia
Discouraged Ones

3.81
1234 votes
Dehumanized
Prophecies Foretold

3.81
13 votes
135
Nokturnal Mortum
To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire

3.81
87 votes
136
Angel Dust
Border of Reality

3.81
108 votes
137
Nasum
Inhale/Exhale

3.8
207 votes
138
Seth
Les Blessures De l'Ame

3.8
20 votes
139
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

3.8
108 votes
140
The Body Lovers
Number One of Three

3.8
22 votes
141
I Have Dreams
Three Days 'Til Christmas

3.79
68 votes
142
Judas Iscariot
Distant In Solitary Night

3.79
54 votes
143
Thyrfing
Thyrfing

3.79
42 votes
144
Arckanum
Kampen

3.79
21 votes
145
Megadeth
Live Trax

3.79
21 votes
146
Soilent Green
A String of Lies

3.79
14 votes
147
U.D.O.
No Limits

3.78
32 votes
148
Heavenwood
Swallow

3.78
18 votes
149
Night in Gales
Thunderbeast

3.78
18 votes
150
Thorns
Thorns vs Emperor (split w/ Emperor)

3.78
29 votes
151
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

3.77
93 votes
152
Appalling Spawn
Freedom, Hope And Fury

3.77
33 votes
153
All Out War
For Those Who Were Crucified

3.76
92 votes
154
Helloween
Better Than Raw

3.76
660 votes
155
Gasp
Drome Triler of Puzzle Zoo People

3.76
39 votes
156
Gehenna
Adimiron Black

3.74
54 votes
157
Primal Fear
Primal Fear

3.73
142 votes
158
Bloodlet
The Seraphim Fall

3.73
44 votes
159
Beheaded
Perpetual Mockery

3.73
22 votes
160
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

3.73
160 votes
161
Apocalyptica
Inquisition Symphony

3.72
159 votes
162
Trelldom
Til et Annet...

3.72
23 votes
163
Nile
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka

3.72
1062 votes
164
HammerFall
Legacy of Kings

3.72
408 votes
165
Brainstorm
Unholy

3.71
21 votes
166
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

3.71
327 votes
167
Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi

3.71
103 votes
168
Unsane
Occupational Hazard

3.71
48 votes
169
Arghoslent
Galloping Through the Battle Ruins

3.71
459 votes
170
Moonspell
Sin/Pecado

3.7
146 votes
171
Merzbow
Tauromachine

3.7
20 votes
172
Phobia
Means of Existence

3.7
20 votes
173
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

3.7
1246 votes
174
Hecate Enthroned
Dark Requiems And The Unsilent Massacre

3.69
93 votes
175
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

3.69
740 votes
176
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

3.69
858 votes
177
Exhumed
Gore Metal

3.69
230 votes
178
Windy and Carl
Depths

3.68
38 votes
179
Dir En Grey
Jealous

3.68
38 votes
180
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

3.68
59 votes
181
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.68
78 votes
182
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

3.67
50 votes
183
Narnia
Awakening

3.67
24 votes
184
Tang Dynasty
Epic

3.67
18 votes
185
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

3.66
19 votes
186
Ulver
Themes From William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

3.66
373 votes
187
...and Oceans
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

3.66
32 votes
188
Old Man's Child
Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion

3.65
154 votes
189
Kilgore
A Search for Reason

3.64
28 votes
190
Katatonia
Saw You Drown

3.64
92 votes
191
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

3.64
58 votes
192
Garden of Shadows
Heart of the Corona

3.64
58 votes
193
Bolt Thrower
Mercenary

3.64
570 votes
194
Daisuke Ishiwatari
Guilty Gear Original Sound Collection

3.63
16 votes
195
Within Temptation
The Dance

3.62
38 votes
196
Strung Out
Crossroads and Illusions

3.62
33 votes
197
Amon Amarth
Once Sent from the Golden Hall

3.62
1086 votes
198
earthtone9
Lo-Def(inition) Discord

3.62
26 votes
199
Bal-Sagoth
Battle Magic

3.61
124 votes
200
Bass Communion
Bass Communion

3.61
27 votes



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