Exodus Songs Ranked

Exodus is an American thrash metal band formed in 1979 in Richmond, California. They have gone through numerous lineup changes, two extended hiatuses, and the deaths of two former band members. Their current lineup consists of guitarists Gary Holt and Lee Altus, bassist Jack Gibson, drummer Tom Hunting, and lead vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza. Hunting is one of the original members, and departed from Exodus twice, in 1989 and 2004, but rejoined in 2007. Holt joined the band about two years after its formation and is the only member of Exodus to appear on all their releases. Exodus is also considered to be one of the “big eight” of thrash metal, along with Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Testament, Overkill, and Death Angel. The band had particular success in the mid-to-late 1980s with their first three studio albums: Bonded by Blood (1985), Pleasures of the Flesh (1987), and Fabulous Disaster (1989). The critical praise given to Fabulous Disaster garnered attention from major labels, including Capitol Records, with whom Exodus signed in 1989. The band released two more studio albums (Impact Is Imminent in 1990 and Force of Habit in 1992) before disbanding in 1994. Here are all of the Exodus songs ranked.

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20. Riot Act (The Atrocity Exhibition… Exhibit A, 2007)

“Ultimate masterpiece! Dukes on vocals gives Exodus a really aggressive tinge which makes them so modern! Give it a listen and perhaps you’ll share my views”

19. Blood In, Blood Out (Blood In, Blood Out, 2014)

“These Riffs and solos are epic. Everything a metal song should be. This song got me into Exodus! Great song and killer intro!”

18. Deathamphetamine (Shovel Headed Kill Machine, 2005)

“This is an absolutely massive song, packed with heart busting riffs. Exodus is one of bands that have just got better and better. I mean Jesus. Usually when bands from the 80s make music now they fall flat on there faces. Not exodus. Amazing.”

17. Raze (Shovel Headed Kill Machine, 2005)

“Song is incredible. The vocals guitar bass riff and rums altogether are just amazing. Best headbanging thrash song. Bang your heads with the riffs, drums, and vocals you’ll see what I mean.”

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16. Verbal Razors (Fabulous Disaster, 1989)

“From the Beautiful Disaster album. Great song, great riffing, machine gun vocal delivery… Awesome! Best exodus riff and great lyrics, bring back Souza!”

15. The Ballad of Leonard and Charles (Exhibit B: The Human Condition, 2010)

“This song is STUPIDLY GOOD. Everyone here is at their peak: Gary and Lee’s guitar solos are arguably the best they’ve ever been, Tom Hunting is a maniac on the skins, and Rob Dukes (who, in my opinion, is every bit as equal to Steve and Paul) screams like a freaking banshee. The best Exodus song ever, and it at the very least deserved to be in the Top 10!”

14. Deliver Us to Evil (Bonded by Blood, 1985)

“This song is perfect. It’s like a metal roller coaster. It starts off with a soft acoustic guitar, then all of a sudden these crazy, adrenaline-fuelled riffs come in and take you on a wild ride. When the acoustic guitar comes back at the end you feel so overwhelmed and calm at the same time, it feels like you’ve just been on a musical roller coaster.”

13. Good Day to Die (Force of Habit, 1992)

“This song is amazing and is the first song of exodus I have ever heard. Best headbanging thrash song. Bang your heads with the riffs, drums and vocals you’ll see what I mean.”

12. Exodus (Bonded by Blood, 1985)

“GET IN OUR WAY AND WERE GONNA.. TAKE… YOR LIFE! They’ll also take your life if you don’t vote for this song! Bonded By Blood is one of the best albums of all time”

11. Fabulous Disaster (Fabulous Disaster, 1989)

“Surely their best… relentless thrash, great lyrics, fabulous solos, pounding drums. Love it specially the intro and the main riff… It’s great. Listen this song at least once.. You will love this song.”

10. War is My Shepherd (Tempo of the Damned, 2003)

“Awesome riffs! Awesome lyrics! Every time I hear it I want to tear everything down. Best Exodus song, a true masterpiece “Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition! ” No words to describe how awesome this song is!”

9. Metal Command (Bonded by Blood, 1985)

“Maybe not their best riff but definitely their best solo, and certainly an epic chorus. This song is kicking the mood to headbang! He Screams “METAL COMMAND” then the thundering Guitar Solos comes.”

8. Children of a Worthless God (The Atrocity Exhibition… Exhibit A, 2007)

“This song kicks ass, listen to the main riff, solo and chorus… Every bit is great An Extremely Underrated Song! Perfect epic and intense the whole time! Sensational lyrics, riffs, and strike!”

7. A Lesson in Violence (Bonded by Blood, 1985)

“Slower than some of their other stuff, but the beat and rhythm of it is so sick I can’t help but headbang. I swear, that riff never gets old. Gary is a guitar GOD.”

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6. And Then There Were None (Bonded by Blood, 1985)

“Best thrash/speed metal riff in history, definitely one of the greatest metal bands, and one of best songs ever made to exist in pride of metal forever”

5. Blacklist (Tempo of the Damned, 2004)

“That pounding bass and drums, the deep gritty guitar riffs, Steve Souza’s gravely voice. This song is pure evil and I love it. Excellent vocals, Soothing guitar work, Warm but smooth bass, and very unique drumming.”

4. Strike of the Beast (Bonded by Blood, 1985)

“I checked a video of them playing this at Wacken. That wall of death.. This song is an absolute classic and a thrasher of note This song should be number 1 on the list. The ultimate killer thrash song! Awesome song, one of my most favorite thrash metal songs”

3. The Toxic Waltz (Fabulous Disaster, 1989)

“This is the song that got me into Exodus. I just love it, not much more to say. The perfect song to mosh like a psycho circus clown! One of the Best Exodus songs ever. Souza is the best singer.”

2. Bonded by Blood (Bonded by Blood, 1985)

“The original version is one of the best Thrash Metal songs of all times, I listened to this song for the first time many years ago, and it still feels fresh and amazing, Best Exodus song hands down. Smash everything! Baloff is god.”

1. Piranha (Bonded by Blood, 1985)

“One of the greatest metal riffs of all time, as well as a ridiculously fast and intense solo. A masterpiece of thrash metal. Both versions rock in an infinite level of awesomeness Piranha is their best song because of the wonderful riff”