Best Thrash Metal Albums


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61 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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62 Killing Is My Business... - Megadeth

Perhaps their best, but the production is dreadful. Re-record please.

This and Peace...megadeth s best albums...Gar was a beast...fantastic drummer and Poland by far the best guitarist they ever had

I bought this one because of 'Looking Down The Cross', 'Rattlehead', and 'Mechanix'. Mustaine had a bee in his bonnet, and it shows on this one. It deserves a remake, due to the dreadful production, but that'll never happen due to 'Looking Down The Cross's'' religious subject matter. No matter, take it or leave it.

How is this not in the top 20?

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63 Night of the Stormrider - Iced Earth
64 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

65 Dystopia - Megadeth V 1 Comment
66 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.

Way too low, this album is pinnacle of thrash metal, riffs are out of this world

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67 Think This - Toxik

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

68 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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69 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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70 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?

71 Tapping the Vein - Sodom
72 Under the Influence
73 Eternal Nightmare - Vio-Lence
74 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.

75 Punishment for Decadence - Coroner
76 Morbid Tales - Celtic Frost V 1 Comment
77 Burn - Havok
78 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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79 Worship Music - Anthrax

Top shel, stand and deliver metal from Anthrax. The Devil You Know, In The End, to the bonus track New Noise, it is delivered as a balls out metal release and has their best line-up (Dan Spitz aside), and is a memorable album. Worship Music is exactly what this album demands and delivers. Their best since Among the Living.

Yes, a hard-driving metal album from the pros. Too many memorable songs to mention, plus not a hint of comedy. Probably their 3rd best album.

80 Principle of Doubt - Mekong Delta

Though far different from the previous album, still an under ground gem of avan gardne thrash

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