Top 10 Mosh Pit Songs

The Top Ten

1 Caught in a Mosh - Anthrax

This has to be on the list. This is a classic song meant for the pit. Saw it for myself about a year ago.

Um. Isn't this essentially a mosher's handbook? And by the way, 50% of the top 10 are quite abysmal.

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2 Raining Blood - Slayer

Thank god someone else knows what I'm talking about!
I have been to tons of heavy metal shows most being general admission venues jam packed with people. And I love Gen/Admission shows cause I can get right up front and let myself go... If you have ever been in a pit you know exactly what I'm talking about!... Laugh out loud.. So with that being said I can honestly say that hands down Slayer gets the win on this one... Laugh out loud... I seen them when the went on tour with "Children of Bodom... Someone must have been watching out for me that night, cause WOW... I'm not even lying! "I can't believe I made it out of there alive... People were getting taken to the hospital on stretchers by paramedics!

If Slayer ever comes to town and your in to loud, raging, metal and sweaty bone crushing mosh pits... Spend the bucks to see them!... You will be blown away

No one has moshed until they have been to a Slayer concert.

This song has the greatest thrash riff ever! awesome mosher!

Don't just want to destroy every thing right after the main riff kicks off?

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3 B.Y.O.B. - System of a Down

Amazing speed and loudness just makes it something that you want to flail around and start thrashing. PLUS IT IS AN EPIC SONG.

Amazing lyrics that you can understand while thrashing to the amazing guitar riffs, hell it won a grammy.

Best moshing song EVER!

4 Toxic Waltz - Exodus

All of you people are retarded since you did not indlude Exodus on this list. They're pits were so hard that they had to put a chain link fence in front of the stage because it was so insane! All other pits are for posers!

This is "the" song for moshing! - Mutant_God

5 Into the Pit - Testament
6 What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse - The Black Dahlia Murder

I saw these guys back in 2014, and their pits were INSANE. I didn't expect so much moshing from a melo-death band, but they really worked up a crowd. They played this near the end of their set. Such a brutal pit.

The Black Dahlia Murder is the best band to mosh to period. Almost voted for raining blood because I've been to a few slayer concerts and they are INTENSE but TBDM has better pits.

For those that have never seen them play this live...
I play this song on Guitar and it never fails to make me jump around my room jaming out to the first few seconds of the song!

You don't get bruises... YOU GET WAR SCARS!

7 Whiplash - Metallica

The intro is the perfect set up for the opening of a circle pit... Then all hell breaks loose - mrcrowley4h

8 Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine
9 Cowboys from Hell - Pantera

I saw white zombie and pantera at the boathouse in va beach in the early 90's. Best mosh pit I have ever been in. The light rails got ripped off the ceiling of the building, it was insane!

coboys from hell was not the hardest mosh pit they hade when I seen pantera in 1996 but it was pretty dame close to there other songs. pantera has the hardest pits ever

Its quite well known that pantera concerts had the biggest and most insane mosh pits when dimebag was still alive

10 Black Label - Lamb of God

This song is the best mosh song ever. No other can even come close. Just watch this song played live

I've been to at least a thousand concerts and lamb of god was my most brutal pit experience.

This is the song that pretty much made the wall of death popular, and it's this low?

Wall of Death.

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The Newcomers

? Thrashard - D.R.I.
? Pit of Zombies - Cannibal Corpse

The Contenders

11 A Shrine to Madness - The Black Dahlia Murder
12 Indians - Anthrax

If you've ever been involved in the "War Dance" you will know what I am talking about.

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13 The Time to Kill is Now - Cannibal Corpse
14 Roots Bloody Roots - Sepultura
15 Bat Country - Avenged Sevenfold

this song live is the dogs bollocks of moshing songs - muckie

I've personally been in a mosh during this song and it was INSANE!

In this song, there's a time after chorus that let mosh crew open a circle pit.
Or in case, just for a safety head bang

This song is good melody and faster guitar's melody.
I've personally been in a mosh during this song and it was INSANE!. This song live is the dogs bollocks of moshing songs.

16 A Place for My Head - Linkin Park

I love when Mike start "I watch how the moon... " and Chester start screaming!

best non-single song of linkin park

Wow most of the entrys on this list aren't even good for mosh pits (How the hell is this a mosh pit song? ) - christangrant

Love chesters screaming GO AWAYY!

17 Tourette's - Nirvana
18 Wait and Bleed - Slipknot

Its simple! Its Slipknot! Stay sic maggots!

How are Rage, System and Linkin Park higher than Slipknot?
Why is Muse even on this list?

Best is best

19 Bulls on Parade - Rage Against the Machine

Yes. The best is the end.

20 Enter Sandman - Metallica

HOW is this not near the top! WHY is it at the bottom? I don't care if it may be "overplayed," because when it boils down to it, it's meant to mosh over from start to finish! Needs more votes for sure!

21 Moonlight Equilibrium - The Black Dahlia Murder
22 Seven Deadly Sins - Flogging Molly

Best bloody song on the list!

23 For Stevie Wonder's Eyes Only - Bring Me the Horizon
24 Hangar 18 - Megadeth
25 Five Nails Through the Neck - Cannibal Corpse
26 Dead Bodies Everywhere - Korn
27 Rose of Sharyn - Killswitch Engage

Rose of Sharyn got me headbanging all night long. - aeromaxx777

28 Chelsea Smile - Bring Me the Horizon

Really intense and the tempo changes a lot during the song. Also, every time I've hear them play it the crowd goes nuts. Everyone in the pit knows all the words so there's a lot of screaming the lyrics and getting insane. This is honestly pretty damn amazing. Nothing can compare

An Incredibly heavy riff that when blsted through a good stereo with a good bass is just enjoyable to headbang to

THE RIFF with the drums is just the best beat ever, and when they extend it, especially live, its just the BESHT! been there personally!

29 Bodom Beach Terror - Children of Bodom
30 Break Stuff - Limp Bizkit
31 Phantom of the Opera - Iron Maiden
32 Angel of Death - Slayer
33 Scream Aim Fire - Bullet for My Valentine
34 Combustion - Meshuggah

This song has everything needed for a good wall of death.

Meshuggah is one of the lords of the pit.

35 This War is Ours - Escape the Fate
36 Madhouse - Anthrax
37 Chop Suey! - System of a Down

Should be in top 10 at least there isn't a day where I can't hit something listening to the song.

38 Hyper Music - Muse
39 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
40 Bad Habit - The Offspring
41 I Shot the Sheriff - We Butter the Bread with Butter
42 Ace of Spades - Motorhead

A classic!

43 Blackened - Metallica

this song has to be on the list -

44 Struck a Nerve - Machine Head
45 Aesthetics of Hate - Machine Head
46 The Beautiful People - Marilyn Manson

This song's rhythm aspects are mind blowing. MIND BLOWING. I find it hard not to headband to this when it's cranked up!

47 You Only Live Once - Suicide Silence
48 Last Resort - Papa Roach
49 Trial by Fire - Testament
50 Freedom - Rage Against the Machine
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Top Remixes (4)

1. What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse - The Black Dahlia Murder
2. A Shrine to Madness - The Black Dahlia Murder
3. The Time to Kill is Now - Cannibal Corpse
1. Tourette's - Nirvana
2. Caught in a Mosh - Anthrax
3. B.Y.O.B. - System of a Down
1. Caught in a Mosh - Anthrax
2. Toxic Waltz - Exodus
3. Pit of Zombies - Cannibal Corpse

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