Top Ten Speed Metal Bands

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41 Lamb of God Lamb of God Lamb of God is an American heavy metal band from Richmond, Virginia. Formed in 1994, the group consists of vocalist Randy Blythe, guitarists Mark Morton and Willie Adler, bassist John Campbell, and drummer Chris Adler.

Best speed/ groove metal band ever! Should be in the top 3.

LOG are awesome!
One of my favored bands

Exactly I don't know why this thy do because lamb wa of god wa izz de most amazingly fantastical ban eve

42 Sonata Arctica Sonata Arctica Sonata Arctica is a Finnish power metal band from the town of Kemi, Finland. Created as a hard rock band named Tricky Beans, they later changed to Tricky Means and finally to Sonata Arctica, when they shifted to power metal.

Deserves to be called mor speed metal than Metallica or the Nu- Metal ones up there.

43 Stratovarius Stratovarius Stratovarius is a Finnish power metal band that formed in 1984. Since their formation, they have released 16 studio albums, 4 DVD and 3 live albums.

Hard & Fast..i think this is really speed metal

44 Stormwarrior
45 Artillery Artillery Artillery is a Danish thrash metal band. They participated in the early development of the genre, and their highly energetic, riff-centric and often fast-paced music is similar in style to that of Voivod, Coroner, Megadeth and Sabbat from the same era.
46 Tankard Tankard Tankard is a thrash metal band from Frankfurt am Main, Germany, founded in 1982. Along with the bands Kreator, Destruction and Sodom, Tankard is often considered one of the "The Big Teutonic Four" of Teutonic thrash metal.

They're funny beer thrash, not speed metal. - Metal_Treasure

47 Death Angel Death Angel Death Angel is an American thrash metal band from Daly City, California, initially active from 1982 to 1991 and again since 2001. Death Angel has released seven studio albums, two demo tapes, one box set and two live albums.

I Think this list was for speed metal not for thrash metal and more why are thrash metals ahead of this band. This band is not the best but deserves to be at no 9

48 ADX
49 Cranium

This is speed metal!

50 Cacophony

Severely underrated, they perfected the metal subgenre, just listen to Speed Metal Symphony! Jason and Marty just SHRED!

51 Iced Earth Iced Earth Iced Earth is an American heavy metal band from Tampa, Florida. It was formed in 1985 under the name Purgatory by guitarist and main songwriter Jon Schaffer and original drummer Greg Seymour. V 1 Comment
52 Enforcer

Listen to undying evil and from beyond this band deserves to be in top 20

If you like iron maiden or the early days of
Helloween you'll like this one a lot.
Just listen to midnight vice.

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53 Sabaton Sabaton Sabaton is a power metal band from Falun, Sweden formed in 1999. The band's main lyrical themes are based on war and historical battles. V 2 Comments
54 Helstar
55 Suicidal Tendencies Suicidal Tendencies Suicidal Tendencies is an American crossover thrash band founded in 1980 in Venice, California by vocalist Mike Muir, who is the only remaining original member of the band. The band is often credited as one of "the fathers of crossover thrash".

Not sure how they managed to escape this list, but Suicidal Tendencies is definitely speed metal.

56 Manowar Manowar Manowar is an American heavy metal band from New York City, New York. Formed in 1980, the group is known for lyrics based on fantasy and mythology.

Started in the 1980's in Auburn, NY with Eric Adams at the helm this band holds the loudest concert ever and their best speed song is probably house of death or fight until we die

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57 Powermad
58 Riot

Come on guys listen some good stuff!

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59 Midnight
60 D.R.I. D.R.I. D.R.I. is an American crossover thrash band that formed in Houston, Texas in 1982. As of 2015, the band comprises two of its founding members, vocalist Kurt Brecht and guitarist Spike Cassidy, as well as drummer Walter "Monsta" Ryan and bassist Harald Oimoen.
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