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The Best Heavy Metal Songs Of 2018 

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Updated June 14, 2019 3.3k votes 869 voters 35k views 46 items

With some of the greatest heavy metal bands producing new hits, it's hard to pinpoint the best heavy metal songs of 2018. In 2018, metal remains an evocative genre that strives to use bold sounds and lyrics to elicit a powerful reaction from an audience. Which of the new metal songs are truly the best? Help us decide below. 

Featuring metalcore bands (The Plot in You, For the Fallen Dreams), industrial metal bands (Ministry, Megaherz), and classic metal bands (Judas Priest, Megadeth), this list of 2018 metal songs includes all genres of heavy metal rock music. 

Which 2018 heavy metal songs had you hooked right away? From popular songs that topped the metal charts to more obscure hits, it's all listed below for you to peruse. Help decide the best metal songs of the year by giving your favorites a thumbs up. Please feel free to add any great tunes that are missing. 

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Lightning Strike Judas Priest
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Firepower Judas Priest
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Wishing Wells Parkway Drive
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Die Alone Light the Torch
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Calm Before The Storm Light the Torch
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On My Teeth Underoath
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War Horns Angra
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HydroDrop added Thank God It's Friday Ice Nine Kills
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NikhilMenon added Kai Tangata Alien Weaponry
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A Home Rivers of Nihil
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Only One Way Code Orange
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Ex Machina Pop Evil
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To Hell Or The Hangman Primordial
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Rapture Underoath
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Wishful Sinking Blessthefall
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Sharpen The Guillotine Angelus Apatrida
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Digging My Own Grave Escape the Fate
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Stolen Years Primordial
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Jason Buhrmester added Giza Butler Sleep
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The Prophet Of Doom Ektomorf
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Iron Crown The Crown
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korrgf added Sire of Sin Cryptopsy
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Stone For the Fallen Dreams
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DivingMattSpitz added Antarcticans Thawed Sleep
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Intoxicated Caliban