Heaviest Metal Songs of All Time


The Top Ten

1 Bleed - Meshuggah

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.

Nothing out there is like this.

10/10 Would masturbate again.

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2 Hammer Smashed Face - Cannibal Corpse

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

This list is awful - ryanrimmel

I'm happy to say I'm from the city that the band with the heaviest song ever is from

Yup - Fiend

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3 Disasterpiece - Slipknot

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

This above Slayer & Lamb of God? This is what's wrong with the metal community today.

>slipknot is ranked higher than Deicide
wew lad

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4 Spill the Dirty Blood of Jesus - Infernal War

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

5 Angel of Death - Slayer

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.

6 Pandemonic Hyperblast - Anaal Nathrakh

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

This makes Hammer Smashed Face seem like a weak song made by 4 year olds.

This is what I'm talking about. It's for this songs I pay internet.


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

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

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.

Honourable Mentions (other very heavy S.Y.L. tracks);

- Aftermath
- All Hail the New Flesh
- Critic
- Detox
- Force Fed
- Happy Camper (Carpe B.U.M.)
- Home Nucleonics
- Hope
- In The Rainy Season
- Last Minute
- Rape Song
- Relentless
- S***storm
- Skeksis
- S.Y.L.
- Underneath The Waves
- We Ride
- You Suck - BloodyThunderX

8 Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer - Behemoth

Heaviest Song Ever. - GreenDayFan21

9 Scars of the Crucifix - Deicide
10 Crown of Horns - Cryptopsy

The Newcomers

? God Hates Us - Avenged Sevenfold

The Contenders

11 Raining Blood - Slayer

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... - somekindofaguy

12 Slaves Shall Serve - Behemoth

I love this list is so good

This schould be heaviest

13 Maze of Torment - Morbid Angel
14 Two Pound Torch - Cryptopsy
15 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.

16 Psywar - Mayhem
17 Cast Down the Heretic - Nile
18 Apocalyptic Feasting - Brain Drill
19 Immolation - Immolation
20 Zombie Ritual - Death

Best and heaviest guitar work.

21 Hordes to War - Immortal
22 Demonized - Gruesome
23 The Violation - Fleshgod Apocalypse
24 Ten Ton Hammer - Machine Head
25 Pleasure to Kill - Kreator
26 Jesus Saves - Slayer
27 Children of the Grave - Black Sabbath

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

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28 Big Man with a Gun - Nine Inch Nails
29 Slit Your Guts - Cryptopsy
30 Panzer Division Marduk - Marduk
31 Funeralopolis - Electric Wizard

Number 1 no questions asked

32 Bewitched - Candlemass
33 Denial of Life - Death

Heaviest Metal Song ever, deep growling vocals and ultra fast drumming in this song is crazy. - GREYBOYY

34 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

35 N.W.O. - Ministry
36 Twilight of the Thunder God - Amon Amarth
37 Laid to Rest - Lamb of God
38 Entombment of a Machine - Job for a Cowboy

This is truly heavy. - Fiend

39 Davidian - Machine Head
40 Graves of the Fathers - Cryptopsy
41 5 Minutes Alone - Pantera
42 Master of Puppets - Metallica

Another list which based on popularity, not really heavy... - somekindofaguy

43 Watchtower - Abigail Williams
44 Mein Teil - Rammstein
45 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. - somekindofaguy

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

Metallica's heaviest in my opinion

46 Infernal Death - Death
47 Second Heartbeat - Avenged Sevenfold
48 Helter Skelter - The Beatles

The Beatles are the heaviest metal band of all time! Just kidding.

This song is heavy only for a new-born - somekindofaguy

This is the heaviest song in 68

49 Eyeless - Slipknot
50 Forced Gender Reassignment - Cattle Decapitation
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Top Remixes (6)

1. Spill the Dirty Blood of Jesus - Infernal War
2. Crown of Horns - Cryptopsy
3. Pandemonic Hyperblast - Anaal Nathrakh
1. Disasterpiece - Slipknot
2. Hordes to War - Immortal
3. Laid to Rest - Lamb of God
1. Hammer Smashed Face - Cannibal Corpse
2. Scars of the Crucifix - Deicide
3. Bleed - Meshuggah

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