Checkout the below listed latest and best top 10 best Thrash Metal songs of all time 2017, Thrash metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music, one of the extreme metal subgenres. Thrash metal origins can be traced back in the 1970’s when a number of bands started incorporating drum beats of hardcore punk with the guitar style of the new wave of British heavy metal. Thrash music is characterized by high speed riffing and aggression. It uses fast, percussive and low-register guitar riffs. Thrash metal lyrics usually are about social issues sang using blunt language.
This kind of music is loud and sometimes the song is overpowered by the instrumentals. Some of the bands of this genre have adapted an approach borrowed from non-metal influences.
The list below is made up of songs we feel are the best of this genre.
- 10. War Pigs – Black Sabbath
- 9. Cemetery Gates – Pantera
- 8. Tornado of Souls – Megadeth
- 7. Caught in a Mosh – Anthrax
- 6. Angel of Death – Slayer
- 5. Holy Wars – Megadeth
- 4. Alison Hell – Annihilator
- 3. Raining Blood – Slayer
- 2. Master of Puppets – Metallica
- 1. Hallowed Be Thy Name – Iron Maiden
Here we present the list of top 10 best Thrash Metal songs of all time 2017.
10. War Pigs – Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath are an English rock band from Birmingham. Black Sabbath composed songs dealing with social instability, political corruption and apocalyptic prophecies of the horrors of war.
War pigs is one powerful song from the album, Paranoid. This song talks about Vietnam War and how America made such a huge mistake by invading it. The song is meant to embarrass America by making her look evil. This is one of the most influential songs of heavy metal.
9. Cemetery Gates – Pantera
Pantera was an American heavy metal band from Texas. The group was formed in 1981 and broke off in 2003 due to irreconcilable differences. They started out as a glam metal band and moved to a heavier sound and released Power metal in 1988.
Cemetery Gate is by far one of my best Pantera songs, and arguably one of the best metal songs of the 90’s. It has a great intro, epic riffs and awesome vocals. It is very technical and melodically sung to create a very somber, yet energetic song. A true musical masterpiece
8. Tornado of Souls – Megadeth
Megadeth is an American heavy Thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California in 1983. Megadeth is considered among the first bands to sing Thrash metal. Megadeth plays in a technical style, featuring fast rhythms and complex arrangements. They sing about issues like death, war, politics and religion.
Tornado of Souls is perfection, with great vocals from Dave Mustaine. The solo is breathtaking, the song is aggressive, fast paced with well-played guitar riffs, and has a kick ass beat!
7. Caught in a Mosh – Anthrax
Anthrax is an American heavy metal band from New York City, formed in 1981. The band was considered one of the leaders of the Thrash metal scene during the 1980’s. As of 2016, the band has released eleven studio albums and sold over 10 million copies making it one of the most successful Thrash bands.
Caught in a Mosh is one of their greatest acts. It’s aggressive with great guitar riffs. The lyrics are exceptional along with the drums. It’s an angry song and you can go ahead and let your anger out with this song. A true Thrash classic.
6. Angel of Death – Slayer
Slayer is an American Thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981. Slayer rose to fame in 1986 after releasing Reign in Blood. The band has since released twelve studio albums and won two Grammies in 2007 and 2008.
Angel of Death is craziest piece of music I have ever laid ears on. This is the best example of how Thrash metal should sound like; it’s brutal, fast, aggressive and dark. Everything that defines Thrash Metal is in this song.
5. Holy Wars – Megadeth
This is a true Thrash metal song by Megadeth. Holy wars is the song that defined Megadeth. The song has awesome guitar work backed by meaningful lyrics. Megadeth are one of the pioneer bands to take on Thrash metal that’s why they are one of the best bands of this genre. They have definitely polished up their skills and all their albums outdo each other. Very few other bands can compete with musical giants.
Holy Wars is the true definition of Thrash metal. The Riffs are so amazing and complex, much harder to play. This song is a masterpiece of Dave Mustaine; the solos are amazing, awesome guitar riffs, drums that are out of this world. We love this great track and it deserves one of the top spots on this list.
4. Alison Hell – Annihilator
Annihilator is a Canadian thrash metal band founded in 1984. Since its formation, Annihilator has released fifteen studio albums and sold over three million copies making them the highest selling thrash metal band in Canada.
Alison Hell is their best song and should be a staple in any technical Thrash metal fan’s collection. It’s a great track from Jeff Waters. This band is much underrated and it deserves more recognition for their great songs.
3. Raining Blood – Slayer
This is the song that gave rise to what would become the extreme heavy metal genres. It has a great intro and Excellent riffs by Kerry and Jeff that every metal head knows. Raining Blood is a hard hitting metal song and not forgetting Dave Lembardo’s double bass drum rolls which are just epic. An influential song that Raining Blood is.
Raining Blood is the best most hardcore song ever and also influential. One of those songs that leave a mark on us that why we feel it’s one of the best Thrash metal songs of all time.
2. Master of Puppets – Metallica
Metallica is an American heavy metal band formed in Los Angeles, California. Metallica earned a massive after their third album, Master of Puppets in 1986 which is said to be one of the most influential and heaviest of Thrash metal albums.
Master of Puppets is simply genius. The vocals and the guitar blend like salt and pepper, and the solo is wonderful as well. The song is the anthem of all metal songs. No other band but Metallica can go from the most badass riffs on electric guitar to the most melancholic ones in the same song.
This is definitely one of the best metal songs of all time and deserves the second place in this list.
1. Hallowed Be Thy Name – Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden are a British heavy metal band formed in London, in 1975. They have gone on a produced sixteen studio albums. They were the inventors of the New Wave of British heavy metal music.
Hallowed be thy name is the greatest Thrash song ever! This tune never gets old. Simply put, Hallowed Be Thy Name is a masterpiece. Good songs come and go, but rarely do we ever find a song that is absolutely perfect. Hallowed Be Thy Name has spine chilling lyrics and the beautiful guitar work to Bruce Dickinson’s over the top vocal performance. It’s just great. Hands down the best Thrash metal song of all time.
This list is just the starting point of this great genre whose music has meaning and is a pure joy to listen to. Go on and explore this kind of music and discover for yourself how great these songs are.
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