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TOP TEN THRASH METAL 2010-2015

Death Angel came close on this list. This was when thrash metal really started to kick in on all cylinders again.
10Flotsam and Jetsam
The Cold


I don't think Eric A. hasn't sounded this good in his life (even considering his impressive maturity in the 90's), and the music is very solid here too.
9Destruction
Day of Reckoning


In all honesty, I think Destruction has gotten better with age. Aside from the occasional dud during the 00's, they've been on a killing spree with vicious sounding albums. They play super fast and super pissed off on this album, two of the best things about thrash in general, and it works well here.
8Testament
Dark Roots of Earth


Gene Hoglan was one of the best things to happen to Testament. He fits in perfectly with their gritty take on thrash metal, and they deliver the goods more consistently this time around.
7Anthrax
Worship Music


It's not the all-out return to form we asked for for there's still plenty of non-thrash elements on it, but it's arguably their best album since their golden days. The grooves are better focused this time around, it thrashes out often, and the material is catchy as fuck.
6Exodus
Exhibit B: The Human Condition


Honestly, I actually like Rob Dukes (live persona aside). His harsh, roaring delivery went well with their modern direction, and their second Exhibit keeps things going. It's longer than the first Exhibit, but it's more accessible in areas and is more musically diverse while Rob's vocals tend to get melodic at times. Exodus has never disappointed except maybe once, and they don't disappoint yet again.
5Sodom
In War and Pieces


Melody and aggression are two things Sodom do very well with their music despite their death metal-like sound, and while the previous releases lacked a ggreat focus on both, this album fixes that issue with stunning results.
4Kreator
Phantom Antichrist


Alright, let's face it; I love Petrozza's vocals. The gruff rasp contrasts perfectly with their melodic, heavy musicianship much like Coroner to an extent. Adding more influences from Iron Maiden and other classic metal acts this time around, Kreator's Phantom Antichrist isn't just another good thrash record; It's a record that shows how was successful formula can adjust with the times and sound as lively as it did back in the 80's.
3Vektor
Outer Isolation


Black future provided a "bright future" for the young black metal-infused thrashers with their Voivod-like style, and they continue to deliver on their "out of this world" sophomore effort. It lacks the surprise element of its predecessor, but it delivers on similar terms and very well.
2Havok
Time Is Up


Time is Up is a special album in an enlightened time such as the 21st century where thrash metal has been creeping from the dark depths of the music scene where it retreated to during the 90's. It's special because the album wreaks of 80's style hardcore and late 80's tech-thrash all while rounding it out with modern techniques and accessibility. It's not a tech-thrash album for sure, but the songs are intelligently crafted, blending hardcore punk (Anthrax, DRI), speed (Slayer, Death Angel), and smart songcraft (Megadeth). Said bands influences are all over this album and help shape the sound of Havok. While they don't necessarily break new ground, they do what they do very well and keep Time Is Up from being stale. Catchy, accessibly, fast, and everything else you want from a solid thrash metal album, Time Is Up really delivers.
1Overkill
Ironbound


Overkill hasn't sounded this awesome since Horrorscope! Perhaps the biggest surprise in the 2010's for thrash metal, I don't think people were expecting them to make an album that sounds convincing. They've never made a notably bad record, but the 90's and mid 00's brought a streak of hit-or-miss releases. However, they haven't sounded this good in a long time. Loaded with killer songs, awesome production, and the rebirth of their vicious thrash formula, Overkill have been on a kickass streak thanks to this album. Not only did the fans need this, but so did they and the community in general. Thrash is alive and (pretty) well folks, and it's not going anywhere with albums like these floating around!
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