Speed Metal Symphony

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Speed Metal Symphony
Studio album by Cacophony
Released 1987 (1987)[1]
Recorded May–June 1987 at Prairie Sun Recording Studios in Cotati, California
Genre Heavy metal, neo-classical metal
Length 45:07
Label Shrapnel
Producer Marty Friedman, Mike Varney
Cacophony chronology
Speed Metal Symphony
Go Off!
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Speed Metal Symphony is the first studio album by heavy metal band Cacophony, released in 1987 through Shrapnel Records. In a 2009 article by Guitar World magazine, the album was ranked ninth on the all-time top ten list of shred albums.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Savage"   Marty Friedman 5:48
2. "Where My Fortune Lies"   Friedman, Jason Becker 4:32
3. "The Ninja"   Friedman 7:24
4. "Concerto"   Friedman, Becker 4:37
5. "Burn the Ground"   Friedman, Becker 6:50
6. "Desert Island"   Friedman 6:24
7. "Speed Metal Symphony"   Friedman, Becker 9:32
Total length:



  1. ^ a b Hinds, Andy. "Speed Metal Symphony - Cacophony". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-10-31.
  2. ^ Guitar World Staff (2009-07-09). "Top 10 Shred Albums of All Time". Guitar World. Future US. Archived from the original on 2011-05-28. Retrieved 2013-10-31.

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