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
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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
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