Various bands have played thrash metal at some point of their career. The genre evolved in the early 1980s from combining the drum beats of hardcore punk with the guitar style of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. It emerged partially as a reaction to the more conventional and widely acceptable glam metal, a less aggressive, pop music-infused heavy metal subgenre which appeared simultaneously.
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Official video of Megadeth performing Holy Wars...The Punishment Due from the album Rust In Peace.
Megadeth is one of the "Big Four" of thrash metal and helped popularize/pioneer the genre.
For all intents and purposes, thrash metal is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2013. Yes, as nebulous as rock ‘n’ roll history can be when it comes to dating broad-ranging musical developments, we can confidently point to 1983 as the year when sporadic ‘speed metal’ displays coalesced into the true definition of thrash metal.
A list of the top 25 thrash metal albums of all time including albums by Metallica, Megadeth, Kreator, Slayer, Anthrax, Testament, Exodus and more.
"Pleasure to Kill" by Kreator
Kreator is one of the "Big Three" of teutonic thrash metal.
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Back in the early 1980s a shocking new genre of heavy music emerged that was louder, faster and more aggressive than anything that had come before, more importantly it refreshed a bloated, stagnating heavy metal scene led by Hard Rock dinosaurs coasting on their 70’s triumphs.
"Fade to Black" by Metallica
Metallica is also one of the "Big Four" of thrash metal.
With so many groups sprouting up lately, Noisecreep has compiled a list of newer thrash bands that deserve some attention. We’ve tried to touch upon a wide spectrum of styles and sounds, and we admittedly couldn’t include everything here. We’re sure you’ll let us know which bands we’ve missed, but that’s another testament (no pun intended) to the scene’s rich diversity.
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