Top Ten Speed Metal Bands

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21 Kreator Kreator Kreator is a German thrash metal band from Essen. Their style of music is similar to that of their compatriots Destruction, Sodom and Tankard; along with those three bands, Kreator has been referred to as one of the "big four" of Teutonic thrash metal, and they are often credited with helping pioneer ...read more.

How could no one add kreator here? Pleasure to Kill album was the classic speed brutal speed metal!

22 Laaz Rockit Laaz Rockit Lääz Rockit is a thrash metal band formed in San Francisco, California in 1982. Although one of the lesser-known groups of the Bay Area thrash metal scene, each album in their career has received high critical marks. One of their signature elements were Ibanez guitars adorned with elaborate airbrushed ...read more.

I think their best speed metal songs are Shot to Hell, Most Dangerous Game. - Metal_Treasure

23 Primal Fear Primal Fear Primal Fear is a German power metal and speed metal band formed in 1997 by Ralf Scheepers and Mat Sinner.

Exodus...especially the video..Riot act...how you get any faster"! ?

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25 Paragon Paragon
26 Anthrax Anthrax Anthrax is an American thrash metal band from New York City, formed in 1981 by guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker.

Seriously? They should be #1 because they pretty much are the inventors and kings of speed metal

Should be first for sure pluse there one of the big four

4 sure I agree the Anthrax brought a great sound,fast a with a style all their own love them a must hear to thrashly be speedy
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27 Sodom Sodom Sodom is a German thrash metal band from Gelsenkirchen, formed in 1981. They have gone through many line-up changes, leaving bassist vocalist Tom Angelripper as the only constant member.

Listen to Agent orange or to Tapping the Vein albums after it you know who is the fastest speed metal band songs like Agent Orange or Deadline prove it

Sodom is so hard and speedy. I love the music.

28 Grave Digger Grave Digger

Pioneers of speed metal along with Accept. Known for such classics as Headbanging Man, Heavy Metal Breakdown, and Witch Hunt. Reformed in the 90s and became a great speed/power metal band. I saw them open for Blind Guardian and they were awesome.

29 Agent Steel

On this entire list I see two true speed metal bands. Agent Steel and Exciter. The rest is Metal, Death Metal, Thrash Metal and Power Metal. Dragon force is not Speed Metal and do not deserve to be in the number one spot. They are nothing more than Power metal.

Listen to their first album : Skeptics Apocalypse. The best Speed Metal album!

Avenged Sevenfold?! This is a metalcore band, NOT a Speed metal band! __

Agent Steel is the only Speed Metal band in the list... Try listening Paradox, ADX and Violent Force.

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30 HammerFall HammerFall HammerFall is a Swedish heavy metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden. The band was formed in 1993 by ex-Ceremonial Oath guitarist Oscar Dronjak. V 1 Comment
31 Slipknot Slipknot Slipknot is a Nu Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa . The band released their first album in 1999 and was well received by critics and fans. The group gained success after the release of their second studio album, "Iowa". ...read more.

Not speed metal, but they are not bad.

32 Liege Lord Liege Lord Liege Lord is an American speed/power metal band, active in the 1980s and considered to be a pioneer of the genre.
33 X Japan X Japan X Japan is a Japanese heavy metal band from Chiba, formed in 1982 by drummer Yoshiki and lead vocalist Toshi.

Beautiful songs, beautiful lyrics, beautiful instrumentals, beautiful voice. Their songs are filled with emotion like none other.

They are definitely one of, if not the, best rock bands in all time.

I definitely vote number 1. Speed rock combined with the most melodic rhythm.

Aweesoome
Band Altogether!
Beautiful songs:
Art of Life
Kurenai
Rusty Nail

34 Hatebreed Hatebreed
35 Rage Rage

Best power/speed/progressive mix from German metal scene

36 Racer X

Best Speed Metal Band Ever!
Paul Gilbert was, is and will forever be a Prodigy.
Technical Difficulties was a true landmark in his Musical Career.
Quite a difficult guitar solo to deliver.
And the speed, of course.
Cheers!

37 3 Inches of Blood

A great band, originated in Canada, started with Justin Hagberg vocals at the time, now the guitarist and harsh vocals, Shane Clark guitarist and Ash Pearson drummer. Later, a new member was introduced to the band, Cam Pipes was put as the vocals and Justin was moved to guitarist and harsh vocals. One of their best songs, Deadly Sinner from the album Advance and Vanquish, appeared in three games, Saints Row 2, Tony Hawk's Underground 2, and Brutal Legend.

38 Possessed Possessed Possessed is an American thrash/death metal band, originally formed in 1983 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Noted for their fast style of playing and Jeff Becerra's guttural vocals, they are routinely called the first band in the death metal genre. Possessed is the sometimes credited with being the first ...read more.
39 Skull Fist

They ARE speed metal.
Try 'Get Fisted' - there's an awesome instrumental part, almost 2 minutes long.
They are a new band, formed in 2006 but getting lots of positive reviews. - Metal_Treasure

40 Running Wild Running Wild

Best speed metal band of all times. Period. Really, just watch their last concert at Wacken Opean Air and you will see that they are, indeed, the best of all times!

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