D.A.M.N.! G.O.T.T.A. L.O.V.E. T.H.R.A.S.H. A.C.R.O.N.Y.M.S.! “D.A.M.” stood for “Destruction and Mayhem,” which would make quite a musical combination. These British thrashers went two albums and out in the late ’80s/early ’90s. Although their debut, Human Wreckage, has more old-school appeal (acronym song titles, Andreas Marschall artwork), Inside Out (Noise, 1991) is a better record, with tighter playing and stronger songs.

House of Cards
Appointment with Fear

The addition of guitarist Dave Pugh (who later went on to Skyclad) made a huge difference on this album, as the solos absolutely rule. They’re melodic, memorable, and reference the riffs in interesting ways. Inside Out is long out-of-print, but fans of melodic thrash should track it down for some of the genre’s finest leads.