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The Best Thrash Metal Albums of the 1980s by User Score

1.

Metallica - Ride the Lightning
July 27th, 1984
USER SCORE
88
634 reviews

2.

Metallica - Master of Puppets
March 3rd, 1986
USER SCORE
87
690 reviews

3.

Megadeth - Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?
October 1st, 1986
USER SCORE
84
165 reviews

4.

Bathory - Blood Fire Death
October 8th, 1988
USER SCORE
83
63 reviews

5.

Metallica - Kill 'Em All
July 25th, 1983
USER SCORE
83
439 reviews

6.

Slayer - Reign in Blood
October 7th, 1986
USER SCORE
83
266 reviews

7.

Sepultura - Beneath the Remains
April 7th, 1989
USER SCORE
83
52 reviews

8.

Exodus - Bonded by Blood
April 25th, 1985
USER SCORE
82
30 reviews

9.

Metallica - ...And Justice for All
August 25th, 1988
USER SCORE
82
400 reviews

10.

Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion
October 27th, 1985
USER SCORE
82
29 reviews

11.

Kreator - Pleasure to Kill
November 1st, 1986
USER SCORE
82
29 reviews

12.

Testament - The Legacy
April 21st, 1987
USER SCORE
81
38 reviews

13.

Possessed - Seven Churches
October 16th, 1985
USER SCORE
80
30 reviews

14.

Slayer - Hell Awaits
March 1st, 1985
USER SCORE
80
84 reviews

15.

Mayhem - Deathcrush
August 16th, 1987
USER SCORE
80
26 reviews

16.

Anthrax - Among the Living
March 22nd, 1987
USER SCORE
79
72 reviews

17.

Testament - The New Order
May 5th, 1988
USER SCORE
79
30 reviews

18.

Slayer - South of Heaven
July 5th, 1988
USER SCORE
78
103 reviews

19.

Anthrax - Spreading the Disease
October 30th, 1985
USER SCORE
78
56 reviews

20.

Sepultura - Schizophrenia
October 30th, 1987
USER SCORE
78
32 reviews

21.

Bathory - Bathory
October 1st, 1984
USER SCORE
77
52 reviews

22.

Slayer - Show No Mercy
December 3rd, 1983
USER SCORE
76
84 reviews

23.

Sepultura - Morbid Visions
November 10th, 1986
USER SCORE
74
30 reviews

24.

Anthrax - State of Euphoria
September 19th, 1988
USER SCORE
73
26 reviews
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