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Thrash Metal

Thrash Metal, Groove Metal and Crossover

Thrash metal is characterized by its fast tempo and overall aggression. The songs usually use fast percussive beats and low-register guitar riffs, overlaid with shredding-style lead work.

Lyrical themes in thrash metal include warfare, corruption, injustice, murder, suicide, isolation, alienation, addiction, and other maladies that afflict the individual and society. In addition, politics, particularly pessimism and dissatisfaction towards politics, are common themes among thrash metal bands.

In the Thrash Metal history, Anthrax, Megadeth, Metallica and Slayer are credited with pioneering and popularizing the genre while in America, while in Europe, teutonic thrash metal ruled with Sodom, Kreator and Destruction. In Brazil, Sepultura led the scene in the 80s.

Thrash metal has seen resurgence in recent times, with many of the older bands returning to their roots with their new releases. A new generation of thrash metal bands emerged in the early 2000s, drawing lyrical and visual inspiration from the older groups.

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