List: Your Top Albums ov 1998 Revealed


The results are in for your fave albums from 1998. Get in and get mad about it here.

A few months ago we decided to take a look back at the years before the site existed to see what you flushers deemed to be the top metal albums from that accursed time. Starting with 2013, we polled across both the Toilet ov Hell Social Club and through Disqus, which led to some fairly similar results overall with a few albums only making an appearance on one of the forums. However, using an advanced technique I’ve dubbed Social Media Ranking Tyranny (SMRT), the discrepancies between the two have been ironed-out and a definitive ‘best of’ list has been extrapolated.

Why didn’t we just use the results from one platform?
I started this in our fb group for a bit of fun, not thinking it would evolve into blog content. Mainly though, it’s due to a reasonable proportion of our community using fb but not disqus, while some use disqus but not fb.

Why didn’t we just tally the total number of votes?
A fair number of people also use both platforms, so if we used this method the results would skew harder towards their faves as they’d effectively have had double the votes relative to others.

So in the end we had to devise a fairer system which relied predominantly on a ranked average position across both lists. Make sure you shit your pants over it though, it’s very important stuff.

The major differences between the polling this time around were that The Chasm, Incantation, and especially Dawn would have fared much better had Facebook voters been in charge, whereas Crowbar, Massive Attack, and Fear Factory would have performed better if the Disqus crowd were the arbiters of art.

So here are your top records across platform for 1998

25. Bruce Dickinson – Chemical Wedding

24. Vision Of Disorder – Imprint

23. Korn – Follow The Leader

22. The Chasm – Deathcult For Eternity: The Triumph

21. Incantation – Diabolical Conquest

20. Cradle Of Filth – Cruelty And The Beast

19. Exhumed – Gore Metal

18. Robert Zombie – Hellbilly Deluxe

17. Suffocation – Despise The Sun

16. Dawn – Slaughtersun: Crown Of The Triarchy

15. Amon Amarth – Once Sent From The Golden Hall

14. Metallica – Garage, Inc.

13. Fear Factory – Obsolete

12. Refused – The Shape Of Punk To Come

11. Nasum – Inhale/Exhale

10. Iced Earth – Something Wicked This Way Comes

9. Morbid Angel – Formulas Fatal To The Flesh

8. Blind Guardian – Nightfall In Middle-Earth

7. Meshuggah – Chaosphere

6. Nile – Amongst The Catacombs Of Nephren-Ka

5. Opeth – My Arms, Your Hearse

4. Bolt Thrower – Mercenary

3. System Of A Down – System Of A Down

2. Gorguts – Obscura

1. Death – The Sound Of Perseverance


Check out the results from 1999-2013 here

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