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15th Mar '17 6:46:32 AM HasturHasturHastur
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Speed Metal is, according to some [[{{Fandom}} Metalheads]], the forerunner of what are now known as ThrashMetal, GrooveMetal, DeathMetal and BlackMetal. In short, it's what happens when you take traditional HeavyMetal and use some HardcorePunk influences to speed it UpToEleven; perhaps not as fast as its more extreme succesors, but certainly fast enough to serve as inspiration. To word it as succinctly and unambiguously as possible, it's metal that is too thrashy to be trad but not thrashy enough to actually be full-on thrash.

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Speed Metal is, according to some [[{{Fandom}} Metalheads]], the forerunner of what are now known as ThrashMetal, GrooveMetal, DeathMetal and BlackMetal. In short, it's what happens when you take traditional HeavyMetal and use some HardcorePunk influences to speed it UpToEleven; perhaps not as fast as its more extreme succesors, but certainly fast enough to serve as inspiration. To word it as succinctly and unambiguously as possible, it's metal that is too thrashy to be trad but not thrashy enough to actually be full-on thrash, usually also with more of an overtly punkish feel than is typical for thrash.


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* Hellish


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* Voivod (first two albums)
26th Oct '16 8:25:31 AM HasturHasturHastur
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The first band generally considered to have played SpeedMetal[[note]]The UrExample is probably either Music/{{Queen}}'s 1974 song "Stone Cold Crazy" or Budgie's 1972 song "Breadfan"[[/note]] is Music/{{Motorhead}}, as exemplified with hits such as ''Music/AceOfSpades'' and "Overkill". Many bands in the NewWaveOfBritishHeavyMetal (NWOBHM), particularly Music/{{Iron Maiden}}, Music/{{Judas Priest}}, and Diamond Head, played in this genre and served as inspiration to many a young ThrashMetal act. A more notorious SpeedMetal band would be Music/{{Venom}}, whose blatantly [[RockMeAsmodeus satanic]] themes and DarkerAndEdgier atmosphere inspired started the First Wave of BlackMetal, which laid the foundations for the heavier, less-melodic side of ThrashMetal, DeathMetal, and of course, BlackMetal as a genre. Later came Music/{{Helloween}}, whose more melodic approach gave rise to European PowerMetal.

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The first band generally considered to have played SpeedMetal[[note]]The UrExample is probably either Music/{{Queen}}'s 1974 song "Stone Cold Crazy" or Budgie's 1972 song "Breadfan"[[/note]] is Music/{{Motorhead}}, as exemplified with hits such as ''Music/AceOfSpades'' and "Overkill". Many bands in the NewWaveOfBritishHeavyMetal (NWOBHM), particularly Music/{{Iron Maiden}}, Music/{{Judas Priest}}, Raven, and Diamond Head, played in this genre and served as inspiration to many a young ThrashMetal act. A more notorious SpeedMetal band would be Music/{{Venom}}, whose blatantly [[RockMeAsmodeus satanic]] themes and DarkerAndEdgier atmosphere inspired started the First Wave of BlackMetal, which laid the foundations for the heavier, less-melodic side of ThrashMetal, DeathMetal, and of course, BlackMetal as a genre.genre, while various young bands from Ontario (primarily Anvil, Exciter, and Razor) also proved influential. Later came Music/{{Helloween}}, whose more melodic approach gave rise to European PowerMetal.


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* Speedwolf
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6th Oct '16 8:23:21 PM caesium_orange
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The first band generally considered to have played SpeedMetal[[note]]The UrExample is probably either Music/{{Queen}}'s 1974 song "Stone Cold Crazy" or Budgie's 1972 song "Breadfan"[[/note]] is Music/{{Motorhead}}, as exemplified with hits such as ''Music/AceOfSpades'' and "Overkill". Many bands in the NewWaveOfBritishHeavyMetal (NWOBHM), particularly Music/{{Iron Maiden}}, Music/{{Judas Priest}}, and Diamond Head, played in this genre and served as inspiration to many a young ThrashMetal act. A more notorious SpeedMetal band would be Music/{{Venom}}, whose blatantly [[RockMeAsmodeus satanic]] themes and DarkerAndEdgier atmosphere inspired started the First Wave of BlackMetal, which laid the foundations of for the heavier, less-melodic side of ThrashMetal, DeathMetal, and of course, BlackMetal as a genre. Later came Music/{{Helloween}}, whose more melodic approach gave rise to European PowerMetal.

