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Guib's Top 100 Metal Songs (No Order)


Hello Folks!

Inspired by fellow Metal Stormer F3ynman, I've decided to make a list of what I consider to be the best metal songs for me. The small difference is that I will be listing 100 of them because I found 50 to be way too restrictive for my taste. Also, there will be no specific order to the list and no other sort of restriction other than the amount of songs. I will be updating this anytime I change my mind or discover something that slays more in my opinion.

Hope you'll enjoy, cheers!

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Last Updated: April 13th, 2024

Created by: Guib | 01.04.2024



1. Revocation - Conjuring The Cataclysm - (2011 - Album: Chaos Of Forms)
2. Alien Weaponry - Kai Tangata - (2018 - Album: Tลซ)
3. Anata - Better Grieved Than Fooled - (2006 - Album: The Conductor's Departure)
4. Baroness - A Horse Called Golgotha - (2009 - Album: Blue Record)
5. Candlemass - Bewitched - (1987 - Album: Nightfall)
6. Children - Power Spirit - (2009 - Album: Hard Times Hanging At The End Of The World)
7. Budgie - Breadfan - (1973 - Album: Never Turn Your Back On A Friend)
8. Cult Of Luna - The Wreck Of S.S. Needle - (2016 - Album: Mariner)
9. Dozer - Dust For Blood - (2023 - Album: Drifting In The Endless Void)
10. Decapitated - Spheres Of Madness - (2002 - Album: Nihility)
11. Quo Vadis - On The Shores Of Ithaka - (2003 - Album: Day Into Night)
12. Gojira - Silvera - (2016 - Album: Magma)
13. Horn Of The Rhino - Onward Through Domination - (2014 - Album: Summoning Deliverance)
14. Hypocrisy - Eraser - (2004 - Album: The Arrival)
15. Kalmah - Hades - (2000 - Album: Swamplord)
16. Iron Maiden - Hallowed Be Thy Name - (1982 - Album: The Number Of The Beast)
17. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Nuclear Fusion - (2017 - Album: Flying Microtonal Banana)
18. Mastodon - Blood And Thunder - (2004 - Album: Leviathan)
19. Metal Church - Metal Church - (1984 - Album: Metal Church)
20. Municipal Waste - The Art Of Partying - (2007 - Album: The Art Of Partying)
21. Mutoid Man - Broken Glass Ceiling - (2023 - Album: Mutants)
22. Praying Mantis - Children Of The Earth - (1981 - Album: Time Tells No Lies)
23. Primus - Jerry Was A Race Car Driver - (1991 - Album: Sailing The Seas Of Cheese)
24. Prong - Turnover - (2014 - Album: Ruining Lives)
25. Skeletonwitch - Submit To The Suffering - (2009 - Album: Breathing The Fire)
26. Testament - Disciples Of The Watch - (1988 - Album: The New Order)
27. Trivium - Rain - (2005 - Album: Ascendancy)
28. Viper - A Cry From The Edge - (1989 - Album: Theatre Of Fate)
29. Metallica - Seek & Destroy - (1983 - Album: Kill 'Em All)
30. Vektor - Forests Of Legend - (2009 - Album: Black Future)
31. Witheria - Spiral Of Madness - (2006 - Album: Infernal Maze)
32. Zeal & Ardor - Blood In The River - (2016 - Album: Devil Is Fine)
33. The Zenith Passage - Algorithmic Salvation - (2023 - Album: Datalysium)
34. Atheist - Mother Man - (1991 - Album: Unquestionable Presence)
35. Death - Flesh And The Power It Holds - (1998 - Album: The Sound Of Perseverance)
36. Toxik - Shotgun Logic - (1989 - Album: Think This)
37. System Of A Down - B.Y.O.B - (2005 - Album: Mezmerize)
38. Helloween - Keeper Of The Seven Keys - (1988 - Album: Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part II)
39. Stratovarius - Black Diamond - (1997 - Album: Visions)
40. Slayer - Angel Of Death - (1986 - Album: Reign In Blood)
41. Somnuri - Desire Lines - (2021 - Album: Nefarious Wave)
42. Saxon - Princess Of The Night - (1981 - Album: Denim And Leather)
43. Rush - Working Man - (1974 - Album: Rush)
