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Best Speed Metal Bands

Speed metal artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good speed metal bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top speed metal bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Speed metal groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all speed metal bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest speed metal bands of all time, since the most famous speed metal artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best speed metal music.

You can click on the speed metal band names to see more information about that particular notable speed metal group. If they're near the top of the best speed metal artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top speed metal bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the speed metal band names themselves.

This list below has everything from Metallica to Eddie Van Halen. Click thumbs up for the items you do like and downvote the items you think are dumb. This list includes items like Judas Priest and Megadeth so you have a lot of choices to vote on.

All important, significant and iconic names in speed metal music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new speed metal bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of speed metal, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into speed metal music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good speed metal bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent speed metal bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best speed metal bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest speed metal musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular speed metal bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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    Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music More
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    New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Rock music More
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    Thrash metal, Groove metal, Rock music More
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    Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Groove metal More
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    Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
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    New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Power metal More
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    Thrash metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal More
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    Glam metal, Thrash metal, Power metal More
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    Thrash metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal More
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    Progressive metal, Melodic music, Power metal More
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    Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
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    Thrash metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal More
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    Thrash metal, Power metal, Heavy metal More
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    Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal More
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    Glam metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal More
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    Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal More
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    Thrash metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal More
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    Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal More
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    Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal More
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    Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Power metal More
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    Power metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal More
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    Melodic Rock, Progressive metal, Power metal More
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    Black metal, Power metal, Heavy metal More
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    Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal More
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    Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Industrial metal More
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    Thrash metal, Gothic rock, Industrial metal More
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    Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Power metal More
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    Doom metal, Thrash metal, Progressive metal More
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    Rock music, Heavy metal, Acoustic music More
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    Malice

    Heavy metal, Speed metal More
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    Jaguar

    Heavy metal, Speed metal More
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    Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal More
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    Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Black metal More
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    Thrash metal, Metalcore, Power metal More
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    Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Power metal More
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    Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Heavy metal More
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    Anonymus

    Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal More
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    Metalcore, Heavy metal, Speed metal More
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    Doom metal, Heavy metal, Stoner rock More
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    Chorny Kofe

    Heavy metal, Speed metal, Christian metal More
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    Thrash metal, Power metal, Heavy metal More
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    Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Black metal More
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    Power metal, Heavy metal, Neo-classical metal More
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    Progressive metal, Instrumental rock, Heavy metal More
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    Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal More
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    Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal More
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    Glam metal, Thrash metal, Progressive metal More
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    Doom metal, Thrash metal, Rock music More
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    Power metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal More
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    Thrash metal, Power metal, Heavy metal More
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