Best Metal Albums of 1998


01
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.38
9897 votes
02
Gorguts
Obscura

4.38
2790 votes
03
Evereve
Stormbirds

4.38
22 votes
04
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.29
3291 votes
05
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.27
202 votes
06
Solstice (UK)
New Dark Age

4.25
126 votes
07
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.24
782 votes
08
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

4.23
6166 votes
09
Forest
Foredooming the Hope for Eternity

4.21
14 votes
10
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aégis

4.21
189 votes
11
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

4.2
740 votes
12
Sex Machineguns
Sex Machinegun

4.19
24 votes
13
Mindrot
Soul

4.18
24 votes
14
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

4.18
224 votes
15
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.18
482 votes
16
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.18
164 votes
17
Strung Out
Twisted By Design

4.17
237 votes
18
Burning Witch
Rift.Canyon.Dreams

4.17
18 votes
19
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.15
108 votes
20
Bethlehem
S.U.I.Z.I.D

4.14
98 votes
21
Saviour Machine
Legend Part II

4.14
42 votes
22
Buckethead
Colma

4.14
403 votes
23
Opera IX
Sacro Culto

4.13
30 votes
24
Dan Swano
Moontower

4.13
1083 votes
25
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.13
550 votes
26
Therion
Vovin

4.12
208 votes
27
Obtained Enslavement
Soulblight

4.12
26 votes
28
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

4.1
30 votes
29
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

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

4.09
236 votes
31
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.08
304 votes
32
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
8330 votes
33
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.07
840 votes
34
Grief
Torso

4.07
88 votes
35
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.07
780 votes
36
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

4.06
94 votes
37
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

4.06
180 votes
38
Samael
Exodus

4.05
37 votes
39
Inquisition
Into the Infernal Regions of the Ancient

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

4.05
20 votes
41
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.05
87 votes
42
Eldritch
El Nino

4.04
24 votes
43
Holocaust (UK)
Covenant

4.04
39 votes
44
Conception
Flow

4.04
142 votes
45
You and I
Within The Frame

4.03
15 votes
46
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

4.03
72 votes
47
Unholy (FIN)
Rapture

4.03
57 votes
48
Damnation A.D.
Kingdom of Lost Souls

4.02
21 votes
49
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

4.02
1436 votes
50
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

4.02
250 votes
51
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4.02
132 votes
52
Spiritual Beggars
Mantra III

4.01
49 votes
53
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

4.01
574 votes
54
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

4
3286 votes
55
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

4
302 votes
56
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

4
44 votes
57
Desaster
Hellfire's Dominion

4
36 votes
58
Gorgasm
Stabwound Intercourse

4
17 votes
59
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

3.99
1878 votes
60
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

3.98
357 votes
61
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

3.98
92 votes
62
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

3.98
192 votes
63
Order From Chaos
An Ending In Fire

3.98
80 votes
64
Sear Bliss
The Haunting

3.98
40 votes
65
Sculptured
The Spear Of The Lily Is Aureoled

3.97
54 votes
66
X Japan
The Last Song

3.97
153 votes
67
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

3.97
652 votes
68
Kekal
Beyond The Glimpse of Dreams

3.96
28 votes
69
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

3.96
54 votes
70
Saturnus
For the Loveless Lonely Nights

3.96
24 votes
71
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.95
968 votes
72
Elegy (NLD)
Manifestation of Fear

3.94
18 votes
73
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

3.94
178 votes
74
Nostromo (CHE)
Argue

3.94
17 votes
75
Jane (GER)
A Doorway to Elsewhere

3.94
16 votes
76
Extol
Burial

3.94
375 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
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

3.93
56 votes
80
Time Machines
Time Machines

3.93
42 votes
81
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

3.93
78 votes
82
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

3.92
284 votes
83
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

3.92
96 votes
84
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.92
1796 votes
85
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

3.92
276 votes
86
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

3.92
144 votes
87
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

3.92
278 votes
88
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

3.91
524 votes
89
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.91
106 votes
90
Botch
American Nervoso

3.91
806 votes
91
Athena
A New Religion?

3.9
15 votes
92
Aeternus
...and So the Night Became

3.89
80 votes
93
Skycamefalling
To Forever Embrace The Sun

3.89
40 votes
94
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

3.89
132 votes
95
Megaherz
Kopfschuss

3.88
26 votes
96
Tarot
For The Glory Of Nothing

3.88
26 votes
97
Angel Dust
Border of Reality

3.88
114 votes
98
Skepticism
Aes

3.88
29 votes
99
System of a Down
Sugar

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

3.88
48 votes
101
Godkiller
The Rebirth of the Middle Ages

3.88
16 votes
102
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

3.87
182 votes
103
Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment

3.87
379 votes
104
Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied

3.87
213 votes
105
Soilent Green
Sewn Mouth Secrets

3.86
144 votes
106
Ancient Rites
Fatherland

3.86
18 votes
107
Primordial
A Journey's End

3.86
224 votes
108
Witchery
Restless & Dead

3.86
63 votes
109
Embraced
Amorous Anathema

3.86
14 votes
110
Sad Legend
Sad Legend

3.86
14 votes
111
Mago de Oz
La Leyenda de la Mancha

3.86
104 votes
112
Frozen Shadows
Dans les Bras des Immortels

3.85
17 votes
113
Buzzov-en
...At A Loss

3.85
54 votes
114
The Sins of Thy Beloved
Lake of Sorrow

3.85
66 votes
115
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

3.84
200 votes
116
Anata
The Infernal Depths of Hatred

3.83
234 votes
117
Acid Drinkers
High Proof Cosmic Milk

3.83
36 votes
118
Slauter Xstroyes
Free the Beast

3.83
18 votes
119
Stratovarius
Destiny

3.83
618 votes
120
Savatage
The Wake of Magellan

3.83
519 votes
121
Nokturnal Mortum
To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire

