Metal Museum - Speed Metal - (Vol.18 of 20)

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Speed metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal that spawned in the early 1980s and was the direct musical progenitor of thrash metal. When Speed metal first emerged as a genre, it innovatively increased the tempo of the music template set forth by Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, and Deep Purple while keeping their melodic ideas. Speed Metal can find its significant beginnings with NWOBHM bands.
Many speed metal bands also ostensibly fall within the categories of other heavy metal sub-genres, typically Thrash metal and Power metal. This is mainly due to the influence speed metal had on the development of these genres, although it should also be mentioned that Speed metal was used by some Glam metal and New Wave of British Heavy Metal groups during the 1980s. Many Japanese bands from the 1980s to the present can also be described as speed metal, largely due to the success of X Japan. (WIKI)

01 - Children Of Bodom - Needled 24-7
02 - Firewind - Burning Earth
03 - Gamma Ray - Hell Is Thy Home
04 - Kalmah - One From The Stands
05 - Iron Savior - Ironbound
06 - Powergod - Back To Attack
07 - Megadeth - She Wolf
08 - Grave Digger - Desert Rose
09 - Eterna - Epiphany
10 - Anthrax - Refuse To Be Denied
11 - Bulldozer - Art Of Deception
12 - Stormwarrior - Odinn's Warriors
13 - Helloween - The Invisible Man
14 - Cacophony - Savage
15 - Whiplash - Spiral Of Violence
16 - Vampyr - Indianapolis