Your favorite thrash metal album?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by TexasKing, Dec 3, 2016.

  1. TexasKing

    TexasKing Active Member Thread Starter

    I think Rust in Peace is the most defining thrash metal masterpiece. MoP can come close IMO.
    Your opinions?
  2. Spaceboy

    Spaceboy Forum Resident

    Rust in Peace. I love Master of Puppets but Rust in Peace is the better thrash album.
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  3. TexasKing

    TexasKing Active Member Thread Starter

    RiP has a better guitar playing. Holy Wars is one of the best metal songs.
  4. SurrealCereal

    SurrealCereal Forum Resident

    Master of Puppets is my favorite, but Reign in Blood should have been an option
  5. James5001

    James5001 Forum Resident

    Dave writes better songs & Megadeth have always been more musically gifted IMO so I'd have a handful of their Albums before MoP.
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  6. stetsonic

    stetsonic Forum Resident

    Where's Reign in Blood?

    edit: Oh, nevermind - it's one of those threads... :)
  7. Zoot Marimba

    Zoot Marimba And I’m The Critic Of The Group

    I think you should have included other albums, but I would go with Rust out of the two, though neither one is my favorite from those respective bands.
  8. James5001

    James5001 Forum Resident

    Mortal Sin - Face of Despair :bdance:
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  9. BryanA-HTX

    BryanA-HTX Crazy Doctor

    Houston, TX
    I hate thrash metal (and extreme metal), but I love Metallica and Megadeth. They don't sound like typical thrash metal bands, they're closer to classic metal, just faster. Rust in Peace is near perfect, except one blemish: The totally superfluous "Dawn Patrol".
  10. eric777

    eric777 The Duke Of TN - A Number 1

    Rust In Peace. I always found Master Of Puppets a tad boring. :hide:
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  11. stay crunchy

    stay crunchy Forum Resident

    Austin-area, Texas
    Master of Puppets for favorite album of all time. I love the flow of the album; it always takes me on a journey and makes the hairs on my neck stand on edge! Very powerful. Although RIP is probably technically better, especially Marty and Dave's blistering soloing, as BryanA mentioned the Dawn Patrol seems like a wasted opportunity. Would have loved to see an instrumental like Into the Lungs of Hell instead. Both killer albums!
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  12. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Forum Resident

    Megadeth - Rust in Peace, for me.
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  13. DannyG

    DannyG Forum Resident

    Laguna Niguel, CA
    Tough call between what are undoubtedly classic genre defining albums, but I'm going to with MOP.
  14. This Heat

    This Heat Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL
    Neither would be in my top ten but I prefer Master of Puppets.
  15. Flippikat

    Flippikat Forum Resident

    I'm not a thrash purist (my loud music of choice is more punk/hardcore), and I'd go for Suicidal Tendencies - Join the Army.

    I love their debut album, but Join the Army beats it in my book because it pulls in influences from hip-hop & guitar solos verging on noise rock, plus a distinctly Lemmy-ish yelp by Mike.
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  16. Metalheaded

    Metalheaded Well-Known Member

    Corpus Christi
    Master, for me.
    This is based on pure nostalgia, for the most part. I bought it as a new release in '86, I was in my very impressionable years, and it became one of the most impacting albums for me.
    RIP is indeed way better in terms of musicianship, but I didn't really hear it until a mere few years ago, in spite of my blood type being metal, and everything. Yeah, it's weird, I know...but there's a regretful story behind all that.
    Anyway, yup...MoP has no filler, still has power to this day, and a certain magic about it that is timeless.
  17. Django

    Django Forum Resident

    Dublin, Ireland
  18. Goggen

    Goggen Forum Resident

    Mayhemic Destruction should also receive more praise :righton:
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  19. sathvyre

    sathvyre formerly known as ABBAmaniac

    If I had to choose one from the two, it would be METALLICA...but if I would have the chance to name another albums, it would be one of the following milestones:

    TESTAMENT (1987) The Legacy
    EXODUS (1985) Bonded By Blood
    SLAYER (1986) Reign In Blood
    HOLY MOSES (1987) Finished With The Dogs
    KREATOR (1985) Endless Pain
    RAZOR (1988) Vilent Restitution
    WHIPLASH (1986) Power And Pain
    EXUMER (1986) Possessed By Fire
    HOBBS ANGEL OF DEATH (1988) Hobbs Angel Of Death
    INFERNAL MAJESTY (1987) None Shall Defy

    ...and so many more great albums...!!!
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  20. sathvyre

    sathvyre formerly known as ABBAmaniac

    "Mayhemic Destruction" is a KILLER !!!
  21. bamaaudio

    bamaaudio Forum Resident

    Both of the ones listed in the poll are among the best. Thrash, by and large, comes off as pretty dated today and it's a genre that really failed to evolve beyond the early 90s. Some bands experimented with a 'groove' hybrid or mixed a more death metal sound but the core thrash sound was mostly taken to its apex long ago. And contemporary bands trying to revitalize the genre lack identity and mostly borrow aesthetics from the past without contributing anything new. I'd put Reign in Blood in the conversation as well and it still sounds quite intense and unique to this day.
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2018
  22. James5001

    James5001 Forum Resident

    Rust In Peace sounds as fresh as a daisy to me whether you think the genre has evolved enough is debatable but Megadeth in particular rarely sound dated IMO.
  23. dennis1077

    dennis1077 Forum Resident

    Rust in Peace. Definitely Rust in Peace.
  24. rockin_since_58

    rockin_since_58 Forum Resident

    Simi Valley, CA
    I voted Master of Puppets as it was the better of the 2 for me but my favorite would be Death Angel's The Ultra-Violence.
  25. This Heat

    This Heat Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL
    My favorite is still Reign in Blood
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