Top 10 Rock and Metal Songs of 1998

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The Top Ten

1 Thorn - Blind Guardian Thorn - Blind Guardian

This song is based on Tolkien's The Silmarillion (as well as the whole album).
'Thorn' is about Maeglin who decides to betray Gondolin. - Metal_Treasure

Glad to see somebody else appreciates this song. Usually it's underrated (even on Blind Guardian lists). It's my favorite song on this album.
This song is so intense yet beautiful. Very strong chorus. Interesting build up in the middle (as usual by Blind Guardian).
Vocals give me goosebumps - very powerful and emotional, with vocal moments to die for (especially in the beginning and around 2:30).
And amazing lyrics:
"So what can we do with our lives when it all begins? It's hard and it's cruel."
"In the silence it's time to explain (and) search for truth in lies"
"The wisdom in us both will make it special guaranteed". - Metal_Treasure

2 The Coming Curse - Iced Earth
3 Voice of the Soul - Death
4 I Don't Want to Miss a Thing - Aerosmith
5 Whiskey in the Jar - Metallica

A cover of a Traditonal Irish folk song that was inspired by Thin Lizzy's cover - christangrant

6 Inside Out - Anthrax Inside Out - Anthrax
7 Dragula - Rob Zombie
8 Nightfall - Blind Guardian

One of the most beautiful songs I know - music, vocals and lyrics: "Nightfall quietly crept in and changed us all".
The song is based on Tolkien's The Silmarillion and is about Fëanor and his seven sons who mourn the destruction caused by Morgoth. - Metal_Treasure

9 Spirit Crusher - Death
10 Obscura - Gorguts

The Contenders

11 Mirror Mirror - Blind Guardian

The song is about Turgon who builds the city of Gondolin, aided by Ulmo ("The Lord of Water"). It's based on Tolkien's The Silmarillion. - Metal_Treasure

12 Melancholy - Iced Earth
13 Sentenced to Burn - Cannibal Corpse
14 Out of Control - Edguy
15 Into the Storm - Blind Guardian

The song sample is from a live show recorded in 2015 and released in 2017 (almost 20 years later). This live version is very good but you should check out the original studio track as well.
This is one of the most intense Blind Guardian songs with a great riff - heavy and good for headbanging. The chorus is very strong. Vocals are really powerful and overall - awesome (as always).
The song is based on Tolkien's The Silmarillion and is about Morgoth and Ungoliant who fight for the possession of the Silmarils. - Metal_Treasure

16 Vain Glory Opera - Edguy
17 Voodoo - Godsmack

This was one of the first songs I've heard in my life and I still like it to this day - christangrant

18 The Curse of Feanor - Blind Guardian The Curse of Feanor - Blind Guardian

The song is about Fëanor and his anger (based on Tolkien's The Silmarillion). I love this song - one of the heavier songs on the album. Great drumming, vocals, and so on. - Metal_Treasure

19 Sugar - System of a Down
20 Bleed - Soulfly
21 Freak on a Leash - Korn
22 No More Foolin - Edguy
23 Watching Over Me - Iced Earth
24 Painkiller - Death
25 Flesh and the Power It Holds - Death
26 Superbeast - Rob Zombie
27 Whatever - Godsmack
28 Living Dead Girl - Rob Zombie
29 Loverman - Metallica
30 Turn the Page - Metallica
31 Children of the Korn - Korn
32 Dead Bodies Everywhere - Korn
33 Got the Life - Korn
34 War? - System of a Down
35 P.L.U.C.K. - System of a Down
36 I Will Kill You - Cannibal Corpse
37 Screaming from the Sky - Slayer
38 Pieces - Anthrax
39 Crush - Anthrax
40 Stealing from a Thief - Anthrax
41 Earthly Love - Gorguts
42 Mercyful Fate - Metallica
43 Edgecrusher - Fear Factory
44 Leader of Men - Nickelback
45 Breathe - Nickelback
46 The Clansman - Iron Maiden
47 Futureal - Iron Maiden
48 Como Estais Amigos - Iron Maiden
49 Eye for an Eye - Soulfly
50 Shock - Fear Factory
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Top Remixes

1. Thorn - Blind Guardian
2. The Coming Curse - Iced Earth
3. Voice of the Soul - Death
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1. I Don't Want to Miss a Thing - Aerosmith
2. Spirit Crusher - Death
3. Thorn - Blind Guardian
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