Top Ten Heaviest Thrash Metal Albums

The Top Ten

1 Reign In Blood - Slayer Reign In Blood - Slayer Product Image

It's fast, brutal, pushed the limits, just all around heavy. When you listen to this album, by the time it's over, you have no idea what just hit you.

Heavy but not the heaviest

2 Pleasure to Kill - Kreator Pleasure to Kill - Kreator Product Image

Haha, people say bands like Metallica influenced extreme metal. Metallica are awesome in their own right, but Creeping Death and Pleasure to Kill are to COMPLETELY different sides of thrash.

This should be number one. Reign in Blood is heavy too, but this album is a little bit heavier!

How is Obsessed by Cruelty and Show No Mercy above this? Have people even listened to this?

This is was just crushing in its day.

3 Black Metal - Venom Black Metal - Venom Product Image

Created Black Metal... This is 1 hour and 6 minutes of brutal, satanic lyrics and crazy guitar riffs.

It's not even a thrash metal album, only the self titled song is thrash

4 Obsessed by Cruelty - Sodom Obsessed by Cruelty - Sodom Product Image

Sodom was an influential Black Metal act. Their early work was Black Thrash, scary, crazy, dark music while still being Thrash.

5 Epidemic of Violence - Demolition Hammer Epidemic of Violence - Demolition Hammer Product Image

Can't get heavier thrash than this

nothing heavier than this to be considered thrash

6 Tapping the Vein - Sodom Tapping the Vein - Sodom Product Image

Death-infused thrash. Can't get any heavier than this

7 Schizophrenia - Sepultura Schizophrenia - Sepultura Product Image

Sepultura was Thrash as Thrash can be, but they had the Death Metal vocals in their music which made them the greatest Brazilian Thrash Band ever.

8 Seven Churches - Possessed Seven Churches - Possessed Product Image

Possessed is credited with being the first band to use Death Metal vocals, although they are still pure thrash from the Bay Area scene.

pretty much death metal

9 Persecution Mania - Sodom Persecution Mania - Sodom Product Image
10 Beneath the Remains - Sepultura Beneath the Remains - Sepultura Product Image

The Contenders

11 Spectrum of Death - Morbid Saint Spectrum of Death - Morbid Saint Product Image

heaviest vocals out of everyone in this list

12 Show No Mercy - Slayer Show No Mercy - Slayer Product Image

Slayer's debut scared everyone! About 30 years later, they are still as brutal as ever.

Isn't this Slayer's softest album?

13 Darkness Descends - Dark Angel Darkness Descends - Dark Angel Product Image
14 Tortured Existence - Demolition Hammer Tortured Existence - Demolition Hammer Product Image
15 Arise - Sepultura Arise - Sepultura Product Image
16 Welcome to Hell - Venom Welcome to Hell - Venom Product Image

Venom's debut is crazy. They aren't actually satanic, but people did not know that back then, they were scared of Venom

Heavy/Speed Metal, Not Thrash

17 Agent Orange - Sodom Agent Orange - Sodom Product Image
18 Hell Awaits - Slayer Hell Awaits - Slayer Product Image
19 Illusions - Sadus Illusions - Sadus Product Image
20 Far Beyond Driven - Pantera Far Beyond Driven - Pantera Product Image

This groove metal

21 Kill 'Em All - Metallica Kill 'Em All - Metallica Product Image

Heavy for Metallica standards, but not as heavy as the very heavy thrash albums.

22 M-16 - Sodom M-16 - Sodom Product Image

If you didn't vote for this you must not have heard it.

23 Coma of Souls - Kreator Coma of Souls - Kreator Product Image
24 Christ Illusion - Slayer Christ Illusion - Slayer Product Image
25 God Hates Us All - Slayer God Hates Us All - Slayer Product Image

Drop B tuned... 5 tracks on 7 Strings... Heaviest no doupt

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