Scott Ian Says Exodus Would Be Part Of Expanded “Big Four”

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Scott Ian

I’ve often felt that Exodus and Testament were both overlooked in the whole “Big Four of Thrash” conversation, but then again, most people think me a dolt.

In a recent interview with Georgia Straight, Anthrax’s Scott Ian said that if the Big Four — his band, Metallica, Megadeth, and Slayer — were expanded to the Big Five, Exodus would be his pick.

“The only other band really that it would make sense [to include] as far as American thrash-metal would be Exodus, because they were there right at the beginning as well,” says Ian.

“Their first album came out right at the same time as the rest of us,” he adds. “So I mean, to me, yes — if you were gonna add a fifth band, certainly I would think Exodus would be able to fill that slot very easily.”

Or Testament.

What do you guys think?