Defining the genres pt. I: Speed Metal

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Defining the genres pt. I: Speed Metal

Post#1 » Mon Jul 10, 2006 4:42 pm

It's always interesting to hear how different people define different metallic sub-genres. One mans Power is another mans Heavy etc. Let's take one label at a time starting with, let's say: SPEED METAL

Pick 3 songs that you think define the genre. I'm NOT asking for your all-time favourite songs here, just those titles that always pop up in your head whenever you hear the words "Speed Metal".

My 3:

Conjuration of the Watcher - ORIGINAL SIN
Agents of Steel - AGENT STEEL
Evil Attack - FUTURE TENSE

...and I'm not saying there's a specifically "right" interpretation of these labels. I just wanna probe your heads a little.

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Post#2 » Tue Jul 25, 2006 2:46 pm

EXCITER - Violence & Force
ABBATOIR - Screams from the Grave
IRON ANGEL - Sinner 666
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Post#3 » Tue Jul 25, 2006 3:21 pm

Speed metal? How about:

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM - IRON TEARS
AGENT STEELE - AGENTS OF STEEL
BLIND GUARDIAN - BANISH FROM SANCTUARY

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Post#4 » Tue Jul 25, 2006 3:38 pm

Just by hearing the words "SPEED METAL", the first 3 that come to mind are:

MURO - TELON DE ACERO
SAVAGE GRACE - MASTER OF DISGUISE
POKOLGEP - METAL AZ ESZ

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Post#5 » Tue Jul 25, 2006 4:33 pm

Exciter
Agent Steel
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Post#6 » Tue Jul 25, 2006 6:01 pm

Agent Steel - 144.000 gone
Savage Grace - We Came, We Saw, We Conquered
Anthrax - Soldiers of metal

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Re: Defining the genres pt. I: Speed Metal

Post#7 » Tue Jul 25, 2006 6:23 pm

I use to say that speed metal is fast heavy metal.

exciter - death revenge
agent steel - agents of steel
toxik - heart attack

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Post#8 » Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:54 pm

Accept - Fast As A Shark
Exciter - Violence & Force
Blind Guardian - alot of early songs come to mind
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Post#9 » Wed Jul 26, 2006 4:10 am

Hard question:

Bathory - Massacre (because it was total Speed back in the day, the fastest maybe)
Running Wild - Adrian SOS (Total Speed the German way)
Warhead - speedway

But it could be any band like Acid, Warrant, Agent Steel, etc

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Post#10 » Wed Jul 26, 2006 7:07 am

Hmm...
Korrozia Metalla "Spid"
Iron Angel "Rush of Power"
Living Death "You and Me"

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Post#11 » Wed Jul 26, 2006 8:01 am

I think the song that describes the SPEED METAL is
AGENT STEEL - Mad locoust rising
Then some Exiter, Iron Angel and stuff,..

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Post#12 » Wed Jul 26, 2006 8:11 am

Some of my fave speed songs :

ACID - Ghostriders
ANVIL - 666
HELLOWEEN - Ride the Sky
EXCITER - Pounding Metal

my fave speed albums :
Anvil Bitch - Rise to Offend
Thrust - Fist Held high
Running Wild - Gates to Purgatory
Acid - Acid
Acid - Maniac

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Post#13 » Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:49 am

Yes But we can't forget

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Post#14 » Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:51 am

Hm, it seems we have a pretty good consensus on what Speed Metal is all about. I remember when I first heard the term as a kid (years before I heard about Thrash or Death) - it was almost scary to think that there were bands out there who supposedly were even more brutal than ACCEPT, WASP and IRON MAIDEN. Everytime I hear the term 'Speed Metal' I still get that thrill and expectation of something brutal and forbidden. I just love that label for all the promises of Metallic bliss that it entails.

...and Fucking Åmål has the coolest nick ever. Salut! (killer movie too..)
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Post#15 » Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:36 am

DaN wrote:Hm, it seems we have a pretty good consensus on what Speed Metal is all about. I remember when I first heard the term as a kid (years before I heard about Thrash or Death) - it was almost scary to think that there were bands out there who supposedly were even more brutal than ACCEPT, WASP and IRON MAIDEN. Everytime I hear the term 'Speed Metal' I still get that thrill and expectation of something brutal and forbidden. I just love that label for all the promises of Metallic bliss that it entails.
Yeah! I remember that too! When thrash and speed came I though like what the fuck! Even seeing the covers from the last page of swedish magazine OKEJ(!) made me drool and get exited of all the scary pics. What was there... Warhead, Venom etc...
DaN wrote:...and Fucking Åmål has the coolest nick ever. Salut! (killer movie too..)
I was about to say this too! My fave swedish movie!

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