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

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 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.

6 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

7 Holy Wars... the Punishment Due - Megadeth

Very influential to technical thrash.

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.

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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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