Rock 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
141 82
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Firepower Judas Priest

3
153 96
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Wishing Wells Parkway Drive

4
57 53
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Calm Before The Storm Light the Torch

5
30 24
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HydroDrop added Thank God It's Friday Ice Nine Kills

6
65 67
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War Horns Angra

7
65 68
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Die Alone Light the Torch

8
66 70
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On My Teeth Underoath

9
16 12
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NikhilMenon added Kai Tangata Alien Weaponry

10
36 45
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A Home Rivers of Nihil

11
33 42
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Ex Machina Pop Evil

12
36 47
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Only One Way Code Orange

13
23 32
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Wishful Sinking Blessthefall

14
28 40
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To Hell Or The Hangman Primordial

15
31 45
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Sharpen The Guillotine Angelus Apatrida

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19 29
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Rapture Underoath

17
20 31
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Digging My Own Grave Escape the Fate

18
24 38
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The Prophet Of Doom Ektomorf

19
18 30
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Iron Crown The Crown

20
8 15
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korrgf added Sire of Sin Cryptopsy

21
13 23
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Jason Buhrmester added Giza Butler Sleep

22
19 33
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Stolen Years Primordial

23
10 23
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No Color, No Light Oceans of Slumber

24
14 30
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Stone For the Fallen Dreams

25
14 31
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Alive Bleed from Within