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Best Thrash Metal Bands

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111 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)  #50
3
Slayer
1981, United States
Thrash Metal, Speed Metal
Reign in Blood (1986)  #5
Hell Awaits (1985)  #24
4
Testament
1986, United States
Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal
The Legacy (1987)  #284
The Gathering (1999)  #398
Dark Roots of Earth (2012)  #425
5
Kreator
1984, Germany
Thrash Metal
Pleasure to Kill (1986)  #89
Enemy of God (2005)  #379
Coma of Souls (1990)  #394
6
Sepultura
1984, Brazil
Thrash Metal, Death Metal, Groove Metal, Nu Metal
Beneath the Remains (1989)  #56
Schizophrenia (1987)  #249
Arise (1991)  #272
7
Sodom
1981, Germany
Thrash Metal, Black Metal
Persecution Mania (1987)  #190
Tapping the Vein (1992)  #286
Code Red (1999)  #403
8
Overkill
1980, United States
Thrash Metal, Groove Metal
Ironbound (2010)  #292
Under the Influence (1988)  #356
The Years of Decay (1989)  #410
9
Anthrax
1981, United States
Thrash Metal, Speed Metal, Groove Metal
Among the Living (1987)  #189
Spreading the Disease (1985)  #860
Persistence of Time (1990)  #1132
10
Destruction
1982, Germany
Thrash Metal
Eternal Devastation (1986)  #96
The Antichrist (2001)  #300
Day of Reckoning (2011)  #742
11
Exodus
1979, United States
Thrash Metal, Groove Metal
Bonded by Blood (1985)  #243
12
Annihilator
1984, Canada
Thrash Metal, Technical Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal
Never Neverland (1990)  #514
Alice in Hell (1989)  #1042
Set the World on Fire (1993)  #2113
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)  #676
The Year of the Voyager (2008)  [Live]  #1683
15
Havok
2004, United States
Thrash Metal
Time Is Up (2011)  #301
Point of No Return (2012)  [EP]  #1415
Unnatural Selection (2013)  #3605
16
Dark Angel
1983, United States
Thrash Metal
Darkness Descends (1986)  #209
Leave Scars (1989)  #1677
Time Does Not Heal (1991)  #3399
17
Possessed
1983, United States
Thrash Metal, Death Metal
Seven Churches (1985)  #239
The Eyes of Horror (1987)  [EP]  #3468
18
Artillery
1982, Denmark
Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal
By Inheritance (1990)  #306
Penalty By Perception (2016)  #1792
My Blood (2011)
19
Morbid Saint
1982, United States
Thrash Metal
Spectrum of Death (1990)  #149
Destruction System (1992)  [Demo]
20
Death Angel
1982, United States
Thrash Metal
Relentless Retribution (2010)  #2011
The Ultra-Violence (1987)  #3097
21
Demolition Hammer
United States
Thrash Metal, Death Metal
Epidemic of Violence (1992)  #459
Tortured Existence (1990)  #1562
Necrology: a Complete Anthology (2008)  [Compilation]
22
Sylosis
2000, United Kingdom
Thrash Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore
Conclusion of an Age (2008)  #1297
Edge of the Earth (2011)  #1928
Monolith (2012)  #3372
23
Flotsam and Jetsam
1984, United States
Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal
24
Vio-lence
1985, United States
Thrash Metal
Eternal Nightmare (1988)  #418
Oppressing the Masses (1990)  #3811
25
Nuclear Assault
1984, United States
Thrash Metal
Handle With Care (1989)  #1511
Survive (1988)  #1957
The Plague (1987)  [EP]
26
Warbringer
2004, United States
Thrash Metal
Woe to the Vanquished (2017)  #2016
Waking Into Nightmares (2009)  #2536
War Without End (2008)  #3363
27
Mahatma
1993, Korea
Thrash Metal
28
Lost Society
2010, Finland
Thrash Metal
Fast Loud Death (2013)  #1783
Terror Hungry (2014)  #1920
Braindead (2016)
29
Skeletonwitch
2003, United States
Thrash Metal, Melodic Death Metal
30
Onslaught
1982, United Kingdom
Thrash Metal
VI (2013)  #1785
In Search of Sanity (1989)  #2491
The Force (1986)  #2708
31
Mortification
1990, Australia
Thrash Metal, Death Metal
32
Evile
2004, United Kingdom
Thrash Metal
Five Serpent's Teeth (2011)  #1948
Enter the Grave (2007)  #3029
Skull (2013)
33
Whiplash
1984, United States
Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal
Power and Pain (1985)  #1873
34
Razor
1983, Canada
Thrash Metal, Speed Metal
Violent Restitution (1988)  #2090
Evil Invaders (1985)  #2468
35
Exhorder
1985, United States
Thrash Metal, Groove Metal
The Law (1992)  #3346
36
Power Trip
2008, United States
Thrash Metal, Crossover Thrash
Nightmare Logic (2017)  #1544
Manifest Decimation (2013)  #2668
Demo 2008 (2008)  [Demo]
37
Monkey Head
Korea
Thrash Metal
Monkey's Ass (1994)  #1931
38
Gama Bomb
2002, United Kingdom
Thrash Metal
39
Suicidal Angels
2001, Greece
Thrash Metal
Dead Again (2010)  #3802
Bloodbath (2012)
40
Hirax
United States
Thrash Metal
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 35,566
Reviews : 8,528
Albums : 127,718
Lyrics : 164,610