Thrash Metal

Thrash metal is generally characterized by a fast pace, a staccato, chunky guitar riffing style, and aggressive vocals. Metallica's Kill 'Em All, released in 1983, is arguably the first true thrash album, with healthy thrash scenes sprouting in the USA (particularly the San Francisco area), Germany, and elsewhere by the late eighties. By the early nineties the genre was a bit oversaturated, and in later years fewer bands played the style, but it's still a viable style today, with veteran bands such as Overkill, Testament, and Destruction, among others, still producing quality thrash albums, while bands such as The Haunted have spurned a new generation of thrash in the new millennium. Amusingly, thrash is often misspelled as "trash" by European writers.


8 Foot Sativa Farscape Occult
A Perfect Murder Fatal Embrace Of Rytes
Abattoir F.K.U. Old
Abhorrent Flames Omnitron
Abigail Flesh Made Sin Once Dead
Abigail Williams Flotsam & Jetsam One Man Army And The Undead Quartet
Absence Of The Sacred Forbidden Onslaught
Accu§er Forced Entry Original Sin
Acid Drinkers Fueled By Fire Outrage
Acid Reign Gack Overdose
Acid Storm Gama Bomb Overkill
Acrophet Gammacide Overkill
Agent Steel Gargoyle Ovif
Airdash Generation Kill Panic
Aloop Ghoul Panzer
Amboog-A-Lard Gnosis Panzer
Amulance Gothic Slam Paradox
Anacrusis Graveheart Phantasm
Angelus Apatrida The Great Kat Piece Dogs
Angkor Wat Grimfist Poltergeist
Anihilated Grinder Power Trip
Annihilator Grip Inc. Powermad
Anthrax Guillotine Primal Scream
Antidote Hades Protector
Anvil Bitch Hallows Eve Psychosis
Apocalypse Hammerwhore Pyracanda
Arakain Hatchet Raise Hell
Arch Enemy Hatesphere Ramming Speed
Artillery Hatriot Razor
Aspid The Haunted Razor Of Occam
Assassin Have Mercy Realm
Assaulter Havoc Mass Re-Animator
Astharoth HavocHate Reckless Tide
At War Havok Redimoni
Atrophy Head On Collision Redrum
Aura Noir Heathen Response Negative
Avenger Of Blood Hellbastard Revenant
Battered Hellfighter Reviolence
Betrayer Hellhound Revocation
Bewitched Hellish Crossfire Rigor Mortis
Bezerker Hellwitch Ritual Carnage
Bitter End Hermética Rumpelstiltskin Grinder
Blessed Death Hexen Sabbat
Blind Illusion Hexenhaus Sacred Chao
Blood Feast Hexx Sacred Reich
Blood Tsunami Hirax Sacrifice
Bloodcum Hobbs Angel Of Death Sacrilege B.C.
Blunt Force Trauma Holocross Sadus
Bolthard Holy Moses Sarcofago
Bonded By Blood Holy Terror Sargon
Byfrost Horfixion Savage Steel
Bywar Hot Buttered Anal Sepultura
Carnal Forge Hurtlocker Seventh Angel
Castrofate Hyades Shah
Cataract Hydra Vein Shatter Messiah
Cerebral Fix Imagika Short Sharp Shock
Channel Zero Immaculate Silence
Chemical Annihilation Impious Sindrome
Chimaira I.N.C. Skeletonwitch
Combat In Malice's Wake Skeptic Sense
Corporation 187 Indestroy Skinlab
Coroner Infernal Majesty Slammer
Coven Insane Slaughter
Cranium Interzone Slaughter House
Cripper Intruder Slave Zero
The Crown Invocator Slayer
The Crucified Iron Angel Slayer (SA)
Cruel Force Ironchrist Sodom
Crustacean Izegrim Sodomizer
Cryptic Warning Jersey Dogs Solitude
Cyclone Jurassic Jade Soothsayer
Cyclone Temple The Kandidate Space Eater
Cyst Kayser Spectral Incursion
D.A.M. Kazjurol Speed Kill Hate
Damien King's-Evil Stam1na
Dark Angel Korzus Steep
Darkness Kreator Stone Vengeance
D.B.C. The Krixhjälters Suicidal Angels
De Lirium's Order Kublai Khan Suicidal Tendencies
Dead Head Laaz Rockit Suicide Watch
Dead Horse Lamb Of God Sun Descends
Dead To This World Last Descendants Surrealist
Dearly Beheaded Lawnmower Deth Swashbuckle
Death Angel Lazarus Tankard
Death Breath Legion Of The Damned Target
Deathchain Lich King Tearabyte
Deathrow Living Death Temple Of Brutality
Deathwish Ludichrist Tenet
Deathwitch M-Pire Of Evil Tension
Defiance Mace Terror 2000
Defleshed Machine Head Testament
Dekapitator Mad Dragzter Threat Signal
Deliverance Majster Kat Toranaga
Demiricous Malón Torque
Demolition Hammer Mandator Tourniquet
Demonica Manifest Destiny Toxic Holocaust
Denial Fiend Mantic Ritual Toxik
Desaster Mastery Tynator
Despair Mayhem Ultimatum
Destruction Meanstreak Uncle Slam
Destructor Meatlocker Seven United
Detente Megadeth Vektor
Devastation Meltdown Vengeance Rising
Dew-Scented Merciless Death Vendetta
Disciples Of Power Metal Messiah Viking
Divine Decay Metallica Vindicator
Domination Black Mezzrow Vio-lence
Dorsal Atlantica Midas Touch Violator
Drifter Mitra Violent Force
Drop Hammer M.O.D. Virgin Snatch
Droys Mokoma Voice Of Destruction
Dublin Death Patrol Morbid Saint Volcano
Duskmachine Mordred Vulcano
Dymaxion Morfeus Warbeast
Dyoxen Mortal Sin Warbringer
Electrocute Mortifier Warfect
Energetic Krusher Mortillery Wargasm
Enforcer Municipal Waste Warning SF
Epidemic Muro Warpath
Equinox Napalm Wehrmacht
Ethereal Scourge Nasty Savage West Of Hell
Eudoxis Necronomicon Whiplash
Evildead Nihilist Witchery
Evile No Return Witchtrap
Excidium Nocturnal Breed Wolf Spider
Exciter Nocturnal Fear Xentrix
Exhorder Non-Human Level Yyrkoon
Exodus Nuclear Assault Znowhite
Exumer Num Skull Zoetrope
Faith Or Fear Obliveon  
The Fallen Obscene Gesture  
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