Top Ten Thrash Metal Songs


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41 Neon Knights - Black Sabbath

Why is this on here?


42 Scream Machine - Beyond Fear
43 Painkiller - Judas Priest

What is happening on the second page of this list? Painkiller, Almost Easy, and Neon Knight are not thrash songs - germshep24

A song and album which sounds powerful but is named after a soluble aspirin.

Oh, made me crazy, greatest metal song ever, great singing, everything great.


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44 Dystopia - Megadeth
45 Agent Orange - Sodom

This song is amazing, Sodom is the most underrated band in Thrash metal history.

Sodom is as good as Slayer should be in the top 3

Completely badass. Can't believe Elimination is higher than this.

Agent Orange is a really magnifisant song. It is just as good as the best big 4 songs.

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46 Moth Into Flame - Metallica V 1 Comment
47 Human Insecticide - Annihilator V 2 Comments
48 Davidian - Machine Head V 1 Comment
49 Welcome Home (Sanitarium) - Metallica

Hetfield on Psychiatry: 'They see it right, they see it well, but they think that saves us from our hell'. Moving? Profound? Poetic? True? He was once, not only the greatest rhythm guitarist and vocalist on the planet, but also the great lyricist this side of Maynard James Keenan.

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50 Disposable Heroes - Metallica

Not the best, but definitely deserves to be higher than 83.

So thrash song, the best song of the Master of puppets

One of my favorites by Metallica

Forever my favorite tallica's song! Why so underrated? James' vocal r so great and the lyrics r awesome :D

51 Black Metal - Venom
52 Masked Jackal - Coroner

So underrated! Please give it a listen and compare it with Metallica.

53 Mechanix - Megadeth

I Happen to love this list. It is the best thrash metal list I've seen around. Differently from many others it gives Megadeth the recognizement they deserve and it includes many songs from excellent bands like testament overkill sodom or Kreator and does not put all the songs from Metallica first. My vote goes to Mechanix because it is the first thrash metal song ever with hit the lights by Metallica defining what thrash metal should be

Are we running on the same servers? Metallica, Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer is all you see anywhere you go. Not only that, but these multi-millionaires are THE MOST UNDERRATED BANDS OF ALL TIME! Skip to page 10 and start from there.

Love this song very much
The first time I hear it... I totally proud
The most perfect riffs
Dave mustaine RULES

54 Darkness Descends - Dark Angel

Fastest thrash band and song of all time!

Awesome song - fast and heavy. - Metal_Treasure

This is real thrash,is this place full of posers?

55 Justicia - Byzantine
56 In My Darkest Hour - Megadeth

You poor thing. You must be in your darkest hour not having the 20th Megadeth song inside the top 30. Life's not fair, life's just life, death, not suicide.

One of the best songs of MegadetH

Go to hell everyone. Whats this song doing here? Not even single sec of this song is boring. Arguibly the best song from megadeth (Tgough they're not the best).

57 Ace of Spades - Motörhead

not thrash - dubsinthetubs

58 Poisonous Shadows - Megadeth
59 The Four Horsemen - Metallica

The FACTS (there's no rip off): Dave Mustaine co-wrote a big share of this song while he was still with Metallica. So both Metallica and Mustaine have equal copy rights/credits. Originally, Dave Mustaine wrote lyrics about a sexual intercourse at a gas station or something like that (he used them later in Mechanix by Megadeth). But Hetfield said the lyrics were silly and wrote new ones - lyrics you hear in The Four Horsemen.

Later, when Mustaine formed Megadeth, he recorded his own version of this Metallica song (originally it was a Metallica song although music was basically written by Mustaine). So music of the two songs is essentially the same but Mustaine used his lyrics rejected by Hetfield. - Metal_Treasure

Don't know why this isn't anywhere on the list, this is a massive over site. Legit a top 20 song, top 5 of Metallica

Actually, Mustaine wrote pretty much all of it. Did Metallica rip off? A bit. But that's okay. And yeah, Mustaine's lyrics are dumb. If only they could meet halfway with Mustaine's fast version and Metallica's lyrics.

Lol! Metallica, the inventors of thrash, accused of ripping off another song from another thrash band. At-least James and co. Are apocalyptic with their 'rip-off' of Mechanix, because I'm not really interested in cars. You may like Metallics's 'Fuel' though, but I doubt it, because it's dreadful.

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60 Bonded by Blood - Exodus

Bay Area thrash, excellent!

It's power, it's agression, it's speed, it's THRASH!

For the record Exodus was the very first thrash metal band... but got famous after Metallica
This album proves that exodus is truely better than many ofthe other supposed to be thrash bands...
Yeah and to this day they are still kicking ass

Fast with great solos and iconic riffing, what more could you want from thrash?

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