21. yüzyıl başları heavy müziğin değişeceğinin sinyallerini veriyordu. 2016`dayız ve değişim devam ediyor. Eski grupların yavaş yavaş emekli olup, yeni grupların parlatıldığı bir dönemdeyiz. Metal Hammer ekibi ofiste geçirilen uykusuz geceler sonunda bu yüzyılın en iyi 100 albümünü sıraladı.

Aşağıdaki liste 4 kural çerçevesinde oluşturuldu:

  • Kitleleri etkileyen “gerçekten iyi” albümler esas alındı.
  • Her gruptan birer albüm seçildi.
  • 2016`da yayımlananlar liste dışında bırakıldı.
  • Konser, demo ve derleme albümlere bakılmadı.

Metal Hammer`ın hazırladığı listeye giren albümler şöyle:

  • 100. Halestorm – Into The Wild (2015)
  • 99. Queens of the Ages – Songs For The Deaf (2002)
  • 98. Sabaton – The Art of War (2008)
  • 97. Orange Goblin – A Eulogy For The Damned (2012)
  • 96. Of Mice & Men – The Flood (2011)
  • 95. Napalm Death – Apex Predator – Easy Meat (2015)
  • 94. Cradle of Filth – Midian (2000)
  • 93. Chimaira – The Impossibility of Reason (2003)
  • 92. Babymetal – Babymetal (2014)
  • 91. Blut Aus Nord – The Work Which Transforms God (2003)
  • 90. Akercocke – Choronzon (2003)
  • 89. Municipal Waste – The Art of Partying (2007)
  • 88. Tesseract – Polaris (2015)
  • 87. Beastmilk – Climax (2013)
  • 86. Arch Enemy – Anthems of Rebellion (2003)
  • 85. Disturbed – The Sickness (2000)
  • 84. Atreyu – Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses (2002)
  • 83. Turbonegro – Scandinavian Leather (2003)
  • 82. Airbourne – Runnin’ Wild (2007)
  • 81. Hatebreed – Perseverance (2002)
  • 80. Cult of Luna – The Beyond (2003)
  • 79. Asking Alexandria – From Death to Destiny (2013)
  • 78. Wolves in the Throne Room – Black Cascade (2009)
  • 77. Anthrax – We`ve Come For You All (2003)
  • 76. Children of Bodom – Hate Crew Deathroll (2003)
  • 75. Enslaved – Isa (2004)
  • 74. Cancer Bats – Dead Set on Living (2012)
  • 73. Dream Theater – Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence (2002)
  • 72. Dragonforce – Inhuman Rampage (2006)
  • 71. Korn – Untouchables (2002)
  • 70. Marmozets – The Weird and Wonderful Marmozets (2014)
  • 69. Turisas – Battle Metal (2004)
  • 68. Strapping Young Lad – Alien (2005)
  • 67. Slayer – God Hates Us All (2001)
  • 66. Steel Panther – Feel The Steel (2009)
  • 65. Five Finger Death Punch – The Wrong Side of Heaven… Volume 1 (2013)
  • 64. Cannibal Corpse – Kill (2006)
  • 63. The Darkness – Permission to Land (2003)
  • 62. The Black Dahlia Murder – Ritual (2011)
  • 61. In Flames – Come Clarity (2006)
  • 60. Nightwish – Dark Passion Play (2007)
  • 59. Lacuna Coil – Comalies (2002)
  • 58. Every Time I Die – Ex Lives (2012)
  • 57. Nine Inch Nails – With Teeth (2005)
  • 56. Sikth – Death of a Dead Day (2006)
  • 55. Kvelertak – Kvelertak (2010)
  • 54. Isis – Oceanic (2002)
  • 53. Parkway Drive – Ire (2015)
  • 52. Papa Roach – Infest (2000)
  • 51. Alice in Chains – Black Gives Way to Blue (2009)
  • 50. Immortal – Sons of Northern Darkness (2002)
  • 49. Amon Amarth – Twilight of the Thunder God (2008)
  • 48. Carcass – Surgical Steel (2013)
  • 47. The Dillinger Escape Plan – Miss Machine (2004)
  • 46. Heaveb & Hell – The Devil You Know (2009)
  • 45. HIM – Dark Light (2005)
  • 44. Ihsahn – After (2010)
  • 43. While She Sleeps – This Is the Six (43)
  • 42. Watain – Lawless Darkness (2010)
  • 41. Suicide Silence – You Can’t Stop Me (2014)
  • 40. Testament – The Formation of Damnation (2008)
  • 39. Glassjaw – Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence (2000)
  • 38. Trap Them – Darker Handcraft (2011)
  • 37. My Chemical Romance – Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge (2004)
  • 36. Rammstein – Mutter (2001)
  • 35. Converge – Jane Doe (2001)
  • 34. Baroness – Red Album (2007)
  • 33. Within Temptation – The Silent Force (2004)
  • 32. Gallows – Grey Britain (2009)
  • 31. Electric Wizard – Dopethrone (2000)
  • 30. Limp Bizkit – Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water (2000)
  • 29. Satyricon – Volcano (2002)
  • 28. Clutch – Blast Tyrant (2004)
  • 27. Poison the Well – You Come Before You (2003)
  • 26. Ghost – Meliora (2015)
  • 25. Bullet for My Valentine – The Poison (2005)
  • 24. Celtic Frost – Monotheist (2006)
  • 23. Architects – Lost Forever \ Lost Together (2014)
  • 22. Opeth – Blackwater Park (2001)
  • 21. Dimmu Borgir – Death Cult Armageddon (2003)
  • 20. Iron Maiden – The Book of Souls (2015)
  • 19. Megadeth – Endgame (2009)
  • 18. Letlive – The Blackest Beautiful (2015)
  • 17. Tool – Lateralus (2001)
  • 16. At the Drive-In – Relations of Command (2000)
  • 15. Gojira – From Mars to Sirius (2005)
  • 14. Meshuggah – Obzen (2008)
  • 13. Marilyn Manson – Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death) (2000)
  • 12. Deftones – White Pony (2000)
  • 11. Trivium – Ascendancy (2005)
  • 10. Linkin Park – Hybrid Theory (2000)
  • 9. Behemoth – The Satanist (2014)
  • 8. Mastodon – Crack the Skye (2009)
  • 7. Killswitch Engage – The End of Heartache (2004)
  • 6. Avenged Sevenfold – Waking the Fallen (2003)
  • 5. Lamb of God – Ashes of the Wake (2004)
  • 4. System of a Down – Toxicity (2001)
  • 3. Bring Me the Horizon – Sempiternal (2013)
  • 2. Machine Head – The Blackening (2007)
  • 1. Slipknot – Iowa (2001)