Some Of The Best Heavy Metal Songs….Ever

Run To the Hills – Iron Maiden

Flight Of Icarus – Iron Maiden

You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’ – Judas Priest

Hells Bells – AC/DC

Highway To Hell – AC/DC

….that’s all I can think of right now.

-sj

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69 responses to “Some Of The Best Heavy Metal Songs….Ever

  1. Oh my God! I love Iron Maiden, it’s my favorite metal band!

    That is waaay cool. Thanks!

    Somewhere In Time is my favorite album. I used to hate it but it grew on me some time ago. Also, I like the first album, the one that was pre Bruce Dickinson.

  2. fear of the dark by iron maiden
    clairvoyant by iron maiden
    hallowed be thy name by iron maiden

  3. Number Of The Beast

    that song rocks out!

  4. Some good picks but I’d add:
    Orgasmatron by Motorhead
    Trashed by Black Sabbath
    City Beneath the Surface by Savatage
    Metaldaze by Manowar
    Wasted Years by Iron Maiden

  5. “Princess of the Night” by Saxon (the, like, 15 minute, live version)
    “Gonna Raise Hell” by Cheap Trick (again, had to be live. The studio version had no grit, way overproduced).

  6. You really need to write something about power guitarists!

  7. Metallica – The Wait
    Slayer – Raining Blood
    Metallica – Master of Puppets

  8. Let’s not forget Quiet Riot and Pantera. Love your blog so much I’m linking it on mine!
    Fellow Ohioan and Blogger,
    Irene

  9. Yeah, good songs

    UFO – Doctor, doctor
    Ted Nugent – Cat scratch fever
    Deep Purple – Smoke on the water

  10. Deep Purple – Highway Star has spectacular guitar work.

  11. Heaven and hell-black sabbath
    one-metallica
    run to the hills-iron maiden
    hell bent for leather-judas priest

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  13. 1 Hallowed Be Thy Name – Iron Maiden obviously the best metal song ever

    2 Fear Of the Dark – Iron Maiden
    3 Master Of Puppets -Metallica
    4 Rime Of The Ancient Mariner – Try to Find another one as good as this,lyrics ,solos,vocals are awesome..
    5 Infinte Dreams – Iron Maiden

  14. The best Metal song off all times is:

    Imperium by Machine Head.

    Maiden was cool, I liked Manowar better though.

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  16. the best song by iron maiden is freakin run to the hills and 2 minutes to midnight
    but the best guitar solo is on transylvania
    its like a 6 minute solo that is so kick-ass and then theres children of the damned and hallowed be thy name and last but not least number of the beast!

    email me if you have any questions

    metallica has enter sandman which is awesome and motorbreath harvester of sorrow for whom the bell tols one and too many to put on here

    and megadeth has peace sells, a toute le monde, and so many more

    motorhead ace of spades and orgasmatron

  17. these are a few of my favs….

    ace of spades – motorhead
    detroit rock city – kiss
    roots bloody roots – sepultura
    painkiller – judas priest
    dr. feelgood – motley crew
    downfall – children of bodom
    aces high – iron maiden
    holy diver – dio

    there are sooo many more i can’t remember them all right now…

  18. Rainbow on stage – Rainbow
    Mistreated – cover version
    Lost Control – Anathema

  19. Ozzie and Pink Floyd are the Kings, the foundation.
    Floyd was the first to play under the genre.

  20. A few mean songs i like to shred to are

    The Wizard – Black Sabbath
    Fade To Black – Metallica
    Angel Of Death – Slayer
    Cemetery Gates – Pantera
    Walk – Pantera

    And if you keen on some insane in the membrane guitar work Scarified by Racer X and Through Fire And Through Flames by DragonForce are meeean.

    chur.

  21. Of course that Iron Maiden are the best ever…and the song Fear of the Dark Rocks…

  22. The greatest Metal song ever is :
    METALLICA – ONE

    on 2 :
    IRON MAIDEN – HALLOWED BE THY NAME

    One of the greatest SOLO ever :
    PANTERA – DOMINATION (listen to it right now !!!!)

