Top Ten Best Machine Head Songs

The Top Ten
1 Halo

Best. Modern Metal song. Ever. I'm Christian and I totally agree with this song religion sucks! Instrumentally and lyrically one of the best songs I have ever heard along with some trivium and Metallica songs m/

Someone said that "Locust" is the "Master of Puppets" of this generation. So "Halo" is the "Holy wars" of this generation.

Awesome just A-W-E-S-O-M-E especially the melodious chorus just blows you away, the best thrash metal song ever...

A mega song, a mega riff, the greatest thrash metal song since the 80's.

Honestly what can touch it?

2 Locust

Locust was great too, but I don't even know if it's even top 10 out of Machine Head Songs. Every single song in The Blackening was much better in my opinion. Then there's also kickass songs like Davidian, Old, Imperium, just to name the most noteworthy ones. Nu metal phase aside, Unto the Locust is their worst album although still very good. Machine Head is absolutely amazing.

I like the death metal-esque sound of this song. It's like a cross between thrash metal and death metal which are already closely linked. Many people say Halo is their best song. I disagree. This song is heavy, brutal and melodic as hell.

The song that got me into Machine Head! I heard some songs before Locust but this song is what made me fall in love with them! It's song which combine the brutal and the melodic side of Machine Head with excellence

It's the bridge guitar that gets me... It sounds so heavy and awesome. Honestly, it's impossible to NOT like this song if you are a fan of metal in any way.

3 A Farewell to Arms

My favorite MH song! Sums up everything about MH into one fantastic album closer. But I also think 'Beautiful Mourning' should be in the top 10 and 'Now I Lay the Down' should be much higher! And 'Blood Sweat Tears' too!

Perfect! Just perfect!
Great vocals, super melody, and awesome guitar and drums, with smooth bass
This song is what make me get into machine head

Amazing end to amazing album!

Best song they made!

4 Imperium

This album was a big turning point,I've been listening to these guys siince97 first time I seen them This record pleases from beginning to end adding Phil demmell was monumental. Is it any surprise that he is a huge Randy roads fan.also if you remember at that time soloing was scarce for all bands. This song has no solo but it doesn't need it rest of the albums have great solos. Everybody likes lamb of god slip knot,etc. They are great butlets remember who was writing these nasty riffs first!

A very cool clean intro that converts itself into massive riffs. Heavy, fast, groovy, etc.. This is the perfect summarization of groove metal. A perfect summarization of MACHINE HEAD.

Wow this intro is really epic like a rest of this amazing song. Awesome vocals, riffs and solo. If you didn't know what Machine head play just listen "Imperium"!

This should be Number 1 in the list. Great riff, intro, breakdown, out to, solo, mind blowing song. It awakens devil within me.

5 I Am Hell (Sonata in C#)

I didn't think Machine Head could top themselves but they did it with this track. Love the aggressive ferociousness!
Machine Head forever

Woh, is the heaviest song they ever made, aweasome acoustic solo, aweasome vocals, this is all a fan need to have a great time listening Machine Head with the friends!

One of the first songs by them I listened to. When the "I am Hell" portion of this sonata, I became an instant fan.

When I heard the new album, the first opening and starting of the song was awesome man! Really awesome...

6 Darkness Within

This is my favorite song. Period. Of every band, every genre, and every piece of music that has crossed my ears, no song has every been as important to me as this one. We build cathedrals to our pain.

This song has some of the most amazing Buildup of any song that I've heard. It's an excellent blend musical styles, and it's Lyrics also set it a few steps above other songs.

In short, it's a masterpiece.

Wow. WOW. A perfect mix of soft and what makes Machine Head who they are. The best song on the album by far, and one of my favorite songs by them. A real masterpiece.

21st should at least be in the top 10 it's a very good song! The acoustic version version of this is amazing as well. I can't believe its only 21st come on people!

7 Davidian

First song of first album, and it's making the earth shake! Even 15 years later, that song still rules. MH brought back the heavy metal to life after the Grunge arised, and this album summarizes why Metal is part of our life :o) "Let freedom ring with the shotgun blast! "

This song hits you right in the face! First Machine Head song I heard and it made me an instant fan. Heavy metal at it's very best!

First song I heard, grabbed me by the ass and threw me against the wall. Unbeatable.

Timelessly Heavy... It was a toss-up between this one and Wolves... Burn and Blackening fantastic albums

8 Aesthetics of Hate

The BEST Machine Head song! Haven't been intruiged by such Epic Guitar works since MetallicA. Great tribute to dimebag as well adds heart and soul to this Masterpiece of Music can listen to those dueling Guitar Solo's over and over again! Love it.

One of the greatest most soulful metal solos you will ever listen to. Written from anger and you can feel it through the whole song. Best all around song on the album.

A true metal song written in disgust at the media for William Grim's BS comments about Dimebag Darrell.

This is the reason I started to listen MH. It's a metal masterpiece and it's pure soul.

9 Old

Along with Davidian, Old is one of my favourite Machine Head songs. Burn My Eyes was 10 years ahead of it's time, and Old is a superb track.

