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Am really getting back into the classic Bay Area-influenced 80's/90's thrash again, & I wondered if anyone had any album recommendations for me... I have most of the obvious stuff, the full catalogue of SLAYER (including the later stuff which SUCKS), SEPULTURA, MEGADETH, METALLICA... as well as all OVERKILL, TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL, EXODUS... & a couple of albums each by: METAL CHURCH, ANNIHILATOR, VOIVOD, WHIPLASH.... But nothing else....

 

My real faves are OVERKILL & TESTAMENT. Anyone who has any album recommendations somewhat similar to these so I can add to my collection - as I'm currently just re-playing all my old stuff - would be very much appreciated...

 

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You might like Forced Entry... pretty cool Seattle band in the vein of Exodus/Slayer. I have their AS ABOVE, SO BELOW disc from 1990 or 91 and that's damn good. Hades from New Jersey put out some excellent stuff as well (although I'm from Jersey so I might be slightly biased, heh heh)... try either one of those.

 

A more recent band that's playing the old school thrash style is HavocHate, check out their CYCLE OF PAIN album from last year. Greg Christian from Testament is the bass player in this band.

 

If I think of any more (not quite awake yet, no coffee in my system) I'll post again!

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A newer one that is f***ing great is Machine Head-Burn my Eyes.

Cryptic Slaughter is a cool band.....can't remember the title I had

Reverend-Remission is Great!!!(ex-Metal Church singer)

Nasty Savage-Abstract Reality is cool...

Vio-lence-Oppressing the Masses is great...(Robb would later form Machine Head..)

Devastation-Idolatry-is good....

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How about..

 

Demolition Hammer - Tortured Existance

Heretic - Breaking Point

Heathen - Breaking the Silence

Drive - Characters in Time

Reverend - World Won't Miss You

Exhorder - The Law & Slaughter in the Vatican

Hallows Eve - Death & Insanity

Powermad - Absolute Power

Annihilator - Alice in Hell

Death Angel - The Ultra-Violence

Defiance - Void Terra Firma & Product of Society

Sacred Reich - Ignorance & American Way

Toxik - Think This & World Circus

Vicious Rumors - S/T

Laaz Rockit - Annihilation Principle

Morbid Saint - Spectrum of Death

Nuclear Assault - Survive

Realm - Suiciety

Sepultura - Schizophrenia & Beneath the Remains

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Um...geez, I've had more coffee but I guess I don't really need to post any more suggestions, cuz it looks like Relivinthe80s pretty much covered everything that I wouldve recommended, and then some! (Vicious Rumors? Good call!)

 

But in the interest of justifying this otherwise pointless post, may I also add the first two Carnivore albums (Self-titled from 1985 and RETALIATION from 1987)? These feature Pete Steele (now of Type O Negative) on bass/vocals and they are some of the nastiest, most brutal thrash ever recorded (particularly RETALIATION.) Lyrically they're not for the faint of heart either. Grrrrreat stuff.

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Storm Troopers of Death-Speak English or Die!!!

Sanctuary-Refuge Denied..

Onslaught-In Search of Sanity..

Zoetrope-Amnesty...

Dark Angel-Darkness Descends...

Sentinel Beast-Depths of Darkness...

Fifth Angel...

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S.O.D. is an essential album, whether you like thrash, hardcore, punk, or just plain ol'metal... good call \m/

 

Either one of Sanctuary's albums (REFUGE DENIED or INTO THE MIRROR BLACK) are excellent as well... as is much of the Nevermore catalog... I especially like DEAD HEART IN A DEAD WORLD... amazing album!!

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S.O.D. is an essential album, whether you like thrash, hardcore, punk, or just plain ol'metal... good call \m/

 

Either one of Sanctuary's albums (REFUGE DENIED or INTO THE MIRROR BLACK) are excellent as well... as is much of the Nevermore catalog... I especially like DEAD HEART IN A DEAD WORLD... amazing album!!

:headbanger: ... :agree: Amen brutha!!!

 

here are some more.....

 

At War-Ordered to Kill....

Holy Terror-Mind Wars...

Vio-lence-Eternal Nightmare..

Phantasm-Wreckage...

Nasty Savage-Nasty Savage...

Dark Angel-We have Arrived...

Sacred Reich-Surf Nicaragua..

Culprit-Guilty as Charged...

Rigor Mortise-S/T...

:headbanger:

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I can't believe nobodies mentioned Anthrax.

