Best Thrash Metal Bands

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41 Voivod Voivod Voivod is a Canadian heavy metal band from Jonquière, Québec. Their musical style has changed several times since the band's origin in the early 1980s.

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.

RIP Piggy

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42 Anvil Anvil Anvil 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!

43 Onslaught Onslaught Onslaught are an English thrash metal band from Bristol, England. Initially active from 1983 to 1991, they reformed in 2004. The band initially drew influence from second wave hardcore punk bands such as Discharge and The Exploited, and then adopted a straight forward thrash metal sound.

They are better than anyone American thrash band! - ne6tastnika

I'm a Thrasher, listen to tons of trash bands. But ' hell, when I heard Onslaught, I went crazy.

44 Gwar Gwar Gwar, 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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45 Tourniquet

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

46 Trivium Trivium Trivium are an American heavy metal band from Orlando, Florida, formed in 1999. After getting signed to Roadrunner Records in 2004, the band has released seven studio albums and nineteen singles.

It's a joke that Trivium are on this list at all. They, along with Bullet For My Valentine Slipknot and As I Lay Dying, are all just different kinds of metal"core". Whiny lyrics with occasional growls over boring riffs and by the book solos.

Trivium ignore all pigeonholes, and with 'Vengeance Falls' have become a classy modern metal band. They're not the best of the best, but they have countless influences to draw upon. The longer metal evolves, the less you will be able to label anyone. They're a thrash band, and a damn good one.

Matt Heafy has a good voice & can sing unlike Dave Mustaine & many other so called heavy metal legends.

NOT THRASH

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47 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.

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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48 Suicidal Tendencies Suicidal Tendencies Suicidal Tendencies is an American crossover thrash band founded in 1980 in Venice, California by vocalist Mike Muir, who is the only remaining original member of the band. The band is often credited as one of "the fathers of crossover thrash".

Its cross over thrash but I guess they belong on this list lol.

I see DRI and SOD but why isn't Suicidal Tendencies on here? The greatest crossover thrash there is and like fifth greatest thrash band.

We talking about thrash here right? ST are 40th?
how bout y'all Wake Up and accept they belong to top ten?
if ya aren't convinced listen to suicidal for life

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49 Sacred Reich

American way was pure thrash at its best!

50 Seventh Angel
51 Demolition Hammer Demolition Hammer

We need more thrash/death like this on the list

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52 Stone
53 Sufosia

Great band with big Megadeth influence

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

55 Warbringer Warbringer Warbringer is an American thrash metal band formed in 2004. Century Media Records signed Warbringer after seeing them at a local show in LA. V 2 Comments
56 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.

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

57 Acid Drinkers

Surprising, fresh and funny metal. Great stuff!

Best polish metal band

Amazing thrash from poland

58 Of Mice and Men Of 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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59 Witchery
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