Best Traditional Heavy Metal Songs


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21 Children of the Grave - Black Sabbath
22 Angel Witch - Angel Witch
23 Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
24 Master of Puppets - Metallica

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

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25 Primal Concrete Sledge - Pantera

Because never has the title of a song been so fitting. Dimebag killing it.

26 Metal Gods - Judas Priest
27 Hell Patrol - Judas Priest
28 Iron Man - Black Sabbath
29 Am I Evil? - Diamond Head
30 Silent Jealousy - X-Japan
31 Back in Black - AC/DC

It's hard rock. Great hard rock, but hard rock nonetheless.

32 Cemetary Gates - Pantera
33 A Touch of Evil - Judas Priest
34 Gates of Babylon
35 July - Katatonia

This track is so heavy, so moving, and I never tire of it. Spine-tingling stuff from the excellent album The Great Cold Distance.

36 Ghost In the Machine - Like Thieves

Emotive and crushing from some of the best, though least known, going round. YouTube it.

37 Shadow Moses - Bring Me the Horizon

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.

38 Sweet Leaf - Black Sabbath

Let's keep it traditional then, and keep the die-hards happy with some Sweet Leaf.

39 Children of the Damned - Iron Maiden
40 Flight of Icarus - Iron Maiden

Man, Iron Maiden were the business on their first 5 classics, and this classic is just one of many.

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