Greatest Metal Epics of All Time

The Top Ten Greatest Metal Epics of All Time

1 Master of Puppets - Metallica
2 Dante's Inferno - Iced Earth
3 A Change of Seasons - Dream Theater
4 War Pigs - Black Sabbath

I will never understand why this song gets so much attention and credits - it's several notes repeated, Ozzy’s bad throaty singing is contained within a single octave only, and his throat is so tight that hurts my ears.

And it's not even a metal song in the strict sense - it's heavy blues rock mixed with psychedelic rock, jazz and funk.

I know that many people will thumb me down but I told the truth - this is one of the most overrated songs ever. - Metal_Treasure

5 Stargazer - Rainbow

Everything is epic here: epic drum intro, epic vocals, epic solo and that epic riff. The groove in the riff makes it sound like The Bolero of metal music. And Ritchie Blackmore played it like the metal Maurice Ravel.

Oh yes, an epic outro, too. This song is an epic metal masterpiece start to finish. - Metal_Treasure

Epic, heavy and intense - Beethoven of metal music. M a j e s t I c! - Metal_Treasure

6 Octavarium - Dream Theater
7 Cemetery Gates - Pantera
8 Alexander the Great - Iron Maiden
9 Sacred Worlds - Blind Guardian

Impressive symphonic metal - can't get more epic than this. Outstanding music, vocals and performance in general - one of the most beautiful and powerful pieces I've ever heard. - Metal_Treasure

10 Child In Time - Deep Purple

The Contenders

11 One - Metallica

This is really epic! - Userguy44

12 The Odyssey - Symphony X
13 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
14 Victim of Changes - Judas Priest
15 Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Iron Maiden

Should be top - CaptDeadeye

16 Home - Dream Theater
17 Phantom Of The Opera - Iron Maiden

This is my fave epic song by Maiden. Love both versions (Paul and Bruce) but maybe prefer Bruce's rendition from the Live After Death album - because it's faster. - Metal_Treasure

18 Morphine Child - Savatage

A hidden gem - all preconditions for being unnoticed: the band is underrated in general, and this awesome piece came out in 2001, which was way after their relative peak in 1990-1992. - Metal_Treasure

19 Rebellion in Dreamland - Gamma Ray
20 Mistreated - Deep Purple

The intro riff is so powerful that can open your 3rd eye, especially the live version from California Jamming 1974. Coverdale vox - remarkable, too. - Metal_Treasure

21 The Bard's Song - Blind Guardian
22 Damien - Iced Earth
23 Beyond The Realms Of Death - Judas Priest

Should be in the top 10, I think it's more epic than Victim of Changes. - Metal_Treasure

24 Keeper of the Seven Keys - Helloween
25 Shogun - Trivium
26 Cemetary Gates - Pantera
27 Memento Mori - Kamelot
28 Illumination Theory - Dream Theater
29 The Ninth Wave - Blind Guardian

Definition of Epic as of 2015! - Metal_Treasure

30 Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian
31 A Touch of Evil - Judas Priest
32 The Sun is My Destroyer - Exodus
33 I am - Theocracy
34 Aristocrat's Symphony - Versailles
35 Sacrifice - Edguy
36 Chance - Savatage
37 Future of Mankind - Judas Priest
38 Death - Judas Priest
39 To Tame A Land - Iron Maiden
40 Orion - Metallica
41 Flesh and the Power it Holds - Death
42 Halo - Machine Head
43 Empire of the Clouds - Iron Maiden
44 Conquest - Judas Priest
45 Peace/Conquest - Judas Priest
46 When the Wild Wind Blows - Iron Maiden
47 Dance of Death - Iron Maiden
48 Prisoner of Your Eyes - Judas Priest
49 Fire Burns Below - Judas Priest
50 Sleeping In The Fire - W.A.S.P
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