44. Pantera - Cemetery Gates - (1990 - Album: Cowboys From Hell)
45. Necrophagist - Only Ash Remains - (2004 - Album: Epitaph)
46. Megadeth - Skin O' My Teeth - (1992 - Album: Countdown To Extinction)
47. Magrudergrind - Bridge Burner - (2009 - Album: Magrudergrind)
48. Carcass - Heartwork - (1993 - Album: Heartwork)
49. Godsmack - I Stand Alone - (2003 - Album: Faceless)
50. Kylesa - Spiral Shadow - (2010 - Album: Spiral Shadow)
51. Killswitch Engage - The End Of Heartache - (2004 - Album: The End Of Heartache)
52. Havok - D.O.A. - (2011 - Album: Time Is Up)
53. Ghost - Ritual - (2010 - Album: Opus Eponymous)
54. Forbidden - Twisted Into Form - (1990 - Album: Twisted Into Form)
55. Exodus - Strike Of The Beast - (1985 - Album: Bonded By Blood)
56. Municipal Waste - Sadistic Magician - (2007 - Album: The Art Of Partying)
57. Black Sabbath - War Pigs - (1970 - Album: Paranoid)
58. Death Angel - The Ultra-Violence - (1987 - Album: The Ultra-Violence)
59. Barn Burner - Beer Today, Bong Tomorrow - (2010 - Album: Bangers)
60. Armored Saint - Dropping Like Flies - (1991 - Album: Symbol Of Salvation)
61. Anthrax - Caught In A Mosh - (1987 - Album: Among The Living)
62. Kylesa - Tired Climb - (2010 - Album: Spiral Shadow)
63. Amon Amarth - The Pursuit Of Vikings - (2004 - Album: Fate Of Norns)
64. Spawn Of Possession - In My Own Greed - (2006 - Album: Noctambulant)
65. Judas Priest - The Ripper - (1976 - Album: Sad Wings Of Destiny)
66. Scars On Broadway - Angry Guru - (2018 - Album: Dictator)
67. Static-X - Shadow Zone - (2003 - Album: Shadow Zone)
68. Rage Against The Machine - Bulls On Parade - (1996 - Album: Evil Empire)
69. O Zorn! - New Suffer - (2024 - Album: Vermillion Haze)
70. ASG - Avalanche - (2013 - Album: Blood Drive)
71. The Sword - Arrows In The Dark - (2010 - Album: Warp Riders)
72. Diamond Head - Am I Evil - (1980 - Album: Lightning To The Nations)
73. Sacred Ally - Kermit The Prog - (2011 - Reality Hammer)
74. Razor - Hypertension - (1990 - Album: Violent Restitution)
75. Sepultura - Dead Embryonic Cells - (1991 - Album: Arise)
76. Thanatos - Internal Deceit - (1990 - Album: Emerging From The Netherworlds)
77. Hexen - Grave New World - (2012 - Album: Being And Nothingness)
78. Ghost - Cirice - (2015 - Album: Meliora)
79. Death - Crystal Mountain - (1995 - Album: Symbolic)
80. Iron Maiden - Phantom Of The Opera - (1980 - Album: Iron Maiden)
81. Baroness - Jake Leg - (2009 - Album: Blue Record)
82. Mastodon - March Of The Fire Ants - (2002 - Album: Remission)
83. Megadeth - Tornado Of Souls - (1990 - Album: Rust In Peace)
84. Slayer - Seasons In The Abyss - (1990 - Album: Seasons In The Abyss)
85. Opeth - Bleak - (2001 - Album: Blackwater Park)
86. Children Of Bodom - Needled 24/7 - (2003 - Album: Hate Crew Deathroll)
87. Wintersun - Beyond The Dark Sun - (2004 - Album: Wintersun)
88. Kalmah - Swamphell - (2002 - Album: They Will Return)
89. Vektor - LCD (Liquid Crystal Disease) - (2016 - Album: Terminal Redux)
90. Zeal & Ardor - Ship On Fire - (2018 - Album: Stranger Fruit)
91. Necrophagist - Stabwound - (2004 - Album: Epitaph)
92. Isis - The Beginning And The End - (2002 - Album: Oceanic)
93. Gojira - Liquid Fire - (2012 - Album: L'Enfant Sauvage)
94. Mastodon - Oblivion - (2009 - Album: Crack The Skye)
95. Annihilator - The Fun Palace - (1990 - Album: Never, Neverland)
96. Behemoth - Vinvm Sabati - (2000 - Album: Thelema.6)
97. Overkill - I Hate - (1989 - Album: The Years Of Decay)
98. Coroner - Masked Jackal - (1988 - Album: Punishment For Decadence)
99. Barn Burner - Dark Side Of The Barn - (2011 - Album: Bangers II: Scum Of The Earth)
100. Quo Vadis - Silence Calls The Storm - (2004 - Album: Defiant Imagination)



