Best Metal Songs

Originating from the 1970s, heavy metal is bringing top bands along non stop. It is a golden mine of good songs and our list is devoted just to that. We bet you’ve heard at least one song of famous bands that perform in this genre. You’ve heard even more? Good, then you won’t get lost in this list of metals that have shaken the charts all over the globe and made the radios struggle replicating this energetic music. Rephrasing a saying, it is fair to mention that metal songs are like a bottle of good wine. They get better year after year. Still covering us with goosebumps, still delivering a deep meaning through the verses that gets you to think a lot and making us want to jump around - that’s what metal is. It’s hard to tell the future of modern hits, but there is something that can be stated very clearly: heavy metal will be there for a very long time and get generations to fall for them. This chart has the best metal songs on board.

Ones that have always amazed us, from grandparents to grandchildren that have not finished their middle schools. This huge audience is totally justified when you hear the catchy and distinguishable music, great lyrics and the meaning behind them, making the songs sound up to date even in our decade. Top metal songs from famous bands are waiting for you to sort them out the way you like. Feel free to state your opinion on the matter and prove everyone that your pick is the one to get the well-deserved recognition.


Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden

The song which was included in almost all concerts of Iron Maiden. Hallowed By Thy Name claims to be one of the best metal songs ever. Reflections of a prisoner, whose life will be ended with the death penalty, and lively music of Iron Maiden has been giving its listeners energy for more than one decade.


One - Metallica

One is the song which took the17th place in the list of metals by Guitar World magazine and several other awards. It was created under the impression of Dalton Trumbo’s novel Johnny Got His Gun. The first Metallica’s music video was made for this song, and most of the fans of the band consider the video to be the best among the whole Metallica’s videography.


Master of Puppets - Metallica

Master of Puppets takes the 33rd place in 100 best metal songs by Rolling Stone magazine. Filled with deep meaning text can be interpreted differently, but it inspires people to rethink their lives. The song received several prestigious awards; it is one of the longest tracks in the whole Metallica’s repertoire.


Painkiller - Judas Priest

Painkiller is one of the most famous metal songs in the world; it won the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance in 1992. The song tells us about a metal angel and shows impressive skills of the guitarist and the drummer in all their glory. Painkiller caused many covers and appeared in video games.


Holy Wars... The Punishment Due - Megadeth

One of top metal songs in charts is Holy Wars… The Punishment Due, an unusual track with a special structure and message, which should be heard by everyone. Its video only reinforces the text, drawing people’s attention to the problem of senseless war, and with talented Dave Mustaine’s performance, the song becomes a unique sample of thrash metal.


Holy Diver - Dio

Could the members of Dio band suppose that Holy Diver will be one of the best metal songs and inspire many bands on own performances and covers of it? However, the original version remains the brightest. Arthur Ellis shut a movie with a remarkable plot for Holy Diver, which took high positions in various rankings.


Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne

The song, which takes 9th place in the list of metals on the VH1 version. It is hard to mention all the awards of this musical masterpiece, as well as its use as soundtracks for movies, games, and advertisements. Crazy Train without exaggeration is Ozzy Osbourne’s business card that still occupies the leading position in hearts of many metal fans.


Fade In Black - Metallica

Fade in Black is one of the most famous lyrical metal songs in the world. Metallica created it in not the easiest time of their life, and its melancholy mood still affects us. The change between quiet melody and dramatically expressive sounds is so harmonious that it does not leave indifferent even those who do not like metal.


Cowboys From Hell - Pantera

This song was included in the list of 40 top metal songs on VH1 and made Pantera band famous. Everybody who likes metal knows about Cowboys from Hell – the best song of Pantera’s album of the same name. It declared that the band is on the same level with AC/DC, Metallica, and Mötley Crüe.

War Pigs - Black Sabbath
The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
Paranoid - Black Sabbath
Cemetery Gates - Pantera
Iron Man - Black Sabbath
Enter Sandman - Metallica
Angel of Death - Slayer
Back In Black - AC/DC
The Trooper - Iron Maiden
Seek & Destroy - Metallica
Fear of the Dark - Iron Maiden
Chop Suey - System of a Down
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
The Four Horsemen - Metallica
Raining Blood - Slayer
Ace Of Spades - Motorhead
Stricken - Disturbed
Helter Skelter - The Beatles
Ride the Lightning - Metallica
Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold
Parabola - Tool
The Frayed Ends of Sanity - Metallica
Peace Sells - Megadeth
Before I Forget - Slipknot
Walk - Pantera
Seasons In the Abyss - Slayer