The 10 Greatest Thrash Metal Debuts Of The 1980’s

These are the 10 thrash metal debuts that kicked all our asses back in the 1980’s….. 10. Destruction – Infernal Overkill (1985) [Germany] These Germanic, bullet-belt strewn boys made one hell of an entrance when their full-length debut detonated well over 35 years ago. Blackened thrash was the order of the day and Infernal Overkill came out charred, scorched and searing; the heat generated from this trio of tormentors manifesting itself as fervourous thrashers “The Ritual”, “Thrash Attack” and “Antichrist”. While Infernal Overkill may have lacked subtlety and finesse it more than made up for its shortcomings in raw, frenzied power and youthful exuberance.  Destruction would go on to define the Teutonic thrash scene and give rise to the unstoppable force of death metal….but it all began here, with this outstanding full length debut! 9. Nuclear Assault – Game Over (1986) [USA] Nuclear Assault‘s debut album saw Danny Lilker and his merry men release an unrefined and cataclysmic thrash metal assault on the world! Still tapped in to the raw emotion and pure power over technical skill mentality of thrash metal’s early releases – that’s not to say these boys couldn’t play but it’s the attitude that shines through – Game Over bordered on a crossover release; revelling in gang vocals, thunderous … Continue reading The 10 Greatest Thrash Metal Debuts Of The 1980’s