 

Here's a couple more:

 

Meliah Rage

Celtic Frost

Tankard

Flotsam and Jetsam

Forbidden

 

I'm not into speed metal/thrash as much as I was in the 80's, but I still pull it out and give it a spin every now and then.

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Wow, thanks guys - a lot of stuff there. I do have the likes of FLOTSAM & JETSAM, HADES, CELTIC FROST, DARK ANGEL, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, MACHINE HEAD, SACRED REICH (killer band), TOXIC, ATROPHY, ETC. But I will work my way through these below - that I've never heard of:-

 

VIO-LENCE

MELIAH RAGE

FORBIDDEN

SOD

SANCTUARY

AT WAR

PHANTASM

ZOETROPE

CARNIVORE

HERETIC

HEATHEN

REVEREND

POWER MAD

VICIOUS RUMOURS

LAAZ ROCKET

REALM

CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER

NASTY SAVAGE

HAVOC HATE

FORCED ENTRY

DEFIANCE

CULPRIT

 

Can anyone give me a couple of starting points in there? One or two specific albums that I must have?

Cheers.

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I'd be happy to recommend the albums I have by the following:

 

SOD - SPEAK ENGLISH OR DIE

SANCTUARY - REFUGE DENIED and/or INTO THE MIRROR BLACK (it's all good)

CARNIVORE -S/T and/or RETALIATION

HERETIC - BREAKING POINT (btw, Tim, this band/album features a pre-Metal Church Mike Howe on vox, dunno if anybody's mentioned that to ya)

HEATHEN - BREAKING THE SILENCE and/or VICTIMS OF DECEPTION

REVEREND - S/T

VICIOUS RUMOURS - DIGITAL DICTATOR, S/T or WELCOME TO THE BALL

LAAZ ROCKET - ANNIHILATION PRINCIPLE

REALM - ENDLESS WAR (contains a cover of the Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby" which simply HAS to be heard to be believed... hahaha)

HAVOC HATE - CYCLE OF PAIN

FORCED ENTRY - AS ABOVE, SO BELOW

 

Happy hunting and enjoy!! In case you're interested, I believe all tracks from those two Heathen albums I mentioned are available for free download from the bands' web site, which is www.heathenmetal.com I think.

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Have picked up the first of these - thanks to Headbanger4Life:-

 

FORBIDDEN - Forbidden Evil

 

What a killer this is, amazing energetic speed-thrash... Can't wait to get stuck into some of the other gems...

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Have picked up the first of these - thanks to Headbanger4Life:-

 

FORBIDDEN - Forbidden Evil

 

What a killer this is, amazing energetic speed-thrash... Can't wait to get stuck into some of the other gems...

 

 

Glad to help. So many people here have helped turn me onto new bands. It's nice to finally return the favor. :drink:

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This is GREAT classic thrash album I've discovered recently (check mp3 samples below).

Highly recommended!

 

manic-depression.jpg

 

01. Planned Spiritual Decay [mp3] 05:42

02. Memories Of Non Forgiveness 05:06

03. New World Disorder [mp3] 04:10

04. Endless Hollow Beyond 04:50

05. Rebellion Of One 04:40

06. Thousands Years of Nothing 06:11

07. Wrath Fueled, Hate Driven 04:48

08. Messenger Of God 06:48

09. Stand Of No Consent 04:47

10. As We Raising Inferno 05:48

 

Total playing time 52:50

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I'm starting to get into GERMAN thrash big time lately any recommendations so far I have...

 

KREATOR - everything up to Coma Of Souls

TANKARD - Zombie Attack, Chemical Invastion

SODOM - everything up to Better Off Dead

DESTRUCTION - everything up to Release From Agony

PYRACANDA - both of them

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Anthrax-Spreading the Disease!!! I think this is considered thrash???

 

remember Exciter, some cool stuff

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Here are a few more:

 

MORTAL SIN-FACE OF DESPAIR (OZ)

MORTAL SIN-MAYHEMIC DESTRUCTION (OZ)

HOBB'S ANGEL OF DEATH-HOBB'S ANGEL OF DEATH (OZ)

IRON ANGEL-HELLISH CROSSFIRE (GER)

IRON ANGEL-WINDS OF WAR (GER)

PAIN-INSANITY (GER) Vinyl only

CYANIDE-WORLD PEACE SIX FEAT UNDER (U.S) Vinyl only

UNCLE SLAM-SAY UNCLE

LETHAL AGGRESSION-LIFE IS HARD,BUT THAT'S NO EXCUSE AT ALL (U.S.)

ZNOWWITE-ALL HAIL TO THEE (U.S.)

