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 Child In Time - Deep Purple
10 The Odyssey - Symphony X

The Newcomers

? 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

The Contenders

11 One - Metallica
12 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
13 Victim of Changes - Judas Priest
14 Home - Dream Theater
15 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

16 Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Iron Maiden
17 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

18 Rebellion in Dreamland - Gamma Ray
19 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

20 The Bard's Song - Blind Guardian
21 Damien - Iced Earth
22 Keeper of the Seven Keys - Helloween
23 Shogun - Trivium
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 The Sun is My Destroyer - Exodus
32 I am - Theocracy
33 Aristocrat's Symphony - Versailles
34 Sacrifice - Edguy
35 Chance - Savatage
36 Future of Mankind - Judas Priest
37 Death - Judas Priest
38 To Tame A Land - Iron Maiden
39 Orion - Metallica
40 Flesh and the Power it Holds - Death
41 Halo - Machine Head
42 Empire of the Clouds - Iron Maiden
43 Conquest - Judas Priest
44 Peace/Conquest - Judas Priest
45 When the Wild Wind Blows - Iron Maiden
46 Dance of Death - Iron Maiden
47 Prisoner of Your Eyes - Judas Priest
48 Fire Burns Below - Judas Priest
49 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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