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 (it's a great song though). But here we are talking about speed and currently my idea of "fast" is technical death metal - bands like Nile, Brain Drill, Cryptopsy, and several more. Try 'Cast Down the Heretic', 'The Essential Salts' by Nile.
I guess Raining Blood is at #1 because it's popular. - Metal_Treasure

When it gets fast it gets really fast!

Great song, but some faster slayer songs are..Jesus Saves, Necrophobic, hell awaits, angel of death, etc

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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

A forgotten master piece...

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 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...

The fastest guitar riffs

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8 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. - Metal_Treasure

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 Contenders

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


13 Human Insecticide - Annihilator

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.

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. - Metal_Treasure

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.

number 1

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16 Torture - Cavalera Conspiracy

Loud and fast - dubbelvla

17 Dyers Eve - Metallica

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

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

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

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

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18 Legions of the Dead - Testament

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

19 Fuel the Hate - Soulfly
20 Spill the Dirty Blood of Jesus - Infernal War

Love it

21 Strike of the Beast - Exodus

Kick ass song!

Kick ass, and in Wacken 2008, that mosh though. Great song!

22 Holy Wars...The Punishment Due - Megadeth

Wht is this below Head crusher? This is fast as hell

Come on this song is truely epic every time I hear its I just want to headbang until my head falls off

Ambooo... ,this song should be at the first... Are you kidding me..

23 Consumed by the Dead - Brain Drill
24 Disposable Heroes - Metallica

Fastest and BEST Metallica song ever. I don't know why Dyers Eve is higher, this is WAY faster than Dyers Eve!

25 Master of Puppets - Metallica

This song you could listen to goes fast but it's a long song! Headbang to this song as fast you can. MASTER, MASTER, MASTER!

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26 Hell Awaits - Slayer

The first three minutes are the slow intro and buildup. The FINAL three minutes are the speedy part where Tom motors out lyrics about Hell.

I don't hate Slayer but this song is mid-tempo according to my criteria. - Metal_Treasure

People who hate Slayer are just stupid

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27 Damian - Morbid Saint

This song is faster than all the songs on this list combined. Just listen to it, It'll blow your mind. - ckejo

28 The Burning of Sodom - Dark Angel

CRAZY mid-80's proto-death blackened thrash metal! - Brobusky

29 Dead by Dawn - Deicide
30 Fall of the Sycophants - Soulfly
31 Doom - Soulfly
32 Ace of Spades - Motorhead


33 I Barbarian - Cavalera Conspiracy
34 Hammer Smashed Face - Cannibal Corpse
35 Bonzai Kamikazee - Cavalera Conspiracy
36 Beast and the Harlot - Avenged Sevenfold
37 Certain Death - Sadus
38 Fight Fire with Fire - Metallica

Faster than dyer's eve

Faster then half of the songs on this list

I think Master of Puppets is in the top 20 because an overrated Metallica song and more people knows that than this... but this song much faster! - somekindofaguy

What is this only #48? - Idiot244

39 Poison Was the Cure - Megadeth

What this is by far the fastest metal song

What this is by far the fastest

40 Bestial Invasion - Destruction
41 Dawn of Destruction - Evile
42 Wings - Vader
43 Thrash Till Death - Destruction

Fast tempo with sharp drums - dubbelvla

44 Frozen Dictator - Gyze

Japanese melodic death metal song from 2017; very catchy rhythm with speed - dubbelvla

45 Scum - Cavalera Conspiracy
46 The Aftermath - Origin
47 Rattlehead - Megadeth
48 Fallen World - Dragonforce

This should be a lot higher like first place

220 BPM and 16th notes. I saw a video of this being played live just as fast and just as well220 BPM and 16th notes.

49 Fury of the Storm - Dragonforce

This is technically faster than "Through the Fire and Flames"...

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50 Beneath the Remains - Sepultura

The drums are absolutely insane in the whole songs. Definitely one of the most brutal sounding creations out there.

I agree, the whole album is brutal and fast

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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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