Top 10 Metal Songs of 2018


The Top Ten

1 Diluvium - Obscura

I would like it more if it was instrumental. I don't like extreme metal vocals (except most thrash and speed metal). - PhoenixAura81

I perfectly understand that because it was the same with me when I was a new metal fan. - Metal_Treasure

What haven't been said about this band and this song yet? We already know what to expect: perfection. Which this song is. - Metal_Treasure

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2 All Out Life - Slipknot

I didn't add this... And it was spam voted to #1... - Metal_Treasure

I have also seen a comment that may have been from you, which says that because a band has a heavy sound it does not make them metal. Also, some of your comments make you sound like a metal snob. If you're not a metal snob, then word your comments in such a way that they make them not so snobbish in sound. Now I want you to do what my username says. - ProveMeWrong

Best song ever

Slipknot at it's best!

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3 Lightning Strike - Judas Priest

Stupid Slipknot fans don't understand that all Judas Priest songs are masterpieces - James_Hetfield

Why isn't this higher? - Userguy44

It will get higher when more people start voting on this list. It's already in the top 10, it was much lower before. Update: in the meantime a user put it on dishonorable mentions... - Metal_Treasure

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4 Sire of Sin - Cryptopsy

Heavy as it should be. This is what we expect from Cryptopsy. And the new singer is pretty good - Metal_Treasure

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5 Anchorite - Augury

This is the longest track on the album (08:07) but it's so well organized / composed that it's fluid. - Metal_Treasure

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6 Of Unworldly Origin - Revocation UListen to Sample
7 The Bee - Amorphis UListen to Sample
8 Sham Pain - Five Finger Death Punch

That's nowhere near metal! - Metal_Treasure

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9 Ethereal Skies - Obscura

This song showcases how to be highly "technical" and play with jaw-dropping virtuosity without sacrificing the melody. - Metal_Treasure

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10 My Own Grave - As I Lay Dying

Metal_Treasure Isn't that kind of the point of metalcore, and what makes you say what metal is and is not? I think most people who like pop rock would despise of this song. - imfc20

The pop rock part is unsuitable. We are talking about metal here. Pop has no business in metal.

Also, this item has been SPAM VOTED. - Metal_Treasure

Understandable, but you said that metalcore isn't metal, and vast majority metalcore songs have signing if not all, and theirs still a lot of metalcore on the metal encyclopedia. - danimey

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The Contenders

11 Incense & Iron - Powerwolf UListen to Sample
12 Firepower - Judas Priest UListen to Sample
13 Illusive Golden Age - Augury

Augury? Ok. I'm down for that. - AdamDestructorJr.

Just gorgeous! (play the sample) - Metal_Treasure

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14 To Drink from the Night Itself - At the Gates

This should be waaay higher, top 3! - danimey

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15 Betrayer - Trivium UListen to Sample
16 Raise Your Banner - Within Temptation UListen to Sample
17 Nuclear Alchemy - Watain

Seriously. - Skullkid755

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18 Mad Hatter - Avenged Sevenfold

Great song, gives you that vibe of insanity. Also a good song for IV on Black Ops 4!

I’m not a big avenged sevenfold fan but this song was pretty good actually

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19 Giza Butler - Sleep UListen to Sample
20 The Valley - Stryper UListen to Sample
21 Pounding the Pavement - Anvil
22 Fire & Forgive - Powerwolf UListen to Sample
23 Everyone - Jonathan Davis UListen to Sample
24 Final Resolve - Sinsaenum UListen to Sample
25 The Sacrament of Sin - Powerwolf UListen to Sample
26 New Rise - Primal Fear UListen to Sample
27 Humanoid - Cynic

This band is NOT metal anymore. They already play prog rock. And this song is prog rock, too.
Stop adding non-metal songs. Thanks. - Metal_Treasure

This is metal, you're just a too far gone brainwashed individual from a brainwashing site called the metal encyclopedia. - MetalMan

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28 Take It to the Cross - Stryper UListen to Sample
29 Count It Up - Fame on Fire UListen to Sample
30 Venom of Venus - Powerwolf UListen to Sample
31 Clandestine Stars - Obscura

Awesome bass solo followed by awesome guitar solo - Metal_Treasure

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32 A Home - Rivers of Nihil UListen to Sample
33 A Reason to Fight - Disturbed

LOL. This isn't metal at all. - Metal_Treasure

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34 Fist by Fist (Sacralize or Strike) - Powerwolf UListen to Sample
35 In Limbic Resonance - Kataklysm UListen to Sample
36 Rats - Ghost

Its metal just not death metal

Is this even metal? Not for me. This is just radio friendly rock. - Metal_Treasure

Should be number one

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37 A Wolf in My Heart - Heidevolk UListen to Sample
38 The Inversion - Beyond Creation

Quickly becoming one of my favorite tracks by this band. The first half is great and what you expect from Beyond Creation. The second half however really takes it up a notch as the band slows it down and really showcase their versatility. And then, of course, it ends on the heaviest moment making it all come together nicely. Overall, just a really really solid track. - cjWriter1997

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39 Northern Chaos Gods - Immortal UListen to Sample
40 Conquer This Climb - Flaw UListen to Sample
41 Fake - Five Finger Death Punch UListen to Sample
42 I Love It - Fame on Fire UListen to Sample
43 Where Owls Know My Name - Rivers of Nihil UListen to Sample
44 Reanimated - A Killer's Confession UListen to Sample
45 I Stand Alone - Sinsaenum UListen to Sample
46 Dream - Amaranthe UListen to Sample
47 Fairer Than the Sun - Leaves' Eyes Fairer Than the Sun - Leaves' Eyes
48 Mater Dolorosa - Augury UListen to Sample
49 Layers of Reality - Pestilence Layers of Reality - Pestilence
50 Towards the Sanctuary - Watain Towards the Sanctuary - Watain
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List Stats

500 votes
96 listings
1 year, 299 days old

Top Remixes (7)

1. All Out Life - Slipknot
2. Betrayer - Trivium
3. Sham Pain - Five Finger Death Punch
1. Incense & Iron - Powerwolf
2. Raise Your Banner - Within Temptation
3. Fire & Forgive - Powerwolf
1. Diluvium - Obscura
2. Anchorite - Augury
3. Of Unworldly Origin - Revocation

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