Best Modern Metal Songs


The Top Ten

1 Chop Suey! - System of a Down

Oh my god! 7? Are you kidding me! This song deserves a place way above all of these songs! First metal song I heard and the best ever till now!

This has to be the worst metal list I have ever seen - 99% of the songs on this list aren't metal, including this song. Putting this song at #1 means only one thing: voters didn't know what metal is. - Metal_Treasure

This song is the best on the list. It maybe the only metal song that is liked by overall people and not only metal fans.

Although my favourite modern metal band is a7x but this is one of my favourite song

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2 Critical Acclaim - Avenged Sevenfold

I just make a mixxd artists list.. don't know what to put from A7x... cuzz there songs are amazing... great... this songs is awsommee. listned to The rev s Voice... and power, vocals, drums, guitars totaly awesome song from a totally awesome band... love it - skt

Very, very good song. A7X has got it all, this is just another great song by a very talented group of musicians. Love this, and most of their other songs as well! Give it a listen! RIP rev...

Great music from a great band. A7x is the leader of metal after Metallica. This is a very good music. And it is also the best music of nfs pro street. - a7x,antar


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3 Down with the Sickness - Disturbed

Dude the guitar and the drums just kicks ass to be honest I think it's one of the best metal songs of all time well the 21st century anyway

Very smashing and a song that defines the modern metal.
Just listen to this song once and I swear upon myself that it will become one of your all favorites.
The riff is truly amazing and the vocals are just awesome.

I prefer other songs from Disturbed, maybe because I already listened to this one a thousand times laugh out loud
Don't know if this is better than critical acclaim, but I ALSO prefer other musics from ax7 than critical acclaim.
But listen to down with the sickness, and you will get a bit of the awesome vocal from david draiman

ohwa aaa

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4 Lateralus - Tool

Greatest Musical Creation in Human History!

Take it easy friend. We all love tool, but that's a tad much

Best song ever ever made

Tool is terrible, I don’t understand the appeal at all.

5 Laid to Rest - Lamb of God

The best song ever, unbelievable drumming, incredible riffs and flawless vocals, there's nothing better than this one

Man! Some of the songs on the list aren't even metal. Laid to rest is a kickass song and definitely the best modern metal song. In my opinion, walk with me in hell should also be in the top 10 along with redneck. Aveneged sevenfold definitely is a great band but when it comes to metal, lam of god rules it all.

The best modern metal song..

The best song of LOG... Amazing riff... Cannot stop yourself from headbanging...

6 Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian
7 Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold

This is the most badass metal song I have heard since bands like Metallica, Slayer, Pantera and Megadeth! Avenged Sevenfold inarguably have the best guitarists, drummer, and one of the most unique singers. This song is just so BADASS, the riffs are aggressive and heavy, the solo is insanely awesome, the vocals sound badass, the lyrics are dark and aggressive and very powerful, and the drumming ties in flawlessly with the guitar. This should be number one easily. One of the most metal songs you will ever hear.

#6?! This song is the best metal song of the 21st century!
The start... so gripping... the end... so scary! This is the best ever!

This is one of the most awesome songs that I have ever heard. Number one without a doubt.

My favorite metal song. I'm a modern metalhead(14 years only) and like this song a lot. A7X is my favorite band. Love the guitar riffs and when M. Shadows sing 'But You're a Nightmare.' He has a great voice and killer ranges. Love this band a lot. But Nightmare is the best.

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8 Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold

Look at the solo. Look at the drums. Look at the entire chorus... No other song in this list has all the essential elements in a single song. Deserves to be #1

Critical Acclaim is not as good as Afterlife, just saying. This song has the greatest solo of the 2000s.

This should be number one. Seriously. The vocals, Rev'drumming and synyster's solo kill it. And no words about the chorus. Best song ever!

Truly amazing...I could listen to this song all day and all night without a problem...Synyster’s solos are, without a doubt, awesome, and The Rev’s drumming is absolutely perfect...A7X did Ann amazing job at mixing Pantera-like music with their own in this song, and they deserve credit for that...WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU FOREVER THE REV!

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9 The Art of Dying - Gojira

Are you kidding!? This wasn't even on the list? How shameful! - cjWriter1997

Best metal song ever

10 Halo - Machine Head

Good God this list is garbage... Kids these days. This much Avenged Sevenfold, and Disturbed in the top 3, are both laughable.

Yay! It's in the Top 10 now, where it belongs. - cjWriter1997

The Newcomers

? Last Resort - Papa Roach
? Prison Song - System of a Down

The Contenders

11 Freak on a Leash - Korn

The chorus of this songs gives me a huge goose bump, epic song.

This is the ultimate headbang-to song!

12 Psychosocial - Slipknot

Many, many songs from very talented modern metal bands that deserves the vote but psychosocial represents the whole style of strong, modern metal... Vocals from corey taylor in this song are absolutely crazy...

The list should be as follows :
1. Afterlife -Avenged sevenfold
2. Psychosocial -Slipknot
3. Pull harder on the strings of Martyr -Trivium
4. The sound of truth -As I lay dying
5. Metalingus -Alter bridge.

