Most Overrated Songs by Metal Bands

Not all songs are metal, but all songs are by metal bands.

The Top Ten

1 War Pigs - Black Sabbath

I agree with this very much - this song is very simple yet long, repetitive and extremely boring. I don't understand why people praise it so much. - Metal_Treasure

Oh yes this is very overrated not the best Sabbath song its not even the best song on the album (Iron Man is) - christangrant

It's also boring to see it's in the top 10 on ANY "best metal songs" lists, while it's not even metal...

War Pigs - Not Metal - Does not compute. Might as well say Metal was created by the CIA - SoldierOfFortune

I think Iron Man is more overrated - SoldierOfFortune

2 Madhouse - Anthrax

Yes, the fact this song is thrash or not is very doubtful for me, too.

One of the weakest thrash songs ever...

This song isn't even thrash to me. - Metal_Treasure

3 Paranoid - Black Sabbath

Also it's annoying this song was written in 4 minutes back in '70, Black Sabbath wanted to release their 2nd album named "War Pigs", but they realized the album isn't long enough, so they decided they write and record one more song very quickly (and they did it in 4 minutes as I said before), and it's the Paranoid, their most known song and the song which people think is the best metal song ever written and recorded only in 4 minutes. And not even a metal song as Metal_Treasure said, metal songs aren't popular in the mainstream and aren't 2 minutes long monotonous songs... and an almost unforgivable sin (okay, it's a big exaggeration already, sorry) when people say Paranoid is demanding metal but Highway Star by Deep Purple is simply hard rock song...

As great as this song is, it's not Sabbath's best song like many people claim it to be. Top 10 for sure, though. That's just my opinion. - Metarock

The most overrated song by a metal band. By the way, I don't think this song is metal but most people think it's the best metal song ever which makes Paranoid even more overrated. - Metal_Treasure

4 Nothing Else Matters - Metallica

In my opinion, this isn't even close to Metallica's best song, or even the best on the Black Album. It's a good ballad for sure, but it is also very overrated. - Metarock

Well, I like this ballad but I don't like when people think it's the best Metallica song. Metallica is a metal band and their best songs are thrash metal songs and not acoustic ballads. - Metal_Treasure

Some people think it's the best Metallica song... why? Because it's soft and cheesy as hell and the pop culture likes these kind of songs.

This and Master of Puppets are their most overrated songs - christangrant

5 Breaking the Law - Judas Priest

This deserves to be number 1, Judas Priest is tied for my favorite band with Iron Maiden, but this song sucks on its own, let alone compared to their other work.

Good song, but I seriously think there are almost 20 other Judas Priest songs which are better than this.

I agree there are better JP songs. And I agree this song is very good though. - Metal_Treasure

6 Hammer Smashed Face - Cannibal Corpse

Yep, it's not the best death metal song. - Metal_Treasure

Cannibal Corpse sucks, I made an entire list about it.

7 Master of Puppets - Metallica

I can name many metallica songs better than this one yet this one is always number 1 on so many lists good song but Overrated - christangrant

Agree, good song but pretty much overrated.

I don't know... to me it's one of their best songs. But they have other great songs, too. - Metal_Treasure

8 Caught in a Mosh - Anthrax


9 Since You Been Gone - Rainbow

I like this song, but some people think it's the best Rainbow song, and for the same reason why as on Metallica's NEM...

This song is overrated compared to the other Rainbow songs but basically nothing by Rainbow is overrated so it shouldn't be very high on this list. I guess most people don't even know this song.
But yes, definitely it's not the best Rainbow song - they have at least 20 songs that are better than this. - Metal_Treasure

10 Walk - Pantera

An overrated song from an overrated band. - NvGNick

The Contenders

11 Peace Sells - Megadeth

In my opinion,Symphony of Destruction is more overrated - DejanKalinic

12 Symphony of Destruction - Megadeth
13 Angel of Death - Slayer

Hell Awaits and Raining Blood are WAY more overrated - DejanKalinic

14 Chop Suey! - System of a Down
15 Psychosocial - Slipknot

Almost everything by Slipknot is overrated

This and Duality are the only songs I like.

16 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
17 Victim of Changes - Judas Priest

Oh, I almost forgot about this... many people think it's the best JP song. And why? Because it's one of the least metal JP songs, and Black Sabbath influences are strongly audible on this one.

18 Painkiller - Judas Priest
19 Numb - Linkin Park

Nu metal? It's a soft alt rock song

The most overrated nu metal song. Chop Suey, Freak On A Leash, My Own Summer (Shove It), etc. deserve the fame. - Disasterpiece

20 Bodies - Drowning Pool

All I hear is FLOOOR

21 In the End - Linkin Park
22 Down with the Sickness - Disturbed
23 Bring Me to Life - Evanescence
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