I can see someone listening to HM drawing the line on death or black, as they grew into significantly different and self-informed genres (I have little patience for brutal death metal, for example, and depressive droning black metal? Call me when that trend is over) but if someone likes heavy metal, and then likes death metal, how the hell does thrash metal in the middle not appeal to them?
I call bullshit! Come back here and explain yourself, Benmech!
I would add Havok to that list and also Toxic Holocaust. We are a Thrash band and it is not very common to see other bands like us. We have a hardcore scene down in Santa Clarita, CA. But the people here really like our stuff. I feel like a second wave of thrash is more mainstream than it is underground, but that could be because a lot of these bands sound similer to one another, unlike the first wave of thrash.Municipal Waste, Evile, Merciless Death... seems pretty suspect to me.
I want to hear from DBB on this.
The new Dekapitator is pretty good.