  23. 1) The Trooper – Iron Maiden
    2) Two minutes to midnight – Iron Maiden
    3) The four horseman – Metallica
    4) Sick and destroy – Metallica
    5) I’m leaving you – Skorpios

  24. a touch of evil -JUDAS PRIEST
    billion dollar babies – ALICE COOPER
    fade to black – METALLICA
    refuse/resist – SEPULTURA
    moonchild – IRON MAIDEN
    mr crowley – OZZY
    destrucion – V8
    memorias de siglos – HERMETICA
    the wizard – BLACK SABBATH
    i’m broken – PANTERA
    master of the wind – MANOWAR

    creo que quedan afuera muchas buenas canciones….pero bue…..

    un saludo desde argentina….

    shothoth

  25. personaly for me, the best songs of Heavy Metal and it’s branches (power, speed…) are :
    Iron Maiden – Alexander the Great
    Iron Maiden – Wicked Man
    Iron Maiden – 7 son of the 7 son
    Helloween – Revolution Now!
    Helloween – Giants
    Metallica – For whom the bell tolls
    Stratovarius – Twilight Time
    UDO – Mean Machine
    Accept – Amamos la Vida
    Hammerfall – Glory to the Brave
    Saxon – Call of the Wind
    Queensryche – Eyes of a Stranger
    QOTSA – First if Giveth
    Nightwish – Siren
    Nightwish – deep silent complete
    KISS – Creatures of the Night
    Elegy – Lost
    etc…..

  26. In Flames – Moonshield
    Dark Tranquillity – Lost to Apathy
    Kataklysm – The Road to Devastation
    Opeth – Beneath the Mire
    Death – Crystal Mountain
    Dimmu Borgir – Broderskapets Ring
    Cradle of Filth – The Principle of Evil Made Flesh

  27. Best Metal bands:
    1-Black Sabbath
    2-Iron Maiden
    3-Led Zeppelin
    4-Metallica
    5-Scorpions

    Best songs:
    1-Master of puppets- Metallica
    2- Iron Man -Black Sabbath
    3- Holy Diver – Dio
    4- Enter Sandman- Metallica
    5- The Trooper – Iron Maiden
    6- Paranoid – Black Sabbath
    7- Always Somehere – Scorpions
    8- N.I.B – Black Sabbath
    9- Childreen of The Grave – Black Sabbath
    10- The Winzard – Black Sabbath

    Best albuns:
    1- Led Zeppelin IV -Led Zeppelin
    2- Back in Black – AC\DC
    3- Paranoid – Black Sabbath
    4- Blizzard of Ozz – Ozzy Osbourne
    5- Master of Puppets – Metallica

    HEAVY METAL 4EVER!!!!!
    HEAVY METAL RULES!!!!
    😉 😉 😉

  28. is anyone forgetting IRON BUTTERFLY

  29. Iron Maiden is the best metal band followed by Metallica and Judas Priest.Sabbath may have created metal,but Maiden perfected it..Hallowed be thy name can’t be beaten,it’s the best metal song ever..Just wait for the somewhere back in time tour and see why Iron Maiden is the GoD of metal..

  30. You’ve got that right, Metalguy!

    Phantom of the Opera..Somewhere In Time album…pure genius, man.

  31. sori 2 spoil it but i’ve gotta say
    1 : CULT: Slayer
    2: POWER N GLORY: Saxon
    3:THE TROOPER: MAIDEN
    4:INFINITE DREAMS: MAIDEN
    5:STRANGE WORLDS: MAIDEN

    N iron maiden are for sure the best band

  32. Metallica-Enter Sandman
    Metallica-Damage Inc.
    Iron Maiden-2 Minutes To Midnight
    Black Sabbath-Get a Grip
    Metallica-Seek and Destroy

  33. 1. Redneck- Lamb of God. METAL MASTERS!!!!
    2. Raining Blood- Slayer. A true metal anthem.
    3. Hallowed be thy name- Iron Maiden. Up the Irons.
    4. Black Sabbath- Black Sabbath. This is where metal evolved people.
    5. Painkiller- Judas Priest. My favourite song by these metal gods.
    Please don’t kill me because I like Lamb of God.

  34. no al regeton asdsad

    -las mejores bandas son Black sabbath , Led Zeppelin , Deep Purple!!!

    -The best band are Black sabbath , Led Zeppelin , Deep Purple!!!

