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Annihilator's demo of 1985 (Welcome To Your Death) is either the first or the 2nd evidence of technical thrash metal. Five songs from this demo were included in Annihilator's debut album, released 4 years later (1989). This demo is true thrash with technical and progressive elements.
Watchtower's demo of 1984 (Meltdown) came out earlier, obviously, but it can be argued if it was exactly technical thrash metal. It sounds like prog metal with thrash elements.
So Jeff Waters was either the first or the second person who wrote and played several technical thrash metal songs. - Metal_Treasure
Annihilator's debut album (Alice in Hell, 1989) obviously impressed Dave Mustaine but Jeff wanted to be independent and play own songs in his own band. - Metal_Treasure
He is the guy who pretty much invented Technical Thrash Metal... He has to be very talented - such a broad spectrum of music genres. - Metal_Treasure
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2. He was a pioneer of Technical Thrash Metal
3. In the early 90s Dave Mustaine offered him to join Megadeth as a lead guitarist but Jeff declined