To celebrate its 100th issue, Sweden's longest-running music magazine Close-Up has published a list of the top 100 albums in metal, hard rock, hardcore, punk and extreme rock released during the past 17 years (1991-2008). Compiled from 23 individual writers' selections, Close-Up's extensive list sees AT THE GATES classic cult album "Slaughter Of The Soul" claiming the top spot just ahead of METALLICA's self-titled album.

Close-Up's Top 20 albums 1991-2008:

01. AT THE GATES - "Slaughter Of The Soul"
02. METALLICA - "Metallica"
03. PANTERA - "Vulgar Display Of Power"
04. ENTOMBED - "Wolverine Blues"
05. ALICE IN CHAINS - "Dirt"
06. NINE INCH NAILS - "The Downward Spiral"
07. RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE - "Rage Against The Machine"
08. NEUROSIS - "Through Silver In Blood"
09. MINISTRY - "Psalm 69: The Way To Succeed And The Way To Suck Eggs"
10. MAYHEM - "De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas"
11. MACHINE HEAD - "Burn My Eyes"
12. FAITH NO MORE - "Angeldust"
13. TOOL - "nima"
14. W.A.S.P. - "The Crimson Idol"
15. ENTOMBED - "Clandestine"
16. NIRVANA - "Nevermind"
17. OPETH - "Blackwater Park"
18. SEPULTURA - "Arise"
19. SOCIAL DISTORTION - "White Light, White Heat, White Trash"
20. MASTODON - "Leviathan"

Members of SOUNDGARDEN, ENTOMBED, PARADISE LOST, W.A.S.P., MORBID ANGEL, BAD RELIGION, MAYHEM, NEVERMORE, BRUTAL TRUTH, THE CROWN and CARCASS were interviewed about their respective albums for the issue, which is available at all newsstands in Sweden.

To view the writers' individual lists, click here.


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