Metal Hammer Ranks Best Thrash Songs From 1983-2018

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  • Metal Hammer Ranks Best Thrash Songs From 1983-2018
    POSTED 2 Aug 2018

     Throughout the year, Metal Hammer have been taking on the daunting task of ranking what they think are the best thrash metal songs from select eras over the past 35 years. Thanks to The PRPwe now have a full list spanning 1983-2018 in one place. Read on to find out who made the cut and who missed out!

    The 10 Best Thrash Songs From 1983-85:

    Metallica – “Metal Militia”
    Suicidal Tendencies – “I Saw Your Mommy”
    Anthrax – “Metal Thrashing Mad”
    Slayer – “Chemical Warfare”
    Destruction – “Mad Butcher”
    Exodus – “Bonded By Blood”
    Kreator – “Tormentor”
    Overkill – “Rotten To The Core”
    Celtic Frost – “Circle Of The Tyrants”
    Megadeth – “Rattlehead”

    The 10 Best Thrash Songs From 1986-89:

    Metallica – “Battery”
    Megadeth – “Black Friday”
    Slayer – “Angel Of Death”
    Kreator – “Pleasure To Kill”
    Anthrax – “Caught In A Mosh”
    Testament – “Over The Wall”
    Sodom – “Nuclear Winter”
    Voivod – “Macrosolutions To Megaproblems”
    Xentrix – “No Compromise”
    Sepultura – “Mass Hypnosis”

    The 10 Best Thrash Songs From 1990-99:

    Megadeth – “Holy Wars… The Punishment Due”
    Slayer – “War Ensemble”
    Kreator – “People Of The Lie”
    Heathen – “Hypnotized”
    Pantera – “Fucking Hostile”
    Sodom – “The Crippler”
    Machine Head – “Blood For Blood”
    Witchery – “The Reaper”
    The Haunted – “Hate Song”
    Testament – “Down For Life”

    The 10 Best Thrash Songs From 2000-18:

    Destruction – “The Butcher Strikes Back”
    Kreator – “Reconquering The Throne”
    Exodus – “Star Spangled Banner”
    Aura Noir – “Condor”
    Municipal Waste – “Unleash The Bastards”
    Slayer – “Cult”
    Evile – “Thrasher”
    Megadeth – “Head Crusher”
    Overkill – “Ironbound”
    Metallica – “Spit Out The Bone“

    Unsurprisingly, there's a lot of the 'big four' in there and for the most part, we're inclined to agree with a lot of these picks. Is there anything you'd replace in the list? Let us know!

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Submitted by Site Factory admin on Wed, 08/01/2018 - 21:01

 Throughout the year, Metal Hammer have been taking on the daunting task of ranking what they think are the best thrash metal songs from select eras over the past 35 years. Thanks to The PRPwe now have a full list spanning 1983-2018 in one place. Read on to find out who made the cut and who missed out!

The 10 Best Thrash Songs From 1983-85:

Metallica – “Metal Militia”
Suicidal Tendencies – “I Saw Your Mommy”
Anthrax – “Metal Thrashing Mad”
Slayer – “Chemical Warfare”
Destruction – “Mad Butcher”
Exodus – “Bonded By Blood”
Kreator – “Tormentor”
Overkill – “Rotten To The Core”
Celtic Frost – “Circle Of The Tyrants”
Megadeth – “Rattlehead”

The 10 Best Thrash Songs From 1986-89:

Metallica – “Battery”
Megadeth – “Black Friday”
Slayer – “Angel Of Death”
Kreator – “Pleasure To Kill”
Anthrax – “Caught In A Mosh”
Testament – “Over The Wall”
Sodom – “Nuclear Winter”
Voivod – “Macrosolutions To Megaproblems”
Xentrix – “No Compromise”
Sepultura – “Mass Hypnosis”

The 10 Best Thrash Songs From 1990-99:

Megadeth – “Holy Wars… The Punishment Due”
Slayer – “War Ensemble”
Kreator – “People Of The Lie”
Heathen – “Hypnotized”
Pantera – “Fucking Hostile”
Sodom – “The Crippler”
Machine Head – “Blood For Blood”
Witchery – “The Reaper”
The Haunted – “Hate Song”
Testament – “Down For Life”

The 10 Best Thrash Songs From 2000-18:

Destruction – “The Butcher Strikes Back”
Kreator – “Reconquering The Throne”
Exodus – “Star Spangled Banner”
Aura Noir – “Condor”
Municipal Waste – “Unleash The Bastards”
Slayer – “Cult”
Evile – “Thrasher”
Megadeth – “Head Crusher”
Overkill – “Ironbound”
Metallica – “Spit Out The Bone“

Unsurprisingly, there's a lot of the 'big four' in there and for the most part, we're inclined to agree with a lot of these picks. Is there anything you'd replace in the list? Let us know!

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