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 Epidemic of Violence - Demolition Hammer
8 Beneath the Remains - Sepultura
9 Tapping the Vein - Sodom
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 Darkness Descends - Dark Angel
12 Persecution Mania - Sodom
13 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

14 Spectrum of Death - Morbid Saint
15 Arise - Sepultura
16 Tortured Existence - Demolition Hammer
17 Illusions - Sadus
18 Coma of Souls - Kreator
19 Hell Awaits - Slayer
20 Far Beyond Driven - Pantera

This groove metal

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

This makes Master of Puppets cry like a little girl!

31 Chaos A.D. - Sepultura
32 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

33 God Hates Us All - Slayer

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

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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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