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Like my other genre-based lists, this exists purely for my own organizational purposes and not to provide a definitive statement about or guidebook to the thrash genre. I've folded some speed metal and other occasional outliers into this list, maybe a few not-so-thrash albums by otherwise-thrash bands, since they're close enough and I wasn't going to make a separate list.

The first handful are my all-time favorite thrash albums, though the order within that section is quite flexible. The rest is self-explanatory.

I leave these lists to rot for long periods of time, so rather than updating them after every few albums I make sweeping changes every couple of years. This list was last updated August 21, 2021.

Created by: ScreamingSteelUS | 16.05.2016



1. Slayer - Reign In Blood
2. Gama Bomb - Citizen Brain
3. Cross Examination - Menace II Sobriety
4. Slayer - Seasons In The Abyss
5. Metallica - Ride The Lightning
6. Artillery - By Inheritance
7. Exodus - Tempo Of The Damned
8. Overkill - The Years Of Decay
9. Metallica - Master Of Puppets
10. Gama Bomb - Tales From The Grave In Space
11. Opeth - Blackwater Park
12. Death Angel - The Evil Divide
13. Kreator - Pleasure To Kill
14. Kreator - Hordes Of Chaos
15. Kreator - Gods Of Violence
16. Overkill - Ironbound
17. Rigor Mortis - Rigor Mortis
18. Anthrax - Among The Living
9/10 from here on down.
19. Anthrax - Spreading The Disease
20. Artillery - Terror Squad
21. Black Fast - Starving Out The Light
22. Body Count - Born Dead
23. Body Count - Manslaughter
24. Bütcher - 666 Goats Carry My Chariot
25. Cross Examination - The Hung Jury
26. Death Angel - The Dream Calls For Blood
27. Death Angel - Killing Season
28. Death Angel - Relentless Retribution
29. Death Angel - The Ultra-Violence
30. Deathwish - Demon Preacher
31. Devastation - Idolatry
32. Flotsam And Jetsam - Doomsday For The Deceiver
33. Gama Bomb - Speed Between The Lines
34. Hatriot - Dawn Of The New Centurion
35. Helstar - Nosferatu
36. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Infest The Rats' Nest
37. Kreator - Coma Of Souls
38. Kreator - Enemy Of God
39. Megadeth - Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good!
40. Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?
41. Megadeth - Rust In Peace
42. Mekong Delta - The Music Of Erich Zann
43. Metallica - ...And Justice For All
44. Metallica - Kill 'Em All
45. Overkill - Feel The Fire
46. Overkill - Taking Over
47. Rigor Mortis - Rigor Mortis Vs. The Earth
48. Rigor Mortis - Slaves To The Grave
49. Sepultura - Schizophrenia
50. Slaughter - Strappado
51. Slayer - Show No Mercy
52. Suicidal Tendencies - The Art Of Rebellion
53. Suicidal Tendencies - How Will I Laugh Tomorrow... When I Can't Even Smile Today
54. Suicidal Tendencies - Lights... Camera... Revolution!
55. Suicidal Tendencies - Suicidal Tendencies
56. Testament - The Gathering
57. Testament - The Legacy
58. Testament - Practice What You Preach
59. Toxik - Think This
60. Toxik - World Circus
61. Vektor - Black Future
62. Vektor - Outer Isolation
63. Vektor - Terminal Redux
64. Znowhite - Act Of God
65. Abattoir - Vicious Attack
8/10 from here on down.
66. Abomination - Tragedy Strikes
67. Accu§er - The Conviction
68. Accu§er - Diabolic
69. Agent Steel - Skeptics Apocalypse
70. Angelus Apatrida - Cabaret De La Guillotine
71. Annihilator - Alice In Hell
72. Annihilator - Never, Neverland
73. Anthrax - For All Kings
74. Anthrax - Persistence Of Time
75. Anthrax - Worship Music
76. Artillery - Legions
77. Artillery - Penalty By Perception
78. Assassin - Breaking The Silence
79. Assassin - The Club
80. Assassin - Interstellar Experience
81. Bewitcher - Cursed Be Thy Kingdom
82. Biomechanical - The Empires Of The Worlds
83. Black Fast - Terms Of Surrender
84. Body Count - Body Count
85. Body Count - Violent Demise: The Last Days
86. Bulldozer - The Day Of Wrath
87. Bulldozer - IX
88. Bulldozer - Neurodeliri
89. Bulldozer - Unexpected Fate
90. Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion
91. Children - Hard Times Hanging At The End Of The World
92. Condor - Condor
93. Condor - Unstoppable Power
94. Crisix - Against The Odds
95. Cross Examination - The Hung Jury
96. Death Angel - Act III
97. Death Angel - The Art Of Dying
98. Death Angel - Humanicide
99. Deathhammer - Evil Power
100. Destruction - Eternal Devastation
101. Destruction - Infernal Overkill
102. Détente - Recognize No Authority
103. Evil Invaders - Feed Me Violence
104. Evile - Enter The Grave
105. Exhorder - Slaughter In The Vatican
106. Exmortus - Ride Forth
107. Exodus - Bonded By Blood
108. Exumer - Possessed By Fire
109. Flotsam And Jetsam - The End Of Chaos
110. Forté - Rise Above
