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I don't know that I could pick, but I'm probably thinking of different bands than you are in both areas...

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I see and yeah probably. Personally I prefer German Thrash. Sodom and Kreator are my favorite Thrash Metal bands. I'm curious what bands do you like from thos two kinds of Thrash?.

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I don't know that I could pick, but I'm probably thinking of different bands than you are in both areas...Sent from my HTC6535LVW using Tapatalk

I see and yeah probably. Personally I prefer German Thrash. Sodom and Kreator are my favorite Thrash Metal bands. I'm curious what bands do you like from thos two kinds of Thrash?.

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For German thrash, I tend to reach for Holy Moses, Deathrow or, Protector, and for Bay Area thrash, I'm all about Dark Angel, Sadus, Vio-Lence, etc...

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On May 27, 2016 at 8:31 AM, BlutAusNerd said:

For German thrash, I tend to reach for Holy Moses, Deathrow or, Protector, and for Bay Area thrash, I'm all about Dark Angel, Sadus, Vio-Lence, etc...

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Bay Area: I'm all for testaments late 90s stuff specifically the gathering and low, however the new order will probably always be my favorite, I also love exodus early stuff and early-mid 2000s stuff with rob dukes

German Teutonic thrash: kreator is my favorite band I love all of their 80s stuff, and all their 2000s stuff (not so much the 90s) I love sodoms 80s stuff a ton too, again not so much the 90s stuff (except tapping the vein) and also their early-mid 2000s stuff

 

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On May 27, 2016 at 8:31 AM, BlutAusNerd said: For German thrash, I tend to reach for Holy Moses, Deathrow or, Protector, and for Bay Area thrash, I'm all about Dark Angel, Sadus, Vio-Lence, etc...

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Bay Area: I'm all for testaments late 90s stuff specifically the gathering and low, however the new order will probably always be my favorite, I also love exodus early stuff and early-mid 2000s stuff with rob dukes

German Teutonic thrash: kreator is my favorite band I love all of their 80s stuff, and all their 2000s stuff (not so much the 90s) I love sodoms 80s stuff a ton too, again not so much the 90s stuff (except tapping the vein) and also their early-mid 2000s stuff

 

You ought to check out some of the lesser known bands that I mentioned. Whether they take your top spots away from the popular bands like they did with me or not, there's no denying their power.

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Cool, I have been wanting to get into bands like vio-lence, hexx, artillery, and dark angel.

I know that I've posted it elsewhere, but here is a list of my 10 favorite thrash albums:

Coroner - Punishment for Decadence

Dark Angel - Darkness Descends

Holy Moses - Finished With the Dogs

Realm - Endless War

Voivod - Killing Technology

Razor - Violent Restitution

Vektor - Black Future

Znöwhite - Act of God

Sabbat - Dreamweaver

Morbid Saint - Spectrum of Death

This doesn't even begin to cover all of the great thrash that is often swept under the rug by fans who prefer to stick with Big 4 type of releases. Do yourself a favor and explore everything that you can find, as I am still exploring myself and finding killer stuff all the time.

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I think that's the list you're most consistent with BAN. It hardly seems to change unlike some others you've posted around the forum. I'll throw Hobb's Angel Of Death, Hallow's Eve, and Ritual Carnage into the mix.

 

As for the topic itself I'd have to say Bay Area though like BAN I'm less about Metallica and more about Dark Angel.

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I think that's the list you're most consistent with BAN. It hardly seems to change unlike some others you've posted around the forum. I'll throw Hobb's Angel Of Death, Hallow's Eve, and Ritual Carnage into the mix.

 

As for the topic itself I'd have to say Bay Area though like BAN I'm less about Metallica and more about Dark Angel.

That probably has to do with picking up less thrash albums these days than I used to. I'm constantly finding lots of killer black, death, and doom metal, but good thrash isn't as plentiful. I still have found some great bands that I had glossed over, but none that could crack this top 10.

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Up until recently I would have answered BAY AREA without hesitation! Now I would still say BAY AREA but I would feel very guilty towards Canadian excellences such as INFERNAL MAJESTY (put an Umlaut somewhere) and German born but Oakland sounding musos VENDETTA! 

The second lp by Vendetta and the first one by Infernal Majesty are the best thrash records I picked up in a very long time!

Did I tell you that in July I went to a (mostly thrash) metal fest in Brescia called Colony Open Air that featured Death Angel, Exciter, Kreator, Demolition Hammer, Asphyx, Loudness, Hell and Wintersun (dunno why they threw them in the lot). Italian heavy metal band Skanners was also in the bill, but I came too late to see them. Very good festival overall. Demolition Hammer were the best, I'd say.

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On 10/9/2017 at 12:46 PM, Skull_Kollektor said:

Up until recently I would have answered BAY AREA without hesitation! Now I would still say BAY AREA but I would feel very guilty towards Canadian excellences such as INFERNAL MAJESTY (put an Umlaut somewhere) and German born but Oakland sounding musos VENDETTA! 

The second lp by Vendetta and the first one by Infernal Majesty are the best thrash records I picked up in a very long time!

Did I tell you that in July I went to a (mostly thrash) metal fest in Brescia called Colony Open Air that featured Death Angel, Exciter, Kreator, Demolition Hammer, Asphyx, Loudness, Hell and Wintersun (dunno why they threw them in the lot). Italian heavy metal band Skanners was also in the bill, but I came too late to see them. Very good festival overall. Demolition Hammer were the best, I'd say.

Canada had it going on. Razor, Voivod, Sacrifice, Armoros, pretty much everything I've heard from there has been quality.

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I am from the bay area, and I love bay area thrash metal. With that said, I love fucking Sodom and Kreator just as much. So the short version of my answer is: yes.
It's astonishing how big both scenes were, and yet how little recognition most of the artists from those scenes receive other than the very most popular.

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I've deliberated and I change my mind. Bay Area Thrash forever.
I have wavered on this a bit. Both had even footing for me when I was really getting into thrash beyond the basics, but as I've grown more, I've realized that that while I keep finding more killer German thrash, most of my favorite US thrash isn't from the bay. The bay had quantity, but I feel like many other smaller scenes had more quality, Germany being one of them.

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34 minutes ago, BlutAusNerd said:

Bay Area, more aggressive? Apart from Sadus and maybe Vio-Lence, not really.

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I don't know, I always felt that "Big Four" and other American bands, Testament, Exodus etc. had much more relentless sound. German thrash has dirtier production, but never had that kind of energy. Not saying that German thrash is not aggressive, but I think Bay Area was more aggressive.

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I don't know, I always felt that "Big Four" and other American bands, Testament, Exodus etc. had much more relentless sound. German thrash has dirtier production, but never had that kind of energy. Not saying that German thrash is not aggressive, but I think Bay Area was more aggressive.
I would say that a re-evaluation may be in order. The scene from the Bay has long been known to be more melodious and catchy, while the German scene is mostly known for being more aggressive. Compare thrash-era Sodom, Protector, Holy Moses, Destruction, etc... with the likes of Testament, Metallica, Megadeth, Heathen, etc... and the difference in direction is clear.

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For me most early US thrash metal (not just Bay Area stuff) simply lacks a lot of aggression and sounds much more clean and polished when compared to the early German bands. I prefer the harder, more aggressive, influenced by Venom and hardcore punk kind of sound that those guys had. It's as simple as that. Testament and Anthrax and other bands like that don't mean anything to me these days, but I could listen to Bonded by Blood by Exodus or Power and Pain by Whiplash every damn day and never get bored with them. Excellent albums, both of them. Raw power and aggression and no bullshit. That's what I call real thrash metal.

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