Top 10 Albums by The Big Four

Whooten

Ancient Mariner
The Metal Cup has been a really fun game exposing people all across the forum to music they may have otherwise not have heard. It cast a wide net to come to a consensus across the metal-sphere. Which got me thinking--can we come to a consensus on sub-genres of metal too?

I'm kidding! Of course not, we can't even decide if Pearl Jam and Pink Floyd are metal, or what constitutes a prototypical "metal voice."

So I am asking for something really easy and well defined. What are your favorite (purely subjective and based solely on your opinion and any criteria) full-length, studio albums by the bands that comprise The Big Four of Thrash (Metallica, Anthrax, Slayer and Megadeth)?

Easy right? Over the next couple days/weeks I will endeavor to compile and score each list submitted based on a scale of 1st place-10pts, 2nd place-9 pos...10th place-1 votes. If you only submit 7 albums, I will count those 7. If you do stupid things like list 18 albums and/or a bunch of ties, I am going to use my judgement. Based on my avatar, a lot of you won't like that, so just list up to 10 in an order.

Finally, please remember that each list is based on *feelings* there are no facts here.
 

Night Prowler

Customer Deathcycle Manager
Staff member
  1. Slayer - Reign In Blood
  2. Megadeth - Rust In Peace
  3. Metallica - Death Magnetic
  4. Metallica - ...And Justice For All
  5. Megadeth - Countdown To Extinction
  6. Metallica - Ride The Lightning
  7. Slayer - World Painted Blood
  8. Megadeth - Youthanasia
  9. Metallica - Metallica
  10. Metallica - Master Of Puppets
 

The_7th_one

Ancient Mariner
1. Megadeth - Rust in Peace
2. Metallica - Master of Puppets
3. Megadeth - Peace Sells…but who's buying
4. Megadeth - Youthanasia
5. Megadeth - Countdown to extinction
6. Metallica - Ride the Lightning
7. Metallica - …And Justice for All
8. Anthrax - Spreading the Disease
9. Slayer - South of Heaven
10. Anthrax - Among the Living
 
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Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
1. Metallica - Master of Puppets
2. Slayer - Reign in Blood
3. Megadeth - Rust in Peace
4. Metallica - Ride the Lightning
5. Metallica - Load
6. Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who’s Buying?
7. Megadeth - Countdown to Extinction
8. Megadeth - Youthanasia
9. Metallica - Metallica
10. Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss

Just off the top of my head, don’t take it too seriously.

EDIT: Also wait are you rating our lists or are you compiling them into a master list based on how often and album is submitted and where it ranks in each list? The latter was what I was under the impression was happening but now I’m not sure.
 

Whooten

Ancient Mariner
Also wait are you rating our lists or are you compiling them into a master list based on how often and album is submitted and where it ranks in each list? The latter was what I was under the impression was happening but now I’m not sure.

The latter. No judgement zone here!
 

Jer

Love in anger
Also off the top of my head:

1. Metallica - Master Of Puppets
2. Metallica - Ride The Lightning
3. Megadeth - So Far, So Good...So What!
4. Megadeth - Rust In Peace
5. Megadeth - Peace Sells...But Who’s Buying?
6. Megadeth - Youthanasia
7. Metallica - ...And Justice For All
8. Megadeth - Endgame
9. Megadeth - The System Has Failed
10. Metallica - Hardwired...To Self-Destruct

I really don’t like Slayer and Anthrax at all. (Well, I guess For All Kings was decent...)
 

JudasMyGuide

the Office Block Persecution Affinity CEO
1. Anthrax - Persistence of Time
2. Metallica - And Justice for All...
3. Metallica - Ride the Lightning
4. Megadeth - Rust in Peace
5. Megadeth - Peace Sells...But Who's Buying?
6. Metallica - ReLoad
7. Anthrax - Among the Living
8. Metallica - Master of Puppets
9. Metallica - Death Magnetic
10. Megadeth - Countdown to Extinction


I don't like Slayer at all (everything they do was better done by the Teutonic three, especially Kreator), so there...
 

MrKnickerbocker

clap hands
1. Metallica - Master of Puppets
2. Megadeth - Rust in Peace
3. Anthrax - Sound of White Noise
4. Megadeth - Countdown to Extinction
5. Metallica - Ride the Lightning
6. Metallica - And Justice for All
7. Anthrax - We’ve Come For You All
8. Metallica - black album
9. Megadeth - Peace Sells
10. Anthrax - Among the Living
 

Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
I don't like Slayer at all (everything they do was better done by the Teutonic three, especially Kreator), so there...
Wow! We're the opposite - I think Reign in Blood is awesome, but Sodom and Kreator do nothing for me.
 

MindRuler

Ancient Mariner
1. Metallica - Master Of Puppets
2. Metallica - Ride The Lightning
3. Megadeth - Rust In Peace
4. Metallica - The Black Album
5. Megadeth - Peace Sells
6. Megadeth - Countdown To Extinction
7. Megadeth - Youthanasia
8. Metallica - And Justice For All
9. Metallica - Kill´em All
10. Megadeth - Cryptic Writings

You get the point right?
Slayer´s not for me (Tried them though and yes all the classics but the vocals and solo´s are a turnoff for me) Same with Anthrax (Only heard couple of albums but not in a way they can appear in this Top 10)
 

Forostar

Ancient Mariner
01 Slayer - South of Heaven
02 Slayer - South of Heaven
03 Metallica - Ride The Lightning
04 Metallica - Kill´em All
05 Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss
06 Metallica - Master Of Puppets
07 Slayer -Divine Intervention
08 Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss
09 Slayer - Hell Awaits
10 Slayer -Show No Mercy
 

MindRuler

Ancient Mariner
01 Slayer - South of Heaven
02 Slayer - South of Heaven
03 Metallica - Ride The Lightning
04 Metallica - Kill´em All
05 Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss
06 Metallica - Master Of Puppets
07 Slayer -Divine Intervention
08 Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss
09 Slayer - Hell Awaits
10 Slayer -Show No Mercy
No Megadeth? :confused:
 

srfc

Ancient Mariner
Reign in Blood
Master of Puppets
Ride the Lightning
Peace Sells...But Who's Buying
Rust in Peace
Show No Mercy
South of Heaven
Seasons in the Abyss
Divine Intervention
Countdown to Extinction

I think Slayer and Megadeth would probably have a few more entries and Kill Em All and Justice as well before Among the Living or Spreading the Disease appeared.
 
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Forostar

Ancient Mariner
He also likes Seasons in the Abyss a lot, it seems.
Oops!

Corrected list:

01 Slayer - South of Heaven
02 Slayer - South of Heaven
03 Slayer - South of Heaven
04 Metallica - Ride The Lightning
05 Metallica - Kill´em All
06 Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss
07 Metallica - Master Of Puppets
08 Slayer -Divine Intervention
09 Slayer - Hell Awaits
10 Slayer -Show No Mercy
 

Whooten

Ancient Mariner
Mine are:
1) Master of Puppets
2) Among the Living
3) Seasons in the Abyss
4) Reign in Blood
5) Peace Sells...but Who's Buying
6) Ride the Lightning
7) Spreading the Disease
8) Rust in Peace
9) For All Kings
10) South of Heaven
 
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