Best Heavy Metal SongsMainly heavy and thrash metal songs from 80s and 90s..these songs defined original metal..
The Top Ten
When you know that your time is close at hand may be then you begin to understand that life down here is just a strange illusion and that MAIDEN kicks ass!
HBTN is exceptionnaly inspired music, not just a sequence of catchy riffs. One of a few songs that actually plants vivid pictures in your brain and makes you see the whole story it tells. There is also an exceptional feeling of progression in the song: it starts with an atmosphere of gloom and despair and builds progressively to a climax expressing brilliant hope and vibrant power. Anytime I listen to this song I have to push the replay button, for it is never enough to hear it only once.
Amazing guitar in this song, love Master of Puppets too but this is better - roanhaggar
Best metal song ever145 Comments
Just simply the PERFECT song!
Everything that needs to make a song truly special and unique is here in Master Of Puppets, the greatest song ever composed by and band... ever!
Awesome song, title song of arguably the best thrash metal album ever made. METALLICA RULE!
"Metallica rules" but you don't even know they play thrash metal... WOW - TonyIommiGod
Makes me bang my head all the time I listen to this song. This songs always push me forward to pick up my guitar and play it along...
Top of every list
it's fooking metallica!
The best heavy metal song in my opinion
Song that defines heavy metal by a band which created heavy metal
Paranoid and Sabbath were the founding fathers of Metal, without Black Sabbath, great bands that succeeded them wouldn't have existed as we know them today. That deserves respect.
Simply one of the best songs (and albums) ever written in the whole history of rock21 Comments
Yes Master of Puppets is an amazing heavy metal song, but its too overrated. One is truly an amazing song. All the solos in it are amazing, the vocals are outstanding, the bass is calm yet fun to play, and the drumming is amazing. The drums on the breakdown feel like machine gun fire pumping into you. Metallica at their best
The song speaks for its own complete quality
Best metal song and story to
This is such a tough list I hate not voting for iroon maiden but this song has it all Lyrics of war slow ballad like beggining creepy soft solos heavy chorus Really heavy break down The Extreme heavy as it gets machine gun chorus, And a Guitar solo To truly end all Solos This song is what stairway to heaven did to hard rock.27 Comments
The ultimate protest song, wrapped in dark metal blues.
This is a seminal Heavy Metal song & one of the best Metal songs ever. If there was never Black Sabbath half of the bands on here wouldn't exists b/c Sabbath was the original Metal band...
What can I say... War Pigs is one of Sabbath's ultimate songs. Ozzy's voice has a nice droning and emotional quality, the riffs are great and unforgettable and has some of Bill Ward's best drumming ever.
This song just amazes me. I cannot believe that humans are even capable of creating such a masterpiece.8 Comments
Absolute defining thrash metal song..
Absolutely right but this is a HEAVY METAL list and you are ruining it - TonyIommiGod
Incredible heavy metal instrumentation, this is what heavy metal is all about.
Just bad ass.
Love the riffs and the vocals are very good for dave mustaine. This song defines the thrash metal genre. Just listen and be amazed. - Larrythemighty
This is by far the best ever, it isn't first just because Megadeth is not mediatised enough!20 Comments
This is my kids song before they go out to feel amped(9yrs old-20yrs old)
The combo of Randy Rhoads' guitar riff And solo: all that needs to be said about how awesome this song is. Ozzy kills it as well on a chorus that will never get old
This song definitely shouldn't be below Painkiller
One of the best songs in rock history!14 Comments
Much better than any other song in this ranking! This is the Painkiller - the best metal song ever!
Best one along War Pigs and Hallowed be Thy name
My favourite metal song
This song is great because of the speed of the drumming and the guitar solo is just AMAZING! Rob Halfords singing is brilliant26 Comments
People vote for Metallica because its the only metal they know, people vote for Black Sabbath because they know all about metal.
They invented Metal
This song started heavy metal.. slow, heavy and an absolute classic
There is no doubt this is the best heavy metal song... Master of puppets is also very good but not better than Iron Man6 Comments
This song is awesome! hell yeah
It is the best song of all it should be on rank 6th
Another classic Heavy Metal song of Iron Maiden from their fourth album Piece Of Mind. This one should be in the top 5 along with Hallowed Be Thy Name
Just listen to the entry. It totally gets you hooked. It is so good there is not much explaining I'll do to show its greatness.19 Comments
This song should be in top 5 - adawddwadaw
In a nutshell, Epic Lyrics, Gruesome Solo, Superb Presentation. This is pure maiden experience. You should kill yourself if you love Iron Maiden and haven't heard this. Deserves more, than it gets. Best of '91.
