Top Ten Best Machine Head Songs

The Top Ten
1 Halo Halo Cover Art

Best. Modern Metal song. Ever. I'm Christian and I totally agree with this song religion sucks! Instrumentally and lyrically one of the best songs I have ever heard along with some trivium and Metallica songs m/

Someone said that "Locust" is the "Master of Puppets" of this generation. So "Halo" is the "Holy wars" of this generation.

A modern day metal masterpiece indeed. One of the best 9 minute songs ever penned and a true Machine Head classic

Awesome just A-W-E-S-O-M-E especially the melodious chorus just blows you away, the best thrash metal song ever...

2 Locust Locust Cover Art

Locust was great too, but I don't even know if it's even top 10 out of Machine Head Songs. Every single song in The Blackening was much better in my opinion. Then there's also kickass songs like Davidian, Old, Imperium, just to name the most noteworthy ones. Nu metal phase aside, Unto the Locust is their worst album although still very good. Machine Head is absolutely amazing.

The song that got me into Machine Head! I heard some songs before Locust but this song is what made me fall in love with them! It's song which combine the brutal and the melodic side of Machine Head with excellence

I like the death metal-esque sound of this song. It's like a cross between thrash metal and death metal which are already closely linked. Many people say Halo is their best song. I disagree. This song is heavy, brutal and melodic as hell.

It's the bridge guitar that gets me... It sounds so heavy and awesome. Honestly, it's impossible to NOT like this song if you are a fan of metal in any way.

3 A Farewell to Arms A Farewell to Arms Cover Art

My favorite MH song! Sums up everything about MH into one fantastic album closer. But I also think 'Beautiful Mourning' should be in the top 10 and 'Now I Lay the Down' should be much higher! And 'Blood Sweat Tears' too!

Perfect! Just perfect!
Great vocals, super melody, and awesome guitar and drums, with smooth bass
This song is what make me get into machine head

Amazing end to amazing album!

This song is a masterpiece

4 I Am Hell (Sonata in C#) I Am Hell (Sonata in C#) Cover Art

I didn't think Machine Head could top themselves but they did it with this track. Love the aggressive ferociousness!
Machine Head forever

Woh, is the heaviest song they ever made, aweasome acoustic solo, aweasome vocals, this is all a fan need to have a great time listening Machine Head with the friends!

Any time a metal band writes a sonata, that's major impressive. And when it sounds epic, that's Machine Head

One of the first songs by them I listened to. When the "I am Hell" portion of this sonata, I became an instant fan.

5 Imperium Imperium Cover Art

This album was a big turning point,I've been listening to these guys siince97 first time I seen them This record pleases from beginning to end adding Phil demmell was monumental. Is it any surprise that he is a huge Randy roads fan.also if you remember at that time soloing was scarce for all bands. This song has no solo but it doesn't need it rest of the albums have great solos. Everybody likes lamb of god slip knot,etc. They are great butlets remember who was writing these nasty riffs first!

A very cool clean intro that converts itself into massive riffs. Heavy, fast, groovy, etc.. This is the perfect summarization of groove metal. A perfect summarization of MACHINE HEAD.

Wow this intro is really epic like a rest of this amazing song. Awesome vocals, riffs and solo. If you didn't know what Machine head play just listen "Imperium"!

This should be Number 1 in the list. Great riff, intro, breakdown, out to, solo, mind blowing song. It awakens devil within me.

6 Davidian Davidian Cover Art

Only #4, honestly? To me, this is the undisputed #1, and that's saying something considering how many amazing songs these guys have made. One of the most intense heavy metal tracks ever, putting them on the map in unparallelled fashion.


First song of first album, and it's making the earth shake! Even 15 years later, that song still rules. MH brought back the heavy metal to life after the Grunge arised, and this album summarizes why Metal is part of our life :o) "Let freedom ring with the shotgun blast! "

This song hits you right in the face! First Machine Head song I heard and it made me an instant fan. Heavy metal at it's very best!

Timelessly Heavy... It was a toss-up between this one and Wolves... Burn and Blackening fantastic albums

7 Darkness Within Darkness Within Cover Art

This is my favorite song. Period. Of every band, every genre, and every piece of music that has crossed my ears, no song has every been as important to me as this one. We build cathedrals to our pain.

This song has some of the most amazing Buildup of any song that I've heard. It's an excellent blend musical styles, and it's Lyrics also set it a few steps above other songs.

In short, it's a masterpiece.

Dedicate to all the fans, this songs has lots of emotion... Describes how important music is! Slow tempos fast tempos rolling drums. Its just perfect. Music my saviour

Wow. WOW. A perfect mix of soft and what makes Machine Head who they are. The best song on the album by far, and one of my favorite songs by them. A real masterpiece.

8 Aesthetics of Hate Aesthetics of Hate Cover Art

This song was written after the band saw a article called "Aesthetics of Hate: R.I.P. Dimebag Abbott, & Good Riddance" which bascially the article praised the murder of Dimebag Darrell and bascially dissed metal fans who respected Dimebag As a muscian. The band was really pissed so they decided to make a song in retaliation to bascially be a F You to the people who made that disgusting article and they even used the Title of the article as the song title and in that song their was pure hate and anger for that article that showed that they were pissed and they had every right to write that song which is also a tribute to Dimebag as it defends his name from those people who made that disgusting article.

The BEST Machine Head song! Haven't been intruiged by such Epic Guitar works since MetallicA. Great tribute to dimebag as well adds heart and soul to this Masterpiece of Music can listen to those dueling Guitar Solo's over and over again! Love it.

One of the greatest most soulful metal solos you will ever listen to. Written from anger and you can feel it through the whole song. Best all around song on the album.

A true metal song written in disgust at the media for William Grim's BS comments about Dimebag Darrell.

