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121 Nothing Else Matters - Metallica

Nothing Else Matters is in fact tremendous. Metallica always roll the dice and gamble, and this profound ballad could easily have been a reputation-destroying financial disaster, but they gambled and got very lucky. They always risk everything - for better or worse. For them, nothing else matters.

This is one of Metallica's best and most well known song. This should be at least be in top ten or something like that.

I guess they never thought they'd open themselves this way, because life is theirs, they live it their way. All these things they don't just say, and nothing else matters. It's actually the best middle-finger up song ever written.

This should be deleted so that Alison Hell can move up. This song is week and the fact that is above any Annihilator song is a grave injustice. Post "Puppets" Metallica is simply an inferior band.

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122 Breaking the Law - Judas Priest

Bloody Awesome, it's the best short song ever!

Needs to be up in the top 200

123 Born In Winter - Gojira

A very deep song lyrically, it has that whole think about life vibe too. A musical masterpiece

124 The Solitude - Draconian
125 Six - All that Remains
126 Heartwork - Carcass
127 The Hellion - Judas Priest
128 Framing Armageddon - Iced Earth
129 God Is Dead? - Black Sabbath
130 A New World - Dark Moor
131 Into the Infinity of Thoughts - Emperor
132 B.Y.O.B. - System of a Down

Nobody can deny this song. Its power, lyrical meaning, protesting nature and just how catchy it is make it worthy of the number 1 spot here.

In fact, System of a Down are my favourite metal band and I could've voted for pretty much any of their songs, but this one takes the cake. I love Iron Maiden, I love Black Sabbath, I love Metallica, Pantera, Slayer, Anthrax, Judas Priest, Megadeth and just about any of the older heavy metal bands generally considered the best, but their songs in terms of what they mean and how they're put together as musical compositions will never stand up to what System of a Down created a few years down the line; especially with B.Y.O.B. - they hit the nail on the head with this.

Great song, explosive intro and riffs. In my opinion, it is the best System of a Down song. It definitely deserves to be in the top ten.

System of a Down's best song in my opinion. Don't know how it's only 47th but Chop Suey! Is 4th? Don't get me wrong, Chop Suey is a great song, but B.Y.O.B. is so much better - Porcupine

great song

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133 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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134 Vicarious - Tool

What bad things can you possibly say about a song of such profundity, such passion, such intelligence?

135 300 - Antim Grahan

Antim Grahan is just fabulous. I am from Denmark. And have never heard of such good song ever. This is the best piece of music ever created. The guitarist seems awesome. I will listen more from these guys

136 Forty Six & 2 - Tool

It's Tool. Like Metallica and Iron Maiden, there's simply no-one like them.

137 Sober - Tool

137? You have to be joking. This in my opinion is the best metal song of all time, and to me personally my favorite song of all time. The way the song makes you feel, the way you stomp along with the bass line, the moodiness, its just an absolute masterpiece.

This is one of my favor songs ever probably no as good as the top ten in this list but it deserves to be at least on the top 30

Yes, it is from their debut album, so you would expect it to be less quality. I had Tool well before my friend knew it.

Tool is the best lateralus is too cool to be unheard.

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138 Irresponsible Hate Anthem - Marilyn Manson

This song is what rock and role is all about and sets the tone for the most shocking performer of all time.

139 Fake It - Seether

In this list, Seether's Fake It could be deserve a good place. Because Seether, and their songs ; absolutely their metal songs ; they give us what we want.

140 Aesthetics of Hate - Machine Head

Best song ever, very thrash and fast. Most importantly dedicated to dimebag darrel (RIP)

How are Machine Head not much much higher at least a top ten

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