Greatest Metal Epics of All Time


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1Master of Puppets - Metallica
2A Change of Seasons - Dream Theater
3Dante's Inferno - Iced Earth
4Alexander the Great - Iron Maiden
5War Pigs - Black Sabbath
6The Odyssey - Symphony X
7Stargazer - Rainbow

Everything is epic here: epic drum intro, epic vocals, epic solo and that epic riff. The groove in the riff makes it sound like The Bolero of metal music. And Ritchie Blackmore played it like the metal Maurice Ravel.

Oh yes, an epic outro, too. This song is an epic metal masterpiece start to finish. - Metal_Treasure

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8Victim of Changes - Judas Priest
9Home - Dream Theater
10Octavarium - Dream Theater

The Contenders

11Cemetery Gates - Pantera
12Child In Time - Deep Purple
13Sacred Worlds - Blind Guardian

Impressive symphonic metal - can't get more epic than this. Outstanding music, vocals and performance in general - one of the most beautiful and powerful pieces I've ever heard. - Metal_Treasure

14One - Metallica
15Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
16Phantom Of The Opera - Iron Maiden

This is my fave epic song by Maiden. Love both versions (Paul and Bruce) but maybe prefer Bruce's rendition from the Live After Death album - because it's faster. - Metal_Treasure

17Cemetary Gates - Pantera
18Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Iron Maiden
19Shogun - Trivium
20Morphine Child - Savatage

A hidden gem - all preconditions for being unnoticed: the band is underrated in general, and this awesome piece came out in 2001, which was way after their relative peak in 1990-1992. - Metal_Treasure

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Top Remixes (6)

1. Stargazer - Rainbow
2. Dante's Inferno - Iced Earth
3. Sacred Worlds - Blind Guardian
1. A Change of Seasons - Dream Theater
2. Dante's Inferno - Iced Earth
3. Master of Puppets - Metallica
1. Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Iron Maiden
2. Octavarium - Dream Theater
3. Dante's Inferno - Iced Earth

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