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

Great song. I think it's overhated because of all the hype it gets. Poser Metallica fans are like "Oh I only know Enter Sandman" but in reality it's a great song and should get more recognition as a good song. - galaxyfox

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

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2 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

For being very repetitive.But the song is not repetitive until the 6 minute.And the chorus of Don't Look at the eyes of the stranger is more repetitive than this.Don't look at the eyes chorus is repeated 32 times while the chorus of this song is repeated 26 times.Musically it ain't a bad song.I don't love it but it's an OK song.Not Iron Maiden worst song.People love to jump in Bandwagon. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

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3 Hammer Smashed Face - Cannibal Corpse

It's currently at #2 worst metal songs list but it's also at #2 in the Best Death Metal Songs list.The reason is because death metal haters who know nothing about the genre will hate the most popluar song by the most Gory Death Metal band.Also people who know only this song from Cannibal Corpse and hate them.They don't know there may be a CC song more terrible than this to them. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

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

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4 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

It's a meh song,weakest on RTL,but it's not that bad. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

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5 Pull Me Under - Dream Theater

Hated by a lot of Dream Theater hardcore fans,cause many say that this is the best Dream Theater song and they claim to be fans when this is the only song they know by them. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

So is it Dream Theater's Smells Like Teen Spirit?

Radiohead's Creep is also hated for the same reason. - Alkadikce

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6 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Cradle of Filth

Now,this is hated because it ruined a masterpiece like HBTN.But in the end of the day it's just a cover,so it's not a big deal. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

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7 Trashed - Black Sabbath

Well this album is overall hated,and I don't know why it's pretty good.I think this one is hated mostly for the lyrics and the music video. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

It is hated because it isn't with Ozzy on vox. Vox are by Ian Gillan of Deep Purple, who is generally a better singer than Ozzy but it isn't important to Ozzy fans. I agree the album isn't bad at all. - Metal_Treasure

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8 Cherry Orchards - Celtic Frost

From their ''Sell Out'' album Cold Lake.I think it's decent,though the riff is taken from Seek n Destroy,but Metallica took that riff from Diamond Head so. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

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9 Parental Guidance - Judas Priest

Musically it's not that good,but I love the chorus. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

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10 Amaranth - Nightwish

For being to poppy and cheesy.It's still a good song,i mean metalheads don't hate Thrash Metal for being to much Hardcore Punky at times.Also some thrash bands have some cheesy lyrics and song titles,for example Municipal Waste song ''Beer Presure''. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

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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

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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

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13 I C** Blood - Cannibal Corpse

Deserves hate - TheDarkOne_221b

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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

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15 Monster - Skillet

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

This song is hated? - PumpkinKing109

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Top Remixes

1. The Angel and the Gambler - Iron Maiden
2. Hammer Smashed Face - Cannibal Corpse
3. Enter Sandman - Metallica
1. Enter Sandman - Metallica
2. Pull Me Under - Dream Theater
3. Hammer Smashed Face - Cannibal Corpse


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