MORSURE-ACCELARATION PROCESS (FR)

JERSEY DOGS-THRASH RANCH (U.S.)

AGONY-THE FIRST DEFIANCE (DEN)

ANVIL BITCH-RISE TO OFFEND (U.S.)

ATROPHY-SOCIALIZED HATE (U.S.)

ATROPHY-VIOLENT BY NATURE (U.S.)

ASSASSIN-THE UPCOMING TERROR (GER)

ASSASSIN-INTERSTELLAR EXPERIENCE (GER)

ANGEL DUST-INTO THE DARK PAST (GER)

DOOMWATCH-A SYMPHONY OF DECADANCE (U.S.)

DARKNESS-DEFENDERS OF JUSTICE (GER)

DEATHROW-SATAN'S GIFT aka RIDERS OF DOOM (GER)

CRUMBSUCKERS-LIFE OF DREAMS (U.S.)

CRUMBSUCKERS-B.O.M.B. (U.S.)

DARK ANGEL-WE HAVE ARRIVED (U.S)

DARK ANGEL-DARKNESS DESCENDS (U.S.)

DARK ANGEL-LEAVE SCARS

DARK ANGEL-TIME DOES NOT HEAL

LEGION OF DEATH-LEGION OF DEATH (U.S.) Vinyl only

EXUMER-POSSESSED BY FIRE (GER)

EXUMER-RISING BY THE SEA

GAMMACIDE-VICTIMS OF SCIENCE (U.S.)

GOTHIC SLAM-JUST ANOTHER FACE IN THE CROWD-(U.S.

GOTHIC SLAM-KILLER INSTINC (U.S.)

WARGASM-WHY PLAY AROUND (U.S.)

VOIVOD-WAR AND PAIN (CAN)

SLAUGHTER-STRAPPADO (CAN)

VIRUS-FORCE RECON (U.K.)

SACRILEGE B.C.-TOO COOL TO PRAY (U.S.)

SACRILEGE-WITHIN THE PROPHECY (U.K.)

SACRILEGE-TURN BACK TRILOBITE (U.K.)

RUMBLE MILITIA-FUCK OFF COMMERCIAL (GER)

HARTER ATTACK-HUMAN HELL (U.S.)

EXTRA HOT SAUCE-TACO OF DEATH (U.S.)

MASTER FURY-CIRCLES OF HATE (U.S.) Vinyl only

 

I'm tired!

But it's a start...

Many beers flowed through my body listening to these as well as the ones I didn't bother to type in. Many of you already posted the ones I failed not to...

You get the picture...

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Here are a few more:

 

MORTAL SIN-FACE OF DESPAIR (OZ)

MORTAL SIN-MAYHEMIC DESTRUCTION (OZ)

HOBB'S ANGEL OF DEATH-HOBB'S ANGEL OF DEATH (OZ)

IRON ANGEL-HELLISH CROSSFIRE (GER)

IRON ANGEL-WINDS OF WAR (GER)

PAIN-INSANITY (GER) Vinyl only

CYANIDE-WORLD PEACE SIX FEAT UNDER (U.S) Vinyl only

UNCLE SLAM-SAY UNCLE

LETHAL AGGRESSION-LIFE IS HARD,BUT THAT'S NO EXCUSE AT ALL (U.S.)

ZNOWWITE-ALL HAIL TO THEE (U.S.)

MORSURE-ACCELARATION PROCESS (FR)

JERSEY DOGS-THRASH RANCH (U.S.)

AGONY-THE FIRST DEFIANCE (DEN)

ANVIL BITCH-RISE TO OFFEND (U.S.)

ATROPHY-SOCIALIZED HATE (U.S.)

ATROPHY-VIOLENT BY NATURE (U.S.)

ASSASSIN-THE UPCOMING TERROR (GER)

ASSASSIN-INTERSTELLAR EXPERIENCE (GER)

ANGEL DUST-INTO THE DARK PAST (GER)

DOOMWATCH-A SYMPHONY OF DECADANCE (U.S.)

DARKNESS-DEFENDERS OF JUSTICE (GER)

DEATHROW-SATAN'S GIFT aka RIDERS OF DOOM (GER)

CRUMBSUCKERS-LIFE OF DREAMS (U.S.)

CRUMBSUCKERS-B.O.M.B. (U.S.)

DARK ANGEL-WE HAVE ARRIVED (U.S)

DARK ANGEL-DARKNESS DESCENDS (U.S.)

