The 100 Greatest Metal Songs of the Century ... So Far

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England's Metal Hammer magazine recently took on the enormous task of ranking the 100 Greatest Songs of the (21st) Century using input from metal bands, fans and their own expertise. Most of the choices are good, and they absolutely nailed it with their No.1 selection.

Here's the Top 25 annotated to note* the bands Vistalite Black has seen live:

25. Iron Maiden* The Wicker Man
24. Bring Me The Horizon Shadow Moses
23. Dragonforce Through The Fire And Flames
22. Clutch** Electric Worry
21. Tool Schism
20. Heilung Krigsgladr
19. Machine Head Halo
18. Papa Roach Last Resort
17. Power Trip* Executioner's Tax (Swing Of The Axe)
16. Killswitch Engage* My Last Serenade
15. Avenged Sevenfold* Nightmare
14. Linkin Park Papercut
13. Lacuna Coil* Heaven's A Lie
12. HIM* Wings Of A Butterfly
11. Architects Doomsday
10. Rammstein Sonne
9. Gojira*** Stranded
8. Nightwish Nemo
7. Lamb Of God* Redneck
6. Mastodon** Blood And Thunder
5. Trivium* Pull Harder On The Wings Of Your Martyr
4. Ghost** Square Hammer
3. Deftones Change (In The House Of Flies)
2. Slipknot* Duality
1. System Of A Down Chop Suey!

The entire list is here: https://www.loudersound.com/features/100-greatest-metal-songs-21st-century-countdown
 

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Happy to see Converge and Finntroll on the list. Trollhammaren was my JAM in 10th grade. Jane Doe is a fantastic record, and probably Converge's flagship album, but I tend to prefer You Fail Me and Axe to Fall.
 

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Evanescence Bring Me To Life metal?
Not a fan of this song as a listener but objectively speaking I think Josh Freese sounds great on it, as he does on that whole record.
 

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Not a fan of this song as a listener but objectively speaking I think Josh Freese sounds great on it, as he does on that whole record.
I hate to admit it but my wife and I went to this concert and loved it. I just don't consider it metal. :)
 

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Evanescence Bring Me To Life metal?
Clearly, Metal Hammer’s editors have a broad view of what fits in the magazine. Say you’re on the porch having a beer as the sun sets or rises, Cannibal Corpse doesn’t fit every situation, even if your name is Corpsegrinder, right?

As for Sabbath, I didn’t like the last record. Also, the ridiculous Ozzy-Post Malone collabs soured many metal fans on all things Osbourne.
 
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Clearly, Metal Hammer’s editors have a broad view of what fits in the magazine. Say you’re on the porch having a beer as the sun sets or rises, Cannibal Corpse doesn’t fit every situation, even if your name is Corpsegrinder, right?

As for Sabbath, I didn’t like the last record. Also, the ridiculous Ozzy-Post Malone collabs soured many metal fans on all things Osbourne.
I’m talking classic Sabbath , you know this .
The band that spawned the metal genre !!!
 

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I’m talking classic Sabbath , you know this .
The band that spawned the metal genre !!!
The list is only covering the 21st century. If it covered the 20th you'd be 100% right, and I'd argue that Sabbath Bloody Sabbath should take #1.
 

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I was going by the thread title. I thought century was .....oh Nevermind. I don’t care anymore .....
 
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