Psychosocial should be number 1 with crtical acclaim and before I forget on top 3
I can't belive it, why this song no.33?
This song have a good lyrics and modern drum, electric guitar...
This song makes everyone carzy if they hear this song...
Slipknot and A7X is number 1...

13 Blackbird - Alter Bridge

This song has changed so many lives with so much varied musical notes. Should be #1.

Solo. And Riff of this song is Jawdrooping!

14 Sacred Worlds - Blind Guardian
15 Tears Don't Fall - Bullet for My Valentine

waaow what a song man:) especialy guitar solos are amazing...

Great vocals ' matthew tuck'

Aww so beats are awesome! It brings out some kind of feeling


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16 Trenches - Pop Evil

Great song! One of the best out there. Way better than afterlife #yuck

Why is this not on here? Great song by a great band!

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17 Metalingus - Alter Bridge

WWE Edge theme..
great vocals.. specially love its this part
"' fear will kill me all I could be, lift the sorrows let me breathe.. could you set me free'''
listen to the vocals... sure you gonna cry... - skt

18 Before I Forget - Slipknot

I heard it on the radio and couldn't stop listing it for a week

AMAZING SONG! It is amazing right away seeing as it was created by SLIPKNOT but this song is completely exceptional!

what are you kidding me! this song is 100% no 1.. the best metal song I have ever heard.. everybody just plz listen to it..

Slipknot all the way

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19 Akroasis - Obscura
20 Everytime I Die - Children of Bodom

This should be in top 10... Best song of COB great vocal and wild riffs. So amazing song COB forever

One of the few metal songs on this list. - Metal_Treasure

Best song of COB, Melodic as hell "

21 Wait and Bleed - Slipknot
22 Septuagint - Obscura
23 Bodies - Drowning Pool
24 White Walls - Between the Buried and Me
25 Blackwater Park - Opeth
26 Parallels - As I Lay Dying

Greatest Heavy metal song in 2010...! Great song by a great band...
Tim lambesis rox As I lay dying Rules... - skt

This song is metalcore, It should be lot higher

First time I hear this song I hypnotized

27 One Last Breath - Threat Signal
28 Twisted Transistor - Korn

It's modern, it's great, and it got a badass music video.

29 Breath - Breaking Benjamin
30 Blood and Thunder - Mastodon
31 Stricken - Disturbed

Should at least be top 5

32 Beast and the Harlot - Avenged Sevenfold

This should be part of the top ten, because the drumming is the best I've ever heard in any song. It has one of the best guitar solos I have ever heard in my life! And the riff never gets old!

33 Bleed - Meshuggah
34 Kill (Those Who Oppose Me) - Lost Society
35 Bat Country - Avenged Sevenfold

A very popular song between the A7X fans. It ha a great video simulating Las Vegas... one of the best Syn Gates guitar solo. If you never listen to Avenged Sevenfold you should start with this

36 Strike - Primal Fear
37 Final Episode - Asking Alexandria

Best Metalcore song I've ever heard...! love this band... - skt

Go with the lyrics. Omg Danny's voice is amazing...! - skt

Best band, best song ever

This is the best song ever! it should be at #1 but some people don't have the best taste in music. most of these are wicked sick songs (like down with the sickness and critical acclaim) though. =) I love the 'you need a doctor baby/ you scared? ' because his voice is extremely sexy =]

38 The Bleeding - Five Finger Death Punch

This song is just awesome flat out, they are the only 21st century band I compare to the greats from the 70's 80's and 90's.

Not my favourite song on the list but HIGHLY underrated

39 As I Am - Dream Theater
40 Cast Down the Heretic - Nile
41 A Voice in the Dark - Blind Guardian
42 Hard to See - Five Finger Death Punch
43 Duality - Slipknot

This was one of the most influential metal songs in the 2000's! and its at 44? come on half of the songs above it were more recent and not as popular

44 Sulfur - Slipknot

On of the best slipknot songs ever!

45 The Quiet Place - In Flames

Crazy Good Song. One of the best In Flames rhythms out there. The Chorus is amazing

46 Lights Out - Breaking Benjamin
47 Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr - Trivium

Anybody watching this my message to you is you won't regret listening to this song. Its must for everybody to listen. This list is totally wrong. List should be as follows :
1. Parallels-As I lay dying
2. Pull harder on the strings -Trivium
3. Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold
4. The sound of truth - As I lay dying
5. This fire burns - Killswitch engage
6. Walk -Avenged sevenfold cover.
7. Freak on the leash -Korn
8. Metalingus -Alter bridge
9. Blood and Thunder -Mastodon
10. Down from the sky -Trivium
Listen to each one of them, Thanks

48 A Beautiful Lie - Thirty Seconds to Mars
49 I'm Not Jesus - Apocalyptica
50 Almost Easy - Avenged Sevenfold
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Top Remixes (11)

1. Halo - Machine Head
2. The Art of Dying - Gojira
3. Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian
1. Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian
2. Septuagint - Obscura
3. The Art of Dying - Gojira
1. Chop Suey! - System of a Down
2. Stricken - Disturbed
3. Psychosocial - Slipknot

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