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Masters of thrash man. These Satanic slayers are truly awesome, and should totally be in the top 5. The guitar work, bass, and drumming paired with the lyrical themes are stunning, fun, and exhilarating.
Easily one of the most influential bands in all of metal. Their first 3 albums were a big influence on thrash, black and death metal.
Should be in Top 5 at least...
Everyone above Venom has stated their influence, Metallica did tons of Venom covers back in the dayV 4 Comments
My favourite band after megadeth. but they aren't thrash metal band. they are progressive, thrash, heavy, speed metal together. sorry for my bad English
One of my favorite bands, Jeff Loomis, enough said, not thrash though
Nevermore is way more creative and talented than Slayer and Anthrax put together.V 1 Comment
Definitely one of the flat-out SCARIEST thrash bands out there. Incredibly unsettling, and that's what we like about it.
Love these guys. If you are a fan of Slayer and Metallica pre-Master of Puppets, you should check out this band.
Time does Not Heal is a masterpiece, they should be at least in the top ten
Speedist thrash metal band ever. Darkness descendsV 2 Comments
The first record kicks ass from start to end, crank it up and rip the knob off!
'The Dark' is an incredible album, and the late David Wayne's vocals on this and their debut prove that he is one of metal's greatest ever talents.
These guys are number two in my opinion just under Metallica. The Dark is my fifth favorite album of all time.
They definitely deserve more attention than they get. The songwriting and performance on an album like "Hanging in the Balance" is complex throughout and creates a Pink-Floydian album arc. Mike Howe gets my vote for 2nd best vocalist in this genre... after Michael Kiske.V 1 Comment
Best new wave of thrash band. Should absolutely be top 10 at least, they're in my top 3. Vektor IS the future. The way they transcend the line between thrash and death, death and black, black and thrash, all with progression is beautiful. Not to mention it's all very sci-fi feeling. Terminal Redux was the best album of 2016 by far. This band is amazing and you should absolutely check them out. This band lets me be both a prog snob and a 4/4 pleb (no that's not a band thing) at the same time, and I love it for that. - Derrick_Fox
Best Thrash band formed outside the 80s. If you've never heard them before check out "Fast Paced Society" and "Hunger for Violence" once you're assimilated from these go buy Black Future and Outer Isolation because they're 2 of the best thrash albums ever made.
I know Metallica, mega, slayer, and anthrax are legendary, but you gotta give it up for this new generation thrash metal beasts!
I think the song cult is my favourite song
Just listen to Skull to revitalize your faith in modern thrash metal. It's epic.
Underworld is a really good song.V 2 Comments
Machine head have never let me down, even with Burning Red and Supercharger. They set an example to the bands that played post-thrash music such as Evile and Soulfly.
There's no limit to Machine Heads talent according to me. The wide use of vocal ranges I rare within metal, and the speed and heaviness of the guitars creates a mind altering experience. In other words: Machine head rocks!
Just listen to Burn my Eyes, The More things change... Yeah basically every album except Supercharger and The Burning Red, except if you're into Nu metal
Around for years and keep getting stronger. Last three albums stack against anything out there. Heavy, technical and great. Add to that Burn my Eyes and what more do you want?
2 words. The BlackeningV 4 Comments
Why is this band not on top 15? We are talking about thrash here... Get wasted
Most of their songs don't cross 2 minutes but, they are amazing.
Hazardous Mutation is one sexy album. Had to put them in my top 10 even though they're relatively new compared to the other bands in this list.
As I'm reading this, this band is the 49th on the list. And the list title is "Best Thrash Metal Bands" so there might be a mistake. I'd say 5th or 6th position is fair enough.
amazing band! Crossover-thrash has to be the best sub-genre of thrash!V 4 Comments
Beer metal, awesome, heavy and fun, also good THRASH, another great band from Germany!
Seriously guys? 20? I mean, Die with a beer in your hand, Zombie Attack, Empty Tankard, Need Money For beer
Absolutely Thrash to the core...good positive kick ass Thrash!
This are from the teutonic 4. Why aren't they at least at 10?
Great band, great albums, feel bit sorry for them, deserved better recognition.
They are very underrated - Sabbath
Most underrated metal band ever. Their music is awesome I think they are top 10 thrash metal easy
Victims of Deception is almost as good as Ride the Lightning and Rust in Peace.
All the djent bands are copying them nowadays, these guys are true original talent and push metal forward with everything they release. They deserve to be up there with Metallica and Iron Maiden.
Not really thrash, but they're goodV 3 Comments
Nuclear Assault Should Be higher and at least in the top 10, they are not my favourite thrash band but they are up there in my favourites! With great songs like Fight to be free, Brainwashed and Critical Mass. Pantera is not thrash, its groove metal still an awesome band though but in the wrong category.
Should be in top 5!
Danny Lilker is one of the most awesome bassists ever. And undoubtedly Nuclear Assault beats Anthrax any day.
Don't agree? Just listen to their albums 'Game Over' or 'Handle With Care' for some very special Thrash! - Nord666
Should be 11-12, it s a great band though - Deako
It's not pure thrash. It's punk thrash (or crossover thrash)
Basically when Anthrax sounded more like Slayer
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.
Lamb of god should be in top 2
Metallica is the only band on LOGs level, or vice versa shall we say.V 5 Comments
Very under rated thrash band
'No Place For Disgrace' is the greatest speed-metal album ever made, and is widely held in this regard. This album is the gold standard.
Listen to Hammerhead, N.E. terror or No place for Disgrace. One of the greatest Thrash out there
Amazing and diverse band. Along with Annihilator they are pioneers of techno thrash. They were influenced not only by punk and metall, but also by some progressive rock bands like Pink Floyd and King Crimson, and they do sound quite proggy and sophisticated. If you're open-minded music lover I should advice you to listen to their albums Dimension Hatross and Nothingface - pure masterpieces!
Most underrated thrash ever. Killing Technology, Dimension Hattross and Nothingface are classics, as well as many other songs from throughout their career.
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!
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