Top 10, Top 5 Essential Thrash Albums

Sep 13, 2002
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It's been a while since we had this kind of thread so lemme hear your picks. Also just put down PLAIN THRASH albums and NO CROSSOVERS PLEASE like blackened thrash (ex. Witchery) or black / thrash (ex. Dragonlord, Venom) or death/thrash (ex. The Crown) or melodic death/thrash (ex. The Haunted) :)

anyway my TOP 5 would be:

1. Metallica - Master Of Puppets
2. Slayer - South Of Heaven
3. Testament - First Strike Still Deadly
4. Annihilator - King Of The Kill
5. Metallica - Kill 'Em All

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I still want to hear more thrash bands, so my picks are narrowed down to Top 5.
I'm too torn to put them in any order, but the basic list would be:

1.) Testament-The New Order
2.) Metallica-Master of Puppets
3.) Exhorder-Slaughter In The Vatican
4.) Slayer-Reign In Blood
5.) Corrosion Of Conformity-Blind
6.) Exhorder-The Law
7.) Overkill-WFO (ANY Overkill album is worthy of this list)
8.) Sepultura-Beneath The Remains
9.) Sepultura-Arise
10.) Testament-Low

Perhaps some would label these otherwise, but to me they're solid thrash albums.
no order

Anthrax - Among The Living
Dark Angel - Darkness Descends
Destruction - Eternal Devastation
Exodus - Bonded By Blood
Metallica - Master of Puppets
Sepultura - Beneath The Remains
Slayer - Reign In Blood
Testament - The New Order
The Haunted - S/T (odd choice maybe, but I think it's deserving a place here)
Vio-lence - Eternal Nightmare
Top five lists are hard to choose :D.........Here goes a no order

Metallica - Master Of Puppets
Coroner - No More Color / Punishment For Decadence
Slayer - Reign In Blood
Testament - The New Order
Forbidden - Forbidden Evil
Sodom - Persecution Mania / Agent Orange
Kreator - Coma Of Souls
Destruction - Infernal Overkill
top 5 is hard..apart from the ones mentioned above, here are some others..

Whiplash - Insult To Injury
Atrophy - socialized Hate
Metal church - Metal Church
Flotsam & Jetsam - Domsday For The deceiver
Infernal Majesty - None Shall Defy
Intruder - Psycho Savant
Vendetta - Brain Damage
Exodus - Bonded By blood

and many others..
i no order
metallica master of puppets
kreator extreme agressions
sepultura arise/beneath the remains
slayer reign in blood
sodom agent orange
testament the leagacy
exodus bonded by blood
forbidden forbidden evil/twisted into form
annihilator alice in hell/never neverland
anthrax persistence of time
overkill the years of decay/horroscope
Limit one per band or my whole list would be Testament and Metallica.

Metallica-Master of Puppets
Testament-The New Order
Megadeth-Rust in Peace
Metal Church-s/t
in no particular order...

Vio-Lence - Eternal Nightmare
Dark Angel - Leave Scars
Slayer - Hell Awaits
Forbidden - Forbidden Evil
Kreator - Terrible Certainty
Exhorder - Slaughter in the Vatican
Destruction - Eternal Devastation
Onslaught - Power From Hell
Megadeth - Killing is my Buisness....
Testament - The Legacy
Personal Taste my top 10:

1) slayer Reign in Blood
1) Megadeth Rust in Peace
2)Megadeth Peace Sells
3)Testament The Gathering
4) Dark Angel Darkness Descends
5) Sodom Agent Orange
6)Testament The Legacy
7) Kreator Coma of Souls
8) Hell Awaits/South of Heaven
9) The Haunted- made me do it
10) Sepultura- Arise- beneath

I wonder what a influence- top 10 would look like? or maybe pure musical virtuosity?
These are 10 essentials for any true thrash fans collection.

Dark Angel - Darkness Descends
Slayer - Reign in Blood
Kreator - Pleasure to Kill
Sodom - M16
Violence - Eternal Nightmare
Megadeth - Rust in Peace
Forced Entry - Uncertain Future
Nuclear Assault - Survive
Metallica - Master of Puppets
Exodus - Bonded By Blood
I'll limit myself to 5

Dark Angel- Darkness Descends
Kreator- Pleasure to Kill
Metallica- Kill 'em All
Slayer- Reign in Blood
Exodus - Bonded By Blood
Megadeth - Peace Sells
Metallica - Master of Puppets
Slayer - Reign in Blood
Exodus - Bonded by Blood
The Haunted - Self Titled
Destruction - The Antichrist / Eternal Devastation
Kreator - Extreme Aggression
Testament - The Gathering
Sepultura - Arise
Anthrax - State of Euphoria
Testament - Practice What You Preach
Testament - Souls Of Black
Testament - The Legacy
Testament - The New Order
Testament - Demonic
Exodus - Pleasures Of The Flesh
Exodus - Bonded By Blood
Exodus - Impact Is Imminent
Kreator - Outcast
Metal Church - The Dark
Coroner - No More Colour
1.Testament - The Gathering
2.Metallica - Master of Puppets
3.Kreator - Coma of Souls
4.Megadeth - Peace Sells, But Who's Buying
5.The Crown - Crowned In Terror
1. Metallica - Master Of Puppets
2. Testament - The Gathering
3. Slayer - Reign In Blood
4. Kreator - Pleasure To Kill
5. ..........................