Best Traditional Heavy Metal Songs


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41 22 Acacia Avenue - Iron Maiden
42 The Prisoner - Iron Maiden

Because of the killer opening and middle solos. Beast!

43 Purgatory - Iron Maiden
44 Where Eagles Dare - Iron Maiden
45 Powerslave - Iron Maiden
46 Damage Inc. - Metallica

Because it's ferocious, technical, and brutalises every song on here - plus I'm sick of propping up Maiden fans.

47 Passenger - Deftones

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!

48 Nothing Else Matters - Metallica

Because this is Hetfield's baby, thru and thru, and it is a tremendous ballad with a big heart, and his closing solo is a moving one.

49 Say You'll Haunt Me - Stone Sour

Corey Taylor killing it lyrically and vocally in a moving tribute to love and loss.

50 Stone the Crow - Down

Anselmo demonstrating that the guy can still sing with equal parts emotion and gusto.

51 Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - Black Sabbath

Because it's their most crushing track.

52 Kill the King - Rainbow
53 Child In Time - Deep Purple

The kings of progressive metal back in the day delivering their epic masterpiece. Timeless.

54 Eat the Rich - Krokus

This track was a worldwide metal classic way back when, and whilst they're essentially a hard rock outfit, Headhunter was a metal album - one of my first.

55 One - Metallica

Yeah, I'm bored of it too. But there's no doubt about it being one of netal's finest tracks.

56 Institutionalized - Suicidal Tendencies

Yes, it's a punk track, but on the remake they toughen this up to an aggressive metal track. Just one Pepsi, that's all I wanted, just one Pepsi, and she wouldn't give it to me...

57 Victim of Changes - Judas Priest
58 Dance of Death - Iron Maiden
59 Silent Jealousy - X-Japan
60 Back in Black - AC/DC

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

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