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

2 Pleasure to Kill - Kreator

This is was just crushing in its day.

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!

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

3 Black Metal - Venom

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

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

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 Epidemic of Violence - Demolition Hammer

Can't get heavier thrash than this

6 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

7 Tapping the Vein - Sodom

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

8 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

9 Beneath the Remains - Sepultura
10 Show No Mercy - Slayer

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

The Contenders

11 Spectrum of Death - Morbid Saint
12 Persecution Mania - Sodom
13 Darkness Descends - Dark Angel
14 Tortured Existence - Demolition Hammer
15 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

16 Arise - Sepultura
17 Illusions - Sadus
18 Far Beyond Driven - Pantera

This groove metal

19 M-16 - Sodom

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

20 Coma of Souls - Kreator
21 Hell Awaits - Slayer
22 Kill 'Em All - Metallica

Heavy for Metallica standards, but not as heavy as the very heavy thrash albums. - Userguy44

23 Ironbound - Overkill
24 Christ Illusion - Slayer
25 Game Over - Nuclear Assault
26 Metallica: Ride The Lightning

More like the softest. Half of the songs aren't even thrash - Alkadikce

This makes Master of Puppets cry like a little girl!

27 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...

28 The Great Southern Trend Kill - Pantera

Pantera thrash? I thought it was groove metal? - Userguy44

29 Enemy of God - Kreator
30 So Far, So Good... So What! - Megadeth
31 Eternal Devastation - Destruction
32 Hordes of Chaos - Kreator
33 Chaos A.D. - Sepultura
34 God Hates Us All - Slayer

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

35 Extreme Hatred - Hypnosia

This destroys most things on this list.

36 Peace Sells... but Who's Buying? - Megadeth

The title track isn’t even thrash. - Userguy44

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Top Remixes

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
1. Pleasure to Kill - Kreator
2. Reign In Blood - Slayer
3. Far Beyond Driven - Pantera


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