Best Thrash Metal Bands

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41Lamb of GodLamb of God is an American heavy metal band from Richmond, Virginia. Formed in 1994, the group consists of vocalist Randy Blythe, guitarists Mark Morton and Willie Adler, bassist John Campbell, and drummer Chris Adler.

OK, the only reason I picked this one is so that I can say... What? Lamb of god is groove and metalcore, not close to thrash, I can understand pantera but these guys should not be on this list at all! Theyve never played thrash at all. Who ever made this list doesn't have a clue about thrash.

This band KICKS ASS... But they are not thrash.

Groove metal is a sun genre for thrash metal. Pantera should be in the big 5 even. - Sabbath

Lamb of god should be in top 2

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42AnvilAnvil are a Canadian heavy metal band from Toronto, Ontario, formed in 1978. The band consists of Steve "Lips" Kudlow, Robb Reiner and Chris Robertson.

I'm my opinion Anvil are not a thrash band. I do believe they invented thrash though. In 1982 Anvil gave us "Metal on Metal". This album was mostly traditional Heavy Metal except for the last track "666". This song was definitely a thrash song. There is no doubt in my mind that the big four were listening. One year later Slayer, Metallica, and Anthrax were born. Megadeth followed soon after the Metallica split. Anvil created that sound. They ventured into thrash many times, but always stayed loyal to classic Metal. I think Anvil has been denied this truth for too long. They started the thrash movement.

Should be in top 10 these guys are the pioneers of thrash metal!

43Living Sacrifice
44GwarGwar, often styled as GWAR, is an American heavy metal band formed in Richmond, Virginia, United States, in 1984, composed of and operated by a frequently rotating line-up of musicians, artists and filmmakers collectively known as Slave Pit Inc.

Gwar should be higher. Gwar is an awesome Thrash band, listen to Gor-Gor, Bring Back The Bomb, and Metal Metal Land - ryanrimmel

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46Sacred Reich

American way was pure thrash at its best!

47WarbringerWarbringer is an American thrash metal band formed in 2004. Century Media Records signed Warbringer after seeing them at a local show in LA.V2 Comments
48Tourniquet

My favorite Thrash band. I love the no-classical elements in their music. They are way better than slayer and anthrax and can even stand up up to the very best of Metallica, Megadeth, and Testament.

Despite being Christian, they are an amazing band. Look at the drums and their latest release, Where Moth and Rust Destroy. Marty Friedman's playing is amazing on it!

Even Though they're Christian, they still stand up to the big four. - thedying12

49ImmortalImmortal is a black metal band from Bergen, Norway, founded in 1990 by frontman and guitarist Abbath Doom Occulta and former guitarist Demonaz Doom Occulta.

Immortal is a band --black thrash influences like the vader

Black metal not thrash...ok lets put Justin Bieber in this list too

50Seventh Angel
51Stone
52Sufosia

Great band with big Megadeth influence

53D.R.I.D.R.I. is an American crossover thrash band that formed in Houston, Texas in 1982. As of 2015, the band comprises two of its founding members, vocalist Kurt Brecht and guitarist Spike Cassidy, as well as drummer Walter "Monsta" Ryan and bassist Harald Oimoen.

They are in position 30 by then name dirty rotten imbeciles...people with IQ lower than 30 should not vote in lists

54ForbiddenForbidden was a thrash metal band from the San Francisco Bay Area. Formed in 1985 as Forbidden Evil, the group was founded by Russ Anderson and Craig Locicero, who were both ever-present members.

These guys slay! Some of the fastest and darkest riffs of the classic thrash era, criminally underrated.

Forbidden is in the top 10. By far the most underrated thrash band in history.

'Twisted Into Form' and 'Omega Wave' are monstrous Bay Area thrash albums.

How these guys are only #42 baffles me

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55Vio-lenceVio-lence was an American thrash metal band formed in 1985 in the San Francisco Bay Area. They released demo tapes, one EP and 3 LPs between 1985 and 1993. Their most stable line-up was Phil Demmel and Robb Flynn on guitars, Deen Dell on bass, Perry Strickland on drums and Sean Killian on vocals.

Amazing! Listen to Eternal Nightmare and you'll see how badass this band really is. Amazing vocals and killer riffs

Killer riffs on Eternal Nightmare.

Eternal nightmare riffs are the definition of thrash

56Of Mice and Men

Whoever is saying of mice and men is better than megadeath and slayer is a idiot. You clearly no nothing about music. If you did you would understand how easy is to make a metalcore song give it some "meaningful" lyrics get some tattoos and have a whole bunch of idiots lose it.

What the..? It's a metalcore band not a thrash metal band

Man. Of mice and Men is not even thrash what

Wait, aren't these the guys that did "Little Talks? "

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58Rigor Mortis

They may be severely underrated, but when I listened to songs like Poltergeist and Six Feet Under/Worms of the Earth, they turned out to be better than more popular bands like Exodus, Testament, Kreator, and even Slayer. - DarkenedBrutality

59ExhorderExhorder is an American metal band from New Orleans, Louisiana. They are credited as the purveyors of the groove-oriented thrash sound later made famous by bands such as Pantera, Lamb of God, White Zombie, and Machine Head.

Slaughter in the Vatican heaviest thrash album ever

The best thrash metal album ever : Slaughter in the Vatican
EXHORDER!

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