Best Traditional Heavy Metal Songs

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21Wasted Years - Iron Maiden

Yeah, love this one. It's not fantasy-themed, just a great, catchy track about no regrets and appreciating the moment.

22Primal Concrete Sledge - Pantera

Because never has the title of a song been so fitting. Dimebag killing it.

23Metal Gods - Judas Priest
24Hell Patrol - Judas Priest
25Iron Man - Black Sabbath
26Children of the Grave - Black Sabbath
27Am I Evil? - Diamond Head
28Silent Jealousy - X-Japan
29Back In Black - AC/DC

It's hard rock. Great hard rock, but hard rock nonetheless.

30Cemetary Gates - Pantera
31A Touch of Evil - Judas Priest
32Gates of Babylon
33July - Katatonia

This track is so heavy, so moving, and I never tire of it. Spine-tingling stuff from the excellent album The Great Cold Distance.

34Ghost In the Machine - Like Thieves

Emotive and crushing from some of the best, though least known, going round. YouTube it.

35Shadow Moses - Bring Me the Horizon

One of the most venomous and emotive metal tracks I've ever heard. Not even Korn could replicate this fury and these breakdowns. Traditional? Probably not.

36Sweet Leaf - Black Sabbath

Let's keep it traditional then, and keep the die-hards happy with some Sweet Leaf.

37Children of the Damned - Iron Maiden
38Flight of Icarus - Iron Maiden

Man, Iron Maiden were the business on their first 5 classics, and this classic is just one of many.

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39Green Manalishi - Judas Priest

I think it's a cover, but they own it.

4022 Acacia Avenue - Iron Maiden
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