Top 10 Metal Songs of the 21st Century with the Best Lyrics


The Top Ten

1 Anthem - Iced Earth

Lyrics: Stu Block (lead singer)

"We have the power make our lives what they ought to be
Reconnect with our humanity
Transcend to a higher place, accepting reality
You are the key to the life that you seek
Torn asunder our destiny is in sight
This is the anthem to celebrate your life" - Metal_Treasure

2 Moth Into Flame - Metallica

"You’re falling, but you think you’re flying high
High again
Sold your soul
Built the higher wall
Now you’re thrown away
Same rise and fall
Who cares at all?
Seduced by fame
A moth into the flame
Addicted to the Fame" - Metal_Treasure

3 At the Edge of Time - Blind Guardian

Lyrics: Hansi Kürsch (lead singer)

"Now as my time's passing by
What am I waiting for?
Who'll grant me wings to fly?
And will I have another try?
'Cause I would not miss my moment again
Yes, I would not miss my moment my friend" - Metal_Treasure

4 Come What May - Iced Earth

Lyrics: Jon Schaffer (guitarist)

"The human race must evolve
Must evolve
Can’t you see what’s plain as day?
It’s always been there inside of you
One saving grace that’s hard to face
Embracing the truth will change your fate
It’s up to you and the path you choose
To be led to the slaughter or lead the way
The quest for light, a worthwhile fight
Will you have what it takes?
Come what may

As I watch through the ages
The troubled race of man
Seems evolution stalled
Still a sad, pathetic race
Will you have what it takes?
Come what may" - Metal_Treasure

5 I Am - Theocracy

Lyrics: Matt Smith (lead singer) - Metal_Treasure

6 Painters of the Tempest (Part II): Triptych Lux - Ne Obliviscaris

Lyrics: Xenoyr (harsh vox)

"Angels fall...
Into the canvas
Reaching for the light
Heaven is empty
...and all the beauty is here" - Metal_Treasure

7 Ghost Love Score - Nightwish

"Redeem me into childhood
Show me myself without the shell
Like the advent of May
I'll be there when you say
Time to never hold our love" - Metal_Treasure

8 The Scarecrow - Avantasia

Lyrics: Tobias Sammet - lead vox (shared), bass.
The Scarecrow is also a great song music-wise (music was also written by Tobias Sammet) - Metal_Treasure

9 Akroasis - Obscura

Lyrics: Steffen Kummerer (lead singer, guitarist)

"Within a fountain of stars
Deforming remnants pulsate
In eclectic wisdom sublime
Warping quantiles vibrate
A gargantuan pursuit, divine" - Metal_Treasure

10 Octavarium - Dream Theater

The Lusitania are about dream theaters entire career and influences

The Contenders

11 And Plague Flowers the Kaleidoscope - Ne Obliviscaris

Lyrics: Xenoyr (harsh vox)

"... And plague colours
A masterpiece of pain
The portrait of what we are...
Kings of our emptiness, the flagellants align
Their mouths filled with questions, blessed they are by God's tokens" - Metal_Treasure

12 Fly - Blind Guardian

Lyrics: Hansi Kürsch (lead singer)
"Fly out with the light
There at the door,
The inspiration I've looked for,
Spirit of the youth appears
Step out of light and I'll teach you how to fly
These things will lift you up" - Metal_Treasure

13 Marigold - Periphery
14 Into the Dark - Amon Amarth
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