Greatest Metal Epics of All Time


The Top Ten

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 Newcomers

? The Sun is My Destroyer - Exodus
? Shogun - Trivium

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 Home - Dream Theater
16 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

17 Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Iron Maiden
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 Keeper of the Seven Keys - Helloween
24 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

25 Cemetary Gates - Pantera
26 Memento Mori - Kamelot
27 Illumination Theory - Dream Theater
28 The Ninth Wave - Blind Guardian

Definition of Epic as of 2015! - Metal_Treasure

29 Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian
30 A Touch of Evil - Judas Priest
31 I am - Theocracy
32 Aristocrat's Symphony - Versailles
33 Sacrifice - Edguy
34 Chance - Savatage
35 Future of Mankind - Judas Priest
36 Death - Judas Priest
37 To Tame A Land - Iron Maiden
38 Orion - Metallica
39 Flesh and the Power it Holds - Death
40 Halo - Machine Head
41 Empire of the Clouds - Iron Maiden
42 Conquest - Judas Priest
43 Peace/Conquest - Judas Priest
44 When the Wild Wind Blows - Iron Maiden
45 Dance of Death - Iron Maiden
46 Prisoner of Your Eyes - Judas Priest
47 Fire Burns Below - Judas Priest
48 Sleeping In The Fire - W.A.S.P
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Top Remixes (6)

1. Stargazer - Rainbow
2. Dante's Inferno - Iced Earth
3. Sacred Worlds - Blind Guardian
1. Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Iron Maiden
2. Octavarium - Dream Theater
3. Dante's Inferno - Iced Earth
1. A Change of Seasons - Dream Theater
2. Dante's Inferno - Iced Earth
3. Master of Puppets - Metallica

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