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DethCubeK
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:43 pm 
 

Hello there people, as the title suggests, I'm looking for some more bands in the style of Megadeth and Metallica. I'm not looking for more thrash in that really... uhm... well... thrashy style (fast, chaotic, high-pitched vocals, much focus on lead instead of rhythm). I am specifically looking for that way of guitar those two bands play. I can't really define what I mean, but I guess you can hear the difference between the guitars in Metallica - Phantom Lord and Metal Church - Metal Church. Can anyone help me out with this?

EDIT: Please, don't spite me for being a noob for just naming these two rather popular bands. I've been getting into all kinds of metal for the last few years. These are two of the first bands I listened to a lot, and since then I've been getting to know a lot of different bands in a lot of different genres, but I haven't really quite found two thrash metal bands that I like as much as these two. Most thrash metal bands I've heard are just... I don't know, I guess it's a different approach Dave started with or something.

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NJdEvil508
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:46 pm 
 

I'm not exactly sure what you mean, but I think Testament sounds a lot like Metallica sometimes.
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Cruxifux
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:03 pm 
 

Havoc - Sounds alot like "Kill em All"

Annihilator - They have been called the Canadian Metallica.

Newer Trivium albums sound a lot like metallica. I don't really enjoy em but you might like them.

Evile - A little heavier but you might like them.

Old Exodus - Less melodic and more heavy but the guy sounds a bit like dave mustaine with a lisp.

Sanctity - Very melodic and catchy.
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in_human_form
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:45 pm 
 

Check out Xentrix's For Whose Advantage? for some decent thrash. I swear the vocalist sounds similar to Hetfield.

Other thrash of note is Artillery, who have great riffs and high pitched vocals. See R.I.P..

If you like Master of Puppets' production, Overkill has a couple of albums with a similar guitar tone. Elimination even has a similar riff to the title track in MoP.

In a way, Heathen's Victims of Deception can be considered a combination of Master of Puppets and AJFA, in the production and the progressive playing style. See Hypnotized. Personally, I prefer their debut.

Don't limit yourself to listening to bands that sound similar to Megadeth and Metallica. While they may be a good starting point, make sure you branch out and check out other good stuff like Coroner, Sodom and Morbid Saint. :)

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gestapothrash
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:24 am 
 

Metal Church and Heathen dude.
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morbert
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:48 am 
 

and you might really like Overkill - The Years Of Decay
Have you tried Anthrax - Spreading The Disease yet by the way?
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PowerRockerDeath
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:59 am 
 

It's a very vague recommendation, and I know this isn't a thrash band, but for some reason I feel like mentioning Mercyful Fate. You say you want twin guitars that sound kinda similar to a Metallica/Megadeth type of sound...for some reason I kinda get the same type of groove with MF. They were Dave Mustaine's biggest influence after all.

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lennonlikesmetal
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:03 am 
 

I second the Annihilator, and Testament suggestions.

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Slag
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:41 am 
 

Flotsam & Jetsam. Even ex-Metallica bassist, Jason Newsted, started there. The first album, Doomsday For The Deceiver, is a must have classic. imo

in_human_form wrote:
While they may be a good starting point, make sure you branch out and check out other good stuff like Coroner, Sodom and Morbid Saint. :)


Yea. What he said. And you have to hit the German thrash trifecta that is Kreator, Destruction, and the before mentioned Sodom.

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OlioTheSmall
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:08 pm 
 

morbert wrote:
and you might really like Overkill - The Years Of Decay

Seconded. I remember someone saying that this album succeeded in doing what Master of Puppets failed to do. I like both, but Years of Decay is fucking brilliant.
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Ericfg
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:42 pm 
 

I can highly recommend Stone http://www.metal-archives.com/index.php
For a while I dismissed them as Metallica wannabes from the golden age but then metallica$h posed-out and I found Stone to be damned good!

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eppst1
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:27 am 
 

This one may be a bit of a stretch, but how about the Canadian band Sword? I really think their second release, Sweet Dreams, really fits what the DethCubeK is looking for (at IMHO).

