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.

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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

Fewy this track had it all a great riff cool bass lines (if you can hear em) and some kick yo butt drums and most importin of all morbid lyrics

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3 Enter Sandman - Metallica

At least this is real metal! - metaldude8

4 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

5 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.


6 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

7 The Pursuit of Vikings - Amon Amarth
8 Walk - Pantera
9 Dante's Inferno - Iced Earth
10 Before I Forget - Slipknot

The Contenders

11 Nailed to the Wheel - Edguy
12 Dance of Death - Iron Maiden
13 Tears Don't Fall - Bullet for My Valentine
14 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

15 Sad but True - Metallica

The riff! That is all

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

16 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

17 Cowboys From Hell - Pantera
18 Ashes in Your Mouth - Megadeth
19 Wings of a Butterfly - H.I.M
20 Bat Country - Avenged Sevenfold
21 Say You'll Haunt Me - Stone Sour
22 Symphony of Destruction - Megadeth
23 Freak on a Leash - Korn
24 The Unforgiven - Metallica
25 Ghost of the Navigator - Iron Maiden
26 Take This Life - In Flames
27 Colony - In Flames
28 My Life for Hire - A Day to Remember
29 Spirit Crusher - Death
30 Hangar 18 - Megadeth
31 Down with the Sickness - Disturbed
32 The Trend - Annihilator
33 5 Minutes Alone - Pantera
34 The Fight Song - Marilyn Manson
35 Vampire Heart - H.I.M
36 Savior - Rise Against

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

37 (Sic) - Slipknot

One song that no mater what I will say is amazing


38 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.

39 Crystal Mountain - Death
40 Watching Us Die Tonight - Bullet for My Valentine
41 And One - Linkin Park
42 Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
43 Needled 24/7 - Children of Bodom

Love its guitar solos and a mindblowing song
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44 Cemetary Gates - Pantera
45 Lateralus - Tool
46 Black Star - Carcass
47 Otherland - Blind Guardian
48 The Beautiful People - Marilyn Manson
49 Black No. 1 - Type O Negative
50 Octavarium - Dream Theater
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List Stats

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Top Remixes

1. Dance of Death - Iron Maiden
2. Holy Wars... The Punishment Due - Megadeth
3. Ashes in Your Mouth - Megadeth
1. Enter Sandman - Metallica
2. Cowboys From Hell - Pantera
3. Walk - Pantera
1. My Last Sunrise - Demons & Wizards
2. The Bard's Song (In the Forest) - Blind Guardian
3. Fear of the Dark - Iron Maiden


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