No.25? What the hell? How is that down here? This is an amazing song. They mite not be one of the best bands ever but this song is AMAZING. Definitely one of the best metal songs. Just listen to it once and you'll love it!
This song is silence and beatiful, a masterpiece from Iron maiden18 Comments
This song right here is the definition of heavy metal. It also has one of the heaviest solos I've heard. A song don't need to be all fast to be heavy. This is prove of that.
Not only helped to create heavy metal but the subgenre of doom metal with this song. Also comical they used to play this song in jazz and blues clubs in late 60's Birmingham.
The best heavy metal song ever.
This song should be in top 5
you can't beat dimebag darrell! amazing solos and rhytym riffs!
This is the perfect answer to those who say heavy metal is slow...
This was thrash metal taken to a much higher level. Its got speedy solos, crushing riffs, and dimebag's smashing solid-state guitar tone!9 Comments
Epic song, I consider Dio to be the greatest and most underrated singer of metal
This is a top 3! Not 43
28 come on! Should be in top ten dio RIP
They all have clouded judgement because they all have been down too long in the midnight sea.14 Comments
Best maiden song. Should be top 5
I love this song, great riffs great everything, I always can't wait after the slow put as that is where the fun begins.
This should be at number one. THE best heavy metal song of all time. Masterpiece by the best band in the world.6 Comments
This is a joke right, if this isn't in the top 10 then there really is no point to this list.
Yea, this song kinda sums it all up
Really? This is a song that everyone knows, way more than master of puppets.
Lemmy is god. RIP
My most favorite song.8 Comments
When you are about to play a sport, you put this on
Ultimate getting pumped song before stepping onto the ice to thrash people!
My all time favorite driving fast song!9 Comments
Should really be #1! because SLAYER! - buster
How the hell is this only 39?! Raining blood is one of the very best songs of all time and should at least be in the top 5, maybe even number 1. EPIC song.
Really great song...lot of thrash and heavy stuff in there, definitely a thrash metal classic
Only one of and at one time the fastest thrash metal song of all time. Jeff lives9 Comments
Just amazing...has everything
Number 1.Best song ever
Best megadeth song. Ever.
"My friend introduced me to Metallica with this song. It's great for writing action themed books, especially when an armored collum is moving through a town at high speed.
I love the opening top 10
Even sabaton made a cover of it.
Great song. This is one of the songs that you should put on and listen to before a football, baseball, hockey, or basketball game to get you pumped up. The intro is spectacular. Deserves higher on this list1 Comment
It's the best song of all time
Best Heavy Metal song of Slipknot in 2008!
Belongs in top 10
I always hated this song.
Great song, should be higher up but if it was up to one or two individuals, I would say the whole top ten would be Maiden!
I love this song so much! Why is this not in the top 10?
This is one of the BEST SONG EVER!3 Comments
Incorporated Arabian elements, yet still powerful. Smooth, delighted, and power!
In addition, various versions available. All very nicely done!
How is this masterpiece of a song at 25? Fantasy themed lyrics, Ronnie Dio's angelic voice and great guitar work from metal god Ritchie Blackmore makes this song one of the best there is
How is this at 37?! You people need some help.
This is top five... You all are lame asses not putting this higher.3 Comments
How is this all the way at 63? That just isn't right! This song is a classic!
And come on, really? Nickelback? Stone Sour? I like those bands but they aren't metal at all.
Everything you're looking for in a heavy metal song is in this one
Best Priest song ever.
This list is so worng...
This is Iron Maiden
I love master of puppets and hallowed be thy name and I was going to vote for them... But then I saw this sad thing... Just listen to the bass in this song guys... One of maiden's classics... Vote for it, out deserves to be in top ten...
One of the best and most important rock songs of all time, should be top 5 any day
Possibly Iron Maidens best song. Classic.5 Comments
Over 15 minutes of pure power metal at it's best!
