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

1. Metallica - Master of Puppets

Metallica - Master of Puppets
March 3rd, 1986
USER SCORE
88
398 reviews

2. Metallica - Ride the Lightning

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

3. Bathory - Blood Fire Death

Bathory - Blood Fire Death
October 8th, 1988
USER SCORE
84
27 reviews

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

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

5. Sepultura - Beneath the Remains

Sepultura - Beneath the Remains
April 7th, 1989
USER SCORE
84
30 reviews

6. Metallica - Kill 'Em All

Metallica - Kill 'Em All
July 25th, 1983
USER SCORE
84
272 reviews

7. Metallica - ...And Justice for All

Metallica - ...And Justice for All
August 25th, 1988
USER SCORE
83
242 reviews

8. Slayer - Reign in Blood

Slayer - Reign in Blood
October 7th, 1986
USER SCORE
82
162 reviews

9. Slayer - Hell Awaits

Slayer - Hell Awaits
March 1st, 1985
USER SCORE
81
53 reviews

10. Testament - The Legacy

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

11. Slayer - South of Heaven

Slayer - South of Heaven
July 5th, 1988
USER SCORE
80
61 reviews

12. Anthrax - Among the Living

Anthrax - Among the Living
March 22nd, 1987
USER SCORE
78
42 reviews

13. Slayer - Show No Mercy

Slayer - Show No Mercy
December 3rd, 1983
USER SCORE
77
49 reviews

15. Megadeth - So Far, So Good... So What!

Megadeth - So Far, So Good... So What!
January 1st, 1988
USER SCORE
66
45 reviews
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