Top Ten Albums that Ended with Their Best Song

The Top Ten

1 The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden

Hallowed Be Thy Name is still my fave song by Iron Maiden - Metal_Treasure

2 Blackwater Park - Opeth

I forgot this one, thanks metal_treasure

3 Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence - Dream Theater

Okay I'm going to be straight up honest here. Six Degrees (the song) just doesn't do it for me. I much prefer 4 of the other songs over this (all but Disappear). My problem with the song and why I don't think it's better than some of their other big epics, is that the song feels more like an album rather than a full 42 minute song like I was hoping. It flows in a way that it be much better if it was all just developed into a full album. It has it's own entire concept and everything. All the other songs, The Glass Prison, The Great Debate, Blind Faith, Misunderstood felt like actual songs. They were focused, structured well and made sense in where they transitioned. Six Degrees felt like more or less, the band had one too many ideas, so they shoved it all into this song. It felt very inconsistent and disappointing as I was expecting something a bit more focused. Sometimes less is more as they say. That's my unpopular opinion but I guess I prefer a more focused idea in a song rather ...more - cjWriter1997

I agree with your comment, The Glass Prison is the best song from this album if you ask me, it's also the best part of the Twelve Step Suite - christangrant

Song: Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence
42 minutes but worth it for sure. It moves around a lot so it’s really easy to get through.

4 Burnt Offerings - Iced Earth

Song: Dante’s Inferno

5 Colors - Between the Buried and Me

Song: White Walls
Concludes the album fantastically and has some of the best last 5 minutes a song could have - cjWriter1997

6 At the Edge of Time - Blind Guardian

It closes with Wheel of Time - Metal_Treasure

7 Load - Metallica
8 Operation: Mindcrime - Queensrÿche

Song: Eyes Of A Stranger
The album I got my username from. And that’s for a reason. This album is perfection, from start to finish.

9 Somewhere in Time - Iron Maiden
10 Red - King Crimson

Starless is a masterpiece - kempokid

The Contenders

11 Octavarium - Dream Theater

No need to explain this one. If you heard this album, you know why it deserves to be on this list - cjWriter1997

12 The Crimson Idol - W.A.S.P.

Song: The Great Misconceptions Of Me

13 Visions - Haken
14 Hatebreeder - Children of Bodom
15 Balls to Picasso - Bruce Dickinson

Fun Fact: the album cover of this was originally going to be a giant ball of (what I'm assuming is) trash, but it ended up as the album cover for Stomp 442 by Anthrax. - christangrant

Song: Tears Of The Dragon

16 Quantum Catastrophe - Brain Drill
17 Hardwired... to Self-Destruct - Metallica

Yeees, Spit Out the Bone! - Metal_Treasure

18 Ænima - Tool

Song: Third Eye - cjWriter1997

19 Countdown to Extinction - Megadeth

Song: Ashes In Your Mouth
That solo is perfection, and so is Menza’s drum fill towards the end.

20 Seasons in the Abyss - Slayer

Song: Seasons In The Abyss
It’s my favorite Slayer song, and I’m glad they decided to slow it down for once in this song instead of just trying to be heavy and brutal.

Umm... they aren't "trying" to be heavy and brutal. They ARE heavy and brutal and metal fans love namely that. Metal is supposed to be heavy and brutal. - Metal_Treasure

21 Sin After Sin - Judas Priest

Song: Dissident Aggressor
My favorite is actually the opening track, Sinner, but most people say DA is their favorite from the album so I just put it on the list.

22 Shogun - Trivium

Well, there's a reason why people consider this to be Trivium's magnum opis. - CrimsonShark

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Top Remixes

1. The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
2. Colors - Between the Buried and Me
3. Blackwater Park - Opeth
1. Blackwater Park - Opeth
2. The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
3. At the Edge of Time - Blind Guardian


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