Best Thrash Metal Albums


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301 Dead Heart In a Dead World - Nevermore

They're heavy, progressive, but they just lack the hooks a super heavy Queensryche should. Still quality metal, though.

302 The New Black - Strapping Young Lad
303 Inhuman Rampage - Dragonforce

Yes, technically it's power metal, but this album is so fast, so technical, that it deserves as wide an audience as possible.

304 Point Blank - Nailbomb

When Cavalera could play quality thrash. A one-off supergroup.

305 Soul Sphere - Born of Osiris

Brutal, progressive deathcore from a band on the rise. It's technical, heavy as hell, and has a touch of class that many of the older bands lack. They're musicianship is pure showmanship, and puts most musicians out to pasture. The future of metal is bright on many fronts, and these guys are right up there.

306 Ascendancy by TRIVIUM
307 Sacrament
308 Gods of Violence - Kreator V 1 Comment
309 Evil Never Dies - Toxic Holocaust
310 Threads of Life - Shadows Fall
311 Beyond the Permafrost - Skeletonwitch
312 Revocation - Revocation
313 Iced Earth - Iced Earth
314 Shotgun Justice - Razor
315 Rrroooaaarrr - Voivod
316 State of Insurgency - Hexen
317 Death Magnetic - Metallica

How many 14-year-old's post here? I sort of wish I was young again, so this turd rolled in glitter was my favourite Metallica album, and then go thru their back catalogue and discover how immense their first 5 releases were, and regret ever having bought this album in the first-place.

All you can say about Death Magnetic, if you're an old school fan, is that they tried but failed. It's not terrible like St. Anger, but this album is certifiable proof, for those who had hope, that the magic has long gone and the coffin on the cover is appropriate for band and fans alike.

My favorite underrated album shouldn't be at 26.

Come on guys. Are you busting my balls?

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318 Vulgar Display of Power - Pantera

This was Cowboys meets Henry Rollins, and apart from one dud track, is a thrash classic. The opening riff is Dimebag's tribute to the videogame Doom, then it pulverises you with Walk, F****** Hostile, This Love, Regular People, By Demons Be Driven, and contains one of the greatest ballads in metal, Hollow. If you own the bonus track Piss, fine, but even without it this album, along with Chaos AD, was thrash metal's middle finger to Cobain and nu-metal. 10/10.

Fear Factory use pro-tools for their tightness, whereas these guys used pro-skills to sound so tight on this one. Probably the tightest band in metal.

Pantera at their tightest, most furious, and venomous. It is so unremitting in its delivery that the title says it all.

Also, don't think 'Cowboys From Hell' was their debut, either. This mob were a glam/power metal act in the late 80's. The silence is deafening.

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319 Into the Mirror Black - Sanctuary
320 Time Does Not Heal - Dark Angel

If only these guys stuck around for one more album, they may have created one of the greats. That's not to diminish what they achieved, but this one showed a lot of progress and promised that their best was just around the corner. Oh, well. It never came to be...

How many monstrous riffs can a band start their songs with? Apparently all of them, judging by this beast.

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