Bands to Make the Big Four of Thrash Metal the Big Five


The Contenders: Page 2

21 Machine Head Machine Head Machine Head is an American heavy metal band from Oakland, California. Formed on October 12, 1991, the group was founded by vocalist and guitarist Robb Flynn and bassist Adam Duce. They have received great critical success especially for their album "The Blackening" which is considered a modern metal more.

Sooo underrated. The Blackening is my favourite album ever, however I feel like they wouldn't fit in with the big four. They're much newer than them and their music was groove metal (and the tragic nu metal phase) until the 21st century and by then it's kind of too late.

Better even than all the members in the big four (of course in my opinion), it has not as recognition as them but it doesn't mean anything, their songs are just masterpieces and joining with the big four would be what they need to be as famous as they deserve to.
Vote up, come on! - AlexxMetal

Groove... - Lucretia

22 Havok Havok Havok is an American thrash metal band from Denver, Colorado. Formed in 2004, their members currently consist of David Sanchez, Nick Schendzielos, Pete Webber, and Reece Scruggs.
23 D.R.I. D.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 pioneered crossover thrash.

24 Tankard Tankard Tankard is a thrash metal band from Frankfurt am Main, Germany, founded in 1982. Along with the bands Kreator, Destruction and Sodom, Tankard is often considered one of the "The Big Teutonic Four" of Teutonic thrash metal.
25 Flotsam and Jetsam Flotsam and Jetsam Flotsam and Jetsam is a thrash metal band that formed in Phoenix, Arizona in 1981. The band currently consists of vocalist Eric A.

Close to Metallica because the bassist of Metallica was in them. - Lucretia

26 Sacred Reich

Ignorance is in my opinion an all time classic, like S.O.D. Speak English or Die. There were some recordings in the 80's that will stand the test of all time.

27 Watchtower Watchtower Watchtower is an American progressive metal band based in Austin, Texas. The band was influenced by late 1970s progressive rock acts, such as Rush and U.K., as well as the burgeoning new wave of British heavy metal scene.

People don't talk about this band much. In terms of who was around earlier, Watchtower were pioneers of the genres prog metal and technical thrash metal. What also makes them a notable band is the fact that Jason McMaster was their singer before he launched into superstar status with the glam metal band Dangerous Toys.

It says they are prog... - Lucretia

Underrated band!

28 Heathen Heathen Heathen is an American thrash metal band originating from the San Francisco Bay Area , founded in 1984 by guitarist Lee Altus and drummer Carl Sacco.
29 Forbidden Forbidden Forbidden 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.
30 Lääz Rockit Lääz Rockit Lääz Rockit is a thrash metal band formed in San Francisco, California in 1982. Although one of the lesser-known groups of the Bay Area thrash metal scene, each album in their career has received high critical marks. One of their signature elements were Ibanez guitars adorned with elaborate airbrushed more.
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32 Disturbed Disturbed Disturbed is an American heavy metal band from Chicago, Illinois . The band comprises vocalist David Draiman, bassist John Moyer, guitarist Dan Donegan, and drummer Mike Wengren . They are known for songs like "Down With the Sickness" and "Stricken" .

Whoever added this doesn't deserve to listen to metal - wolphert

I know, Disturbed is not thrash, just like many other bands on this list - Shake_n_Bake13

This band is awesome, but this band isn't thrash metal. It shouldn't be here.

nu metal - Lucretia

@wolphert - Agreed. And doesn't deserve to call himself a metalhead. - Metal_Treasure

33 Razor Razor Razor is a Canadian thrash metal band formed in 1984 at Guelph, Ontario. The group shot music videos for songs such as "Evil Invaders", "Shotgun Justice", "American Luck", and "Sucker for Punishment".
34 Vio-Lence Vio-Lence Vio-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.
35 Defiance

These guys need more attention!

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