Top 10 Very Fast Metal Songs with Clean Melodic Vocals

NO death, black and thrash metal here because:
- death and black metal vocals aren't clean
- thrash metal vocals aren't melodic, they are rough: thrash singers either spit the words or snarl because it's difficult to sing "normally" on such fast songs.

However, some singers are able to sing melodically even on very fast songs - songs that are sometimes faster than thrash songs.

Typical fast subgenres with Clean Melodic Vocals are: speed metal, power metal, traditional metal, heavy metal, folk metal, symphonic metal.

Speed metal - it's not every fast song from any metal subgenre. Speed metal is very close power metal and has specific features.

The Top Ten

1 The Trooper - Iron Maiden

I decided to put this song at #1. It's not the fastest song on this list, it's not even the fastest Iron Maiden song but I guess it was very influential. And it's awesome. - Metal_Treasure

Yeah it has a clean voice - zxm

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2 Majesty - Blind Guardian

It's very fast and it's 7:30 minutes long, with only 2 short sections that are slower (10 seconds each). Guitars, vocals and drums are very fast (the drummer was only 17 years old).
Chorus, riffs and solo are amazing. Hansi voice is so pleasantly aggressive and raw on this song. - Metal_Treasure

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3 Aces High - Iron Maiden

This is one of my most favorite Iron Maiden songs and I think it's kinda underrated among the Maiden songs. Great speed, energy, vocals... PS. When I made this list long ago, the song wasn't in the top 10 Best Iron Maiden Songs - Metal_Treasure

It used to be one of my favorites as well (I got a bit bored of it) but I don't think it's underrated: it is #4 on Best Iron Maiden Songs, and it has about 30 million views on YouTube. - Alkadikce

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4 Painkiller - Judas Priest

Metal Meltdown is faster - Alkadikce

No clean vocals in this - Userguy44

While it has some very fast sections, it's not extremely fast all the time - Metal_Treasure

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5 Shot to Hell - Laaz Rockit

In the early 80s Metallica was an opening act for these guys. - Metal_Treasure

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6 Ride the Sky - Helloween UListen to Sample
7 Through the Fire and Flames - Dragonforce UListen to Sample
8 Riding the Eagle - Primal Fear

The solo and drum fills are great. - Metal_Treasure

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9 Somewhere Out In Space - Gamma Ray UListen to Sample
10 Burnnn - Pantera

The Contenders

11 Banish from Sanctuary - Blind Guardian
12 Kill the King - Rainbow

Pretty fast for its time. - Userguy44

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13 The Kinslayer - Nightwish UListen to Sample
14 Hellion Rising - Hirax

Katon sings normally even when Hirax is a Thrash Metal band - Fretto

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15 Boiling Point - Iced Earth UListen to Sample
16 Ten Thousand Strong - Iced Earth UListen to Sample
17 Wanderlust - Nightwish UListen to Sample
18 Storming the Burning Fields - Dragonforce UListen to Sample
19 Destiny - Galneryus UListen to Sample
20 Washed Out - Savatage UListen to Sample
21 Fairytale - Edguy UListen to Sample
22 Demons and Angels - Primal Fear UListen to Sample
23 Rising Force - Yngwie UListen to Sample
24 A Light In the Black - Rainbow UListen to Sample
25 Metal Meltdown - Judas Priest UListen to Sample
26 Fast as a Shark - Accept UListen to Sample
27 Stargazers - Nightwish UListen to Sample
28 The Pharaoh Sails to Orion - Nightwish UListen to Sample
29 Operation Ground and Pound - Dragonforce UListen to Sample
30 Wings of Liberty - Dragonforce UListen to Sample
31 The Holy Grail - Blind Guardian

The entire song is very fast but vocals always impress me because they are some of the fastest in metal I know (he sings many words/notes per minute). - Metal_Treasure

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32 Highway Star - Metal Church

Thanks to whoever added it - Metal Church made it even faster. - Metal_Treasure

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33 Man on a Mission - Gamma Ray UListen to Sample
34 Forced to Fight - Lääz Rockit UListen to Sample
35 Journey Through the Dark - Blind Guardian
36 And There Was Silence - Primal Fear UListen to Sample
37 Until We Rise Again - Edguy UListen to Sample
38 Most Dangerous Game - Laaz Rockit

Only the intro is slow but it's a good opportunity to hear that the singer's got a great clean and melodic voice (Michael Coons). - Metal_Treasure

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39 Strike - Primal Fear UListen to Sample
40 Revenge - Paragon UListen to Sample
41 Get Fisted - Skull Fist UListen to Sample
42 Scream Murder - Savatage
43 Valhalla - Blind Guardian UListen to Sample
44 King for a Day - Primal Fear UListen to Sample
45 Father Time - Stratovarius UListen to Sample
46 Crownless - Nightwish UListen to Sample
47 Devil & The Deep Dark Ocean - Nightwish UListen to Sample
48 Revolution Deathsquad - Dragonforce UListen to Sample
49 Body Breakdown - Dragonforce UListen to Sample
50 Cry for Eternity - Dragonforce UListen to Sample
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Top Remixes (4)

1. The Trooper - Iron Maiden
2. Majesty - Blind Guardian
3. Aces High - Iron Maiden
1. The Trooper - Iron Maiden
2. Painkiller - Judas Priest
3. Kill the King - Rainbow
1. The Trooper - Iron Maiden
2. Painkiller - Judas Priest
3. Through the Fire and Flames - Dragonforce

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