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321 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)  #19
3
Slayer
1981, United States
Thrash Metal, Speed Metal
Reign in Blood (1986)  #5
Hell Awaits (1985)  #49
4
Kreator
1984, Germany
Thrash Metal
Pleasure to Kill (1986)  #72
Coma of Souls (1990)  #336
Enemy of God (2005)  #381
5
Testament
1986, United States
Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal
The Legacy (1987)  #257
The Gathering (1999)  #345
The New Order (1988)  #581
6
Sodom
1981, Germany
Thrash Metal, Black Metal
Persecution Mania (1987)  #152
Tapping the Vein (1992)  #295
Code Red (1999)  #349
7
Sepultura
1984, Brazil
Thrash Metal, Death Metal, Groove Metal, Nu Metal
Beneath the Remains (1989)  #27
Arise (1991)  #103
Schizophrenia (1987)  #217
8
Overkill
1980, United States
Thrash Metal, Groove Metal
Ironbound (2010)  #311
The Years of Decay (1989)  #326
Under the Influence (1988)  #514
9
Vektor
2003, United States
Technical Thrash Metal, Progressive Metal
Terminal Redux (2016)  #10
Outer Isolation (2011)  #178
Black Future (2009)  #191
10
Rage
1986, Germany
Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal, Power Metal
Lingua Mortis (1996)  #545
Trapped! (1992)  #640
Strings to a Web (2010)  #734
11
Anthrax
1981, United States
Thrash Metal, Speed Metal, Groove Metal
Among the Living (1987)  #225
Persistence of Time (1990)  #785
Spreading the Disease (1985)  #1045
12
Destruction
1982, Germany
Thrash Metal
Eternal Devastation (1986)  #97
The Antichrist (2001)  #372
Infernal Overkill (1985)  #1131
13
Exodus
1979, United States
Thrash Metal, Groove Metal
Bonded by Blood (1985)  #356
Fabulous Disaster (1989)  #1302
14
Pantera
1981, United States
Groove Metal, Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal
15
Machine Head
1991, United States
Groove Metal, Thrash Metal, Nu Metal
The Blackening (2007)  #330
Unto the Locust (2011)  #609
Burn My Eyes (1994)  #917
16
Annihilator
1984, Canada
Thrash Metal, Technical Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal
Never Neverland (1990)  #537
Alice in Hell (1989)  #1144
Set the World on Fire (1993)  #3206
17
Metal Church
1980, United States
Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal
Metal Church (1984)  #391
The Dark (1986)  #972
Live (1998)  [Live]  #1742
18
Trivium
1999, United States
Melodic Metalcore, Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal
Ascendancy (2005)  #159
Shogun (2008)  #751
19
Celtic Frost
1984, Switzerland
Death Metal, Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, Doom Metal
To Mega Therion (1985)  #265
Morbid Tales (1984)  [EP]  #2112
Into the Pandemonium (1987)  #2384
20
Coroner
1983, Switzerland
Technical Thrash Metal, Thrash Metal
No More Color (1989)  #388
Mental Vortex (1991)  #507
21
Nevermore
1992, United States
Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal
22
Havok
2004, United States
Thrash Metal
Time Is Up (2011)  #318
Point of No Return (2012)  [EP]  #1549
V (2020)  #3237
23
Crash
1989, Korea
Thrash Metal, Industrial Metal, Groove Metal
24
Аспид
1988, Russia
Technical Thrash Metal
25
Possessed
1983, United States
Thrash Metal, Death Metal
Seven Churches (1985)  #240
Beyond the Gates (1986)  #4649
26
Bathory
1983, Sweden
Black Metal, Thrash Metal, Viking Metal
Blood Fire Death (1988)  #509
Hammerheart (1990)  #1297
27
Dark Angel
1983, United States
Thrash Metal
