Best Metal Songs With Galloping Rhythm

The Top Ten

1 The Trooper - Iron Maiden The Trooper - Iron Maiden Cover Art

Steve Harris rules!

Iron Maiden are the Kings of gallops.

2 The Four Horsemen - Metallica The Four Horsemen - Metallica Cover Art

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

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

classic!

5 Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden Cover Art

I LOVE the rhythm in this song!

Galloping rhythm always gets me!

6 Holy Diver - Dio Holy Diver - Dio Cover Art

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

I LOVE this song!

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

Clear and emphasized galloping rhythm. Love it!

10 Tear Down the Wall - Demons & Wizards Tear Down the Wall - Demons & Wizards Cover Art

The Contenders

11 Angel of Death - Thin Lizzy Angel of Death - Thin Lizzy Cover Art

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.

12 Hard Lovin' Man - Deep Purple Hard Lovin' Man - Deep Purple Cover Art

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!

The best

13 Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Iron Maiden Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Iron Maiden Cover Art

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

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

Best riff ever!

17 Devil's Island - Megadeth Devil's Island - Megadeth Cover Art

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

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

18 Black Star - Yngwie Malmsteen Black Star - Yngwie Malmsteen Cover Art

A slow gallop

19 Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath Cover Art

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

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

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

22 Henchmen Ride - Testament Henchmen Ride - Testament Cover Art

I love this song a lot.

23 Stained Class - Judas Priest Stained Class - Judas Priest Cover Art
24 Barracuda - Heart Barracuda - Heart Cover Art

The song is full of them

Wait is this a metal song?

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.

25 Poor Man's Crusade - Demons & Wizards Poor Man's Crusade - Demons & Wizards Cover Art

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

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