Best Metal Songs

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21 The Four Horsemen - Metallica

68th?!?!? Really? This is an amazing song that is deserving of at the very least a spot in the top ten. Easily the best song off of Kill em All and my personal favorite from Metallica. PEOPLE VOTE THIS SONG UP, IT DESERVES TO BE HEARD!

One of Metallicas most underrated songs but this song rock. From the intro and then the thrushing along the speed with which the guitars are played is so awesome it just draws you in and makes you visualise what they are talking about. This is an example of fine art. Metallica forever

For a band that was so young and with so few thrash examples to draw from at the time, This one belongs

The definition of Metal def.. should be in top 5

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22 Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

I didn't think anyone new this song but it is awesome the creepiest riff ever. Every day is the Black Sabbath day and keep it UNholy!

This is where it all started. Oddly enough, it didn't get better than it did on this particular track. I LOVE that riff, and the fast bit at the end serves as an epic conclusion to one of the greatest songs ever.

It was the best song of the First Metal album ever, for the is the best ever, or at least should be on top 10

I donot understand weather it is a joke or what that this song is given such a low position. It should be in the top 3 columns.

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23 Seek & Destroy - Metallica

What a song pure classic metal... I love that riff and I think these some songs from kill me all made metal Black Sabbath just started metal but Metallica made metal and inspired many metal bands... Ohh and maiden also they gave a different touch which no one followed there style and songs are unique but pure awesome... No one writes like them but they are 2nd after Metallica

This song should Seek and destroy it's way to the top five!

One of the best guitar solos of all time, still gives me chills.

Gets me in the ZONE man! Love this song

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24 Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold

A song that can catch every ear in the world. Perfect vocal, perfect solo, perfect drumming, perfect everything.

it's awesome that such a great solo has been written by a band as young as the avenged sevenfold! Let's vote for them! Go on so guys!

The greatest solo ever to be played, the greatest, most beautiful and well written lyrics to ever be sung, added with a fantastic orchestral part, you can't beat it. I'll tell you one thing, it's better than Master of Puppets. For sure!

My second favorite song ever after Led Zeppelin's No Quarter.

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25 Before I Forget - Slipknot

listen this song & make a metal mood

Actually, Corey Taylor is in his mid-forties now and was with Stone Sour a long time before Slipknot. I respect the fact that people acknowledge the greats, so the fans of the greats purchased Before I Forget from Subliminal Verses and being the intelligent track about evolution it is, they won a Grammy for it.

This one of the best metal songs because this makes people want to listen to metal! Like me this song made me star loving metal!

Sorry, but Slipknot is a paltry imitation of the geniuses on this list. I wont use the word posers but--oops! I just did!

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26 Walk - Pantera

This should be way higher, its got a better riff and better lyrics than half the top 10 songs on this list.

When someone mentions the metal genre, the first band that pops into my head is Pantera. There isn't a band out there in my opinion that's more metal than that, and had more of an effect on a dying genre during the 90's

Sad people are sad. Why the hell is this song below "Tears don't fall"-Bullet For My Valentine? People have screwed up taste in metal music. Walk by Pantera is a masterpiece and yet it is at 17. I have lost faith in this world.

It's way better thanCemetery Gates or Cowbiys from Hell - Disturbedpotato

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27 Fear of the Dark - Iron Maiden

I listened to most of the bands a lot. Some of the songs shouldn't be in the top 100 that's for sure. Also, the songs chosen from some bands make me cry... Why would you place any of the Bullet for my valentine songs of the 2nd and 3rd album in the top 500 metal songs? A Top ten song for me would be Hand of Blood.

A lot of Bands are way underrepresented, just because they are not Angloamerican I guess... Where are In Flames, Rammstein, As I lay Dying, Enter Shikari, Bring me the Horizon, Apocalyptica, Killswitch Engage, Machine Head, Parkway Drive, Trivium?

Best LIVE song EVER, they have everything of you want for a song.
Metallica is so overrated, Maiden deserves 10 song in the top 25.

This song should be in the top 10. The solo is just epic and the intro is so amazing. This song is one of the best song by iron maiden, and probably the best metal's song that is ever written.

The soft little guitar riff after the intro is among my all time favorites

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28 Ride the Lightning - Metallica

WHAT NUMBER 41 Your ALL Crazy Just Listen to it
- Lilbob93

Listen to it first. And then look at this list and you will feel the same as me. And I feel like what the heck!

Ride the lightning number 41 I get goosebumps whenever I listen to it's solo

The intro and the solo are among the best EVER

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29 Helter Skelter - The Beatles

A song from the dawn of metal and a good song in general. Better than a lot of songs on this list. - A7XfoREVer

This is NOT a metal song The Beatles have never made one and this one isn't metal this is an example of why the Beatles are overrated - christangrant

The first metal song ever? Are you on the same gear that The Beatles were on when the kings of pop wrote it?

The first metal song ever! by the way the Beatles are the king of rock n roll not pop:) go f urself - ahmedaser

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30 Back in Black - AC/DC

It's just not #1 because you hear it so much it's been done to death. But think about it. It's the most recognizable riff to more people than anything else. It's been covered by just about every rock band out there at one point or another. It's also been sampled by just about every artist whom does that sort of thing. And it mashes in with just about any rock song or rap song in 4/4 timing. It's #1 if you admit it or not out of your own personal feelings towards it... and its probably the most influential riff of all time next Deep Purples Smoke On the Water. What guitarist doesn't know how to play this? It's most likely in the top 5 first things a beginner is taught.

Listen guys, I am a die hard metal fan and hard rock fan - I listen to both genres like crazy and I am telling you this song is hard rock, not metal. - Metal_Treasure

The song is awesome but this song is more on Hard Rock, not metal

Think about it: being a Hard Rock anthem, it's still very well placed in the Metal scene. This is not a coincidence: many Metal bands get their influence from the hard rock, even hard blues riffs from AC/DC!

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31 Seasons in the Abyss - Slayer

Yes, Slayer at the end of their mighty progressive thrash era. Now they just smash you over the head all the time. Bring back the atmospherics...

I myself prefer Skeletons of Society. I think it's the best there is.

One of the bests of Slayer.

This is the best slayer song because it combines the fast riffs of RiB and the melodic vocals of SoH

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32 Mr. Crowley - Ozzy Osbourne

How is this song so low it has the greatest guitar solo of all time. It is beautiful and yet powerful. A huanting tale of a man who worshiped things that shouldn't be touched. Randy Roads is a guitar god thtis should be top 10 for sure.

Haunting synth, creepy guitar solo, disillusioned vocals...
No matter, what Death Metal produces - musically, it remains one of the most evil songs ever created.

How is this so low? 1st solo is a masterpiece, and so is the whole song. Randy is a god, Ozzy put a lot of work into it, and it turned out to be the greatest song of all time in my opinion.

I go Mr. Crazy

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33 Forever Winter - Antim Grahan

Antim grahan is the metal band of Nepal. Even I am not from Nepal I appreciated them and their songs. Forever winter sounds sounds somewhere ile cradle of filth's song and music is so fantastic. People should listen this song before giving vote to others

Forever winter
Great black metal song
By Antim Grahan
I am Nepali and proud to BE fan of this
Hey you all American and European White ass
Actually Antim Grahan is Nepali word In English
Its means Lunar Eclipse got it

Great song ever I really have to appreciate it what a song so good screaming and fantastic music I just listened it and now I am going to listen their others song. Very good song

This song really deserves praise - say10

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34 Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold

Such an EPIC song! How on earth can this not be in the top 5! Synsyster Gates is no doubt the very best!

My second favorite song on their nightmare album. Of course being first, "Save Me".

This is one of the most BADASS songs that I have ever heard. It should be in the top 10, although I'll admit Metallica should have first place.

My favorite song ever, Syn is amazing! - EliHbk

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35 Bring Me to Life - Evanescence

A great song which really which sends a message that women can also be great metal vocalists, its a shame they couldn't produce more songs like this.

I don't hear all kinds of metal...So I've a poor knowlege about uploaded songs...But I swear you its a beautiful rock song...

Not sure this song belongs in this company - but its cool

People thinks this isn't metal. it is. why would pop music sound like metal - Th3Zm0nst3r

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36 Stargazer - Rainbow

This song deserves way more recognition than it gets. Dio gives one of his greatest vocal performances ever, especially towards the end of the song. So much emotion, you can practically feel the rage with each word coming from your speakers. Ritchie Blackmore also came up with an excellent riff for this one, the drum solo at the beginning rocks, and the synthy sound effects build an intense atmosphere. You can feel the desperation of the people building a stone tower to fulfill one man's dream.

The birth of symphonic metal. Simply epic, R.I.P. dio

The most epic 8 minutes my ears ever heard. Iron Maiden (my top band) can't match this greatness.

The greatest heavy metal song of all time according to AggressiveBlaze.

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37 Stricken - Disturbed

This song is AWESOME! but it only starts to get good about... 1 second into it! This is the song that got me into metal!

"You walk on like woman in suffering, won't even bother now to tell me why.. "

This is probably their best song, Disturbed is one of the only modern metal bands that isn't a poser, however, they are not like screamo or anything. They should make a genre just called Disturbed.

Awesome vocals By David Draiman and Dan's guitar solo is so good that it gives me eargasm - Disturbedpotato

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38 Beyond the Realms of Death - Judas Priest

There is so much Metallica on this list - I think I'm gonna be sick. Sure I like them, but it seems to me that they're considered as the gods of metal even though they have about 4 actual metal albums and the rest are just either sellout country crap or a weird mix of ridiculously disorted guitar sounds and a clutter of kitchen utensils. I just don't get it. There aren't a lot of Sabbath songs on this list, and what about Judas Priest. They've been making beautiful heavy metal for 40 years straight and you people can only scoff up a handful o their songs. I think that hallowed be thy name is better than master of puppets any day. AND WHERE'S ALL THE MOTORHEAD!?!? Not many people will read this because it's so far down on the list, but if you do, don't think for a minute that Metallica is the best metal band because they're American and have the word metal in their name. Think for yourself - there's better stuff out there.

Best song from judas priest
I have seen it on graspop
And was amazed by the impact it made on me even
After all those years

Pretty condescending rant. You do realise that heavy metal is global right? You do realise that Metallica are regarded as the greatest metal band of all time right? So it only makes sense that they dominate the popularity polls. If they make you sick, don't listen to them. PS: buy Rob Halford's thrash albums.

You think Metallica fans like Metallica because it has the word Metal contained within? You think there aren't twice as many Metallica fans outside of the US than inside it? Did your main man Rob Halford sell out by experimenting with thrash/groove metal? Sheesh!

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39 A Dangerous Meeting - Mercyful Fate

Ah, a classic from Beelzebub's most loyal disciple.

The King would not be proud of the 777 song cap. Lol.

40 For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica

What!
I expected this in the top 10, this is better than Chop Suey, if you really care about cliff talent vote this up
But it don, t seems like someones care

WHAT THE HELL THIS SHOULD BE 1ST I CAN'T THINK OF IT AT 48
PLEASE VOTE FOR THIS GREAT 80'S SONG THE BEST

Why is this the 40th? For Whom the Bell Tolls should be #1, not Master of Puppets. Master of Puppets is overrated. (And so is Enter Sandman) For Whom the Bell Tolls is by far better than Master of Puppets. For whom the bell tolls has an awesome guitar tone, amazing bass, great drums, and badass vocals! Metallica is the best!

Get this number one - Disturbedpotato

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1. The Devil to Pay - Iced Earth
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