In 1981, 17-year-old Bill Manspeaker and three friends
formed the novelty Punk band Green Jellö with the express intent of
being the world’s worst band; their name reflected the notion that lime
Jell-O was terrible.
With creator and undeniable foundation of the group,
rhythm guitarist Scott Ian, Anthrax is reminiscent of well-run sports
team, a team who has persevered through trades, losses to free agents
and retirement to continually be an elite staple within the league.
Even though Testament may have not been considered a part
of “The Big Four” at the height of Thrash, with guitarists Alex Skolnick
and Eric Peterson becoming, once again, the formidable tag-team they
were in the ’80s, they are indisputably one of the
elite Thrash bands of yesterday and today.