Best Extreme Metal Songs of All Time

Death Metal, Black Metal, Thrash Metal and Grindcore (in a way). No Melodic stuffs, no traditional Heavy Metal etc.

The Top Ten

1 Raining Blood - Slayer

Wow, how can I deny Slayer's awesomeness. All hail Lombardo, the godfather of drums, he got magic hands, no doubt. - Nord666

Great song I'm surprised no freezing moon by mayhem. oh well.

Meshuggah, Slipknot, Lamb of God, Bathory (newer)? Really? This started the entire wave of it all!

best - EliHbk

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2 A Fine Day to Die - Bathory
3 Lack of Comprehension - Death

As a representative to this vote, I want you all to know that Death pioneered the Death metal genre during mid to late 80's thinking Death's place in number 3 maybe also good but Death at least deserves to be here (not to be overwhelmed by incoming bands in this list) Lack of Comprehension is one of their heaviest songs (or maybe of Extreme metal genre). RIP Chuck Shuldiner. Death influenced many Death metal bands.

Technical old school death metal with jazz influences, just beautiful...and brutal.

4 Angel of Death - Slayer

Honestly sounds just like raining blood

This Song Just Blows My Mind

I like when the drums come in after the guitar breakdown. Sounds like a machine gun.

The most brutal and heavy song of ALL TIME

5 Welcome to Hell - Venom

It isn't extreme metal

6 Quintessence - Darkthrone

This is just the perfect Black Metal song. Personally, I prefer Lamb of God (which is not in this list) but this song is absolutely epic

It was hard to choose, but I think Darkthrone deserve the crown! - Nord666

The Odin almighty...the riff!

Ehh, I like Darkthrone and all, but I don't particularly care for this track. - ryanrimmel

7 Dead by Dawn - Deicide
8 Kill or Become - Cannibal Corpse

Killer song!

9 Lost Wisdom - Burzum

Not a bad song but #3? Overrated. - GREYBOYY

His voice! Oh, that was the craziest voice I've ever heard!
The guitar was INSANE! - Nord666

10 All Shall Fall - Immortal

A perfect song for this list. - Nord666

The Contenders

11 Your Disposal - Cattle Decapitation

Amazing song-- and heavy as balls. Chorus always catches me lol

12 Peace Sells - Megadeth
13 Curb - Nickelback

There are so many things wrong with this. I can't stop laughing. - ryanrimmel

When I first heard this album my mind was blown by the music. The vocals were filled with emotion but at the same time, low, dark, and with an eerie feel. Kind of like the sound a horse makes. The guitar work is very basic and someone playing for a week can play the songs, but that is the genius behind it. It creates a very chaotic atmosphere when there is no musicianship. The drums were as generic as could be, but there was reason behind it. The generic drums that might as well have just been a drum machine, made a satanic atmosphere that made the music delve into an entirely new level a heaviness I have never heard before.

Nickelback is a super satanic Black Metal band! They are better and more underground than those posers Mayhem and Gorgoroth! *sarcasm* - SirSkeletorThe3rd

Nicleback super satanic black metal band alive, u have to be the dumbest idiot on the planet, they are a talentless industrial band period.

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14 Creeping Death - Metallica
15 Denial of Life - Death

The most brutal song ever by Chuck. That intro was a killer! - Nord666

The Sadistic drums on this song makes me psychopath. - GREYBOYY

16 Freezing Moon - Mayhem

Fantastic riffs, eerie lyrics, amazingly played and sung...makes for a song simultaneously horrific and addictive.

With dead 💀 On vocals there got my vote!

17 One Rode to Asa Bay - Bathory

I'm not sure if this song fits the criteria of this list but I strongly believe this is one of the BEST Black Metal song I've ever heard.
Quorthon was epic with his guitars..R.I.P.

18 Bleed - Meshuggah

Wow surprised this isn't number one although well known it's just so technical the vocals are even more extreme and technical than most.

Although unconventional, this song kills it.

19 Bleak - Opeth
20 Circle of the Tyrants - Celtic Frost
21 Whiplash - Metallica

Kurt Cobain's favorite song.

Is this called reallibility?

22 Ride the Lightning - Metallica
23 You're Dead - Megadeth
24 Into the Crypt of Rays - Celtic Frost

Amazing composition, the vocalist ate the dictionary I think, laugh out loud. - Nord666

25 Fight Fire with Fire - Metallica
26 Funeral Fog - Mayhem

The vocalist is an alien! Euronymous and Vikernes the victim and the murderer played together and Hellhammer was awesome as always. - Nord666

27 Holy Wars... the Punishment Due - Megadeth

Legendary song when Megadeth were extreme metal.

28 Dead but Dreaming - Deicide

Probably the fastest Deicide riffs! - Nord666

29 I Cum Blood - Cannibal Corpse

Well, guys, this is Cannibal Corpse at their best! Chris Barnes kills it and Paul played high profile.
So ya. - Nord666

Crazy song but still makes me to listen to it. - GREYBOYY

Nickelback is on this list? - ryanrimmel

30 Eaten - Bloodbath

This list is weird

31 Seek & Destroy - Metallica
32 Dunkelheit - Burzum
33 K.I.N.G. - Satyricon
34 Chapel of Ghouls - Morbid Angel
35 The Thing that Should Not Be - Metallica
36 Spill the Blood - Slayer
37 The Conjuring - Megadeth
38 Death and the Healing - Wintersun
39 Hangar 18 - Megadeth
40 Postmortem - Slayer
41 Lucifer - Behemoth
42 Crystal Mountain - Death
43 Laid to Rest - Lamb of God
44 Crushing the Scepter - Gorgoroth

So wait, there's countless Slipknot and other non extreme metal songs but no Under a Funeral Moon by Darkthrone? No Katharinas Bortgang by Gorgoroth? No Life Eternal by Mayhem? Wow

hail sadam

45 Ea, Lord of the Depths - Burzum
46 Oh My F******g God - Strapping Young Lad

The heaviest song by the heaviest band, absolutely intense and extreme. If this isn't brutal I don't know what is.

47 New Millennium Cyanide Christ - Meshuggah
48 Destroyer of the Universe - Amon Amarth
49 The Oath - Mercyful Fate
50 Curtain - Portal
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Top Remixes

1. Raining Blood - Slayer
2. Lack of Comprehension - Death
3. A Fine Day to Die - Bathory
1. Quintessence - Darkthrone
2. Lost Wisdom - Burzum
3. All Shall Fall - Immortal
1. Circle of the Tyrants - Celtic Frost
2. Bleak - Opeth
3. A Fine Day to Die - Bathory


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