I have been somewhat busy trying to put together some lists of my favorite metal albums in various subgenres. Here is the first list: thrash metal. These are in alphabetical order, not any sort of hierarchy.
Atomizer: The Only Weapon of Choice-13 Odes to Power, Decimation, and Conquest: Australian war metal band on their catchiest, most memorable album.
Deceased...: As the Weird Travel On: Great traditional metal/thrash metal album by a band that not enough people know about.
Destroyer 666: Cold Steel...For an Iron Age: The best album of the decade, without a doubt.
Devastator: Nuclear Proliferation: Blackened thrash that steamrolls over the listener with ruthless efficiency.
Holy Moses: Agony of Death: The Queen of Thrash is back on the band's strongest album in years.
Hyades: And the Worst is Yet to Come: Relatively unknown Italian thrashers prove to be far better at retro thrash than the recent retro thrash scene in America.
Nocturnal Breed: Fields of Rot: Norwegian thrashers prove that there's more to their home country's metal scene than just black metal.
Nocturnal Fear: Code of Violence: American thrashers influenced by 1980's German thrash bands, a different type of retro thrash.
Razor of Occam: Homage to Martyrs: Side project of members of Destroyer 666 armed with brutal blackened thrash.
Victimizer: The Final Assault: Danish thrashers assault listeners with uncompromising, brutal metal.