Worst Thrash Metal Bands

Someone had to make the list. Basically, everything but Megadeth and Slayer sucks.

The Top Ten

1 Anthrax Anthrax Anthrax is an American thrash metal band from New York City, formed in 1981 by guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker.

Are you serious? Anthrax is amazing! Not to mention that they never abandoned thrash metal - DoroExploro13

This list is a joke. Anthrax is amazing, Among the Living, Worship Music, Persistence of Time, and State of Euphoria are all great albums.

Why are Metallica, Kreator, Overkill, Exodus, Testament, and Sepultura here? All of them are great and very influential. Pantera and Exciter aren't even thrash - ryanrimmel

2 Metallica Metallica Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". ...read more.

What?! Metallica doesn't deserve to be here! They literally invented this subgenre of metal so if they suck then all of thrash metal sucks! -Avery

Metallica is the best example of a band that wasted it's career. KEA and RTL were amazing while MOP and AJFA were decent. The Black Album started their streak of inconsistent albums ranging from hard rock to punk to traditional metal. Even when they converted back to Thrash, their vocals were horrible and unbearable to hear. - Roach

Hell no! They don't deserve to be here, shouldn't even touch this list. They are the greatest.

First album was made under the influence of Mustaine, the others are power metal, then all their productions go down... every time is worst!

Power metal? What drugs are you on that turn Metallica into power metal because I want some - dubsinthetubs

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3 Deliverance
4 Municipal Waste Municipal Waste Municipal Waste is a crossover thrash band from Richmond, Virginia. They performed at the UK's Download Festival on June 15, 2008. They also joined At the Gates on their "Suicidal Final Tour" along with Darkest Hour, Toxic Holocaust and Repulsion.
5 Suicidal Tendencies Suicidal Tendencies Suicidal Tendencies is an American crossover thrash band founded in 1980 in Venice, California by vocalist Mike Muir, who is the only remaining original member of the band. The band is often credited as one of "the fathers of crossover thrash".
6 Uncle Sam
7 GWAR GWAR Gwar, often styled as GWAR, is an American heavy metal band formed in Richmond, Virginia, United States, in 1984, composed of and operated by a frequently rotating line-up of musicians, artists and filmmakers collectively known as Slave Pit Inc.
8 Hatchet
9 Nuclear Assault Nuclear Assault Nuclear Assault is an American thrash metal band from New York City, formed after bassist Dan Lilker left Anthrax in 1984. After releasing five full-length albums and touring relentlessly throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, Nuclear Assault split up in 1995. They briefly reunited in 1997 and again ...read more.
10 Exodus Exodus Exodus is an American thrash metal band formed in 1979 in Richmond, California. Spanning a career of 37 years, Exodus has gone through numerous lineup changes, two extended hiatuses, and the deaths of two former band members.

Why are they on this list? They are one of the greats! Way better than Megadeth.

The Contenders

11 Tourniquet

This list should not exist. I don't think there is a bad thrash metal band - DoroExploro13

These guys are great!

12 Sepultura Sepultura Sepultura is a Brazilian heavy metal band from Belo Horizonte. Their first album, Morbid Visions presented a proto-black metal sound with Wagner Lamounier of Sarcófago. Sepultura's sound varies by the album, from thrash metal, groove metal, and even death metal.

Sepultura is great.

13 Pantera Pantera Pantera was an American Heavy Metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul. The band started out as a Glam Metal act in the 1980s with little success. After discarding their original lead vocalist and enlisting Phil Anselmo, the band signed a major record deal with ...read more.

Groove Metal and Glam Metal. - Roach

It takes a really retarded stupid dumbass to put Pantera on here. what!

14 Kreator Kreator Kreator is a German thrash metal band from Essen. Their style of music is similar to that of their compatriots Destruction, Sodom and Tankard; along with those three bands, Kreator has been referred to as one of the "big four" of Teutonic thrash metal, and they are often credited with helping pioneer ...read more.

You have to be really ignorant to put Kreator on this list. - RogerMcBaloney

Only real bad thrash band with Tankard in my opinion.

You haven’t heard much kreator have you?

He hasn't heard much thrash at all that he put the best ones on this list. - Alkadikce

15 Testament Testament Testament is an American thrash metal band from Berkeley, California. Formed in 1983 under the name Legacy, the band consists of vocalist Chuck Billy, guitarists Eric Peterson and Alex Skolnick, bassist Steve DiGiorgio and drummer Gene Hoglan.
16 Lich King

The only band on here that actually sucks

Listen to their debut, if you think they suck then listen to it. It's amazing. - Roach

17 Vio-Lence Vio-Lence Vio-lence was an American thrash metal band formed in 1985 in the San Francisco Bay Area. They released demo tapes, one EP and 3 LPs between 1985 and 1993. Their most stable line-up was Phil Demmel and Robb Flynn on guitars, Deen Dell on bass, Perry Strickland on drums and Sean Killian on vocals.
18 Exciter Exciter Exciter is a Canadian speed metal band from Ottawa, Ontario, formed in 1978 as Hell Razor. In 1980 they changed the name Exciter. They are widely considered to be one of the first speed metal bands and a seminal influence of the thrash metal genre.
19 D.R.I. D.R.I. D.R.I. is an American crossover thrash band that formed in Houston, Texas in 1982. As of 2015, the band comprises two of its founding members, vocalist Kurt Brecht and guitarist Spike Cassidy, as well as drummer Walter "Monsta" Ryan and bassist Harald Oimoen.
20 Sodom Sodom Sodom is a German thrash metal band from Gelsenkirchen, formed in 1981. They have gone through many line-up changes, leaving bassist vocalist Tom Angelripper as the only constant member.

Hell No! they are amazing - MoeinTPS

21 Venom Venom Venom are an English extreme metal band formed in 1979 in Newcastle upon Tyne. Coming to prominence towards the end of the new wave of British heavy metal, Venom's first two albums—Welcome to Hell and Black Metal—are considered a major influence on thrash metal and extreme metal in general.

Venom is Speed Metal. Like Exciter, they influenced Thrash with faster tempos and harsher vocals. - Roach

The worst musicians in metal hands down...

22 Tankard Tankard Tankard is a thrash metal band from Frankfurt am Main, Germany, founded in 1982. Along with the bands Kreator, Destruction and Sodom, Tankard is often considered one of the "The Big Teutonic Four" of Teutonic thrash metal.
23 Overkill Overkill Overkill is an American thrash metal band, formed in 1980 in New Jersey. They have gone through many line-up changes, with singer Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth and bassist D.D.

What?! These guys are great! Literally the only Thrash Metal band that's still kicking ass today ever since it formed. - RogerMcBaloney

24 Megadeth Megadeth Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. Megadeth was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine was fired from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums to date, and have gone through many lineup changes, with Dave ...read more.

Despicable and supremely overrated band. Rust in Peace is a terrible album. Never understood the hype surrounding this mediocre band. Over the years idiotic creatures have made this band look even more "Overrated" by constantly labelling them as an underrated band. - Vip3r

Douche doesn't affect their talent. I genuinely don't think you ever heard an album by them

Dave is a douche - GreenDayFan21

25 Slayer Slayer Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. They rose to fame with their 1986 album Reign in Blood, and is credited as one of the big four of thrash metal bands, the others being Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax. ...read more.
26 Defiance
27 I.N.C.
28 Sacred Reich
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