A Quick Guide For Thrash Metal, Sex, And Tacos!


Thrash Metal is, and will always be my favorite type of music. No matter how many sub-genres or idiotic names some bands give to their music style, they'll never reach the complex "simplicity" of Thrash metal. It's raw, heavy, fast, aggressive, and has a historical impact that probably no other type of heavy metal style will ever reach.

Thrash Metal can speak about anything, think about almost any subject and I'm sure you'll find a band covering it, it doesn't matter if it is love, hate, life, death, heaven, hell, heroes, villains, politics, comic books, religion, sex, war, high-tech, movies, books, history or whatever you can think about, there is a Thrash metal band and song waiting for you, ALWAYS.

The problem with Thrash is that it is one of the oldest and most explored genres in metal, there is a lot of material to listen and many great bands may pass overlooked just because they are not as famous as some other well-known bands or maybe the contrary, some people think that just because it's Thrash it must be treated as the second coming of the Christ, even if it is not good or creative as it should be to be considered as such.

That's why I wanted to help anyone who's interested in exploring the huge amount of albums that have been released since some bands started releasing music that some people call "proto-thrash". I'm not saying that this is the ultimate list of Thrash metal albums EVARRR, nor I am saying that this albums are the best of the bands displayed here, as I said, I just want to help some people to choose an album iconic or representative from each band. Discovering the rest of every discography shown here is up to the ones who want some more music to enjoy.

To make things easier I picked just one iconic album of my own choice for each band, all of them featured on Metal Storm for further investigation, so, sadly, there are no bands that aren't featured in this web. The rest is easy, listen to the chosen album, and if you like what you hear, you can buy or stream some more albums of that band.
I know that some "famous" albums from well-known bands are not in this list, also there are albums that are not Thrash strictly talking, but trust me, I have a reason for each and every album to be in this list, and listening to them will give you a broader understanding of the evolution and development of Thrash metal.

If you have any comments, suggestions or simply want to tell me how idiot I am for not including your favorite album, drop a comment down below.

It's time to enjoy, bang your head, and never stop the mosh!!!

Created by: Daggon | 12.08.2011



1. Venom - Welcome To Hell
1981
2. Discharge - Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing
1982
3. Suicidal Tendencies - Suicidal Tendencies
1983
4. Metal Church - Metal Church
1984
5. Metallica - Ride The Lightning
1984
6. Abattoir - Vicious Attack
1985
7. Agent Steel - Skeptics Apocalypse
1985
8. Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion
1985
9. Destruction - Infernal Overkill
1985
10. Slayer - Hell Awaits
1985
11. Possessed - Seven Churches
1985
12. Stormtroopers Of Death - Speak English Or Die
1985
13. Whiplash - Power And Pain
1985
14. Dark Angel - Darkness Descends
1986
15. Détente - Recognize No Authority
1986
16. Exumer - Possessed By Fire
1986
17. Flotsam & Jetsam - Doomsday For The Deceiver
1986
18. Infernäl Mäjesty - None Shall Defy
1986
19. Kreator - Pleasure To Kill
1986
20. Nuclear Assault - Game Over
1986
21. Tankard - Zombie Attack
1986
22. Onslaught - The Force
1986
23. Slaughter - Strappado
1986
24. Anthrax - Among The Living
1987
25. Assassin - The Upcoming Terror
1987
26. Death Angel - The Ultra-Violence
1987
27. D.R.I. - Crossover
1987
28. Dream Death - Journey Into Mystery
1987
29. Intruder - Live To Die
1987
30. Living Death - Protected From Reality
1987
31. Messiah - Extreme Cold Weather
1987
32. Testament - The Legacy
1987
33. Voivod - Killing Technology
1987
34. Toxik - World Circus
1987
35. Anacrusis - Suffering Hour
1988
36. Blind Illusion - The Sane Asylum
1988
37. Holy Terror - Mind Wars
1988
38. Megadeth - So Far, So Good... So What?
1988
39. Mekong Delta - The Music Of Erich Zann
1988
40. Morbid Saint - Spectrum Of Death
1988
41. Razor - Violent Restitution
1988
42. Rigor Mortis - Rigor Mortis
1988
43. Sabbat - History Of A Time To Come
1988
44. Vio-lence - Eternal Nightmare
1988
45. Wargasm - Why Play Around
1988
46. Evildead - Annihilation Of Civilization
1989
47. Forbidden - Twisted Into Form
1989
48. Gammacide - Victims Of Science
1989
49. Lääz Rockit - Annihilation Principle
1989
50. Sepultura - Beneath The Remains
1989
51. Sodom - Agent Orange
1989
52. Watchtower - Control And Resistance
1989
53. Wehrmacht - Biermacht
1989
54. Xentrix - Shattered Existence
1989
55. Annihilator - Never, Neverland
1990
56. Artillery - By Inheritance
1990
57. Atrophy - Violent By Nature
1990
58. Exhorder - Slaughter In The Vatican
1990
59. Pantera - Cowboys From Hell
1990
60. Sacred Reich - The American Way
1990
61. Sadus - Swallowed In Black
1990
62. Coroner - Mental Vortex
1991
63. Fear Of God - Within The Veil
1991
64. Heathen - Victims Of Deception
1991
65. Invocator - Excursion Demise
1991
66. Overkill - Horrorscope
1991
67. Tourniquet - Psycho Surgery
1991
68. Demolition Hammer - Epidemic Of Violence
1992
69. Iced Earth - Night Of The Stormrider
1992
70. Believer - Dimensions
1993
71. Machine Head - Burn My Eyes
1994
72. Meshuggah - Destroy Erase Improve
1995
73. Aura Noir - Black Thrash Attack
1996
74. Strapping Young Lad - City
1997
75. Death - The Sound Of Perseverance
1998
76. Apocalyptica - Cult
2000
77. Nevermore - Dead Heart, In A Dead World
2000
78. Ulysses Siren - Above The Ashes
2003
79. Hirax - The New Age Of Terror
2004
80. Lamb Of God - Ashes Of The Wake
2004
81. Violator - Chemical Assault
2006
82. Evile - Enter The Grave
2007
83. Municipal Waste - The Art Of Partying
2007
84. Skeletonwitch - Beyond The Permafrost
2007
85. Bonded By Blood - Feed The Beast
2008
86. Exodus - Let There Be Blood
2008
87. Gama Bomb - Citizen Brain
2008
88. Helstar - The King Of Hell
2008
89. Toxic Holocaust - An Overdose Of Death...
2008
90. Children - Hard Times Hanging At The End Of The World
2009
91. Havok - Burn
2009
92. Sacrifice - The Ones I Condemn
2009
93. Vektor - Black Future
2009
94. Warbringer - Waking Into Nightmares
2009
95. Acrassicauda - Only The Dead See The End Of The War
2010
96. Altars Of Destruction - Gallery Of Pain
2010
97. Midnight - Satanic Royalty
2011
98. Sacred Ally - Reality Hammer
2011
99. Deathhammer - Onward To The Pits
2012
100. Lich King - Born Of The Bomb
2012



