Best Thrash Metal Albums


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201 When the Storm Comes Down - Flotsam and Jetsam

'Suffer The Masses' is worth the hefty price in hunting this one down, but it's debatable if the album's any good or not.

202 Distortion - Forbidden

A rarity, and an experimental one at that. But give it time and it rewards the listener. Still gutsy as hell.

203 Garage Inc. - Metallica

2 cds of covers thrown at you like the kitchen sink. Everything great and garbage is on this one, and as a whole it delivers big time! Ignore the critics - even though they have a point. Just great value for money.

204 Beast - Devil Driver

The name says it all, and the cover of 'Black Soul Choir' is, well, BEAST! Refer this thread on to your friends. It's a winner!

205 Charred Walls of the Damned - Charred Walls of the Damned

Supergroup collaboration, which is thrashy, progressive, melodic, and all in between. Check out their follow-up too.

206 This Ruined World - Trials

Young upstarts about to take over the scene. There's a bit of raw Sylosis here, but they have a style all of their own.

207 Here Comes Trouble - Scatterbrain

From the remnants of the mighty Excel comes Scatterbrain. Is it thrash? Who knows? But it's metal with humour and skill that rivals Anthrax.

208 Prophecy - Soulfly

Max finally gets back to his 'Roots', (thrash), gets rid of most of that caveman nu-metal tribalism, and delivers one of the heaviest albums either Sepultura or Soulfly have made. It's not perfect, but it's excellent.

209 Subliminal Verses - Slipknot

I really like slipknot but this shouldn't be here

Slipknot lose most of their Nu-Metal/Metalcore influences and smash out their classiest album to date. And, yes, it's intelligent, well-crafted, and thrashy as hell.

210 The Force - Onslaught

They took Slayer as their influence, but they created a few classy, distinct cds like this one.

211 Blind - Corrosion of Conformity

This bands only truly metal/thrash release delivered in spades. Pepper Keenan is beastly on the track 'Vote With A Bullet'. A gem of an album.

212 Annihilator - Annihilator

Canada's best return with blistering riffs, and, if my memory serves me correct, 40+ blistering solos. A reclamation of 80's thrash, and we all know Waters shreds.

213 The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues - Between the Buried and Me

A 3-song ep that is longer than 'Reign in Blood'. There is no metal band on the planet that can match these lunatics musically, creatively, and in quality. It is mental stimulation at its finest, so do yourself a favour if you like death, thrash, prog, speed metal, metal, blastcore, all in one song. Beast!

214 Demanufacture - Fear Factory

Because the title track and Self-Bias Resistor are two of the most brutal in metal history. The rest is merely superb. 9/10.

Nothing much to say about this one, other than how brutal it is. Probably in the top 20 thrash albums ever made.

215 B.A.C.K - Artillery

Apparently as good as their other classics, with the same line-up as their other classics, but I can't put it in the tray because 'By Inheritance' is welded into my cd player.

216 USA for M.O.D - M.O.D

Milano's S.O.D offshoot doesn't live up to the former, but there's some quality riffs and humour abound in this quality record.

217 Bigger Than the Devil - S.O.D

Yes, there's a sequel, and yes, it's not great, but if you like groove thrash you may want to own it because you're a materialistic hoarder like me.

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218 Forbidden Evil - Forbidden

It's claimed to be their best, but I don't think so. Someone, please prove me wrong.

219 Impact Is Imminent - Exodus

Steve Zetro Souza fronting your album is always a good thing. Take a listen to his original version of Testament's 'Reign of Terror' and see for yourself. Exodus' last classic from their halcyon days.

220 I - Meshuggah

Apologies. Is an album? Is it a single? Is it an EP? I don't think even Meshuggah know themselves. They don't even know how they made this 20-minute epic, and don't even know how to play it! Confused? Same here. But, whatever they did, it is a monster.

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