Best Metal Albums of 1998


01
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.38
9165 votes
02
Gorguts
Obscura

4.37
2462 votes
03
Mindrot
Soul

4.36
18 votes
04
Solstice (UK)
New Dark Age

4.32
116 votes
05
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.29
3078 votes
06
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.28
176 votes
07
Saviour Machine
Legend Part II

4.26
38 votes
08
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.24
734 votes
09
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

4.23
5814 votes
10
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

4.2
640 votes
11
Sex Machineguns
Sex Machinegun

4.19
24 votes
12
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.18
146 votes
13
Evereve
Stormbirds

4.18
18 votes
14
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.18
417 votes
15
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

4.17
182 votes
16
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aégis

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

4.15
78 votes
18
Strung Out
Twisted By Design

4.15
222 votes
19
Buckethead
Colma

4.14
385 votes
20
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.13
101 votes
21
Grief
Torso

4.13
76 votes
22
The Chasm
Deathcult for Eternity: The Triumph

4.13
206 votes
23
Dan Swano
Moontower

4.13
993 votes
24
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.12
482 votes
25
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

4.12
134 votes
26
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

4.12
60 votes
27
Therion
Vovin

4.11
382 votes
28
Greenmachine
D.A.M.N.

4.11
18 votes
29
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

4.1
29 votes
30
Unholy (FIN)
Rapture

4.09
48 votes
31
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

4.09
44 votes
32
Holocaust (UK)
Covenant

4.08
24 votes
33
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.08
288 votes
34
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
7848 votes
35
Kekal
Beyond The Glimpse of Dreams

4.07
28 votes
36
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.07
80 votes
37
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.06
799 votes
38
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.06
733 votes
39
Samael
Exodus

4.06
34 votes
40
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

4.04
76 votes
41
Spiritual Beggars
Mantra III

4.03
44 votes
42
Desaster
Hellfire's Dominion

4.03
30 votes
43
Obtained Enslavement
Soulblight

4.03
17 votes
44
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

4.03
290 votes
45
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

4.03
234 votes
46
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

4.03
39 votes
47
Conception
Flow

4.02
122 votes
48
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

4.01
74 votes
49
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

4.01
142 votes
50
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4
123 votes
51
Order From Chaos
An Ending In Fire

4
70 votes
52
Sculptured
The Spear Of The Lily Is Aureoled

4
54 votes
53
Eldritch
El Nino

4
20 votes
54
Gorgasm
Stabwound Intercourse

4
14 votes
55
Elegy (NLD)
Manifestation of Fear

4
14 votes
56
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

4
515 votes
57
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

4
124 votes
58
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

3.99
1362 votes
59
Time Machines
Time Machines

3.99
40 votes
60
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

3.99
3058 votes
61
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

3.98
1806 votes
62
Sear Bliss
The Haunting

3.97
36 votes
63
X Japan
The Last Song

3.97
147 votes
64
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

3.97
45 votes
65
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

3.96
606 votes
66
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

3.96
321 votes
67
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

3.96
70 votes
68
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.95
870 votes
69
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

3.95
258 votes
70
Saturnus
For the Loveless Lonely Nights

3.95
20 votes
71
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

3.95
168 votes
72
Extol
Burial

3.94
351 votes
73
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

3.94
264 votes
74
Damnation A.D.
Kingdom of Lost Souls

3.93
15 votes
75
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

3.93
114 votes
76
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.93
84 votes
77
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

3.93
42 votes
78
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

3.93
458 votes
79
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

3.93
108 votes
80
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.92
1662 votes
81
Aeternus
...and So the Night Became

