Top Ten Most Underrated Thrash Metal Bandsryanrimmel Thrash bands that are amazing, but don't get the credit they deserve.
The Top Ten
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,V 1 Comment
First album was very similar to early Slayer. The band was still forming their own identity with the next two albums, which were darker and more death metal than thrash. However beginning with the 4th album, "Reborn," they really became a powerhouse of sonic brutality. They've been impressive ever since and show no signs of letting up.
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
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.
Incredible band. It’s a shame they never took off in the U.S.
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?
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
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
They need more recognition - Metal_Treasure
One of the most influential bands out there. Mantas, Abaddon, and Cronos did a great thing with their music.V 2 Comments
A Higher Form of Killing is a fantastic album. Only released 4 albums, but they are most definitely worth a listen - 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
Named after the Exodus album. They have a similar sound to Exodus, and gives you the Exodus vibe. - ryanrimmel
Persecution Mania and Tapping the Vein is the best thrash metal albums!
Listen to Agent Orange and you'll see
You shoot em down
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.V 1 Comment
Regular 80s thrash and thrash with lots of progressive elements/technical thrash.
Songs: Negative Reinforcement, The Genesis Explosion, Terrorist Mind. - Metal_Treasure
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
Underrated. Great band.
One of the best thrash bands ever!
My favorite band...easily the best of the new wave thrash bands, all of their albums are similar and different from each other in a lot of good ways. Just listen to Skull and tell me this band isn't criminally underrated.
Best musical progression of ALL metal. an almost perfect discography
You know a band's underrated when it's #36 on the Underrated thrash list!
How this band isn’t considered on par with groups such as Exodus, Overkill, Testament, et. Al. I will never understand.
As far as talent goes they are looking the overrated "Big Four" in the rear view mirror.
Chuck Billy - From songs like Rise Up and The Formation Of Damnation to ballads like The Legacy and Return To Serenity the most versatile and talented vocalist.
Eric Peterson - Great guitarist, compliments their music really good
But this where they give other bands a run for money
GENE HOGLAN - best of the best drummers in metal
ALEX SKOLNICK - One of the best shredders of all time really
Still in doubt listen to
The Formation Of Damnation
Souls Of Black
Dark Roots Of The Earth
True American Hate
Practice What You Preach
TESTAMENT = Heaviest Thrash Metal Band
It is not the heaviest thrash band (Dark Angel and Kreator are much heavier) and they are not underrated. If anything, slightly overrated.
The best thrash metal from across the pond in Europe. Beats every German thrash band in my opinion, yet gets very little recognition.
By Inheritance is the greatest thrash album of all time.
They are one of the most criminally underrated bands, not in just thrash scene, in metal overall. they are so awesome and great. they where there in 80's rocking, and now they are kicking ass again! awesome band - MoeinTPS
1st 2 albums are the greatest!
Sacred Reich is an awesome thrash band who had a bit of groove and tightness in their sound and a whole lot of sick guitar riffs and justice fueled lyrics - heavyheavy
Every bit as good as the Big 4...listen to Slayer's Show No Mercy and then Kreator's Pleasure to Kill... You will definitely have received your dose of thrash!
It's not underrated, but it doesn't get the credit it deserves. Most thrashers listen to a bit of it.
Greatest thrash band on the planet!
Why wasn't this on the list but Annihilator at no. 3?
Incredible band. And where tf is overkill? Best thrash band for sure
So underrated, I only found them because I wanted to find a thrash band that started with x and was blown away by the quality
The underrated band - blackdroid
Overdose is known as sepultura's biggest influence. They were the first Brazilian thrash band. - ryanrimmel
Mortal Sin were a totally awesome thrash metal band from down under - heavyheavy
Definitely one of the best.
More of a metalcore band than thrash - ryanrimmel
Not a thrash band. Kiddy metal
One of the main inspirations for Metallica. I must get one of their albums. - IronSabbathPriest
Diamond head is an amazing band, but they are not thrash, they are traditional metal - ryanrimmelV 1 Comment
I'm a fan but they aren't underrated. - Metal_Treasure
I take it this is a piss take
Metallica is underrated... Said nobody EVER. - AngryByrd
Haha funny.V 1 Comment
Just listen to "Possessed by Fire"...
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