Best Metal Songs of 2015


The Top Ten

1 Empire of the Clouds - Iron Maiden

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

18 minute masterpiece of pure beauty. Steve Harris even call this a masterpiece.

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

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3 Repentless - Slayer

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.

4 The Vengeful One - Disturbed

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

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5 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

6 The Ninth Wave - Blind Guardian

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

7 Jekyll and Hyde - Five Finger Death Punch

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

8 Embers - Lamb of God
9 Fatal Illusion - Megadeth
10 The Light - Disturbed

The Contenders

11 The Throne - Blind Guardian
12 No Hope In Sight - Paradise Lost
13 From the Pinnacle to the Pit - Ghost B.C.
14 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

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!

16 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

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17 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

18 The Mephistopheles of Los Angeles - Marilyn Manson V 2 Comments
19 If Eternity Should Fail - Iron Maiden
20 Speed of Light - Iron Maiden
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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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