  35. 1. Led Zeppelin – Achilles Last Stand
    2. Judas Priest – Beyond The Realms Of Death
    3. Black Sabbath – A National Acrobat
    4. Metallica – Orion
    5. Iron Maiden – The Clairvoyant

  36. 1. Judas Priest – Nightcrawler
    2. Metallica – Seek and Destroy
    3. RJ Dio – Holy Diver
    4. Metallica – Master of Puppets
    5. Judas Priest – Painkiller
    6. AC/DC – Highway to Hell
    7. Judas Priest – Hell bent for Leather
    8. Metallica – Whisky in the Jar (I know that it´s a cover, …. but mmmmhhhhhmmmm great song for drinking, hoho)
    9. Moțrhead РAce of Spades
    10. Guns´n Roses – Paradise City

    Impossible to “not forget” many of the best, … it should be a list without numbers, because there are sooooooo many good songs, …

  37. genious- kreator
    fade to black- metallica
    avoid the light- pantera

  38. One – Metallica
    Cawboys from hell – Pantera
    Hail and Kill – Manowar
    Got the time – Anthrax
    You shook me all night long – ACDC
    Paranoid – Black Sabbath
    Born to rise hell – Motorhead
    Rainbow in the dark – DIO
    I want all – Helloween
    Rock You Like A Hurricane – Scorpions
    Cum on Feel the Noize – Slade
    .
    .
    .
    and a long, long, long list of others songs

    METAL FOREVER!!!!!

  39. Master of puppets- Metallica

    Hallowed be thy name- Iron Maiden

    back in black- AC/DC

    breaking the law-judas priest

    blind-korn

    holy diver-dio

    trooper-Iron Maiden

    du hast-Rammstein

    We’re Not Gonna Take-Twisted Sister

    pain killer-judas priest

    ace of spades-Motor head

    the memory remain-Metallica….

  40. Hallowed be thy name- Iron Maiden

    back in black- AC/DC

    breaking the law-judas priest

    blind-korn

    holy diver-dio

    trooper-Iron Maiden

    du hast-Rammstein

    We’re Not Gonna Take-Twisted Sister

    pain killer-judas priest

    Master of puppets- Metallica

    ace of spades-Motor head

    the memory remain-Metallica….

  41. Reign In Blood -Slayer … greatest metal album every created, by far … nothin will ever top this

    songs – Slayer – Angel of Death, greatest metal song ever made, Jihad, Raining Blood, Ghost of War, Silent Scream, War Ensemble, Spirits in Black and so fucking many others

    Metallica – Disposable Heroes, Hit the Lights, One, Damage Inc., Fight Fire With Fire, Master of puppets, Harvester of Sorrow

    Pantera – fucking Hostile, This Love, Hollow, Five Minutes Alone, I’m Broken,

    Black Sabath – The Wizard, Black Sabbath, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, Children of War, War Pigs and many more …

    Sepultura – Beneath the Remains, Mass Hypnosis, Inner Self

    Soulfly – Pain, Bring It, Terrorist, Bumba, First Commandment, Fire, Tree of Pain, Fuel the Hate, Babylon

    SlipKnot – Skin Ticket, New Abortion, Iowa, The Heretic Anthem, Wait and Bleed, Scissors, Pulse of the Maggots, Vermillion

  42. megdeth is the best…….
    hangar 18
    holy wars
    tornado of souls
    a tout le monde

  43. IRON MAIDEN powerslave
    DIO holy diver
    JUDAS PRIEST all of unleashed in the east
    METALLICA creeping death
    CHILDREN OF BODOM every time i die
    OZZY over the mountain
    RAINBOW tarot woman
    BLACK SABBATH snowblind
    MOTORHEAD shoot you in the back
    AC/DC hells bells
    PANTERA domination

  44. iron maiden is band who`s songs is so unique that i never heard that type of song from any band.Iron maiden is a metal god.no band till now can give as unique and hard music like I ron maiden

  45. hmm now lemme thinks heres a few i like

    Walk-pantera

    come whatever may -stone sour

    dr feelgood/kickstart my heart- motley crue

    breaking the law/you got another thing comin’ – judas priest

    one/sad but true/master of puppets-metallica

    hallowed be thy name/ aces high/ wicker man/number of the beast- Iron Maiden

  46. ALICE -N-CHAINS SUMZIT UP FOR ME!
    WHITE-HOT CHROMED STEEL AND BITCHIN

  47. YAAA AND DON’T FORGET NO,THE CULT

  48. Don’t forget:

    Hit the lights – Metallica
    Sabbra Cadabra – Black Sabbath
    Cowboys from hell – Pantera