DARK ANGEL-LEAVE SCARS

DARK ANGEL-TIME DOES NOT HEAL

LEGION OF DEATH-LEGION OF DEATH (U.S.) Vinyl only

EXUMER-POSSESSED BY FIRE (GER)

EXUMER-RISING BY THE SEA

GAMMACIDE-VICTIMS OF SCIENCE (U.S.)

GOTHIC SLAM-JUST ANOTHER FACE IN THE CROWD-(U.S.

GOTHIC SLAM-KILLER INSTINC (U.S.)

WARGASM-WHY PLAY AROUND (U.S.)

VOIVOD-WAR AND PAIN (CAN)

SLAUGHTER-STRAPPADO (CAN)

VIRUS-FORCE RECON (U.K.)

SACRILEGE B.C.-TOO COOL TO PRAY (U.S.)

SACRILEGE-WITHIN THE PROPHECY (U.K.)

SACRILEGE-TURN BACK TRILOBITE (U.K.)

RUMBLE MILITIA-FUCK OFF COMMERCIAL (GER)

HARTER ATTACK-HUMAN HELL (U.S.)

EXTRA HOT SAUCE-TACO OF DEATH (U.S.)

MASTER FURY-CIRCLES OF HATE (U.S.) Vinyl only

 

I'm tired!

But it's a start...

Many beers flowed through my body listening to these as well as the ones I didn't bother to type in. Many of you already posted the ones I failed not to...

You get the picture...

 

Thanks a bunch I will look into these.

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Here are a few more:

 

MORTAL SIN-FACE OF DESPAIR (OZ)

MORTAL SIN-MAYHEMIC DESTRUCTION (OZ)

HOBB'S ANGEL OF DEATH-HOBB'S ANGEL OF DEATH (OZ)

IRON ANGEL-HELLISH CROSSFIRE (GER)

IRON ANGEL-WINDS OF WAR (GER)

PAIN-INSANITY (GER) Vinyl only

CYANIDE-WORLD PEACE SIX FEAT UNDER (U.S) Vinyl only

UNCLE SLAM-SAY UNCLE

LETHAL AGGRESSION-LIFE IS HARD,BUT THAT'S NO EXCUSE AT ALL (U.S.)

ZNOWWITE-ALL HAIL TO THEE (U.S.)

MORSURE-ACCELARATION PROCESS (FR)

JERSEY DOGS-THRASH RANCH (U.S.)

AGONY-THE FIRST DEFIANCE (DEN)

ANVIL BITCH-RISE TO OFFEND (U.S.)

ATROPHY-SOCIALIZED HATE (U.S.)

ATROPHY-VIOLENT BY NATURE (U.S.)

ASSASSIN-THE UPCOMING TERROR (GER)

ASSASSIN-INTERSTELLAR EXPERIENCE (GER)

ANGEL DUST-INTO THE DARK PAST (GER)

DOOMWATCH-A SYMPHONY OF DECADANCE (U.S.)

DARKNESS-DEFENDERS OF JUSTICE (GER)

DEATHROW-SATAN'S GIFT aka RIDERS OF DOOM (GER)

CRUMBSUCKERS-LIFE OF DREAMS (U.S.)

CRUMBSUCKERS-B.O.M.B. (U.S.)

DARK ANGEL-WE HAVE ARRIVED (U.S)

DARK ANGEL-DARKNESS DESCENDS (U.S.)

DARK ANGEL-LEAVE SCARS

DARK ANGEL-TIME DOES NOT HEAL

LEGION OF DEATH-LEGION OF DEATH (U.S.) Vinyl only

EXUMER-POSSESSED BY FIRE (GER)

EXUMER-RISING BY THE SEA

GAMMACIDE-VICTIMS OF SCIENCE (U.S.)

GOTHIC SLAM-JUST ANOTHER FACE IN THE CROWD-(U.S.

GOTHIC SLAM-KILLER INSTINC (U.S.)

WARGASM-WHY PLAY AROUND (U.S.)

VOIVOD-WAR AND PAIN (CAN)

SLAUGHTER-STRAPPADO (CAN)

VIRUS-FORCE RECON (U.K.)

SACRILEGE B.C.-TOO COOL TO PRAY (U.S.)

SACRILEGE-WITHIN THE PROPHECY (U.K.)

SACRILEGE-TURN BACK TRILOBITE (U.K.)

RUMBLE MILITIA-FUCK OFF COMMERCIAL (GER)

HARTER ATTACK-HUMAN HELL (U.S.)

EXTRA HOT SAUCE-TACO OF DEATH (U.S.)

