Most Overrated Thrash Metal Bandsgemcloben
The Top Ten
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 at 1st? They're the least regarded out of the Big Four and not many people talk about them, so if anything, Anthrax isn't as overrated as one might think. They're not underrated either, given their massive star status and influence.
It would make more sense if one of the other three Big Four bands (Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth) was at 1st place. And this is coming from someone who loves those three bands. - CrimsonShark
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
Way overrated. 5 great albums then... nothingV 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
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
Pantera isn't even thrash metal. Their genre is groove metal.
How is this above Metallica and Slayer?!
My all time favourite thrash band. - IronSabbathPriest
More like, underrated than overrated.
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
I love Slayer. Their musicianship is noteworthy, the influence is acknowledged universally and their status is legendary in the music industry. They're also one of the few Thrash bands I can consider to be Extreme Metal.
However, Slayer has had its misfortunes and drawbacks. Most of their 90s material was mediocre and while I respect the fact they experimented in Diabolus in Musica, the end product wasn't really good. In addition, Kerry King these days can be somewhat petty at times, with remarks that are downright laughable. He even denied Gary Holt in writing contribution in Repentless, which is a damn shame.
I'm not gonna talk about the fanbase, as that's another story to itself... - CrimsonShark
Megadeth has a spoiled fanbase, which isn't really too big of a surprise. Despite the band having mostly buried its feud with Metallica, several fans can get too arrogant and start throwing insults at Metallica whilst at the same time over-hyping Megadeth. Some go as far as to say Megadeth is the most "influential" figure for Extreme Metal and even worse, the "creators" of Thrash Metal.
Now personally, I don't see Thrash Metal as an Extreme Metal subgenre, but I do think the former plays a large role in influencing the latter. But in all honesty, while Megadeth is a very important band, I think it's the least influential out of the Big Four and its had its major ups-and-downs. Metallica sold out, but at least those albums managed to age well and become retrospectively better overtime. I can't say the same thing for Risk and Super Collider. Also, I should note that the band's lineup consistency isn't exactly the best for personal reasons. - CrimsonShark
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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