111. Gama Bomb - Sea Savage
112. Gama Bomb - The Terror Tapes
113. Guillotine - Blood Money
114. Guillotine - Under The Guillotine
115. Hatriot - Heroes Of Origin
116. Hazzerd - Delirium
117. Helstar - Vampiro
118. Hexenhaus - The Edge Of Eternity
119. Holy Terror - Mind Wars
120. Invocator - Weave The Apocalypse
121. Karnivore - In The Halls Of The Wicked
122. King Parrot - Dead Set
123. Kreator - Phantom Antichrist
124. Kreator - Terrible Certainty
125. Lazarus A.D. - The Onslaught
126. Machine Head - The Blackening
127. Machine Head - Burn My Eyes
128. Machine Head - Unto The Locust
129. Megadeth - Countdown To Extinction
130. Megadeth - The System Has Failed
131. Mekong Delta - Dances Of Death (And Other Walking Shadows)
132. Mekong Delta - Mekong Delta
133. Mekong Delta - The Principle Of Doubt
134. Metallica - Death Magnetic
135. Metallica - St. Anger
136. Mokoma - Elävien Kirjoihin
137. Necronomicon - Apocalyptic Nightmare
138. Necronomicon - Escalation
139. Necronomicon - Invictus
140. Necronomicon - Necronomicon
141. Necronomicon - Revenge Of The Beast
142. Necronomicon - Screams
143. Nekromantheon - Visions Of Trismegistos
144. Onslaught - The Force
145. Onslaught - VI
146. Overkill - Bloodletting
147. Overkill - The Electric Age
148. Overkill - From The Underground And Below
149. Overkill - Horrorscope
150. Overkill - The Killing Kind
151. Overkill - Under The Influence
152. Overkill - The Wings Of War
153. Paladin - Ascension
154. Paradox - Collision Course
155. Paradox - Heresy
156. Possessed - Revelations Of Oblivion
157. Possessed - Seven Churches
158. Pyracanda - Two Sides Of A Coin
159. Razor - Evil Invaders
160. Realm - Endless War
161. Rigor Mortis - Freaks
162. Ringworm - The Venomous Grand Design
163. Sacral Rage - Beyond Celestial Echoes
164. Sarcófago - I.N.R.I.
165. Sarcófago - The Laws Of Scourge
166. Sepultura - Arise
167. Sepultura - Beneath The Remains
168. Sepultura - Chaos A.D.
169. Sepultura - Quadra
170. Skeleton - Skeleton
171. Slayer - Hell Awaits
172. Slayer - God Hates Us All
173. Slayer - World Painted Blood
174. Sodom - Agent Orange
175. Sodom - M-16
176. Suicidal Tendencies - Freedumb
177. Suicidal Tendencies - Join The Army
178. Suicidal Tendencies - Still Cyco After All These Years
179. Suicidal Tendencies - Suicidal For Life
180. Swashbuckle - Crewed By The Damned
181. Swashbuckle - Crime Always Pays...
182. Testament - Dark Roots Of Earth
183. Testament - The Formation Of Damnation
184. Testament - The New Order
185. Toxic Holocaust - Chemistry Of Consciousness
186. Voivod - The Wake
187. Wargasm - Why Play Around
188. Witches - The Fates
189. Xenoblight - Procreation
190. Zimmers Hole - When You Were Shouting At The Devil... We Were In League With Satan
191. Accu§er - Dependent Domination
7/10 from here on down.
192. Accu§er - Double Talk
193. Accu§er - The Forlorn Divide
194. Accu§er - Repent
195. Accu§er - Who Dominates Who?
*whom
196. Acid Reign - The Fear
197. Acid Reign - Moshkinstein
198. ADX - Non Serviam
199. Anthrax - Fistful Of Metal
200. Armory (SWE) - The Search
201. Artillery - The Face Of Fear
202. Artillery - Fear Of Tomorrow
203. Artillery - My Blood
204. Assassin - The Upcoming Terror
205. Autonoesis - Autonoesis
206. Bewitched (SWE) - At The Gates Of Hell
207. Bewitcher - Under The Witching Cross
208. Black Fast - Spectre Of Ruin
209. Body Count - Murder 4 Hire
210. Bonded By Blood - Feed The Beast
211. Bulldozer - The Final Separation
212. Bulldozer - Dance Got Sick!
213. Byzantine - The Cicada Tree
214. Byzantine - To Release Is To Resolve
215. Cautiva - Human
216. Celtic Frost - Morbid Tales
217. Cro-Mags - The Age Of Quarrel
218. Cyclone Temple - I Hate Therefore I Am
219. Dark Angel - Darkness Descends
220. Dark Angel - Time Does Not Heal
221. Deathhammer - Chained To Hell
222. Dr. Living Dead! - Cosmic Conqueror
223. Dr. Living Dead! - Crush The Sublime Gods
224. D.R.I. - Crossover
225. Dublin Death Patrol - DDP 4 Life
226. Dust Bolt - Mass Confusion
227. Eldritch - Cracksleep
228. Empyrios - Zion
229. Ewïg Frost - No Dice
230. Exhorder - The Law
231. Exodus - Blood In, Blood Out
232. Extinction A.D. - Decimation Treaty
233. Exumer - Hostile Defiance
234. Exumer - The Raging Tides
235. Flotsam And Jetsam - The Cold
236. Gama Bomb - Untouchable Glory
237. Goatwhore - Vengeful Ascension
238. Hammercult - Legends Never Die
239. Hammercult - Steelcrusher
240. Havok - Conformicide
241. Havok - Unnatural Selection
242. Hellbringer - Awakened From The Abyss
243. Hexecutor - Beyond Any Human Conception Of Knowledge...
244. Hexenhaus - Awakening
245. Hobbs' Angel Of Death - Hobbs' Angel Of Death
246. Holy Moses - Queen Of Siam
247. Holy Moses - Redefined Mayhem