MASTER FURY-CIRCLES OF HATE (U.S.) Vinyl only

 

I'm tired!

But it's a start...

Many beers flowed through my body listening to these as well as the ones I didn't bother to type in. Many of you already posted the ones I failed not to...

You get the picture...

 

cool list!

 

The only I never heard of or aware of is that Pain. I'll grab some mp3s I guess... :tumbsup:

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Here are a few more:

 

MORTAL SIN-FACE OF DESPAIR (OZ)

MORTAL SIN-MAYHEMIC DESTRUCTION (OZ)

HOBB'S ANGEL OF DEATH-HOBB'S ANGEL OF DEATH (OZ)

IRON ANGEL-HELLISH CROSSFIRE (GER)

IRON ANGEL-WINDS OF WAR (GER)

PAIN-INSANITY (GER) Vinyl only

CYANIDE-WORLD PEACE SIX FEAT UNDER (U.S) Vinyl only

UNCLE SLAM-SAY UNCLE

LETHAL AGGRESSION-LIFE IS HARD,BUT THAT'S NO EXCUSE AT ALL (U.S.)

ZNOWWITE-ALL HAIL TO THEE (U.S.)

MORSURE-ACCELARATION PROCESS (FR)

JERSEY DOGS-THRASH RANCH (U.S.)

AGONY-THE FIRST DEFIANCE (DEN)

ANVIL BITCH-RISE TO OFFEND (U.S.)

ATROPHY-SOCIALIZED HATE (U.S.)

ATROPHY-VIOLENT BY NATURE (U.S.)

ASSASSIN-THE UPCOMING TERROR (GER)

ASSASSIN-INTERSTELLAR EXPERIENCE (GER)

ANGEL DUST-INTO THE DARK PAST (GER)

DOOMWATCH-A SYMPHONY OF DECADANCE (U.S.)

DARKNESS-DEFENDERS OF JUSTICE (GER)

DEATHROW-SATAN'S GIFT aka RIDERS OF DOOM (GER)

CRUMBSUCKERS-LIFE OF DREAMS (U.S.)

CRUMBSUCKERS-B.O.M.B. (U.S.)

DARK ANGEL-WE HAVE ARRIVED (U.S)

DARK ANGEL-DARKNESS DESCENDS (U.S.)

DARK ANGEL-LEAVE SCARS

DARK ANGEL-TIME DOES NOT HEAL

LEGION OF DEATH-LEGION OF DEATH (U.S.) Vinyl only

EXUMER-POSSESSED BY FIRE (GER)

EXUMER-RISING BY THE SEA

GAMMACIDE-VICTIMS OF SCIENCE (U.S.)

GOTHIC SLAM-JUST ANOTHER FACE IN THE CROWD-(U.S.

GOTHIC SLAM-KILLER INSTINC (U.S.)

WARGASM-WHY PLAY AROUND (U.S.)

VOIVOD-WAR AND PAIN (CAN)

SLAUGHTER-STRAPPADO (CAN)

VIRUS-FORCE RECON (U.K.)

SACRILEGE B.C.-TOO COOL TO PRAY (U.S.)

SACRILEGE-WITHIN THE PROPHECY (U.K.)

SACRILEGE-TURN BACK TRILOBITE (U.K.)

RUMBLE MILITIA-FUCK OFF COMMERCIAL (GER)

HARTER ATTACK-HUMAN HELL (U.S.)

EXTRA HOT SAUCE-TACO OF DEATH (U.S.)

MASTER FURY-CIRCLES OF HATE (U.S.) Vinyl only

 

I'm tired!

But it's a start...

Many beers flowed through my body listening to these as well as the ones I didn't bother to type in. Many of you already posted the ones I failed not to...

You get the picture...

 

Thanks a bunch I will look into these.

 

I was doing some research and I've seen Exumer on Ebay it looks like they have been re-issued, also Assassin looks very good I'll give those two a shot next.

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One band I would recommend is The Coup De Grace. I think this one has class.

 

Maybe you already have this one but if not then you better check out Dark Angel. Definitely one of the fastest band.

 

Also worth mentioning is Canada's Overthrow.

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The Exumer reissues are very good & recommended I'd say if you like not to spend $$. The 1st Assassin is very good but the 2nd is crap. The 3rd is :violin:

 

Sweet thanks for the feedback.

 

I also need some advise on the rest of the TANKARD discography since it is quite extensive. So far I have the first two Zombie Attack, and Chemical Invasion. What are some of there better ones? From what I've read B-Day, The Tankard, Two Faced, and The Meaning Of Life are highly rated.

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