Thrash essentials

Did you catch Guitar World’s “11 Essential Thrash Metal Albums”? Finally, a list that makes good sense. Aside from justifiably ubiquitous names like Megadeth, Slayer, and Metallica, GW also hits on bands from the second and third tiers of thrash popularity, including Possession, Kreator, and Testament, about whose The New Order they note:

On the group’s second record, Alex Skolnick is a teenage shredaholic happily splattering sweep arpeggios all over the band’s thrashy grooves …

Check out the complete list right here.

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