While the more established legends of the scene coughed up some damn fine adventures in thrash, 2017 was primarily the year that saw the new guard re-cementeing their credentials as saviours of the genre and shot a rocket up the ass of those bands who presume they can coast on their laurels.
Here’s Worship Metal’s Top 10 thrash albums for 2017….let the countdown begin:
10. Holycide – Annihilate…Then Ask!
Holycide? Holy fuck more like! These Spanish thrashers uncaged a beast with Annihilate…Then Ask!, their debut full-length album which obliterated all-comers back in February.
Spain has been bringing the noise for a few years now, with the likes of Exodia, Crisx, Soldier, and the more well known Angelus Apatrida, providing plenty of fresh frash-frills for fans worldwide. It was now Holycide’s turn to rip and tear their way through the masses and with a sound that was both clean yet still gritty, this collection of searing riffs and heavily accented vocals hit with maximum force.
Like a Spanish version of cult Californian thrashers Evildead, crossed with death metal’s earliest releases, Holycide’s Annihilate…Then Ask! reeked of late 80’s authenticity and the varied pace and gang-vocals of “Human’s Last Dawn” and Lemmy tribute “Motorhead” provided plenty of neck-snapping moments for thrash fiends!