Most Overrated Metal SongsThese are those kind of truly overrated songs that are really bad but still are really popular.
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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
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. - MetarockV 6 Comments
Its good but sheesh is it mad overrated like I don't understand. I like at least 20 songs from them more
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
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.
One of the most boring metal songs I've heard. The chorus sounds repetitive and annoying.V 3 Comments
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
Slipknot in general is overrated - JordanFireStar
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 metal - imabigpotato
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
The most famous metallica song besides Enter sandman. It's not even that good
This song is hardly metal. - zxm
Breaking the Law,Victim of Changes and Painkiller are way,way,WAY more overrated - DejanKalinic
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.V 1 Comment
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
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.
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!
There are other more overrated songs than HBTN. - zxm
This isn't overrated!
This one defines metal! After almost 28 years, it's so heavy! - ShahryRKnoT
no - imabigpotato
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