Top Ten Fastest Metal Songs

This is a list of the most intense and fastest songs in the history of metal.

The Top Ten

1 Raining Blood - Slayer

That one part is fast to the part where it doesn't even make sense but it does because it's slayer

Definitely NOT the fastest, not even close to it but a great song though. Yet, currently my idea of "fast" is 'The Essential Salts' by Nile. - Metal_Treasure

When it gets fast it gets really fast!

It's fast, but not near the fastest.

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2 Merciless Death - Dark Angel Merciless Death - Dark Angel

Dark Angel's entire "Darkness Descends" album could qualify for this list. One of the fastest albums of all time. Perhaps even faster than Slayer's "Reign in Blood."

I think Dark Angel give birth to the splitcore music, blast fasting than hell...


3 Hang the Pope - Nuclear Assault

Lyrics are messed up. But this should be #1. By far the fastest and craziest song I've ever heard - ryanrimmel

This song is like a good slap in the nuts... hurts like hell for about 45 seconds but then still lingers with you for the rest of the day

Love this song! Lyrics and all!

4 Kill (Those Who Oppose Me) - Lost Society

A crazy fast thrash song from their debut album released in 2013. These guys are teens, aged 17-19 but kick ass. The video to this track is one of the coolest I've ever seen. The song is awesome. - Metal_Treasure

5 Pleasure to Kill - Kreator

He sings and plays guitar and it is faster than any riff and chord structure above this list.
Today top and if you want cleaner leads check out phantom antichrist

6 Head Crusher - Megadeth

This album and song are underrated and deserve more attention, this song kicks ass!

Best fast heavy piece of thrash metal

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7 Majesty - Blind Guardian

Many songs on this list have some really fast sections but also pretty slow sections.
This one is fast from start to finish and it's 7:30 min long. Besides, the singer doesn't growl and doesn't spit the words - he really sings despite the fast tempo, which is more difficult. And the vocals are amazing.
These additional 4 factors of difficulty have to be taken into account because they make the song more demanding. This song shouldn't be lower than 5th place. - Metal_Treasure

8 Through the Fire and Flames - Dragonforce

Their song 'Fallen World' is faster than this one. - Metal_Treasure

Yeah raining blood is way faster than this ( sarcastic voice ) HELL THIS CAN KICK ITS ASS EASILY

How in the what world this is not no1...

All the damn solos that are so freakishly fast if you haven't listened to it yet.
1. What's wrong with you.
2. Listen to it and you will understand.

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9 The Essential Salts - Nile

Nile just has to be on the list due to speed and accuracy.

My Horus says this should be at number 1

Look, THIS is the fastest song on this list. Just check out the song sample.
Currently this is my idea of "fast".
Drums: George Kollias - Metal_Treasure

Update: I added songs that are probably faster than this song. But this one still has to be in the top 3-5. - Metal_Treasure

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10 Apocalyptic Feasting - Brain Drill

The Newcomers

? Metal Militia - Metallica

Metal Militia is by far the fastest song on the whole album.

? Thrash Speed Burn - Exciter

The Contenders

11 Human Insecticide - Annihilator

Insanely fast, complex and intense guitar work throughout the entire song (4:50 min) - only the bridge is a bit slower.

If I have to choose between 2 songs - one with faster guitars and the other with faster drums, I'd choose the song with the faster guitars.
Drummers can use double bass and double strokes to go faster but guitarists have only their hands and their virtuosity. Besides, guitar work requires more precision.

So I give more credits for difficulty and would rank this song higher than other songs with faster drumming but less complexity.
This song should be in the top 5. - Metal_Treasure

One of the fastest thrash songs ever written. It isn't all about speed though and has some complex elements to it. Deserves to be in the top tier.

Jeff waters baby

FAAAST is the word that best describes it.

12 Cast Down the Heretic - Nile
13 Crown of Horns - Cryptopsy


14 Lack of Comprehension - Death

Death is more faster than every song on the list

15 Angel of Death - Slayer

Too much speed. They are like Dragonforce of Thrash only that Slayer can actually play live. (I know Dragonforce is actually newer than Slayer. Please don't kill me.)

That duel solo with king and hanneman is so good that it needs to be in the top 3.

I think Hallowed Point is faster though, yet this us unbelievably fast.

This should be at no. 1

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16 Torture - Cavalera Conspiracy

Loud and fast - dubbelvla

17 Spill the Dirty Blood of Jesus - Infernal War
18 Legions of the Dead - Testament

End of this song sounds like apocalypse of the world - dubbelvla

19 Fuel the Hate - Soulfly
20 Dyers Eve - Metallica

Come on now, its way faster than Raining Blood -. -

Not the fastest but if Raining Blood is number 1...Well Dyers Eve should be number 1

This song is way faster than Raining Blood, come on guys!

Fight fire with fire and dyers eve should be in the top ten
this list succks

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Top Remixes (6)

1. Hang the Pope - Nuclear Assault
2. Kill (Those Who Oppose Me) - Lost Society
3. Merciless Death - Dark Angel
1. Apocalyptic Feasting - Brain Drill
2. Cast Down the Heretic - Nile
3. Crown of Horns - Cryptopsy
1. Raining Blood - Slayer
2. Hang the Pope - Nuclear Assault
3. Merciless Death - Dark Angel

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