Top 10 German Speed Metal Bands

Very often bands that play power metal also play speed metal. But not all power metal bands play speed metal. Here are the German bands with the best speed metal songs.

Don't forget that (1) speed metal isn't every fast song, (2) speed metal is different from thrash.

The Top Ten

1 Blind Guardian Blind Guardian Blind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in West Germany. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and speed metal subgenres. Heavily influenced by Queen, they use the technique of overdubbing. They also incorporate large more.

Their first 3 albums were almost entirely speed metal (touching on thrash) - no other band on this list focused on speed metal so much. Blind Guardian have many speed metal songs but my favorite is Majesty. - Metal_Treasure

2 Gamma Ray Gamma Ray Gamma Ray is a power metal band from Hamburg, northern Germany, founded and fronted by Kai Hansen after his departure from the German power metal band Helloween.
3 Primal Fear Primal Fear Primal Fear are a German metal band formed in 1997 by Ralf Scheepers and Mat Sinner. They play heavy metal, power metal and speed metal. Primal Fear remind of Judas Priest but Primal Fear are faster and heavier. They use twin (dual) lead guitars. Ralf Scheepers voice reminds of Rob Halford.
4 Helloween Helloween Helloween is a German power metal band founded in 1984 in Hamburg, Northern Germany. The band is a pioneering force in the power metal genre, and their second and third studio albums, Keeper of the Seven Keys: Part I and Part II, are considered masterpieces of the genre.

They have some pretty awesome songs - Arcxia

5 Paragon Paragon

My favorite songs are: Mirror of Fate, Revenge, Impaler, New Dark Age.
If interested, you can also check out a list I made - Top Ten Best Paragon Songs. - Metal_Treasure

6 Accept Accept Accept is a German heavy metal band from the town of Solingen, originally assembled by former vocalist Udo Dirkschneider, guitarist Wolf Hoffmann and bassist Peter Baltes.

They actually don't have many speed metal songs but one of them is legendary - Fast As A Shark. - Metal_Treasure

Also, there is Free Me Now from 1979 - somekindofaguy

7 Grave Digger Grave Digger
8 Running Wild Running Wild
9 Rage Rage
10 Powerwolf Powerwolf
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