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300 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)  #27
3
Slayer
1981, United States
Thrash Metal, Speed Metal
Reign in Blood (1986)  #5
Hell Awaits (1985)  #37
4
Kreator
1984, Germany
Thrash Metal
Pleasure to Kill (1986)  #62
Coma of Souls (1990)  #343
Enemy of God (2005)  #406
5
Testament
1986, United States
Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal
The Legacy (1987)  #308
The Gathering (1999)  #361
Dark Roots of Earth (2012)  #507
6
Sepultura
1984, Brazil
Thrash Metal, Death Metal, Groove Metal, Nu Metal
Beneath the Remains (1989)  #32
Schizophrenia (1987)  #190
Arise (1991)  #215
7
Sodom
1981, Germany
Thrash Metal, Black Metal
Persecution Mania (1987)  #140
Tapping the Vein (1992)  #246
Code Red (1999)  #317
8
Pantera
1981, United States
Groove Metal, Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal
9
Overkill
1980, United States
Thrash Metal, Groove Metal
Ironbound (2010)  #305
The Years of Decay (1989)  #376
Under the Influence (1988)  #394
10
Vektor
2003, United States
Technical Thrash Metal, Progressive Metal
Terminal Redux (2016)  #8
Black Future (2009)  #167
Outer Isolation (2011)  #191
11
Trivium
1999, United States
Melodic Metalcore, Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal
Ascendancy (2005)  #139
Shogun (2008)  #876
12
Rage
1986, Germany
Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal, Power Metal
Strings to a Web (2010)  #605
Lingua Mortis (1996)  #616
Trapped! (1992)  #768
13
Destruction
1982, Germany
Thrash Metal
Eternal Devastation (1986)  #80
The Antichrist (2001)  #327
Day of Reckoning (2011)  #939
14
Anthrax
1981, United States
Thrash Metal, Speed Metal, Groove Metal
Among the Living (1987)  #248
Persistence of Time (1990)  #1062
Spreading the Disease (1985)  #1120
15
Exodus
1979, United States
Thrash Metal, Groove Metal
Bonded by Blood (1985)  #259
16
Iced Earth
1988, United States
Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Thrash Metal
Alive in Athens (1999)  [Live]  #498
The Glorious Burden (2004)  #1218
17
Machine Head
1991, United States
Groove Metal, Thrash Metal, Nu Metal
The Blackening (2007)  #309
Unto the Locust (2011)  #524
Burn My Eyes (1994)  #760
18
Bathory
1983, Sweden
Black Metal, Thrash Metal, Viking Metal
Blood Fire Death (1988)  #465
Bathory (1984)  #1503
19
Meshuggah
1987, Sweden
Djent, Progressive Metal, Technical Thrash Metal
Destroy Erase Improve (1995)  #3389
Nothing (2006)  #3461
20
Annihilator
1984, Canada
Thrash Metal, Technical Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal
Never Neverland (1990)  #531
Alice in Hell (1989)  #1149
Set the World on Fire (1993)  #2525
21
Vader
1983, Poland
Death Metal, Thrash Metal
De Profundis (1995)  #664
Litany (2000)  #865
22
Celtic Frost
1984, Switzerland
Death Metal, Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, Doom Metal
To Mega Therion (1985)  #243
Morbid Tales (1984)  [EP]  #1858
Into the Pandemonium (1987)  #2351
23
Metal Church
1980, United States
Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal
Metal Church (1984)  #383
The Dark (1986)  #1010
Live (1998)  [Live]  #1432
24
Coroner
1983, Switzerland
Technical Thrash Metal, Thrash Metal
No More Color (1989)  #364
Mental Vortex (1991)  #583
25
Nevermore
1992, United States
Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal
26
Crash
1989, Korea
Thrash Metal, Industrial Metal, Groove Metal
27
Havok
2004, United States
Thrash Metal
Time Is Up (2011)  #346
Point of No Return (2012)  [EP]  #1745
V (2020)  #4653
28
Method
2002, Korea
Melodic Death Metal, Thrash Metal
Abstract (2015)  #1143
Warrior's Way (2013)  [EP]  #2220
29
Possessed
1983, United States
Thrash Metal, Death Metal
Seven Churches (1985)  #236
Beyond the Gates (1986)  #4813
30
Аспид
1988, Russia
Technical Thrash Metal
31
Dark Angel
1983, United States
Thrash Metal
Darkness Descends (1986)  #138
Leave Scars (1989)  #1839
Time Does Not Heal (1991)  #5099
32
Soulfly
1997, United States
Nu Metal, Groove Metal, Death Metal, Thrash Metal
Totem (2022)  #1476
Dark Ages (2005)  #3358
Enslaved (2012)  #3751
33
Sabbat
1984, Japan
Black Metal, Thrash Metal
Envenom (1991)  #697
Born by Evil Blood (1987)  [EP]
Desecration (1989)  [EP]
34
Artillery
1982, Denmark
Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal
By Inheritance (1990)  #295
Penalty By Perception (2016)  #2464
My Blood (2011)  #4196
35
Voivod
1981, Canada
Progressive Metal, Thrash Metal, Technical Thrash Metal
Dimension Hatröss (1988)  #1107
Target Earth (2013)  #2688
Nothingface (1989)  #3134
36
Pestilence
1986, Netherlands
Technical Death Metal, Thrash Metal
Consuming Impulse (1989)  #898
Malleus Maleficarum (1988)  #988
37
Morbid Saint
1982, United States
Thrash Metal
Spectrum of Death (1990)  #180
Destruction System (1992)  [Demo]
38
Silent Eye
1997, Korea
Power Metal, Thrash Metal
Into the Nightmare (2010)  [EP]  #950
Silent Eye (2003)  [EP]  #1735
Hell Hound (2006)  #2932
39
Death Angel
1982, United States
Thrash Metal
Relentless Retribution (2010)  #2897
The Ultra-Violence (1987)  #4224
40
Toxic Holocaust
1999, United States
Speed Metal, Thrash Metal, Black Metal
Conjure and Command (2011)  #2485
Primal Future: 2019 (2019)  #3609
41
Vio-lence
1985, United States
Thrash Metal, Groove Metal
Eternal Nightmare (1988)  #435
Oppressing the Masses (1990)  #5624
Let the World Burn (2022)  [EP]  #7510
42
Mekong Delta
1985, Germany
Technical Thrash Metal, Progressive Metal
43
Demolition Hammer
United States
Thrash Metal, Death Metal
Epidemic of Violence (1992)  #506
Tortured Existence (1990)  #1739
Necrology: a Complete Anthology (2008)  [Compilation]
44
Flotsam and Jetsam
1984, United States
Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal
45
Tankard
1982, Germany
Thrash Metal
Fat, Ugly and Live (1991)  [Live]
Stone Cold Sober (1992)  #4865
Alien (1989)  [EP]  #5230
46
Revocation
2006, United States
Technical Thrash Metal, Technical Death Metal
Netherheaven (2022)  #1972
Empire of the Obscene (2008)  #2080
Chaos of Forms (2011)  #2747
47
Cancer
1987, United Kingdom
Death Metal, Thrash Metal
To the Gory End (1990)  #530
Death Shall Rise (1991)  #1726
48
Anvil
1981, Canada
Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal
49
Nuclear Assault
1984, United States
Thrash Metal
Handle With Care (1989)  #1976
Survive (1988)  #2476
Game Over (1986)  #2672
50
Warbringer
2004, United States
Thrash Metal
Woe to the Vanquished (2017)  #2221
Waking Into Nightmares (2009)  #3357
War Without End (2008)  #3395
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 42,616
Reviews : 9,978
Albums : 153,321
Lyrics : 198,799