...favorite thrash band? (damn, I'm original)
thats an impossible one bro. so many bands started out as great thrash bands but nowadays are not so thrash anymore. I love the oldschool stuff from megadeth,slayer,metallica,exodus,testament,Purgatory (now named iced earth),kreator, Nuclear Assault, etc.. really can´t pick out one of those to many awesome songs from all bands. but I guess of the old bands Testament and Exodus is on top of my list cause they still pretty much keep to a distinct old thrash sound. there are lots of new great bands. to many to mention really. but I will name a few anyway :-) Lazarus A.D., Blood Tsunami,toxic holocaust,Municipal Waste...etc.
Favorite thrash band? Megadeth. Not an original answer but it's honest!
megadeth of course. my megadeth patch has a special place on my ballte vest ( right above my heart)
Damn, i can't pick just one. But, to answer the question i'd go with Sepultura! (old)
I agree with Andersson that it's an impossible question.
Let me get one thing straight out of the way, since I don't care what the butthurt fanboys/fangirls say: the three of the Big Four are overrated and to me pale in comparison to the entire worldwide scene and movement that is THRASH! (See how I capitalized that ya'll?). So only Megadeth would ever make the cut on any of my 'best of' lists. To me Sepultura in Brazil and the entire Teutonic thrash bands in Germany did more to help pioneer death metal than slayer ever did if you listen to their albums and hear the real brutality (ooo controversial! :p). Anyway. to answer the QUESTIONNNNnnnn...
It's hard to pick, so ill just list bands like Andersson :p
My "Holy Trinity" of Thrash is this: Kreator, Sepultura, Megadeth.
My "Big Five" are: Testament, Megadeth, Sepultura, Kreator, Sodom. The end.
There were so many great bands in the Bay Area scene (Death Angel, Testament), great crossover bands like Suicidal Tendencies and D.R.I. and Nucler Assault. Plus you had bands like Destruction and Annihilator in Germany then progressive thrash like Tankard, Voivod and Tourniquet (so what if they're a Christian band they rip!!!!) so it's hard to choose just one. But htank god there's so many bands to choose from.
THRASH TILL DEATH! \m/
p.s. if it came down to choosing 'one' and I had one record to listen to, it would be Beneath the Remains by Sepultura
ohh this is hard. well i gotta say i love all the well known thrash bands regardless of how people view them, i don't think it matters if a band is, over-rated as it comes down to personal taste and personal experience. Over exposed i would say. i do however think its silly to make such a statement as, just for a example METALICA IS THE BEST when you haven't really experienced much else in the way of thrash. Definitely for me Sepultura is a very relevant band for me. i listened to them in the early 90s n still do now. first few albums are killer. my personal fav thrash band has to be Damnas. they only have a 4 track EP out but its real killer. check em out on youtube cos its hard to find their ep. i like necromessiah. deathy thrash. and Gamma Bomb. and Kemakil.