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Best Thrash Metal Bands

106 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)  #59
Kill 'Em All (1983)  #102
3
Slayer
1981, United States
Thrash Metal, Speed Metal
Reign in Blood (1986)  #4
Hell Awaits (1985)  #21
4
Testament
1986, United States
Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal
The Gathering (1999)  #352
The Legacy (1987)  #375
Dark Roots of Earth (2012)  #386
5
Kreator
1984, Germany
Thrash Metal
Pleasure to Kill (1986)  #81
Coma of Souls (1990)  #364
Enemy of God (2005)  #439
6
Sepultura
1984, Brazil
Thrash Metal, Death Metal, Groove Metal, Nu Metal
Beneath the Remains (1989)  #56
Schizophrenia (1987)  #179
Arise (1991)  #186
7
Sodom
1981, Germany
Thrash Metal, Black Metal
Persecution Mania (1987)  #142
Tapping the Vein (1992)  #306
Code Red (1999)  #378
8
Overkill
1980, United States
Thrash Metal, Groove Metal
Ironbound (2010)  #272
The Years of Decay (1989)  #385
Under the Influence (1988)  #474
9
Anthrax
1981, United States
Thrash Metal, Speed Metal, Groove Metal
Among the Living (1987)  #174
Persistence of Time (1990)  #1005
Spreading the Disease (1985)  #1032
10
Destruction
1982, Germany
Thrash Metal
Eternal Devastation (1986)  #103
The Antichrist (2001)  #278
Day of Reckoning (2011)  #716
11
Exodus
1979, United States
Thrash Metal, Groove Metal
Bonded by Blood (1985)  #241
Pleasures of the Flesh (1987)  #1146
12
Annihilator
1984, Canada
Thrash Metal, Technical Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal
Never Neverland (1990)  #487
Alice in Hell (1989)  #981
Set the World on Fire (1993)  #1935
13
Crash
1989, Korea
Thrash Metal, Industrial Metal, Groove Metal
14
Nevermore
1992, United States
Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal
This Godless Endeavor (2005)  #589
The Year of the Voyager (2008)  [Live]  #1601
15
Havok
2004, United States
Thrash Metal
Time Is Up (2011)  #273
Point of No Return (2012)  [EP]  #937
Unnatural Selection (2013)  #3428
16
Dark Angel
1983, United States
Thrash Metal
Darkness Descends (1986)  #237
Leave Scars (1989)  #1954
Time Does Not Heal (1991)  #3230
17
Artillery
1982, Denmark
Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal
By Inheritance (1990)  #318
Penalty By Perception (2016)  #1708
My Blood (2011)
18
Morbid Saint
1982, United States
Thrash Metal
Spectrum of Death (1990)  #136
Destruction System (1992)  [Demo]
19
Possessed
1983, United States
Thrash Metal, Death Metal
Seven Churches (1985)  #197
The Eyes of Horror (1987)  [EP]  #3307
Beyond the Gates (1986)  #3418
20
Death Angel
1982, United States
Thrash Metal
21
Demolition Hammer
United States
Thrash Metal, Death Metal
Epidemic of Violence (1992)  #413
Tortured Existence (1990)  #1358
Necrology: a Complete Anthology (2008)  [Compilation]
22
Sylosis
2000, United Kingdom
Thrash Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore
Conclusion of an Age (2008)  #1224
Edge of the Earth (2011)  #1406
Monolith (2012)  #3206
23
Flotsam and Jetsam
1984, United States
Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal
24
Nuclear Assault
1984, United States
Thrash Metal
Handle With Care (1989)  #1436
Survive (1988)  #1873
The Plague (1987)  [EP]
25
Warbringer
2004, United States
Thrash Metal
Woe to the Vanquished (2017)  #1924
Waking Into Nightmares (2009)  #2413
War Without End (2008)  #3199
26
Vio-lence
1985, United States
Thrash Metal
27
Mahatma
1993, Korea
Thrash Metal
28
Lost Society
2010, Finland
Thrash Metal
Fast Loud Death (2013)  #1315
Terror Hungry (2014)  #1716
Braindead (2016)
29
Skeletonwitch
2003, United States
Thrash Metal, Melodic Death Metal
30
Onslaught
1982, United Kingdom
Thrash Metal
VI (2013)  #1703
In Search of Sanity (1989)  #2201
The Force (1986)  #2341
31
Mortification
1990, Australia
Thrash Metal, Death Metal
32
Evile
2004, United Kingdom
Thrash Metal
Five Serpent's Teeth (2011)  #1863
Enter the Grave (2007)  #2875
Skull (2013)
33
Razor
1983, Canada
Thrash Metal, Speed Metal
Violent Restitution (1988)  #1993
Evil Invaders (1985)  #2343
34
Whiplash
1984, United States
Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal
Power and Pain (1985)  #1776
35
Monkey Head
Korea
Thrash Metal
Monkey's Ass (1994)  #1838
36
Gama Bomb
2002, United Kingdom
Thrash Metal
37
Suicidal Angels
2001, Greece
Thrash Metal
Dead Again (2010)  #2977
Bloodbath (2012)
Divide and Conquer (2014)  #3736
38
Exhorder
1985, United States
Thrash Metal, Groove Metal
The Law (1992)  #3111
Live Death (1994)  [Split]
39
Hirax
United States
Thrash Metal
40
Necrodeath
1985, Italy
Thrash Metal, Death Metal, Black Metal
41
Exumer
1985, Germany
Thrash Metal
42
Power Trip
2008, United States
Thrash Metal, Crossover Thrash
Nightmare Logic (2017)  #2424
Manifest Decimation (2013)  #2534
Demo 2008 (2008)  [Demo]
43
Heathen
1984, United States
Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal
44
Sacred Reich
1985, United States
Thrash Metal, Funk Metal
Ignorance (1987)
Heal (1996)
45
Essence
2005, Denmark
Thrash Metal
Lost in Violence (2011)  #1267
Last Night of Solace (2013)  #2531
Art in Imperfection (2007)  [EP]
46
Fastkill
Japan
Thrash Metal
47
Living Death
1981, Germany
Thrash Metal, Speed Metal
48
Lååz Rockit
1982, United States
Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal
49
Carnal Forge
1997, Sweden
Thrash Metal, Death Metal
50
Mortal Sin
1985, Australia
Thrash Metal
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 34,373
Reviews : 7,905
Albums : 122,532
Lyrics : 152,107