Best Thrash Metal Albums


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121 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.

122 Diabolus In Musica - Slayer

Just a stab in the dark: you like Slayer?

All Slayer albums are great!

123 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.

124 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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125 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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126 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.

127 Unto the Locust - Machine Head

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

128 The Call - Angelus Apatrida
129 Clockwork - Angelus Apatrida
130 Waste 'em All - Municipal Waste
131 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

132 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.

133 Shogun - Trivium

Maligned, just like any band who is influenced by Bay Area thrash. I don't understand it because they still have their own style, draw from an array of influences, and on this one it is Metallica meets Killswitch Engage meets Trivium. I encourage bands who draw from the best, not the worst, otherwise we'd hear nothing but Korn and Limp Bizkit.

My favourite Trivium album. A concept album that does not remit. There's not enough adjectives to describe this epic.

134 Endless Pain - Kreator

Yes, the first Kreator album I bought, and it was a good one.

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135 Wrath - Lamb of God

You can have them.

136 Chemical Exposure - Sadus

My goodness, what an album. Equal parts 'Reign In Blood' and 'Pleasure to Kill'. Music to...sheesh?...cut your leg off with a butter knife. ) Brutal thrash album.

137 Crossover - D.R.I.

Excellent band who still maintained their punk politics but moving with the times as well. Much respected band.

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138 Four of a Kind - D.R.I. V 1 Comment
139 Speak English or Die! - S.O.D.

Hey, 'Reign in Blood' fans, how do you feel about this beast?

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140 Through the Ashes of Empires - Machine Head

Imperium is epic, and despite some uncomfortable nu-metal elements, it's a pretty good record.

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