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Your Top Three Thrash Metal Albums?

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by Luca Brasi, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. CiG

    CiG The Grand Calculation

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    These are possibly the stupidest criticisms I've seen yet on UM.

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  2. EspaDa

    EspaDa World Kekxtermination

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    Talking shit about Tormentor is sort of a crime.
     
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    TechnicalBarbarity -TheNightsBane-

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    HOMICIDAL MANIIIIAAC!!!
     
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    I hate to make lists, but Kill Again is probably in top 3 thrash songs for me. I can listen to it over and over and I like it more every time I hear it.
     
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    Vilden From the holy kingdom of Harmonia

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    I listen to so little thrash nowdays that it's hard to make a list, but probably:

    Mental Vortex
    Ride the Lightning
    Pleasure to Kill

    Is To Mega Therion a valid choice? If so it definitely replaces Pleasure to Kill!

    Yeah I know, missing Slayer, but w/e.
     
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  7. Systematic Riffage

    Systematic Riffage LZZY HALE'S #1 FAN

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    Kreator - Enemy of God
    Destruction - The Antichrist
    Megadeth - Rust in Piece

    No specific order, but these 3 I always come back to listen too.
     
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    i'm in agreement that the title track, 'tormentor' and the very start of 'antichrist' constitute the weakest parts of SHOW NO MERCY. i also think that as weakest parts of an album go, those are pretty damned good. comparing anything to 'die by the sword' and 'black magic' is unfair when i'm aware of hardly any metal bands who've EVER hit those heights.

    the title track is definitely the 'goofiest' song on HELL AWAITS so idk what you're talking about ST. doesn't have anywhere near the seriousness, labyrinthine composition or intensity of something like 'at dawn they sleep', or even 'kill again' for that matter. i love it though, don't get me wrong, but it'd probably fit more easily onto the debut than anything else on that album.
     
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    while we're on the subject, 'hardening of the arteries' never gets enough love. one of the great metal closers, completely free of anything resembling catharsis. one of the most nasty, inhuman little throwaway thrash songs ever, and it ends up reverting full circle to the opening and doubles down on it, without the explosive release from before, just a haunting fade-out with violent noise scrawled over the top. if it were a film, the final minute would just be a long, lingering shot of a corpse-strewn massacre, blood and guts slowly oozing as it fades to black. it fucking owns.
     
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    The weak spots on Show No Mercy still seem much weaker than the worst of Kill 'Em All, Bonded By Blood, etc though. I mean yeah they aren't terrible, but the album on the whole doesn't have that beyond-criticism level of quality some are making it out to have.

    Hardening is one of the lesser songs for me, but it is noteworthy for being one of the most death/thrash-y on the album and definitely a very good song still. Toss-up between At Dawn They Sleep and Necrophiliac for my favorite; the "Down! To the fiery pits of hell" bridge section is probably my single favorite Slayer moment.
     
  11. TechnicalBarbarity

    TechnicalBarbarity -TheNightsBane-

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    Crionics is the "weakest"(if we can even use that word here) track on their debut. Only songs i wouldn't give 4 1/2 to 5/5 stars on that album are the last three tracks and Metalstorm/Face the Slayer.
     
  12. TechnicalBarbarity

    TechnicalBarbarity -TheNightsBane-

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    Here are my top "modern" thrash albums in no particular order (2000 and up)

    Tier 1
    Hexen - State of Insurgency
    Vektor - Black Future
    Vektor - Outer Isolation
    Hexen - Being and Nothingness

    Tier 2
    Warbringer - Worlds Torn Asunder
    Exmortus - In Hatred's Flame
    Dekapitator - The Storm Before the Calm
    Witchaven - Terrorstorm
    Assaulter - Salvation Like Destruction
    Fueled by Fire - Plunging Into Darkness
    Skeletonwitch - Beyond the Permafrost

    edit: I dont know how i forgot to list Annihilation Process and Chemical Assault by Violator in my 2nd tier.


    @CASSETTEISGOD Give Being and Nothingness a shot if you haven't listened to it yet. Great thrash metal with some progressive influences.
     
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    In no order I'd go with...

    Children - Hard Times Hanging at the Edge of the World
    Chronosphere - Embracing Oblivion
    Deceptor - Chains of Delusion (EP but I actually like it more than any new-thrash full-length)
    Expain - Just the Tip
    Immaculate - Atheist Crusade
    Synaptik - The Mechanisms of Consequence
    Unsouled - Start Over
    Vektor - Black Future
     
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    they are moments i like way less on KILL 'EM ALL but yeah i mean it's not beyond criticism. having said that, i'm not sure any albums are, it's rare i find one that's spinetinglingly great front to back without any dips at all. but we've had this convo before so nm.

    my favourite slayer moment is either that or THAT scream in 'crypts of eternity' or the entirety of 'postmortem' through 'raining blood'.
     
  15. TechnicalBarbarity

    TechnicalBarbarity -TheNightsBane-

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    Embracing Oblivion(not as good as their debut) and Just the Tip are good albums ... but far from being "list-worthy" imo. Haven't listened to that Children album though ... definitely need to change that. Haven't heard of Synaptik and Unsouled. I'm going to dig through some of that stuff in the next few days.
     
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    Somewhat in order:

    Tier 1
    Vektor - Black Future
    Vektor - Outer Isolation
    Exmortus - Slave to the Sword
    Hexen - Being and Nothingness
    Children - Hard Times...
    Havok - Time Is Up
    Black Fast - Starving out the Light
    Mekong Delta - Wanderer at the Edge of Time

    Tier 2
    Exmortus - In Hatred's Flame
    Exmortus - Beyond the Fall of Time
    Hatchet - Dawn of the End
    Fueled by Fire - Trapped in Perdition
    Warbringer - War Without End
    Reek - Necrogenesis
    Megadeth - Endgame
    Hexen - State of Insurgency
    Deathraiser - Violent Aggression
    Warfect - Exoneration Denied
    Algebra - Feed the Ego
    Entropy - E3
    Metallica - Death Magnetic
    Mantic Ritual - Executioner
    Hatchet - Fear Beyond Lunacy
    Ripper - Raising the Corpse
    Kreator - Phantom Antichrist
     
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    Baroque Active Member

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    Nice list. I just want to add Violator - Annihilation Process for now. I like that EP better than their full lengths.
     
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    Synaptik is basically a continuation of the 90s demo tech-thrash band Inner Sanctum, Watchtower/Spiral Architect style stuff. Probably more prog than thrash, not sure if you'd like it, but it's a good revival of the sound. The Unsouled is a bit more modern and melodic in style, kinda Flotsam & Jetsam meets a little bit of Sanctuary/Nevermore, also not the thing that appeals to most thrash fans these days.
     
  19. TechnicalBarbarity

    TechnicalBarbarity -TheNightsBane-

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    cool, their descriptions and reviews on MA all sound kind of interesting. Will definitely be checking most of that stuff out.

    Dammmn, i dont know how the fuck i forgot about that one. Annihilation Process and Chemical Assault both belong in my second tier list too.
     
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    Sirjack Stinkupuss

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    ugh its not possible to list one's top 3 anything surely??
    l'll try...ya gotta remember lm 41...loads of this crap has washed over me and lve taken far too many drugs and drank too many lakes to know what l really like or not any more..

    Necrodeath - Fragments of Insanity
    Despair - Decay of Humanity
    Geez - Hard to Rationalize
     

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