Top 5 Thrash Metal Albums of the 1980’s


This Top 5 list was a toughie.



Originally, ’twas to be Top 5 thrash bands, but then I realized that wouldn’t be fair, since as a 40-year old, I’m way more into Overkill these days than any of the other bands on the list.

So, I put myself back into 15-year old me’s head (It was a lot easier than you think!), and thought about what albums REALLY got me going. So, here they are:


Top 5 80s Thrash Metal


1. Metallica – Master of Puppets (1986)
2. Megadeth – Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying (1986)
3. Overkill – Taking Over (1987)
4. Testament – The New Order (1988)
5. Anthrax – Among the Living (1987)


I can’t wait to see what some of you maniacs come up with, and as always,
feel free to comment and/or rip my list apart! ~dc


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on “Top 5 Thrash Metal Albums of the 1980’s
5 Comments on “Top 5 Thrash Metal Albums of the 1980’s
  1. 1. Metallica – Master of Puppets
    2. Exodus – Pleasures of the Flesh
    3. Megadeth – Peace Sells
    4. Overkill – Under the Influence
    5. Metallica – Ride the lightning

  2. My top 5 80s thrash albums…& after 25 years experience with & many other musical Genre’s…I have come up with this list after re visiting Thrash the past 3years on a nostalgic trip thanks to the wonders of the internet.

    1. The ulta violence-Death angel.
    2. The legacy- Testament.
    3.Rein in blood- Slayer.
    4.Peace sells- Megadeth.
    5.Terrible certainty- Kreator

    Peace sells is low & Master of puppets isn’t on there because I don’t considder them “thrash” as such, more speed metal as it was, or just plain entities in their own right as Metallica have gone on to prove!!

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