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.

Ranked by
  • Memento Mori
    1

    Memento Mori

    Lamb of God
    • New Colossal Hate
      2

      New Colossal Hate

      Lamb of God
      • What The Dead Men Say
        3

        What The Dead Men Say

        Trivium
        • Night of the Witch
          4

          Night of the Witch

          Testament
          • The In-Between
            5

            The In-Between

            In This Moment
            • Catastrophist
              6

              Catastrophist

              Trivium
              • Children of the Next Level
                7

                Children of the Next Level

                Testament
                • Checkmate 
                  8

                  Checkmate 

                  Lamb of God
                  • Circle the Drain
                    9

                    Circle the Drain

                    Machine Head
                    • Defender 
                      10

                      Defender 

                      August Burns Red
                      • Hollow (Project Regeneration) 
                        11

                        Hollow (Project Regeneration) 

                        Static-X
                        • Straight to Hell
                          12

                          Straight to Hell

                          Ozzy Osbourne
                          • Swallowing the Rabbit Whole 
                            13

                            Swallowing the Rabbit Whole 

                            Code Orange
                            • Underneath
                              14

                              Underneath

                              Code Orange
                              • Bones
                                15

                                Bones

                                August Burns Red
                                • Noise
                                  16

                                  Noise

                                  Nightwish
                                  • Phantom Force
                                    17

                                    Phantom Force

                                    Havok
                                    • Child of Night
                                      18

                                      Child of Night

                                      The Black Dahlia Murder
                                      • Fall From Grace
                                        19

                                        Fall From Grace

                                        Paradise Lost
                                        • Bleed Into Me
                                          20

                                          Bleed Into Me

                                          Trivium
                                          • Die Leere (The Void)
                                            21

                                            Die Leere (The Void)

                                            Parkway Drive
                                            • Live Or Die
                                              22

                                              Live Or Die

                                              Apocalyptica, Sabatron, Joakim Brodén
                                              • Erase Me
                                                23

                                                Erase Me

                                                Make Them Suffer
                                                • Means to an End 
                                                  24

                                                  Means to an End 

                                                  Sepultura
                                                  • 666 - World Divided
                                                    25

                                                    666 - World Divided

                                                    Kreator