Best Metal Songs of 2015


The Top Ten

1 Empire of the Clouds - Iron Maiden

Amazing masterpiece. The fact that Bruce Dickinson wrote the ENTIRE song and that he had THROAT CANCER while recording, not that specifically but that he sang beautifully and still rocked out but had it, was just a stellar achievement. I'm going to say it. This song is better than their 80s stuff. Their 80s stuff were undoubtedly masterpieces, but I like this song more. It's that amazing. - PhoenixAura81

Damn, Dickinson + Airships + Music just couldn't be better. Empire of The Clouds is one of the best songs I've ever listened to in my entire life. It's really unexplainable how 18 minutes can turn so fast yet delightfully. Masterpiece.

It seems like most of the metal legends made albums this year! - SirSkeletorThe3rd

I really love this song, from the melody to the tells a sad story in a very beautiful and poetic way, which is hard to do. Great job, Iron Maiden!

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2 Cirice - Ghost B.C.

My new favourite Ghost song! Was a love at first listen when I first heard it in June. I could not tear myself away! Love the way the song builds and gets more intense with each chorus. The solo is also one of their best. - IronSabbathPriest

I may not be a fan of real santanic bands like mayhem but I love ghost b.c. this song is amazing

Now this is METAL!

NO, please. Here is why:
1) a ripped off riff, composed of 2 Slayer riffs: Skeletons of Society and a close variation of the intro to Raining Blood
2) the solo is nothing special and is instantly forgettable (might be one of THEIR best but not one of the best of 2015)
3) vocals are weak and poppy
4) melody is very mainstream-ish and probably this song isn't even metal
5) if there's something interesting in this song, these are the Slayer riffs
6) it's the most overrated metal song of 2015 (if it's metal at all) and one of the most overrated songs in metal history because it even got a Metal Grammy for Best Metal Performance. Wow. - Metal_Treasure

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3 Repentless - Slayer

This song is so badass and amazing. - DarkBoi-X

This song is badass!

Fast and heavy, just like the old times.

Lame and not badass. Trap Queen shpuld replace this. At least Fetty Wap has a sicker beat.

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4 Implode - Slayer

It seems like every time I get into a new metal band they always make a new album. I got into Slipknot around 2014 and they made a new album. I got into Slayer and Ghost in 2015 and they made new albums! - SirSkeletorThe3rd

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5 The Vengeful One - Disturbed

I love this song, It is the return of Disturbed for me

Epic Song

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6 The Ninth Wave - Blind Guardian

This song is the masterpiece of 2015. It’ incredibly epic and powerful. It also has that AMAZING CHOIR IN THE BEGINNING! - PhoenixAura81

Blind Guardian epicness comes with perfection and stellar musicianship again. - Metal_Treasure

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8 Jekyll and Hyde - Five Finger Death Punch

I guess this song is okay but the lyrics are trash.

LOL, why you guys think this is metal? It's NOT metal. I am 100% sure. - Metal_Treasure

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9 The Red and the Black - Iron Maiden

Its like a much more longer version of the trooper and its catchy

Best metal song in 2015 hands down. This song is a masterpiece

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10 Embers - Lamb of God UListen to Sample

The Contenders

11 The Light - Disturbed UListen to Sample
12 If Eternity Should Fail - Iron Maiden UListen to Sample
13 From the Pinnacle to the Pit - Ghost B.C. UListen to Sample
14 Fatal Illusion - Megadeth UListen to Sample
15 Cast the First Stone - Slayer

Very blazing song. Tom Araya has serious passion in his voice, and Paul Bostaph's blast beats during the main verses are AWESOME!

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16 No Hope In Sight - Paradise Lost
17 The Mephistopheles of Los Angeles - Marilyn Manson

Not metal. It's blues rock.

Manson never fails to impress!

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19 The Book of Souls - Iron Maiden

The song is epic deserves to be in top ten - Toucan

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20 Daylight - Enslaved UListen to Sample
21 Turn on the Darkness - Between the Buried and Me UListen to Sample
22 Speed of Light - Iron Maiden UListen to Sample
23 Deus In Absentia - Ghost UListen to Sample
24 Call to Destruction - Nile UListen to Sample
25 The Ride Majestic (Aspire Angelic) - Soilwork UListen to Sample
26 To Hell and Back - Symphony X

I honestly think this truly defines metal epicness in 2015. Nine and a half minutes of great musicianship and incredible songwriting. With an intro sounding like a crossover between "Under a Glass Moon" (Dream Theater) and "The Evil That Men Do" (Iron Maiden) some amazing vocals by Russel Allen with the songs great choruses, the verses also remind me a lot of Matt Barlow. Some great riffing and soloing by Michael Romeo, as well as a groovy keyboard solo. Probably the best Symphony X song of all time, in my opinion. - IronSabbathPriest

Probably my new favorite song by them

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27 Radical Change - Tremonti

Holy this song was good! - Pony

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28 Not Today - Sevendust UListen to Sample
29 He is - Ghost UListen to Sample
30 Dielectric Fear Factory UListen to Sample
31 What Are You Waiting For? - Disturbed UListen to Sample
32 Manufactured Extinct - Cattle Decapitation

"Pacific Grim" was better, but it wasn't on the list. Still, best metal album of 2015 for sure! - ThatStrangeKid42

Incredible track. First heard it and knew the new album would be great. I was right. - IronSabbathPriest

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33 When the Stillness Comes - Slayer

A slower, yet very brutal Slayer song.

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34 Electric Sky - Vision of Disorder UListen to Sample
35 Until the World Goes Cold - Trivium UListen to Sample
36 The Holy Grail - Blind Guardian UListen to Sample
37 Thank You - Sevendust UListen to Sample
38 Among the Crows - Mushroomhead
39 The Sound of Silence - Disturbed UListen to Sample
40 Oaks Ablaze - Panopticon UListen to Sample
41 The Greatest Show On Earth - Nightwish

Most Epic Song ever!

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42 The Threat is Real - Megadeth UListen to Sample
43 Open Your Eyes - Disturbed UListen to Sample
44 Battle's Won - Helloween UListen to Sample
45 Spirit - Ghost UListen to Sample
46 Eternity - Gemini Syndrome UListen to Sample
47 Yours is an Empty Hope - Nightwish UListen to Sample
48 To Mourn Job - Ahab UListen to Sample
49 No Way Out - Bullet for My Valentine UListen to Sample
50 It's Time to Get Weird - Sunflower Dead UListen to Sample
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Top Remixes (10)

1. Empire of the Clouds - Iron Maiden
2. Fatal Illusion - Megadeth
3. Repentless - Slayer
1. Cirice - Ghost B.C.
2. Jekyll and Hyde - Five Finger Death Punch
3. The Vengeful One - Disturbed
1. Empire of the Clouds - Iron Maiden
2. Piano Wire - Slayer
3. Cirice - Ghost B.C.

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