Top Ten Metal Songs of the 1980s by German Bands

The Top Ten

1 Ride the Sky - Helloween
2 Majesty - Blind Guardian
3 Fast as a Shark - Accept
4 Pleasure to Kill - Kreator
5 Keeper of the Seven Keys - Helloween

This is definitely the most mindblowing German metal song of the 80s and deserves the most respect for its epicness - for both composition and performance (4-11 guitar solos and great vocals, especially towards the end). Helloween haven't created anything more remarkable than this - neither before nor after it. - Metal_Treasure

6 Agent Orange - Sodom
7 Coming Home - Scorpions

The metal part starts around 1:47

8 Banish from Sanctuary - Blind Guardian

Find the live version from "Imaginations through the looking glass" DVD - you just don't need the studio version.
It's speed metal and is crazy fast start to finish. Not only drums, guitars are also very fast. - Metal_Treasure

9 Priest of Evil - Stormwitch
10 Valhalla - Blind Guardian

This song is known mostly for its amazing chorus but I would say the riff is also interesting and pretty brutal for power metal. Drumming, lyrics and vocals are very good, too.
On this song sample, after the riff, you hear Kai Hansen singing lead vocals as a guest musician. Kai Hansen was in Helloween at the time. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Under Jolly Roger - Running Wild
12 Judas - Helloween
13 Nuclear Winter - Sodom
14 Balls to the Wall - Accept
15 Eagle Fly Free - Helloween
16 Aiming High - Accept
17 I Want Out - Helloween
18 Halloween - Helloween
19 Metal Heart - Accept
20 Midnight Mover - Accept
21 When the Smoke is Going Down - Scorpions
22 Shake Your Heads - Accept
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