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So I was sat here last night looking at my music library (across all formats) and realised my Thrash collection was at best mediocre.  I have made use of my streaming service and added 30 or so albums to work through over the coming weeks.  Highlights include me realising I had no real experience of Voivod, seeing some obvious yet glaring holes in the Overkill department and not really ever having fully explored Flotsam & Jetsam, Razor, Exumer or Testament.

Pleased to have got Sacrifice "Forward to Termination" in rotation again and also some Coroner too.  I will even be giving Vektor a second chance.

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Sacrifice (Canada) - Forward to Termination (1987) This is Sacrifice's second album. Their first, Torment in Fire (1985) is passable, but also a mess. This one is where the meat is. A first liste

Re: advanced thrash metal Great post....I prefer Atrophy Violent By Nature personally, but a great list. Here's a few recommendations that I would make: Flotsam And Jetsam - No Place For Disgrace

Late to the party on this one, but some good ones: Lazarus AD Revocation Evile Warbringer Havok Municipal Waste Power Trip Morbid Saint  

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Well I might as well throw a few recommendations in here right?


Evildead - Annihilation of Civilization

Evildead are one of the seemingly endless thrash bands from the late eighties who seem to miss out on the attention they deserve. These guys played a nasty and technical kind of thrash more in line with bands like Artillery then the savage acts popping up everywhere at this time.


Hobbs' Angel of Death - Hobbs' Angel of Death

The Australian thrash scene is, in my opinion, criminally overlooked. Whilst not producing bands in the same quantity as the Bay Area or German scens just about everything I've heard from the Aussie scene is at least on par with those bands. HAoD is just one example, their debut is a savage riff fest that will have you headbanging until the very last note.


Mortal Sin - Mayhemic Destruction

Yet another band from the Australian scene Mortal Sin favour a sound more in line with the Bay Area but with a heavier edge. This album in particular is just a fun listen.


Nasty Savage - Penetration Point

Ok I'll be honest lyrically this band kind of sucks. Musically on they other hand they play a riff-heavy brand of thrash that you can really bang your head to. At times the choice of riff gets a bit weird but all in all this is a solid album if you give it a chance.


Razor - Evil Invaders

Yes I know Razor were already mentioned in this thread but god damn does their speedy brand of thrash kick ass. Furious tempos, killer riffs, and nasty vocals - if you listened to the other song you know what to expect but that doesn't mean it isn't awesome.


Vektor - Outer Isolation

These guys are the clear standout in the modern thrash scene. Their spacey brand of progressive thrash really must be heard. Yes they too have been mentioned before but who cares this stuff is phenomenal.


Wehrmahct - Shark Attack

Lastly we have another band who seem not to be on most thrash fans radars. This album is an interesting one, kind of all over the place. There are great riffs, at times leaning on the punkier side, at others on the more NWOBHM influenced side of the genre. Just listen to it and you're sure to have a great time.

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