Most Overhated Songs By Metal Bands

The Top Ten

1 Enter Sandman - Metallica

I am surprised this list didn't exist before. I agree with most items. Besides Escape and Enter Sandman, St. Anger could also make this list. People often claim it to be the worst Metallica song, while it is probably the best on the album. - Alkadikce

As a teenager who HAS heard most of their songs, this is still my favorite Metallica song

I do enjoy this song, I think it is hated because it is too mainstream - germshep24

Good song. Just overrated. - Not_A_Weeaboo

2 Hammer Smashed Face - Cannibal Corpse

I’m impressed by the instruments, but the singer makes me want to barf. - Userguy44

"I smash your ******* head in, until brains seep in
through the cracks, blood does leak"

The hate for this song is perfectly expectable. I don't hate it but I have no idea why people who say rapping about sex and drugs is bad enjoy this kind of lyrics. - Alkadikce

3 The Angel and the Gambler - Iron Maiden

Other overhated Iron Maiden songs:
* Drifter (I often see people saying this is their worst album closer and that Killers loses its energy towards the end)
* Gangland (people say it's the only bad song on the album and "boring", I think it's more exciting than any of the first 3 tracks)
* Back in the Village
* From Here to Eternity, often considered their worst single. I think that title goes to Wildest Dreams.
* 2 A.M. (many people mention this as one of the worst songs by the band while it is one of their best ballads)
* The Unbeliever (see Drifter)
* basically every song with Blaze Bayley
* The Mercenary, hated for its repetition in the chorus while Children of the Damned has the same problem
* Gates of Tomorrow, hated because it follows a very good song on the album and therefore seems poor - Alkadikce

It is also a song not sung by Bruce Dickinson which also gets songs automatic hate - germshep24

4 Pull Me Under - Dream Theater
5 Escape - Metallica

Not a bad song (nothing like Lil Meerkat songs) but even Metallica hated it as well as their producer - Flemming Rasmussen. - Metal_Treasure

6 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Cradle of Filth
7 Cherry Orchards - Celtic Frost
8 Trashed - Black Sabbath
9 Amaranth - Nightwish
10 Parental Guidance - Judas Priest

The Contenders

11 Fade to Black - Metallica

This hated? This is a fan favourite and one of the best appreciated Metallica songs. Oh wait, probably hated, because it’s a softer song right? - Userguy44

12 St. Anger - Metallica

Yes the song. It’s not even the worst song of the album, but it’s snare who caused most of the hate for this song. Not one of Metallica’s best, but I have heard far worse like, We Did It Again and some stuff on Load. - Userguy44

13 I C** Blood - Cannibal Corpse

Deserves hate - TheDarkOne_221b

14 Nothing Else Matters - Metallica

Despite being more popular, it is much less hated than Enter Sandman. - Alkadikce

If it's less hated than Enter Sandman I don't understand the logic of the hate Enter Sandman gets. - Metal_Treasure

People hated it, because it went mainstream and it wasn't a metal song. Let me say it’s just overrated. - Userguy44

15 Monster - Skillet

This can't be metal. Skillet isn't a metal band. - Userguy44

This song is hated? - PumpkinKing109

16 The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
17 Through the Fire and Flames - Dragonforce
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