Top Ten Most Influential Thrash Metal Songs


The Top Ten

1 Master of Puppets - Metallica

Yes, most influential. Especially for the random fast down strumming/picking riffs. - zxm

I voted for raining blood by accident

La mia opinione e che I metallica e una miglior band che ci sia e faccio I complimenti a kirk hammett de suo strabilianti assoli di chitarra e che fanno dei riff strabilianti che spaccano

forza metalica

2 Raining Blood - Slayer

You hear something from this song in many thrash songs and even in many death metal songs. This is also the most copied riff in metal history. This is what I call INFLUENTIAL. - Metal_Treasure

Easy... Not my favorite song of the genre... but it embodies everything that is thrash in an anthemic fashion.

3 Peace Sells - Megadeth

This album is just what thrashmetal is all about. no doubt that this is number 1

4 Angel of Death - Slayer
5 Holy Wars... the Punishment Due - Megadeth

Very influential to technical thrash.

6 Seek & Destroy - Metallica

Great instrumentals and vocals, really well put together, James' scratchy vocals are fantastic in this one!

Search and Destroy by The Stooges is Good.

7 One - Metallica

Literally like the best song ever written. Perfect title, topic, and amazing solo work by Kirk Hammett.

One is the best song of all time.

I agree this is the best song ever

8 Caught In a Mosh - Anthrax
9 Symphony of Destruction - Megadeth
10 Bonded by Blood - Exodus

The Contenders

11 Witching Hour - Venom

This is an awesome song! It's what inspired Metallicas "Whiplash." - IronSabbathPriest

12 Hello from the Gutter - Overkill
13 Creeping Death - Metallica
14 Toxic Waltz - Exodus
15 Nothing Else Matters - Metallica

This is my favorite of their's. But is this song thrash metal? - zxm

16 Metal Thrashing Mad - Anthrax

The subgenre was named after this song - thrash.
I think it's very influential. - Metal_Treasure

17 Madhouse - Anthrax
18 Refuse/Resist - Sepultura
19 Alison Hell - Annihilator
20 Stone Cold Crazy - Queen

It WAS the first one, after all...

No, it wasn't.

21 Symptom of the Universe - Black Sabbath
22 The Four Horsemen - Metallica
23 A Lesson In Violence - Exodus
24 Endless Pain - Kreator
25 Walk - Pantera

Groove metal. Thrash metal is WAY faster.

26 Chop Suey! - System of a Down

This was only released in 2001... Who exactly did this influence?

27 Tornado of Souls - Megadeth
28 For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica
29 Ride the Lightning - Metallica
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Top Remixes (6)

1. Raining Blood - Slayer
2. Master of Puppets - Metallica
3. Symphony of Destruction - Megadeth
1. Raining Blood - Slayer
2. Seek & Destroy - Metallica
3. Master of Puppets - Metallica
1. Master of Puppets - Metallica
2. Holy Wars... the Punishment Due - Megadeth
3. Raining Blood - Slayer

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