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Best Thrash Metal Bands

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286 bands
Rank Image Band / Formed / Genres Albums
1
Megadeth
1983, United States
Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, Speed Metal
2
Metallica
1981, United States
Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal
Ride the Lightning (1984)  #6
Master of Puppets (1986)  #28
3
Slayer
1981, United States
Thrash Metal, Speed Metal
Reign in Blood (1986)  #5
Hell Awaits (1985)  #30
4
Kreator
1984, Germany
Thrash Metal
Pleasure to Kill (1986)  #65
Coma of Souls (1990)  #362
Enemy of God (2005)  #363
5
Testament
1986, United States
Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal
The Legacy (1987)  #292
The Gathering (1999)  #377
Dark Roots of Earth (2012)  #453
6
Sepultura
1984, Brazil
Thrash Metal, Death Metal, Groove Metal, Nu Metal
Beneath the Remains (1989)  #39
Arise (1991)  #196
Schizophrenia (1987)  #212
7
Pantera
1981, United States
Groove Metal, Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal
8
Sodom
1981, Germany
Thrash Metal, Black Metal
Persecution Mania (1987)  #138
Tapping the Vein (1992)  #246
Code Red (1999)  #314
9
Trivium
1999, United States
Melodic Metalcore, Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal
Ascendancy (2005)  #116
Shogun (2008)  #864
10
Overkill
1980, United States
Thrash Metal, Groove Metal
Ironbound (2010)  #281
The Years of Decay (1989)  #351
Under the Influence (1988)  #355
11
Rage
1986, Germany
Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal, Power Metal
Lingua Mortis (1996)  #524
Strings to a Web (2010)  #596
Trapped! (1992)  #695
12
Vektor
2003, United States
Technical Thrash Metal, Progressive Metal
Terminal Redux (2016)  #13
Black Future (2009)  #158
Outer Isolation (2011)  #239
13
Anthrax
1981, United States
Thrash Metal, Speed Metal, Groove Metal
Among the Living (1987)  #258
Persistence of Time (1990)  #1175
Spreading the Disease (1985)  #1223
14
Exodus
1979, United States
Thrash Metal, Groove Metal
Bonded by Blood (1985)  #218
Pleasures of the Flesh (1987)  #1029
15
Destruction
1982, Germany
Thrash Metal
Eternal Devastation (1986)  #121
The Antichrist (2001)  #341
Day of Reckoning (2011)  #927
16
Iced Earth
1988, United States
Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Thrash Metal
Alive in Athens (1999)  [Live]  #562
The Glorious Burden (2004)  #1222
17
Machine Head
1991, United States
Groove Metal, Thrash Metal, Nu Metal
The Blackening (2007)  #345
Unto the Locust (2011)  #466
Burn My Eyes (1994)  #747
18
Bathory
1983, Sweden
Black Metal, Thrash Metal, Viking Metal
Blood Fire Death (1988)  #487
Hammerheart (1990)  #1831
19
Annihilator
1984, Canada
Thrash Metal, Technical Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal
Never Neverland (1990)  #467
Alice in Hell (1989)  #1113
Set the World on Fire (1993)  #2756
20
Celtic Frost
1984, Switzerland
Death Metal, Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, Doom Metal
To Mega Therion (1985)  #217
Morbid Tales (1984)  [EP]  #1476
Into the Pandemonium (1987)  #2396
21
Vader
1983, Poland
Death Metal, Thrash Metal
De Profundis (1995)  #706
Litany (2000)  #1272
22
Meshuggah
1987, Sweden
Djent, Progressive Metal, Technical Thrash Metal
Destroy Erase Improve (1995)  #3007
Nothing (2006)  #3193
23
Crash
1989, Korea
Thrash Metal, Industrial Metal, Groove Metal
24
Metal Church
1980, United States
Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal
Metal Church (1984)  #334
The Dark (1986)  #1180
Live (1998)  [Live]  #1584
25
Coroner
1983, Switzerland
Technical Thrash Metal, Thrash Metal
No More Color (1989)  #385
Mental Vortex (1991)  #671
26
Nevermore
1992, United States
Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal
27
Havok
2004, United States
Thrash Metal
Time Is Up (2011)  #318
Point of No Return (2012)  [EP]  #1712
Conformicide (2017)  #4291
28
Method
2002, Korea
Melodic Death Metal, Thrash Metal
Abstract (2015)  #1226
Warrior's Way (2013)  [EP]  #2006
29
Аспид
1988, Russia
Technical Thrash Metal
30
Possessed
1983, United States
Thrash Metal, Death Metal
Seven Churches (1985)  #225
Beyond the Gates (1986)  #4278
31
Dark Angel
1983, United States
Thrash Metal
Darkness Descends (1986)  #171
Leave Scars (1989)  #1818
Time Does Not Heal (1991)  #5351
32
Soulfly
1997, United States
Nu Metal, Groove Metal, Death Metal, Thrash Metal
Dark Ages (2005)  #3069
Enslaved (2012)  #3406
Prophecy (2004)  #4912
33
Sabbat
1984, Japan
Black Metal, Thrash Metal
Envenom (1991)  #811
Born by Evil Blood (1987)  [EP]
Desecration (1989)  [EP]
34
Artillery
1982, Denmark
Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal
By Inheritance (1990)  #354
Penalty By Perception (2016)  #2220
My Blood (2011)  #3818
35
Morbid Saint
1982, United States
Thrash Metal
Spectrum of Death (1990)  #156
Destruction System (1992)  [Demo]
36
Silent Eye
1997, Korea
Power Metal, Thrash Metal
Into the Nightmare (2010)  [EP]  #857
Silent Eye (2003)  [EP]  #1855
Hell Hound (2006)  #2647
37
Pestilence
1986, Netherlands
Technical Death Metal, Thrash Metal
Consuming Impulse (1989)  #839
Malleus Maleficarum (1988)  #1081
38
Voivod
1981, Canada
Progressive Metal, Thrash Metal, Technical Thrash Metal
Dimension Hatröss (1988)  #1003
Target Earth (2013)  #2772
Nothingface (1989)  #2842
39
Death Angel
1982, United States
Thrash Metal
Relentless Retribution (2010)  #2609
Act III (1990)  #4591
40
Toxic Holocaust
1999, United States
Speed Metal, Thrash Metal, Black Metal
Conjure and Command (2011)  #2522
Primal Future: 2019 (2019)  #3953
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 39,842
Reviews : 9,582
Albums : 144,662
Lyrics : 194,065