248. In Malice's Wake - Light Upon The Wicked
249. Inculter - Fatal Visions
250. Insanity Alert - 666-Pack
251. Invocator - Dying To Live
252. Invocator - Excursion Demise
253. Kreator - Outcast
254. Lich King - Do-Over
255. Megadeth - Dystopia
256. Megadeth - So Far, So Good... So What?
257. Megadeth - United Abominations
258. Mekong Delta - In A Mirror Darkly
259. Metallica - Garage Days Re-Revisited
260. Metallica - Lulu
261. Metallica - Metallica
262. Midnight - Rebirth By Blasphemy
263. Mokoma - Hengen Pitimet
264. Mr. Bungle - The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny Demo
265. Murder Inc. - Umlčen Navěky
266. Necrodeath - The Age Of Dead Christ
267. Necrodeath - Black As Pitch
268. Necrodeath - 100% Hell
269. Nervosa - Downfall Of Mankind
270. Nuclear Assault - Game Over
271. Overkill - Coverkill
272. Overkill - Killbox 13
273. Overkill - ReliXIV
274. Overkill - White Devil Armory
275. Paradox - Electrify
276. Paradox - Pangea
277. Paradox - Product Of Imagination
278. Paradox - Tales Of The Weird
279. Power Trip - Manifest Decimation
280. Primal Rite - Dirge Of Escapism
281. Raider - Guardian Of The Fire
282. Sacred Reich - The American Way
283. Sacred Reich - Awakening
284. Sacred Reich - Surf Nicaragua
285. Schizophrenia - Voices
286. Sepultura - Machine Messiah
287. Sepultura - The Mediator Between The Head And Hands Must Be The Heart
288. Sepultura - Roots
289. Shakma - House Of Possession
290. Slayer - Christ Illusion
291. Slayer - Divine Intervention
292. Slayer - Repentless
293. Slayer - South Of Heaven
294. Sodom - Genesis XIX
295. Stone - Emotional Playground
296. Stormtroopers Of Death - Speak English Or Die
297. Suicidal Tendencies - Free Your Soul And Save My Mind
298. Suicidal Tendencies - 13
299. Sylosis - Cycle Of Suffering
300. Tankard - One Foot In The Grave
301. Testament - Low
302. Titans Eve - Chasing The Devil
303. Toxik - Breaking Class
304. Voivod - Infini
305. Voivod - War And Pain
306. Warbeast - Enter The Arena
307. Warbringer - Weapons Of Tomorrow
308. Watchtower - Concepts Of Math: Book One
309. Witchery - I Am Legion
310. Witchery - In His Infernal Majesty's Service
311. Accu§er - The Mastery
6/10 from here on down.
312. Acid Reign - Obnoxious
313. ADX - Exécution
314. Anger As Art - Ad Mortem Festinamus
315. Annihilator - Feast
316. Anthrax - State Of Euphoria
317. Bonded By Blood - Exiled To Earth
318. Cripper - Devil Reveals
319. Cripper - Hyëna
320. Dark Angel - Leave Scars
321. Dark Angel - We Have Arrived
322. Darkness - First Class Violence
323. Deströyer 666 - Wildfire
324. Destruction - Spiritual Genocide
325. Distillator - Summoning The Malicious
326. Dublin Death Patrol - Death Sentence
327. Dust Bolt - Trapped In Chaos
328. Enforced - Kill Grid
329. Eradicator - Slavery
330. Evile - Infected Nations
331. Flotsam And Jetsam - Drift
332. Flotsam And Jetsam - Flotsam And Jetsam
333. Flotsam And Jetsam - Ugly Noise
334. Goatwhore - Constricting Rage Of The Merciless
335. Hatchet - Dying To Exist
336. The Haunted - Exit Wounds
337. Hirax - Immortal Legacy
338. Hirax - Raging Violence
339. In The Fire - Volatile Beings
340. Inculcator - Void Abecedary
341. InnerGuilt - Slanderous Society
342. Invocator - Through The Flesh To The Soul
343. Lazarus A.D. - Black Rivers Flow
344. Lich King - The Omniclasm
345. Lich King - World Gone Dead
346. Living Sacrifice - Living Sacrifice
347. Machine Head - Bloodstone & Diamonds
348. Megadeth - Endgame
349. Megadeth - Super Collider
350. Megadeth - Th1rt3en
351. Megadeth - Youthanasia
352. Metal Allegiance - Volume II: Power Drunk Majesty
353. Metallica - Hardwired... To Self-Destruct
354. Metallica - Re-Load
355. Metalstorm - I - Saeculum Obscurum
356. Necrodeath - Idiosyncrasy
357. Necrodeath - Mater Of All Evil
358. Necrodeath - Phylogenesis
359. Necrodeath - The 7 Deadly Sins
360. Necrodeath - Ton(e)s Of Hate
361. Nervosa - Agony
362. Onslaught - Power From Hell
363. Overkill - The Grinding Wheel
364. Overkill - I Hear Black
365. Overkill - Immortalis
366. Overkill - Necroshine
367. Overkill - W.F.O.
368. Paradox - Riot Squad
369. Power Trip - Nightmare Logic
370. Principality Of Hell - Fire & Brimstone
371. Principality Of Hell - Sulfure & Bane
372. Pripjat - Sons Of Tschernobyl
373. Profane Omen - Reset
374. Rapture (GRE) - Paroxysm Of Hatred
375. Sathanas - Necrohymns
376. Savage Messiah - The Fateful Dark
377. Savage Messiah - Plague Of Conscience
378. Shotgun Cure - Amorphous
379. Slayer - Diabolus In Musica
380. Suicidal Angels - Bloodbath
381. Sylosis - Dormant Heart
382. Testament - Brotherhood Of The Snake
383. Testament - Titans Of Creation
384. Voivod - Infini
385. Voivod - Rrröööaaarrr
386. Voivod - War And Pain
387. Warbringer - Woe To The Vanquished



