2018 The Best Heavy Metal Songs Of 2018  

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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

2
99 52
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Firepower Judas Priest

3
104 66
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Wishing Wells Parkway Drive

4
51 39
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On My Teeth Underoath

5
40 33
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Calm Before The Storm Light the Torch

6
50 47
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Die Alone Light the Torch

7
50 50
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War Horns Angra

8
11 6
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Jason Buhrmester added Giza Butler Sleep

9
24 28
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A Home Rivers of Nihil

10
26 31
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Only One Way Code Orange

11
22 26
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Ex Machina Pop Evil

12
5 4
Thank God It's Friday is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Songs Of 2018
HydroDrop added Thank God It's Friday Ice Nine Kills

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22 27
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To Hell Or The Hangman Primordial

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1 0
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korrgf added Sire of Sin Cryptopsy

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1 1
rats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Songs Of 2018
eklam82 added rats

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0 1
rats is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Songs Of 2018
eklam82 added rats

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2 4
Our raw heart is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Songs Of 2018
bigdaddyg added Our raw heart Yob

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23 34
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Sharpen The Guillotine Angelus Apatrida

19
18 27
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The Prophet Of Doom Ektomorf

20
13 20
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Wishful Sinking Blessthefall

21
12 19
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Alive Bleed from Within

22
9 15
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DivingMattSpitz added Antarcticans Thawed Sleep

23
11 18
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Iron Crown The Crown

24
16 26
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Disposable Fix The Plot In You

25
16 27
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Three Sisters Windhand

26
11 20
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Intoxicated Caliban

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13 23
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The Banished Heart Oceans of Slumber

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13 23
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Stolen Years Primordial

29
15 26
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I Always Wanted To Leave The Plot in You

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10 19
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Stone For the Fallen Dreams

31
9 18
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Rapture Underoath

32
10 20
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Digging My Own Grave Escape the Fate

33
9 19
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Komet Megaherz

34
6 15
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The Great Beast Thy Antichrist

35
9 20
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Twilight Zone Ministry

36
8 19
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Pandora's Box Wither Away

37
9 21
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Get Out of My Head Crisix

38
5 15
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No Color, No Light Oceans of Slumber

39
6 17
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Paradox Valis Ablaze

40
6 17
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Sixteen Secrets

41
6 18
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R.I.P Traitors

42
4 15
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Decisions Are Death Here Vexes

43
6 19
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Cobra Speed Venom The Crown

44
5 18
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The Silent Mutiny Visions of Atlantis

45
3 14
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The Spears Within Night in Gales

46
3 14
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The Abyss Night in Gales

47
3 16
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The Iron Gates Will Melt USURPRESS

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2 16
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Gifted by the Wind Earthless