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The Big 4 Debut Albums.

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Poll Question: What's your favorite out of these?
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    Posted: 11 Nov 2020 at 5:48am
I listened to Anthrax - debut album yesterday and I enjoyed it more than I expected. So I thought is there a poll about the debut albums of the Big 4, searched and search failed, as usual. 

So i'm gonna try and listen to all of them in the next couple of days. Nostalgia listen more or less. LOL

So choose your favorite and tell us why, or just leave a comment. 
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All had subsequent releases that blew the debuts away but for me the strongest of the first was Kill Em All. Viscous thrash with some early experimentation. It’s a good album. It’s also the only one of the four that I owned at the time it was still current.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote UMUR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Nov 2020 at 9:32am
Definitely Kill´em All for me. It´s not my favorite Metallica album, but it´s still a brilliant debut release. I can´t say that about any of the three other albums, although I´m a huge Slayer fanboy. I like Show No Mercy, but I don´t adore it like I worship Reign...to Seasons Slayer. Never had much interest in neither Anthrax nor Megadeth´s debut albums. Decent releases for sure, but much too speed/tradtional heavy metal oriented for my tastes. I enjoy their subsequent releases a lot more.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Nightfly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Nov 2020 at 10:42am
Kill'em All for me too. I also have the Slayer and Megadeth albums in my collection and liked both of them but never got round to getting the Anthrax one. Can't even remember what it sounds like now to be honest but of course all 4 bands soon improved on their sound.
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Even though Megadeth is my least favourite of the four bands overall, I went with Killing is my Business... It was the last of the four to be released (Metallica had already done Ride The Lightning before this, which far outstrips it, but this is about debuts), so had the benefit of hindsight. It's got a thin production sound, but rather than being a drawback, it's an advantage, because it lets Mustaine's brilliance as a guitarist shine through. This is far more technical, and a little more mature, than the other three albums. While I'm not keen on the lyrics of Mechanix, it's a far better version of the song than The Four Horsemen, which is a song I generally skip when listening to Kill 'em All. And the uncensored version of These Boots has Mustaine at his snarly, angry best on vocals.
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Megadeth.

Megadeth's first three albums just have so much bite and Mustaine is just at his most pissed off and vengeful. Instrumentally the debut is pretty insane too, the rhythm section on that album blows my mind every time I listen to it. It's so frantic and jagged, almost makes me wonder if that's what mathcore would've sounded like had it been around in the 80's.

Kill 'em All is a close second, as that's a fantastic album too. Fistful of Metal is okay, but pales in comparison to every other Anthrax album. Never liked Show No Mercy beyond the song Die by the Sword. It's amazing just how much they improved in a year, as the Haunting the Chapel EP has some of their best stuff.
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Originally posted by Bosh66 Bosh66 wrote:

All had subsequent releases that blew the debuts away but for me the strongest of the first was Kill Em All. Viscous thrash with some early experimentation. It’s a good album. It’s also the only one of the four that I owned at the time it was still current.

I actually think that's Anthrax's best album, but I also don't much like Anthrax

Show No Mercy was very influential in the development of black metal and that's what I voted, Megadeth close second

Originally posted by Vim Fuego Vim Fuego wrote:

(Metallica had already done Ride The Lightning before this, which far outstrips it, but this is about debuts)

agreed


Edited by Triceratopsoil - 12 Nov 2020 at 8:07am
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