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Top 11 Favourite Metal Albums Of 1998


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I always assumed ‘98 was a Nu Metal year, after looking over it now I think this is the year of Power Metal! Top spot was super difficult to settle on...

Plus my top three favourite tracks from each release. \m/

Honourable mentions:
Marduk - Nightwing (Black)
Iced Earth - Something Wicked This Way Comes (Power/Thrash)
Death - The Sound Of Perseverance (Progressive/Death)
Rhapsody - Symphony Of Enchanted Lands (Power/Symphonic)
Fear Factory - Obsolete (Industrial)
Nightwish - Oceanborn (Power/Symphonic)

Non-Metal mentions:
Refused - The Shape Of Punk To Come (Hardcore/Punk)
Christian Death - Pornographic Messiah (Goth)

Created by: blackwreath13 | 13.11.2021



1. Blind Guardian - Nightfall In Middle-Earth
1998 (Power) Into The Storm, Mirror Mirror, Noldor (Dead Winter Reigns)
2. System Of A Down - System Of A Down
1998 (Alternative/Nu) Spiders, War?, Peephole
3. Nile - Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka
1998 (Death) Stones Of Sorrow, Ramses Bringer Of War, The Howling Of the Jinn
4. Rob Zombie - Hellbilly Deluxe
1998 (Industrial) Dragula, Demonoid Phenomenon, Return Of The Phantom Stranger
5. Korn - Follow The Leader
1998 (Nu) My Gift For You, Children of the Korn, It's On!
6. HammerFall - Legacy Of Kings
1998 (Power) Heeding the Call, Stronger Than All, Legacy of Kings
7. Tristania - Widow's Weeds
1998 (Gothic/Symphonic) Angellore, Wasteland's Caress, My Lost Lenore
8. Edguy - Vain Glory Opera
1998 (Power) How Many Miles, Vain Glory Opera, Out Of Control
9. Diabolical Masquerade - Nightwork
1998 (Avantgarde/Black) Dreadventuouz, The Eerie Obzidian Circuz, Thiz Ghoultimate Omen
10. Stratovarius - Destiny
1998 (Power) S.O.S., Cold Winter Nights (Bonus), Rebel
11. Dark Funeral - Vobiscum Satanas
1998 (Black) Vobiscum Satanas, Ravenna Strigoi Mortii, Thy Legions Come



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14.11.2021 - 14:15
F3ynman2000

Nice to see Nightfall in Middle-Earth! And Sound of Perseverance is at least an honorable mention - nice
I've started listening to Nile. "Annihilation" and "Darkened Shrines" is growing on me. Maybe I'll check out "Amongst the Catacombs" too
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14.11.2021 - 14:38
doez
Hallucigenia
Once again we have a very different list, with only System Of A Down in common. Mine would rather include Forgotten Silence, Meshuggah, Gorguts, Opeth, Obtained Enslavement and Melt-Banana
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14.11.2021 - 23:45
blackwreath13

Written by F3ynman2000 on 14.11.2021 at 14:15

Nice to see Nightfall in Middle-Earth! And Sound of Perseverance is at least an honorable mention - nice
I've started listening to Nile. "Annihilation" and "Darkened Shrines" is growing on me. Maybe I'll check out "Amongst the Catacombs" too

I actually put off listening to Nightfall... from start to finish until doing this, I had heard the big songs like Mirror Mirror before but didn’t want to deal with that many tracks and all the interludes. But after finishing it I had it to them, it really did live up to the hype.
Death was on but kept getting bumped down until it was off. If I get hate so be it but I recognise how good it is it’s just probably the furthest Death album from giving me what I really want in a Death. Great album but I’m just not the technical dude.
Annihilation is my favourite Death Metal album, Catacombs only features Karl on vocals and clearly has much less budget than later albums but it gives you a great idea of what the band intends to achieve. A for ambition, almost got the top spot.
(Wow that was a long reply )
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14.11.2021 - 23:56
blackwreath13

Written by doez on 14.11.2021 at 14:38

Once again we have a very different list, with only System Of A Down in common. Mine would rather include Forgotten Silence, Meshuggah, Gorguts, Opeth, Obtained Enslavement and Melt-Banana

Always good to see System get love on a Metal site. Meshuggah were close actually, they aren’t always to my taste but I do respect them a lot and they’ll probably be on a future list. I tried Obscura but I think I’m someone it would probably take a few listens to appreciate, so there I’m admitting I’m not smart enough to get it.
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19.11.2021 - 15:45
AndyMetalFreak
Mr Nice Guy
It's good to see Tristania - Widow's Weeds on this list, that would be my favourite of the year, and 1998 was definitely a good year for metal
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20.11.2021 - 08:06
blackwreath13

Cheers, they’ll be even higher in the next list.
Yes, ‘98 had a lot of variety to offer and better than I expected it to be.
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