Heaviest Metal Songs of All Time


The Top Ten

1 Hammer Smashed Face - Cannibal Corpse

Honestly I'm just a 13 year old boy and I'm a metal head who will form a band I'm a Christian and I listen to this stuff no joke I mean really who cares how bad this stuff is (even though it's really not) but I listen from Black Sabbath till now but anyway hammer CANNOT be beat due to the fact of its distorted and chunky riffs along with the intense breakdown that rips your face off you can't windmill enough from it and after the solo base at the beginning ends a intense ripping sound from a heavy chunky and distorted guitar comes around the corner with extreme brutal lyrics and low guttural growls I know it doesn't sound that intense but the drums add a more intense sound as well even bleed by
Meshuggah couldn't beat it cause it wasn't chunky enough and not enough distortion it was just heavy with base and not gonna lie I don't have words to describe its extreme heaviness but cannibal has it all and its heavy!

You know that the heaviest song on this planet is suicide note part 2

Listening to it right now

Well heavy but there are other heavier songs from Cannibal Corpse that haven't been mentioned here. - GREYBOYY

2 Bleed - Meshuggah

I love this song.

This is heavy, but really, the heaviest metal song? - Userguy44

This can't be beat. The complexity of the beats and rhythms make this song so extreme and head-banging material. - Dorito

This song is the gold standard which all other heavy metal songs should be judged against.

3 Disasterpiece - Slipknot

Biggest metal thing!

As a Slipknot fan, this is just an average song, nothing heavy like literally any Death and Black metal band.

I hoped to see such bands like 5FDP, Meshuggah, Melvins, Electric Wizard, Melvins, Crowbar and etc..

They aren't the heaviest band, but they have some of the heaviest songs on their Iowa album. - SirSkeletorThe3rd

4 Oh My F***ing God - Strapping Young Lad

The title is accurate with this track. If you're looking for something completely over the top yet want something that gets down to business without pulling any punches, than this is the song for you. The sheer energy, pacing of lyrics (try figuring out all the lyrics to the song without looking it up.), throat-curling screaming by Devin Townsend, which is then greeted by an absolute complete BREAKDOWN of guitars, drums, and ambience just puts this track on a whole other level beyond anything else.

You just need to listen to it yourself, Heavy is a massive understatement for this track. - BloodyThunderX

Happy Camper is way more heavy than this song, but is heavier than a few of the songs above it.

Top 5 material easily. - cjWriter1997

It is a travesty that this is currently lower than Slipknot.
seriously people listen to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=xnoXJy9mjmE - fuccboi

5 Pandemonic Hyperblast - Anaal Nathrakh

Underrated in this list, should be in the top 3.

99999x times heavier and more extreme than cannibal corpse - Anonymous1234

Trust me, You don't know anything about heavy until you hear this, I am serious the only reason its this low is because its not a very known song (because it's so heavy). - Mcflupy

I’m a regular listener to stuff like killswitch engage and slipknot but Jesus Christ this song will melt your damn face off I’m not exaggerating at all look up the song

6 Spill the Dirty Blood of Jesus - Infernal War

Infernar War it's one of the heaviest bands I ever heard, but this song it's incredibly heavy even for them

Lol, this black metal makes brutal death metal look for children.
This is faar heavier than hammer smashed face and the others songs of cannibal corpse, but unfortunately they are not as famous as they are and so people vote without listening - Rapamafiosa

Check this out, guys. Slipknot? Slayer? Even Hammer Smashed Face isn't heavy enough compared to this song and some other really heavy songs on this list. - Metal_Treasure

This makes Raining Blood by Slayer look like a soft rock song - christangrant

7 Slaves Shall Serve - Behemoth

Very good decision, but maybe Semhamforash is heavier

I love this list is so good

This schould be heaviest

8 Angel of Death - Slayer

Terrible one

Listen guys, Slayer is good, but they're not the heaviest in any sense. - ThatoneMetalhead

Why is slayer on here

In any sense u don't know what your talking about they are the heaviest, just not the most brutal.