3.83
90 votes
122
Cryptopsy
Whisper Supremacy

3.83
657 votes
123
Morning Again
As Tradition Dies Slowly

3.83
58 votes
124
Vlad Tepes
The Black Legions

3.82
17 votes
125
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

3.82
1462 votes
126
Anathema
Alternative Future

3.82
14 votes
127
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing

3.82
1433 votes
128
Symphony X
Twilight in Olympus

3.81
1287 votes
129
Mithotyn
King of the Distant Forest

3.81
84 votes
130
Katatonia
Discouraged Ones

3.81
1218 votes
131
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Under the Running Board

3.81
581 votes
132
Nasum
Inhale/Exhale

3.81
206 votes
133
Electric Wizard
Supercoven

3.8
108 votes
134
Seth
Les Blessures De l'Ame

3.8
20 votes
135
I Have Dreams
Three Days 'Til Christmas

3.8
67 votes
136
The Body Lovers
Number One of Three

3.8
22 votes
137
Thyrfing
Thyrfing

3.79
41 votes
138
Arckanum
Kampen

3.79
21 votes
139
Ritual Carnage
The Highest Law

3.79
14 votes
140
Soilent Green
A String of Lies

3.79
14 votes
141
Appalling Spawn
Freedom, Hope And Fury

3.78
32 votes
142
U.D.O.
No Limits

3.78
32 votes
143
Judas Iscariot
Distant In Solitary Night

3.78
52 votes
144
Night in Gales
Thunderbeast

3.78
18 votes
145
Heavenwood
Swallow

3.78
18 votes
146
Gasp
Drome Triler of Puzzle Zoo People

3.78
38 votes
147
Astarte
Doomed Dark Years

3.77
90 votes
148
Bloodlet
The Seraphim Fall

3.75
44 votes
149
Megadeth
Live Trax

3.75
24 votes
150
Megadeth
Live Trax II

3.75
18 votes
151
Helloween
Better Than Raw

3.75
644 votes
152
Hecate Enthroned
Dark Requiems And The Unsilent Massacre

3.73
90 votes
153
Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi

3.73
101 votes
154
All Out War
For Those Who Were Crucified

3.73
86 votes
155
Beheaded
Perpetual Mockery

3.73
22 votes
156
Primal Fear
Primal Fear

3.73
140 votes
157
Apocalyptica
Inquisition Symphony

3.72
158 votes
158
Gehenna
Adimiron Black

3.72
58 votes
159
Angelcorpse
Exterminate

3.72
152 votes
160
Brainstorm
Unholy

3.71
21 votes
161
Arghoslent
Galloping Through the Battle Ruins

3.71
456 votes
162
Nile
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka

3.71
1052 votes
163
Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline

3.71
320 votes
164
HammerFall
Legacy of Kings

3.7
406 votes
165
Skinless
Progression Towards Evil

3.7
57 votes
166
Merzbow
Tauromachine

3.7
20 votes
167
Trelldom
Til et Annet...

3.7
23 votes
168
Moonspell
Sin/Pecado

3.69
145 votes
169
Phobia
Means of Existence

3.69
21 votes
170
Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe

3.69
733 votes
171
Apophis
Heliopolis

3.69
16 votes
172
Arch Enemy
Stigmata

3.68
848 votes
173
Dir En Grey
Jealous

3.68
38 votes
174
Exhumed
Gore Metal

3.68
230 votes
175
Windy and Carl
Depths

3.68
36 votes
176
Bal-Sagoth
Battle Magic

3.68
128 votes
177
Unsane
Occupational Hazard

3.68
45 votes
178
Morbid Angel
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

3.68
1238 votes
179
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.67
77 votes
180
Threshold
Clone

3.67
76 votes
181
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

3.67
51 votes
182
Narnia
Awakening

3.67
24 votes
183
...and Oceans
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

3.66
31 votes
184
Thorns
Thorns vs Emperor (split w/ Emperor)

3.66
28 votes
185
16Volt
SuperCoolNothing

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

3.66
361 votes
187
Old Man's Child
Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion

3.65
150 votes
188
Bolt Thrower
Mercenary

3.65
550 votes
189
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

3.65
54 votes
190
Garden of Shadows
Heart of the Corona

3.64
58 votes
191
Bass Communion
Bass Communion

3.63
26 votes
192
Absu
In the Eyes of Ioldánach

3.63
24 votes
193
Daisuke Ishiwatari
Guilty Gear Original Sound Collection

3.63
16 votes
194
Within Temptation
The Dance

3.62
38 votes
195
Katatonia
Saw You Drown

3.62
90 votes
196
Strung Out
Crossroads and Illusions

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

3.62
1080 votes
198
earthtone9
Lo-Def(inition) Discord

3.62
26 votes
199
Borknagar
The Archaic Course

3.61
280 votes
200
Nifelheim
Devil's Force

3.61
28 votes



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