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

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Firepower Judas Priest

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Wishing Wells Parkway Drive

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On My Teeth Underoath

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War Horns Angra

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Jason Buhrmester added Giza Butler Sleep

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Die Alone Light the Torch

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Calm Before The Storm Light the Torch

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A Home Rivers of Nihil

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Only One Way Code Orange

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To Hell Or The Hangman Primordial

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Ex Machina Pop Evil

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The Prophet Of Doom Ektomorf

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Sharpen The Guillotine Angelus Apatrida

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Wishful Sinking Blessthefall

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Our raw heart is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Songs Of 2018
bigdaddyg added Our raw heart Yob

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Thank God It's Friday is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Heavy Metal Songs Of 2018
HydroDrop added Thank God It's Friday Ice Nine Kills

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DivingMattSpitz added Antarcticans Thawed Sleep

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Disposable Fix The Plot In You

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Alive Bleed from Within

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Stone For the Fallen Dreams

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Iron Crown The Crown

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Intoxicated Caliban

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Stolen Years Primordial

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I Always Wanted To Leave The Plot in You

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Three Sisters Windhand

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The Banished Heart Oceans of Slumber

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Komet Megaherz

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Rapture Underoath

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Digging My Own Grave Escape the Fate

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The Great Beast Thy Antichrist

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Pandora's Box Wither Away

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Get Out of My Head Crisix

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Cobra Speed Venom The Crown

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Twilight Zone Ministry

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Sixteen Secrets

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Paradox Valis Ablaze

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Decisions Are Death Here Vexes

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No Color, No Light Oceans of Slumber

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R.I.P Traitors

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The Silent Mutiny Visions of Atlantis

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The Iron Gates Will Melt USURPRESS

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The Spears Within Night in Gales

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The Abyss Night in Gales

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Gifted by the Wind Earthless