Top Ten Most Underrated Thrash Metal Bandsryanrimmel Thrash bands that are amazing, but don't get the credit they deserve.
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This band is incredibly underrated. Their debut album is the best debut album from any thrash band, including the big 4. Act 3 is a master piece. Frolic through the park, Dream calls for blood and Relentless Retribution are also awesome albums. Need much more recognition than they have.
If you like Eastern thrash metal bands like Anthrax or Overkill - you'll love Death Angel. Listen to Act 3 or The Dream Calls For Blood and you'll be hooked - RustyNail
It's so sad that these guys get so little recognition. Mark osegueda always delivers fantastic and angry vocals, the instruments are all played super aggressively in a way you can't resist head banging to, and they have one of the best if not the best, debut albums of any thrash metal band ever.
They don't know how to slow down and are very technical.V 3 Comments
Most aggressive thrash metal ever!
The fastest thrash band of the 80s.
Black Prophecies is one of the best thrash songs I've ever heard. - Metal_Treasure
Gene Hoglan's original band, Dark Angel. had a short stint in the 80s and 90s and was reformed in 2013. Very very good - ryanrimmel
Thanks to internet and sites like The Top Tens Annihilator are getting more attention because people can share info faster and one can hear song samples to be convinced.
But they were underrated in the 90s, and still are, as compared to other thrash bands.
On the other hand, there are bands even more underrated than Annihilator. - Metal_Treasure
Annihilator gets a lot of recognition among metalheads, at least compared to bands like Onslaught and Overdose. They shouldn't be in the top 10 - ryanrimmel
Really melodic hrash no one ever talks about them have very unique and technical riffs listen to never neverland
I’ve been meaning to check them out, - CostcoHotDogsV 1 Comment
Gets downplayed because they're Christians.
Onslaught also coined the term "Death Metal". They have literally nothing to do with death metal, but its interesting how they helped name a major subgenre - ryanrimmel
Another early thrash metal band! Their album "The Force" Blew me away! - ryanrimmel
These guys should be #2. They are amazing. First 2 albums, beautiful and even though I'm not that big a fan of In Search of Sanity, still a great album. Still rocking with awesome albums like sound of violence and VI.V 1 Comment
In my opinion the best New Wave Thrash band. Most so called "thrashers" would have no idea who Havok was if you told them about Havok. - ryanrimmel
Very good modern thrash metal along with warbringer
Way better than 5-8 why is this 10?
Listen to Arc-Lite. It sounds like Beethoven metal! Extremely technical thrash metal band from Sweden. Each album is an evolution of the last. It's a shame they stopped making new albums since the 90s.
They are from Switzerland and not Sweden but I agree with the rest written by somebody before me. - Metal_Treasure
Listen to GRIN. the entire album. it's an amazing set of wonderful songs, all tracks are played with a mastery skill and absolutely great too.
Great band. And it's actually underrated. On the best thrash bands list, it's like, #36.
Formed in Phoenix, Arizona in 1981. Jason Newsted's first band. - Metal_Treasure
A Higher Form of Killing is a fantastic album. Only released 4 albums, but they are most definitely worth a listen - ryanrimmel
Venom is a very well known band, however, it seems like people are too scared to listen to Venom. Venom is actually a thrash band that influenced Slayer and coined the term "Black Metal". Doesn't seem underrated, but they are almost never credited as a thrash band, which they are. - ryanrimmel
Defiantly underrated and revolutionary - gemcloben
When Venom are called thrash, the writer must be completely wasted!?
No, the reader never listened to"Black Metal" or "Welcome to Hell" - ryanrimmelV 1 Comment
Named after the Exodus album. They have a similar sound to Exodus, and gives you the Exodus vibe. - ryanrimmel
Eternal Nightmare is one of the most chaotic, if not, the most chaotic thrash albums ever to exist. Destructive vocals, demented lyrics, face melting riffs, frantic drumming... Come on, why weren't they on this list before
Canadian thrash band from 1984 on! If only they could've kept their original lineup. - ryanrimmel
Regular 80s thrash and thrash with lots of progressive elements/technical thrash.
Songs: Negative Reinforcement, The Genesis Explosion, Terrorist Mind. - Metal_Treasure
Persecution Mania and Tapping the Vein is the best thrash metal albums!
Listen to Agent Orange and you'll see
Since 1982 where were these guys when Metallica/Slayer/Megadeth Overrated.The Best Thrash Band.Maybe Because Of The Band Name.Sadly Never Got The Publicity Media They Deserve.
Underrated... Forgotten... and oversighted, do you want to be a true headbanger? put togheter Agent orange, M-16, Into the skies of war, Tracing the victim... and many more and you will see that Sodom has not aged!
This band thrashed through the 80s with crazy albums like Death Squad. They don't even have a wikipedia page! - ryanrimmel
Great New Wave band as well! - ryanrimmel
Wish they knew how good they are
"Lääz Rockit is a thrash metal band formed in San Francisco, California in 1982. Although one of the lesser-known groups of the Bay Area thrash metal scene, each album in their history has received high critical marks. " (that was copy-paste from Wiki)
My personal impression: surprisingly amazing singer, great speed, great solos.
Try: In the Name of the Father and Gun, Fire In The Hole, Curiosity Kills, Leatherface, Holiday in Cambodia.
For great vox, try an awesome speed metal song: Most Dangerous Game. - Metal_Treasure
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