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Good Thrash/Metal Bands

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by 80sThrasher, Aug 11, 2013.


  1. 80sThrasher

    80sThrasher

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    I've been experimenting with listening to different thrash and metal bands (particularly ones born in the 80's) because I dont want to get sick of my favorite metal/thrash bands. I currently listen to Metallica, Megadeth, Diamond Head, Faith No More, and I am going to try Slayer and see if I like them too. I want you guys to know before you recommend any bands that I do not like Anthrax or Exodus' singing styles. I don't like the super forced "growling" sound either, so please try not to recommend any bands like these.
    Also, it would be cool if you are in a band or someone you know an underground band that you think I would like. Send me the link to the facebook page or youtube video if there is one! I live in the Vancouver WA area, and if you have any shows coming up at All Ages venues around here, let me know! (Send a link to the music first so I can decide if they are worth wasting my time and money on)
    Thanks for taking the time to read this really long post (assuming you read it all)
     
  2. Bassic Playing

    Bassic Playing

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    Motorhead
    Down
    Corrosion of Conformity
    Pantera
    Machine Head

    So many more.

    Whats the best metal band for metal? :bag:
     
  3. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star

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    None of those are thrash bands ^

    but +1 on Motorhead and CoC

    @OP: I was going to make some suggestions, but since you are so limited on singing styles you like, I've decided it's not worth it. Sorry, but it's a real pet peeve of many metalheads when people complain about vocals. Just thought I'd let you know.
     
  4. Bert Slide

    Bert Slide

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    If you've heard one thrash/metal band, you've heard 'em both! :p
     
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  6. ddhm

    ddhm

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  7. sevdog

    sevdog Supporting Member

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    What about crossover stuff? DRI was freaking awesome.

    Love me some Destroyer 666.
     
  8. Jason Wilson

    Jason Wilson

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    Try Annihilator, they are pretty awesome. Quite technical
     
  9. sevdog

    sevdog Supporting Member

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    P.S. if you don't like Slayer then you need to quit.
     
  10. Breslin dp

    Breslin dp

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    Sacred Reich
    SOD
    Anthrax
    Voivod
     
  11. BrianVengeance

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    Shameless self-plug :

    Testament
    Exodus
    Obscura
    Municipal Waste
    DRI
    Anything with Billy Milano
     
  12. callofcthulhu

    callofcthulhu

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    So much this.

    I'll also +1 to Annihilator and recommend Helstar.
     
  13. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive Supporting Member

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    Was going to be my recommendation outside of the big four (Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, and Slayer). They're making better stuff today than any of those four are.
     
  14. metalhead398

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    Where is the Mudvayne????
    Great bassist+bass lines. Pretty hard stuff.
     
  15. UncleFluffy

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    no-one mentioned Death Angel yet?

    or for something more contemporary and definition-stretching: Botanist
     
  16. tooley

    tooley

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  17. AaronVonRock

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    OP's name is 80sThrasher and he's now just going "to try" Slayer? Hmmmmm.

    Others have mentioned crossover bands like DRI. Also check out The Crumbsuckers, Cro-Mags, Verbal Abuse, Suicidal Tendencies, Agnostic Front...all great 80s crossover bands.

    Sick Of It All would be a good one, too. They're still putting out good albums.
     
  18. JellinWellen

    JellinWellen

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    Not too thrashy but White Wizzard is an amazing Old school type metal band. They sound like a mix between maiden and priest with a bit of old school 'tallica thrown in.

     
  19. Crystalman85

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    If you want something highly under-rated, check out exhorder and opprobrium(formally known as incubus). these bands has some pretty killer songs.

    Opprobrium(formally known as incubus)
     
  20. BrianVengeance

    BrianVengeance

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    Easily. Great riffs, great vox... can't ask for much more.
     
  21. obsidianbass

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    Kreator are pretty cool!

     

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