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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War Horns Angra

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On My Teeth Underoath

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To Hell or the Hangman Primordial

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Die Alone Light the Torch

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Calm Before the Storm Light the Torch

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Wishful Sinking Blessthefall

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Only One Way Code Orange

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Ex Machina Pop Evil

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A Home Rivers of Nihil

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The Prophet of Doom Ektomorf

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DivingMattSpitz added Antarcticans Thawed Sleep

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Sharpen the Guillotine Angelus Apatrida

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Alive Bleed from Within

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Stone For the Fallen Dreams

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The Banished Heart Oceans of Slumber

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Disposable Fix The Plot In You

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15 22
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Three Sisters Windhand

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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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Iron Crown The Crown

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5 12
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Rapture Underoath

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Komet Megaherz

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No Color, No Light Oceans of Slumber

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The Great Beast Thy Antichrist

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Decisions Are Death Here Vexes

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The Silent Mutiny Visions of Atlantis

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R.I.P Traitors

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4 13
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Sixteen Secrets

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4 13
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Paradox Valis Ablaze

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3 12
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The Iron Gates Will Melt USURPRESS

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Pandora's Box Wither Away

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5 15
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Twilight Zone Ministry

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5 15
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Digging My Own Grave Escape the Fate

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Cobra Speed Venom The Crown

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Get Out of My Head Crisix

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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