3.92
74 votes
82
Botch
American Nervoso

3.9
745 votes
83
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

3.9
154 votes
84
System of a Down
Sugar

3.9
174 votes
85
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

3.9
84 votes
86
Buzzov-en
...At A Loss

3.9
48 votes
87
Megaherz
Kopfschuss

3.9
24 votes
88
Odium (NOR)
The Sad Realm of the Stars

3.89
41 votes
89
Tarot
For The Glory Of Nothing

3.88
26 votes
90
Skepticism
Aes

3.88
26 votes
91
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

3.88
172 votes
92
Primordial
A Journey's End

3.88
204 votes
93
Godkiller
The Rebirth of the Middle Ages

3.88
16 votes
94
Skycamefalling
To Forever Embrace The Sun

3.87
35 votes
95
Soilent Green
Sewn Mouth Secrets

3.87
130 votes
96
Anata
The Infernal Depths of Hatred

3.87
190 votes
97
Beheaded
Perpetual Mockery

3.87
19 votes
98
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

3.87
226 votes
99
Witchery
Restless & Dead

3.87
45 votes
100
Acid Drinkers
High Proof Cosmic Milk

3.86
33 votes
101
Angel Dust
Border of Reality

3.86
105 votes
102
Suicide Nation
Suicide Nation

3.86
28 votes
103
Slauter Xstroyes
Free the Beast

3.86
14 votes
104
Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied

3.85
186 votes
105
Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment

3.85
343 votes
106
Gehenna
Adimiron Black

3.85
46 votes
107
Morning Again
As Tradition Dies Slowly

3.85
46 votes
108
Anathema
Alternative Future

3.85
13 votes
109
Cryptopsy
Whisper Supremacy

3.84
1196 votes
110
Bloodlet
The Seraphim Fall

3.84
32 votes
111
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

3.84
189 votes
112
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

3.84
190 votes
113
Brainstorm
Unholy

3.83
18 votes
114
Ancient Rites
Fatherland

3.83
15 votes
115
Savatage
The Wake of Magellan

3.82
462 votes
116
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing

3.82
1329 votes
117
The Sins of Thy Beloved
Lake of Sorrow

3.82
62 votes
118
Frozen Shadows
Dans les Bras des Immortels

3.82
14 votes
119
Nostromo (CHE)
Argue

3.82
14 votes
120
Katatonia
Discouraged Ones

3.81
1066 votes
121
Thyrfing
Thyrfing

3.81
37 votes
122
Stratovarius
Destiny

3.81
552 votes
123
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

3.81
1335 votes
124
Mago de Oz
La Leyenda de la Mancha

3.8
100 votes
125
Megadeth
Live Trax

3.8
15 votes
126
Symphony X
Twilight in Olympus

3.8
1218 votes
127
Mithotyn
King of the Distant Forest

3.8
74 votes
128
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

3.79
97 votes
129
Nasum
Inhale/Exhale

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

3.79
538 votes
131
Soilent Green
A String of Lies

3.79
14 votes
132
Ritual Carnage
The Highest Law

3.79
14 votes
133
I Have Dreams
Three Days 'Til Christmas

3.78
60 votes
134
Appalling Spawn
Freedom, Hope And Fury

3.78
27 votes
135
Heavenwood
Swallow

3.78
18 votes
136
Night in Gales
Thunderbeast

3.78
18 votes
137
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

3.77
90 votes
138
The Body Lovers
Number One of Three

3.76
19 votes
139
All Out War
For Those Who Were Crucified

3.75
64 votes
140
Arckanum
Kampen

3.75
16 votes
141
Gasp
Drome Triler of Puzzle Zoo People

3.74
31 votes
142
Nokturnal Mortum
To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire

3.74
71 votes
143
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

3.74
48 votes
144
Judas Iscariot
Distant In Solitary Night

3.73
47 votes
145
Primal Fear
Primal Fear

3.73
130 votes
146
Apocalyptica
Inquisition Symphony

3.72
156 votes
147
All Out War
Truth in the Age of Lies

3.72
18 votes
148
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

3.72
128 votes
149
Nile
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka

3.72
944 votes
150
Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi

3.72
81 votes
151
Seth
Les Blessures de lAme

3.71
14 votes
152
Hecate Enthroned
Dark Requiems And The Unsilent Massacre

3.71
52 votes
153
Helloween
Better Than Raw

3.71
592 votes
154
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

3.71
794 votes
155
Windy and Carl
Depths

3.71
31 votes
156
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

3.7
48 votes
157
HammerFall
Legacy of Kings

3.7
386 votes
158
U.D.O.
No Limits

3.69
26 votes
159
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

3.69
292 votes
160
Moonspell
Sin/Pecado

3.69
140 votes
161
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

3.68
679 votes
162
Arghoslent
Galloping Through the Battle Ruins

3.68
402 votes
163
Narnia
Awakening

3.68
22 votes
164
Exhumed
Gore Metal

3.68
186 votes
165
Dir En Grey
Jealous

3.68
34 votes
166
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.68
74 votes
167
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

3.67
1114 votes
168
Trelldom
Til et Annet...

3.67
15 votes
169
Cephalic Carnage
Exploiting Dysfunction

3.66
92 votes
170
William Basinski
Shortwavemusic

3.65
13 votes
171
Absu
In the Eyes of Ioldánach

3.65
20 votes
172
Merzbow
Tauromachine

3.65
17 votes
173
Borknagar
The Archaic Course

3.64
246 votes
174
Angra
Fireworks

3.64
272 votes
175
Apophis
Heliopolis

3.64
14 votes
176
Thorns
Thorns vs Emperor (split w/ Emperor)

3.64
25 votes
177
Threshold
Clone

3.64
72 votes
178
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

3.64
18 votes
179
Running Wild
The Rivalry

3.63
106 votes
180
...and Oceans
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

3.63
23 votes
181
Old Man's Child
Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion

3.63
132 votes
182
Rwake
Xenoglossalgia: The Last Stage of Awareness

3.63
32 votes
183
Strung Out
Crossroads and Illusions

3.62
33 votes
184
Bolt Thrower
Mercenary

3.62
448 votes
185
Amon Amarth
Once Sent from the Golden Hall

3.62
1032 votes
186
Pitchshifter
www.pitchshifter.com

3.62
90 votes
187
Ulver
Themes From William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

3.61
340 votes
188
OOMPH!
Unrein

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

3.61
14 votes
190
Bal-Sagoth
Battle Magic

3.61
114 votes
191
Within Temptation
The Dance

3.6
36 votes
192
Limbonic Art
Epitome Of Illusion

3.6
39 votes
193
Freak Kitchen
Freak Kitchen

3.6
20 votes
194
Steel
Heavy Metal Machine

3.6
20 votes
195
Cypress Hill
IV

3.6
225 votes
196
Bass Communion
Bass Communion

3.59
22 votes
197
Jerry Cantrell
Boggy Depot

3.59
171 votes
198
Evanescence
Evanescence EP

3.59
69 votes
199
Paysage d'Hiver
Schattengang

3.59
99 votes
200
Naglfar
Diabolical

3.58
158 votes



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