Top Ten Heaviest Thrash Metal Albums


The Top Ten

1 Reign In Blood - Slayer

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. - ryanrimmel

Heavy but not the heaviest - somekindofaguy

2 Pleasure to Kill - Kreator

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. - Brobusky

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

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

3 Black Metal - Venom

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

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

4 Obsessed by Cruelty - Sodom

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

5 Schizophrenia - Sepultura

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. - ryanrimmel

6 Seven Churches - Possessed

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

7 Show No Mercy - Slayer

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

8 Darkness Descends - Dark Angel
9 Persecution Mania - Sodom
10 Tapping the Vein - Sodom

The Contenders

11 Beneath the Remains - Sepultura
12 Welcome to Hell - Venom

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

Heavy/Speed Metal, Not Thrash - somekindofaguy

13 Arise - Sepultura
14 Epidemic of Violence - Demolition Hammer
15 Coma of Souls - Kreator
16 Far Beyond Driven - Pantera

This groove metal

17 Kill 'Em All - Metallica

That was the first thing I noticed about it - CastlevaniaFanboy128

18 Hell Awaits - Slayer
19 Ironbound - Overkill
20 Christ Illusion - Slayer
21 Game Over - Nuclear Assault
22 The Great Southern Trend Kill - Pantera
23 Enemy of God - Kreator
24 So Far, So Good... So What! - Megadeth
25 Eternal Devastation - Destruction
26 Hordes of Chaos - Kreator
27 Metallica: Ride The Lightning

This makes Master of Puppets cry like a little girl!

28 Chaos A.D. - Sepultura
29 Speak English or Die - Stormtroopers of Death

Now this is heavy! Well it's almost a hardcore punk album, but it's still classified as crossover thrash/thrash metal, so... - somekindofaguy

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Top Remixes (4)

1. Tapping the Vein - Sodom
2. Schizophrenia - Sepultura
3. Pleasure to Kill - Kreator
1. Pleasure to Kill - Kreator
2. Reign In Blood - Slayer
3. Tapping the Vein - Sodom
1. Reign In Blood - Slayer
2. Black Metal - Venom
3. Obsessed by Cruelty - Sodom

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