Top 10 Mosh Pit Songs

The Top Ten

1 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!

No pit compares to a Slayer pit. Small clubs, big stadiums, no matter where. I am 300-# ox and can barely make it through Raining Blood.

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2 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.

Definitely a worthy Top10, if not Top3. If I recall correctly, it was Anthrax who came up with the term “Mosh” back in the good old days.
Apart from this, there are some songs listed here that, in my opinion, are nice to hear but are no moshpit songs. And a couple of other bands are missing, such as Destruction, Kreator, Flotsam&Jetsam, …

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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!

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4 Toxic Waltz - Exodus

The best Pit I've ever been in was to this song.

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 Whiplash - Metallica

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

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7 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!

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9 Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine

Good moshing

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10 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

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The Contenders

11 A Place for My Head - 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

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

best non-single song of linkin park

Love chesters screaming GO AWAYY!

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13 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?

This is the best ever,... Black Dahlia.. You kidding me?

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15 Indians - Anthrax

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


Check out Anthrax - Chile on hell 2013.

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16 The Time to Kill is Now - Cannibal Corpse UListen to Sample
17 Roots Bloody Roots - Sepultura UListen to Sample
18 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.

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20 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

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21 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!

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22 Bulls on Parade - Rage Against the Machine

Yes. The best is the end.

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24 Seven Deadly Sins - Flogging Molly

Best bloody song on the list!

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25 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!

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26 For Stevie Wonder's Eyes Only - Bring Me the Horizon
27 Hangar 18 - Megadeth UListen to Sample
28 Five Nails Through the Neck - Cannibal Corpse UListen to Sample
29 Dead Bodies Everywhere - Korn UListen to Sample
30 Rose of Sharyn - Killswitch Engage

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

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

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

Meshuggah is one of the lords of the pit.

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37 This War is Ours - Escape the Fate UListen to Sample
38 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!

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39 Madhouse - Anthrax UListen to Sample
40 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.

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41 Hyper Music - Muse UListen to Sample
42 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana UListen to Sample
43 Ace of Spades - Motorhead

A classic!

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44 Bad Habit - The Offspring UListen to Sample
45 I Shot the Sheriff - We Butter the Bread with Butter UListen to Sample
46 You Only Live Once - Suicide Silence UListen to Sample
47 Last Resort - Papa Roach UListen to Sample
48 Trial by Fire - Testament UListen to Sample
49 Blackened - Metallica

this song has to be on the list -

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50 Struck a Nerve - Machine Head UListen to Sample
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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. Toxic Waltz - Exodus
2. Whiplash - Metallica
3. Caught in a Mosh - Anthrax

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