Most Overrated Metal Songs Released Since 2000

Please DON'T ADD any songs by Linkin Park, Slipknot or Disturbed or any other Nu or Alternative Metal band that Is NOT actually metal. Also keep in mind that overrated does not always necessarily mean bad.

The Top Ten

Sound of Silence - Disturbed Sound of Silence - Disturbed Cover Art
Through the Fire and Flames - Dragonforce Through the Fire and Flames - Dragonforce Cover Art

Dragonforce has better songs than this - yungstirjoey666

Sounds too poppy for me. - Userguy44

Lightning Strike - Judas Priest Lightning Strike - Judas Priest Cover Art

Ah yes, it's a good song, but it proved that proved that TheTopTens is about metal bandwagoning (as shown in the Best Songs of 2018 list). - yungstirjoey666

Bleed - Meshuggah Bleed - Meshuggah Cover Art
Octavarium - Dream Theater Octavarium - Dream Theater Cover Art
Flying Whales - Gojira Flying Whales - Gojira Cover Art
Dystopia - Megadeth Dystopia - Megadeth Cover Art

I like this song, but it is kind of generic. Then again, it's also kind of hard to make something original these days. - yungstirjoey666

Cirice - Ghost Cirice - Ghost Cover Art
Untethered Angel - Dream Theater Untethered Angel - Dream Theater Cover Art
Spit Out the Bone - Metallica Spit Out the Bone - Metallica Cover Art

The Contenders

Blood and Thunder - Mastodon Blood and Thunder - Mastodon Cover Art
Blackwater Park - Opeth Blackwater Park - Opeth Cover Art
Hexed - Children of Bodom Hexed - Children of Bodom Cover Art
Diluvium - Obscura Diluvium - Obscura Cover Art
Bodies - Drowning Pool Bodies - Drowning Pool Cover Art
Chop Suey! - System of a Down Chop Suey! - System of a Down Cover Art

Definitely not a metal song. Listen to the riffs, they are punk based. Thr screaming doesn’t make it metal either. It’s also pretty overrated besides the fact that it isn’t a metal song, but it’s still a very good song in my opinion. - Userguy44

They're not "punk-based", their inspirations sound closer to a middle eastern style. - JoLeKosovo

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