Top 10 Metal Songs of 2019


The Top Ten

1 Raise Your Banner - Within Temptation

Resist is definitely a huge departure from what those who are fans of Within Temptation are used to. In fact, I'm fairly certain that most metal fans don't consider it a metal album (as if I didn't already know that). And in a way, they're kinda right. But if there's any song on the album that encapsulates Within Temptation as a symphonic metal band, it's "Raise Your Banner". It's the song on the album that feels the most like Within Temptation when compared to their older material, especially with those amazing vocals near the end. - tonyb500

2 The Raven Child - Avantasia

@PhoenixAura81 - yes, Hansi voice sounds exactly like Arjen Lucassen once described Hansi voice: he's like "this giant standing on top of the mountain, filling the whole valley with his singing." - Metal_Treasure

Epic masterpiece. I love Hansi’s vocals in this song. In terms of this year, this song is only second to the masterpiece known as Ira Dei. - PhoenixAura81

3 Hexed - Children of Bodom

It's one of their best albums for sure. Some believe it's their best album since 2003's Hate Crew Deathroll or since 2005’s Are You Dead Yet. - Metal_Treasure

4 Singularity - Devin Townsend
5 Rain of Fury - Rhapsody of Fire
6 This Road - Children of Bodom
7 Glass Houses - Children of Bodom

My 2nd favorite song from their 2019 album - I love its speed, melody, chorus, everything. - Metal_Treasure

8 Dead Promises - Tarja Turunen
9 Alchemy - Avantasia
10 Eden - Battle Beast

This song is like a definition of painfully generic in metal (I didn't add it) - Metal_Treasure

The Newcomers

? Unsainted - Slipknot
? Radio - Rammstein

How is this metal? - Metal_Treasure


The Contenders

11 Bismarck - Sabaton
12 Requiem for a Dream - Avantasia
13 Raven's Flight - Amon Amarth

Love the song and can't stop listening to it. Can't wait for the album to come out! - RogerMcBaloney

14 No More Room in Hell - Possessed

Death metal pioneers Possessed have released their first studio album since 1986 (33 years) - Metal_Treasure

15 Book of Shallows - Avantasia Book of Shallows - Avantasia

Very good chorus this song - Metal_Treasure

16 Prepare for Chaos - Flotsam and Jetsam Prepare for Chaos - Flotsam and Jetsam
17 Pale Blue Dot - Dream Theater Pale Blue Dot - Dream Theater
18 The Widow's Breed - Legion of the Damned
19 The Legend Goes On - Rhapsody of Fire
20 Endless War - Within Temptation

This song is alt rock and not metal - Metal_Treasure

21 Fall into the Light - Dream Theater Fall into the Light - Dream Theater
22 Between Man and Wolf - Lemuria
23 Mindless Maze - Traveler
24 Draugen - TrollfesT Draugen - TrollfesT
25 Last Man Standing - Overkill
26 Under Grass and Clover - Children of Bodom
27 Kick in a Spleen - Children of Bodom
28 Paralyzed - Dream Theater
29 No More Hollywood Endings - Battle Beast
30 When a Shadow is Forced Into the Light - Swallow the Sun

Swallow the Sun's new record probably gonna end up as my favourite of the year. Quite a shame that the band doesn't get any attention at all, as 90% of the metalheads tend to be a huge sucker for mainstream albums. This style of music is a quite a departure from the stuffs they've done so far - very original and soulful album.

31 Untethered Angel - Dream Theater

I though this was 2018? - danimey

Officially it's 2019 because the album is of 2019. Also, it was on youtube in Dec 2018 and because metal songs don't get radio airplay, it doesn't matter much. - Metal_Treasure

32 Survive - Flotsam and Jetsam Survive - Flotsam and Jetsam
33 Head of a Pin - Overkill

I only wish it had a different intro! The intro is boring and mediocre, doesn't fit and doesn't give a good start. But it's a small price to pay because the rest of the song is FIRE! The intro is about 40 seconds long (you can always skip it) but after it you have 5 great minutes. - Metal_Treasure

34 Ira Dei - Mago de Oz

I added this in the best songs of 2019 list and I’ll add this here. This song is the title track of the album of the same name released on March 8th (ten days ago as of 3/18/19). Ira Dei is a masterpiece by Spanish folk metal band Mägo de Oz. It has literally everything! Amazing vocals, excellent guitars and drums, all kinds of other intruments like organ and violin played beautifully, and SYNTHS (synths in metal is a genius idea if you ask me)! I recommend this song to everyone. It’s amazing and currently my favorite song of the year. - PhoenixAura81

35 Firelight - Within Temptation

Alt rock and not metal - Metal_Treasure

36 Holy Ground - Within Temptation

Alt rock and not metal - Metal_Treasure

37 Supernova - Within Temptation
38 Deutschland - Rammstein

The music video though. - Userguy44

This song is definitely not metal.Though I still like it. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

39 Black Brick - Deafheaven

Umm...the riff at 1:55-2:45 (almost 1 minute) sounds exactly like the intro to Funeral Hymn by Exodus (2007). I liked the song but the rip off is too long and too obvious to be easy forgiven. - Metal_Treasure

40 Mad World - Within Temptation
41 Mad World - Within Temptation
42 The Reckoning - Within Temptation
43 Neverending - Frozen Crown
44 I Am the Tyrant - Frozen Crown
45 Starbreaker - Traveler
46 Shadowcult - Possessed
47 Bats***crazy - Overkill
48 Redefined - As I Lay Dying
49 Kindred Spirits - Arch / Matheos
50 Wrath of the Universe - Arch / Matheos
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Top Remixes

1. Raise Your Banner - Within Temptation
2. The Raven Child - Avantasia
3. Singularity - Devin Townsend
1. Hexed - Children of Bodom
2. The Raven Child - Avantasia
3. Singularity - Devin Townsend


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