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?

One of my favorite songs of avenged sevenfold

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2 Chop Suey! - System of a Down

Music video almost has a billion views.

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

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

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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

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,

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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

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5 Tears Don't Fall - Bullet for My Valentine

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

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...

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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

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7 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 ��"

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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

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9 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.

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10 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!

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The Contenders

11 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

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12 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.

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14 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

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15 And Then There Was Silence - Blind Guardian And Then There Was Silence - Blind Guardian
16 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!

17 My Last Sunrise - Demons & Wizards
18 Octavarium - Dream Theater

All hail Portnoy

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20 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

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21 The Pursuit of Vikings - Amon Amarth UListen to Sample
22 I Will Be Heard - Hatebreed UListen to Sample
23 Infected - Demon Hunter UListen to Sample
24 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


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26 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

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27 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...

28 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

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29 Dracula - Iced Earth UListen to Sample
30 Sun Doesn't Rise - Mushroomhead UListen to Sample
31 Dethrone Tyranny - Gamma Ray UListen to Sample
32 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.

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33 Bullet with a Name - Nonpoint UListen to Sample
34 Damien - Iced Earth UListen to Sample
35 Break - Three Days Grace UListen to Sample
36 Death Blooms - Mudvayne

Should be replaced by Happy? or Dig

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37 Universe Momentum - Obscura UListen to Sample
38 Blood and Thunder - Mastodon

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

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39 Just So You Know - American Head Charge UListen to Sample
40 Walk With Me In Hell - Lamb of God UListen to Sample
41 All for One - Primal Fear UListen to Sample
42 Sex Ed Rocks - I Set My Friends On Fire & Smosh UListen to Sample
43 Freak on a Leash - Korn

This song is from 90s (1998) - Ljubo1950

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

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44 Schism - Tool
45 Ghost Love Score - Nightwish UListen to Sample
46 The Trend - Annihilator
47 Ghost of Perdition - Opeth UListen to Sample
48 Vinushka - Dir En Grey UListen to Sample
49 Lullaby (Death All Over) - Avatar UListen to Sample
50 I'm the One - Static-X UListen to Sample
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Top Remixes (10)

1. The Day that Never Comes - Metallica
2. Walk With Me In Hell - Lamb of God
3. Pearls Before the Swine - Machine Head
1. And Then There Was Silence - Blind Guardian
2. My Last Sunrise - Demons & Wizards
3. The Pursuit of Vikings - Amon Amarth
1. Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold
2. Tears Don't Fall - Bullet for My Valentine
3. Chop Suey! - System of a Down

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