Best Annihilator Albums

The Top Ten
1 Alice in Hell

In my opinion, this debut full-length is the best Thrash album not released by the big four. It is superior even to Exodus's Bonded by Blood. The album starts with a bona fide classic track, Alison Hell (after the short acoustic piece Crystal Ann), then just takes off from there. The songs get better and better as the album progresses. It's a generic Thrash album in the best possible way, chock-full of that signature Thrash guitar chugging.

You may be surprised that many songs from this great album (1989) were released earlier (demos in 1985 and 1986): Alison Hell, Human Insecticide, Welcome to Your Death, Ligeia, Crystal Ann, Burns like a Buzzsaw Blade.

2 Never Neverland

It's difficult to say who invented technical thrash because:

1. Annihilator released demos in 1985 and 1986 with songs like Alison Hell, Human Insecticide (then titled Lust of Death), Welcome To Your Death, Phantasmagoria, and other songs later included in their first albums (1989, 1990).

2. I am a massive Coroner fan, too, but their demo came out in 1986, and Annihilator wins.

3. However, Watchtower released their demo Meltdown in 1984, so they were before Coroner and Annihilator. To me, this demo is more progressive than thrash but still counts. It sounds closer to Coroner than Annihilator because Watchtower and Coroner had more Rush influences.

3 Set the World On Fire

I love this album. My favorite songs on it would have to be Set The World on Fire, Snake in The Grass, Knight Jumps Queen, The Edge, and Don't Bother Me. This whole album is great though.

Maybe not as good as the first two, but still, a cool album that's fun to listen to.

A lot chiller than 'Alice' and 'Neverland'. The songwriting is great and at times cheesy (Knight Jumps Queen), which makes it even cooler. It's not necessarily better than 'Alice' and 'Neverland', because all three albums are badass.

4 Criteria for a Black Widow

After two disappointing albums, this one is a pretty good one. It has a heavier sound, and it's maybe the thrashiest since Neverland.

Kind of a throwback to Alice and Never. 1 Alice 2 Never 3 Criteria 4 World on Fire.

5 King of the Kill

This one isn't as technical as the first two, and isn't as melodic as the third, but still, it does its job. It has some really killer tracks like the title track and Annihilator.

King of the Kill may not be the fastest or the heaviest, but it's the most consistent album Jeff ever made.

6 Schizo Deluxe

This should be in the top three. One of the best and most underrated albums ever.

7 Annihilator
8 Suicide Society
9 Metal

Clown Parade and Haunted alone make this my number 2 spot.

Best album by far! Too bad they don't play any of the songs live because all my favorites are on this album.

10 Carnival Diablos

Better than anything Metallica has ever done. I mean it.

This album is the most underrated thrash album ever.

Carnival Diablos rules and Joe Comeau is the best singer they ever had.

The Contenders
11 Refresh the Demon
12 Feast
13 For the Demented

One of the best Annihilator albums, full stop.

Best modern Annihilator album.

14 Waking the Fury

Love the songs, the lineup, and the raw sound. Jeff should have kept this lineup going. Great vocals!

15 All for You
16 Ballistic, Sadistic

This album deserves to be in the top three. Nobody expected an amazing album produced in the old ways since their first three albums and Schizo Deluxe. It's like it was released from the 80s with fresh quality sound and nostalgic influences from Alison in Hell and the Never Neverland formula.

17 Remains
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