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81 Freezing Moon - Mayhem

So epic and ominous... A black metal classic yet it only reaches 99? It's better than most, if not all of the other songs on the list! So genre defining yet it seems to have Bren seriously under-rated

They are regarded as distasteful here. We're not conservative, but it's not well regarded. In fact, hardly anyone would even know them but me and a few others.

One f d best black metal songs ever...

82 Orion - Metallica

Classic Metallica: great progressive build with an epic riff.

Orion is on the greatest metal album in history, so throwing it at #1 or #777 makes no difference. The list is well designed to open peoples minds to material they wouldn't have been aware. Props. But still, vote for it and up it goes.

Along with Deathrow's Triocton, probably the greatest instrumental ever written.

What¿¿ this song should be in the top 10..

83 Antichrist Superstar - Marilyn Manson

Saton's National amthem of Anti christanity. The most shocking song in rock history that doesn't suck.

One of the best metal songs ever made. M-A-S-T-E-R-P-I-E-C-E

84 Bat Country - Avenged Sevenfold

As a massive fan of both metallica and iron maiden I see this gem of a song down at 95 and say... Guys, what the hell... Like seriously what on earth. - Skymoon22

A Great song what the hell is it doing down here

85 Welcome Home (Sanitarium) - Metallica

Much better! Incredible song, and Metallica at the height of their powers. A subversive dig at Psychiatrt, and a bold statement that it's your life to live.

86 From Can to Can't - Corey Taylor

Great new song. Taciturn- stone sour is also VERY good

87 Clouds Over California - Devildriver

Yeah, it's brutal.

88 Bonded by Blood - Exodus

This is a thrash masterpiece, Started it all of for Exodus

That cover isn't bonded by blood here. That is let there be blood with hammet's hell,s breath. Bailof was the original vocalist, but passed on. Is that the one you have?

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89 Ropes - In Flames

I like this entire switch up album.

90 Beyond the Space, Beyond the Time - Pathfinder
91 Touch of Hate - Graveworm
92 Wait and Bleed - Slipknot

This was literally THE song that got me into metal a few months ago, no more sad months listening to Linkin Park... If it weren't for SlipKnoT and Wait And Bleed I would never have been into metal... Everythings perfect... The vocals, the drums, bass and guitar, the tempo, I just love the whole song it's so aggressive and just great for letting out your hate!

I will wait and bleed for this to be #1 were it should be - numetalhead

Its very deserved to be in top ten, oh God every part of this song is brilliant, totally genius. The vocal can't be explained.. Too great

Every time when I don't know what to do or don't have anything to say, I start to sing this song.. it's amazing and makes me wanna jump and scream

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93 Rainbow in the Dark - Dio

Yes, Dio just had that solo vocalist syndrome, so whatever band he was in, if the fans liked him then they did, and if not then didn't.

This is probably the best song ever written. I honestly have no idea why this song is so low.

To not have this in the top 100 is absurd...

This song at #172... I just lost my faith in humanity. - Metal_Treasure

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94 The Sign of the Southern Cross - Black Sabbath
95 Angels Eternally Burn - Antim Grahan

What! It should be on top 5. It is the best metal song I have heard and the piano's sound strikes my mind. Very good screaming with good lyrics. Just listen once! Proper heavy metal! This song rocks, more than "Chop Suey - System of a Down"

96 Black Label - Lamb of God

Best mosh song ever

The official Wall Of Death anthem. Perfect moshing song by a perfect band.

97 5 Minutes Alone - Pantera

As the title implies, revenge anthem personified, and Anselmo's layered vocals at the end are epic.

Awesome, no way is this on place 132

98 The Unforgiven - Metallica

What is it? This soul touching song in first 50!

99 Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple

This song has arguably the most recognizable riff of any song in history... - crou8040

I partly agree with zxm - Deep Purple have metal songs but this song is mostly hard rock. However, the riff is 100% metal because it's classically inspired and has a Beethoven vibe. This was confirmed by Ritchie Blackmore himself. Hard rock riffs are mostly blues-based. Yes, I agree the riff is simple and not very fast but it doesn't mean it's not metal. It is metal because it's based on classical. - Metal_Treasure

Even better than this are the songs "Highway Star" and "Burn". Very Underrated band

This song is not a metal song. Its hard rock. I believe Child In Time is metal but is not metal. I played the main riff of this song. And it was simple. And also slow. I don't think metal riffs can be that kind of slow. It's hard rock - zxm

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100 Blackened - Metallica

Best thrash metal song I've ever heard. And in my opinion, it's Metallica's best song. - ilymetallica

This solo is one of the best solos of all time.

Between The Buried and Me cover it. Dyers Eve for me.


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