Greatest Metal Songs of the 2000s

The Top Ten

1 Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold Cover Art

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 Chop Suey! - System of a Down Cover Art

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

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

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.

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

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

4 Numb - Linkin Park Numb - Linkin Park Cover Art

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

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

5 Tears Don't Fall - Bullet for My Valentine Tears Don't Fall - Bullet for My Valentine Cover Art

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...

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.

6 The Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamin The Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamin Cover Art

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.

This Song introduced me to the Rock/Metal Genre

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

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

This isn't really metal though

7 Psychosocial - Slipknot Psychosocial - Slipknot Cover Art

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 Down with the Sickness - Disturbed Cover Art

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 Blackwater Park - Opeth Cover Art

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

I never get bored of this one.

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 Dance of Death - Iron Maiden Cover Art

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 Octavarium - Dream Theater Cover Art

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 Duality - Slipknot Cover Art

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 Halo - Machine Head Cover Art

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 Here to Stay - Korn Cover Art

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 And Then There Was Silence - Blind Guardian And Then There Was Silence - Blind Guardian Cover Art
17 All for One - Primal Fear All for One - Primal Fear Cover Art
18 Power Trip - Chimaira Power Trip - Chimaira Cover Art
19 My Last Sunrise - Demons & Wizards
20 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

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!

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

21 Walk With Me In Hell - Lamb of God Walk With Me In Hell - Lamb of God Cover Art
22 Stricken - Disturbed Stricken - Disturbed Cover Art

All I will say is : THIS SONG IS KICK ASS... IF YOU LIKE IT THEN LISTEN INSIDE THE FIRE, CRIMINAL AND STUPIFY...

only word I can say "hellyeah"

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

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

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

Sucks

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