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1 minute ago, BlutAusNerd said:

I get that you mean. It's more frantic than No More Color and maybe not quite as confident, but they were reaching out for something unreal, and then they grabbed hold of it and didn't let go. No More Color seems a bit more relaxed by comparison, but it's that manic, almost desperate raging quality to Punishment for Decadence that gives it the top spot for me. It's totally wild, about to careen out of control at any moment, but they manage to keep it contained at just the right moment to let it start going out of control another way.

Yeah, it's a pretty remarkable development from RIP and I appreciate that aspect of the album. It's just that it's not simply the case of No More Color (and Mental Vortex) being more relaxed but also adopted this sinister and slithering demeanor alongside all of the technique associated with their work. 

Anyway, you can't really go wrong with any of their albums. 

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I would like to just link this thread with a conversation at the moment in the rate the song above section that is focusing on the band Holy Terror. I notice that only one person on this thread listed them as a band that has produced one of the top ten thrash albums. 

I feel I have proven my point that Holy Terror are just not that good. Otherwise they would feature on every list. If a band is that easy to overlook then they are just not good enough to warrant the current conversation in the other thread. 

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20 minutes ago, Fraser said:

I would like to just link this thread with a conversation at the moment in the rate the song above section that is focusing on the band Holy Terror. I notice that only one person on this thread listed them as a band that has produced one of the top ten thrash albums. 

I feel I have proven my point that Holy Terror are just not that good. Otherwise they would feature on every list. If a band is that easy to overlook then they are just not good enough to warrant the current conversation in the other thread. 

I can't comment on the band, it's a while I don't listen to Mind Wars. Keep in mind though, sometimes this logic does not apply to every band. If *number of times a band gets mentioned* = *quality of their music*, by this standard Cannibal Corpse or Six Feet Under could be consider better than The Chasm or Brutality, which put a lot more emphasis on songwriting and coherent riffs. 

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29 minutes ago, MattCantina said:

I can't comment on the band, it's a while I don't listen to Mind Wars. Keep in mind though, sometimes this logic does not apply to every band. If *number of times a band gets mentioned* = *quality of their music*, by this standard Cannibal Corpse or Six Feet Under could be consider better than The Chasm or Brutality, which put a lot more emphasis on songwriting and coherent riffs. 

The point I have proven was I was pointed out for mentioning Slayer in the same sentence as Holy Terror but Slayer is mentioned on the majority of the lists above, if Holy Terror were really that much of a deal in Thrash then they would be mentioned just as much if not more. How can a band be mentioned in the same realm as the big 4 but then never be mentioned in a generic conversation about thrash. Makes literally no sense. 

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The point I have proven was I was pointed out for mentioning Slayer in the same sentence as Holy Terror but Slayer is mentioned on the majority of the lists above, if Holy Terror were really that much of a deal in Thrash then they would be mentioned just as much if not more. How can a band be mentioned in the same realm as the big 4 but then never be mentioned in a generic conversation about thrash. Makes literally no sense. 
Have you ever stopped to consider that many users here have more than 10 thrash albums? They don't have to be in everyone's top 10 to still count as an excellent band. I have literally hundreds of thrash albums to pick from when formulating my top 10, but that doesn't mean that a great number of those albums that just barely don't make the cut based on personal preference aren't every bit as good. If I was to look at the next entries (11-50), I'm sure that they would still all count as worthy among most metal fans over the popular dross that clogs up a lot of the discussion among mainstream fans.

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5 hours ago, BlutAusNerd said:

Have you ever stopped to consider that many users here have more than 10 thrash albums? 
 

And some of us have fewer ;)

Not me, of course...

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1 hour ago, BlutAusNerd said:

I don't see you spinning much thrash, but I would think most people would at least have 10 thrash albums to choose from.

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Yeah, I'd be in double figures with thrash albums, no question. I actually used to own a lot more back in the cassette days. For instance, I don't actually own a single Metallica album on CD, but I still, miraculously have two on tape. But yeah, I have thrash. 

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1. Megadeth - Youthanasia (not really thrash...)

2. Megadeth - Rust in Peace

3. Metallica - Master of Puppets

4. Megadeth - Countdown to Extinction

5. Metallica - And Justice for All

6. Testament - The Ritual

7. Megadeth - So Far So Good So What

8. Slayer - God Hates Us All

9. Metallica - Ride the Lightning

10. Slayer - South of Heaven

Pretty commercial list here but I was trying to avoid black thrash etc. 

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15 hours ago, Requiem said:

1. Megadeth - Youthanasia (not really thrash...)

2. Megadeth - Rust in Peace

3. Metallica - Master of Puppets

4. Megadeth - Countdown to Extinction

5. Metallica - And Justice for All

6. Testament - The Ritual

7. Megadeth - So Far So Good So What

8. Slayer - God Hates Us All

9. Metallica - Ride the Lightning

10. Slayer - South of Heaven

Pretty commercial list here but I was trying to avoid black thrash etc. 

