The Best Thrash Metal Albums of the 1980s

1. Metallica - Ride the Lightning

Metallica - Ride the Lightning
July 27, 1984
Critic Score
100
3 reviews

2. Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion

Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion
October 27, 1985
Critic Score
100
1 review

3. Metallica - Master of Puppets

Metallica - Master of Puppets
March 3, 1986
Critic Score
97
3 reviews

4. Metallica - Kill 'Em All

Metallica - Kill 'Em All
July 25, 1983
Critic Score
92
4 reviews

5. Megadeth - Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?

Megadeth - Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?
October 1, 1986
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

6. Celtic Frost - Into the Pandemonium

Celtic Frost - Into the Pandemonium
November 2, 1987
Critic Score
90
1 review

7. Kreator - Extreme Aggression

Kreator - Extreme Aggression
June 19, 1989
Critic Score
90
1 review

8. Possessed - Seven Churches

Possessed - Seven Churches
October 16, 1985
Critic Score
90
1 review

9. Testament - The Legacy

Testament - The Legacy
April 21, 1987
Critic Score
90
1 review

10. Sodom - Agent Orange

Sodom - Agent Orange
June 1, 1989
Critic Score
90
1 review

11. Sepultura - Beneath the Remains

Sepultura - Beneath the Remains
April 7, 1989
Critic Score
90
1 review

12. Celtic Frost - Morbid Tales

Celtic Frost - Morbid Tales
June 24, 1984
Critic Score
90
1 review

14. Testament - The New Order

Testament - The New Order
May 5, 1988
Critic Score
90
1 review

15. Sodom - Persecution Mania

Sodom - Persecution Mania
December 1, 1987
Critic Score
90
1 review

16. Anthrax - Among the Living

Anthrax - Among the Living
March 22, 1987
Critic Score
90
1 review

17. Voivod - Killing Technology

Voivod - Killing Technology
April 3, 1987
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

18. Anthrax - Spreading the Disease

Anthrax - Spreading the Disease
October 30, 1985
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

19. Exodus - Bonded by Blood

Exodus - Bonded by Blood
April 25, 1985
Critic Score
80
1 review

20. Death Angel - Frolic Through the Park

Death Angel - Frolic Through the Park
July 1, 1988
Critic Score
80
1 review

21. Kreator - Pleasure to Kill

Kreator - Pleasure to Kill
November 1, 1986
Critic Score
80
1 review

22. Bathory - Blood Fire Death

Bathory - Blood Fire Death
October 8, 1988
Critic Score
80
1 review

23. Slayer - Hell Awaits

Slayer - Hell Awaits
March 1, 1985
Critic Score
80
1 review

24. Exodus - Fabulous Disaster

Exodus - Fabulous Disaster
January 30, 1989
Critic Score
80
1 review

25. Sepultura - Schizophrenia

Sepultura - Schizophrenia
October 30, 1987
Critic Score
80
1 review
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