That was the question posed by an article I read recently on release of the new Testament album. Thrash was for me the most powerful, visceral form of heavy music when discovering metal at 16 or 17. I have to say this year has been amazing with quality new albums from the old guard - Anthrax, Megadeth, Testament, Sodom, Suicidal Tendencies (okay, not fully a thrash act), and the new Metallica album which leaked yesterday. I bought Dystopia in January and 10 months later am still playing it, a fantastic piece of work. The new Testament is a killer, and after Dystopia I would rate For All Kings as next best album of the year. Soror Irrumator and Vice of the People included on my ipod making a 13 song slab of heavy hitting, melodic music. Hardwired to Self Destruct isnt as well written or arranged (though it is good) as Dystopia or FAK but 2016 has been one hell of a year. Next up; jan '17:and new Sepultura and Kreator!