Best Metal Albums of 1998


01
Evereve
Stormbirds

4.4
21 votes
02
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.38
9795 votes
03
Gorguts
Obscura

4.38
2738 votes
04
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.29
3255 votes
05
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.27
196 votes
06
Solstice (UK)
New Dark Age

4.25
126 votes
07
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.23
774 votes
08
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

4.23
6112 votes
09
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aégis

4.22
186 votes
10
Forest
Foredooming the Hope for Eternity

4.21
14 votes
11
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

4.2
726 votes
12
Sex Machineguns
Sex Machinegun

4.19
24 votes
13
Mindrot
Soul

4.18
24 votes
14
Strung Out
Twisted By Design

4.17
234 votes
15
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

4.17
210 votes
16
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.17
455 votes
17
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.16
158 votes
18
Buckethead
Colma

4.15
400 votes
19
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.14
107 votes
20
Saviour Machine
Legend Part II

4.14
42 votes
21
Bethlehem
S.U.I.Z.I.D

4.14
94 votes
22
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.14
536 votes
23
Opera IX
Sacro Culto

4.13
30 votes
24
Dan Swano
Moontower

4.13
1065 votes
25
Holocaust (UK)
Covenant

4.13
36 votes
26
Therion
Vovin

4.12
205 votes
27
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

4.1
29 votes
28
Gorgasm
Stabwound Intercourse

4.09
16 votes
29
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

4.09
60 votes
30
The Chasm
Deathcult for Eternity: The Triumph

4.09
236 votes
31
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.08
303 votes
32
Obtained Enslavement
Soulblight

4.08
25 votes
33
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
8286 votes
34
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.08
837 votes
35
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

4.07
176 votes
36
Grief
Torso

4.07
88 votes
37
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.07
774 votes
38
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

4.06
90 votes
39
Samael
Exodus

4.05
37 votes
40
Greenmachine
D.A.M.N.

4.05
20 votes
41
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

4.05
318 votes
42
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.05
86 votes
43
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

4.04
70 votes
44
Eldritch
El Nino

4.04
24 votes
45
Conception
Flow

4.04
142 votes
46
You and I
Within The Frame

4.04
14 votes
47
Unholy (FIN)
Rapture

4.03
57 votes
48
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

4.02
1436 votes
49
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

4.01
43 votes
50
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4.01
130 votes
51
Spiritual Beggars
Mantra III

4.01
49 votes
52
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

4.01
567 votes
53
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

4.01
248 votes
54
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

4
3252 votes
55
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

4
302 votes
56
Desaster
Hellfire's Dominion

4
36 votes
57
Kekal
Beyond The Glimpse of Dreams

4
28 votes
58
Damnation A.D.
Kingdom of Lost Souls

4
20 votes
59
Megadeth
Live Trax II

4
15 votes
60
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

3.99
1851 votes
61
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

3.98
347 votes
62
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

3.98
90 votes
63
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

3.98
128 votes
64
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

3.98
322 votes
65
Order From Chaos
An Ending In Fire

3.98
80 votes
66
Sculptured
The Spear Of The Lily Is Aureoled

3.97
54 votes
67
Sear Bliss
The Haunting

3.97
36 votes
68
X Japan
The Last Song

3.97
153 votes
69
Time Machines
Time Machines

3.96
40 votes
70
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

3.96
53 votes
71
Saturnus
For the Loveless Lonely Nights

3.95
20 votes
72
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.95
952 votes
73
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

3.94
54 votes
74
Nostromo (CHE)
Argue

3.94
17 votes
75
Elegy (NLD)
Manifestation of Fear

3.94
16 votes
76
Extol
Burial

3.94
372 votes
77
Suicide Nation (USA-AZ)
Suicide Nation

3.93
30 votes
78
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

3.93
174 votes
79
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

3.93
170 votes
80
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

3.93
272 votes
81
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.92
1780 votes
82
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

3.92
142 votes
83
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

3.91
280 votes
84
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

3.91
270 votes
85
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

3.91
76 votes
86
Aeternus
...and So the Night Became

3.91
76 votes
87
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.9
104 votes
88
Botch
American Nervoso

3.9
795 votes
89
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

3.9
92 votes
90
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

3.9
520 votes
91
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

3.9
130 votes
92
Athena
A New Religion?

