The Best of 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
127 64
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Firepower Judas Priest

3
128 84
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Wishing Wells Parkway Drive

4
62 55
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War Horns Angra

5
61 59
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On My Teeth Underoath

6
47 43
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Calm Before The Storm Light the Torch

7
58 56
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Die Alone Light the Torch

8
18 11
Thank God It's Friday is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Songs Of 2018
HydroDrop added Thank God It's Friday Ice Nine Kills

9
33 34
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A Home Rivers of Nihil

10
13 12
rats is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Songs Of 2018
eklam82 added rats

11
29 33
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Ex Machina Pop Evil

12
32 39
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Only One Way Code Orange

13
21 26
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Wishful Sinking Blessthefall

14
7 8
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korrgf added Sire of Sin Cryptopsy

15
3 3
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NikhilMenon added Kai Tangata Alien Weaponry

16
25 35
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To Hell Or The Hangman Primordial

17
17 24
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Iron Crown The Crown

18
11 17
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Jason Buhrmester added Giza Butler Sleep

19
21 32
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The Prophet Of Doom Ektomorf

20
27 41
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Sharpen The Guillotine Angelus Apatrida

21
16 25
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Rapture Underoath

22
17 27
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Digging My Own Grave Escape the Fate

23
17 29
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Stolen Years Primordial

24
14 25
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Stone For the Fallen Dreams

25
14 27
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Alive Bleed from Within

26
17 32
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I Always Wanted To Leave The Plot in You

27
3 11
Our raw heart is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Songs Of 2018
bigdaddyg added Our raw heart Yob

28
17 34
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Three Sisters Windhand

29
17 34
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Disposable Fix The Plot In You

30
10 23
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DivingMattSpitz added Antarcticans Thawed Sleep

31
15 31
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The Banished Heart Oceans of Slumber

32
8 20
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No Color, No Light Oceans of Slumber

33
11 25
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Get Out of My Head Crisix

34
12 27
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Intoxicated Caliban

35
7 19
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The Spears Within Night in Gales

36
7 19
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The Abyss Night in Gales

37
10 24
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Komet Megaherz

38
10 24
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Pandora's Box Wither Away

39
10 24
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R.I.P Traitors

40
7 21
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Sixteen Secrets

41
7 21
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The Great Beast Thy Antichrist

42
8 23
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Cobra Speed Venom The Crown

43
10 27
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Twilight Zone Ministry

44
7 22
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Paradox Valis Ablaze

45
7 22
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The Silent Mutiny Visions of Atlantis

46
5 19
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Decisions Are Death Here Vexes

47
4 20
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The Iron Gates Will Melt USURPRESS

48
3 19
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Gifted by the Wind Earthless