|TOP TEN THRASH METAL 2000's DECADE|
I sped up the process a bit by posting two lists in the same day because I'm going away for the weekend and wouldn't have the time to wrap things up until the "top ten thrash metal all time" list which I will post first thing when I get back from where I'm going for the weekend. I'll have a "top ten of the 2010's decade so far" tomorrow.
Certainly Annihilator's most experimental release.
The Evolution of Chaos
good shit. enough said.
A Light in the Dark
MC has always been reliable with good music, but they produce a very good album with this one.
Probably their second best album to their debut Infernal Overkill but with better production and killer vocals.
Enemy of God
Violent revolution was the sound of Kreator feeling alive again, and Enemy of God is their best output since their golden days.
If anyone has paid attention to my comments of Endgame or my list of top ten thrash 2004-2009, you'll understand that I find this album great but terribly overrated.
A killer debut thrash record that successfully combines prog. metal and black metal with thrash.
Microscopic View of a Telescopic Realm
Damn are these guys good or what? Not only are their themes relatable to my religious views, but the instrumentation is spot-on, and the mix of prog. metal and tech-thrash is enticing from start to finish.
Tempo of the Damned
AND SHOVEL HEAD KILL MACHINE.
Yes, another tie on my lists. Again, one album does something different than the other, and that is the case here too. Tempo has more memorable one-liners, charismatic vocals, and better solos, but SHKM is their definitive statement when it comes to an onslaught of shredfests, riffage, and wallcrushing sound.
Although Agent Orange is looked upon as their definitive album, and I won't argue with that, I find this to be their best masterpiece. Loaded with blunt lyrics, wallbreaking guitarwork, harsh vocals, and most of all, purpose, M-16 brings us into the horrors of the Vietnam war with uncensored perfection.