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Average Rating: 3.88
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Objectivity Score: 68%
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5.0 classic
Autopsy Severed Survival
Bathory Bathory
Black Sabbath Master of Reality
Black Sabbath Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath Heaven and Hell
Bolt Thrower Realm of Chaos
Cloven Hoof Cloven Hoof
Coroner Punishment for Decadence
Swiss tech thrash masters Coroner are usually brought up in the conversation when talking about the greatest thrash metal bands. However the community seems to be divided on whether it's the early albums (R.I.P. and Punishment for Decadence) or the later albums (No More Color and Mental Vortex) which deserve the distinction as best Coroner album. I choose the early ones, specifically Punishment for Decadence. Corner is an exceptionally talented band, pushing the boundaries of thrash with complex song structures and masterful instrumental performances. Tommy T Baron's guitar work is superb, quite possibly the best we've seen in the genre. Take a listen to Arc-Lite and see for yourself.
Dark Angel Darkness Descends
Dark Angel, or more affectionately known as DARK FUCKIN' ANGEL, put out this masterful display of thrashing madness in 1986 and absolutely NOTHING has lived up to it's standard since. That's right. Nothing since 1986 has been able to hang with Darkness Descends. The production fits the album perfectly. Modern production wouldn't do this album justice, it needs the raw unpolished feel of the 80s thrash production. Don Doty's vocal performance here is the best in thrash metal. That's all there is to it. His scream in Darkness Descends, his falsetto in Merciless Death, Don Doty is unrivaled. Gene Hoglan bashes his way into our hearts and minds with his stellar performance here, and the guitars tear away at your flesh with ripping fast riffs and solos. This is as good as it gets when you're talking about true thrash metal, you really just don't get any better. The city is guilty, the crime is life, the punishment is death. DARKNESS DESCENDS!!
Darkthrone A Blaze in the Northern Sky
Dio Dream Evil
One of heavy metal's all time great voices, great performers, and great men in general. Dio left a huge mark on the metal world with his music, and while it's hard to just pick any 1 album, I picked this one from his solo career. It's got some of my favorite songs and I can put it on at anytime no matter how I feel and really enjoy his voice and the music. R.I.P. Ronnie. You are missed.
Dismember Like an Ever Flowing Stream
Electric Wizard Come My Fanatics...
Electric Wizard Electric Wizard
Emperor In the Nightside Eclipse
Eyehategod Take as Needed for Pain
Immolation Dawn of Possession
Iron Maiden Powerslave
Iron Maiden Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden Killers
Judas Priest Sad Wings of Destiny
Judas Priest Unleashed in the East
Kreator Pleasure to Kill
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II
Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti
Manilla Road Crystal Logic
Manilla Road are a great heavy metal band from the Kansas that never hit it big like some others, but truly deserves their name placed among the best. Crystal Logic is truly a magnificent album.
Marty Friedman Dragon's Kiss
Massacra Enjoy the Violence
Megadeth Rust in Peace
Megadeth Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?
Megadeth Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good!
This album is pure fucking speed and aggression by a bunch of angry young dudes loaded the fuck up on heroin. Dave Mustaine and Chris Poland turn in incredible performances, Ellefson's bass accentuates the music well, and Gar Samuelson's drumming is quite good actually. Chris and Gar have their roots more in jazz than any kind of hard rock or heavy metal, and their skill shines through here. RATTLE YOUR GOD DAMN HEAD. Dave Mustaine forever! m/
Megadeth So Far, So Good... So What!
Merciless The Awakening
Mercyful Fate Melissa
Mercyful Fate Don't Break the Oath
Mercyful Fate Mercyful Fate
Metal Church Metal Church
Metal Church's debut is not exactly a "pure thrash" release. It kind of straddles the line between heavy metal and thrash metal, but I digress, it doesn't really matter. This album is fantastic and completely underrated. David Wayne's vocal performance here is one of the finest in the genre, he's got a wide range and he uses it to his advantage quite well. Vanderhoof and Wells don't really mix it up too well with the riffs, but they certainly make up for it with bad ass solos. The title track here "Metal Church" is a thrash anthem, and the song "Hitman" is one of my all time favorites.
Morbid Angel Altars of Madness
Morbid Angel Blessed Are the Sick
Morbid Angel Covenant
Necrophobic The Nocturnal Silence
Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral
Nine Inch Nails Pretty Hate Machine
Nine Inch Nails Broken
Overkill The Years of Decay
Overkill Feel the Fire
New York thrash legends Overkill debuted their first album in 1985. Feel the Fire has been one of my favorite albums since the first time I heard it, and it's appeal has not worn off. The combination of Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth's vocals and D.D. Verni's bass lines are unmistakable. Once you hear them, you KNOW it's Overkill. Bobby Gustafson brings blazing speedy riffs with infectiously catchy rhythms to the able, and Rat Skates (awesome name!) turns in a relentless drum performance. Though the album was not released until 1985, Overkill had been playing a lot of these songs long before then at various shows throughout New York and New Jersey. Monetary issues stopped them from recording this earlier, but the album is still a legendary thrasher with the best bassist in thrash - D.D. Verni!
Pagan Altar Volume 1
Pestilence Consuming Impulse
Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...
Sinister Cross the Styx
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric Ladyland
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Axis: Bold as Love
Tom Waits Closing Time
Wu-Tang Clan Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)

