Best Modern Metal Songs

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The Top Ten

1 Chop Suey! - System of a Down

Wake up!

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.

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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

Not surprised that 3 Avenged Sevenfold songs are in the top ten.

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3 Lateralus - Tool

It’s number one for me fam

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

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4 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.
THREE CHEERS TO DISTURBED!

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

This is actually hard rock..

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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...

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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.

This is the best song ever!

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8 The Art of Dying - Gojira

Best metal song ever

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9 Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold

C,mon this has got to be the best metal song. I mean, how much work Syn put into this solo is mind blowing. That whole things picked. That's talent!

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!

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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

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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!

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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...

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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!

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

Killer song!

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!

Great build-up intro... into a spamming song!

If you have a great system... crank it up... it's worth it!

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17 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..

This song is probably the best modern metal song I've ever heard.

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18 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

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19 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 "

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20 Akroasis - Obscura UListen to Sample
21 Different Sense - Dir En Grey UListen to Sample
22 Wait and Bleed - Slipknot UListen to Sample
23 Septuagint - Obscura

Best modern tech death band

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24 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

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25 Bodies - Drowning Pool UListen to Sample
26 Basement - Gemini Syndrome UListen to Sample
27 Not Again - Staind UListen to Sample
28 White Walls - Between the Buried and Me UListen to Sample
29 Blackwater Park - Opeth UListen to Sample
30 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

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31 One Last Breath - Threat Signal UListen to Sample
32 Nothing Scars Me - Hatebreed UListen to Sample
33 Breath - Breaking Benjamin UListen to Sample
34 Stricken - Disturbed

Should at least be top 5

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35 Twisted Transistor - Korn

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

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36 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!

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37 Come On - Mushroomhead UListen to Sample
38 Blood and Thunder - Mastodon UListen to Sample
39 Bleed - Meshuggah UListen to Sample
40 Kill (Those Who Oppose Me) - Lost Society UListen to Sample
41 The Valley - Stryper UListen to Sample
42 Feed the Ground - Periphery UListen to Sample
43 Strike - Primal Fear UListen to Sample
44 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 =]

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45 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

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46 As I Am - Dream Theater UListen to Sample
47 Hard to See - Five Finger Death Punch UListen to Sample
48 Cast Down the Heretic - Nile UListen to Sample
49 A Voice in the Dark - Blind Guardian UListen to Sample
50 Welcome Home - Coheed and Cambria UListen to Sample
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Top Remixes (12)

1. Halo - Machine Head
2. The Art of Dying - Gojira
3. Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian
cjWriter1997
1. Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian
2. Septuagint - Obscura
3. The Art of Dying - Gojira
Metal_Treasure
1. Chop Suey! - System of a Down
2. Stricken - Disturbed
3. Psychosocial - Slipknot
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