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The Best New Heavy Metal Songs of 2020

Whether you like relentless rockers or rock ballads, the best metal songs of 2020 will make you want to turn the music up to 11. Each year a new collection of metal songs emerges and time will tell which tune becomes the cut that defines 2020. Face-melting guitars, heavy drums, and powerful lyrics combine in the best new metal songs of 2020.

Featuring everyone from Rage to Hollywood Undead, the best 2020 metal songs were created by the top names in the game. Even living legends like Ozzy Osbourne will contribute to the great metal jams of 2020 (though his upcoming album's lead single, the Elton John-assisted "Ordinary Man," falls more in the rock category). If you need more good metal songs that came out recently, be sure to check out our list of the best metal songs of 2019.

Which 2020 metal song is your favorite? Check out this list and vote the best tracks up to the top spot. Please feel free to add any great metal songs we may have missed.

list ordered by
  • Memento Mori
    1

    Memento Mori

  • New Colossal Hate
    2

    New Colossal Hate

  • Night of the Witch
    3

    Night of the Witch

  • The In-Between
    4

    The In-Between

  • Children of the Next Level
    5

    Children of the Next Level

  • What The Dead Men Say
    6

    What The Dead Men Say

  • Catastrophist
    7

    Catastrophist

  • Checkmate 
    8

    Checkmate 

  • Circle the Drain
    9

    Circle the Drain

  • Defender 
    10

    Defender 

  • Hollow (Project Regeneration) 
    11

    Hollow (Project Regeneration) 

  • Straight to Hell
    12

    Straight to Hell

  • Swallowing the Rabbit Whole 
    13

    Swallowing the Rabbit Whole 

  • Underneath
    14

    Underneath

  • Bones
    15

    Bones

  • Child of Night
    16

    Child of Night

  • Fall From Grace
    17

    Fall From Grace

  • Noise
    18

    Noise

  • Live Or Die
    19

    Live Or Die

  • Means to an End 
    20

    Means to an End 

  • Phantom Force
    21

    Phantom Force

  • Die Leere (The Void)
    22

    Die Leere (The Void)

  • Bleed Into Me
    23

    Bleed Into Me

  • Angels Calling
    24

    Angels Calling

  • 666 - World Divided
    25

    666 - World Divided