Best Traditional Heavy Metal Songs

The Top Ten

Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden Cover Art

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

Painkiller - Judas Priest Painkiller - Judas Priest Cover Art
The Trooper - Iron Maiden The Trooper - Iron Maiden Cover Art

Better than Painkiller

Stargazer - Rainbow Stargazer - Rainbow Cover Art

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.

Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath Cover Art

Simply gorgeous and complex

Holy Diver - Dio Holy Diver - Dio Cover Art

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

Rainbow in the Dark - Dio Rainbow in the Dark - Dio Cover Art
Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Iron Maiden Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Iron Maiden Cover Art

This classic is longer than the poem that inspired it. Epic Maiden.

Phantom of the Opera - Iron Maiden Phantom of the Opera - Iron Maiden Cover Art
Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden Cover Art

The Contenders

Mr. Crowley - Ozzy Osbourne Mr. Crowley - Ozzy Osbourne Cover Art
Aces High - Iron Maiden Aces High - Iron Maiden Cover Art
Wasted Years - Iron Maiden

Yeah, love this one. It's not fantasy-themed, just a great, catchy track about no regrets and appreciating the moment.

Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

It's doom metal, not Traditional Heavy Metal - Metal_Treasure

The first metal song the world ever heard

The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden Cover Art
Battle Hymn - Manowar Battle Hymn - Manowar Cover Art
Metal Meltdown - Judas Priest Metal Meltdown - Judas Priest Cover Art
Metal Heart - Accept Metal Heart - Accept Cover Art
Children of the Grave - Black Sabbath
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner - Iron Maiden The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner - Iron Maiden Cover Art

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.

Powerslave - Iron Maiden Powerslave - Iron Maiden Cover Art
Ram It Down - Judas Priest Ram It Down - Judas Priest Cover Art
Breaking the Law - Judas Priest Breaking the Law - Judas Priest Cover Art
22 Acacia Avenue - Iron Maiden 22 Acacia Avenue - Iron Maiden Cover Art

My favourite track from NotB.

Angel Witch - Angel Witch Angel Witch - Angel Witch Cover Art
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