"Seasons in the Abyss" > "God Hates Us All"

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3 hours ago, Balor said:

"Seasons in the Abyss" > "God Hates Us All"

Possibly, but the Darkness of Christ/Disciple opening of ‘GHuA’ is one of modern metal’s great moments for me. Amazing track(s). Plus I don’t own ‘Seasons’ and aren’t as familiar with it. 

My list should in no way be read as representative of anything beyond my limited thrash collection and passing interest in the genre. 

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2 hours ago, Requiem said:

Possibly, but the Darkness of Christ/Disciple opening of ‘GHuA’ is one of modern metal’s great moments for me. Amazing track(s). Plus I don’t own ‘Seasons’ and aren’t as familiar with it. 

My list should in no way be read as representative of anything beyond my limited thrash collection and passing interest in the genre. 

I have limited experience with thrash as well, so my thoughts are not necessarily extremely insightful.  While I still think that my opinions hold true, I nevertheless also recognize "God Hates Us All" as a masterpiece.  Both are very good albums, I just like one over the other.

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1 minute ago, Balor said:

I have limited experience with thrash as well, so my thoughts are not necessarily extremely insightful.  While I still think that my opinions hold true, I nevertheless also recognize "God Hates Us All" as a masterpiece.  Both are very good albums, I just like one over the other.

For me, 'God Hates Us All' has a lot of filler on it. The tracks 'Darkness of Christ', 'Disciple' and 'Threshold' are by far my favourites. I can't get over how great and intense 'Threshold' is. It really speaks to me regarding the frustrating times of my life. The rest of the album is strangely unexciting though. 

I foolishly purchased 'Christ Illusion' when it came out and was, of course, bitterly disappointed with myself. Slayer albums I have owned either now or in the past: 'Hell Awaits', 'Reign in Blood', 'South of Heaven', 'Divine Intervention', 'God Hates Us All' and 'Christ Illusion'. That's not bad for a non-thrash kid. 

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3 minutes ago, Requiem said:

For me, 'God Hates Us All' has a lot of filler on it. The tracks 'Darkness of Christ', 'Disciple' and 'Threshold' are by far my favourites. I can't get over how great and intense 'Threshold' is. It really speaks to me regarding the frustrating times of my life. The rest of the album is strangely unexciting though. 

I foolishly purchased 'Christ Illusion' when it came out and was, of course, bitterly disappointed with myself. Slayer albums I have owned either now or in the past: 'Hell Awaits', 'Reign in Blood', 'South of Heaven', 'Divine Intervention', 'God Hates Us All' and 'Christ Illusion'. That's not bad for a non-thrash kid. 

"Seasons in the Abyss" has many great songs also.  "War Ensemble," "Expendable Youth," "Dead Skin Mask," and the eponymous track are all amazing.  The fact that it compiled some of my absolute favorite extreme metal songs into one album made this my undisputed favorite.

I thought that "Eyes of the Insane" off "Christ Illusion" was a pretty good track, though I never really checked out the album as a whole.

Your Slayer collection is much greater than mine (which currently stands at absolute zero), and actually outnumbers the total number of thrash albums that I actually own (2 - I am no great fan of thrash either).  I really need to get some new music.

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4 minutes ago, Balor said:

"Seasons in the Abyss" has many great songs also.  "War Ensemble," "Expendable Youth," "Dead Skin Mask," and the eponymous track are all amazing.  The fact that it compiled some of my absolute favorite extreme metal songs into one album made this my undisputed favorite.

I thought that "Eyes of the Insane" off "Christ Illusion" was a pretty good track, though I never really checked out the album as a whole.

Your Slayer collection is much greater than mine (which currently stands at absolute zero), and actually outnumbers the total number of thrash albums that I actually own (2 - I am no great fan of thrash either).  I really need to get some new music.

Yeah but I'm an ancient and leathery 38 years old and you're as fresh and innocent as a new spring lamb. Most of my Slayer acquisitions took place in the 90s! I now no longer have 'Hell Awaits' or 'Divine Intervention' and suspect I must have swapped them with school chums in the aforementioned decade. 

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5 minutes ago, Requiem said:

Yeah but I'm an ancient and leathery 38 years old and you're as fresh and innocent as a new spring lamb. Most of my Slayer acquisitions took place in the 90s! I now no longer have 'Hell Awaits' or 'Divine Intervention' and suspect I must have swapped them with school chums in the aforementioned decade. 

Lucky you for owning original editions.  All I have are some Metallica reissues (and their new album - label that what you may).

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