Best Metal Songs With Galloping Rhythm

The Top Ten Best Metal Songs With Galloping Rhythm

1 The Trooper - Iron Maiden

Steve Harris rules!

Iron Maiden are the Kings of gallops.

2 The Four Horsemen - Metallica

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

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


5 Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden

I LOVE the rhythm in this song!

Galloping rhythm always gets me!

6 Holy Diver - Dio

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

I LOVE this song!

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

Clear and emphasized galloping rhythm. Love it!

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.

12 Hard Lovin' Man - Deep Purple

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

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

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.

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

19 Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath

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

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.

22 Henchmen Ride - Testament

I love this song a lot.

23 Stained Class - Judas Priest
24 Barracuda - Heart

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

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

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

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.

33 Dracula - Iced Earth

There are gallops only in some sections

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.

38 Warriors of the World United - Manowar

They play this gallop slower than it's usually played

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

44 Great King Rat - Queen

Great but not metal

45 Holy Wars... the Punishment Due - Megadeth

Triplets and not gallops.

I don't hear gallops here...

In the beginning, you will hear some reverse chromatic gallops

46 Hardwired - Metallica
47 Destiny - Stratovarius

It has a mid tempo gallop in the mid section

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

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