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Old 2011-08-23, 18:24
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Haha, fucking awesome subject. I've been goofing around with my thrash/speed type stuff and compiled two instrumental thrash CDs. I've been rummaging through my death metal to do the same with that subgenre, but there isn't as much instrumental death metal, it seems. Gorguts had some great instrumentals, though. If anyone has any instrumental DM recommendations, send them this way.

Here are the two thrash comps I made. Don't mind the formatting and track info, I'm just copy-pasting. Also note that many of these bands have several excellent instrumental tracks, but I restrict all bands to one appearance per volume when I'm making compilation disks. Just a weird habit I have.

Volume 1
1. Living Death - Polymorphic (Killing in Action, 1991) 3:12
2. Mekong Delta - The Hut of Baba Yaga (Mekong Delta, 1987) 4:17
3. Defiance - Tribulation (Product of Society, 1989) 5:07
4. Nasty Savage - ? (Indulgence, 1987) 3:52
5. Destruction - Upcoming Devastation (Eternal Devastation, 1986) 4:06
6. Coroner - Arc-Lite (Punishment for Decadence, 1988) 3:19
7. Darkness - Tarsman of Chor (Death Squad, 1988) 5:20
8. Metal Church - Merciless Onslaught (Metal Church, 1985) 2:55
9. Flotsam & Jetsam - Flotzilla (Doomsday for the Deceiver, 1986) 6:08
10. Dark Angel - Cauterization (Leave Scars, 1989) 7:20
11. Metallica - Orion (Master of Puppets, 1986) 8:25
12. Annihilator - Schizos are Never Alone (Alice in Hell, 1989) 4:32
13. Death Angel - The Ultra-Violence (The Ultra-Violence, 1987) 10:35
14. Heathen - Guitarmony (Victims of Deception, 1991) 3:31
15. Megadeth - Into the Lungs of Hell (Paul Lani Mix) (So Far, So Good... So What?, 1988) 3:31
16. Testament - Confusion Fusion (Practice What You Preach, 1987) 3:07

Volume 2
1. Razor - The Marshall Arts (Violent Restitution, 1988) 2:46 - Instrumental
2. Obliveon - Access to the Acropolis (From This Day Forward, 1990) 4:14 - Instrumental
3. Coroner - Nosferatu (R.I.P., 1987) 3:34 - Instrumental
4. Nuclear Assault - Live, Suffer, Die (Game Over, 1987) 1:07 - Instrumental
5. Addictive - The Forge (Pity of Man, 1989) 4:55 - Instrumental
6. Metallica - The Call of Ktulu (Ride the Lightning, 1984) 8:55 - Instrumental
7. Laaz Rockit - Necropolis (Nothing$ $acred, 1991) 3:52 - Instrumental
8. Arcane - Mirror of Deception (Destination Unknown, 1990) 4:21 - Instrumental
9. Enslaved - For a Friend (Where is the Meaning?, 1994) 4:46 - Instrumental
10. Agent Steel - The Day at Guyana (Unstoppable Force, 1987) 6:37 - Instrumental
11. Attacker - Octagon (The Second Coming, 1988) 1:54 - Instrumental
12. Juggernaut - Juggernaut (Baptism Under Fire, 1986) 2:30 - Instrumental
13. Protector - Palpitation (The Heritage, 1992) 4:43 - Instrumental
14. Tankard - For a Thousand Beers (Chemical Invasion, 1987) 7:23 - Instrumental
15. Whiplash - Ticket to Mayhem (Insult to Injury, 1990) 4:07 - Instrumental
16. Rigor Mortis - Welcome to Your Funeral (Rigor Mortis, 1988) 3:30 - Instrumental
17. Sabbat - A Dead Man's Robe (History of a Time to Come, 1988) 4:49 - Instrumental
18. Sepultura - Inquisition Symphony (Schizophrenia, 1987) 7:17 - Instrumental

I would also highly recommend you to check out Blotted Science. They are an excellent, avant-garde extreme metal band and 100% of their work is purely instrumental. The founding and stable members and primary songwriters are Ron Jarzombek (Watchtower, Spastic Ink) and Alex Webster (Cannibal Corpse). It's really kind of an instrumental supergroup with revolving drummers. It's some of the best metal I've ever heard in my life and, despite being highly technical and borderline death metal, it's very accessible and can be enjoyed by non-metal fans.
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