Hey guys. So today I’m gonna discuss if old school thrash is dead. Now, old school thrash was defined in the mid to late 80’s and carried out through the 90’s. Bands like Megadeth, Metallica, Anthrax, Slayer, and more, were taking the lead in bringing to the people thrash metal. Now, most of those bands are still around today, but does that mean old school thrash is still alive? I would say yes and no. I say that it’s still alive in the sense that most of these bands are still around and are also still doing great. But at the same time I say thrash is dead because some of these bands like Metallica, have changed their style of music. Metallica for example, sounds more hard rock then metal. Whereas other bands like Megadeth, have changed their style in the past, but still hold true to the genre they have helped developed.
They may have tried something new just to shake things up, but are still the great metal bands they always were. Like Megadeth had albums such as “Endgame” and “Super Collider”, which was a little softer than your typical Megadeth album. But still hold true to their thrash genes which is shown in their latest album “Dystopia”.
So in all, I would say the old school thrash isn’t completely dead. Now if bands like Megadeth and Slayer didn’t exist, I think it would be dead completely. But because these bands are still around and are holding true to their genre, it’s helping keep thrash alive. Plus, there are bands out there that have been inspired but these old school thrash bands, and are trying to continue the thrash tradition. I will do a post next week on these bands because they are pretty good. But for now, I hope you enjoyed my thoughts on this topic.
If you would like to share your own thoughts on if thrash is dead, you can leave a comment or hit me up on twitter @Fozzydeth. But thanks for reading. Have a great day, and stay metal.