Best Traditional Heavy Metal Songs

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1Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden

A lot of Iron Maiden songs deserve to be in this list. But Hallowed be thy name for the win!

Yeah, I'm a Metallica fanboy, but this song rightly deserves to be #1. It builds and builds and builds...epic track from Iron Maiden's greatest album.

I can spend my whole life with this guys music - the best band on earth. I love maiden - thanks for giving such a great music - Karthik Blore

2Painkiller - Judas Priest
3The Trooper - Iron Maiden
4Stargazer - Rainbow

The way Blackmore uses the phyrigian dominant scale is crazy. He uses it to bring us back to the time of an Egyptian slave. Then, Dio's vocals bring us into the world of a man who worked his whole live for nothing when the man he was working for fails in his quest.

Epic. Dio and Blackmore killing it.

5Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath
6Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Iron Maiden

This classic is longer than the poem that inspired it. Epic Maiden.

7Phantom of the Opera - Iron Maiden
8Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
9Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden
10Mr. Crowley - Ozzy Osbourne

The Newcomers

?Holy Diver - DioV1 Comment
?Rainbow in the Dark - Dio

The Contenders

11Aces High - Iron Maiden
12Battle Hymn - Manowar
13The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
14Metal Heart - Accept
15Metal Meltdown - Judas Priest
16The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner - Iron Maiden

Great vocal line, great guitars and bass. The drums are ok, but I could imagine rhythm and sound of drums if it was played by original and inventive Clive Burr R.I.P.

17Ram It Down - Judas Priest
18Breaking the Law - Judas Priest
19Angel Witch - Angel Witch
20Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
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1. Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
2. Stargazer - Rainbow
3. Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath
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1. Painkiller - Judas Priest
2. Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
3. Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Iron Maiden
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