Poll: The best thrash metal album of all time
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Spreading The Disease - Anthrax
0 0%
Among The Living - Anthrax
2 3%
Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? - Megadeth
4 6%
Rust In Peace - Megadeth
19 31%
Ride The Lightning - Metallica
12 19%
Master of Puppets - Metallica
13 21%
Reign In Blood - Slayer
9 15%
Seasons of The Abyss - Slayer
3 5%
Voters: 62.
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#1
Have included the two best albums of each member of the Big Four. If your favourite album isn't part of this list, vote for the one you like best and mention your favourite in the comments.

Edit: I voted for RIP
Last edited by josonmj at Mar 15, 2015,
#3
RTL of course but Im gonna throw The Gathering by Testament in the conversation as well
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#4
It's "Seasons in the Abyss", and by the "best two albums" rule, South of Heaven has to be in the list instead.
#5
I'm one of the few that liked ...And Justice For All more than the other 2 tallica records.
#7
Out of the selection...I like rust in peace the most. Definitely are better albums though. I think At The Heart of Winter is definitely in the running for the title of "best thrash album".
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#9
hai.
never actually used to go on the metal forums but I listen to it more now so hey
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#12
Naturally everyone's idea of the best two albums will vary. So I took the most popular ones. Sorry about the Abyss mistake.
#13
Quote by kellykapunkski
Out of the selection...I like rust in peace the most. Definitely are better albums though. I think At The Heart of Winter is definitely in the running for the title of "best thrash album".

Isn't that black metal?
#14
Control and Resistance is my favorite.

Quote by josonmj
Naturally everyone's idea of the best two albums will vary. So I took the most popular ones. Sorry about the Abyss mistake.


It seems silly to make a multiple choice poll for such an open ended question though.
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#15
it's a toss up. I don't want to pick a favourite because there won't be an answer, and frankly none of those "big four" releases live up to the hype they have. They're not even bad releases. They are all severely overblown though.

The only answer is Obsessed by Cruelty..No, wait...No More Colour. Actually, I think it's From This Day Forward. Well, Outer Isolation is pretty good too...Killing Technology is one beastly album, and so is Show No Mercy..but By Inheritance makes me feel good inside, or Infernal Overkill/Sentence of Death? And Spectrum of Death, and Darkness Descends...Evil Invaders? Oppressing the Masses? Think This? The Morning After?

I don't even listen to Thrash metal and all of those I consider marginally more impressive than all of those. Man. This is really not a good conversation to have. I mean, talk about thrash metal by all means because there's a thread for it. But a favourite album? It means you're inexperienced to pick one of so many.
#16
I get your point. I just kinda wanted to know what people thought was the greatest thrash metal album, even if you haven't heard all of them almost everybody has a favourite.

I am not necessarily declaring that the winner of this poll is without doubt the best thrash album of all time. Just curious of the public opinion, that's all.
#18
Quote by severed-metal
Well, Outer Isolation is pretty good too...
Shit, I didn't even think of Vektor, but both of their albums are up there as far as I'm concerned. I know we're not "supposed to" mention contemporary bands in discussions such as these, just cause they're late for the party, but that's not even why I forgot. I'm just so attached to From This Day Forward.
#19
Quote by josonmj
Isn't that black metal?


That album marked a pretty big change in Immortal's sound, if it's a split between black and thrash, the thrash is more prevalent IMHO.
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#20
Vendetta - Go and Live... Stay and Die
Voivod - Killing Technology
Nocturnus - Thresholds
Coroner - R.I.P.

My top faves. Could never pick just one.
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#22
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Coroner - R.I.P.


I might want to change my answer...this is a compelling choice.
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#23
From This Day Forward is a top contender for me certainly.

Also partial to
Convicted
Beneath the Remains
No Core
War and Pain
Endless Pain
Spectrum of Death
Dealing With It
Haunting the Chapel
Hell Awaits
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#27
To be fair, all their albums are pretty stellar. Well, I'm honestly not much into R.I.P. but that one aside, you aren't too far off with any of them.
#29
None in the list. Mine is Demolition Hammer - Epidemic Of Violence. Thrash album that puts most Death Metal bands to shame with its sheer brutality. Morbid Saint - Spectrum of Death is a close follow up.

If I have to choose from more traditional Thrash then its Slayer - Reign In Blood. Might as well as vote that though.

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#30
Quote by josonmj
Isn't that black metal?



Its hard to categorize. Abbaths love for Thrash is definetly showing but I still consider it more Black metal than Thrash. It still has strong focus on those "atmosphere" thingies.

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#32
limiting to big 4 is kinda lame. no mention of Metal Church's 1st album, Exodus- Bonded By Blood, Savatage - The Dungeons Are Calling to name a few seems kinda wrong.
#33
Quote by MaaZeus
Its hard to categorize. Abbaths love for Thrash is definetly showing but I still consider it more Black metal than Thrash. It still has strong focus on those "atmosphere" thingies.


I think it's in-between everything. It's a mix of black and thrash and death. iirc Immortal often complained they were a death metal, not a black metal band.
#35
Quote by progbass
From This Day Forward is a top contender for me certainly.


yeah , does it for me too..

very hard to just have one though , others I would mention are,
Aspid - Extravasation
Vektor - Black Future
Heathen - Victims of Deception

from the original list Peace Sells.
#38
Of those Reign in Blood as that probably was the most influential in terms of modern metal.

Both black metal and death metal can be argued owe to some influence from that record.
#39
Coroner - Mental Vortex
Annihilator - Alice In Hell
Manilla Road - Out Of The Abyss
Slayer - South Of Heaven
Testament - The Legacy
Megadeth - Rust In Peace
Metal Church - The Dark
Voivod - Nothingface
Sepultura - Arise
Flotsam & Jetsam - Doomsday For The Deciever
#40
It was a difficult choice, choosing between the mighty Slayer and the mighty Deth.
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