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Destruction are a German thrash metal band. They are considered one of the "The Big Teutonic Four" of the Teutonic thrash metal scene, the others being Kreator, Sodom and Tankard. All three bands except Tankard are often credited with helping pioneer death metal, by containing several elements of what was to become the genre. Destruction were originally named Knight of Demon, but changed their name in 1984. For most of the 1990s, Destruction were not signed to a major record label and were forced to self-produce their albums until they signed a contract with Nuclear Blast in the 2000s.

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Year Title Rating Releases
1985 Infernal Overkill 1
1986 Eternal Devastation 2
1987 Release From Agony 4
1988 Mad Butcher / Sentence of Death 1
1990 Cracked Brain 2
1998 The Least Successful Human Cannonball 1
2000 All Hell Breaks Loose 6
2001 The Antichrist 5
2003 Metal Discharge 2
2005 Inventor of Evil 4
2007 Thrash Anthems 4
2007 All Hell Breaks Loose / The Antichrist 1
2008 D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N. 4
2011 Day of Reckoning 3
2012 Spiritual Genocide 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1987 Mad Butcher / Eternal Devastation Compilation 1
1988 Sentence of Death / Infernal Overkill Compilation 1
1992 Best of Destruction Compilation 1
2000 2 Originals of Destruction Compilation 1

Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
1989 Live – Without Sense Live 2
2002 Alive Devastation Live 2
2009 The Curse of the Antichrist: Live in Agony Live 2
2010 A Savage Symphony - The History Of Annihilation Live 1


Year Title Rating Releases
1984 Sentence of Death 2
1986 Mad Butcher 1
1995 Them Not Me 1


Year Title Rating Releases
Release From Agony / Eternal Devastation 1

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