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
Deer Dance
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

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. - blackphoenix

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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

? Last Resort - Papa Roach

not metal - imabigpotato

The Contenders

11 Jekyll and Hyde - Five Finger Death Punch
12 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.

13 In the End - Linkin Park

Not a metal song.

14 Wait and Bleed - Slipknot

not really - imabigpotato

15 Ten Thousand Fists - Disturbed
16 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

17 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

18 The Beautiful People - Marilyn Manson
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.

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.

25 Bat Country - Avenged Sevenfold
26 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

27 Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple

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

28 Nookie - Limp Bizkit
29 Du Hast - Rammstein

Good band, but this is their most overrated song.

30 Angel of Death - Slayer
31 Bodies - Drowning Pool

Deserves first place. - Skullkid755

32 Sad but True - Metallica
33 Electric Eye - Judas Priest

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

34 Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
35 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

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36 Painkiller - Judas Priest

This isn't overrated! - somekindofaguy

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

no - imabigpotato

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

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

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