Speed Metal Style Overview
Speed Metal Music Description
Subgenre of heavy metal music that originated in the late 1970s from new wave of British heavy metal (NWOBHM) (Motörhead, Judas Priest) that will influence thrash metal.
In the early 80s, speed metal became the most popular form of heavy metal in the American underground. Speed metal crossed the New Wave of British Heavy Metal with hardcore punk and was extremely fast, abrasive and technically demanding.