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58 bands
Rank Image Band / Formed / Genres Albums
1
Megadeth
1983, United States
Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, Speed Metal
2
Slayer
1981, United States
Thrash Metal, Speed Metal
Reign in Blood (1986)  #5
Hell Awaits (1985)  #37
3
Gamma Ray
1989, Germany
Power Metal, Speed Metal, Heavy Metal
Land of the Free (1995)  #134
Power Plant (1999)  #155
4
Blind Guardian
1986, Germany
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal, Speed Metal
5
Darkthrone
1987, Norway
Black Metal, Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Speed Metal
6
Anthrax
1981, United States
Thrash Metal, Speed Metal, Groove Metal
Among the Living (1987)  #248
Persistence of Time (1990)  #1063
Spreading the Disease (1985)  #1121
7
Running Wild
1979, Germany
Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Speed Metal
Port Royal (1988)  #1390
Death or Glory (1989)  #1922
Masquerade (1995)  #3929
8
Venom
1979, United Kingdom
Heavy Metal, Speed Metal, NWOBHM
Welcome to Hell (1981)  #2502
Black Metal (1982)  #2662
Warhead (1984)  [Single]
9
Grave Digger
1980, Germany
Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Speed Metal
25 to Live (2005)  [Live]
Tunes of Wacken (2002)  [Live]
10
Toxic Holocaust
1999, United States
Speed Metal, Thrash Metal, Black Metal
Conjure and Command (2011)  #2488
Primal Future: 2019 (2019)  #3623
11
Riot
1975, United States
Heavy Metal, Speed Metal, Power Metal
12
Iron Savior
1996, Germany
Power Metal, Speed Metal
Unification (1999)  #4253
Skycrest (2020)  #4353
Battering Ram (2004)  #4414
13
Cacophony
1986, United States
Heavy Metal, Neoclassical Metal, Speed Metal
Speed Metal Symphony (1987)  #611
Go Off! (1988)  #3995
14
Angel Dust
1984, Germany
Speed Metal, Thrash Metal, Melodic Metal, Power Metal
Bleed (1999)  #942
Border of Reality (1998)  #2715
Enlighten the Darkness (2000)  #3676
15
Scanner
1986, Germany
Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Speed Metal
Terminal Earth (1989)  #2534
Hypertrace (1988)  #3354
Ball of the Damned (1997)  #3970
16
Enforcer
2004, Sweden
Heavy Metal, Speed Metal
Diamonds (2010)  #2204
Death by Fire (2013)  #4463
Into the Night (2008)  #5693
17
Viper
1985, Brazil
Power Metal, Speed Metal
Theatre of Fate (1989)  #3091
Soldiers of Sunrise (1987)  #4616
18
Paradox
1986, Germany
Power Metal, Thrash Metal, Speed Metal
Heresy (1989)  #2183
Tales of the Weird (2012)  #2769
Product of Imagination (1987)  #3784
19
Razor
1983, Canada
Thrash Metal, Speed Metal
Violent Restitution (1988)  #2873
Evil Invaders (1985)  #3150
Shotgun Justice (1990)  #4891
20
Toxik
United States
Technical Thrash Metal, Speed Metal
World Circus (1987)  #1806
Dis Morta (2022)  #2391
Wasteland (1986)  [Demo]
21
Legend
2006, Korea
Power Metal, Speed Metal
The Lost World (2009)  #5413
Legend (2007)  [Demo]
Force of Glory (2009)  [Compilation]
22
Bulldozer
1980, Italy
Black Metal, Speed Metal, Thrash Metal
IX (1987)  #4517
The Day of Wrath (1985)  #4816
Alive...in Poland (1990)  [Live]
23
Striker
2007, Canada
Heavy Metal, Speed Metal