3.9
15 votes
93
Megaherz
Kopfschuss

3.9
24 votes
94
Tarot
For The Glory Of Nothing

3.88
26 votes
95
Skycamefalling
To Forever Embrace The Sun

3.88
38 votes
96
System of a Down
Sugar

3.88
170 votes
97
Witchery
Restless & Dead

3.88
60 votes
98
Odium (NOR)
The Sad Realm of the Stars

3.88
48 votes
99
Skepticism
Aes

3.88
28 votes
100
Godkiller
The Rebirth of the Middle Ages

3.88
16 votes
101
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

3.87
182 votes
102
Angel Dust
Border of Reality

3.87
117 votes
103
Buzzov-en
...At A Loss

3.87
52 votes
104
Ancient Rites
Fatherland

3.86
18 votes
105
Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment

3.86
365 votes
106
Primordial
A Journey's End

3.86
224 votes
107
Sad Legend
Sad Legend

3.86
14 votes
108
Embraced
Amorous Anathema

3.86
14 votes
109
Mago de Oz
La Leyenda de la Mancha

3.86
104 votes
110
Frozen Shadows
Dans les Bras des Immortels

3.85
17 votes
111
The Sins of Thy Beloved
Lake of Sorrow

3.85
66 votes
112
Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied

3.85
204 votes
113
Vlad Tepes
The Black Legions

3.84
16 votes
114
Soilent Green
Sewn Mouth Secrets

3.84
140 votes
115
Stratovarius
Destiny

3.84
609 votes
116
Savatage
The Wake of Magellan

3.84
504 votes
117
Acid Drinkers
High Proof Cosmic Milk

3.83
36 votes
118
Slauter Xstroyes
Free the Beast

3.83
18 votes
119
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

3.83
1447 votes
120
Cryptopsy
Whisper Supremacy

3.83
1306 votes
121
Anata
The Infernal Depths of Hatred

3.83
232 votes
122
Morning Again
As Tradition Dies Slowly

3.83
58 votes
123
Nokturnal Mortum
To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire

3.83
89 votes
124
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

3.82
198 votes
125
Anathema
Alternative Future

3.82
14 votes
126
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing

3.82
1421 votes
127
Mithotyn
King of the Distant Forest

3.81
84 votes
128
Symphony X
Twilight in Olympus

3.81
1275 votes
129
Katatonia
Discouraged Ones

3.81
1204 votes
130
Nasum
Inhale/Exhale

3.81
203 votes
131
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

3.81
106 votes
132
Thyrfing
Thyrfing

3.8
40 votes
133
I Have Dreams
Three Days 'Til Christmas

3.8
67 votes
134
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Under the Running Board

3.8
575 votes
135
The Body Lovers
Number One of Three

3.8
22 votes
136
Megadeth
Live Trax

3.79
21 votes
137
Arckanum
Kampen

3.79
21 votes
138
Soilent Green
A String of Lies

3.79
14 votes
139
Ritual Carnage
The Highest Law

3.79
14 votes
140
Judas Iscariot
Distant In Solitary Night

3.78
51 votes
141
Appalling Spawn
Freedom, Hope And Fury

3.78
30 votes
142
Seth
Les Blessures de lAme

3.78
18 votes
143
Heavenwood
Swallow

3.78
18 votes
144
Night in Gales
Thunderbeast

3.78
18 votes
145
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

3.77
90 votes
146
Gasp
Drome Triler of Puzzle Zoo People

3.76
37 votes
147
Bloodlet
The Seraphim Fall

3.75
44 votes
148
Helloween
Better Than Raw

3.74
632 votes
149
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

3.74
52 votes
150
Hecate Enthroned
Dark Requiems And The Unsilent Massacre

3.73
90 votes
151
Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi

3.73
100 votes
152
Beheaded
Perpetual Mockery

3.73
22 votes
153
Apocalyptica
Inquisition Symphony

3.72
158 votes
154
Gehenna
Adimiron Black

3.72
58 votes
155
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

3.72
148 votes
156
U.D.O.
No Limits

3.71
28 votes
157
Brainstorm
Unholy

3.71
21 votes
158
Nile
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka

3.71
1038 votes
159
Merzbow
Tauromachine

3.71
19 votes
160
Arghoslent
Galloping Through the Battle Ruins

3.71
450 votes
161
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

3.71
317 votes
162
HammerFall
Legacy of Kings

3.71
404 votes
163
All Out War
For Those Who Were Crucified

3.71
82 votes
164
Primal Fear
Primal Fear

3.71
138 votes
165
Moonspell
Sin/Pecado

3.7
142 votes
166
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

3.7
48 votes
167
Dir En Grey
Jealous

3.69
36 votes
168
Phobia
Means of Existence

3.69
21 votes
169
Exhumed
Gore Metal

3.69
222 votes
170
Apophis
Heliopolis

3.69
16 votes
171
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

3.69
722 votes
172
Unsane
Occupational Hazard

3.69
43 votes
173
Bal-Sagoth
Battle Magic

3.69
124 votes
174
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

3.68
842 votes
175
Trelldom
Til et Annet...

3.68
22 votes
176
Narnia
Awakening

3.68
22 votes
177
Windy and Carl
Depths

3.68
36 votes
178
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

3.68
1224 votes
179
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.67
77 votes
180
Thorns
Thorns vs Emperor (split w/ Emperor)

3.67
27 votes
181
...and Oceans
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

3.66
31 votes
182
Ulver
Themes From William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

3.66
357 votes
183
Bolt Thrower
Mercenary

3.65
530 votes
184
Threshold
Clone

3.65
74 votes
185
Within Temptation
The Dance

3.64
37 votes
186
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

3.64
18 votes
187
Garden of Shadows
Heart of the Corona

3.64
58 votes
188
Bass Communion
Bass Communion

3.63
26 votes
189
Old Man's Child
Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion

3.63
142 votes
190
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

3.63
54 votes
191
Absu
In the Eyes of Ioldánach

3.63
24 votes
192
Katatonia
Saw You Drown

3.62
90 votes
193
Strung Out
Crossroads and Illusions

3.62
33 votes
194
earthtone9
Lo-Def(inition) Discord

3.62
26 votes
195
Amon Amarth
Once Sent from the Golden Hall

3.61
1072 votes
196
Nifelheim
Devil's Force

3.61
28 votes
197
OOMPH!
Unrein

3.61
28 votes
198
Borknagar
The Archaic Course

3.61
276 votes
199
Running Wild
The Rivalry

3.6
124 votes
200
Circle of Dust
Disengage

3.6
30 votes



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