Best Metal Albums of 1998


01
Gorguts
Obscura

4.38
2814 votes
02
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.38
9963 votes
03
Evereve
Stormbirds

4.32
23 votes
04
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.29
3309 votes
05
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.28
202 votes
06
Solstice (UK)
New Dark Age

4.26
128 votes
07
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.24
784 votes
08
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

4.23
6182 votes
09
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aégis

4.22
191 votes
10
Forest
Foredooming the Hope for Eternity

4.21
14 votes
11
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

4.2
746 votes
12
Sex Machineguns
Sex Machinegun

4.19
24 votes
13
Mindrot
Soul

4.18
24 votes
14
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.18
164 votes
15
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.17
489 votes
16
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

4.17
220 votes
17
Strung Out
Twisted By Design

4.17
238 votes
18
Burning Witch
Rift.Canyon.Dreams

4.17
18 votes
19
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.15
108 votes
20
Saviour Machine
Legend Part II

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

4.14
100 votes
22
Buckethead
Colma

4.14
404 votes
23
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.13
554 votes
24
Opera IX
Sacro Culto

4.13
32 votes
25
Dan Swano
Moontower

4.12
1086 votes
26
Therion
Vovin

4.12
206 votes
27
Obtained Enslavement
Soulblight

4.12
26 votes
28
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

4.1
62 votes
29
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

4.1
30 votes
30
The Chasm
Deathcult for Eternity: The Triumph

4.09
238 votes
31
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
8364 votes
32
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

4.08
96 votes
33
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.08
305 votes
34
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.07
843 votes
35
Grief
Torso

4.07
88 votes
36
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

4.07
182 votes
37
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.06
784 votes
38
Samael
Exodus

4.05
37 votes
39
Greenmachine
D.A.M.N.

4.05
20 votes
40
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.05
87 votes
41
Inquisition
Into the Infernal Regions of the Ancient

4.04
332 votes
42
Eldritch
El Nino

4.04
24 votes
43
Holocaust (UK)
Covenant

4.04
39 votes
44
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

4.03
72 votes
45
Unholy (FIN)
Rapture

4.03
57 votes
46
Conception
Flow

4.02
71 votes
47
Damnation A.D.
Kingdom of Lost Souls

4.02
21 votes
48
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

4.02
250 votes
49
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

4.02
1448 votes
50
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4.02
133 votes
51
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

4.01
582 votes
52
Spiritual Beggars
Mantra III

4.01
49 votes
53
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

4
306 votes
54
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

4
45 votes
55
Desaster
Hellfire's Dominion

4
36 votes
56
Gorgasm
Stabwound Intercourse

4
17 votes
57
You and I
Within The Frame

4
15 votes
58
Megadeth
Live Trax II

4
15 votes
59
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

4
3296 votes
60
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

3.99
96 votes
61
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

3.99
1881 votes
62
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

3.98
360 votes
63
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

3.98
195 votes
64
Order From Chaos
An Ending In Fire

3.98
80 votes
65
Sear Bliss
The Haunting

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

3.97
54 votes
67
X Japan
The Last Song

3.97
156 votes
68
Kekal
Beyond The Glimpse of Dreams

3.97
30 votes
69
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

3.96
656 votes
70
Saturnus
For the Loveless Lonely Nights

3.96
24 votes
71
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

3.96
180 votes
72
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

3.95
55 votes
73
Elegy (NLD)
Manifestation of Fear

3.94
18 votes
74
Ritual Carnage
The Highest Law

3.94
18 votes
75
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.94
972 votes
76
Nostromo (CHE)
Argue

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

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

3.93
30 votes
79
Time Machines
Time Machines

3.93
43 votes
80
Extol
Burial

3.93
381 votes
81
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

3.93
78 votes
82
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris (as Covenant)

3.93
100 votes
83
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

3.92
284 votes
84
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

3.92
174 votes
85
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.92
1826 votes
86
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

3.92
280 votes
87
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

3.92
144 votes
88
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

3.91
56 votes
89
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

3.91
280 votes
90
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.91
106 votes
91
Botch
American Nervoso

3.91
807 votes
92
Athena
A New Religion?

3.9
15 votes
93
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

3.9
534 votes
94
Aeternus
...and So the Night Became

3.89
82 votes
95
Skycamefalling
To Forever Embrace The Sun

3.89
41 votes
96
Godkiller
The Rebirth of the Middle Ages

3.89
18 votes
97
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

3.89
132 votes
98
Tarot
For The Glory Of Nothing

3.88
39 votes
99
Megaherz
Kopfschuss

3.88
26 votes
100
Odium (NOR)
The Sad Realm of the Stars

3.88
50 votes
101
Skepticism
Aes

3.88
29 votes
102
System of a Down
Sugar

3.88
170 votes
103
Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment

3.88
384 votes
104
Angel Dust
Border of Reality

3.87
114 votes
105
Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied

3.87
216 votes
106
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

3.86
184 votes
107
Soilent Green
Sewn Mouth Secrets

3.86
144 votes
108
Ancient Rites
Fatherland

3.86
18 votes
109
Witchery
Restless & Dead

3.86
63 votes
110
Buzzov-en
...At A Loss

3.86
56 votes
111
Sad Legend
Sad Legend

3.86
14 votes
112
Arkangel
Prayers Upon Deaf Ears

3.86
14 votes
113
Embraced
Amorous Anathema

3.86
14 votes
114
Primordial
A Journey's End

3.86
230 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
Stratovarius
Destiny

