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 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

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 A Fine Day to Die - Bathory
5 Welcome to Hell - Venom

It isn't extreme metal - somekindofaguy

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

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

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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 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

All hail underground black/death metal. Clear Death and Bathory influences.

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13 Whiplash - Metallica

Kurt Cobain's favorite song.

14 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

15 Peace Sells - Megadeth
16 Creeping Death - Metallica
17 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!

18 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.

19 Bleed - Meshuggah

Although unconventional, this song kills it.

20 Black Metal - Venom

Helped inspire many legends.

21 Ride the Lightning - Metallica
22 Into the Crypt of Rays - Celtic Frost

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

23 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

24 Dead but Dreaming - Deicide

Probably the fastest Deicide riffs! - Nord666

25 You're Dead - Megadeth
26 Fight Fire with Fire - Metallica
27 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

28 Eaten - Bloodbath

This list is weird

29 Seek & Destroy - Metallica
30 Pleasure to Kill - Kreator
31 K.I.N.G. - Satyricon
32 Holy Wars... the Punishment Due - Megadeth

Legendary song when Megadeth were extreme metal.

33 Pure F****** Armageddon - Mayhem
34 Infernal Death - Death
35 Transilvanian Hunger - Darkthrone
36 Lucifer - Behemoth
37 Death and the Healing - Wintersun
38 Postmortem - Slayer
39 Hangar 18 - Megadeth
40 Laid to Rest - Lamb of God
41 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

42 Ea, Lord of the Depths - Burzum
43 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.

44 Destroyer of the Universe - Amon Amarth
45 Crystal Mountain - Death
46 Toxic Trace - Kreator

Crazy drumming! Mille kills it with his vocals. - Nord666

47 Necropolis - The Black Dahlia Murder
48 Hammer Smashed Face - Cannibal Corpse
49 Future Breed Machine - Meshuggah
50 New Millennium Cyanide Christ - Meshuggah
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Top Remixes

1. Whiplash - Metallica
2. Angel of Death - Slayer
3. Black Metal - Venom
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


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