Top Ten Best Technical Thrash Metal Bandsryanrimmel
The Top Ten
No Guitarist is better than Tommy Baron.
Megadeth's work influenced technical thrash. It should be:
Album by Alum comparison (Using the toptens list on top ten Annihilator albums becaue they did more than Coroner):
RIP < AiH
PfD < NNL
NmC > StWoF
MV > KotK
Grin > CfaBW
I think Corner is better. As far as how experimental they were vs Annihilator, compare Grin to anything by Annihilator. Love them both, though.
I love this list and agree with you on the bands order.
Technical Thrash is probably my #1 metal subgenre.
Annihilator is a great band. Jeff Waters is a guitar virtuoso but also a genius songwriter. His songs are technical, fast and intricate, yet melodic. He knows how to put the right doses of these components. - Metal_Treasure
Annihilator hands down. The speed and complexity alone sell it, but the fact that everything is played so clean and precisely, make annihilator a cut above the rest.
Their new album is mint
The prog side of their sound was influenced by Pink Floyd.
My favorite song is Root Of All Evil, but these are also very cool:
The Genesis Explosion, Negative Reinforcement, Terrorist Mind, Estuary, Monument, Exit The Giants, Waste Not Want More. - Metal_Treasure
Their first album was pretty technical, but had poor production. I know that normally with thrash, that's a plus, but with prog stuff you really need a clean production. They got that on their second album, which was leaps and bound better than their first. Their new "Concepts of Math" has some elements that sound like late 80's Voivod and Vektor, but also blending that with some of their classic Watchtower sound. Overall, despite the small output compared with Voivod, Watchtower is better. After all, Voivod never did anything mind - blowing after '89.
Great job on this list Ryan. Nice to see a very obscure band that released only one album - The Sane Asylum (1988).
Their sound was influenced by Yes (for the prog side).
Guitar solos anywhere possible. Cool bass by Les Claypool - the future PRIMUS bassist. - Metal_Treasure
Megadeth has a serious technical edge. Listen to Endgame, Dystopia, Peace Sells, and obviously Rust in Peace.
You must listen to Terms of surrender!
Artillery owns a top 5 spot by inheritance, if you get me.
Sadus is one of the first bands to have blast beats in thrash/ death metal.
Sadus started with a death/thrash sound on DTP and Illusions. Thy started to include some technical elements on Swallowed in Black, whoch is their best album, and ramped up the technicality on Vision of Misery and Elements of Anger.
They where among the first in develop thrash, speed and the now loved technical, just lend a ear to merciless death, black prophecies or the death of innocence; underrated and forgotten... they should be in top 5!
Their album "Endless War" is a masterpiece
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