Best Metal Songs With Galloping Rhythm


The Top Ten

1 The Trooper - Iron Maiden

Steve Harris rules! - Userguy44

Iron Maiden are the Kings of gallops. - Metal_Treasure

2 The Four Horsemen - Metallica

A very suitable rhythm choice as the song title contains the word "Horsemen". - Metal_Treasure

3 Needled 24/7 - Children of Bodom
4 Powerslave - Iron Maiden

classic! - Metal_Treasure

5 Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden

Galloping rhythm always gets me! - Metal_Treasure

I LOVE the rhythm in this song! - MontyPython

6 Holy Diver - Dio

I LOVE this song! - PhoenixAura81

Dio signature song is with a mid-tempo galloping rhythm. - Metal_Treasure

7 Crimson King - Demons & Wizards
8 More Than Meets the Eye - Testament
9 Vain Glory Opera - Edguy

Clear and emphasized galloping rhythm. Love it! - Metal_Treasure

10 Tear Down the Wall - Demons & Wizards

The Contenders

11 Angel of Death - Thin Lizzy

Thin Lizzy worked in several rock subgenres but this song is 100% metal. It's also my fave song from them. I think it's their best. - Metal_Treasure

12 Hard Lovin' Man - Deep Purple

The best

The song that started gallops in metal (1970).
There are better songs with gallops but I put it at #8 because I wanted to say "Thank you for the idea Deep Purple". Gallops are awesome! - Metal_Treasure

13 Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Iron Maiden

Who would've thought a few notes played on an E minor scale could captivate me so much. - IronSabbathPriest

14 Flight of Icarus - Iron Maiden
15 Road of the Cross - Jorn
16 Battery - Metallica

Best riff ever!

17 Devil's Island - Megadeth

Iron Maiden has the best gallops, but this is underatted and needs to be higher. Incredible gallop. - MattAffterburner

Amazing gallop. Also, I wouldn't say Holy Wars has that much of a gallop, but whatever.

18 Black Star - Yngwie Malmsteen

A slow gallop - Metal_Treasure

19 Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath

Only on a part of the song but it's very cool - Metal_Treasure

20 The Unholy - Savatage
21 Alexander the Great - Iron Maiden

A great song but I didn’t want to put too many Maiden songs in the top 10. - Metal_Treasure

22 Henchmen Ride - Testament

I love this song a lot. - Metal_Treasure

23 Stained Class - Judas Priest
24 Barracuda - Heart

Wait is this a metal song? - Userguy44

I wouldn't call it a metal song but I admit it has many metal elements and it's almost metal. But it wasn't me who added it to this list. I don't mind though. - Metal_Treasure

The song is full of them

25 Poor Man's Crusade - Demons & Wizards

A very cool gallop throughout almost the entire song. Jon Schaffer is the King of gallops. - Metal_Treasure

26 Defenders of the Crown - Edguy
27 New Age Messiah - Edguy
28 The Unicorn Invasion of Dundee - Gloryhammer
29 Millennium - Stratovarius
30 Rise of the Chaos Wizards - Gloryhammer

Plenty of gallops throughout the song - GamingWithAusti

31 Coat of Arms - Sabaton
32 I Died for You - Iced Earth

An amazing song deserving to be higher in general but there are gallops only in some sections of the song. - Metal_Treasure

33 Dracula - Iced Earth

There are gallops only in some sections - Metal_Treasure

34 Primo Victoria - Sabaton
35 Missä Miehet Ratsastaa - Teräsbetoni
36 Taivas Lyö Tulta - Teräsbetoni
37 Angel of Death - Gamma Ray

A Thin Lizzy cover, the gallop is heard better. One of the best covers ever. - Metal_Treasure

38 Warriors of the World United - Manowar

They play this gallop slower than it's usually played - Metal_Treasure

39 Metal Warriors - Manowar
40 Travel In Stygian - Iced Earth
41 A Fine Day to Die - Bathory
42 One Rode to Asa Bay - Bathory
43 Achilles Last Stand - Led Zeppelin

Not a metal song though - Metal_Treasure

44 Great King Rat - Queen

Great but not metal - Metal_Treasure

45 Holy Wars... the Punishment Due - Megadeth

Triplets and not gallops. - Userguy44

I don't hear gallops here... - Metal_Treasure

In the beginning, you will hear some reverse chromatic gallops - GamingWithAusti

46 Hardwired - Metallica
47 Destiny - Stratovarius

It has a mid tempo gallop in the mid section - GamingWithAusti

48 Kissing the Shadows - Children of Bodom
49 The Wizard's Last Rhymes - Rhapsody
50 The Dragon Lies Bleeding - Hammerfall

There is a gallop at the 2 minute mark - GamingWithAusti

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