4.5 superb
Alice in Chains Dirt
Anthrax Fistful of Metal
Atheist Unquestionable Presence
Bathory Blood Fire Death
Bathory Under the Sign of the Black Mark
Black Sabbath Paranoid
Briton Rites For Mircalla
Celtic Frost Morbid Tales
Celtic Frost To Mega Therion
Coroner R.I.P.
Dark Angel Leave Scars
Death Scream Bloody Gore
Deicide Legion
Demolition Hammer Epidemic of Violence
Diamond Head Lightning to the Nations
Dio Holy Diver
Dismember Indecent & Obscene
Electric Wizard Black Masses
Enforcer Into The Night
Eyehategod Dopesick
Forbidden Twisted into Form
Interment Into the Crypts of Blasphemy
Jeff Buckley Grace
Judas Priest Stained Class
Judas Priest Sin After Sin
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV
Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy
Metallica Ride the Lightning
Everybody knows Metallica's contribution to metal. I don't really need to write anything here because it's Metallica. This is my favorite Metallica album, two of it's songs are written by Dave Mustaine. Though neither of them are particularly stand-out tracks. Creeping Death, Fade to Black, For Whom the Bell Tolls. All went to become massively popular tracks from this album. James' does a great job on the vocals here, Cliff as usual is stellar on the bass, and Kirk has a few pretty nice solos and riffs. Lars sucks.
Morbid Angel Abominations of Desolation
Obituary Slowly We Rot
Overkill Under the Influence
Overkill Taking Over
Satan Court in the Act
Screaming Trees Sweet Oblivion
Slayer Hell Awaits
Slayer Haunting the Chapel
Sodom Obsessed by Cruelty (US Version)
Sodom In the Sign of Evil
The Doors The Doors
Thin Lizzy Jailbreak
Thin Lizzy Chinatown
Witchhammer 1487

