best 80's speed metal band

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Ensiferum2k7
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best 80's speed metal band

Post#1 » Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:30 am

So, who is it?
Abbatoir, Savage Grace, Running Wild, ADX, Agent Steel,etc?
I'll make a poll after we figure our who deserves to be on the list.

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Post#2 » Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:27 am

Savage Grace and Damien Thorne.

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Post#3 » Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:43 am

ACID, SAVAGE GRACE, ADX, EXCITER, ...

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Fils Du Metal
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Post#4 » Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:49 am

SAVAGE GRACE

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Post#5 » Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:58 am

Maybe Mindless Sinner fits as speed metal? Atleast on turn in the power IMO

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Post#6 » Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:03 am

What single band would be the best one? Impossible to say! Top 10 list could be possible. Besides "Speed Metal" is pretty vague genre/label and often overlaps with "Power Metal" so discussing it can be hard because of the different views. For example: Melodic Speed Metal of germany is kinda the teutonic version of (real) Power Metal.

Anyways some good ones.

SAVAGE GRACE
RIOT
RUNNING WILD
ATLAIN
HELLOWEEN
TYRANT (Ger)
EXCITER (Can)
TENSION (US)
MARTYR (Hol)
KILLERS (Fra)
ACID (Bel)
ADX
EVIL BLOOD
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Post#7 » Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:36 am

I'd rather see a thread called "definition of speed metal?".

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Post#8 » Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:40 am

sovdat wrote:I'd rather see a thread called "definition of speed metal?".
There's an old thread about the definition of speed-metal :

http://www.thecorroseum.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=19

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Post#9 » Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:53 pm

Not to be a wet blanket, but I never liked the use of 'speed' as a genre. 'Speed' is just a tempo, not a style. Any band that plays fast enough could be considered speed, regardless of the style they play. Most 'speed metal' bands are, IMO, thrash or power bands that just tend to play fast songs most of the time, as opposed to other bands that play fast songs only some of the time :)
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Post#10 » Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:37 pm

The Erlking wrote:What single band would be the best one?
There is only one band I think of when I hear the term 'speed metal'

it's simple...and relentless...and incredible...

and easily... IRON ANGEL!
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Post#11 » Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:43 pm

The Erlking wrote:What single band would be the best one? Impossible to say!
AGENT STEEL. Ha! Proved your wrong.
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Post#12 » Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:48 pm

DaN wrote:
The Erlking wrote:What single band would be the best one? Impossible to say!
AGENT STEEL. Ha! Proved your wrong.
No way! They're good though :P
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Post#13 » Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:54 pm

DaN wrote:
The Erlking wrote:What single band would be the best one? Impossible to say!
AGENT STEEL. Ha! Proved your wrong.
Yeah, after IRON ANGEL ...for sure!
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Post#14 » Fri Oct 24, 2008 2:33 pm

Thrashy at times, power metal at others but first and foremost the best speed metal band ever: Helstar!

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Post#15 » Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:01 pm

AGENT STEEL ... no question about it ...

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