Max Cavalera’s Three Favorite Thrash Metal Albums Are All Underappreciated Classics

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Among the many metal subgenres that Max Cavalera is a fan of, he is a big fan of thrash metal (which makes a lot of sense, given that he established Sepultura, one of the greatest death-thrash bands to ever come out of the genre).

Recently, the Soulfly frontman took part in Jonathan Montenegro’s My 3 Questions To series, and among the questions asked of him, Cavalera was asked to name his top three all-time favorite thrash metal albums. The three albums Cavalera goes on to mention are all super awesome releases. Per Cavalera, these are his top three favorite thrash metal albums of (as transcribed by Blabbermouth):

“I went a little bit old school. The first one is from Canada, Sacrifice ‘Forward To Termination’. Amazing record. I played it so much when I was a teenager in Brazil.

“Also Nuclear Assault ‘Survive’. Danny Lilker, the man. Yes! Danny on the bass. Nuclear Assault was amazing.

“They played with us in Brazil. It was great. The singer, John Connelly, had to borrow my guitar, and he played, and it was full of blood. And he gave it back to me. And the whole guitar was full of blood. But I loved the show. And it was cool to have his blood on my guitar.

“And the last one is Dark Angel with ‘Darkness Descends’. It’s the perfect death/thrash record, but it’s more on the thrash side of things. Very, very amazing drums from Gene Hoglan. And I love Dark Angel; I love the power and the brutality of the riffs.”

Cavalera then went on to add the following:

“Those are three inspirational thrash records that helped shape all my stuff I did from that era.”

All of these albums are amazing without a doubt. What do you think of Max Cavalera’s picks, and what are your top three favorite thrash metal albums of all time?

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