Top Ten Reasons Why Thrash Metal Isn't the Best Metal Music Sub-Genre

Many of you here are going to think I hate thrash metal but I don't. I just think it's overrated and should
not be considered the best metal sub-genre. I am tired of thrash metal as a genre, and thrash bands and thrash songs being always #1 in metal lists. And yes, I know these are just my opinions. And before calling me a poser or stuff like that, please first argue why you don't agree with the items and my comments in the list.

The Top Ten

1 There Has Not Been a Good Thrash Metal Band Since the Early 90s

Then you clearly haven't heard Toxic Holocaust. They are a band formed in 1999 that does Thrash Metal and maybe Black Metal. - DarkBoi-X

Okay, Yeah they do Crossover Thrash but they are also pure Thrash Metal and they even have done Black Metal. - DarkBoi-X

Honestly see no point in this list, I mean you can make a list similar to this for every popular sub-genre and the list would be virtually identical - germshep24

Also Thrash is simultaneously the most overpraised and under-praised metal genre. Thrash was so cool when it first came then the fans started to expect it to get even more awesome and the thing is it is impossible for a band to get to that level of awesome and maintain it there, It is like if I made you the perfect grilled cheese sandwich any grilled cheese sandwich you have after that just wont be as good and they will all be a disappointment - germshep24

Just because you stopped listening to thrash metal after Thrash started to have its problems doesn't mean there hasn't been new Thrash bands that came out that are good here is a list of good Thrash bands that have came out after the initial Thrash movement:
Crash, Nevermore, Havok, Sylosis, Warbringer, Mahatma, Lost Society, Skeletonswitch, Evile, Machine Head, Toxic Holocaust, Vektor, and I'll stop there - germshep24

If none of those bands impressed you then the problem isn't with Thrash but with you, you think that thrash is supposed to be this super amazing Godlike genre and this keeps you from enjoy the music. - germshep24

I made this list. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

1 Comment
2 Thrash Bands Have the Least Consistent Quality

Interesting list I understand your reasons and I also am not really much of a fan of thrash metal but still I feel like genre comparison lists usually cause more trouble than they are worth.

This could be true of any band that has been around long enough, doesn't apply just to the thrash sub-genre - germshep24

I would respectfully disagree, Thrash bands are just more scrutinized their fans expect them to make consist near perfect albums every time and that just is a ridiculous expectation - germshep24

Yeah each thrash band seems to have plenty of bad albums
Metallica: Load, Reload, St. Anger (I secretly like it), Lulu (if it counts)
Megadeth: Cryptic Writings, Risk, The World Needs a Hero, Th1rt3en, Super Collider (I like some of these)
Slayer: Diabolus in Musica, Divine Intervention, Repentless
Anthrax: Stomp 442, The Threat is Real, We've Come for You All
Testament: Demonic, The Formation of Damnation, Brotherhood of the Snake (originally I included The Gathering, Low which I now got into)
Overkill: The Killing Kind, Bloodletting, Killbox 13 and more
Exodus: Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit A, Force of Habit
Flotsam and Jetsam: High, Unnatural Selection

Generally, almost all metal bands that have been around for a longer time have more bad albums, but it seems that by thrash metal, every band is aging badly and consistently lowering quality - Alkadikce

The Gathering slaps, the other two Testament albums you mentioned I can somewhat understand but they're still enjoyable - cjWriter1997

3 Most of the Bands in the Genre are Primarily Influenced by the Big Four

I honestly don't agree, if by influenced you mean sound like the big four then sure I guess they are the expectation but by influence you mean the artists that primarily developed them to the band they are today then I would disagree.
I mean every power Metal band sounds like the equivalent of the Power Metal big four and the same with Symphonic metal - germshep24

Sawtooth metal aka Metallica-llica: Testament, Death Angel, Overkill, Exodus, Heathen, Atrophy, Xentrix
Throatache metal aka Deputy Slayer: Kreator, Tankard, Sodom, Havok, Evildead, Stormtroopers of Death, Vortex
Party thrash aka Spreading the Anthrax style: Municipal Waste, Forbidden, Deliverance
Megadeth in Disguise Sells... but Who's Buying: Flotsam and Jetsam, Exumer, Intruder, Onslaught, Laaz Rockit

(I don't think these bands are ripoffs, just grouping them based on which one they resemble most) - Alkadikce

4 The Overuse of the Snare Drum

I honestly prefer double bass. It sounds more powerful. - Userguy44

5 Thrash Has Become the Most Generic Genre
6 Thrash Metal is Considered the Best Metal Sub-Genre Mainly Thanks to the Big Four

So your saying just because Metallica has become the most popular metal band that thrash metal is considered the best metal sub-genre your logic doesn't make since - germshep24

So you saying that most people that like Thrash doesn't really like Thrash, since Metallica is mainly popular for their more hard rock songs then - germshep24

7 Lots of Bands Have a Strong Hardcore Punk Influence
8 Lots of Bands Lack Diversity

Examples of the opposite:
Metallica - we all know the story
Megadeth - even their thrash albums have a wide range
Testament - compare Over the Wall to Perilous Nation
Death Angel - compare Voracious Souls to Left for Dead
Exodus - compare Piranha to Deathamphetamine
Annihilator - compare A Fun Palace to Schizos (Are Never Alone) - Alkadikce

This one is because of the fans of Thrash metal they want their favorite band to sound the same each time and when their favorite band tries to change up their sound they crap all over them - germshep24

Lots of bands also do have diversity in their music. The best example is Sepultura. Moreover, Metallica tried to diversify their sound, but people got angry about it.

9 It's Not as Diverse as They Make It to Be

What about blackened thrash metal? - Alkadikce

10 It's OverpraisedĀ OverallĀ 

Sure it is annoying that Metallica and Megadeth is the most talked about metal bands but honestly two bands doesn't make a whole sub-genre overpraised just two bands - germshep24

BAdd New Item