Best Thrash Metal Bands


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61 Rigor 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.

62 Exhorder Exhorder Exhorder 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

63 Sabbat
64 Blind Illusion Blind Illusion Blind Illusion is an American progressive thrash metal band from Richmond, California. Formed in 1978 by lead guitarist and main songwriter Marc Biedermann, the band had an extremely unstable lineup and went through several stylistic changes during their time.

One from the vault. Very progressive and way ahead of their time.

65 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 more.

Death metal not you guys know whats thrash after all?

Blackened thrash, I’d say. There very close to death metal, but Death pushes it over the line with “Scream Bloody Gore”. Great band nonetheless.

66 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.
67 S.O.D.
68 Soulfly Soulfly
69 Dirty Rotten Imbeciles

Why are these guys way down here? They invented Crossover with bands like S.O. D!

They are by far the worst thrash metal band I have ever heard. They shouldn't even be on the list.

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70 Bonded by Blood Bonded by Blood Bonded by Blood is an American thrash metal band, named after Exodus' debut album Bonded by Blood. Like its labelmates Evile, Gama Bomb, and Municipal Waste, Bonded by Blood is part of the thrash metal revival movement.

They're newbies, it's true, but they are absolutely killer and a breath of fresh air not only to metal but also to thrash they're quite different which is interesting

71 Mantic Ritual Mantic Ritual Mantic Ritual was a thrash metal band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The band released their debut album through Nuclear Blast Records.

The only bad thing about this band is they are no longer together...

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72 Toxik Toxik Toxik is an American thrash metal band originally from Peekskill, New York. Initially active from 1985 to 1992, in 2013 it was announced that Toxik would reform again and start work on its third album.

This list serves no purpose to indicate which band is better than which other. People usually vote for Metallica and megadeth because those are the first thrash bands they get into and therefore have the fondest memories associated with hence all other bands are pale in comparison. The only good thing about this list is that maybe the people who vote for the top 4 bands will hopefully take a look at what's lower on the list. I personally dig toxik, Metallica and pantera because they are so melodic. If you're into more evil dissonant music then slayer, kreator, sepultura are you're things. Voivod are the best of both worlds.

They only did two albums, but they were fantastic.

Toxik Think This is awesome.

73 Skeletonwitch Skeletonwitch Skeletonwitch is an American blackened thrash metal band from Athens, Ohio, formed in 2003. The band currently consists of drummer Dustin Boltjes, bassist Evan Linger, and guitarists Nate Garnette and Scott Hedrick and vocalist Adam Clemans.

I love this band because its not like a typical thrash band because Skeletonwitch has a lot of Black Metal influences.

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74 Whiplash

83? These guys rock harder than Metallica!

75 Goatwhore Goatwhore Goatwhore is an American extreme metal band formed in 1997 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States formed by former Acid Bath guitarist Sammy Duet. Goatwhore is known for their fast-paced fusion of black, death, and thrash metal.

Honestly, I've heard a little bit of them, and I liked it. I wouldn't listen to them as much as slayer or something, but they're good.

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76 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 more.
77 Channel Zero

Underrated Belgian band. Though I prefer the first albums.

78 Traitor
79 Prong
80 Carnivore V 1 Comment
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