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RZris
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:01 am 
 

try Vio-lence, they went took the crazier, high on speed, riffriffriff of Megadeth to the next level. i'll also say Dark Angel on that note

for less intense more Metal Church-y stuff i'd say try out Toxik and Ulyssess Siren.

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hellhammer161
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:16 pm 
 

Overkill, Annihilator, Death Angel, md 45, artillery, tankard, razor, hirax violator.

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Cabecao
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:08 pm 
 

Lazarus AD
Sylosis
Mortal Sin
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Dark_Insanity
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:07 pm 
 

Machine Head are quite good, you may like them.

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MetalMarco
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:13 pm 
 

yep I agree with pre-posts of ANNIHILATOR. That is one step ahead to discover new variations and elements of metal for listeners of bands like Metallica and Megadeth
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IanThrash
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:22 pm 
 

Check out Elm Street for modern thrash.
Check out the argentinean band Criptofonia, they play in the Annihilator/Megadeth crazy riffs vein.
First Death Angel album sounds a lot like Kill Em All but a little bit more heavier at times, later Death Angel
may also apeal to your criteria, light, catchy thrash metal fun!
For more modern thrash madness check out Tantara and Vindicator!
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Liquid_Braino
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:05 pm 
 

Cabecao wrote:
Mortal Sin


Definitely seconding this, especially their Face Of Despair album (since that's the one I've actually listened to plenty of times). Not only is it well within the style of Metallica and Megadeth, but even the vocalist sounds like some sort of hybrid of those two guys in a way.

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aeternus1990
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Location: Russia
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:18 pm 
 

Outrage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpNmBWq_268

Slammer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GN4OTncLcMQ

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shouvince
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:06 pm 
 

Mantic fuckin' Ritual! This band has similar thrash patterns to early Metallica and Deth. Mantic Ritual have always reminded me of a heavier 'Kill Em All' Metallica. They're a band that I dig a lot. Pity they split up after releasing an album. Check out some songs here:

Double the blood: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uPqrOWvaA4
Next attack: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6f8ZSWeVjw

http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Man ... 3540275230

Hope it meets your criteria. If not, they're still worth checking out.

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Twin_guitar_attack
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:16 pm 
 

shouvince wrote:
Mantic fuckin' Ritual! This band has similar thrash patterns to early Metallica and Deth. Mantic Ritual have always reminded me of a heavier 'Kill Em All' Metallica. They're a band that I dig a lot. Pity they split up after releasing an album. Check out some songs here:

Double the blood: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uPqrOWvaA4
Next attack: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6f8ZSWeVjw

http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Man ... 3540275230

Hope it meets your criteria. If not, they're still worth checking out.


Hell yes! They're probably the only retro thrash band I actually enjoy. Came in to post about, but I see it's been done for me!
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Baroque1
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:38 am 
 

Warbringer
Havok
Kreator
Evile

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hagagaga
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:24 pm 
 

Cruxifux wrote:
Old Exodus - Less melodic and more heavy but the guy sounds a bit like dave mustaine with a lisp.

Really old Exodus. Almost sounds like they have Kirk Hammett.

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hagagaga
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:53 pm 
 

On a more serious not than my joke about Exodus, early Testament sounds a lot like a better Metallica at times.

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mjollnir
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:55 pm 
 

Wrathchild America - Climbin' the Walls

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GlnOWRvDBQ
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balbulus
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:56 pm 
 

I hated it when I bought it years ago, but Onslaught's "In Search of Sanity" reminded me heavily of Metallica, albeit with a more trad vocal style. Give it a go:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObhMyycqM-c
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shouvince
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:09 am 
 

Aah. I just recalled Wargasm's style was a bit like early 'tallica and 'deth. While they were not a great 80s thrash band but since it suits this thread, I'm mentioning them to you. Worth checking out.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:33 am 
 

Dudes, don't reply in a 3 years old topic...
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