Heavy metal music is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1960s largely in the United Kingdom. Its fans are popularly known as “headbangers” or ‘metalheads”. There several genres within the heavy metal and some of them are Death metal, Doom metal, Christian metal, Extreme metal, Folk metal, Black metal, Alternative metal, Gothic metal among several others.
Apart from the legendary rock band The Beatles, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin there has been bands that have taken the mantel to ensure the metal music is not an underground thing especially with the surge of pop and electronic music. Today we have compiled a list of top 10 best new metal songs of 2018 for you to listen, check this out.
Table of Contents
- 10. Now That We’re Dead by Metallica
- 9. Sick of Me by Beartooth
- 8. Return to Earth by The Contortionist
- 7. Help by Papa Roach
- 6. The Sin and the Sentence by Trivium
- 5. Oh Lord by In This Moment
- 4. Song #3 by Stone Sour
- 3. Judas by Fozzy
- 2. The Heart from Your Hate by Trivium
- 1. The Thunder Rolls (Cover) by All That Remains
10. Now That We’re Dead by Metallica
Metallica the united states based metal band on April 18, 2017 released a track “Now That We’re Dead” which is the fourth single in their 2016 tenth studio album Hardwired……..to Self-Destruct’. The song talks about a love that was meant to be but unfortunately due to the death menace the love couldn’t continue anymore. The song on charts made it to position 2 on US Mainstream Rock and top 100 in Sweden and Belgium. On YouTube, the best heavy metal song has two official videos one released on 2016 which has around 13 million views and the other on 2017 and has around 1 million views.
9. Sick of Me by Beartooth
“Sick Of Me” which is the sixth single in Beartooth album Aggressive 2016, that was released on June 3, 2016. The track which was written by Caleb Shomo presents a powerful message about realizing that you shouldn’t focus too much of your time on depression, fear, self-doubt and anxiety, instead you should work towards overcoming these feelings not sulking in them. The YouTube video of this new heavy metal song has around 400 thousand views.
8. Return to Earth by The Contortionist
Among the best bands of our time is The Contortionist and they have proved to be worthy listening to again when they released “Return to Earth on August 25, 2017 which is a track in their Clairvoyant 2017 album. From the fans the new song is characteristically alluring and to watch it go to YouTube and view the video which has less than 100 thousand views.
7. Help by Papa Roach
Released on February 17, 2017 by the united states based band Papa Roach “Help” is one of the leading songs in their ninth studio album Crooked Teeth. The song was received positively by the rock fans as it performed exemplary well on charts for instance it topped the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs for about 6 weeks and made it to top 20 in US Billboard Rock Airplay and US Billboard Rock songs. On YouTube the song has around 5 million views so far.
6. The Sin and the Sentence by Trivium
Trivium have come back with a bang with frontman Matt Heafy in the scene doing his harsh vocals, the track “The Sin and the Sentence” was released on August 1, 2017. It’s the leading track in their forthcoming 8th studio album. The metal fans have responded well to the “The Sin and the Sentence” and on YouTube the video has already received 1.8 million views.
5. Oh Lord by In This Moment
In This Moment an American band which has been nominated in the category of Best Live Band and Best Hard Rock Artist has recently released a track entitled ‘Oh Lord” on May 12, 2017. The heavy metal track is one of the leading singles in their upcoming sixth studio album Ritual. The song on YouTube has around 2.9 million views.
4. Song #3 by Stone Sour
This is one of the leading singles from the American rock band Stone Sour’s sixth studio album Hydrograd. The song which was written by Corey Taylor and released on April 27 2017 talks about a passionate, undying love which has unknown outcome. “Song #3” topped the US Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart for about four weeks and also made it to position 11 in the US Rock Airplay and position 13 in the US Hot Rock Songs chart. Currently the song has 5 million views on YouTube.
3. Judas by Fozzy
Heavy metal band Fozzy lead by Chris Jericho the WWE superstar released one of the electrifying masterpiece of a song “Judas”. This is the newest song of the band since 2014 when they released Do You Wanna Start a War album. “Judas” is such a dark song but a sexy one too and its video is totally visually stunning making the song an incredible one not just to listen but also to watch. The video on YouTube channels has over 8 million views so far.
2. The Heart from Your Hate by Trivium
“The Heart From Your Hate”, is a song by the Trivium and its one of the songs in the album The Sin and the Sentence which is set to be released on October 2017. In case you’re wondering what the heck the title of the song means just listen to the lyrics of the chorus “What will it take to rip the heart from your hate?”. Just take a preview on the YouTube video which was uploaded on 24th august 2017 and in just two days it had over 400,000 views.
1. The Thunder Rolls (Cover) by All That Remains
Its universally known that one of the bitter enemies in music genres is metal and country however this in the recent years has changed as we can see bands expressing their love for country or even getting involved in country covers. All That Remains has joined such bands when they made a cover of the legendary Garth Brooks song “The Thunder Rolls”. Which now is the closing song in their latest album Madness. The album was released on April 28, 2017 and the “The Thunder Rolls (Cover)” video on YouTube has around 2 million views.
For the headbangers from all over the corners of the planet here is a list for you to listen to the top 10 best metal songs. These are the best songs, most voted, most recent and most played on heavy metal charts. Get to enjoy your playlist with the above songs.