Top 10 Death/Thrash Metal Bands

christangrant
No this is not a list for both Thrash and Death metal bands but rather bands that play a MIXED STYLE OF DEATH METAL AND THRASH METAL.
Please do not add pure Thrash or pure Death Metal bands,
and also Slayer and Kreator, are NOT Death/Thrash bands because they don't have Death Growls.

The Top Ten

1 Vader Vader Vader is a Polish death metal band from Olsztyn. Formed in 1983, the group was founded by then-bassist Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek and guitarist Zbigniew "Vika" Wróblewski. Starting as a heavy metal group, Vader eventually went to thrash, speed, and then in the late 1980s became a death metal band. The ...read more.

One of the best metal bands. Unfortunately they aren't well known but I would recommend them to metal fans - Metal_Treasure

Vader is awesome, they are so heavy and Brutal and sound like Slayer on Steiroids and never made a single bad album. And they have been around since 1983 so they have been making music for over 30 years. - christangrant

2 Possessed Possessed Possessed is an American thrash/death metal band, originally formed in 1983 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Noted for their fast style of playing and Jeff Becerra's guttural vocals, they are routinely called the first band in the death metal genre. Possessed is the sometimes credited with being the first ...read more.

Possessed are the first Death/Thrash band and they made the first Death Metal album and they may only have 2 albums and a EP (as of 3/17/2018) but let me just say that every song on those are awesome and not single one is bad. There is supposed to be a new album coming from them in 2018. - christangrant

3 Sepultura Sepultura Sepultura is a Brazilian heavy metal band from Belo Horizonte. Their first album, Morbid Visions presented a proto-black metal sound with Wagner Lamounier of Sarcófago. Sepultura's sound varies by the album, from thrash metal, groove metal, and even death metal.

Some of you might be thinking Sepultura shouldn't be on this list but I added them for these reasons

1. EM says they are DM
2. Old School Death Metal bands were based on Thrash Metal
3. They are a borderline band

so in my opinion they fit here, but anyway this band is awesome not too big on the stuff after Roots though since it does not have Max Cavalera but their first 6 studio albums are all awesome yes even Roots. - christangrant

4 Celtic Frost Celtic Frost Celtic Frost was a Swiss extreme metal band from Zürich. They are known for their strong influence on the development of extreme metal. Formed in 1981 as Hellhammer, the band became Celtic Frost in 1984 and was active until 1993.

Celtic Frost and many other bands that pioneered extreme metal in the early 80s (incl. Venom) contained elements that were later separated and formed features of different subgenres - DM, BM and thrash. For example, most of the songs by Celtic Frost have riffing with alternate picking, esp. tremolo picking, which later became typical in black metal. But drumming and vocals can sometimes be closer to either death metal or thrash metal. - Metal_Treasure

Same reason as Sepultura DM is one of the genres they are listed as on EM but they are also listed as Black and Thrash Metal

This band is a great band and were a very influential band on pretty much every Extreme Metal band. - christangrant

5 Strapping Young Lad Strapping Young Lad Strapping Young Lad was a Canadian extreme metal band formed by Devin Townsend in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1994. The band started as a one-man studio project; Townsend played most of the instruments on the 1995 debut album, Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing. By 1997, he had recruited permanent members; ...read more.

While I am not crazy about the Industrial Elements in their music, I like everything else - vox, drums, guitars, the way songs are composed, etc (eh, not all songs but many of them) - Metal_Treasure

They are a great band Devin Townsend is an awesome vocalist

and they also unique and add in Industrial Elements to the mix and they work. - christangrant

6 Ghoul Ghoul Ghoul is a thrash/death metal band from Oakland, California. Though the members' actual identities are meant to be concealed, it is known that some members or past members of Ghoul also play or have played in other bands such as Impaled, Dystopia, Wolves in the Throne Room, Exhumed, Phobia, Asunder ...read more.

Ghoul combine Thrash/Death and Grindcore, and they are unique band since the band members are meant to be a secret but people know that the band members played in a band called Impaled. - christangrant

7 Master Master

Master is a pretty good band their debut album being the best album they made. - christangrant

8 Hellwitch Hellwitch

Hellwitch combine Tech Thrash with Death Metal - christangrant

9 Soulfly Soulfly Soulfly is an American heavy metal band formed in 1997 and based in Phoenix, Arizona. The original lyrical content revolved around spirituality, political and religious themes, with later albums encompassing other themes including war, violence, aggression, slavery, hatred and anger. Soulfly is led ...read more.

Read what I said about Sepultura I like this band too while I don't think they are better than Sepultura they are still very good and Max Cavalera has always made good music. - christangrant

10 Sadus Sadus Sadus is an American thrash metal trio from Antioch, California known for the unique, borderline death/black metal growling of vocalist Darren Travis, and speeding up thrash metal to levels previously unheard of with the help of bassist Steve DiGiorgio whose bass lines truly pushed the limits of the ...read more.

The Contenders

11 Cavalera Conspiracy Cavalera Conspiracy Cavalera Conspiracy is an American heavy metal band founded by Brazilian brothers Max and Igor Cavalera, currently performing along with American musicians Marc Rizzo and Johny Chow.

Same with Soulfly a very good band but not as good as Sepultura. - christangrant

12 Revocation Revocation Revocation is an American technical death metal band from Boston, Massachusetts founded by guitarist and vocalist David Davidson, bassist and vocalist Anthony Buda and drummer Phil Dubois-Coyne in 2000.
13 Torture Squad Torture Squad Torture Squad is a Brazilian death/thrash metal band, founded in 1990 which has released six studio albums and one live album.
14 Slaughter Slaughter Slaughter is an American rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada by lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Mark Slaughter and bassist Dana Strum.

Not to be confused with a Hard Rock/Glam band of the same name, this is the Canadian Death/Thrash band - christangrant

15 Repugnant Repugnant Repugnant are a Swedish death metal band from Stockholm formed in 1998. According to Swedish Death Metal author Daniel Ekeroth, "Their amazingly old school-sounding death metal is something you must hear to believe." The band has been pointed out as one of the first revivalists of the Swedish death ...read more.
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17 Battlecross Battlecross Battlecross is an American extreme metal band from Canton, Michigan, United States. The band has describes their sound as "Blue Collar Thrash Metal".
18 Legion of the Damned Legion of the Damned Legion of the Damned is a thrash metal/death metal band from the Netherlands. The band was formed in 2005 following the demise of Occult and the departure of former singer Rachel Heyzer.

Their logo uses the same font as Pantera, - christangrant

19 Necrodeath

A band that plays Thrash Death and Black Metal - christangrant

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