Best Speed Metal Songs


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21 Mirror of Fate - Paragon

Love this song - it pumps me up. - Metal_Treasure

22 Revenge - Paragon
23 Eagle Fly Free - Helloween

I didn't add this song - it's a very good metal song but it's not speed metal, it's not even very fast. - Metal_Treasure

24 Wolf Gang - Striker
25 Journey Through the Dark - Blind Guardian
26 Heavy Metal Maniac - Exciter
27 Hard Lovin' Man - Deep Purple

The first speed metal song in music history, 1970.
Honestly, I think that Hard Lovin' Man is an awesome song - pure speed metal. - Metal_Treasure

28 I Speed at Night - Dio
29 Fury of the Storm - Dragonforce
30 Bushpig - Anvil V 1 Comment
31 Guardian of the Blind - Blind Guardian
32 Lightyears from Home - Primal Fear
33 Fireball - Deep Purple

This was one of the first speed metal songs ever (the other 'first' speed metal songs were also written by Deep Purple - ex. Hard Lovin' Man, 1970). 'Fireball' stands out because it was the first metal song with double bass drumming (in 1971, wow!). Ian Paice was such an advanced drummer!
Robb Reiner of speed metal band Anvil called Fireball 'early speed metal' (Highway Star, too).
Even though 'Highway Star' is a better song, 'Fireball' was insane for 1971, too.
Honestly, I think that Hard Lovin' Man is an awesome song - pure speed metal from 1970. - Metal_Treasure

34 Man on a Mission - Gamma Ray
35 Empires Fall - Paragon
36 And There Was Silence - Primal Fear
37 Rock the Night - Monument
38 Ace of Spades - Motorhead

Not speed metal, not even very much metal but if it's necessary to classify it as metal then it's fast paced heavy metal, but no way it's speed metal. - somekindofaguy

Don't take me wrong here - I like this song but Motorhead are NOT metal, never been. Lemmy himself stated that in 2011:
"We were not heavy metal. We were a rock'n'roll band. Still are. Everyone always describes us as heavy metal even when I tell them otherwise. Why won't people listen?" (you can read it in the wiki article about Motorhead)

Provided that Motorhead are not a metal band, I'm not sure this song is speed metal - yes, it's fast but it doesn't mean it's speed metal and shouldn't be on this list. As I said in the heading - not every fast song is speed metal. - Metal_Treasure

39 Metal on Metal - Anvil

I'm an Anvil fan and they really play speed metal but this song is not speed metal. Moreover, everybody would agree that it's not even that fast. - Metal_Treasure

This song is slow how can someone consider it speed metal? - somekindofaguy

40 Overkill - Motorhead

Motorhead are not a metal band. Listen to Lemmy - he says the same: not metal. - Metal_Treasure

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