Thrash is arguably the most popular genre of metal, with bands like Metallica and Megadeth boasting multiple platinum-selling albums through their careers. A legendary pool of bands make up the genre's soundscape, but here are our picks for the 10 Greatest Thrash Metal Bands.

When it comes to thrash, there's no ignoring the Big 4: Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer. All four have released genuine masterpieces, sometimes back to back to back and furthermore. However, this is a Top 10 list, so check out our video to see where each band landed.

Thrash goes way further than just the Big 4. It can get way heavier too. Some of the best thrash on the planet comes from Germany, and it usually has a darker edge. Take Kreator, for example. The legendary Deutschlanders have written some of thrash's most aggressive and violent music in the band's three-decade career. And speaking of heavy, you can't talk about Germany without mentioning Sodom.

The thrash meccas of California and New York are both well represented in this list, so get ready for blazing fast anger coming from the Golden State and the Concrete Jungle.

Check out our picks for the 10 Greatest Thrash Metal Bands in the video above!

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