Top 10 Rock and Metal Songs of the 21st Century that Will Restore Your Faith in Modern Rock and Metal Music


The Top Ten

1 Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian

To me this song is perfect, too. I don't wanna change anything. Hands down. Deserves to be at #1. - Metal_Treasure

Hmm, very good song. Feels like I am watching a fantasy movie when I listen this song. - zxm

Literally a song with no flaws in it it's a perfect song from the 21st Century - christangrant

2 Spit Out the Bone - Metallica Spit Out the Bone - Metallica

This song proved that Metallica could still do what they do best after 30 years - christangrant

3 Kill (Those Who Oppose Me) - Lost Society Kill (Those Who Oppose Me) - Lost Society

Yes, a new thrash band composed of teens rocked the metal world in 2013 with their fast and adrenaline-driven thrash. - Metal_Treasure

This song proves that Thrash Metal is still going strong as this song is great - christangrant

4 Ghost Love Score - Nightwish

An epic masterpiece by Nightwish - christangrant

5 Welcome Home - Coheed and Cambria

Definitely a song worth listening to an underrated Masterpiece - christangrant

6 Halo - Machine Head

A modern Groove Metal masterpiece - christangrant

7 In the End - Anthrax

The best Anthrax song in over 10 years this song was definitely worth the wait - christangrant

8 Crumbling Castle - King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
9 Burn It to the Ground - Nickelback

I like this song - great hard rock as we know it. - Metal_Treasure

You maybe saying what is a Nickelback song doing on this list well this song is great and just because it's by Nickelback doesn't meab that it's bad - christangrant

10 Damien - Iced Earth

Epic, dark and strong yet beautiful song. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Let It Happen - Tame Impala
12 Empire of the Clouds - Iron Maiden
13 All Nightmare Long - Metallica
14 I Am - Theocracy
15 Feels Like We Only Go Backwards - Tame Impala
16 Head Crusher - Megadeth

It was nice to hear this song by Megadeth proving that they could do Thrash Metal again after 10 years of doing Heavy Metal and Hard Rock - christangrant

17 Mana - Equilibrium

A magical and impressive instrumental. - Metal_Treasure

18 Divinations - Mastodon
19 Sacred Worlds - Blind Guardian
20 Octavarium - Dream Theater

This song is a masterpiece - Ale9991

21 Lazarus - Porcupine Tree

Such a beautiful song! One of the best in this century! - Slipperyjack40

22 My Last Sunrise - Demons & Wizards

A mindblowing and emotional vocal performance that could restore your faith in modern singing. Also, this song doesn't have a chorus and shows that good songwriters can write songs with unusual structures that still sound amazing. - Metal_Treasure

23 American Idiot - Green Day
24 Nailed to the Wheel - Edguy

Because it's a great song and the singer Tobias Sammet sounds pretty much like Bruce Dickinson. - Metal_Treasure

25 Anthem - Iced Earth

"We have the power make our lives what they ought to be
Reconnect with our humanity
Transcend to a higher place, accepting reality
You are the key to the life you seek" - Metal_Treasure

26 Diabolus - Primal Fear
27 Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold

Restore your faith on rock that Eddie Van Halen wasn't the only one who could play awesome guitar solos. - zxm

28 Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold
29 Cirice - Ghost

They maybe a Poppy Metal band but this song was great and it even won an award - christangrant

30 The Raven that Refused to Sing - Steven Wilson
31 Orbital Elements - Obscura

A very beautiful instrumental from a death metal band. - Metal_Treasure

32 The Throne - Blind Guardian
33 The Closest I’ve Come - Earthside

This is an incredible prog metal instrumental. - Metal_Treasure

34 The Scarecrow - Avantasia
35 Age of Shadows - Ayreon

Epic song with unique lyrics. Also, 8 great metal singers sing this song - from Floor Jansen and Hansi Kursch to Jorn Lande and Daniel Goldenlow. - Metal_Treasure

36 Crimson King - Demons & Wizards
37 Strike - Primal Fear
38 Inside the Fire - Disturbed
39 Brianstorm - Arctic Monkeys
40 If Eternity Should Fail - Iron Maiden

One of my favorite from The Book of Souls. - zxm

41 Scar Spangled Banner - Exodus
42 Kafir! - Nile
43 Cast Down the Heretic - Nile
44 War Eternal - Arch Enemy
45 Two-Pound Torch - Cryptopsy
46 Weltseele - Obscura
47 So Far Away - Avenged Sevenfold
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Top Remixes

1. Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian
2. Damien - Iced Earth
3. Kill (Those Who Oppose Me) - Lost Society
1. Crumbling Castle - King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
2. Let It Happen - Tame Impala
3. All Nightmare Long - Metallica
1. Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian
2. Welcome Home - Coheed and Cambria
3. Kill (Those Who Oppose Me) - Lost Society


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