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The first band generally considered to have played SpeedMetal[[note]]The UrExample is probably either Music/{{Queen}}'s 1974 song "Stone Cold Crazy" or Budgie's 1972 song "Breadfan"[[/note]] is Music/{{Motorhead}}, as exemplified with hits such as ''Music/AceOfSpades'' and "Overkill". Many bands in the NewWaveOfBritishHeavyMetal (NWOBHM), particularly Music/{{Iron Maiden}}, Music/{{Judas Priest}}, and Diamond Head, played in this genre and served as inspiration to many a young ThrashMetal act. A more notorious SpeedMetal band would be Music/{{Venom}}, whose blatantly [[RockMeAsmodeus satanic]] themes and DarkerAndEdgier atmosphere inspired started the First Wave of BlackMetal, which laid the foundations of for the heavier, less-melodic side of ThrashMetal, DeathMetal, and of course, BlackMetal as a genre. Later came Music/{{Helloween}}, whose more melodic approach gave rise to European PowerMetal.
6th Oct '16 8:21:50 PM caesium_orange
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The first band generally considered to have played SpeedMetal[[note]]The UrExample is probably either Music/{{Queen}}'s 1974 song "Stone Cold Crazy" or Budgie's 1972 song "Breadfan"[[/note]] is Music/{{Motorhead}}, as exemplified with hits such as ''Music/AceOfSpades'' and "Overkill". Many bands in the NewWaveOfBritishHeavyMetal (NWOBHM), particularly Music/{{Iron Maiden}} and Diamond Head, played in this genre and served as inspiration to many a young ThrashMetal act. A more notorious SpeedMetal band would be Music/{{Venom}}, whose blatantly [[RockMeAsmodeus satanic]] themes and DarkerAndEdgier atmosphere inspired started the First Wave of BlackMetal, which laid the foundations of for the heavier, less-melodic side of ThrashMetal, DeathMetal, and of course, BlackMetal as a genre. Later came Music/{{Helloween}}, whose more melodic approach gave rise to European PowerMetal. Music/JudasPriest would also be a part of this movement, if the album ''Painkiller'' is anything to go by.

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The first band generally considered to have played SpeedMetal[[note]]The UrExample is probably either Music/{{Queen}}'s 1974 song "Stone Cold Crazy" or Budgie's 1972 song "Breadfan"[[/note]] is Music/{{Motorhead}}, as exemplified with hits such as ''Music/AceOfSpades'' and "Overkill". Many bands in the NewWaveOfBritishHeavyMetal (NWOBHM), particularly Music/{{Iron Maiden}} Maiden}}, Music/{{Judas Priest}}, and Diamond Head, played in this genre and served as inspiration to many a young ThrashMetal act. A more notorious SpeedMetal band would be Music/{{Venom}}, whose blatantly [[RockMeAsmodeus satanic]] themes and DarkerAndEdgier atmosphere inspired started the First Wave of BlackMetal, which laid the foundations of for the heavier, less-melodic side of ThrashMetal, DeathMetal, and of course, BlackMetal as a genre. Later came Music/{{Helloween}}, whose more melodic approach gave rise to European PowerMetal. Music/JudasPriest would also be a part of this movement, if the album ''Painkiller'' is anything to go by.
PowerMetal.
6th Oct '16 8:20:43 PM caesium_orange
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The first band generally considered to have played SpeedMetal[[note]]The UrExample is probably either Music/{{Queen}}'s 1974 song "Stone Cold Crazy" or Budgie's 1972 song "Breadfan"[[/note]] is Music/{{Motorhead}}, as exemplified with hits such as ''Music/AceOfSpades'' and "Overkill". Many bands in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM), particularly Music/{{Iron Maiden}} and Diamond Head, played in this genre and served as inspiration to many a young ThrashMetal act. A more notorious SpeedMetal band would be Music/{{Venom}}, whose blatantly [[RockMeAsmodeus satanic]] themes and DarkerAndEdgier atmosphere inspired started the First Wave of BlackMetal, which laid the foundations of for the heavier, less-melodic side of ThrashMetal, DeathMetal, and of course, BlackMetal as a genre. Later came Music/{{Helloween}}, whose more melodic approach gave rise to European PowerMetal. Music/JudasPriest would also be a part of this movement, if the album ''Painkiller'' is anything to go by.

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The first band generally considered to have played SpeedMetal[[note]]The UrExample is probably either Music/{{Queen}}'s 1974 song "Stone Cold Crazy" or Budgie's 1972 song "Breadfan"[[/note]] is Music/{{Motorhead}}, as exemplified with hits such as ''Music/AceOfSpades'' and "Overkill". Many bands in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal NewWaveOfBritishHeavyMetal (NWOBHM), particularly Music/{{Iron Maiden}} and Diamond Head, played in this genre and served as inspiration to many a young ThrashMetal act. A more notorious SpeedMetal band would be Music/{{Venom}}, whose blatantly [[RockMeAsmodeus satanic]] themes and DarkerAndEdgier atmosphere inspired started the First Wave of BlackMetal, which laid the foundations of for the heavier, less-melodic side of ThrashMetal, DeathMetal, and of course, BlackMetal as a genre. Later came Music/{{Helloween}}, whose more melodic approach gave rise to European PowerMetal. Music/JudasPriest would also be a part of this movement, if the album ''Painkiller'' is anything to go by.
6th Oct '16 8:19:43 PM caesium_orange
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Speed Metal is, according to some [[{{Fandom}} Metalheads]], the forerunner of what is now known as ThrashMetal, GrooveMetal, DeathMetal and BlackMetal. In short, this is what happens when you take the sounds of the NWOBHM (Iron Maiden, etc) and use some HardcorePunk influences to speed it UpToEleven, SpeedMetal is ''fast'', not as fast as his more brutal succesors, but certainly fast enough to inspire the other subgenres. To word it as succinctly and unambiguously as possible, it's metal that is too thrashy to be trad but not thrashy enough to actually be full-on thrash.

