Speed Metal has its roots in NWOBHM and would lay the foundation for later extreme metal genres. As the the name already suggests, it’s all about speed. In this it’s much like Thrash Metal – which is probably why Speed logos can easily be mistaken for Thrash logos –, but it’s lyrically less abrasive and musically more melodic. “But Coroner also play melodic things. And so do Testament.” Yes. So what sets Speed logos apart from the rest? I’d say these, more than others, convey a visual sense of speed, which is why often the letters are designed in a cursive style and drawn together in a single line, or if not that at least packed closely together.
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