Fastest Thrash and Speed Metal Bands
The Top Ten
Nowhere near the fastest. Still amazing band though. - Brobusky
I have listened almost all the musics from Megadeth,and in my opinion "Rattlehead"is their fastest one.
Not the very fastest but the complexity of their songs
Makes up for it. Poison was the cure is insanely fast.
Fast? try to play following Mechanix...
Thrash? enjoy Into the lungs of hell...
Want to go mad? put your earphones and play virtually any song of this amazing band!...
Slayer is Hands Down the winner in this category, I Mean, Megadeth and Metallica in the golden age of Thrash where fast Bands, but both bands was Heavy Influenced with Traditional and Progressive Heavy Metal with slowest tempos and solos in some of their songs, and then came the 90's and both bands slow down... Slayer in the other hand, even having some slow songs are most of the time fast melting brain tempos. I prefer Metallica and Megadeth as Bands, but Slayer is Faster
One song. Angel of Death. It is way too fast. I have never heard any song faster than this. (Thrash song of course) The riff is lightning fast and the drummer is crazy. Arya's vocals are aggressive and Kerry is just amazingly fast.
Have some fast songs but over all slower than megadeth.
Really fast, but not the fastest. - BrobuskyV 1 Comment
Listen to pleasure to kill, then listen to holy wars. Your argument is invalid. - Brobusky
Lol...Slayer and Megadeth...the question was what? Fastest band...? Lol
This list is great but is reduced to songo to song holywar... Under the guillotine(Kreator) faster than Merciless death(Dark Angel)? Mechanix(Megadeth) faster than Reign in blood(Slayer) or Reanimation(Sacrifice) faster than Curse the gods(Destruction) This is a holywar, I feel that for their longevity Kreator has songs with fastest tempos but we should record a tempo per song and see the raw numbers... (Someone with login acces here can put Sacrifice, Destruction and Sodom)
Merciless Death and Darkness Descends are some of the fastest thrash songs ever. - Metal_Treasure
Well, they get my vote for fastest THRASH band. Nile is probably fastest in terms of BPM - BrobuskyV 1 Comment
Insanely fast, complex and intense songs, especially the guitar work.
Songs: Human Insecticide, Schizos Are Never Alone, Ultra Motion. - Metal_Treasure
Haha, the picture is correct but the band info above is wrong - it's Lost Society (Finnish thrash band) and not Lost IN Society (American punk band). - Metal_Treasure
Check out 'Kill Those Who Oppose Me'. - Metal_TreasureV 1 Comment
Only their first several albums were speed metal but they were great and really fast.
Their songs are usually long but also fast from start to finish (not only short sections!). My fave songs from their early albums are 'Majesty', 'Guardian of the blind' and 'Journey Through The Dark' but I'm not 100% sure those are their fastest pieces.
'Majesty'- more than 7 min of insanely fast playing. Non-stop!
Also "Banish From Sanctuary".
Metal meltdown is fast!
Practically invented speed metal
No, they didn't invent speed metal - they are NOT a metal band. Lemmy himself stated that in 2011:
"We were not heavy metal. We were a rock'n'roll band. Still are. Everyone always describes us as heavy metal even when I tell them otherwise. Why won't people listen? " (you can read it in the wiki article about Motorhead)
Playing fast Rock N Roll doesn't mean speed metal - it's still RNR but faster.
By the way, speed metal was invented by Deep Purple - Highway Star, Fireball (the first metal song with double bass drumming, in 1971 - wow! ), etc. - Metal_Treasure
Fastest in the early days. Fastest songs are creeping death, master of puppets, and jump in the fire.
Umm, no, their fastest songs are whiplash, dyers eve, fight fire with fire, and battery. Metal militia and trapped under ice are pretty fast too. - Brobusky
Are you ok? Those songs are fast? Do you know what is fast song? Please listen to Fight Fire With Fire, Dyers Eve, Whiplash, Metal Militia, Battery, Blackened, Disposable Heroes...
Got the time has pretty fast tempos.
Try 'Thrash Speed Burn'. - Metal_Treasure
Say what you want about these guys 'speeding up in the studio', I still love 'em and you can't deny the impact they've made on power/speed metal in the past 10 or so years. And not to mention, boy, are they fast! - Brobusky
Hands down the fastest Power Metal band out there. In fact it just might be the fastest band ever. They don't speed their stuff too. Just that their live performance is pretty awful but has improved drastically. Still, fastest of em all.
I'm not their fan but I can't deny they are probably the fastest speed metal band. However, some people say they speed up their stuff in the studio, so I'm not sure ... - Metal_Treasure
Fast as a shark.
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List StatsUpdated 23 Aug 2017
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2. Dark Angel
2. Dark Angel
3. Lost Society