Greatest Metal Epics of All Time


The Top Ten

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

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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 The Odyssey - Symphony X
12 One - Metallica
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

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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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