Swedish Metal Magazine CLOSE-UP Reveals Top Albums Of 2004

MASTODON's "Leviathan" has been named "Album of the Year" by the critics at Sweden's premiere metal/rock publication Close-Up. In the December/January issue, an array of musicians, including cover stars Robert Flynn from MACHINE HEAD and Anders Fridén from IN FLAMES (view cover here), discuss the music year 2004.

MASTODON's "Leviathan" also made the top three albums on a number of musicians' lists, including those of Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD), Lou Koller (SICK OF IT ALL), Ben Weinman (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN) and Samoth (ZYKLON).

The Close-Up magazine's Top 20 albums of 2004:

01. MASTODON - "Leviathan"
02. SLIPKNOT - "Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)"
03. THE HAUNTED - "rEVOLVEr"
04. THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN - "Miss Machine"
05. ISIS - "Panopticon"
06. SOCIAL DISTORTION - "Sex, Love And Rock 'n' Roll"
07. KOMA - "Tsunami"
08. CULT OF LUNA - "Salvation"
09. BAD RELIGION - "The Empire Strikes First"
10. BRONX - S/T
11. DISMEMBER - "Where Ironcrosses Grow"
12. THE HIVES - "Tyrannosaurus Hives"
13. BEHEMOTH - "Demigod"
14. DEATHSPELL OMEGA - "Si Monvmentvm Requires Circvmspice"
15. BLOODBATH - "Nightmares Made Flesh"
16. NEUROSIS - "The Eye Of Every Storm"
17. IN FLAMES - "Soundtrack To Your Escape"
18. THE ACCIDENTS - "All Time High"
19. TOTALT JÄVLA MÖRKER - "Människans Ringa Värde"
20. CONVERGE - "You Fail Me"

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