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 isn’t a metal song. - Userguy44

Defiantly deserves to be Number 1 its not even Metal its to Punkish to be called Metal - christangrant

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

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2 Enter Sandman - Metallica

Whoever calls this song a pop song is nothing but a MAJOR POSER. Just cause Enter Sandman is in the pop mainstream doesn't make it a pop song. Enter Sandman is a Mainstream metal song but just cause its in the Mainstream doesn't make it any less metal and lets not even mention that Metallica was the founder of Thrash metal (aka the greatest metal genre ever). But I will admit that Enter Sandman is a very overrated Metallica song, I mean there's a lot better ones out there like; Whom the Bells Toll, Creeping Death, Call of Cthulu, and even a song IN THE SAME ALBUM that's far better than Enter Sandman (or even the other three I mentioned) Wherever I May Roam. Wherever I May Roam is always seeming to be overshadowed by Enter Sandman when it's FAR better than it and also Enter Sandman seems to be the only Metallica song that everyone pays attention too! I mean it's a great song but it's way overrated considering how much better all their other songs r. -Avery

Heavily overrated, it's not a metal song, it is a pop song

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.

3 Psychosocial - Slipknot

Its good but sheesh is it mad overrated like I don't understand. I like at least 20 songs from them more

4 Paranoid - Black Sabbath

It’s more hard rock-ish. - Userguy44

Yeah, not even metal song!

Yes they are a metal band but doesn't mean all their songs are metal.

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

They have so many better songs like Remenissions, Natural Born Killers and The Stage. - VincenzoAureo

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

One of the most boring metal songs I've heard. The chorus sounds repetitive and annoying.

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

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

9 Through the Fire and Flames - Dragonforce

This is fairly tame in comparison to Fury of the Storm, Dragonforce has better songs.

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

10 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.

The Contenders

11 Before I Forget - Slipknot

Slipknot in general is overrated - JordanFireStar

12 Last Resort - Papa Roach

not metal - imabigpotato

13 Jekyll and Hyde - Five Finger Death Punch
14 In the End - Linkin Park

Not a metal song.

15 Warmness on the Soul - Avenged Sevenfold

@Christangrant Shut up you Metal_Treasure's clone. Like always, is this what he told you to comment?

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

16 Wait and Bleed - Slipknot

not really - imabigpotato

17 Ten Thousand Fists - Disturbed
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

Not Metal. - Soulstealer

22 The Beautiful People - Marilyn Manson
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 Angel of Death - Slayer
25 You've Got Another Thing Comin' - Judas Priest

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

26 One - Metallica

No masterpiece. Overrated near-garbage with a half-decent solo at the beginning, which is run into the ground by being played half a million times (one of the band's biggest problems), good lyrics, but absolutely terrible to listen to. Anyone who likes this song must also be a fan of old rap, for their disagreement with my musical motto, "I don't care if Shakespeare took years to write it, if it sounds like crap, it sounds like crap."

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.

27 Du Hast - Rammstein

Good band, but this is their most overrated song.

28 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.

29 Bat Country - Avenged Sevenfold
30 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

31 Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
32 Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple

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

33 Sad but True - Metallica
34 Nookie - Limp Bizkit
35 Symphony of Destruction - Megadeth
36 Balls to the Wall - Accept
37 You Only Live Once - Suicide Silence
38 Bodies - Drowning Pool

Deserves first place. - Skullkid755

39 Iron Man - Black Sabbath
40 Am I Evil? - Diamond Head
41 Electric Eye - Judas Priest

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

42 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!

There are other more overrated songs than HBTN. - zxm

43 Painkiller - Judas Priest

This isn't overrated!

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

44 What I've Done - Linkin Park
45 Freak on a Leash - Korn
46 Crawling - Linkin Park
47 Awake and Alive - Skillet
48 Blow Me Away - Breaking Benjamin
49 Hero - Skillet
50 I Will Not Bow - Breaking Benjamin
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Top Remixes (8)

1. Angel of Death - Slayer
2. Balls to the Wall - Accept
3. Walk - Pantera
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

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