Best Metal Songs of the 21st Century

Here are the best songs of the 21st century, and please don't add faggy linkin park, they're shit and are not metal

The Top Ten

1 God Is Dead? - Black Sabbath
2 Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian
3 Empire of the Clouds - Iron Maiden
4 Lightning Strike - Judas Priest
5 Spit Out the Bone - Metallica
6 The Pursuit of Vikings - Amon Amarth
7 And Then There Was Silence - Blind Guardian
8 Speed of Light - Iron Maiden
9 Disciple - Slayer
10 Halls of Valhalla - Judas Priest

The Contenders

11 Dracula - Iced Earth
12 Strike - Primal Fear
13 Coming Home - Avenged Sevenfold
14 Sacred Worlds - Blind Guardian
15 War Eternal - Arch Enemy
16 O Father O Satan O Sun - Behemoth
17 Hellrider - Judas Priest
18 Nailed to the Wheel - Edguy
19 Second Heartbeat - Avenged Sevenfold
20 Nostradamus - Judas Priest
21 Tears Don't Fall - Bullet for My Valentine
22 Atlas, Rise! - Metallica
23 Chop Suey! - System of a Down

And yes, zxm is right and his example is great. Most of the bands on this list are punk-based. But punk is different from metal. - Metal_Treasure

This list makes me sad - out of the 11 bands mentioned here, only 3 are metal: Slayer, Black Sabbath and Stratovarius. Respectively, out of the 19 songs on this list, only 3 are metal. And these 3 songs are nowhere near the best metal songs of the 21st Century. Check out my lists:
Top 10 Bands that Aren't Metal According to Encyclopaedia Metallum
Most Underrated Metal Songs of the 21st Century - Metal_Treasure

It's not metal. It's PUNK ROCK.

Update: Finally found something. If you don't believe me what I'm saying then check this video on YouTube "Punk vs Metal" by Charlie Parra del Riego. - zxm

24 Octavarium - Dream Theater
25 Down with Sickness - Disturbed
26 Planets - Avenged Sevenfold
27 Exiled - Judas Priest
28 Stricken - Disturbed
29 Bleak - Opeth
30 Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold

The solo was a metal solo. Especially the last two licks were metal licks. - zxm

Chop Suey Again? Really?

31 The Game - Motorhead
32 Requiem - Avenged Sevenfold
33 Waking the Demon - Bullet for My Valentine
34 Unbreakable - Stratovarius
35 The Last Fight - Bullet for My Valentine
36 Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold
37 Duality - Slipknot
38 Wrong Side of Heaven - Five Finger Death Punch
39 Hunting High and Low - Stratovarius
40 Nemo - Nightwish
41 On the Backs of Angel - Dream Theater
42 Lost in Space - Avantasia
43 Give Me Your Soul - King Diamond
44 A Dying God Coming Into Human Flesh - Celtic Frost
45 Love? - Strapping Young Lad
46 Twilight of the Gods - Blind Guardian
47 All Shall Fall - Immortal
48 Storm the Sorrow - Epica
49 Hardwired - Metallica
50 Dying for an Angel - Avantasia
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Top Remixes

1. Lightning Strike - Judas Priest
2. Empire of the Clouds - Iron Maiden
3. God Is Dead? - Black Sabbath
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1. Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian
2. Spit Out the Bone - Metallica
3. The Pursuit of Vikings - Amon Amarth
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