Darkness Descends (1986)  #127
Leave Scars (1989)  #1385
Time Does Not Heal (1991)  #5374
28
Artillery
1982, Denmark
Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal
By Inheritance (1990)  #254
Penalty By Perception (2016)  #2195
My Blood (2011)  #3152
29
Morbid Saint
1982, United States
Thrash Metal
Spectrum of Death (1990)  #156
Destruction System (1992)  [Demo]
30
Death Angel
1982, United States
Thrash Metal
Relentless Retribution (2010)  #3117
The Ultra-Violence (1987)  #4391
31
Method
2002, Korea
Melodic Death Metal, Thrash Metal
Abstract (2015)  #1005
Warrior's Way (2013)  [EP]  #2582
32
Sabbat
1984, Japan
Black Metal, Thrash Metal
The Dwelling (1996)  #997
Envenom (1991)  #1041
Born by Evil Blood (1987)  [EP]
33
Flotsam and Jetsam
1984, United States
Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal
Flotsam and Jetsam (2016)  #2499
The End of Chaos (2019)  #3073
34
Toxic Holocaust
1999, United States
Speed Metal, Thrash Metal, Black Metal
35
Tankard
1982, Germany
Thrash Metal
Pavlov's Dawgs (2022)  #4528
Stone Cold Sober (1992)  #5241
One Foot in the Grave (2017)  #5539
36
Warbringer
2004, United States
Thrash Metal
Woe to the Vanquished (2017)  #2227
War Without End (2008)  #2716
Waking Into Nightmares (2009)  #2923
37
Vader
1983, Poland
Death Metal, Thrash Metal
De Profundis (1995)  #616
Litany (2000)  #864
38
Voivod
1981, Canada
Progressive Metal, Thrash Metal, Technical Thrash Metal
Dimension Hatröss (1988)  #1214
Target Earth (2013)  #1423
Killing Technology (1987)  #2454
39
Soulfly
1997, United States
Nu Metal, Groove Metal, Death Metal, Thrash Metal
Totem (2022)  #1205
Dark Ages (2005)  #2980
Enslaved (2012)  #5189
40
Cancer
1987, United Kingdom
Death Metal, Thrash Metal
To the Gory End (1990)  #409
Death Shall Rise (1991)  #1402
41
Demolition Hammer
United States
Thrash Metal, Death Metal
Epidemic of Violence (1992)  #573
Tortured Existence (1990)  #1305
Necrology: a Complete Anthology (2008)  [Compilation]
42
Vio-lence
1985, United States
Thrash Metal, Groove Metal
Eternal Nightmare (1988)  #597
Oppressing the Masses (1990)  #7144
Torture Tactics (1991)  [EP]
43
Revocation
2006, United States
Technical Thrash Metal, Technical Death Metal
Empire of the Obscene (2008)  #1767
Netherheaven (2022)  #1949
Chaos of Forms (2011)  #2267
44
Nuclear Assault
1984, United States
Thrash Metal
Handle With Care (1989)  #2160
Survive (1988)  #2512
Game Over (1986)  #2882
45
Mekong Delta
1985, Germany
Technical Thrash Metal, Progressive Metal
46
Sarcófago
1985, Brazil
Black Metal, Thrash Metal, Death Metal
The Laws of Scourge (1991)  #1865
I.N.R.I. (1987)  #5312
Rotting (1989)  [EP]  #7824
47
Impiety
1990, Singapore
Death Metal, Black Metal, Thrash Metal
Kaos Kommand 696 (2002)  #1256
Versus All Gods (2019)  #6317
48
Dimension Zero
1995, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Thrash Metal
Silent Night Fever (2002)  #2261
This Is Hell (2003)  #2938
He Who Shall Not Bleed (2007)  #5381
49
Sylosis
2000, United Kingdom
Thrash Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore, Progressive Metal
Conclusion of an Age (2008)  #2082
Edge of the Earth (2011)  #3124
Monolith (2012)  #3718
50
Sadus
1984, United States
Technical Thrash Metal
Illusions (1988)  #1872
Swallowed in Black (1990)  #4056
The Shadow Inside (2023)  #5679
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 46,076
Reviews : 10,026
Albums : 165,312
Lyrics : 216,820