The first band generally considered to have played SpeedMetal[[note]]The UrExample is probably either Music/{{Queen}}'s 1974 song "Stone Cold Crazy" or Budgie's 1972 song "Breadfan"[[/note]] is the famous Music/{{Motorhead}} with hits such as ''Music/AceOfSpades'' and "Overkill". Another known SpeedMetal band is the infamous Music/{{Venom}}, whose blatantly [[RockMeAsmodeus satanic]] themes and DarkerAndEdgier atmosphere eventually started the first Wave of BlackMetal (Essentially SpeedMetal or ThrashMetal [[UnbuiltTrope with some elements of what the genre would later become]]). Then, we have Music/{{Helloween}}, whose more melodic approach eventually gave rise to european PowerMetal. Music/JudasPriest would also be a part of this movement, if the album ''Painkiller'' is anything to go by.

Speed metal eventually evolved into ThrashMetal, Extreme Metal (BlackMetal and DeathMetal) and PowerMetal.

Although many tend to equate SpeedMetal to the more agressive ThrashMetal, there is a distinct difference between them. In his book ''Sound of the Beast: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal'', Ian Christe states that "...thrash metal relies more on long, wrenching rhythmic breaks, while speed metal... is a cleaner and more musically intricate subcategory, still loyal to the dueling melodies of classic metal."

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Speed Metal is, according to some [[{{Fandom}} Metalheads]], the forerunner of what is are now known as ThrashMetal, GrooveMetal, DeathMetal and BlackMetal. In short, this is it's what happens when you take the sounds of the NWOBHM (Iron Maiden, etc) traditional HeavyMetal and use some HardcorePunk influences to speed it UpToEleven, SpeedMetal is ''fast'', UpToEleven; perhaps not as fast as his its more brutal extreme succesors, but certainly fast enough to inspire the other subgenres.serve as inspiration. To word it as succinctly and unambiguously as possible, it's metal that is too thrashy to be trad but not thrashy enough to actually be full-on thrash.

The first band generally considered to have played SpeedMetal[[note]]The UrExample is probably either Music/{{Queen}}'s 1974 song "Stone Cold Crazy" or Budgie's 1972 song "Breadfan"[[/note]] is the famous Music/{{Motorhead}} Music/{{Motorhead}}, as exemplified with hits such as ''Music/AceOfSpades'' and "Overkill". Another known Many bands in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM), particularly Music/{{Iron Maiden}} and Diamond Head, played in this genre and served as inspiration to many a young ThrashMetal act. A more notorious SpeedMetal band is the infamous would be Music/{{Venom}}, whose blatantly [[RockMeAsmodeus satanic]] themes and DarkerAndEdgier atmosphere eventually inspired started the first First Wave of BlackMetal, which laid the foundations of for the heavier, less-melodic side of ThrashMetal, DeathMetal, and of course, BlackMetal (Essentially SpeedMetal or ThrashMetal [[UnbuiltTrope with some elements of what the genre would later become]]). Then, we have as a genre. Later came Music/{{Helloween}}, whose more melodic approach eventually gave rise to european European PowerMetal. Music/JudasPriest would also be a part of this movement, if the album ''Painkiller'' is anything to go by.

Speed metal eventually evolved into ThrashMetal, Extreme Metal (BlackMetal and DeathMetal) and PowerMetal.

Although many tend to equate SpeedMetal to the more agressive aggressive ThrashMetal, there is are a number of distinct difference differences between them. In his book ''Sound of the Beast: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal'', Ian Christe states that "...thrash metal relies more on long, wrenching rhythmic breaks, while speed metal... is a cleaner and more musically intricate subcategory, still loyal to the dueling melodies of classic metal."
16th Aug '16 11:03:18 AM djbj
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* Music/{{Metallica}}
** 1984 - ''Music/RideTheLightning''
** 1986 - ''Music/MasterOfPuppets''

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* Music/{{Metallica}}
** 1984 - ''Music/RideTheLightning''
** 1986 - ''Music/MasterOfPuppets''
Music/{{Metallica}} (mixed with ThrashMetal on ''Kill 'Em All'')
16th Aug '16 10:58:54 AM djbj
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** 1987 - ''Music/{{Abigail}}''
1st Jun '16 10:22:15 PM sharkcrap11
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* [[Music/RonnieJamesDio Dio]] (enter this territory fairly often, generally combined with TraditionalHeavyMetal)
18th Apr '16 10:12:49 PM aye_amber
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* Music/{{Tremonti}} (mixed with AlternativeMetal)

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* Music/{{Tremonti}} (mixed ''Tremonti'' (Mixed with AlternativeMetal)
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