Disclaimer: All top lists are unofficial and do not represent the point of view of the MS Staff.
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18.10.2013 - 22:27
Erik M.
Written by Daggon on 18.10.2013 at 22:17

I'm quite glad that most people seem to enjoy this list, I made it on that purpose, to help people to get into the most notorious bands of the Thrash metal scene, which sometimes can be huge task haha. Feel free to check them out, many albums in this list are debuts, but some other albums are great follow-ups of their great debut, so try to check those too! Your list is great, quite helpful to check some bands I didn't know.


Yep, definitely a great list and very helpful as I said, along with Guib's list. I already added quite a few of the albums or bands (so the debuts of some of the bands you have here) to my list, so check it out if you're interested. Will be gradually adding thrash albums of course, despite that I'm not a thrash fan, but I enjoy it from time to time.
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19.06.2014 - 05:49
Guib
Thrash Talker
Hey Daggon ! So what's up with you ? Are you still updating this !
BTW: It always warms my heart when I see Sacred Ally's Reality Hammer. Lol Just Saying.
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03.07.2014 - 00:36
Guib
Thrash Talker
Written by deadone on 19.06.2014 at 09:05

Written by Guib on 03.10.2013 at 00:15




One of the worst Thrash albums I've ever heard.

Not only was it beyond derivative but the vocalist was so crap that it would warrant travelling back in time and stepping on whatever amphibian was crawling out of the primordial ooze that would eventually evolve into humanity just to avoid any potential for that godawful singer ever opening his mouth.

That's how bad I thought he was.


HOLY SHIT... I see, well that's sad, not really but eh it's all a matter of opinion once more.
No Matter!

Daggon, I wanted to tell you THANKS MAN ! for you made me discover this:
Children - Hard Times Hanging At The End Of The World

Which is so fucking good, it hurts... thanks a lot
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- I love my technical, melodic, my thrash, agressive and fast paced, my sludge, well thought, my heavy, heavier and my metal, ever-growing -
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04.04.2016 - 08:37
Daggon
Underpaid M.D.
After four years, I'm still proud of this list hahaha, it's been ages since the last update, but I think it's time to retake this Herculean task and add some old classics and awesome newcomers.
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"Les vers savent qu'ils n'ont pas d'ailes, c'est pour cela qu'ils se cachent sous terre"

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04.04.2016 - 15:48
Karlabos
Weirdo of MS
I came here for the sex and tacos...
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