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115 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)  #7
Master of Puppets (1986)  #51
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)  #316
The Gathering (1999)  #413
Dark Roots of Earth (2012)  #450
5
Kreator
1984, Germany
Thrash Metal
Pleasure to Kill (1986)  #95
Coma of Souls (1990)  #369
Enemy of God (2005)  #389
6
Sepultura
1984, Brazil
Thrash Metal, Death Metal, Groove Metal, Nu Metal
Beneath the Remains (1989)  #56
Schizophrenia (1987)  #251
Arise (1991)  #279
7
Sodom
1981, Germany
Thrash Metal, Black Metal
Persecution Mania (1987)  #180
Tapping the Vein (1992)  #289
Code Red (1999)  #359
8
Overkill
1980, United States
Thrash Metal, Groove Metal
Ironbound (2010)  #298
Under the Influence (1988)  #323
The Years of Decay (1989)  #425
9
Anthrax
1981, United States
Thrash Metal, Speed Metal, Groove Metal
Among the Living (1987)  #201
Spreading the Disease (1985)  #981
Persistence of Time (1990)  #1159
10
Destruction
1982, Germany
Thrash Metal
Eternal Devastation (1986)  #119
The Antichrist (2001)  #307
Day of Reckoning (2011)  #760
11
Exodus
1979, United States
Thrash Metal, Groove Metal
Bonded by Blood (1985)  #216
Fabulous Disaster (1989)  #1003
12
Annihilator
1984, Canada
Thrash Metal, Technical Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal
Never Neverland (1990)  #529
Alice in Hell (1989)  #1007
Set the World on Fire (1993)  #2164
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)  #697
The Year of the Voyager (2008)  [Live]  #1723
15
Havok
2004, United States
Thrash Metal
Time Is Up (2011)  #308
Point of No Return (2012)  [EP]  #1446
Conformicide (2017)  #3621
16
Dark Angel
1983, United States
Thrash Metal
Darkness Descends (1986)  #217
Leave Scars (1989)  #1717
Time Does Not Heal (1991)  #3465
17
Possessed
1983, United States
Thrash Metal, Death Metal
Seven Churches (1985)  #242
Beyond the Gates (1986)  #3359
18
Artillery
1982, Denmark
Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal
By Inheritance (1990)  #320
Penalty By Perception (2016)  #1827
My Blood (2011)
19
Morbid Saint
1982, United States
Thrash Metal
Spectrum of Death (1990)  #153
Destruction System (1992)  [Demo]
20
Death Angel
1982, United States
Thrash Metal
Relentless Retribution (2010)  #2567
The Ultra-Violence (1987)  #3378
21
Demolition Hammer
United States
Thrash Metal, Death Metal
Epidemic of Violence (1992)  #474
Tortured Existence (1990)  #1590
Necrology: a Complete Anthology (2008)  [Compilation]
22
Sylosis
2000, United Kingdom
Thrash Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore, Progressive Metal
Conclusion of an Age (2008)  #1323
Edge of the Earth (2011)  #1967
Monolith (2012)  #3439
23
Warbringer
2004, United States
Thrash Metal
Woe to the Vanquished (2017)  #1862
Waking Into Nightmares (2009)  #2355
War Without End (2008)  #2724
24
Flotsam and Jetsam
1984, United States
Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal
25
Vio-lence
1985, United States
Thrash Metal
Eternal Nightmare (1988)  #439
Oppressing the Masses (1990)  #3886
26
Nuclear Assault
1984, United States
Thrash Metal
Handle With Care (1989)  #1537
Survive (1988)  #1996
The Plague (1987)  [EP]
27
Lost Society
2010, Finland
Thrash Metal
Fast Loud Death (2013)  #1818
Terror Hungry (2014)  #1958
28
Mahatma
1993, Korea
Thrash Metal
29
Skeletonwitch
2003, United States
Thrash Metal, Melodic Death Metal
30
Onslaught
1982, United Kingdom
Thrash Metal
VI (2013)  #1820
In Search of Sanity (1989)  #2544
The Force (1986)  #2639
31
Mortification
1990, Australia
Thrash Metal, Death Metal
32
Evile
2004, United Kingdom
Thrash Metal
Five Serpent's Teeth (2011)  #1989
Enter the Grave (2007)  #3089
Skull (2013)
33
Whiplash
1984, United States
Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal
Power and Pain (1985)  #1686
34
Razor
1983, Canada
Thrash Metal, Speed Metal
Violent Restitution (1988)  #2141
Evil Invaders (1985)  #2520
35
Exhorder
1985, United States
Thrash Metal, Groove Metal
The Law (1992)  #3412
36
Power Trip
2008, United States
Thrash Metal, Crossover Thrash
Nightmare Logic (2017)  #1423
Manifest Decimation (2013)  #2729
Demo 2008 (2008)  [Demo]
37
Monkey Head
Korea
Thrash Metal
Monkey's Ass (1994)  #1971
38
Gama Bomb
2002, United Kingdom
Thrash Metal
39
Suicidal Angels
2001, Greece
Thrash Metal
Dead Again (2010)  #3876
Bloodbath (2012)
40
Hirax
United States
Thrash Metal
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 36,343
Reviews : 8,700
Albums : 130,551
Lyrics : 171,065