  49. Here is my list:

    1.- Rainbow in the dark- DIO
    2.- Under the Sun/Every Day Comes and Goes-black sabbath
    3.- master of pupets- metallica
    4.- Crazy train- Ozzy osbourne
    5.- kill the king- Rainbow
    6.- killers- Iron maiden
    7.- tyrant (Unleash in the east live album)- Judas priest
    8.- stained class- judas priest
    9.- ballbreaker- ACDC
    10.- Sacrifice- Motorhead
    11.- Incantations Of The Apprentice- Symphony x
    12.- Burn- Deep purple

    I just remember those songs at this moment.
    I hope you like them

  50. Hatebreed: Facing what consumes you/Another day another vendetta

    Pantera: Im broken

    Metallica: all songs

    Megadeath: Hook in mouth/ Liar

  51. the best metal songs of all time are

    1) enter sandman – Metallica

    2) sad but true – Metallica

    3) thunderstruck – AC/DC

    4) welcome to the jungle – Guns n Roses

    5) no one like you – Scorpions

    6) war pigs – Black Sabbath

    7) slither – Velvet Revolver

    8) where ever i may roam – Metallica

    9) raining blood – Slayer

    10) crazy train – Ozzy Osbourne

  52. I’ve been a huge metal fan of all sub-genres for many years.

    These are some of my favorites:
    Iron Maiden – Hallowed Be Thy Name
    Iron Maiden – Revelations
    Iron Maiden – Fear of the Dark (live versions)
    Metallica – Disposable Heroes
    Metallica – Fade to Black
    Queensryche – Take Hold of the Flame
    Queensryche – Walk in the Shadows
    Slayer – War Ensemble
    Sepultura – Mass Hypnosis
    Dimmu Borgir – Morning Palace
    Children of Bodom – Kissing the Shadows
    Iced Earth – The Coming Curse
    Rainbow – Stargazer
    Judas Priest – Painkiller
    Samael – Moonskin

    Those are a few off the top of my head…enjoy 🙂

  53. Deep Purple – Speed King
    Anthrax – Among the Living
    Razed in Black – Damage, Inc. (Metallica cover)
    Type O Negative – I Don’t Wanna Be Me
    Led Zeppelin – No Quarter
    Metallica – Master of Puppets
    Slipknot – Eyeless
    Dragon Force – Through the Fire and Flames
    Suicidal Tendencies – Trip at the Brain
    Demon Hunter – My Heartstrings Come Undone

  54. The best heavy metal song is Dancing Queen by Abba

  55. Stiletto rocks ; )

  56. Led Zeppelin – The Ocean
    Rainbow – Stargazer
    Deep Purple – Space Truckin’
    Manowar – Guyana
    Ozzy Osbourne – Bark At The Moon
    Ozzy Osbourne – Now You See It
    Ozzy Osbourne – Centre Of Eternity
    Heart – Barracuda
    Pretty Maids – Future World
    Roy Last – Rainchild
    Santana – Persuasion
    Saxon – Power And The Glory
    Scorpions – World Wide Live – Can’t Get Enough & Six String Sting
    Scorpions – World Wide Live – The Zoo
    Slade – Slam The Hammer Down
    Seven Witches – Mental Messiah
    Threshold – The Ravages Of Time
    Vow Wow – Hurricane
    Vow Wow – Shot In The Dark
    W.A.S.P. – Easy Living
    Whitesnake – Still Of The Night
    Xandria – The Lioness
    Yngwie Malmsteen – Rising Force
    Deep Purple – Perfect Strangers
    Angel Dust – Bleed
    Accept – Metal Heart, Fast As A Shark, Teach Us To Survive, X-T-C
    Agent Steel – The Day At Guyana
    Black Label Society – Bleed For Me
    Diamondhead – Am I Evil
    Warlock – I Rule Ruins
    Judas Priest – Electric Eye, Bloodstone, Love Bites, Painkiller, A Touch Of Evil, Burn In Hell, Hellrider
    Mercyful Fate- Don’t Break the Oath (Whole Album)
    Nightwish – The Poet And The Pendulum
    Stygma IV – Black Hole
    Brother Firetribe – Heart Full OF Fire
    The Poodles – Flesh And Blood
    Axel Rudi Pell – Casbah (Live)
    Axxis – Doom Of Destiny
    FM – Tough It Out
    Gary Moore – Take A Little Time, End Of The World
    Kiss – The Oath
    Masterplan – Aeronautics (Whole Album)
    T.N.T. – Desperate Nights
    Warmen – Dawn
    and….ofcourse many others ; )

