Best Thrash Metal Albums


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321 No Sleep 'til Hammersmith - Motorhead

Motorhead's best live album, from memory.

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322 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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323 Metallica - Metallica

'Enter Sandman', 'Sad but True', 'Wherever I May Roam', 'Don't Tread On Me', 'The Unforgiven', 'Nothing Else Matters', 'Of Wolf And Man', 'The God That Failed' 'Misery Loves Company' and 'The Struggle Within' are what's awaiting the listener. I almost listed the entire album, and should have, but I want to listen to it now. People think they sold-out on this one, but they just don't have quality stereos and volume buttons. Epic album!

Way too low on the list. It is probably the most accessible thrash album ever made, and it doesn't compromise in any way. Everyone thinks Hetfield as a drunken boor, but he was, in his time, thrash's greatest poet and rhythm guitarist. Sit down with his lyric sheet and you'll know what I'm on about. On 'Sanitarium' he critiques Psychiatry with the marvellous line, 'They see it right, they see it well, but they think that saves us from our hell'. Profound, no?

Yeah, why not? Finally, the production they deserved. Plus Hetfield's lyrics ( bar the albums opener), are poetic and delivered with fury and venom. This is actually one of my favourites, despite what was inevitably to come after it.

324 Roots - Sepultura

Not my favourite Sepultura, due to the nu-metal influence, but it deserves its spot on here because of its great line-up and a handful of classics.

A true classic and a gem, the song "Roots Bloody Roots" is a timeless classic known by millions.

325 Venom - Bullet for My Valentine

Their latest is just another excellent record that steps up the aggression a tad, but they're melodies are why people love them, and this album has plenty. Pretty similar to 'Scream, Aim, Fire' in many respects.

326 Some Gave All - Billy Ray Cyrus

Because 'Achy Breaky Heart' was one of the best country songs from a guy with a mullet since Hetfield appeared in a country song in the back seat of a car in 'Mama Said'. All Hail Mullet Metal!

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327 From Death to Destiny - Asking Alexandria

A post-hardcore metal act on their earlier releases, this album is their most mature, and the last to feature Worsnop on vocals. Self-described as Slipknot meets Motley Crüe, this is more like heavy Stone Sour. There are a number of excellent, insightful tracks on this one which include Don't Pray For Me, Killing You, The Death of Me, Creature along with a few others. Give it a spin and see what you think, because this album is a very different beast than their earlier material. Classy metal.

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