Eyes in the Night (2010)  #3058
Armed to the Teeth (2012)  #3599
24
Holy Moses
1980, Germany
Speed Metal, Thrash Metal
Agony of Death (2008)  #4812
Finished With the Dogs (1987)  #6928
25
Living Death
1981, Germany
Thrash Metal, Speed Metal
26
Exciter
1978, Canada
Heavy Metal, Speed Metal
27
Stormwarrior
1998, Germany
Power Metal, Speed Metal
Heading Northe (2008)  #6240
Thunder & Steele (2014)  #6976
StormWarrior (2002)  #7225
28
Metalucifer
1995, Japan
Traditional Heavy Metal, Speed Metal
Heavy Metal Bulldozer (2009)  #2616
Heavy Metal Chainsaw (2001)  #4897
Heavy Metal Drill (1996)  #6961
29
Agent Steel
1984, United States
Speed Metal, Thrash Metal
Unstoppable Force (1987)  #3195
Omega Conspiracy (1999)  #4120
Skeptics Apocalypse (1985)  #5571
30
Midnight
2003, United States
Black Metal, Speed Metal
Satanic Royalty (2011)  #5691
Complete and Total Hell (2012)  [Compilation]
31
Hexenhaus
1987, Sweden
Technical Thrash Metal, Speed Metal
Dejavoodoo (1997)  #3594
Awakening (1991)
32
ADX
France
Speed Metal
33
Liege Lord
1982, United States
Power Metal, Speed Metal
34
Power From Hell
2002, Brazil
Black Metal, Thrash Metal, Speed Metal
The True Metal (2004)  #5301
Sadismo (2007)
35
Sex Machineguns
1990, Japan
Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Speed Metal
S.M. Show I (2000)  [Video]
SM Show Finale (2003)  [Video]
45° (2009)
36
Intruder
1987, United States
Technical Thrash Metal, Speed Metal
Escape from Pain (1990)  [EP]
37
Skull Fist
2006, Canada
Heavy Metal, Speed Metal
Head öf the Pack (2011)  #4529
Chasing the Dream (2014)  #7673
Heavier Than Metal (2010)  [EP]
38
Bellzlleb
1985, Japan
Heavy Metal, Doom Metal, Speed Metal, Black Metal
Bellzlleb (1989)  #1708
祈り (Inori) (1990)  [EP]
Satanic Metal (1986)  [EP]
39
Pokolgép
1980, Hungary
Power Metal, Speed Metal
40
Holy Terror
1986, United States
Thrash Metal, Speed Metal
Mind Wars (1988)  #4527
El Revengo (2006)  [Compilation]
Terror and Submission (1987)  #8223
41
Malice
1980, United States
Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Speed Metal
42
Stone
1985, Finland
Speed Metal, Thrash Metal
43
Dr. Mastermind
1985, United States
Heavy Metal, Speed Metal, Neoclassical Metal
Dr. Mastermind (1986)  #4940
44
Joel Grind
United States
Black Metal, Speed Metal
Cross Damnation (2012)  [Single]
Pentagrammaton (2013)  [Single]
45
Diabolic Night
2013, Germany
Heavy Metal, Speed Metal, Black Metal
Beyond the Realm (2019)  #3267
46
Antidote
1986, Finland
Speed Metal, Thrash Metal
Total (1994)
Mind Alive (1996)
The Truth (1992)  #8059
47
Outrage
1982, Japan
Speed Metal, Thrash Metal
Outrage (2009)
Black Clouds (1988)  #6622
48
The Great Kat
1986, United States
Speed Metal, Thrash Metal
Total Insanity (2008)  [Compilation]
Worship Me or Die! (1987)  #7657
49
Sex Virgin Killer
2006, Japan
Power Metal, Speed Metal, Thrash Metal
Sex or Die (2008)  [EP]
0 (Zero) (2009)  [Single]
Vazinism (2017)
50
Znöwhite
United States
Speed Metal
Act of God (1988)
All Hail to Thee (1984)  [EP]
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 42,696
Reviews : 9,980
Albums : 153,531
Lyrics : 198,741