  57. IF anybody got it… I look for the one and only album from Stormwave.
    Please make a post if you got it : )

  58. 1. aces high – iron maiden
    2. the number of the beast – iron maiden
    3. rainbow in the dark – Dio
    4. beyond the realms of death – judas priest
    5. ace of spade – motorhead
    6. blood of the kings – manowar
    7. hall of the mountain king -savatage
    8. paranoid – black sabbath
    9. Mr. crowly – ozzy osbourne
    10. armaggedon – gamma ray xD (nothing special,but its soo . . . WOOW)
    11. down of meggido – celtic frost

  59. I love blog posts like this…. Some of my favorites

    Slayer: War Ensemble
    Motorhead: Stay Clean
    AC/DC: It’s a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll
    Judas Priest: Green Manalishi (with the two pronged crown)
    Iron Maiden: Hallowed Be Thy Name
    GWAR: The Years Without Light
    Megadeth: Peace Sells, but Who’s Buying?
    Metallica: Disposable Heroes
    Black Sabbath: Fairies Wear Boots
    Ozzy: I Don’t Know
    Slayer: Black Magic

  60. xm…Not Bad not bat,but not perfect either…
    My favorites lie on:
    1)Excalibur-Grave Digger(listen to this solo and then deside which solo is the best)
    2)Maidens of War-Grave Digger(incredible intro)
    3)Harvest-Opeth
    4)Hellion-Children of Bodom
    5)Afraid to shoot Strangers-Iron Maiden
    6)Insanity’s crescendo-Dark tranquillity
    7)Servant in Heaven,King in Hell-Kreator
    and a lot more some of those mentioned above!

  61. My Favorites:

    1- The Rime of the Ancient Mariner – Iron Maiden
    2- Hallowed be Thy name – Iron Maiden
    3- Child in Time – Deep purple
    4- Master of Puppets – Metallica
    5- One – Metallica
    6- Melissa – Merciful Fate
    7- Iron Man – Black Sabbath
    8- E5150/Mob Rules – Black Sabbath
    9- Don’t Talk to Strangers – Dio
    10- Flesh of Gods – Therion

    That´s for the moment…

    UP THE IRONS!

  62. Nice list. It’s tough to narrow down, yet here’s two of mine:

    Iron Maiden – Revelations
    Motorhead – Killed By Death
    Satyricon – The Wolfpack
    Black Sabbath – Iron Man

    I could go on all day, coming up with this stuff is a kick.

  63. Oops, I stand corrected, my last comment I stated “here’s two of mine” and I listed four. Listening to Metal Music for decades does this to you… you just lose track after awhile man.

  64. Omg.. Barely half the songs here are heavy metal, it’s actually a branch called rock / hard rock -.-

  65. Solo una cosa voy a opinar: Para ser objetivos tendríamos que nombrar solo canciones de Heavy Metal, no de Hard Rock ni de Thrash ni de Death ni de Black ni Speed etc. etc. (que son todos de la misma familia ya lo sé).
    Osea que por ejemplo: Guns N’ Roses no entraría en discusión ya que son Hard Rock, Led Zeppelin tampóco, Pantera tampóco, y así un montón de bandas más que la gente nombra cuando quieren opinar sobre el Heavy Metal, por lo visto esta gente no sábe bien lo que es el Heavy Metal.
    Para mi la mejor canción de la historia es “The Sentinel” de Judas Priest.

  66. For Me, best are each and every songs of
    IRON MAIDEN,
    BLACK SABBATH,
    JUDAS PRIEST,
    SLAYER,
    PANTERA,
    SEPULTURA,
    MEGADETH,
    METALLICA,
    MOTORHEAD,
    CRADLE OF FILTH,
    DARK FUNERAL,
    OPETH,
    CANNIBLE CORPSE,
    SINISTER,
    NAPALM DEATH,
    MORBID ANGELS,
    HOLY TERROR,
    VENOM,
    TESTAMENT,
    ANTHRAX,
    SUICIDAL TENDENCIES,
    CHILDREN OF BODOM,
    ARCH ENEMY,
    HELLOWEEN,
    KREATOR.

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  68. For Whom the Bell Tolls- Metallica
    One- Metallica
    Indestructible- Disturbed

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