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Best Thrash Metal Bands

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273 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)  #39
3
Slayer
1981, United States
Thrash Metal, Speed Metal
Reign in Blood (1986)  #5
Hell Awaits (1985)  #25
4
Testament
1986, United States
Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal
The Legacy (1987)  #304
The Gathering (1999)  #377
Dark Roots of Earth (2012)  #458
5
Kreator
1984, Germany
Thrash Metal
Pleasure to Kill (1986)  #84
Enemy of God (2005)  #379
Coma of Souls (1990)  #387
6
Pantera
1981, United States
Groove Metal, Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal
7
Sepultura
1984, Brazil
Thrash Metal, Death Metal, Groove Metal, Nu Metal
Beneath the Remains (1989)  #53
Schizophrenia (1987)  #240
Arise (1991)  #243
8
Sodom
1981, Germany
Thrash Metal, Black Metal
Persecution Mania (1987)  #149
Tapping the Vein (1992)  #241
Code Red (1999)  #378
9
Overkill
1980, United States
Thrash Metal, Groove Metal
Ironbound (2010)  #281
Under the Influence (1988)  #411
The Years of Decay (1989)  #414
10
Rage
1986, Germany
Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal, Power Metal
Lingua Mortis (1996)  #471
Strings to a Web (2010)  #577
Trapped! (1992)  #861
11
Vektor
2003, United States
Technical Thrash Metal, Progressive Metal
Terminal Redux (2016)  #12
Black Future (2009)  #162
Outer Isolation (2011)  #256
12
Trivium
1999, United States
Melodic Metalcore, Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal
Ascendancy (2005)  #95
Shogun (2008)  #851
The Crusade (2006)  #1077
13
Anthrax
1981, United States
Thrash Metal, Speed Metal, Groove Metal
Among the Living (1987)  #246
Spreading the Disease (1985)  #1062
Persistence of Time (1990)  #1162
14
Destruction
1982, Germany
Thrash Metal
Eternal Devastation (1986)  #120
The Antichrist (2001)  #313
Day of Reckoning (2011)  #798
15
Exodus
1979, United States
Thrash Metal, Groove Metal
Bonded by Blood (1985)  #249
Pleasures of the Flesh (1987)  #1200
16
Iced Earth
1988, United States
Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Thrash Metal
Alive in Athens (1999)  [Live]  #511
Horror Show (2001)  #1122
17
Machine Head
1991, United States
Groove Metal, Thrash Metal, Nu Metal
The Blackening (2007)  #344
Unto the Locust (2011)  #395
Burn My Eyes (1994)  #745
18
Bathory
1983, Sweden
Black Metal, Thrash Metal, Viking Metal
Blood Fire Death (1988)  #333
Hammerheart (1990)  #1620
19
Annihilator
1984, Canada
Thrash Metal, Technical Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal
Never Neverland (1990)  #537
Alice in Hell (1989)  #1070
Set the World on Fire (1993)  #2583
20
Celtic Frost
1984, Switzerland
Death Metal, Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, Doom Metal
To Mega Therion (1985)  #274
Morbid Tales (1984)  [EP]  #1653
Into the Pandemonium (1987)  #2254
21
Meshuggah
1987, Sweden
Djent, Progressive Metal, Technical Thrash Metal
Destroy Erase Improve (1995)  #2827
Nothing (2006)  #3001
22
Vader
1983, Poland
Death Metal, Thrash Metal
De Profundis (1995)  #749
Litany (2000)  #1191
23
Crash
1989, Korea
Thrash Metal, Industrial Metal, Groove Metal
24
Metal Church
1980, United States
Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal
Metal Church (1984)  #331
The Dark (1986)  #1178
Live (1998)  [Live]  #1637
25
Method
2002, Korea
Melodic Death Metal, Thrash Metal
Abstract (2015)  #1154
Warrior's Way (2013)  [EP]  #1895
26
Havok
2004, United States
Thrash Metal
Time Is Up (2011)  #315
Point of No Return (2012)  [EP]  #1611
Conformicide (2017)  #4058
27
Coroner
1983, Switzerland
Technical Thrash Metal, Thrash Metal
No More Color (1989)  #501
Mental Vortex (1991)  #711
28
Nevermore
1992, United States
Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal
This Godless Endeavor (2005)  #958
The Year of the Voyager (2008)  [Live]  #1955
29
Аспид
1988, Russia
Technical Thrash Metal
30
Possessed
1983, United States
Thrash Metal, Death Metal
Seven Churches (1985)  #226
Beyond the Gates (1986)  #4051
31
Dark Angel
1983, United States
Thrash Metal
Darkness Descends (1986)  #225
Leave Scars (1989)  #1403
Time Does Not Heal (1991)  #4823
32
Silent Eye
1997, Korea
Power Metal, Thrash Metal
Into the Nightmare (2010)  [EP]  #796
Silent Eye (2003)  [EP]  #1762
Hell Hound (2006)  #2494
33
Artillery
1982, Denmark
Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal
By Inheritance (1990)  #348
Penalty By Perception (2016)  #2109
My Blood (2011)  #3602
34
Soulfly
1997, United States
Nu Metal, Groove Metal, Death Metal, Thrash Metal
Dark Ages (2005)  #3590
Enslaved (2012)  #3824
Archangel (2015)  #4318
35
Sabbat
1984, Japan
Black Metal, Thrash Metal
Envenom (1991)  #700
Satanasword (2000)  #1663
Karisma (1999)  #1708
36
Morbid Saint
1982, United States
Thrash Metal
Spectrum of Death (1990)  #146
Destruction System (1992)  [Demo]
37
Voivod
1981, Canada
Progressive Metal, Thrash Metal, Technical Thrash Metal
Dimension Hatröss (1988)  #933
Target Earth (2013)  #2602
Killing Technology (1987)  #2764
38
Death Angel
1982, United States
Thrash Metal
Relentless Retribution (2010)  #2838
The Ultra-Violence (1987)  #4383
39
Toxic Holocaust
1999, United States
Speed Metal, Thrash Metal, Black Metal
Conjure and Command (2011)  #2374
Primal Future: 2019 (2019)  #3733
40
Anvil
1981, Canada
Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 38,789
Reviews : 9,049
Albums : 139,464
Lyrics : 185,460