9 Now We Die Now We Die Cover Art

Wonderful song, with incredibly heavy guitar work, and an epic breakdown before a really good solo. Not their best song, but it is excellent

This is hilarious, top ten?! I love this song too but not even the best song in a good but definitely not even close to one of their best albums.

I've heard MH before but never really listened to them. I heard this album on spotify and I like the whole thing but "now we die" is my favorite song of theirs. It's up there with onto the locust.

Awesome song! Blew me away on first listen!, One of the best thrash/melodic songs that this band has put out! A masterpiece to be played for years to come! MFH ROCK!

10 Hallowed Be Thy Name Hallowed Be Thy Name Cover Art

Way better than even the original... Definitely deserves a higher position in this list,...

What... 36? This version is like 5 times better then the original. Come on guys vote this up

The best song ever, the best version ever

Way better than the original!

The Contenders
11 Old Old Cover Art

Along with Davidian, Old is one of my favourite Machine Head songs. Burn My Eyes was 10 years ahead of it's time, and Old is a superb track.

90's thrash classic! Burn My Eyes is great and this song is one reason why!

An old classic (no pun intended)!

Old is old but gold :P

12 Beautiful Mourning Beautiful Mourning Cover Art

Why the heck is this only 12th!? So dark, it makes me happy. You actually feel like ripping yourself in half, which is what I look for in a metal song, and it is so ' HEAVY!

This is one of my favorites from The Blackening. It's shorter length makes it a little less challenging to listen to.

This song is ACE live! The moshpits to the drumming - this is by far one of their best from the Blackening.

Great song kinda hard to play on drums but fun as can be

13 Clenching the Fists of Dissent Clenching the Fists of Dissent Cover Art

Perhaps the most aggresive in you face songs ever. No band has been able to give off such angry stuff as machine head and this is by far their angriest this song allows you to give up all the rage inside and deserves at least the top 5 it's the best song on one of the best metal albums of all time to his viking like vocals to his fast and complex guitar

One of the best thrash metal riffs ever written! Amazing melodic intro followed by riff after riff of brutal non-relenting metal! Whats not to love?

Unbelievable song beautiful intro sliding into an absolute masterpiece every metal fan should listen to this song and own the album...

This song just made me feel music and I just couldn't stop listening to this song since then

14 Sail Into the Black Sail Into the Black Cover Art

All the songs on the new album are good especially this and ghosts will haunt my bones!

Very slow at the first half then it started kicking ass

This is an awesome listening experience. Epic song!

15 Now I Lay Thee Down Now I Lay Thee Down Cover Art

Now I lay the down, Descend the shades of night and Halo are my faourite from this band. I absolutely love the intro to Descend the shades of night, love the chorus to Halo but love everything about this one.V. good song.

Gosh why is this on 24? ;_; don't get me wrong its no one of the best songs but I really like it, should be in the top 15 at least

There are so many Machine Head songs, but this could crack top ten. Beautiful.

Amazing song it should be number 1

16 Descend the Shades of Night Descend the Shades of Night Cover Art

So passionate, dark, uplifting and melodic. One of their best efforts.

17 Slanderous Slanderous Cover Art

Unfortunately very underrated and not played live when I saw them. Great vocals combined with phenomenal riffs... This is Machine Head m/

Epic thrasher from probably the best band since Megadeth! It's nice and agro! Wolves, This is the End and Aesthetics of Hate are also pretty damn Godly

This is the ultimate Machine Head song in my opinion, great lyrics, catchy riffs awesome solos Robb Flynn slaying the vocals as always...

The intro is amazing

18 Ten Ton Hammer Ten Ton Hammer Cover Art

This deserves higher it's my favorite song on the more things change a badass song.

Heavy and badass now that's groove metal

This song rules! Best fight song ever!

19 Be Still and Know Be Still and Know Cover Art

Man is it hard to pick a song, given Machine Head impressive production. But if I had to choose one, I'd go with "Be still and know" : amazing guitar work, brutal verses, pre-chorus that makes you pump your fist in the air, and chorus that burns itself in your mind like a flamethrower through butter.

The first machine head song I listened to. It will forever be one of my favourite songs

Great guitar and drums in this song. The chorus is amazing!

Amazing album and amazing song! Probably my fave from UtL, but all songs rule!

20 This is the End This is the End Cover Art

Are you guys mad? This at 22 n darkness within at 11? Probably their 2 best songs! Have a listen to all the songs before you vote!

This is definitely the best song of the album. Powerful since the beginning to the end. Perfect song, no doubt my favorite MH song EVER.

This is the most epic song I have heard in my life! Brilliant riffs solos and the chorus is just unreal.

This is the best song I heard from machine head, what? Is #22? Listen please

21 Ghosts Will Haunt My Bones Ghosts Will Haunt My Bones Cover Art

My favourite off the new album, brilliant guitar work!

22 A Thousand Lies A Thousand Lies Cover Art

The intro to this song is amazingly heavy. Totally kicks ass. Can't believe this is not in top 5.

23 Night of Long Knives Night of Long Knives Cover Art

Best song from the new album, best song of 2014, PERIOD

Still not in the top 10?

Standout piece about Charles Manson from an epic album, the brutal thrash assault and ruthless power in the chorus blew me away on the first listen

24 Wolves Wolves Cover Art

Deadly combination of thrash and heavy metal in this song, so amazing and wonderful! I wondered when I hear this song for the first time, full of riffz and melodies including of pounding of drums like an animal
It's on of my best songs forever

My favorite off the blackening

25 Pearls Before the Swine Pearls Before the Swine Cover Art

Just an awesome song. Although It may not be their best song, I think this song deserves to be higher on this list

I can't help myself listening to this song. Lyrics just blew me away

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