Best Thrash Metal Albums


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101 Conformicide - Havok
102 Hell Awaits - Slayer

Why in the name of the gods this jewel of thrash is here? there is no more brutal and original record in the 80's than this

Yes, it is underrated, but that's because it's Slayer's least commercial album. This album is the closest you'll come to burning in hell. The bass is too high in the mix, the production is murky, but it all exudes evil at its finest. 'Kill Again? ' 'Hardening of the Arteries? ' Nasty stuff!

First, it's by far their heaviest album. Second, the track list is incredible. Third, it makes Reign In Blood sound tame. It is one of the bleakest, brutal albums I have ever heard.

The intro... in the early 80's there anything more diabolical than this!
Necrophiliac it's the base for Reign in blood, South of heaven even Seasons in the abyss and finish with Hardening the arteries, name another record so brutal in the history...

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103 Fistful of Metal - Anthrax

Very far from their best in my opinion.

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104 R.I.P. - Coroner

One of the most influential bands in thrash, and, like At The Gates, are often sourced by many bands as the best ever in the underground movement. I'd comment on the album, but this thread has already cost me hundreds of dollars in imports on eBay.

105 Storm Alert - Torture
106 The Music of Erich Zann - Mekong Delta
107 Undisputed Attitude - Slayer
108 God Hates Us All - Slayer

Yes, he does. And if I get to listen to Slayer for an eternity whilst being occasionally pitch forked by some horned freak and overheated after I die, then I'm pretty well prepared, because that's what a Slayer concert is anyway.

109 Christ Illusion - Slayer
110 Diabolus In Musica - Slayer

Just a stab in the dark: you like Slayer?

All Slayer albums are great!

111 Enter the Grave - Evile

One of the most Maligned bands of the re-thrash movement, and undeservedly so, because they're not the Metallica clones all the whispering implies. This is the first of a trilogy of quality albums, from a band on the rise.

112 Skull - Evile

Skull is the album of 2013 in my opinion. It blew away the new releases from Death Angel, Havok, Megadeth, and Warbringer. This album had almost no promotion, no music videos, and not even the necessary tour following its release; yet I regard this as perhaps the greatest modern thrash album and is in my top 10 albums of all time. Keep making great music, Evile.

They did get signed to Nuclear Blast on this one, if I recall, so hopefully the marketing side of things becomes better for this talented band. I WANT THIS BAND TO DISMANTLE MASTER OF PUPPETS! They won't, because no-one can or will, but I want someone to die trying. 30-years on and still no-one has mastered the master.

Best metal album of 2013. Not the best thrash album ever, but definitely good enough to be in the top 20.

My bad. They're with Earache, but they don't give you one. Step by step they're selling and delivering. Now, the next album must be damn epic or they'll just be another middle of the road band. They have the skill, but do they have what it takes to be great? Over to you, Evile...

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113 Monolith - Sylosis

Do not buy this album unless you enjoy being schooled by some of the most talented and aggressive thrashers going round. The vocals will rip your head off, the intricate chugging riffs will make you want to give up playing guitar ever again, as will the explosive leads and tempo changes, and the pulverising bass and drum work. It gets worse, too, because their following album 'Dormant Heart' is even better.

Just bought this one recently, so I'm still undecided how it compares to 'Dormant Heart'. They sound similar with their technical chugga and styles, so, so far, so good, so what?

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114 Edge of the Earth - Sylosis

Lol! This album will either go straight over people's heads because of its progressive technicality, and the sheer amount of crazy stuff going on. Like any excellent album, it requires effort upon the listeners part. If you're into Limp Bizkit, shuffle off. If you're into brutal technical thrash, name one band on the planet doing it better than these youngsters.

This album is just riff after riff after riff. The production is a minor detrimental factor, but this is brutal, frenetic, and urgent thrash metal dragged from 30 years ago and brought into the 21st century. If you! re seeking a quick, easy fix, go listen to Limp Bizkit. But if you're not a moron and are into a demanding 70-minute progressive thrash album, here it is.

Ah, I have this on import, so have yet to hear it. Apparently it's their best so my expectations are high.

115 Unto the Locust - Machine Head

It's not 'The Blackening' but it's ok. A bit of a hit-and-miss band for me.

116 The Call - Angelus Apatrida
117 Clockwork - Angelus Apatrida
118 Waste 'em All - Municipal Waste
119 Bloodbath - Suicidal Angels

Just give it a listen! Amazing riffs, nice solos, some really interesting intros out there. Briefly, great greek thrash metal album

I shall give it a listen. One of the few bands I've not heard on here.

Great album from my hommies...Thrash from Greece boys and girls

120 In This Life - Mordred

My goodness! Someone else other than me owns this? It's not thrash, but it was rap/metal crossover well before Anthrax got there.

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