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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 75
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Firepower Judas Priest

3
149 92
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Wishing Wells Parkway Drive

4
27 18
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HydroDrop added Thank God It's Friday Ice Nine Kills

5
55 51
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Calm Before The Storm Light the Torch

6
65 65
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Die Alone Light the Torch

7
64 64
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War Horns Angra

8
64 68
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On My Teeth Underoath

9
35 41
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A Home Rivers of Nihil

10
10 8
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NikhilMenon added Kai Tangata Alien Weaponry

11
33 39
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Ex Machina Pop Evil

12
36 44
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Only One Way Code Orange

13
23 30
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Wishful Sinking Blessthefall

14
27 38
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To Hell Or The Hangman Primordial

15
30 43
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Sharpen The Guillotine Angelus Apatrida

16
19 27
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Rapture Underoath

17
19 29
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Digging My Own Grave Escape the Fate

18
23 36
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The Prophet Of Doom Ektomorf

19
13 21
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Jason Buhrmester added Giza Butler Sleep

20
17 28
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Iron Crown The Crown

21
7 14
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korrgf added Sire of Sin Cryptopsy

22
17 32
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Stolen Years Primordial

23
14 28
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Stone For the Fallen Dreams

24
14 30
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Alive Bleed from Within

25
11 26
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DivingMattSpitz added Antarcticans Thawed Sleep