5. Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath- Black Sabbath23. Instead, it’s relatable for those who have evil in their hearts: “My descent is the story of everyman/ I am hatred, darkness, and despair.” Of course, it’s musically eerie, as well. 0:30. They’ve released two cover albums comprised largely of 80s pop and rock songs that received a power metal treatment that only four singers of this magnitude could give. “Round And Round” is pure American swagger, arrogant and brash, and not only one of pop metal’s finest moments, but peak heavy metal circa 1984 as well. A glowing green orb which embodies ultimate evil terrorizes a young girl with an anthology of bizarre and fantastic stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror. Hear 'n Aid was a charity record recorded by a large ensemble of 40 heavy metal musicians, and released in 1986. Enjoy a showcase of the best metal love songs and metal ballads. Iron Maiden Iron Maiden (1980) 34: 34. 1. Iron Maiden Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (1988) 30: 30. This riff is one of the most popular metal riffs you will ever hear and this is one of the best speed metal songs ever. Why is it disgusting? A true anthem for those into heavy metal if I’ve ever heard one, and an easy choice for a spot on the list of the top 10 metal songs of the 80s. The turning of a decade, from the '80s into the '90s marked something enormous for heavy metal; the arrival of Pantera. These experts of symphonic black metal have spent 25 years perfecting an occulti… Run to the Hills- Iron Maiden20. Venom Black Metal (1982) 27: 27. Featuring our very own Alice Cooper, Lemmy, Tom Petty, Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Queen, Slade, Black Stone Cherry, The Darkness, Bruce Springsteen, Samantha Fish, Lzzy Hale, Boston and many more, Planet Rock presents 30 of the greatest rock and heavy metal Christmas songs (and anti-Christmas songs) from over the decades.. A yuletide melting pot of original tracks and rocking … 1988 was another rock solid year for heavy metal.This year's list saw only two bands making it for the first time: Queensryche and Danzig. King Diamond Abigail (1987) 28: 28. Even traditionally heavy outfits have their soft sides. It’s only mid-November, and today alone, we’ve already heard three metal Christmas songs: August Burns Red’s take on Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas,” Dee Snider and Lzzy Hale’s version of Celine Dion’s “The Magic of Christmas Day” (which Snider actually wrote! There’s a choice of songs that hit the magic 200 BPM mark, but we’ve gone with Life Sentence from the 1997 album Decibels. Slayer Hell Awaits (1985) 31: 31. Hard Rock and Heavy Metal hit their peak in popularity between the 1970s and the 1980s. Metallica's third album is their best. Creeping Death- Metallica26. So lean back, strap in and take a trip back to the prehistoric age (the mid to late 1960s, for the most part) as Guitar World unearths some pre-Sab heavy metal thunder (and yes, that tune is on the list) with the 20 heaviest songs before Black Sabbath. What is the heaviest band/song of the 80's ... doesnt really have to be specicifally the 80's.. just any old band. Here's my list of what I believe are [i]the[/i] (italics because I apparently left that out for months) heaviest metal songs of the 1970s. Tweet. Painkiller- Judas Priest21. Before we get to this list, though, have you checked out Soundfly’s podcast “Themes and Variation” yet? Metal Church Metal Church (1984) 35: 35. The Top Ten. Metallica - Master Of Puppets. Metal's posterboys at their thrashiest. I’ve promised it forever and here it is–the Top 500 Hair Metal Songs of All-Time. A personal countdown of my favorite metal songs of the 1970s... including some acts that aren't usually considered metal! The Troggs - Wild Thing (1966) The subgenres of heavy metal are humungous. The project was organized by Ronnie James Dio, Jimmy Bain, and Vivian Campbell, all from the band Dio.Proceeds from the album were used to raise money for famine relief in Africa.. Not every '80s metal band had big hair, but nearly every signed act was rocking, partying and pushing for a place in music history. This song is one of the reasons I started playing guitar. Judas Priest Defenders of the Faith (1984) 33: 33. Might alter it a bit to be a several page thing. With that, here’s my list of the top 25 greatest metal covers of pop songs ever recorded. Keep in mind that I'm [i]not[/i] including NWOBHM bands here, and I'm also avoiding [i]most[/i] stuff released past '78. But, if you're not familiar with the face-shredding guitar riffs of '80s metal bands, your workout music needs an upgrade. Iron Maiden - … This is my favorite song … Love songs in the heavy metal