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6 Under-Appreciated Classics Of American Thrash Metal (Pt 2.)

6 More Overlooked Classics Of U.S Thrash Metal That Thrashed As Hard as The Big 4!

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Picking up where Pt.1 of our Under-Appreciated Classics Of American Thrash Metal left off, we have selected another 6 unsung classics of U.S Thrash that are deserving of further praise. As we trawled through the vaults of Thrash history it came as no surprise that the sheer wealth of quality U.S. Thrash releases over the years was simply staggering.

Subsequently, what was set to be a 2 part series will continue, so keep ’em peeled for Parts 3 & 4 (and maybe more) over the coming weeks!

If there’s a particular Thrash classic you feel has been lost to the history books then pop it in the comments below and we’ll look to include it in future articles.

Let’s get Thrashed! \m/

6. Abomination – Tragedy Strikes (1991)

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Paul Speckmann may be revered as one of the Godfather’s of Death Metal but the great man also turned his attention to Thrash in the early 90’s and while Abomination’s debut was solid, its follow up, Tragedy Strikes, was a different beast altogether. Raw, real and utterly remorseless, Tragedy Strikes cut deep with political diatribes, powerful compositions and a sincerity rarely head in Thrash.

Abomination’s hate, bile and utter contempt for the world as they saw it bleeds profusely through album highlights Pull The Plug, Will They Bleed and Blood For Oil; the meaning of this one shouldn’t come as a surprise for those who remember the first Gulf War.

Thrash rarely comes loaded with this much gravitas and while Tragedy Strikes may not be friendly, it’ll sure as hell earn your respect.

About Chris Jennings (1258 Articles)
I love Heavy Metal. Always have. Always will. As editor of Worship Metal - a site dedicated to being as positive about Metal and its myriad of sub-genres as possible - my aim is to 'worship' Metal through honest reviews, current news and a wide variety of features; offering the same exposure to underground bands as we do to mainstream/well known acts. Our mantra; the bands are partners and we exist to serve the bands \m/

6 Comments on 6 Under-Appreciated Classics Of American Thrash Metal (Pt 2.)

  1. Exhorder. Slaughter in the vatican. Best thrash album ever. Nobody knows anything of it. It’s sad.

  2. Man,Suffering Hour is the worst Anacrusis album. Anyway,got my like for Rigor Mortis,Morbid Saint and Defiance. Why not “Sanity Obscure” by Believer?

    • Chris Jennings // April 25, 2015 at 1:26 pm // Reply

      But it’s the only Anacrusis Thrash album! Sanity Obscure was included in Part 1…give it a read man, some quality Thrash is included \m/

  3. RIGOR MORTIS thrash…come on. Let’s be serious for a minute.

    • Chris Jennings // April 27, 2015 at 6:25 am // Reply

      Rigor Mortis, that Thrash band from Texas. Yeah, deadly serious. There’s been over 10 bands named Rigor Mortis over the years ranging from Death Metal to Black Metal…are you thinking of a different Rigor Mortis?

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