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Annihilator

Canada's answer to Metallica? The Eddie Van Halen of thrash metal? Both these terms could have easily applied to Annihilator and its mastermind, lead guitarist and songwriter Jeff Waters. A fan of both speed metal and classic rock, the Canadian emphasized a flair for both blasting out chugging, precise, dizzyingly intricate riffs with fluidity, power, and style, yet effortlessly switching to a beautifully melodic lead or shimmering acoustic bridge at a moment's notice. The Best Of Annihilator takes the listener back to the early days of the classic thrash metal sound, compiling cuts from the band's first three studio albums, a rarities collection, and a live disc - all of which emerged on Roadrunner between 1989 and 1996.

1. Crystal Ann
2. Alison Hell
3. W.T.Y.D
4. Wicked Mystic
5. Word Salad
6. Phantasmagoria
7. Human Insecticide [Live]
8. The Fun Palace
9. Road to Ruin
10. Stonewall
11. Never, Neverland
12. Imperiled Eyes
13. I Am in Command [Live]
14. Set the World On Fire
15. No Zone
16. Phoenix Rising
17. Brain Dance

 

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