Most Overrated Metal SongsThese are those kind of truly overrated songs that are really bad but still are really popular.
The Top Ten
I like System of a down and I like Chop Suey, but I agree this song is overrated.
15 Songs better than chop suey.
Needles - gelatinbeastworm
This song shouldn't be here. I've said it a lot of times, that this song doesn't fall under any genre of metal. Very far from metal. - zxm
Defiantly deserves to be Number 1 its not even Metal its to Punkish to be called Metal - christangrant
This song doesn't seem to be metal to me - zxm
My all time favourite song but yes it's overrated. I mean the black album is a complete masterpiece with way better songs than this one. But yeah this song had a very huge impact on heavy metal during 90s.
Completely commercial, lack of metal taste and incredibly one of the most praised songs of an otherwise decent album
How is this the most popular song, is trash!
One of the most overrated songs in the history of metal.It's good but it's overrated. - blackphoenixV 4 Comments
Yeah, not even metal song! - somekindofaguy
Yes they are a metal band but doesn't mean all their songs are metal. - somekindofaguy
Yup not evwn the best song on Paranoid - christangrant
This Is second overrated metal song ever, after Judas Priest's Breaking The law.
The lyrics are good, but I don't find anything good on this - Disturbedpotato
Chop Suey and Before I Forget are not overrated songs - Danielsun182
Chop Suey is overrated. It's far away with System of a Down's best song. Before I forget is overrated song, can't believe how it won grammy - Disturbedpotato
This song is Pure masterpiece of death metal - pruvet
People act like this is the greatest song of all time, making Stairway to Heaven look like crap, and I'm just sitting here knowing that this isn't even the best Metallica song, or even the best from the album. I even made a blog post about 5 out of many songs better than this.
Agreed, this song isn't bad song. It's a very good song. But it looks like this song is permanently attached on top of the "best metal song chart". While there are other better metal songs that this. - zxm
This should be higher on the list, and One shouldn't be on this list.
People treat it like it's the best metal song ofall time, its not. Its amazing though, dark lyrics, good vocals, good riffs, good solos, good base, but I think songs like "Evil Never Dies" by Overkill are better - JordanFireStarV 2 Comments
Slipknot in general is overrated - JordanFireStar
This song, band as well, are killing Power Metal. Can it just go away forever in a deep dark hole like Shrek's ass? - DejanKalinic
not metal - imabigpotato
There are plenty of Pantera songs that are better than this song.
Most of famous Pantera songs are heavier and has more groove.
Honeslty, skip the solo and you got an average track. Sick how nostaligia and commercial success can make a good but not great song mythic.
Not a metal song.
not really - imabigpotato
This song is not good AT ALL at best its medicore and this was the best song on that sh! t album that deserves none of its praise - christangrant
I like the lyrics but the structure and chorus just sound commercial and cookie cutter compared to most of their other songs. - TheMaelstromKing
This. It doesn't even have solo, verse and chorus are Boring and it's still one of the most known songs of JP - Disturbedpotato
Breaking the Law,Victim of Changes and Painkiller are way,way,WAY more overrated - DejanKalinic
The most famous metallica song besides Enter sandman. It's not even that good
This song is hardly metal. - zxm
One is actually underrated compared to Master of Puppets.
One is very overrated. The solo isn't that good and the bass was turned down. The chorus is bland and the transition from soft to heavy was terrible. It was just a copy of Welcome Home(Sanitarium) and Fade to Black. The song isn't that good. It doesn't deserve the huge amount of respect it gets.
No this song deserves all the praise it gets for being a perfect song - christangrant
Master of Puppets is WAAYY more overrated than this masterpiece.
This is without question the most overrated in my book. Not even that good. I'm convinced that 90% of the people who claim this song & this album are the greatest ever, do so because they think they're supposed to, not because they really believe it. Same goes for Holy Wars.
Good song, but there are much more heavier songs than this.
Who cares if some songs are heavier - imabigpotato
Maybe be, maybe not. But it isn't a metal song. - zxm
Good band, but this is their most overrated song.
Deserves first place. - Skullkid755
This song is good! Especially the live versions! - ShahryRKnoT
Good song, but so far don't the best metal song as the most web pages compilation putted this to number one! - somekindofaguyV 1 Comment
This isn't overrated! - somekindofaguy
This one defines metal! After almost 28 years, it's so heavy! - ShahryRKnoT
no - imabigpotato
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Top Remixes (6)
2. Through the Fire and Flames - Dragonforce
3. Psychosocial - Slipknot
2. Enter Sandman - Metallica
3. Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
2. Psychosocial - Slipknot
3. Down with the Sickness - Disturbed
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