Disclaimer: All top lists are unofficial and do not represent the point of view of the MS Staff.
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01.04.2024 - 05:56
F3ynman2000
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Glad I inspired you! I counted three songs we have in common: "Angel of Death", "LCD", and "Tornado of Souls". But I saw plenty of others that I enjoy and were definitely in the running for my top list, like "Bleak", "The Beginning and the End", "Dead Embyonic Cells", "On The Shores of Ithaka", and "Forests of Legend".

Also cool to see O Zorn! make it on your list!

And by the way, Baroness showing up in your list made me suddenly remember a song that I hadn't listened to in a while: "Isak" from the Red Album. Not top 50 material, but still a really noteworthy song. I need to go revisit Baroness now...
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01.04.2024 - 06:00
Guib
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Written by F3ynman2000 on 01.04.2024 at 05:56

Glad I inspired you! I counted three songs we have in common: "Angel of Death", "LCD", and "Tornado of Souls". But I saw plenty of others that I enjoy and were definitely in the running for my top list, like "Bleak", "The Beginning and the End", "Dead Embyonic Cells", "On The Shores of Ithaka", and "Forests of Legend".

Also cool to see O Zorn! make it on your list!

And by the way, Baroness showing up in your list made me suddenly remember a song that I hadn't listened to in a while: "Isak" from the Red Album. Not top 50 material, but still a really noteworthy song. I need to go revisit Baroness now...


I looooove Baroness, among my all time favorite bands and ''Isak'' is an amazing song and I could definitely see it be a top 50-100 contender. I think my favorite from Red Album though would have to be ''Wanderlust''. And yeah I love "New Suffer" by O Zorn!, since your review I played that song WAY too much lol.

As a sidenote concerning "On The Shores Of Ithaka", I consider this piece to be one of the best Technical Death song ever composed. That would be a hot take for a lot of people but hey!
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01.04.2024 - 06:23
F3ynman2000
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Written by Guib on 01.04.2024 at 06:00


I looooove Baroness, among my all time favorite bands and ''Isak'' is an amazing song and I could definitely see it be a top 50-100 contender. I think my favorite from Red Album though would have to be ''Wanderlust''. And yeah I love "New Suffer" by O Zorn!, since your review I played that song WAY too much lol.

As a sidenote concerning "On The Shores Of Ithaka", I consider this piece to be one of the best Technical Death song ever composed. That would be a hot take for a lot of people but hey!

Tbh I couldn't really get into Baroness. I've listened to their Red and Blue albums and liked some songs like "Isak" or "Wanderlust" (which I agree is great), but it didn't hook me enough to revisit often or continue along their discography. Same thing with The Ocean. Speaking of The Ocean, have you heard their song "Killing the Flies"? I was addicted to that song for some time when I first heard it.

