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61 Night of the Stormrider - Iced Earth
62 So Far, So Good... So What! - Megadeth

This didn't even make the top 100? Mary Jane, Hook in Mouth, Set the World Afire, In My Darkest Hour. This album is seriously underrated. Not Megadeth's best work, but it is definitely a high quality album.

Isn't the cover of Anarchy In The UK on this one? Correct me if I'm wrong, but I hate covers on thrash albums. That's not to say this isn't a fine record, because it is, but do what Metallica do with their covers - throw 'em on a different disc, don't flesh out one of your best albums with then.

I agree. It's a top album. I think the production plays a part in its downgrading, but it doesn't bother me. 8/10

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64 Eternal Nightmare - Vio-Lence
65 Brotherhood of the Snake - Testament
66 Punishment for Decadence - Coroner
67 By Inheritance - Artillery

This should be bumped up higher, because it goes toe-to-toe with 'And Justice For All...' and is on every single top 100 thrash list you can find. These guys are technical maestros.

This classic is so damn expensive and great that I have 24-hour round the clock security surveillance in it at a bank vault.

Worth the $70-$360 you have to pay for it on disc. Even at Metal Mind's 2,000 copy limited release, you'll get your money's worth. Bang your head for buck, big time.

Flying the Danish thrash flag I bought this one on cassette and never regretted it top 10 and I paid $10 for it

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68 Think This - Toxik

So underrated with the best metal ballad ever, There Stood the Fence.

69 Endgame - Megadeth

Most underrated megadeth album ever

Yes, Mustaine's more recent output puts Megadeth back on the thrash track. A lot better than 'St. Anger' and 'Death Magnetic'. The tide has turned for Mustaine and co.

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70 Possessed by Fire - Exumer

Ah, one from the vault. Not very technical as far as German thrash goes - more in the vein of early Exodus - but a ton of great tracks. Easily their best.

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71 Hordes of Chaos - Kreator

Yes, the precursor to the mighty 'Phantom Antichrist'. Top quality Kreator - again.

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72 Tapping the Vein - Sodom
73 Under the Influence
74 The Grinding Wheel - Overkill
75 Terminal Redux - Vektor
76 Metal Church - Metal Church

The title track is so immense that even Metallica missed out on that one. The instrumental 'Merciless Onslaught' is exactly that, 'Gods of Wrath' was top shelf, 'Big Guns' was a nice bonus...and I forget what other classics are on this one. 'The Dark' is better, but this album is excellent. David Wayne was incredible on both. RIP.

Yeah, this band should have been immense. A timeless classic.

Awesome old school thrash metal!

The Dark is better, but still awesome.

77 No More Color - Coroner
78 Morbid Tales - Celtic Frost V 1 Comment
79 Burn - Havok
80 Leave Scars - Dark Angel

The band's most underrated album by the band. Pure raw energy, amazing vocal performance and complex song structures. - 17MaCarollo

I think the forum moderator shall erase some bands from this place and put others as suggestions; this is wrong the big monster record of Dark Angel in #71? What's wrong with you people! there is no more fast and aggressive than this record

Incredible album, but most of Dark Angel's production issues can downgrade the experience for the listener, except for their last album.

I love crappy production. Makes the albums more lovable or something. I don't know why. But I love KimB, KeA, Bonded by Blood, and Endless Pain. Can't beat low-production thrash!

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