As I stated earlier, I go back and forth between Sodom and Kreator. Sodom had a major influence on death and black metal early on with their raw-yet-endearing debut EP. They later polished their sound and became a thrash metal juggernaut. German thrash has always been more extreme than the Bay Area counterpart, and Sodom is quite possibly the most extreme band of them all. Their music is fueled by their love for Motorhead and punk rock, but they take such a dark and aggressive twist on it that there is no doubt that it is anything but pure thrash metal.
FAVORITE ALBUM: AGENT ORANGE