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Best Speed Metal Bands

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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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    Thrash metal, Groove metal, Rock music More
  3. 3
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    New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Rock music More
  4. 4
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    Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
  5. 5
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    Thrash metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal More
  6. 6
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    Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal More
  7. 7
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    Thrash metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal More
  8. 8
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    Thrash metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal More
  9. 9
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    Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Groove metal More
  10. 10
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    Thrash metal, Power metal, Heavy metal More
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    Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Power metal More
  12. 12
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    Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
  13. 13
    Up 12
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    Glam metal, Thrash metal, Power metal More
  14. 14
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    New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Power metal More
  15. 15
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    Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Black metal More
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    Thrash metal, Gothic rock, Industrial metal More
  17. 17
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    Progressive metal, Melodic music, Power metal More
  18. 18
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    Melodic Rock, Progressive metal, Power metal More
  19. 19
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    Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal More
  20. 20
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    Doom metal, Thrash metal, Progressive metal More
  21. 21
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    Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal More
  22. 22
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    Power metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal More
  23. 23
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    Thrash metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal More
  24. 24
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    Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Heavy metal More
  25. 25
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    Thrash metal, Power metal, Heavy metal More
  26. 26
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    Doom metal, Thrash metal, Rock music More
  27. 27
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    Black metal, Speed metal More
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    Dream Master

    Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal More
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    Viper

    Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Power metal More
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    Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal More
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    Swarm

    Heavy metal, Alternative rock, Speed metal More
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    Trauma

    Speed metal, Death metal More
  33. 33
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    Power metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal More
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    Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Power metal More
  35. 35
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    Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Black metal More
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    Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal More
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    Power metal, Heavy metal, Speed 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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    Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Speed metal More
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    Detente

    Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal More
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    Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal More
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    Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Melodic death metal More
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    Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal More
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    Hell's Kitchen

    Speed metal, Hard rock More
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    Overkill L.A.

    Thrash metal, Speed metal, Hardcore punk More
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    Power metal, Heavy metal, Traditional heavy metal More
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    Progressive metal, Instrumental rock, Heavy metal More
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    Septicaemia

    Melodic death metal, Speed metal More
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    Blues-rock, Stoner rock, Speed metal More
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