9 Crown of Horns - Cryptopsy

LOL. According to this list Slipknot's Disasterpiece is much heavier than this... - Metal_Treasure

10 The Violation - Fleshgod Apocalypse

This needs to be much higher. Very heavy and dense sound. Drums are really punishing. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Castigation and Betrayal - Anaal Nathrakh

This is very heavy, yes. - Metal_Treasure

12 Raining Blood - Slayer

God damn it so low

How is this not the heaviest song ever I mean common ITS SLAYER

"How is this not the heaviest song ever I mean common ITS SLAYER"
You probably don't know other extreme bands besides Slayer then...

13 Decapitation Fornication - Infant Annihilator

You have to love the band name. - Cyri

14 Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer - Behemoth

Heaviest Song Ever. - GreenDayFan21

15 Guardians of Asgaard - Amon Amarth
16 The Heretic Anthem - Slipknot
17 Demigod - Behemoth
18 Entombment of a Machine - Job for a Cowboy

This is truly heavy. - Fiend

19 Scars of the Crucifix - Deicide
20 Flying Whales - Gojira

Heaviest Matter of The Universe should be on here...

21 Forced Gender Reassignment - Cattle Decapitation

Definitely. - AdamDestructorJr.

22 Twilight of the Thunder God - Amon Amarth
23 I Am the Wrath of Gods and the Desolation of the Earth - Anaal Nathrakh
24 Scrolls of the Megilloth - Mortification

Great album. I consider the songs "Terminate Damnation" and "Eternal Lamentation" from the same album a bit heavier, though.

I am surprised this unknown Christian Rock band got a song on this list.

25 Annihilation of the Wicked - Nile

Wow, Slipknot over Nile
Such a nonsense

26 Maze of Torment - Morbid Angel

Should be a lot higher

27 Return to the Morbid Reich - Vader
28 C**tcrusher - Infant Annihilator
29 People = s*** - Slipknot

Even though Slipknot is not in any way shape or form the heaviest band ever, this takes the cake, runs home, and eats it. This is the heaviest Nu Metal will EVER get. - ThatoneMetalhead

Pfft. - Fiend

It’s to heavy for nu-metal it’s something else.

30 Psywar - Mayhem

Its Great!

31 Carrionshine - Cryptopsy

Heavy as hell. - Metal_Treasure

32 War Eternal - Arch Enemy
33 The Devil In I - Slipknot
34 Hammer Down the Nails - Vital Remains
35 Hordes to War - Immortal
36 Immolation - Immolation

I considerate Failures for gods the heaviest Immolation song, but even that song it's not so heavy to be in this top

37 Eyeless - Slipknot
38 Zombie Ritual - Death

Best and heaviest guitar work.

39 Fight Fire With Fire - Metallica

Metallica is melodic thrash band, but this one is an extreme metal song at all, how the hell would Master of Puppets heavier than this? It's just an other list which based on popularity or heavy only for the mainstream.

This will make Master of Puppets cry like a little girl.

Metallica's heaviest in my opinion

40 F**K Your God - Deicide

Could easily be in the top 10

41 You Will Never Be One of Us - Nails
42 Laid to Rest - Lamb of God
43 Funeralopolis - Electric Wizard

This is heavy, but #43? Even Master of Puppets is heavier. - I80

Number 1 no questions asked

44 Demonized - Gruesome
45 Jesus Saves - Slayer
46 Children of the Grave - Black Sabbath

How is this on the list? Because it is HEAVY. You know, heavy as a mountain.

LOL, LOL. Why is this song even on the list? - Metal_Treasure

This song is heavy for 1971, but not heavy enough to be one of the heaviest songs ever...

How is this in this list?! - GREYBOYY

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Top Remixes (11)

1. Decapitation Fornication - Infant Annihilator
2. The Heretic Anthem - Slipknot
3. Disasterpiece - Slipknot
1. Pandemonic Hyperblast - Anaal Nathrakh
2. Crown of Horns - Cryptopsy
3. Spill the Dirty Blood of Jesus - Infernal War
1. Guardians of Asgaard - Amon Amarth
2. The Violation - Fleshgod Apocalypse
3. Flying Whales - Gojira

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