context take balladry to another level. By blending the … 1 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden. The cream always rises, and there's stiff competition to be the best at anything -- but especially when it comes to metal. Well, you'd be about half right. Wikimedia Commons. RIP Hanneman. Her face an avalanc… Also has a few heavy prog/psych/etc. Dimmu Borgir - … Anthrax Among the Living (1987) … looking for heavy old bands. Well, because the boy grows up to be a necrophiliac who violently rapes virgins. I compiled more than 1000 “hair metal” songs on my iPod and learned a few years ago that you coul The first overtly political heavy metal song still ranks among the very most mesmerizing and moving. Aah, aah, ahh, I'll let you sleep when I am through" and “She went out like the light in my mind. Slayer - Reign In Blood. On a scale from Taylor Swift to Ozzy Osbourne, we can only hope that your workout playlist falls toward the latter. 7) Slayer – Raining Blood – 220 BPM A band taking all the most potent elements of … N.I.B.- Black Sabbath25. Quiet Riot only had two hits before quickly fading into obscurity, and Bang Your Head was the best of the two. The Top 500 Heavy Metal Songs of All Time is a book by Martin Popoff who is the editor in chief and writer of the Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles magazine as well as the senior editor of bravewords.com. I grew up in the ’80′s addicted to so-called “hair metal” and even worked on the Sunset Strip from 1989-1991. Hellion/Electric Eye- Judas Priest24. The first time I heard this I was walking home from high school and I had to actually stop in my tracks when bruce started singing. Paranoid - 2012 - RemasterBlack Sabbath • Paranoid (Remaster) 2:48. Heaven and Hell- Black Sabbath19. Contrary to popular belief, the prominent '80s genre labeled hair metal, pop metal, or glam metal (depending on who is doing the classifying) contained far more than merely power ballads.Mid-tempo rock songs may have been plentiful during the decade, but the strain of music that blended pop so skillfully with at least some elements of heavy metal produced the most notable music of its kind. This cover is from 1981 and the LA based ’80s New Wave band Berlin. Seek and Destroy- Metallica22. This is one of the top 3 thrash metal albums and one of the top 10 metal albums ever. Here are 20 of our favorite cover songs, done by heavy metal bands. 3. Canadian speed metal band Razor is still going strong after 35 years, with Dave Carlo at the helm and a revolving door of band members at his side. Popoff put together this book by requesting thousands of heavy metal fans, musicians, and journalists to send in their favorite metal songs. Slayer are kings of heavy metal and Raining Blood is a signature song for them. Today, Noisecreep gives you the 10 best '80s metal songs. Extreme metal titans Cradle of Filth got super deep on this track from their 2000 LP Midian, depicting a child who survived an abortion from a mother who didn’t want him. The lead single from Dimmu Borgir’s concept album about a priest’s assistant turning to the devil, “The Serpentine Offering” is scariest because its brand of Satanism isn’t tongue-in-cheek. Heavy Metal (1981) Soundtrack 7 Aug 1981. Fade to Black- Metallica27. 10 Heaviest Metallica Songs. Share. The Best Heavy Metal Albums Of The 1980s 01. 03. Top 10 Era-Defining Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Songs Of The 80s 15 Metal Christmas Songs for Unsilent, Unholy Nights AC/DC, Dio, Type O Negative, Korn and more deck the halls with heavy riffs 0:30. Test your knowledge with our 80s Heavy Metal music trivia by correctly answering these randomly selected questions on 80s Hard Rock. Ace of SpadesMotörhead • Ace of Spades (Expanded Edition) 2:46. When heavy metal is the name of the game, what comes to mind is an edgy hard hitting signature sound. 2. One of the most authoritative and forward-thinking metal bands of the ’80s, Metallica helped make thrash a worldwide phenomenon. This seven-minute journey through the bowels of hell features horrific lines like: “I know I'm sick as Dahmer did, but this is what I do. Mainly heavy and thrash metal songs from 80s and 90s..these songs defined original metal.. Crazy TrainOzzy Osbourne • Blizzard Of Ozz (40th Anniversary Expanded Edition) Def Leppard Pyromania (1983) 29: 29. Here are 10 of our favorite acoustic songs from metal and metalcore artists. songs. Accept Balls to the Wall (1983) 32: 32. It doesn't have the radio singles and MTV... 02. The rest all made it in a previous year or years, and it's no surprise to see groups like Iron Maiden, Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer on the list. 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