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03.08.2016 - 03:31
VIG
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This is a GREAT list of thrash but i dont think opeth fits here
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03.08.2016 - 11:49
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Guest on 03.08.2016 at 03:31

This is a GREAT list of thrash but i dont think opeth fits here



Indeed. What the bleep is Opeth doing in a thrash list?
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03.08.2016 - 20:48
Tyrannical Hero
Super Normal
Needs more Opeth.
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03.08.2016 - 21:28
ScreamingSteelUS
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Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 03.08.2016 at 11:49

Written by Guest on 03.08.2016 at 03:31

This is a GREAT list of thrash but i dont think opeth fits here



Indeed. What the bleep is Opeth doing in a thrash list?

Every one of my lists has one such album. You'll also notice Pantera in my folk list, Manowar in my black list, and DragonForce in my doom list.
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03.08.2016 - 23:40
Karlabos
Meat and Potatos
Oh, it was a marketing trick then.
I was starting to think you somehow mistook "thrash" for "trash".
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07.05.2020 - 21:31
Răzvan

Came across this by accident, but I'll definitely bookmark it or something in case I run out of inspiration when looking for some thrash check out. It's been my favourite metal genre for the best part of 20 years, but I can't claim to have listened to it all. Plus I have been on a thrash binge lately, so...
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