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What is your favorite thrash albums?

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by LethalCockSlap, Jun 26, 2021.

  1. LethalCockSlap

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    Thrash is one of my favorite genres of metal overall...here are five really good ones off the top of my head, these are all older:











    *What are your favorite thrash albums...
     
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    CiG So Long Suckers!

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  3. LethalCockSlap

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    Give them to Blurry he would love someone to talk to him.
     
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    Putting forward one of the more thrash influenced songs on an album with 22 tracks doesn't go very far at all towards explaining why you'd list it as a thrash album.
     
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  6. LethalCockSlap

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    I wasn't originally asked for an explanation. Have you bothered to listen to the album?

    i guess i only know it's a thrash album because i'm a guitarist. People typically say the band and album are grindcore. Grindcore is often just sped-up thrash. The vocals and drums on the pig destroyer album are grindy, but looking at it from the point of view of the guitar work, "prowler in the yard" has an intense butt rock element: that type of feeling that you hear in thrash, speed metal, and hard rock. Much of the aforementioned album sounds like motorhead to me. The drop A tuning of the guitar makes the album sound kinda like motorhead. Pig destroyer is overall an incredibly eclectic band.
     
  7. CiG

    CiG So Long Suckers!

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    I recently re-listened to Metallica's "black album" and I had forgotten just how mind-numbingly boring a drummer Lars is.
     
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    Krigloch the Furious Pants full of poo

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    CiG So Long Suckers!

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    I've heard drum machines with more heart than that guy.
     
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    My favorites:
    Artillery - By Inheritance
    Dark Angel - Leave Scars
    Slayer - South of Heaven
    Anthrax - Spreading the Disease
    Testament - The Legacy
     
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    It would take a while to write them all down, but if you go on youtube and search "best thrash metal of x" where x is the year you'll find my playlist for that year. 2021 could currently use some updating, but there's quite a lot to discover on there
     
  12. LethalCockSlap

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    That artillery album is really good, i downloaded it shortly after you posted your list. However, I somehow am never compelled by Anthrax, I find this to be strange because they're so popular in the thrash/old-school genre.

    There are so many hidden gems in metal...
     
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    Podgie Young Man, Old Soul

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    Agree Prowler in the Yard certainly contains some thrash elements (especially on 'Naked Trees') but I don't consider it a thrash metal record. It's definitely grindcore. Just my 2 cents!

    Thrash is one of my first loves, so while I'm here off the top of my head here's a few of my very favourites... Disclaimer: chose to omit my favourites from the 'bigger' boys (Metallica, Slayer, etc.) as well as my favourites from 'new' bands... Jus' cause.

    Razor - Shotgun Justice
    Protector - A Shedding of Skin
    Lethal - Annihilation Agenda
    Anacrusis - Screams And Whispers
    Sabbat - History Of A Time To Come
    Indestroy - Senseless Theories
    Stone - Emotional Playground
    Gammacide - Victims of Science
    Tankard - The Beauty And The Beer
    Atrophy - Socialized Hate
    Outrage - Raging Out

    There's been so many great thrash records...

    EDIT: My all time favourite album is Rust In Peace :lol:
     
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    Anthrax is definitely overrated overall, but I stand by the Spreading the Disease album. Easily one of the best albums of 1985.
     
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    My all-time favourites:

    Metallica - ...And Justice for All
    Megadeth - Countdown to Extinction
    English Dogs - Where Legend Began
    Megadeth - Rust in Peace
    Exordium Mors - The Apotheosis of Death
    Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss
    Overkill - Horrorscope
    Metallica - Ride the Lightning
    Tankard - The Tankard

    English Dogs, Exordium Mors and Countdown... may fall in the only somewhat thrash category.
     
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    CiG So Long Suckers!

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    Dunno about favourites but when I feel like thrash these days I typically reach for stuff like:

    Voivod - Killing Technology
    Metallica - Ride the Lightning
    Slayer - Hell Awaits
    Kreator - Pleasure to Kill
    Slaughter - Strappado
    Dark Angel - Darkness Descends
    Sepultura - Schizophrenia
    Sadus - Illusions
    Coroner - Mental Vortex
    Sodom - Obsessed by Cruelty
    Razor - Evil Invaders
    Necronomicon - Necronomicon
     
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    Some of the usual suspects from me:

    Hexenhaus - A Tribute to Insanity
    Détente - Recognize No Authority
    Sacrilege - Within the Prophecy
    Anacrusis - Suffering Hour
    Voivod - Killing Technology
    Znowhite - Act of God
    Testament - The Legacy

    If I also included albums which are only partly thrash metal, Fear of God's "Within the Veil" would definitely belong in this list, too, though this an album which requires a category of its own.

    And at least for nostalgic reasons, I should mention Metallica's "Ride the Lightning", since it was some kind of musical revelation way back in 1984, the album which really got me into metal (mostly thrash metal, at least in the eighties) and I still listen to it every once in a while nowadays.

    Since Anthrax have been mentioned before: While I listened to their albums until "State of Euphoria" way back then, they were never among my overall favourites. I think I found them especially lacking in the guitar solo department (compared to bands like Metallica, Megadeth, Testament or Forbidden). When I saw them live on their "Among the Living"-tour in autumn 1987, I still enjoyed the concert, but supporting act Testament who had just released their debut a few months before (which also was my favourite album in 1987) were much more impressive. They sounded much rawer and had an Alex Skolnick on lead guitar. Also, while I still listen to Testament's "The Legacy", I don't think I'll ever revisit any of Anthrax' stuff.

    I don't hear much thrash metal on that album. I like it, but I'd rather call it progressive metal.
     
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    one per band:
    slayer - hell awaits
    metallica - master of puppets
    voivod - killing technology
    destruction - sentence of death
    depressive age - first depression
    holy terror - terror and submission
    infernal majesty - none shall defy
    sodom - in the sign of evil (if it counts)
    exodus - bonded by blood
    overkill - feel the fire
     
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    im really digging razor
     
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    top 25

    1. Slayer - Reign in Blood
    2. Sarcófago - I.N.R.I
    3. Razor - Evil Invaders
    4. Vio-Lence - Eternal Nightmare
    5. Destruction - Infernal Overkill
    6. Infernäl Mäjesty - None Shall Defy
    7. Dark Angel - Darkness Descends
    8. Obliveon - From This Day Forward
    9. Rigor Mortis - Rigor Mortis
    10. Coroner - Punishment For Decadence
    11. Slayer - Hell Awaits
    12. Merciless - The Awakening
    13. Sadus - Swallowed in Black
    14. Overkill - Feel the Fire
    15. Demolition Hammer - Epidemic of Violence
    16. Depressive Age - First Depression
    17. Cro-Mags - Best Wishes
    18. Kreator - Pleasure to Kill
    19. Protector - A Shedding of Skin
    20. Sepultura - Morbid Visions
    21. Dream Death - Journey into Mystery
    22. Morbid Saint - Spectrum of Death
    23. Slaughter - Strappado
    24. Exodus - Bonded By Blood
    25. Sepultura - Beneath the Remains
     

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