Top Ten Most Overrated Thrash Metal Albums

Brobusky
Remember, only thrash metal bands. Also, this doesn't mean the albums are BAD, just get to much praise.

The Top Ten

1 Metallica - Metallica

This album is not thrash.

This album's not thrash so I don't know why it's on the list, let alone number 1.

Best album ever! 5/10 - JamesNortonSucks

Loved by many, hated by more. This album is a great 90s heavy metal album, but it is by NO means a truly great thrash record. - Brobusky

2 Reign In Blood - Slayer

While this truly is a phenomenal album, it is credited as being a major influence of extreme metal, while Kreator's Pleasure to Kill is much heavier, and came out in the same year. Also, almost every song sounds the same as the others. - Brobusky

I don't get how it's overrated.

Most songs sound the same. Consider this versus RtL, PS, or RiP.

3 Persistence of Time - Anthrax

One of the only albums on this list that is truly bad, one of the only really good songs on it is a cover. Let that sink in for a moment. - Brobusky

It was an absolute chore to listen to this pile of cow manure.

4 Fabulous Disaster - Exodus

A great album, but I don't understand how people like it more than Bonded by Blood. - Brobusky

5 Obsessed by Cruelty - Sodom

A great record, but Agent Orange, M-16, and Sodom (the album) are FAR better. - Brobusky

6 Load - Metallica

This album is great. Fantastic even. Is it Metallica's best? No. Do people think it is? You'd be surprised. - Brobusky

I rated it a 5/10. - DynastiNoble

7 Master of Puppets - Metallica

Folks, we're talking about overrated THRASH METAL albums. That means the black album, Super Collider, Cryptic Writings, Load, Reload should not be here. I voted for this because it is actually thrash and I believe Ride the Lightning and Kill 'em All are better than this. Not to say it's bad, but overrated.

How can this be considered to be thrash metal when it only has three thrash songs, (Battery, Disposable Heroes, and Damage inc.) and the title track being failed attempt at thrash? Kill 'Em All, Ride the Lightning and...And Justice For All are louder, faster, heavier, more brutal and far better than this radio friendly "thrash" album.

8 Youthanasia - Megadeth

Megadeth released some of thrash's best, while also releasing some of the worst. A mediocre album, at best. - Brobusky

9 Super Collider - Megadeth

This album is hard rock, but it is labeled 'thrash metal'. Not very good, and not even thrash. But it is labeled that way, so it is on the list. - Brobusky

10 ...And Justice for All - Metallica

I only liked two of the songs on this album, One and Dyers Eve.

Blackened - Pretty good
... And Justice For All - Too long
Eye of the Beholder - Sucks
One - Amazing
The Shortest Straw - Repetitive and forgettable
Harvester of Sorrow - Gets annoying after a bit
The Frayed Ends Of Sanity - Repetitive!
To Live Is To Die - Boring (sorry)
Dyer's Eve - Finally! Another good song on this album!

The Newcomers

? The Years of Decay - Overkill
? Horrorscope - Overkill

The Contenders

11 Kill 'em All - Metallica
12 Bonded by Blood - Exodus
13 Cryptic Writings - Megadeth

Barely has any good songs on it, but appears on many 'greatest hits' albums. Is this album great? Possibly. Is it overrated? Yes. - Brobusky

14 Reload - Metallica
15 Among the Living - Anthrax

Not bad, but not the greatest album of all time. I like Persistence of Time more.

16 Ride the Lightning - Metallica
17 The Ultra-Violence - Death Angel

It was a good start for the band's career, but the Ultra Violence the best Death Angel album? MY ASS! To me, it's just a thrash metal album, and nothing more. It not nearly as good as their later albums, such as Relentless Retribution or the evil Divide.

18 South of Heaven - Slayer
19 Peace Sells... but Who's Buying? - Megadeth
20 Seasons in the Abyss - Slayer
21 Rust In Peace - Megadeth

Why is Ride the Lightning above this supremely overrated album? I don't really understand the appeal for this album - it just doesn't sound good musically unlike Peace Sells, which is definitely their best album by far followed by Countdown to Extinction. I'm a huge Megadeth fan but Rust in Peace is so unbearably overrated plus Dave's vocals on it is just too terrible to be endured without tearing your hair out.

Not a terrible album if you judge by the instrumentation, but Mustaine's vocals ruins all the hard work that went into this album.

Endgame and Killing is My Business are better.

People seem to think this album is perfect. This suggests that there is nothing wrong with it. As with any Megadeth album there is one big fault and that’s Dave’s vocals.

22 Practice What You Preach - Testament

The Gathering was better.

23 The Legacy - Testament
24 Spreading the Disease - Anthrax
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1. Reign In Blood - Slayer
2. ...And Justice for All - Metallica
3. Among the Living - Anthrax
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