JD_B3E5 wrote: I saw Power Trip on the Persistence tour last night and they're definitely something special.
They stole the show last night Think they would work well as one of the first bands on the main stage or a decent mid afternoon Sophie stage slot.
Kreator, Megadeth, Havok, Xentrix, Testament and Municipal Waste (although the latter sometimes get called crossover or whatever, they still sound thrash to me!). You could also make a reasonable argument for Annihilator and Possessed (who were always called thrash back in the day).
I'd class them all as thrash myself, they may have dropped in and out of the genre in the past but most of the material they're known for is certainly thrash.
They don't have to be big* bands either, I'd be happy with the likes of Power Trip, Skeletonwitch, Toxic Holocaust, Harlott et al. Bands who would be early on main or mid-day Sophie bands.
Saying this, now we know how the power metal fans must have felt all these years, even I've said in the past BOA should of thrown them a bone or two while we were getting plenty of thrash.
*=by thrash's standards