4.0 excellent
Alice in Chains Jar of Flies
Alice in Chains Facelift
Alice in Chains MTV Unplugged
Alice in Chains Music Bank
Angel Witch Angel Witch
Anthrax Spreading the Disease
Bathory The Return of the Darkness and Evil
Bathory Hammerheart
Bathory Twilight of the Gods
Black Sabbath Vol. 4
Black Sabbath Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Black Sabbath Sabotage
Black Sabbath Mob Rules
Black Sabbath Dehumanizer
Coroner Mental Vortex
Coroner No More Color
Dark Angel We Have Arrived
Deep Purple Machine Head
Deicide Deicide
Dio The Last in Line
Dio Killing the Dragon
Dio Sacred Heart
Dismember Massive Killing Capacity
Dismember Death Metal
Dismember Pieces
Enforcer Diamonds
Eyehategod Confederacy of Ruined Lives
Eyehategod In the Name of Suffering
Forbidden Forbidden Evil
Glory Bells Dressed in Black
Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast
Iron Maiden Piece of Mind
Jay-Z Reasonable Doubt
Judas Priest British Steel
Judas Priest Painkiller
Judas Priest Screaming for Vengeance
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin
Manilla Road Open the Gates
Manilla Road Invasion
Manilla Road Metal
Manilla Road The Deluge
Marvin Gaye What's Going On
Megadeth Countdown to Extinction
Metal Church The Dark
Metallica Master of Puppets
Morbid Angel Formulas Fatal to the Flesh
Morbid Angel Gateways to Annihilation
Neil Young Harvest
Overkill Horrorscope
Overkill Ironbound
Ozzy Osbourne Blizzard of Ozz
Pagan Altar Lords of Hypocrisy
Pagan Altar Mythical & Magical
Pearl Jam Ten
Rainbow Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow
Rainbow Rising
Rainbow Long Live Rock 'n' Roll
Saxon Wheels of Steel
Saxon Denim and Leather
Saxon Strong Arm of the Law
Slayer Show No Mercy
Soundgarden Superunknown
Soundgarden Badmotorfinger
Stone Temple Pilots Core
The Doors Strange Days
Thin Lizzy Black Rose: A Rock Legend
Thin Lizzy Johnny the Fox
Thin Lizzy Thunder and Lightning
Triptykon Eparistera Daimones
Venom Black Metal
Venom Welcome to Hell

3.5 great
Alice in Chains Alice in Chains
Anthrax Among the Living
Asphyx The Rack
Celtic Frost Into the Pandemonium
Celtic Frost Monotheist
Iron Maiden Dance of Death
Iron Maiden Somewhere in Time
Iron Maiden Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Judas Priest Defenders of the Faith
Judas Priest Killing Machine
Megadeth Youthanasia
Megadeth Cryptic Writings
Megadeth Endgame
Morbid Angel Entangled in Chaos
Mother Love Bone Shine
Mother Love Bone Apple
Mother Love Bone Mother Love Bone
Overkill Necroshine
Overkill Immortalis
Pearl Jam Vs.
Thin Lizzy Bad Reputation
Thin Lizzy Fighting
Thin Lizzy Renegade
White Wizzard Over The Top

3.0 good
Alice in Chains Sap
Alice in Chains Black Gives Way to Blue
Anthrax Persistence of Time
Atheist Piece of Time
Black Sabbath Tyr
Dio Magica
Heaven and Hell The Devil You Know
Judas Priest Rocka Rolla
Megadeth The System Has Failed
Nirvana Bleach
Nirvana Nevermind
Pearl Jam Vitalogy
Slayer Reign in Blood
Slayer South of Heaven

2.5 average
Anthrax Sound of White Noise
Atheist Elements
Iron Maiden Brave New World
Judas Priest Ram It Down
Metallica ...And Justice for All
Nirvana In Utero
Overkill Coverkill
Slayer Seasons in the Abyss

2.0 poor
Celtic Frost Vanity/Nemesis
Celtic Frost Cold Lake
Dismember Where Ironcrosses Grow
Iron Maiden Fear of the Dark
Iron Maiden No Prayer for the Dying
Jay-Z The Blueprint 3
Judas Priest Angel of Retribution
Judas Priest Turbo
Judas Priest Point of Entry
Megadeth Risk
Megadeth United Abominations
Metallica Reload
Metallica Load
Metallica Metallica

1.5 very poor
Iron Maiden The Final Frontier
Metallica Death Magnetic

1.0 awful
Hulk Hogan and The Wrestling Boot Band Hulk Rules
Iron Maiden The X Factor
Iron Maiden Virtual XI
Iron Maiden A Matter of Life and Death
Judas Priest Jugulator
Judas Priest Demolition
Judas Priest Nostradamus
Megadeth The World Needs a Hero
Metallica St. Anger
Morbid Angel Domination
Morbid Angel Heretic

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