Best Thrash Metal Albums


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41 Infernal Overkill - Destruction

Aside from the low budget production. This record has a quality different from their other records. The guitars are intricate and incisive, and the whole album has a sinister atmosphere all of its own. Standout tracks are The Ritual and the brilliant Bestial Invasion.

Mike delivers one of the best rhythm and lead displays the mid 80's had to offer. Production aside, Destruction's finest.

I lived 'Bestial Invasion', 'Death Trap', and co. Destruction were the business.

42 Fistful of Metal - Anthrax

Very far from their best in my opinion.

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43 Act 3 - Death Angel

Yes, the album that should have sent this mob into the stratosphere, not little clubs. Yes, disaster struck, but this album is timeless.

Ok, it smacks you in the face with 'Seemingly Endless Time', 'Stop', then introduces one of the greatest ballads of metal history in 'Veil of Deception' and I could go on to 'Disturbing The Peace' etc. But this entire album is Death Angel at their most creative and talented time in their career, and to not have a 'Death Angel: Live at Wembley' dvd is a shame. They could have ruled the world back in the day. 9/10.

44 Dark Roots of Thrash - Testament

Bay Area Thrash from one of the greats. Is anyone doing 80's thrash in the modern day better than these guys? The addition of Hoglan was a great one, whilst Skolnik and Pieterson still deliver big time.

45 Divine Intervention - Slayer

I bought this one out of curiosity the other day, as I'm a lapsed Slayer fan and haven't purchased anything of theirs since Seasons In The Abyss. Guess what? It's boring.

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46 Persecution Mania - Sodom

Yes, another great release. From 'Sepulchral Voice' to this release is quite an achievement.

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47 Something Wicked This Way Comes - Iced Earth

Man, there's so much good stuff on this thread. Is Jon's palm muting even human? Where's 'Horror Show? '

I'd put this excellent album 2nd, behind 'Horror Show'. Those two are their best, in my not so humble opinion.

48 Evil Invaders - Razor

Masterpiece best riffs ever...Malicious intent and violent restitution are awesome too

Voted for this because this one should be much higher. - somekindofaguy

My first Razor album. I was blown away.

Brilliant album from the Cannucks. Stand out tracks are the title track and cut throat. Stacy Maclaren singing is on form on this album. The only minus is the sound of the snare drum which is a bit flat, but other than that a great record.

49 Spectrum of Death - Morbid Saint

Classic, if you love thrash and never heard Spectrum of Death, do yourself a favor!

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50 Time is Up - Havok

Amazing album! It's perfect!

The new Megadeth.

51 Feel The Fire - Overkill

Looser than 'Years of Decay', but Gustafson and Blitz kill it.

52 Christ Illusion - Slayer
53 Doomsday for the Deceiver - Flotsam and Jetsam

Yes, at last someone knows speed from thrash. It's not as good as their sophomore effort, but there's some great stuff on here. AK killing it, again.

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54 Survive - Nuclear Assault

Why is this masterpiece so low? - DejanKalinic

55 The System Has Failed - Megadeth

This is a true return of Megadeth. It contains great solos ("Kick The Chair" for an example), great riffs ("The Scorpion" is good example) and awesome energy ("Back In The Day" is just great).

By the time Metallica are thru destroying their immense legacy, and by the time Megadeth are finished building there's, there will be very little to divide the two. I'd take Metallica's first 5 over Megadeth's any day of the week, but I'd take Megadeth's more recent releases over Metallica's any day of the week.

You sort of sense that Mustaine knows that Metallica have been struggling for decades, and the great, though eccentric, man knows that now is his time. Hey, music is his pride and passion, so why wouldn't he strike while the iron's hot?

56 Chaos A.D - Sepultura

How on Earth can this monster be at 180?

Apologies if this is already here, but if not, why the hell not? This album is epic.

Ah, good one! Thanks for putting this one up. It's obviously a classic. Cheers!

Inside the top ten Thrash metal albums of all time.

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57 Epidemic of Violence - Demolition Hammer
58 The Blackening - Machine Head

They toured extensively with Metallica during this release, and I think it shows on this riff-fest of an album. 9/10.

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59 Phantom Antichrist - Kreator

This album, much like Testament's 'Formation of Damnation' brings Kreator into the 21st century, and the solos and songs are outstanding.

And if you own the 'Deluxe', it contains a killer Wacken show dvd with a fair amount of 'Hordes of Chaos' on it. The addition of a classically-trained lead was just another improvement on an already excellent band.

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60 Eternal Nightmare - Vio-Lence
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