"On The Shores of Ithaka" is amazing indeed. And pretty underrated, or, at least seemingly not so well known. In terms of tech death, I'd rank a lot of Nile songs above it still. But, I don't know many tech death bands other than Nile, so I'm also biased in that regard. Do you have any tech death bands you'd recommend? Or tech death songs from this list I should listen to?
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01.04.2024 - 06:38
Guib
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Written by F3ynman2000 on 01.04.2024 at 06:23

Written by Guib on 01.04.2024 at 06:00

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Speaking of The Ocean, have you heard their song "Killing the Flies"? I was addicted to that song for some time when I first heard it.

Do you have any tech death bands you'd recommend? Or tech death songs from this list I should listen to?


So for The Ocean, yes I know that song from Aeolian. Can't say I was ever addicted to it but it's solid material like most material done by The Ocean really.

As for tech death bands I would recommend, there are tons, but I suggest you go through my tech/brutal/prog death List instead. As for tech-death songs from this specific list hell yes:

1. Decapitated - Spheres Of Madness
2. Anata - Better Grieved Than Fooled
3. Atheist - Mother Man
4. Spawn Of Possession - In My Own Greed
5. Necrophagist - Stabwound
6. Necrophagist - Only Ash Remains
7. The Zenith Passage - Algorithmic Salvation
8. Revocation - Conjuring The Cataclysm

Those are all amazing IMO but yeah, tech-death is an acquired taste and can be tough to get into. If you're looking for more melodic tech I suggest you listen to bands like Arsis, Inferi, Eternal Gray, Allegaeon, Vale Of Pnath or even Alustrium. Also perhaps Tech-Thrash or Progressive Death could be a good starting point.

Not gonna list anything from Death and Quo Vadis as I assume you've already explored that more than plenty.
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01.04.2024 - 06:47
F3ynman2000
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Written by Guib on 01.04.2024 at 06:38


1. Decapitated - Spheres Of Madness
2. Anata - Better Grieved Than Fooled
3. Atheist - Mother Man
4. Spawn Of Possession - In My Own Greed
5. Necrophagist - Stabwound
6. Necrophagist - Only Ash Remains
7. The Zenith Passage - Algorithmic Salvation
8. Revocation - Conjuring The Cataclysm

Arsis, Inferi, Eternal Gray, Allegaeon, Vale Of Pnath or even Alustrium.


Sweet! Of those bands you've listed, I've only heard some Atheist and Necrophagist at some point. But the rest is uncharted territory! I'll definitely also use your technicality list for exploring. Thanks a lot
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01.04.2024 - 08:52
Redel
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Nice -- I find quite a few songs here that also made it into my Top (300 ) Songs Of All-Time list.
But dont you want to write the syntax in such a way that it links to the albums instead of the bands? Would make it much easier to scroll through the list, me thinks.
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01.04.2024 - 13:39
Guib
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Written by Redel on 01.04.2024 at 08:52

Nice -- I find quite a few songs here that also made it into my Top (300 ) Songs Of All-Time list.
But dont you want to write the syntax in such a way that it links to the albums instead of the bands? Would make it much easier to scroll through the list, me thinks.


Hey Redel! In this specific case I want the focus more on the songs than albums, I'm even thinking of removing pictures altogether, they don't really serve any purpose here. Also, I've got most of those albums in other lists of mine, kinda gets redundant and heavy on the album pages too.
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01.04.2024 - 16:03
Redel
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Written by Guib on 01.04.2024 at 13:39

Hey Redel! In this specific case I want the focus more on the songs than albums, I'm even thinking of removing pictures altogether, they don't really serve any purpose here. Also, I've got most of those albums in other lists of mine, kinda gets redundant and heavy on the album pages too.

Fair point -- I kinda sensed you were coming from there. I'd suggest to indeed remove the pictures altogether then.
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01.04.2024 - 22:09
Redel
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And it displays much better without the band profile pics I'd say.
That reference to Candlemass' Nightfall should date 1987 instead of 1993, right?
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01.04.2024 - 22:12
Guib
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Written by Redel on 01.04.2024 at 22:09

And it displays much better without the band profile pics I'd say.
That reference to Candlemass' Nightfall should date 1987 instead of 1993, right?


Thanks and yes it should, wtf lol just fixed it.
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