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
46 25
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Wishing Wells Parkway Drive

3
34 19
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Firepower Judas Priest

4
28 22
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Die Alone Light the Torch

5
27 22
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War Horns Angra

6
24 20
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On My Teeth Underoath

7
19 15
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Sharpen the Guillotine Angelus Apatrida

8
19 15
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Calm Before the Storm Light the Torch

9
13 10
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A Home Rivers of Nihil

10
13 13
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Only One Way Code Orange

11
11 11
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The Banished Heart Oceans of Slumber

12
9 9
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Ex Machina Pop Evil

13
8 8
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To Hell or the Hangman Primordial

14
3 3
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DivingMattSpitz added Antarcticans Thawed Sleep

The Best Metal Albums of 2018

15
7 8
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Intoxicated Caliban

16
13 15
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Three Sisters Windhand

17
10 12
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The Prophet of Doom Ektomorf

18
12 15
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Disposable Fix The Plot In You

19
5 7
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Wishful Sinking Blessthefall

20
9 12
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Stolen Years Primordial

21
6 9
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Stone For the Fallen Dreams

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10 14
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I Always Wanted to Leave The Plot in You

23
3 6
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Paradox Valis Ablaze

24
7 11
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Alive Bleed from Within

25
4 9
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Iron Crown The Crown

26
4 9
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Pandora's Box Wither Away

27
3 8
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Rapture Underoath

28
4 10
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Komet Megaherz

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29
3 9
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Sixteen Secrets

30
2 8
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No Color, No Light Oceans of Slumber

31
2 8
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The Great Beast Thy Antichrist

32
2 8
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Decisions Are Death Here Vexes

33
3 10
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R.I.P Traitors

34
3 10
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The Silent Mutiny Visions of Atlantis

35
2 9
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Cobra Speed Venom The Crown

36
4 13
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Get Out of My Head Crisix

37
4 13
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Digging My Own Grave Escape the Fate

38
2 12
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Twilight Zone Ministry

39
1 9
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The Spears Within Night in Gales

40
1 9
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The Abyss Night in Gales

41
0 10
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The Iron Gates Will Melt USURPRESS

42
0 10
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Gifted by the Wind Earthless