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
108 61
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Firepower Judas Priest

3
119 74
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Wishing Wells Parkway Drive

4
56 50
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On My Teeth Underoath

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43 38
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Calm Before The Storm Light the Torch

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53 51
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Die Alone Light the Torch

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53 53
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War Horns Angra

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7 3
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korrgf added Sire of Sin Cryptopsy

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29 31
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A Home Rivers of Nihil

10
9 6
Thank God It's Friday is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Songs Of 2018
HydroDrop added Thank God It's Friday Ice Nine Kills

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11 10
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Jason Buhrmester added Giza Butler Sleep

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29 34
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Only One Way Code Orange

13
24 30
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To Hell Or The Hangman Primordial

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23 29
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Ex Machina Pop Evil

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14 19
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Iron Crown The Crown

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20 28
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The Prophet Of Doom Ektomorf

17
25 35
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Sharpen The Guillotine Angelus Apatrida

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14 22
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Wishful Sinking Blessthefall

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13 21
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Alive Bleed from Within

20
15 24
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Stolen Years Primordial

21
2 6
rats is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Songs Of 2018
eklam82 added rats

22
2 6
rats is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Songs Of 2018
eklam82 added rats

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2 6
Our raw heart is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Songs Of 2018
bigdaddyg added Our raw heart Yob

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14 24
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The Banished Heart Oceans of Slumber

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16 27
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Disposable Fix The Plot In You

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16 28
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Three Sisters Windhand

27
9 18
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DivingMattSpitz added Antarcticans Thawed Sleep

28
11 21
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Digging My Own Grave Escape the Fate

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11 21
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Intoxicated Caliban

30
15 27
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I Always Wanted To Leave The Plot in You

31
10 20
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Stone For the Fallen Dreams

32
10 20
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Rapture Underoath

33
6 15
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The Spears Within Night in Gales

34
9 20
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Pandora's Box Wither Away

35
9 20
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Komet Megaherz

36
8 19
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R.I.P Traitors

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6 16
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No Color, No Light Oceans of Slumber

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6 17
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The Great Beast Thy Antichrist

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9 22
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Get Out of My Head Crisix

40
5 16
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The Abyss Night in Gales

41
6 18
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Sixteen Secrets

42
7 20
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Cobra Speed Venom The Crown

43
6 19
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The Silent Mutiny Visions of Atlantis

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6 19
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Paradox Valis Ablaze

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9 24
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Twilight Zone Ministry

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4 16
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Decisions Are Death Here Vexes

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3 18
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The Iron Gates Will Melt USURPRESS

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2 17
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Gifted by the Wind Earthless