Best Traditional Heavy Metal Songs


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41The Prisoner - Iron Maiden

Because of the killer opening and middle solos. Beast!

42Purgatory - Iron Maiden
43Where Eagles Dare - Iron Maiden
44Powerslave - Iron Maiden
45Damage Inc. - Metallica

Because it's ferocious, technical, and brutalises every song on here - plus I'm sick of propping up Maiden fans.

46Passenger - Deftones

Because the only reason to own Deftone's album White Pony is to have Maynard James Keenan whispering you into a false sense of security, then bring the house down with the best chorus he's ever written. Venomous!

47Nothing Else Matters - Metallica

Because this is Hetfield's baby, thru and thru, and it is a tremendous ballad with a big heart, and his closing solo is a moving one.

48Say You'll Haunt Me - Stone Sour

Corey Taylor killing it lyrically and vocally in a moving tribute to love and loss.

49Stone the Crow - Down

Anselmo demonstrating that the guy can still sing with equal parts emotion and gusto.

50Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - Black Sabbath

Because it's their most crushing track.

51Kill the King - Rainbow
52Child In Time - Deep Purple

The kings of progressive metal back in the day delivering their epic masterpiece. Timeless.

53Eat the Rich - Krokus

This track was a worldwide metal classic way back when, and whilst they're essentially a hard rock outfit, Headhunter was a metal album - one of my first.

54One - Metallica

Yeah, I'm bored of it too. But there's no doubt about it being one of netal's finest tracks.

55Closer - Nine Inch Nails
56Institutionalized - Suicidal Tendencies

Yes, it's a punk track, but on the remake they toughen this up to an aggressive metal track. Just one Pepsi, that's all I wanted, just one Pepsi, and she wouldn't give it to me...

57Victim of Changes - Judas Priest
58Dance of Death - Iron Maiden
59Master of Puppets - Metallica

Of course it's traditional. It's 30-years old and thrash is 35-years old, which means thrash is more traditional than most forms of metal. Pfft!

It's Not Traditional Heavy Metal, it's thrash metal - Metal_Treasure

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