Best Speed Metal SongsMetal_Treasure
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Love this song - it pumps me up. - Metal_Treasure
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
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
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
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
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
Motorhead are not a metal band. Listen to Lemmy - he says the same: not metal. - Metal_Treasure
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