3.84
636 votes
118
Anata
The Infernal Depths of Hatred

3.83
236 votes
119
Acid Drinkers
High Proof Cosmic Milk

3.83
36 votes
120
Slauter Xstroyes
Free the Beast

3.83
18 votes
121
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

3.83
204 votes
122
Nokturnal Mortum
To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire

3.83
90 votes
123
Savatage
The Wake of Magellan

3.83
522 votes
124
Cryptopsy
Whisper Supremacy

3.83
660 votes
125
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

3.82
1465 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
The Sins of Thy Beloved
Lake of Sorrow

3.81
70 votes
130
Symphony X
Twilight in Olympus

3.81
1296 votes
131
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing

3.81
1434 votes
132
Mithotyn
King of the Distant Forest

3.81
84 votes
133
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Under the Running Board

3.81
584 votes
134
Katatonia
Discouraged Ones

3.81
1222 votes
135
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

3.8
108 votes
136
Nasum
Inhale/Exhale

3.8
205 votes
137
Seth
Les Blessures De l'Ame

3.8
20 votes
138
The Body Lovers
Number One of Three

3.8
22 votes
139
Thyrfing
Thyrfing

3.79
41 votes
140
I Have Dreams
Three Days 'Til Christmas

3.79
68 votes
141
Arckanum
Kampen

3.79
21 votes
142
Megadeth
Live Trax

3.79
21 votes
143
Soilent Green
A String of Lies

3.79
14 votes
144
Appalling Spawn
Freedom, Hope And Fury

3.78
32 votes
145
U.D.O.
No Limits

3.78
32 votes
146
Heavenwood
Swallow

3.78
18 votes
147
Night in Gales
Thunderbeast

3.78
18 votes
148
Judas Iscariot
Distant In Solitary Night

3.77
53 votes
149
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

3.77
90 votes
150
Gasp
Drome Triler of Puzzle Zoo People

3.76
38 votes
151
Helloween
Better Than Raw

3.75
654 votes
152
All Out War
For Those Who Were Crucified

3.75
88 votes
153
Gehenna
Adimiron Black

3.75
56 votes
154
Hecate Enthroned
Dark Requiems And The Unsilent Massacre

3.73
90 votes
155
Primal Fear
Primal Fear

3.73
138 votes
156
Bloodlet
The Seraphim Fall

3.73
44 votes
157
Beheaded
Perpetual Mockery

3.73
22 votes
158
Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi

3.72
102 votes
159
Apocalyptica
Inquisition Symphony

3.72
159 votes
160
Nile
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka

3.72
1060 votes
161
Arghoslent
Galloping Through the Battle Ruins

3.72
459 votes
162
Brainstorm
Unholy

3.71
21 votes
163
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

3.71
160 votes
164
HammerFall
Legacy of Kings

3.71
410 votes
165
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

3.71
323 votes
166
Merzbow
Tauromachine

3.7
20 votes
167
Phobia
Means of Existence

3.7
20 votes
168
Trelldom
Til et Annet...

3.7
23 votes
169
Moonspell
Sin/Pecado

3.7
146 votes
170
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

3.69
734 votes
171
Windy and Carl
Depths

3.69
37 votes
172
Apophis
Heliopolis

3.69
16 votes
173
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

3.69
1244 votes
174
Dir En Grey
Jealous

3.68
38 votes
175
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

3.68
848 votes
176
Bal-Sagoth
Battle Magic

3.68
128 votes
177
Thorns
Thorns vs Emperor (split w/ Emperor)

3.68
28 votes
178
Exhumed
Gore Metal

3.68
230 votes
179
Unsane
Occupational Hazard

3.68
45 votes
180
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

3.68
57 votes
181
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.67
77 votes
182
Threshold
Clone

3.67
76 votes
183
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

3.67
51 votes
184
Narnia
Awakening

3.67
24 votes
185
Tang Dynasty
Epic

3.67
18 votes
186
...and Oceans
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

3.66
31 votes
187
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

3.66
19 votes
188
Ulver
Themes From William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

3.65
364 votes
189
Old Man's Child
Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion

3.65
152 votes
190
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

3.64
56 votes
191
Bolt Thrower
Mercenary

3.64
568 votes
192
Garden of Shadows
Heart of the Corona

3.64
58 votes
193
Absu
In the Eyes of Ioldánach

3.63
24 votes
194
Daisuke Ishiwatari
Guilty Gear Original Sound Collection

3.63
16 votes
195
Within Temptation
The Dance

3.62
38 votes
196
Katatonia
Saw You Drown

3.62
90 votes
197
Strung Out
Crossroads and Illusions

3.62
33 votes
198
Amon Amarth
Once Sent from the Golden Hall

3.62
1084 votes
199
Running Wild
The Rivalry

3.62
130 votes
200
earthtone9
Lo-Def(inition) Discord

3.62
26 votes



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