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 Raining Blood - Slayer

Now I know the lyrics, the song is kind of ruined. (I understood them after watching an epic "Donald Trump sings" parody. Anybody feels like this?

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

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

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."

Their song The Burning of Sodom is even faster (284 BPM) - Metal_Treasure

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


3 Hang the Pope - Nuclear Assault 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

Your head will not bang, it will vibrate

I think Ripping Corpse or Death Is your saviour are maybe faster

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 Through the Fire and Flames - Dragonforce

The Game is proven to be the fastest song ever end of discussion

This should be number 1.It's the fastest song I have ever heard. - blackphoenix

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

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

7 Head Crusher - Megadeth

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

Best fast heavy piece of thrash metal

The Best Song Ever In their Album " ENDGAME "
I Love That Record! Chris 's Solo Is Great!

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

Y'all fools need Ra

10 Apocalyptic Feasting - Brain Drill

The Contenders

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


13 The Burning of Sodom - Dark Angel

This song is actually their fastest at 284 BPM - Metal_Treasure

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

14 Angel of Death - Slayer

I like to think this song is faster than Raining Blood

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.

15 Lack of Comprehension - Death

Death is more faster than every song on the list

16 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. - 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.

17 Torture - Cavalera Conspiracy

Loud and fast - dubbelvla

18 Dyers Eve - Metallica

This list seems to be a little more of a popularity test on fast songs rather than actual fast song, not saying Slayer is bad, just don't think that it should be #1. I also love Dyers Eve because of its double bass.

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

19 Legions of the Dead - Testament

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

20 Spill the Dirty Blood of Jesus - Infernal War

Love it

21 Fuel the Hate - Soulfly
22 Strike of the Beast - Exodus

Kick ass song!

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

23 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..

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!

Hetfield downpicked 7 times every

7 downpicks per second, that's quite impressive. That's why he's called god of downpicking. up to 200 bpm I can say. - zxm

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

Just the intro guys...

People who hate Slayer are just stupid

27 Damian - Morbid Saint

This song is really fast

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

28 Dead by Dawn - Deicide
29 Consumed by the Dead - Brain Drill
30 Fall of the Sycophants - Soulfly
31 Ace of Spades - Motorhead


32 Doom - Soulfly
33 Fight Fire with Fire - Metallica

I listened to this and I was shocked. Listen to the live version in 1986. It was even faster back than! - Userguy44

Why is this only #48? - Idiot244

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!

34 I Barbarian - Cavalera Conspiracy
35 Hammer Smashed Face - Cannibal Corpse
36 Painkiller - Judas Priest

This song reaches insane speeds, doesn't deserve top 5, but close to it

This song deserves to be number 1

37 Rattlehead - Megadeth


38 Poison Was the Cure - Megadeth

What this is by far the fastest metal song

What this is by far the fastest

39 Wings - Vader
40 Bonzai Kamikazee - Cavalera Conspiracy
41 Beast and the Harlot - Avenged Sevenfold
42 Certain Death - Sadus
43 Bestial Invasion - Destruction
44 Dawn of Destruction - Evile
45 Thrash Till Death - Destruction

Fast tempo with sharp drums - dubbelvla

46 Frozen Dictator - Gyze

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

47 Scum - Cavalera Conspiracy
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 Damage Inc. - Metallica
50 Fury of the Storm - Dragonforce

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

Should be in second place

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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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