Max Cavalera reveals his top three thrash metal albums of all time

Author Hernan Osuna - 4.3.2023

Max Cavalera, originally known for Brazilian metal legend Sepultura and who has since released numerous albums with Cavalera Conspiracy and Soulfly, among others, has revealed his three favorite albums from thrash metal history in a recent three-question video interview with Jonathan Montenegro.

In the interview, Cavalera has named Canadian outfit Sacrifice‘s 1987 album “Forward To Termination”, US outfit Nuclear Assault‘s 1988 album “Survive” and Dark Angel‘s 1986 album “Darkness Descends” as his favourites. You can read what Cavalera had to say about the albums here: ”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.”
”Those are three inspirational thrash records that helped shape all my stuff I did from that era.

You can watch the video interview in full here: