Best Metal Songs

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41 Lack of Comprehension - Death

While not my all time favorite metal song (Holy Wars the Punishment by Megadeth is), I voted for it because Death deserves to have either this or Crystal Mountain in the top 10.

I can't believe no one else has added a death song that is sickening

Don't apologise. I vote for 50 great songs if time permits, and I just did this one. Classic Death.

Oh hey, I finally found a good song on this list!

Should be renamed "overrated metal songs"

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42 Toxicity - System of a Down

Eating seeds is a past time activity.

Damn this song should be in top 10

This song is by far one of the best metal songs!

This song and many other System of a Down songs are underrated a lot!

43 Peace Sells - Megadeth

Peace Sells should at the very least be in the top 20, it's easily one of the best and most recognizable metal songs of all time, not to mention an absolute classic. It's up there with Holy Wars, Hangar 18 and Symphony of Destruction, if not better than those 3.

Every time I hear this song I smile and get loads of energy same with holy wars hope to see this in the top five!

Come on the opening bass line was used for the MTV news cast for like 10 years. Face it Metallica isn't nearly as good as megadeth a should die in a hole. And not to mention that album they did with Lou Reed. Barf.

Good old Megadeth

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44 Psychosocial - Slipknot

Psychosocial always makes me feel better when I'm angry or/and sad. Another song with a message well said.

This is the song that introduced me to my favorite band ever made, Slipknot. This is one of the many songs that I wanted the radio station to play over and over again. Sure, before I forget may be a little better then this already epic song, but contrary to the top 10 METAL list this wins out.

Yeah, the latest 3 Slipknot albums are really good. Pretty poor album/song review admittedly, but they are really good.

Great song.Just too good. VOTE NOW!

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45 Duality - Slipknot

The first song I heard this song I smashed a vase, rolled around in the glass, poured hot sauce into the wounds, picked up a hammer and started breaking random things in my house, set my house on fire, and then burrowed to the center of the Earth and destroyed it because this song made me feel like I had so much power. - Duality

SONG (blind by korn is sweet as well)

A lot of Slipknot's lyrics are about duality itself. It used to irritate me but they have almost perfected it now.

This is just beautiful.

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46 Schism - Tool

This song is pure genius, though this song isn't a very difficult song it is a very complex and difficult to learn song because of the length, arrangements, and frequent time signature changes.
IT is a song so brilliantly put together by musical geniuses.
The bass adds so much to the song, one of the greatest bass licks of all time.
The guitar adds a strange but great feel to the song with long drawn out notes.
The Drums really show of the drummers skill and have a very unique style and sound.
Overall its a grandmaster piece!

I saw this list and i couldn't believe there was no Tool. Maynard is awesome in everything he does. The man is a genious.

Tool is amazing one of the best rock bands of the 90's opiate was epic

A masterpiece brilliant

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47 Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden fans are too busy on page 1 trying to dethrone the Masters and didn't bother to work for it. Classic Iron Maiden.

What. The. Heck. You're telling me that run to the hills is 71. That is just garbage. Maiden is the best metal band and the fact that Slipknot's garbage is ahead of it is malarkey.

It was a number 1 hit on charts around the globe. Iron Maiden paradoxically sold out by writing their best album. Gold.

Non metal songs higher than this - zxm

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48 Mouth for War - Pantera

Tremendous opener to a tremendous album. The riffs held within are staggering, and Terry Date was the business. Pantera nailed this album.

This is Metal

This song is the reason I LOVE metal! So cocky, and it explodes at the end. Deserves a higher spot!

49 Laid to Rest - Lamb of God

I'll admit, there's better songs than this on the list, but come on! Lamb of God slays balls on this song! Oh and for the love of metal, Bullet For My Valentine are NOT THRASH! Grow some balls and listen to proper metal

Not my favorite lamb song but they deserve higher spot

Are you kidding me this should have been 1st

41? Come on log fans... And what a7x is doing in this list on top?

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50 Dante's Inferno - Iced Earth

I have the 'Alive In Athens' dvd, and though they've kind of disowned the dvd, Jon is stark bonkers on this thrash version of Rime Of The Ancient Mariner. He's a big Maiden fan.

Something about Iced Earth makes me proud of Metal. They should be all over this list.

Yeah, it's a thrash epic.

It is Ryme of the Ancient Mariner - but thrash. Love it.

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51 Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Marilyn Manson

This song should be in the top ten! So powerful cover! One of the best songs ever!

Come on people... can't you remember the 90's and early 2000?! When Marilyn Manson was the first name in Metal, how can everybody forget him?!

That sounds good. Really good

Best Cover Ever - Disturbedpotato

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52 Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath

Classic song and classic album - the evolution of Dio culminated on this one I guess, epic riffs, vocals and lyrics

56? This song is legend, inspiring so many other metal musics. Epic riffs, solo, vocals, drum, lyrics, etc. And what can I say is this list is broken...

This song should be n. 1 cause it's really different than others

Should be top 10. This is an insult to metal fans.

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53 Beast and the Harlot - Avenged Sevenfold

Words can't describe how good this song is. Though I'm surprised Afterlife isn't on here

Great effin song deserves top ten status. Lets all vote them in guys

I kept searching for an Avenged Sevenfold song and I'm very surprised to see it so low on the list! Should be much higher than 11!

This not only propelled them into mainstream status. It tells a very muscicly lyrically complex. Epic.

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54 Mortal Share - Insomnium

Superb song by one of the most underrated bands in the whole metal scene.

Great song. Nice intro transition.

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55 Freak on a Leash - Korn

The song is one of the first songs I heard by KoRn, but its also what got me into metal. I was 5 when I heard this for the first time and have been into metal since.

This song got me into metal so for me at least it is the greatest Metal song. - 6Broken6Mirror6

Fair enough. I like them, I just dick around and throw some curveballs. I like Issues. Very heavy.

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56 The Glass Prison - Dream Theater

Total kick ass song. And it has a great meaning behind it. I think the only reason this is not in the top ten is nobody has listened to it because its so long. - fireinside96

It is indeed one of Dream Theater's best songs, because it is literally progressive metal, rather than the progressive rock of the late 60's that makes me a bit ambivalent about them. Hey, each to their own. Now where's Ride The Lightning...

This is BY FAR the best METAL song I've ever heard! - moose4life19

Too good to be only "music"

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57 Battery - Metallica

This song beats down all of the above!

Battery at 33, Battery at 2, Battery at 100 simply makes no difference. It is already one of the greatest thrash tracks ever written, and the folk running this thread have the unenviable task of making Metallica's 50 great tracks fit somewhere. I think Dyers Eve is better, but that's in the 400's. Lol.

Great song of album master of puppets... Its my favourite song I like its starting very much and this song deserve number 1 position... With some Metallica songs like the day that never comes, one... Metallica forever...

It's the fastest, greatest and epicest metal song ever! m/ First it's slowly and calmly but then it's like lightnings and earthquakes shaking world - Disturbedpotato

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58 Floods - Pantera

The solo. That solo. And the outro too. The song's not bad either...

Seriously though, it's the perfect metal song, it's heavy when it needs to be, it's melodic, it's got good lyrics, and it's got that solo.

Come to think of it, I wasn't travelling too well myself when I saw them. Too much black tooth grin.

One of the best songs from one of Pantera's less inspired albums.

59 Tears Don't Fall - Bullet for My Valentine

Bullet for my valentine is amazing and should be way up there. Listen to this song and their new songs like alone and your betrayal and you'll see what I'm talking about woo BULLET!

Bullet for my valentine is one of the best metal bands ever, this song definitely deserves higher place in in the list.

This is the first Bullet for My Valentine song I heard and I fell in love with the band! I totally agree that this song should be way higher on the list! Please Keep Voting!

Part 1 and 2 are so awesome. Two of my favourite songs my Bullet For My Valentine.

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60 The Night - Disturbed

The song that makes me remember how the world is supposed to be. The world is naturally dark.

Disturbed is GoD and this song prooves it.

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Top Remixes (132)

1. The Devil to Pay - Iced Earth
2. 2 Minutes to Midnight - Iron Maiden
3. Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold
1. The Four Horsemen - Metallica
2. Cowboys from Hell - Pantera
3. A Dangerous Meeting - Mercyful Fate
1. Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
2. Holy Diver - Dio
3. Seek & Destroy - Metallica

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