The Year In Review: 1998

Readers' Top Albums of 1998

1. Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes
  1. Slayer Diabolus In Musica
  2. Fear Factory Obsolete
  3. Bruce Dickinson The Chemical Wedding
  4. Cradle Of Filth Cruelty And The Beast
  5. Death Sound Of Perseverance
  6. Blind Guardian Nightfall In Middle Earth
  7. HammerFall Legacy Of Kings
  8. Helloween Better Than Raw
  9. Iron Maiden Live At Donnington
  1. Stratovarius Destiny
  2. Metallica Garage Inc.
  3. Korn Follow The Leader
  4. Therion Vovin
  5. Soulfly Soulfly
  6. Anathema Alternative 4
  7. Rhapsody Of Fire Symphony Of Enchanted Lands
  8. King Diamond Voodoo
  9. Theatre Of Tragedy Aegis
  10. Sepultura Against
  11. The Gathering How To Measure A Planet?
  12. Angra Fireworks
  13. Witchery Restless & Dead
  14. Black Sabbath Reunion
  15. Symphony X Twilight In Olympus
  1. Cannibal Corpse Gallery Of Suicide
  2. Sentenced Frozen
  3. Meshuggah Chaosphere
  4. System Of A Down System Of A Down
  5. Arch Enemy Stigmata
  6. Judas Priest 98 Live Meltdown
  7. Gorguts Obscura
  8. Nightwish Oceanborn
  9. Mercyful Fate Dead Again
  10. Edguy Vain Glory Opera
  11. Crowbar Odd Fellows Rest
  12. Clutch Elephant Riders
  13. Ayreon Into The Electric Castle
  14. Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse
  15. Moonspell Sin / Pecado
  16. My Dying Bride 34.788% ... Complete
  17. Cryptopsy Whisper Supremacy
  18. Motorhead Snake Bite Love
  19. Rage In Vain I - III
  20. Monster Magnet Powertrip
  21. Marilyn Manson Mechanical Animals
  22. The Haunted The Haunted
  23. Blue Oyster Cult Heaven Forbid
  24. Nocturnal Rites Tales Of Mystery And Imagination
  25. Nothingface An Audio Guide To Everyday Atrocity
  26. Dimmu Borgir Godless Savage Garden
  27. Stuck Mojo Rising
  28. Nile Amongst The Catacombs Of Nephren-Ka
  29. Fates Warning Still Life
  30. Soilent Green Sewn Mouth Secrets
  31. Running Wild The Rivalry
  32. Destiny's End Breathe Deep The Dark
  33. Rob Zombie Hellbilly Deluxe
  34. Labyrinth Return To Heaven Denied
  35. Jag Panzer Age Of Mastery
  36. Virgin Steele Invictus
  37. Ancient Rites Fatherland
  38. Candlemass Dactylis Glomerata
  39. Borknagar The Archaic Course
  40. Bethlehem S.U.I.Z.I.D.
  41. Voivod Kronik
  42. Royal Hunt The Best Live
  43. Himinbjorg Where Ravens Fly
  44. Samael Exodus
  45. Katatonia Discouraged Ones
  46. Dan Swanö Moontower
  47. Pain Of Salvation One Hour By The Concrete Lake
  48. Solitude Aeturnus Adagio
  49. Pro-Pain Pro-Pain
  50. Grave Digger Knights Of The Cross

BNR Top Albums of 1998

1. The Gathering
How To Measure A Planet?
  1. Theatre Of Tragedy Aegis
  2. Opera IX Sacro Culto
  3. Hades $avior$elf
  4. Witchery Restless & Dead
  5. System Of A Down System Of A Down
  6. Candlemass Dactylis Glomerata
  7. Bal-Sagoth Battle Magic
  8. Queens Of The Stone Age Queens Of The Stone Age
  9. Spiritual Beggars Mantra III

In Memoriam


Top Albums By Country

Country '98 % '97 % % Chg
USA 33.3 43.0 -9.7
Germany 9.3 10.0 -0.7
Sweden 16.0 12.0 +4.0
France 1.3 0.0 +1.3
Norway 4.0 7.0 -3.0
Finland 4.0 2.0 +2.0
Switzerland 1.3 0.0 +1.3
England 10.7 11.0 -0.3
Brazil 4.0 1.0 +3.0
Canada 4.0 5.0 -1.0
Denmark 4.0 1.0 +3.0
Netherlands 2.7 1.0 +1.7
Portugal 1.3 0.0 +1.3
Italy 2.7 2.0 +0.7
Belgium 1.3 0.0 +1.3

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