90's thrash classic! Burn My Eyes is great and this song is one reason why!

An old classic (no pun intended)!

Old is old but gold :P

10 Now We Die

This is hilarious, top ten?! I love this song too but not even the best song in a good but definitely not even close to one of their best albums.

I've heard MH before but never really listened to them. I heard this album on spotify and I like the whole thing but "now we die" is my favorite song of theirs. It's up there with onto the locust.

Awesome song! Blew me away on first listen!, One of the best thrash/melodic songs that this band has put out! A masterpiece to be played for years to come! MFH ROCK!

Wonderful song, with incredibly heavy guitar work, and an epic breakdown before a really good solo. Not their best song, but it is excellent

The Contenders
11 Clenching the Fists of Dissent

One of the best thrash metal riffs ever written! Amazing melodic intro followed by riff after riff of brutal non-relenting metal! Whats not to love?

Unbelievable song beautiful intro sliding into an absolute masterpiece every metal fan should listen to this song and own the album...

A real masterpiece! A lesson about metal given by machine head.

This song just made me feel music and I just couldn't stop listening to this song since then

12 Hallowed Be Thy Name

Way better than even the original... Definitely deserves a higher position in this list,...

What... 36? This version is like 5 times better then the original. Come on guys vote this up

Way better than the original!

Best cover in the world

13 Sail Into the Black

All the songs on the new album are good especially this and ghosts will haunt my bones!

This is an awesome listening experience. Epic song!

14 Ghosts Will Haunt My Bones

My favourite off the new album, brilliant guitar work!

15 Beautiful Mourning

Why the heck is this only 12th!? So dark, it makes me happy. You actually feel like ripping yourself in half, which is what I look for in a metal song, and it is so ' HEAVY!

This is one of my favorites from The Blackening. It's shorter length makes it a little less challenging to listen to.

This song is ACE live! The moshpits to the drumming - this is by far one of their best from the Blackening.

So much fun to play on drums! This should be in the top 10!

16 The Burning Red

Halo and I Am Hell are better, but melodically, this is the most beautiful song machine head ever recorded. You can feel the pain in the singing when you hear it. Just a beautiful song.

This the most sad song I've ever known... Really, if you like slipknot-snuff you will love this song too. Kinda similar technique

This song stuck in my head. I loved her, she Sensual. I beautiful and sad.

17 Who We Are

Imma say the same thing as everybody else commenting on this song. It's overshadowed by Locust, Sonata in C# and This is The End but this song gives me chills every time. It perfectly portrays a sense of unity through non-acceptance much like much of their work, but this song has a positive vibe to it that I prefer it to every song on this album and I might even go as far as to say that this song rivals Halo in it's perfection.

In my opinion, "Who We are" is one of the best Machine-Head songs ever. The chorus is really epic and impressive and the intro which is sung of Children, too.
Sorry for my bad English, I'm German.

I don't know how this isn't in the top ten, I defiantly think it should be or at least in the top 15. I love the chorus it's really catchy and epic!.

The children vocals and the violins at the end are just really cool!

18 Descend the Shades of Night

So passionate, dark, uplifting and melodic. One of their best efforts.

19 Slanderous

This is the ultimate Machine Head song in my opinion, great lyrics, catchy riffs awesome solos Robb Flynn slaying the vocals as always...

Epic thrasher from probably the best band since Megadeth! It's nice and agro! Wolves, This is the End and Aesthetics of Hate are also pretty damn Godly

Unfortunately very underrated and not played live when I saw them. Great vocals combined with phenomenal riffs... This is Machine Head m/

The intro is amazing

20 This is the End

This is definitely the best song of the album. Powerful since the beginning to the end. Perfect song, no doubt my favorite MH song EVER.

This is the most epic song I have heard in my life! Brilliant riffs solos and the chorus is just unreal.

This is the best song I heard from machine head, what? Is #22? Listen please

What the hell? This is defiantly their third best song.. I don't know what the hell is wrong with peoples! Listen to this song folks you guys will understand the true meaning of groove metal. ;)

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21 Ten Ton Hammer

This deserves higher it's my favorite song on the more things change a badass song.

This song rules! Best fight song ever!

22 Be Still and Know

Man is it hard to pick a song, given Machine Head impressive production. But if I had to choose one, I'd go with "Be still and know" : amazing guitar work, brutal verses, pre-chorus that makes you pump your fist in the air, and chorus that burns itself in your mind like a flamethrower through butter.

The first machine head song I listened to. It will forever be one of my favourite songs

Great guitar and drums in this song. The chorus is amazing!

Amazing album and amazing song! Probably my fave from UtL, but all songs rule!

23 A Thousand Lies

The intro to this song is amazingly heavy. Totally kicks ass. Can't believe this is not in top 5.

24 Night of Long Knives

Standout piece about Charles Manson from an epic album, the brutal thrash assault and ruthless power in the chorus blew me away on the first listen

Still not in the top 10?

25 Wolves

Deadly combination of thrash and heavy metal in this song, so amazing and wonderful! I wondered when I hear this song for the first time, full of riffz and melodies including of pounding of drums like an animal
It's on of my best songs forever

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