Ahh yes. I remember listening to this a couple of years ago.. I was amazed. Lenghtiness can be a bad thing, but in this case it just adds to the elements of TRUE HEAVY METAL.
П�� this one got handicapped. From #59 to 189. The demo version is great also.
Rammstein is awesome, especially their videos.
Easily one of the best metal songs. John Bush is extremely underrated. Great song!
This song is awesome. The first time I heard this song I instantly downloaded it and then used it to go to sleep. I usually use Iron Maiden The Trooper to go to sleep but this one is even better.
Hey iron maiden fans you gotta kill yourself. This song made me love iron maiden so much. This song's guitar solos r awesome and they take me higher. Please vote this up. Such an inspirational song
I seriously want an explanation why this song is so low on the chart!
Avenged sevenfold is by far my favorite but dance if death has got to be the coolest song ever made6 Comments
Simply great song from a great band
Tampa's favourites (after Death)
Underrated and powerful as all live savatage were. Missing a treat not adding this band to your metallica,maiden,sabbath and rainbow.
Kids should not be aloud to vote on this list period. Mustang is breathtaking
I love this Megadeth song
This is a great metal song to be in top 5
This song should at least be in the top ten. So many catchy riffs, a song where Dave Mustaine's vocals actually work, and so many mind blowing guitar solos to count. what people?1 Comment
HELL BENT, HELL BENT FOR LEATHER!
Song is catchy with heavy, amping lyrics. Fills you with energy and animus in an instant.
Very technical and hard to match in skill. It's definitely metal, but heavy metal is such a board genre. This should be included, for sure, in the top 10. Classics are great. But you're missing a lot of these list these days. Take "The Ivory Gates of Dreams" -- there is a lot that needs to be here. You cannot deny this up coming band. It's okay for you to not like them. But you should try a listen to this song...seriously.
THE BEST ALBUM foREVer! A7X ARE JUST PERFECT!
Best ever I can't listen to them all day, I even go to bed listen to their music! Best song ever!
Absolute Heavy on Ears. Truely a best Metal music
Slipknot is the best band in the world
Yeah, Slipknot is awesome!3 Comments
Should be top ten at least, in my opinion number one!
I agree with the post below... I have been a Metallica, Pantera, Megadeth and Anthrax fan for decades. For some reason I never really listened to Slayer until about 8 yrs ago when cast down was the only song on my playlist. I started to listen to pandora radio (pantera radio) and they played a ton of Slayer... Angel of Death is by far the best opening heavy song of all time! I've seen Slayer twice now in concert in less than a year and they are great... It's no wonder they are seeing a huge resurgence. This song should be at the top!
Very good very heavy metal band I think they are heavier than mettalica and Angel Of Death should be at the top!
The lyrics... So Dark!
The guitar... So Insane!
Simply the Best...
What is Angel of Death doing at 17? It should be lower. Blank Space is the heaviest damn metal song ever, no competition7 Comments
I don't know what to say I just like this song, when I hear the opening guitar section it reminds me of the Canals in Venice Beach, Los Angeles. Dimebag's plays the guitar like a virtuoso.
The vocals and riffs are too powerful to be this low on the list. Should be at least ten. M/
This song should be in the top ten, It's one of Pantera's best.
It's amazing song ever. Why it's in 362 Comments
Honestly, this song should be in the top 10. This masterpiece is a must for every metalhead. - Metal_Treasure
In my opinion five finger death punch is so underrated since everyone is following along other people’s opinions. If there is an example of it, it would definitely be under and over it
This song is the DEFINITION of heavy metal. Yes, I love Slayer, Metallica, Anthrax (true dark heavy metal bands) as well as 80's classics like AC/DC, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and even 70's bands like Deep Purple, Black Sabbath (with Ozzy) and Led Zeppelin. But this song simply captures THE SPIRIT of heavy metal. A MASTERPIECE!
If you want a real list of Heavy, you must put this song to first place. This is only song you can freely say "it's the best" I think. It's a classic song at all.
Then, you can place War pigs or children of the grave. And then, its time for vote Motorhead Priest Iron maiden Metallica Megadeth n others..
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List StatsCreated 24 Dec 2009
Updated 29 Oct 2019
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Top Remixes (30)
2. One - Metallica
3. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
2. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
3. Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
2. Holy Wars... the Punishment Due - Megadeth
3. Ace of Spades - Motorhead
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