Top Ten Metal Songs From the '90s and 2000s

The Top Ten

1 Fear of the Dark - Iron Maiden

It's just great and sadly one of maidens last songs with bruce Dickinson for 7 year but it was iron maidens 90s anthem with a epic heavy riff it will go down in history as one of metals best songs

Best. Intro. Ever. I love how such simple lyrics become so operatic and haunting, buff said

One of the best songs ever!...every time I listen to it...its just sounds more awesome... - Ananya

This list sucks more than nu metal

2 Holy Wars... The Punishment Due - Megadeth

So glad Megadeth is above Metallica. This is their masterpiece song off of their masterpiece album. Dave Mustaine is one of the most technically perfect guitarists ever, and his writing for this song proves it.

The Best Thrash Metal Of All Time
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"brother Will Kill Brother'

How come a7x slipknot and System of a Down songs are higher than megadeth and Metallica? At least maiden is 4th... Just voted for holy wars Thrash metal classic

This is the best thrash metal song of all time. Fact!

3 My Last Sunrise - Demons & Wizards

A very dark and emotional song, comparable to 'Beyond the Realms of Death' by Judas Priest. Get ready to get chills. Mindblowing vocals (Hansi K├╝rsch). - Metal_Treasure

4 The Bard's Song (In the Forest) - Blind Guardian

This ballad is so unique and amazing that became a metal anthem - it's great live. - Metal_Treasure

5 Enter Sandman - Metallica

At least this is real metal! - metaldude8

6 Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold

When I listen afterlife first time I'm just shocked! What a vocal! The meaning of the song is awesome.. And the guitar solo! This is just amazing... Everyone should listen up the song now... The best metal song ever...

Best song ever by by the est band ever written an amazing drummer and song writer who is no longer with us rip the rev he was the greatest

This song has a great rhythm and beat to it! And the solo is just blistering! Synyster Gates truly perfected his skills in this song.


7 The Pursuit of Vikings - Amon Amarth
8 Dante's Inferno - Iced Earth
9 Walk - Pantera
10 Nailed to the Wheel - Edguy

The Contenders

11 Before I Forget - Slipknot
12 Tears Don't Fall - Bullet for My Valentine
13 Chop Suey - System of a Down

The breakdown for this song... It still sends chills down my spine. This song is a true masterpiece in the end it's not even close this should be 1.

This whole album is amazing

14 Dance of Death - Iron Maiden
15 Walk With Me In Hell - Lamb of God

If Metallica was 90's this song would be 2nd after master of puppets. Otherwise it's 1st or 2nd after laid to rest.

A7x 'rocks' only because they have a huge number of fangirls and fanboys! Anyways they're more pop-like hard rock than metal. This song and band is 666x better than them.

By the way where's slayer? Seasons in the Abyss and Eyes of the Insane should replace the disgraceful nu-metal Linkin Park! - Progressiveness

16 Wings of a Butterfly - H.I.M
17 Bat Country - Avenged Sevenfold
18 Symphony of Destruction - Megadeth
19 Freak on a Leash - Korn
20 Say You'll Haunt Me - Stone Sour
21 Sad but True - Metallica

The riff! That is all

Metallica is the best. Love this song always...

22 Cowboys From Hell - Pantera
23 Ghost of the Navigator - Iron Maiden
24 Take This Life - In Flames
25 Ashes in Your Mouth - Megadeth
26 My Life for Hire - A Day to Remember
27 Spirit Crusher - Death
28 The Trend - Annihilator
29 5 Minutes Alone - Pantera
30 The Fight Song - Marilyn Manson
31 Vampire Heart - H.I.M
32 Savior - Rise Against

It's punk, not metal, but a truly sensational song

33 (Sic) - Slipknot

One song that no mater what I will say is amazing


34 Qwerty - Linkin Park

This song should be more higher, 'cause it's semi-death metal.

This song is screamo! -_-

It's not Semi-Death Metal, it's Rapcore/Alternative Metal.

35 Crystal Mountain - Death
36 Watching Us Die Tonight - Bullet for My Valentine
37 And One - Linkin Park
38 Hammer Smashed Face - Cannibal Corpse
39 No More Sorrow - Linkin Park
40 Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
41 Needled 24/7 - Children of Bodom

Love its guitar solos and a mindblowing song
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42 Cemetary Gates - Pantera
43 Lateralus - Tool
44 Given Up - Linkin Park
45 The Unforgiven - Metallica
46 Black Star - Carcass
47 Colony - In Flames
48 Otherland - Blind Guardian
49 The Beautiful People - Marilyn Manson
50 Black No. 1 - Type O Negative
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