Best Traditional Heavy Metal Songs

truemetal

The Top Ten

1 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden

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

2 Painkiller - Judas Priest
3 The Trooper - Iron Maiden
4 Stargazer - Rainbow

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.

5 Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath
6 Holy Diver - Dio V 1 Comment
7 Rainbow in the Dark - Dio
8 Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Iron Maiden

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

9 Phantom of the Opera - Iron Maiden
10 Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

The first metal song the world ever heard

The Contenders

11 Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden
12 Mr. Crowley - Ozzy Osbourne
13 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.

14 Aces High - Iron Maiden
15 The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
16 Battle Hymn - Manowar
17 Metal Heart - Accept
18 Metal Meltdown - Judas Priest
19 The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner - Iron Maiden

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.

20 Ram It Down - Judas Priest
PSearch List

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Best Traditional Heavy Metal Songs of the 1980s Best Heavy Metal Songs Best Heavy Metal Songs Since 1990 Saddest Heavy Metal Songs Most Influential Traditional Heavy Metal Bands

List StatsUpdated 18 Oct 2017

100 votes
61 listings
6 years, 43 days old

Top Remixes

1. Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
2. Stargazer - Rainbow
3. Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath
Metal_Treasure
1. Painkiller - Judas Priest
2. Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
3. Rainbow in the Dark - Dio
christangrant
1. Painkiller - Judas Priest
2. Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
3. Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Iron Maiden
truemetal

WRemix

Posts

Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.
P