Best Thrash Metal Debut Albums


The Top Ten

1 Kill 'em All - Metallica

I wouldn't call Kill 'em All "garbage". It's a very good album that helped popularize thrash metal. But I agree that Alice In Hell by Annihilator (1989) is a better album than Kill 'em All (1983). For 6 years thrash evolved a lot. Even Metallica themselves got better on their next albums. - Metal_Treasure

Oh, please, Alice In Hell by Annihilator DESTROYS Kill 'em All, even Killing is My Business is better than this garbage, please, Seek and Destroy is a terrible and boring song, the solos are boring and the only good songs are Phantom Lord and The Four Horsement. I can't believe that people thing this is a good album, as I said before, Annihilator firsts 2 albums are 100 times better than this overrated garbage, and The Legacy and Bonded by Blood are better too.

2 Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good! - Megadeth

Megadeth, even with this initial lineup, are superior to Metallica for one reason: Dave Mustaine. The riffs on this album are not generic, repetitive, simple power chords like kill Em all. They are complex, intricate, and most importantly, groundbreaking. Nobody was writing like Dave. His riffs hooks and melodies set the foundation for thrash metal, period. - Mike777

Heck of a lot better than KeA.

3 Alice In Hell - Annihilator

I think this is one of the three bests thrash metal albums with Rust In Peace and Reign In Blood, just listen to Crystal Ann/Alison Hell and Human Insecticide.

Come on, this is better than Kill 'em All and Killing is my Business.

4 The Legacy - Testament
5 Bonded by Blood - Exodus

The album that launched the Bay Area thrash metal scene!

6 Show No Mercy - Slayer
7 Endless Pain - Kreator
8 A Fistful of Metal - Anthrax
9 R.I.P. - Coroner
10 Feel the Fire - Overkill

The Contenders

11 Welcome to Hell - Venom
12 The Ultra-Violence - Death Angel
13 Fast Loud Death - Lost Society
14 Doomsday for the Deceiver - Flotsam and Jetsam
15 Cowboys from Hell - Pantera

This is their fifth album not first

People need to do some research before adding false information. Pantera actually had four albums before "Cowboys From Hell", when they were a glam band, so therefore "Metal Magic" was their debut album not "Cowboys From Hell".

Oh, and by the way, Pantera was never a thrash metal band.

16 Ignorance - Sacred Reich
17 Black Future - Vektor
18 Enter the Grave - Evile
19 Game Over - Nuclear Assault
20 Time Is Up - Havok

It's their 2nd album, the debut is Burn. - Metal_Treasure

Not a debut.

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Top Remixes (8)

1. Kill 'em All - Metallica
2. Show No Mercy - Slayer
3. Alice In Hell - Annihilator
1. Show No Mercy - Slayer
2. Doomsday for the Deceiver - Flotsam and Jetsam
3. R.I.P. - Coroner
1. Alice In Hell - Annihilator
2. Bonded by Blood - Exodus
3. The Legacy - Testament

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