Best Traditional Heavy Metal Songs

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21 Breaking the Law - Judas Priest
22 Children of the Grave - Black Sabbath
23 Angel Witch - Angel Witch
24 Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
25 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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26 Primal Concrete Sledge - Pantera

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

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

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

33 Cemetary Gates - Pantera
34 A Touch of Evil - Judas Priest
35 Gates of Babylon
36 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.

37 Ghost In the Machine - Like Thieves

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

38 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.

39 Sweet Leaf - Black Sabbath

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

40 Children of the Damned - Iron Maiden
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