Most Overrated Thrash Metal Bandsgemcloben
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The Anthrax with Joey Belladonna from the Mid 80's to Early 90's is overrated while Among the Living and Persistence of Time are great albums the rest aren't as good Spreading the Disease isn't as good as its made out to be and State of Euphoria is boring and mostly forgettable then joey left after Persistence of Time and I also must mention Anthrax during this time period their instrumentals were not as good as they are now then John Bush Came in and I would say that Anthrax started to make better Instrumentals, Sound of White Noise and We've Come For You All are underrated albums they are better than most of the albums with Joey bit however Stomp 442 is their weakest album. So then Joey came Back and Anthrax are now doing what they should have done in the 80's. They are also in the big 4 even though in my opinion there are so many better Thrash Bands lie Exodus, Kreator, Testament, Overkill to name a few - christangrant
I do love anthrax A LOT, but I don't think they should be in the big 4. - gemcloben
Death Angel and Testament are better than Anthrax in my opinion...
Anthrax are in the big four because they were one of the first four thrash metal bands to break into the mainstream. Its got nothing to do with how good people think they are.V 7 Comments
Exodus, Anthrax, Sodom, Overkill, Death Angel, Evile, Tankard? These are all amazing bands. Although I don't think Pantera or Machine Head are thrash - ryanrimmel
They're seen as this legendary classic band but they've never released anything mind blowing. Piranha is hailed to be their best song, but it's nothing special.
I think Exodus are actually very underrated. - Metal_Treasure
Exodus with Baloff was the best.Bonded by Blood! but there's nothing special after that with ZetroV 1 Comment
Well, I do think Exodus is a bit overrated. Now, I voted for Metallica, but I do want to remind everyone that Anthrax may deserve spot 2 or 3. They did sell out. Now, they came back, but I do want to remind people that so did many other bands that don't catch the flak they deserve. Only a couple big thrash bands didn't seriously sell out: Megadeth (Yeah, I know Risk, but remember that their real move from thrash was 1994. And it seems like they were genuinely just doing something they thought was interesting. And they showed they kick butt no matter what they're playing), Sodom, Overkill, F&J, Metal Church, and Slayer (though after '94, they flat-out sucked). Exodus just quit.
Metallica takes the cake easily. However, Slayer, Exodus, and Anthrax are close behind. I might even throw in Testament. I do think they are a bit overrated, but they have been consistently good. Maybe a bit too consistent, like Slayer. Honestly, their last three albums are almost indistinguishable if you listen to them while sleepy.
I mean they only put out 4 thrash records. They were all extremely good, but since then, they haven't been very good.
Sure, The Black Album had some great songs, but that style is not Metallica. - ryanrimmel
How the hell is this only number 3? - Aragorn98V 6 Comments
Sodom sucks, the singer sounds like he’s constipated, and the music is boring and generic. - CostcoHotDogs
How are they overrated?! Death Angel is one of the most underrated thrash metal bands of all time!
How can someone say this is overrated?
I just don't think they should be on the best thrash bands, as they are groove - gemcloben
How is this above Metallica and Slayer?!
My all time favourite thrash band. - IronSabbathPriest
Every album sounds the same. at least Metallica didn't spend their whole career making albums with the same music with different lyrics and horrible vocals. - Sabbath
How is Megadeth not in the top 10? They are a great band but nowhere near the best of the big 4 or best of Thrash they are better than Anthrax but not better than Slayer or Metallica. Dave Mustaine isn't a good singer and even he himself admits that, Plus I would say Kreator, Exodus and Testament are all better than Megadeth Rust in Peace maybe better than all of the albums by those bands but not Peace Sells But Who's Buying? Because the "I Ain't Superticious" cover sucks like most of Megadeth's covers but Megadeth is a good band but not deserving of being called "The Best" plus they made 2 bad albums Risk, and Super Collider which are both worse than St. Anger in my opinion. - christangrant
Should be number 1 - christangrant
Who the hell overrates Tankard?
If this is overrated, then just what is Metallica?
Hahah,nice joke.This must be the most underrated Thrash Metal band,along with Annihilator - DejanKalinic
Ever since Gods of Violence released, everyone keeps talking about them, and it's annoying the hell out of me.
Kreators actually Underrated - christangrant
What? No. Just... no. If anything, they're underrated.
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