11 Essential Thrash Metal Albums
For 11.11.11, we've picked these 11 thrash metal albums you need to own.
Today is November 11, 2011, a day that has been declared -- by VH1, anyway -- as National Metal Day.
While we're not sure about the long-term viability of the holiday, today seems as fitting a time as any to look at 11 essential thrash metal albums that any self-respecting metalhead should have in their record collection.
From Kill 'Em All to Cowboys From Hell, these manic slabs of musical mayhem provide an excellent aural history of the rise of one of metal's most enduring subgenres.
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