Greatest Metal Songs of the 2000s

The Top Ten Greatest Metal Songs of the 2000s

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?

One of my favorite songs of avenged sevenfold

2 Chop Suey! - System of a Down

Definitely the best metal song I've ever heard. This should be #1 on the top ten list. This is my favorite song. It's the best.

Great song! Meaningful lyric

Simply the best metal song of 21th century

My favorite song of all time, this should be number 1

3 Lateralus - Tool

The whole album is legendary. The song “Lateralus“ is a masterpiece composed in a extensively complex process. Most bands couldn't even do a song like this if they had time like... forever.

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.

4 Numb - Linkin Park

This isn't metal. If people have to vote for Linkin Park than plese vote for Given Up or No More Sorrow... they are more metal than this for sure

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

5 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 love this song, My dad is in a local band ( Sicarian Impulse ) and they are covering this song! This isn't my favorite song or band, but the choice of at least top 5 is great. - Metallica04

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...

6 The Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamin

I love Breaking Benjamin, this band is amazing! The only two bands that can beat this band are Linkin Park and Metallica - Metallica04

Guys, 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.
There are grunge, punk and alt rock influences in this song. No metal. - Metal_Treasure

This Song introduced me to the Rock/Metal Genre

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

This isn't really metal though

7 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!

Greatest song ever it should be number 1

8 Down with the Sickness - Disturbed

Guys I have to say just 2 words DISTURBED RULES!

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

Should be number 1. Greatest metal song by farr

The best heavy metal song ever!

9 Blackwater Park - Opeth

How is that track is sow low it's the best song ever written!

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 ��"

10 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

Just incredible... Go listen to some of the live versions in south america. Watch the one in chile

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.

The Contenders

11 Octavarium - Dream Theater

All hail Portnoy

Epic from start to finish

Voto for this please, we all are tired of chop suey or psychosocial in the 1st place

12 Duality - Slipknot

I really don't like most of Slipknot's Songs. They are too less melodic for my ears. But “Duality“ is one of those pieces made for eternity: perfectly composed and played soo emotionally. Impressive.

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

13 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

14 Here to Stay - Korn

Love the nu metal soun should be higher at least top 10

15 Vicarious - Tool

I'd say Parabola is better

One of the first tool songs I ever heard. I was about 12 years old, at the time the music was a little too crazy and I just didn’t understand what was going on. But it was something that I had never heard before and Tool is now my favorite rock band. Love all of their albums and can’t wait until the new one comes out.

16 All for One - Primal Fear
17 And Then There Was Silence - Blind Guardian
18 Power Trip - Chimaira
19 My Last Sunrise - Demons & Wizards
20 Walk With Me In Hell - Lamb of God
21 Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold

I love this song, but only one song can beat this, Welcome to the Family. but I am amazed that Avenged Sevenfold was on this list YES! - Metallica04

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!

22 Stricken - Disturbed


only word I can say "hellyeah"

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

Ghis song should be in the top 10. Around number 7

23 The Pursuit of Vikings - Amon Amarth
24 I Will Be Heard - Hatebreed
25 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


26 Infected - Demon Hunter
27 Nailed to the Wheel - Edguy
28 Re-Education - Rise Against

This means punk! Not bands like good charlotte and blink 182

They're Punk not metal. BUt this song is great

Where is Savior though

Epic song that combines politics and punk

29 The Day that Never Comes - Metallica

METALLICA! This is one of my favorite albums from them. There's this, Unforgiven 3, and much more. METALLICA RULES - Metallica04

30 Morphine Child - Savatage

I grew up with Savatage down here in Palm Harbor, Fl. They were a great band then, their sound still stands up today. Just an awesome band. Sad day when Chris Oliva was killed. His brother has had a great band after Savatage. Love you guys...

31 Dracula - Iced Earth
32 Sun Doesn't Rise - Mushroomhead
33 Dethrone Tyranny - Gamma Ray
34 Blood and Thunder - Mastodon

This should be above My Chemical Romance and Linkin Park, since those bands are not metal

35 Before I Forget

No doubt it's the best metal song of the 00s.
Come on, no band in the world has a sound as Slipknot has, they're just the best, capable to beat the older ones, just because they deserve it. And this, is their best song.

36 Bullet with a Name - Nonpoint
37 Thunderhorse - Dethklok
38 Damien - Iced Earth
39 Break - Three Days Grace
40 Death Blooms - Mudvayne

Should be replaced by Happy? or Dig

41 Universe Momentum - Obscura
42 Ich Will - Rammstein
43 Disciple - Slayer

Awesome slayer song along with bloodline

44 Just So You Know - American Head Charge
45 Freak on a Leash - Korn

Dumbass this song came out in 1998 on the album and 1999 as a single get your facts straight!

Yeah exactly, who was the idiot who put this on the list? This is not 2000s!

This song is from 90s (1998) - Ljubo1950

This is not 2000's metal song but It's my favorite X)

46 Schism - Tool

One of Tool's best

47 Sex Ed Rocks - I Set My Friends On Fire & Smosh
48 Ghost of Perdition - Opeth
49 Vinushka - Dir En Grey
50 Ghost Love Score - Nightwish
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