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

Raining Blood - Slayer

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

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!

That's the one!

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.

A Fine Day to Die - Bathory
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

Welcome to Hell - Venom

It isn't extreme metal

If venom is not extreme metal, then what genre is it bitch?

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!

The Odin almighty...the riff!

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

Dead by Dawn - Deicide
Kill or Become - Cannibal Corpse

Killer song!

Lost Wisdom - Burzum

Not a bad song but #3? Overrated.

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

Your Disposal - Cattle Decapitation

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

+1 for Cattle Decap

The Contenders

All Shall Fall - Immortal

A perfect song for this list.

Peace Sells - Megadeth
Creeping Death - Metallica
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!

Denial of Life - Death

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

The Sadistic drums on this song makes me psychopath.

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.

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.

Bleak - Opeth
Circle of the Tyrants - Celtic Frost
Whiplash - Metallica

Kurt Cobain's favorite song.

Is this called reallibility?

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

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

Fight Fire with Fire - Metallica
Funeral Fog - Mayhem

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

Holy Wars... the Punishment Due - Megadeth

Legendary song when Megadeth were extreme metal.

Dead but Dreaming - Deicide

Probably the fastest Deicide riffs!

Eaten - Bloodbath

This list is weird


Dunkelheit - Burzum
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.

Crazy song but still makes me to listen to it.

Nickelback is on this list?

Seek & Destroy - Metallica
K.I.N.G. - Satyricon
Chapel of Ghouls - Morbid Angel
The Thing that Should Not Be - Metallica
Spill the Blood - Slayer
The Conjuring - Megadeth
Death and the Healing - Wintersun
Hangar 18 - Megadeth
Postmortem - Slayer
Lucifer - Behemoth
Crystal Mountain - Death
Laid to Rest - Lamb of God
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

Ea, Lord of the Depths - Burzum
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.

New Millennium Cyanide Christ - Meshuggah
Destroyer of the Universe - Amon Amarth
The Oath - Mercyful Fate
Curtain - Portal
Toxic Trace - Kreator

Crazy drumming! Mille kills it with his vocals.

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