metal The Best Thrash Metal Bands

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Thrash metal artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good thrash metal bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top thrash metal bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Thrash metal groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all thrash metal bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest thrash metal bands of all time, since the most famous thrash metal artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best thrash metal music.

You can click on the thrash metal band names to see more information about that particular notable thrash metal group. If they're near the top of the best thrash metal artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top thrash metal bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the thrash metal band names themselves.

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Slayer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Slayer Thrash metal, Groove metal Rock music

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Megadeth is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Megadeth Glam metal, Thrash metal Rock music

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Exodus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Exodus Thrash metal, Groove metal Heavy metal

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Kreator is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Kreator Thrash metal, Gothic rock Industrial metal

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Metallica is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Metallica Thrash metal, Rock music Heavy metal

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Overkill is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Overkill Thrash metal, Groove metal Heavy metal

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Anthrax is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Anthrax Crossover thrash, Thrash metal Groove metal

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Sepultura is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Sepultura Nu metal, Heavy metal Extreme metal

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Pantera is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Pantera Glam metal, Thrash metal Groove metal

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Sodom is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Sodom Crossover thrash, Thrash metal Black metal

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Death Angel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Death Angel Nu metal, Thrash metal Groove metal

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Annihilator is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Annihilator Thrash metal, Progressive metal Groove metal

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Destruction is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Destruction Nu metal, Thrash metal Groove metal

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Nuclear Assault is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Nuclear Assault Crossover thrash, Thrash metal Heavy metal

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Suicidal Tendencies is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Suicidal Tendencies Nu metal, Rock music Heavy metal

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Metal Church is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Metal Church Thrash metal, Power metal Heavy metal

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Dark Angel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Dark Angel Thrash metal, Progressive metal Heavy metal

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Voivod is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Voivod Thrash metal, Progressive metal Industrial metal

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D.R.I. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
D.R.I. Crossover thrash, Thrash metal Heavy metal

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Havok is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands

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Venom is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Venom New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal Black metal

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Sacred Reich is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Sacred Reich Thrash metal, Groove metal Heavy metal

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Municipal Waste is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Municipal Waste Crossover thrash, Thrash metal Crust punk

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Celtic Frost is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Celtic Frost Doom metal, Glam metal Thrash metal

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Flotsam and Jetsam is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Flotsam and Jetsam Thrash metal, Progressive metal Power metal

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Stormtroopers of Death is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Stormtroopers of Death Crossover thrash, Thrash metal Heavy metal

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Vio-Lence is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Vio-Lence Thrash metal, Heavy metal

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Lamb of God is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Lamb of God Thrash metal, Groove metal Melodic death metal

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Possessed is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Possessed Thrash metal, Rock music Black metal

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Mercyful Fate is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Mercyful Fate Doom metal, Thrash metal Progressive metal

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Mekong Delta is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Mekong Delta Thrash metal, Progressive metal Heavy metal

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Heathen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Heathen Thrash metal, Progressive metal Power metal

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Sadus is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Sadus Thrash metal, Progressive metal Rock music

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Bathory is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Bathory Thrash metal, Viking metal Black metal

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Toxic Holocaust is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Toxic Holocaust Crossover thrash, Thrash metal Black metal

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Vektor is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Vektor Thrash metal, Progressive metal Black metal

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Accept is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Accept Glam metal, Thrash metal Power metal

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Exumer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Exumer Thrash metal

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Demolition Hammer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Demolition Hammer Thrash metal, Groove metal Heavy metal

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Lääz Rockit is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Lääz Rockit Thrash metal, Power metal Heavy metal

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Corrosion of Conformity is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Corrosion of Conformity Crossover thrash, Thrash metal Rock music

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Prong is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Prong Crossover thrash, Thrash metal Industrial metal

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Pestilence is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Pestilence Thrash metal, Technical death metal Heavy metal

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Morbid Saint is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Morbid Saint Thrash metal, Death metal

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Violator is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Violator Thrash metal

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Gama Bomb is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Gama Bomb Crossover thrash, Thrash metal Heavy metal

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Soulfly is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Soulfly Nu metal, Thrash metal Groove metal

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Fear Factory is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Fear Factory Thrash metal, Industrial metal Groove metal

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Arch Enemy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Arch Enemy Thrash metal, Melodic death metal Heavy metal

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Gojira is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Gojira Thrash metal, Progressive metal Groove metal