Greatest Metal Epics of All Time

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The Top Ten

1 Master of Puppets - Metallica UListen to Sample
2 Dante's Inferno - Iced Earth UListen to Sample
3 A Change of Seasons - Dream Theater UListen to Sample
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

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6 Octavarium - Dream Theater UListen to Sample
7 Cemetery Gates - Pantera UListen to Sample
8 Alexander the Great - Iron Maiden UListen to Sample
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

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10 Child In Time - Deep Purple UListen to Sample

The Contenders

11 One - Metallica

This is really epic! - Userguy44

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

Should be top - CaptDeadeye

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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

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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 UListen to Sample
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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21 The Bard's Song - Blind Guardian
22 Damien - Iced Earth UListen to Sample
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

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

Definition of Epic as of 2015! - Metal_Treasure

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30 Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian UListen to Sample
31 A Touch of Evil - Judas Priest UListen to Sample
32 The Sun is My Destroyer - Exodus UListen to Sample
33 I am - Theocracy UListen to Sample
34 Aristocrat's Symphony - Versailles UListen to Sample
35 Sacrifice - Edguy UListen to Sample
36 Chance - Savatage UListen to Sample
37 Future of Mankind - Judas Priest UListen to Sample
38 Death - Judas Priest UListen to Sample
39 To Tame A Land - Iron Maiden UListen to Sample
40 Orion - Metallica UListen to Sample
41 Flesh and the Power it Holds - Death UListen to Sample
42 Halo - Machine Head
43 Empire of the Clouds - Iron Maiden UListen to Sample
44 Conquest - Judas Priest UListen to Sample
45 Peace/Conquest - Judas Priest
46 When the Wild Wind Blows - Iron Maiden UListen to Sample
47 Dance of Death - Iron Maiden UListen to Sample
48 Prisoner of Your Eyes - Judas Priest UListen to Sample
49 Fire Burns Below - Judas Priest UListen to Sample
50 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
Metal_Treasure
1. Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Iron Maiden
2. Octavarium - Dream Theater
3. Dante's Inferno - Iced Earth
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1. A Change of Seasons - Dream Theater
2. Dante's Inferno - Iced Earth
3. Master of Puppets - Metallica
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