Best Traditional Heavy Metal Songs
The Top Ten
If you love metal,but didn't heard this song.
Please go away and throw your "metalhead" tag.
A lot of Iron Maiden songs deserve to be in this list. But Hallowed be thy name for the win!
Yeah, I'm a Metallica fanboy, but this song rightly deserves to be #1. It builds and builds and builds...epic track from Iron Maiden's greatest album.
I can spend my whole life with this guys music - the best band on earth. I love maiden - thanks for giving such a great music - Karthik Blore
The way Blackmore uses the phyrigian dominant scale is crazy. He uses it to bring us back to the time of an Egyptian slave. Then, Dio's vocals bring us into the world of a man who worked his whole live for nothing when the man he was working for fails in his quest.
Epic. Dio and Blackmore killing it.
Simply gorgeous and complex
Favorite is Hallowed be thy name but this comes really close and deserve top 3
All Best song Heavy Metal Classic ronnie james dio ever
This classic is longer than the poem that inspired it. Epic Maiden.
It's doom metal, not Traditional Heavy Metal - Metal_Treasure
The first metal song the world ever heard
Yeah, love this one. It's not fantasy-themed, just a great, catchy track about no regrets and appreciating the moment.
Great vocal line, great guitars and bass. The drums are ok, but I could imagine rhythm and sound of drums if it was played by original and inventive Clive Burr R.I.P.
Of course it's traditional. It's 30-years old and thrash is 35-years old, which means thrash is more traditional than most forms of metal. Pfft!
It's Not Traditional Heavy Metal, it's thrash metal - Metal_Treasure
My favourite track from NotB.
Because never has the title of a song been so fitting. Dimebag killing it.
Orgasmic song - TonyIommiGod
It's hard rock. Great hard rock, but hard rock nonetheless.
This track is so heavy, so moving, and I never tire of it. Spine-tingling stuff from the excellent album The Great Cold Distance.
Emotive and crushing from some of the best, though least known, going round. YouTube it.
One of the most venomous and emotive metal tracks I've ever heard. Not even Korn could replicate this fury and these breakdowns. Traditional? Probably not.
Let's keep it traditional then, and keep the die-hards happy with some Sweet Leaf.
Man, Iron Maiden were the business on their first 5 classics, and this classic is just one of many.
I think it's a cover, but they own it.
Because of the killer opening and middle solos. Beast!
Because it's ferocious, technical, and brutalises every song on here - plus I'm sick of propping up Maiden fans.
Because the only reason to own Deftone's album White Pony is to have Maynard James Keenan whispering you into a false sense of security, then bring the house down with the best chorus he's ever written. Venomous!