Greatest Metal Songs of the 2000s


The Top Ten

1 Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold

I'm completely shocked this song isn't even in the top 10. In fact, it should be at number 1. Epic lyrics, godly solo, and great theme.
And, wait, Numb in metal songs list? Really insane.

A total masterpiece. I'm 54 and have seen all the greats.. Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Sabbath, and so on. Avenged Sevenfold is destined to go down in history with these bands

Obviously than this is the best metal song of the 2000s

Is heavy, catchy, the solo is a complete legacy for the world of music, what's more this song needs?

There are no words but one that describes this song...and that is..EPIC

V 7 Comments
2 Chop Suey! - System of a Down

Great song! Meaningful lyric

Afterlife is #1. Never even heard of it. Chop Suey is definitely the top one

Simply the best metal song of 21th century

This needs to be number one. - FlaMeThrOwer9

V 3 Comments
3 Tears Don't Fall - Bullet for My Valentine

This is one of bullets best songs, and it should be number one, even though Rise Against is a great band! I would have to say that my favorite 3 songs of 2000's are... 1. The Last Fight - Bullet for my Valentine 2. Avenged Sevenfold - Afterlife 3. Rise Against - Behind Closed Doors.

I am a music composer...
If you're seeking for music and if it's metal... Than... This song is undoubtedly AWESOME!
This is my lifetime favorite song in my entire life...
I wanna rate it the " AWESOME"...
I'm in love with this song...

4 Lateralus - Tool

I'm really surprised how low this is I mean how the hell can Linkin Park and Disturbed be above this? Its one of the most well written songs of all time and if you know anything about music you would agree that this is #1

This was rated as the #1 metal performance of the century for a very good reason. - MKBeast

Have to agree this should be higher. Tools greatest deserves better.

Title track is among their top 5 songs in my opinion,

V 2 Comments
5 Numb - Linkin Park

Greatest nu metal band.

Best metal song of XXI century6

Nu metal is not real metal

Well how come slipknot is nu metal and they are classified as metal - Th3Zm0nst3r

Sorry not metal.. barely even Rock. Its alternative Rock

V 1 Comment
6 The Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamin

This Song introduced me to the Rock/Metal Genre

I would have picked Duality or Numb but this is truly nostalgic

Are you deaf? Don't you hear that this song is post-grunge and NOT metal?
Vocal style isn't metal. Guitar style isn't metal. Drumming isn't metal.
It's all grunge/punk style. - Metal_Treasure

This isn't really metal though

7 Blackwater Park - Opeth

I never get bored of this one. - IronSabbathPriest

Most of these bands are emos bands except testament, opeth, machine head, iron maiden and etc

Comment below me is dumb ��"

8 Dance of Death - Iron Maiden

This one has to be the best by far! I consider it an epic win, and one of the best Iron Maiden songs

I als love The Day That Never Comes but Dance of Death deserves to be #1.

Best Maiden Solo.. Can compete with any other metal solos ever.

What...not number 1...are the real metalheads dead?

V 3 Comments
9 Down with the Sickness - Disturbed

Great album that showed what the second wave of nu metal had to offer.

Guys I have to say just 2 words DISTURBED RULES!

Should be number 1. Greatest metal song by farr

Oh wa-a-a-a!

V 1 Comment
10 Halo - Machine Head

No doubt the best metal song, from the best album and from the best band of the 2000s

How is this not higher? The riff is insane, great guitar solo and don't get me started on Rob flynns vocals in this song. A truly epic metal song.

I'm just going to assume that the people voting on this list aren't real metalheads and they obviesly haven't heard this masterpiece. That is the only explenation for this song not being number one

The Newcomers

? Sandpaper - Fozzy
? The Night - Disturbed

The best Disturbed song in my opinion.Definitely deserves higher place...

The Contenders

11 Duality - Slipknot

The comment below the comment under me is a chicken nuggets

To me, it's a joke Duality isn't even in the top 10. No other metal song has its amazing sound, drums, lyrics, guitar... just everything so perfect, makes you haedbang every second. Maybe it's not the best, but at least top 3.

Drives me insane... SlipKnoT always rocks... they are the one consolation in this stupid life.

hail the nine!

rip P. Gray

Duality is one of the best Vol 3 songs.Listen to it and it will get stuck in your head...And maggots,STAY SIC!

12 Psychosocial - Slipknot

This is one of the greatest metal songs I've heard in a long slipknot are gods of METAL

Totally the best I ever the cleanliness of the tone everything is perfect

Psychosocial is great but Slipknot has better songs than that too!

number 1

V 4 Comments
13 Vicarious - Tool V 1 Comment
14 My Last Sunrise - Demons & Wizards
15 Damien - Iced Earth
16 The Pursuit of Vikings - Amon Amarth
17 Stricken - Disturbed


One of the most awesomest, sickest, best solos you will hear! - dragon_force18

only word I can say "hellyeah"


V 2 Comments
18 Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian
19 Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold

This song is really epic
Please listen to this song before voting any other song
I guaranty you that you wont regret...

Great song, should occupy a higher spot here

You should have known the price of evil...Guys A7X made one hell of a track!

20 Famous Last Words - My Chemical Romance

I am a music composer...
If you're seeking for music and if it's metal... Than... This song is undoubtedly AWESOME!
This is my lifetime favorite song in my entire life...
I wanna rate it the " AWESOME"...
I'm in love with this song...

My Chemical Romance is Greatest Metal Songs of the 2000's

Heard more "metal" from a children's playground

This song is a tree that needs to be cut down


PSearch List

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Top Ten Metal Songs From the '90s and 2000s Top 10 Death Metal Songs of the 2000s Top 10 Most Aggressive Rock/Metal Songs of the 2000s Top 10 Most Memorable Rock and Metal Songs from the 2000s Most Overrated Rock and Metal Songs of the 90s and the 2000s

List StatsUpdated 25 Jun 2017

900 votes
168 listings
7 years, 147 days old

Top Remixes (8)

1. The Day that Never Comes - Metallica
2. Walk With Me In Hell - Lamb of God
3. Pearls Before the Swine - Machine Head
1. Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold
2. Tears Don't Fall - Bullet for My Valentine
3. Chop Suey! - System of a Down
1. Psychosocial - Slipknot
2. Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold
3. Headstrong - Trapt

View All 8


Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.