The Best Thrash Metal Album

1.  Death Angel - The Dream Calls For Blood 247
2.  Havok - Unnatural Selection 109
3.  Toxic Holocaust - Chemistry Of Consciousness 104
4.  Onslaught - VI 76
5.  Artillery - Legions 59
6.  Power Trip - Manifest Decimation 42
7.  Skeletonwitch - Serpents Unleashed (write-in vote) 38
  Black Fast - Starving Out the Light 38
9.  Dream Death - Somnium Excessum 19
10.  Annihilator - Feast (write-in vote) 17
  Condor - Condor 17
12.  Voivod - Target Earth (write-in vote) 14
13.  Megadeth - Super Collider (write-in vote) 13
14.  Sodom - Epitome Of Torture (write-in vote) 10
  Körgull The Exterminator - Metal Fist Destroyer 10
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Artillery - Legions

The Danish masters of thrash are back with a new lineup, a new sound, and a new attitude to prove that in 31 years they haven't aged a bit. Legions is a melodic, energetic affair that takes a detour through the realms of power metal and traditional heavy metal, but maintains some of that good, old-fashioned Artillery riffage. Brassy, sassy, a bit Candlemass-y, and packed with powerful operatic vocals to make this new effort a must-listen.

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Black Fast - Starving Out the Light

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Imagine Chuck Schuldiner, Vektor & Enslaved all locked in a room together, pumping out some of the heaviest and most infectious, riff-laden progressive blackened thrash metal you've ever heard. Black Fast play with skill, precision & technical proficiency which is all brought together with fantastic songwriting & a great sense of melody that keeps Starving Out the Light interesting and engaging throughout it's entire duration.

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Condor - Condor

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It's been verified by science that condors don't carry the human immunodeficiency virus. And that's a relief considering the bloody, violent ear-fucking laid down for us on this. Thrash is better when it's nasty, these guys know that.

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Death Angel - The Dream Calls For Blood

They may be veterans within their genre, yet they are still improving themselves with a bit more deviant sound, regarding their previous releases. The Dream Calls For Blood offers a straightforward driven thrash metal effort, combined of various polished ideas, twists and sudden bursts that will lift you into the hyperactive stage. Without planned tactics ahead. As always, Death Angel spices their music with an exquisite execution and outstanding performance that can be felt all over the place.

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Dream Death - Somnium Excessum

Releasing your sophomore album more than a quarter of a century after your classic debut is one thing. Keeping your style true and fresh after all those years is just another thing... But making an album that is just as aggressive, doomy, punky, and gritty as your renowned previous work is just unheard of. Time travel is real, folks. There's simply no other explanation for what Dream Death has done here.

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Havok - Unnatural Selection

After being a local metal band for many years, Havok made the jump into "stardom" a few years back with the release of their debut Burn. Fast forward to 2013 and those Thrashers are still at it and brought us another offering in form of Unnatural Selection. New members, new'ish sound, so was it unnatural? You be the judge. One thing is for sure though, the album shreds. Doooh; it's thrash after all.

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Körgull The Exterminator - Metal Fist Destroyer

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There's a pair of WOMEN in this band LOL. And if you're genuinely amazed by that after getting ravaged by the thrash filth on this thing, you're probably a bit of a misogynist and should reconsider your views on half the human population. Also, you should kill yourself. Körgull The Exterminator would approve.

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Onslaught - VI

This is not your granddad's thrash - oh wait, yes it is! Calling it quits in the mid Nineties after eleven years of thrashing, they picked up the pieces in 2005 and now brought us VI, their third album since the rebirth. Aggressive, fast, old school shit right there - moshers will have a heyday in the pit for sure. Old dogs don't have to learn new tricks, and those lads prove this to the max.

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Power Trip - Manifest Decimation

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Power Trip plays robust, Cro-Mags-esque thrash and they play it with a caveman's blunt savagery (and better vox). If there's one disc that came out in 2013 that will get you up and moving, smacking things with spiked-clubs, it's this one. Excellent, perfectly-mixed release here.

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Toxic Holocaust - Chemistry Of Consciousness

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Despite utilizing a clear, professional mix-job on this (a good move here), these guys are still playing some of the ugliest, most ruthless, heartfelt stuff around. Chemistry Of Consciousness is Toxic Holocaust at or near their best.

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