So I have been listening to a lot of Kill 'em All lately, and it is probably the most thrashiest thrash metal album outside of anything Slayer does. I have always listened to Metallica's other albums, especially Master of Puppets and Ride the Lightning. I was thinking when listening to the back end of MoP that it really is not thrash metal.
Bonded by Blood is the debut studio album by the Bay Area thrash metal band Exodus. Although the album was completed in the summer of 1984, it was not released until 1985 due to issues with Exodus and their record label. It is considered one of the most influential thrash metal albums of all time.
Kill 'Em All is the debut studio album by the American heavy metal band Metallica, released on July 25, 1983, by the independent record label Megaforce Records. Kill 'Em All is regarded as a groundbreaking album for thrash metal because of its precise musicianship, which fuses new wave of British heavy metal riffs with hardcore punk tempos.
Rust in Peace is the fourth studio album by the American thrash metal band Megadeth, released on September 24, 1990 by Capitol Records. Following the departure of band members Jeff Young and Chuck Behler in 1989, Rust in Peace was the first album to feature guitarist Marty Friedman and drummer Nick Menza.
Peace Sells... but Who's Buying? is the second studio album by American thrash metal band Megadeth, released on September 19, 1986 by Capitol Records. The project was originally handled by Combat Records, resulting in the original mix of the album being co-produced by Randy Burns.
Among the Living, an Album by Anthrax. Released 22 March 1987 on Island (catalog no. ISL 1131; Vinyl LP). Genres: Thrash Metal. Rated #20 in the best albums of 1987, and #1362 in the greatest all-time album chart (according to RYM users).
Beneath the Remains, an Album by Sepultura. Released September 5, 1989 on Roadracer (catalog no. RO 9511-1; Vinyl LP). Genres: Thrash Metal. Rated #6 in the best albums of 1989, and #576 in the greatest all-time album chart (according to RYM users).
Darkness Descends is the second studio album by the American thrash metal band Dark Angel, released on November 17, 1986. The album is the first to feature drummer Gene Hoglan. Rob Yahn was replaced with Mike Gonzalez by the time this album was released, however, Gonzalez was given credit over Yahn on the album sleeve.
The Years of Decay is the fourth studio album by thrash metal band Overkill, released on October 13, 1989 through Atlantic and Megaforce Records. It is the last Overkill album to feature guitarist Bobby Gustafson, who left the band after disagreements with bassist D. D. Verni.
South of Heaven is the fourth studio album by American thrash metal band Slayer. Released on July 5, 1988, the album was the band's second collaboration with record producer Rick Rubin, whose production skills on Slayer's previous album Reign in Blood had helped the band's sound evolve.
Hell Awaits is the second studio album by American thrash metal band Slayer, released through Metal Blade Records in 1985. The band's previous release, Show No Mercy, became Metal Blade Records' highest selling release; as a result, producer Brian Slagel desired to release a second Slayer album.
HANDLE WITH CARE is the third album by ex-Anthrax bassist Danny Lilker and his punk-infused aggressive thrash band NUCLEAR ASSAULT. This album was their most successful although they never really attained mass popularity compared with the other huge acts of the day.
Eternal Devastation is the second full-length album by German thrash metal band Destruction. It was released in 1986. It showed the band had moved away from their previous black metal-influenced style of material evident on the Sentence of Death EP and Infernal Overkill albums, and were headed in the direction of a more contemporary thrash metal style.
The previous two Voivod albums (War and Pain and Rrröööaaarrr) were ripping and thrashy with slight progressive influences, but only does the prog truly become great in Killing Technology. However, despite the progressive edge, KT is still a formidable thrash album like its predecessors War and Pain and Rrröööaaarrr, which is part of what makes it so great.
Seven Churches is the debut album by American death metal band Possessed. The title of the album refers to the Seven Churches of Asia mentioned in the Book of Revelation. "The Exorcist" begins with producer Randy Burns' version of Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells, arranged and performed as it was in the 1973 horror film of the same name.
After a recognisable piano intro complete with chaotic guitar lead, a ripping thrash riff kicks off Killing is My Business ...and Business is Good. The title is based on The Punisher comic as the theme of a hitman killing his own employer really connected with Mustaine for obvious reasons.
Horrorscope is the fifth studio album by thrash metal band Overkill, released on September 3, 1991 through Atlantic and Megaforce Records. It was the first Overkill album to feature the duo of guitarists Merritt Gant and Rob Cannavino, and the last to be released through Megaforce; although they remained on Atlantic until 1995.
Show No Mercy was recorded in November 1983, apparently in one session between 11pm and 7am so as not go over their limited cash collection. This insanely quick recording of course resulted in a less than perfect production, but it didn’t stop the band laying down ten tracks of dark, youth fuelled metal. Just as with Metallica’s Kill ‘Em All debut, Show No Mercy is a raw yet energetic ...
While recording in Berlin in winter 1987, the band devoured anarcho-punk and industrial music, namely the work of avant-garde legends Einstürzende Neubauten, and hatched a dystopian concept album that shocked the metal underground the following summer.
The third disc of the deluxe set, Cowboys from Hell: The Demos, was released as a separate limited edition vinyl LP at the same time. It was exclusively available at Metal Club record stores. The 2010 reissue of the album managed to reach #117 on the Billboard 200 and #8 on Catalog Albums, selling 4,200.
Coma of Souls is the fifth studio album by German thrash metal band Kreator, released in 1990. It was reissued in 2002, with the lyrics for the last four songs missing from the booklet. It would be the last album before the band began experimenting with influences from other musical genres.
METALLICA - Kill ’Em All (Megaforce/Music For Nations, 1983) Metallica started off young, dumb and full of Absolut vodka. But they quickly outgrew their ‘Alcoholica’ nickname, denounced the thrash movement and distanced themselves from their peers. Nevertheless, debut album Kill ’Em All still sounds raw and rampant.
Time Does Not Heal is the fourth studio album by Dark Angel, which was released in 1991. When the album was released, it came with a sticker, reading "9 songs, 67 minutes, 246 riffs!". Time Does Not Heal was Dark Angel's final album before their break up in 1992.
Vulgar Display of Power is the sixth studio album by the American heavy metal band Pantera, released on February 25, 1992 through Atco Records. One of the most influential heavy metal albums of the 1990s, Vulgar Display of Power has been described as "one of the defining albums of the groove-metal genre".
Speak English or Die was well received and is considered one of the greatest and most influential crossover thrash albums of all time. Allmusic gave the album 4.5 stars out of 5 and said, "S.O.D.'s Speak English or Die was an important record in the fusion of hardcore punk with thrash and speed metal".
The album starter is No Place For Disgrace. Is it great or what?! An AWESOME intro riff which melts into some good thrashing afterwards. Disgrace is to fight!!! Some great Eric's screams on this one... The song also has that typical Flotsam softer part at about 3 minutes which works really good. Dreams Of Death is the second song up here.