Thrash 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.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different artists, like Metallica and Judas Priest. Rock the vote by upvoting your favorite artists. If they get enough votes they rise to the top. Are you one of those people that doesn't like Megadeth or Dave Grohl? Then vote those things down to have your voice heard.

All important, significant and iconic names in thrash metal music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new thrash metal bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of thrash metal, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into thrash metal music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good thrash metal bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent thrash metal bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best thrash metal bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest thrash metal musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular or famous thrash metal musicians that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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1,391 548
Slayer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Groove metal, Rock music

2
1,309 616
Megadeth is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

3
918 423
Kreator is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Gothic rock, Industrial metal

4
873 446
Exodus is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal

5
1,253 767
Metallica is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

6
905 465
Anthrax is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Groove metal

7
778 350
Overkill is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal

8
603 256
Sodom is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Black metal

9
714 421
Sepultura is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Nu metal, Heavy metal, Extreme metal

10
922 561
Pantera is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Glam metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

11
478 227
Destruction is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

12
487 303
Death Angel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

13
470 292
Annihilator is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal

14
372 194
Dark Angel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Heavy metal

15
359 258
Nuclear Assault is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Heavy metal

16
418 302
Suicidal Tendencies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

17
311 221
Metal Church is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

18
277 235
D.R.I. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Heavy metal

19
243 123
Havok is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
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20
233 159
Sacred Reich is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal

21
269 220
Municipal Waste is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Crust punk

22
252 185
Voivod is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Industrial metal

23
247 192
Celtic Frost is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Doom metal, Glam metal, Thrash metal

24
288 158
Stormtroopers of Death is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Heavy metal

25
214 151
Vio-Lence is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Thrash Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Heavy metal