The Year In Review: 1997

Readers' Top Albums of 1997

1. Megadeth
Cryptic Writings
  1. Bruce Dickinson Accident Of Birth
  2. Judas Priest Jugulator
  3. Gamma Ray Somewhere Out In Space
  4. Stratovarius Visions
  5. HammerFall Glory To The Brave
  6. The Gathering Nighttime Birds
  7. Machine Head The More Things Change ...
  8. Entombed Wreckage
  9. In Flames Whoracle
  1. Dream Theater Falling Into Infinity
  2. Strapping Young Lad City
  3. Tiamat A Deeper Kind Of Slumber
  4. Overkill From The Underground And Below
  5. Savatage The Wake Of Magellan
  6. Fates Warning A Pleasant Shade Of Gray
  7. Emperor Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk
  8. Pantera Official Live: 101 Proof
  9. Metallica Reload
  10. Dimmu Borgir Enthrone Darkness Triumphant
  11. Paradise Lost One Second
  12. Rhapsody Of Fire Legendary Tales
  13. Coal Chamber Coal Chamber
  14. Grip Inc. Nemesis
  15. Testament Demonic
  1. Deftones Around The Fur
  2. Saxon Unleash The Beast
  3. Iced Earth Days Of Purgatory
  4. Flotsam & Jetsam High
  5. Arcturus La Masquerade Infernale
  6. Therion A'Arab Zaraq Lucid Dreaming
  7. Geezer Black Science
  8. Crisis The Hollowing
  9. Voivod Phobos
  10. Dark Tranquillity The Mind's I
  11. Spastic Ink Ink Complete
  12. Hypocrisy The Final Chapter
  13. Fu Manchu The Action Is Go
  14. Ozzy Osbourne The Ozzman Cometh (compilation)
  15. Iron Savior Iron Savior
  16. Six Feet Under Warpath
  17. Rammstein Sehnsucht
  18. Faith No More Album Of The Year
  19. Jag Panzer The Fourth Judgement
  20. Deicide Serpents Of The Light
  21. Karma To Burn Karma To Burn
  22. W.A.S.P. Kill, Fuck, Die
  23. Queensryche Hear In The Now Frontier
  24. Chastain In Dementia
  25. Forbidden Green
  26. Old Man's Child The Pagan Prosperity
  27. Misfits American Psycho
  28. Kreator Outcast
  29. Vanderhoof Vanderhoof
  30. Deceased Fearless Undead Machines
  31. Crematory Awake
  32. Edge Of Sanity Cryptic
  33. Sigh Hail Horror Hail
  34. Suicidal Tendencies Prime Cuts (compilation)
  35. Aerosmith Nine Lives
  36. Venom Cast In Stone
  37. Exciter The Dark Command
  38. Sacred Reich Still Ignorant
  39. Misery Loves Co. Not Like Them
  40. Lake Of Tears A Crimson Cosmos
  41. Sevendust Sevendust
  42. Sepultura Sevendust
  43. Scanner Ball Of The Damned
  44. Rotting Christ A Dead Poem
  45. Annihilator Remains
  46. Y&T Endangered Species
  47. Neuraxis Imagery
  48. Summoning Nightshade Forests
  49. Exodus Another Lesson In Violence
  50. Intense Dark Season
  51. Borknagar The Olden Domain
  52. Vanden Plas The God Thing
  53. Sadus Elements Of Anger
  54. Memento Mori Songs For The Apocalypse, Vol. 4
  55. EverEve Seasons
  56. Nightwish Angels Fall First
  57. Michael Schenker Group The Michael Schenker Story Live
  58. Body Count Violent Demise: The Last Days
  59. Novembre Arte Novecento
  60. In The Woods ... Omnio
  61. On Thorns I Lay Orama
  62. Greenmachine D.A.M.N.
  63. Brutal Truth Sounds Of The Animal Kingdom
  64. Konkhra Weed Out The Weak
  65. Sodom To Death Do Us Unite
  66. Manowar Hell On Wheels
  67. Slo Burn Amusing The Amazing
  68. Godflesh Love And Hate In Dub
  69. Electric Wizard Chrono.naut
  70. Fifth Reason Psychotic
  71. Immortal Blizzard Beasts
  72. Candiria Beyond Reasonable Doubt
  73. Living Sacrifice Reborn
  74. Edguy Kingdom Of Madness
  75. Gwar Carnival Of Chaos

BNR Top Albums of 1997

1. Tiamat
A Deeper Kind Of Slumber
  1. Kong Earmined
  2. The Gathering Nighttime Birds
  3. Holocaust Covenant
  4. Voivod Phobos
  5. Alchemist Spiritech
  6. Ocean Machine Biomech
  7. Spastic Ink Ink Complete
  8. Red Tide Themes Of The Cosmic Consciousness
  9. Dismal Euphony Autumn Leaves - The Rebellion Of Tides

In Memoriam


Top Albums By Country

Country '97 % '96 % % Chg
Sweden 12.0 12.0 +0.0
Netherlands 1.0 2.0 -1.0
Finland 2.0 6.0 -4.0
Austria 1.0 2.0 -1.0
Japan 2.0 0.0 +2.0
USA 43.0 43.0 +0.0
Germany 10.0 5.0 +5.0
Greece 2.0 1.0 +1.0
Norway 7.0 7.0 +0.0
Brazil 1.0 2.0 -1.0
Canada 5.0 1.0 +4.0
Denmark 1.0 2.0 -1.0
England 11.0 13.0 -2.0
Italy 2.0 0.0 +2.0

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