Most Overrated Metal Songs

These are those kind of truly overrated songs that are really bad but still are really popular.

The Top Ten

1 Chop Suey! - System of a Down

I like System of a down and I like Chop Suey, but I agree this song is overrated.

15 Songs better than chop suey.

Holy Mountains
Forest
Deer Dance
B.Y.O.B.
Toxicity
Cigaro
Sugar
P.L.U.C.K.
Innervision
IEAIAIO
Tentative
Hypnotize
Dreaming
Attack
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

2 Enter Sandman - Metallica

I love Metallica, even though not as much since their 90's releases. Still this is an album with some fantastic stuff in it. But Enter Sandman got on my nerves since the first time hearing it. I hate this refrain so much

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

May just be my least favorite from the Black Album. - Metarock

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3 Psychosocial - Slipknot
4 Paranoid - Black Sabbath

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

5 Hail to the King - Avenged Sevenfold
6 Hammer Smashed Face - Cannibal Corpse

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

7 Down with the Sickness - Disturbed
8 Master of Puppets - Metallica

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 - JordanFireStar

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9 Before I Forget - Slipknot

Slipknot in general is overrated - JordanFireStar

10 Through the Fire and Flames - Dragonforce

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

The Newcomers

? The Beautiful People - Marilyn Manson

The Contenders

11 Jekyll and Hyde - Five Finger Death Punch
12 In the End - Linkin Park

Not a metal song.

13 Walk - Pantera

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.

14 Last Resort - Papa Roach

not metal - imabigpotato

15 Wait and Bleed - Slipknot

not really - imabigpotato

16 Ten Thousand Fists - Disturbed
17 Warmness on the Soul - Avenged Sevenfold

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

18 Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden

I like the lyrics but the structure and chorus just sound commercial and cookie cutter compared to most of their other songs. - TheMaelstromKing

19 Breaking the Law - Judas Priest

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

20 Bring Me to Life - Evanescence
21 The Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamin
22 You've Got Another Thing Comin' - Judas Priest

Breaking the Law,Victim of Changes and Painkiller are way,way,WAY more overrated - DejanKalinic

23 Nothing Else Matters - Metallica

The most famous metallica song besides Enter sandman. It's not even that good

This song is hardly metal. - zxm

24 One - Metallica

One is actually underrated compared to Master of Puppets.

No this song deserves all the praise it gets for being a perfect song - christangrant

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.

Master of Puppets is WAAYY more overrated than this masterpiece.

25 Bat Country - Avenged Sevenfold
26 Holy Wars... the Punishment Due - Megadeth

Lots of Megadeth songs I like better than this one, yet it seems to always top the list of everyones favorites. It has good riffs and soloing in some spots but everything seems scattered, incomplete, and not very memorable to me.

27 Raining Blood - Slayer

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

28 Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple

Maybe be, maybe not. But it isn't a metal song. - zxm

29 Nookie - Limp Bizkit
30 Du Hast - Rammstein

Good band, but this is their most overrated song.

31 Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
32 Angel of Death - Slayer
33 Bodies - Drowning Pool

Deserves first place. - Skullkid755

34 Sad but True - Metallica
35 Electric Eye - Judas Priest

This song is good! Especially the live versions! - ShahryRKnoT

36 Hallowed by Thy Name - Iron Maiden

Good song, but so far don't the best metal song as the most web pages compilation putted this to number one! - somekindofaguy

There are other more overrated songs than HBTN. - zxm

37 Painkiller - Judas Priest

This isn't overrated! - somekindofaguy

This one defines metal! After almost 28 years, it's so heavy! - ShahryRKnoT

no - imabigpotato

38 What I've Done - Linkin Park
39 Freak on a Leash - Korn
40 Crawling - Linkin Park
41 Awake and Alive - Skillet
42 Blow Me Away - Breaking Benjamin
43 Hero - Skillet
44 I Will Not Bow - Breaking Benjamin
45 Dance with the Devil - Breaking Benjamin
46 Hangar 18 - Megadeth
47 Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine
48 Rollin' - Limp Bizkit
49 Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Marilyn Manson
50 Iron Man - Black Sabbath
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Top Remixes (6)

1. Enter Sandman - Metallica
2. Through the Fire and Flames - Dragonforce
3. Psychosocial - Slipknot
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1. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
2. Enter Sandman - Metallica
3. Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
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1. Hail to the King - Avenged Sevenfold
2. Psychosocial - Slipknot
3. Down with the Sickness - Disturbed
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