metal The Best Metal Songs About Revenge  

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Metal songs about revenge are plentiful, but which is the best one? That’s what this list is about: Pure feelings of anger, hate, and the need to get revenge on the person who slighted you in some way. How far that revenge goes…well, depending on the specific revenge metal songs, it can go very far. “Homicidal rage” is a phrase that comes to mind with some of these tracks.

What is the first metal vengeance song you think of? For many, it’s “Payback” by Slayer. Others might cite “Seek & Destroy” by Metallica or “The Sentinel” by Judas Priest. All of these hard rock songs about revenge qualify. Some of the songs on this list of metal songs about getting even involve getting revenge on specific people – a personal enemy, or an ex who ripped out your heart and set it on fire. Other song themes here involve revenge on a larger entity – including a corrupt government, or a specific group of wrongdoers.

Pick your poison: These metal revenge songs all carry the overall theme in the title or in the lyrics (or both), but they present vengeance in vastly different ways. Whether you’re a perpetually vengeful person looking to expand a playlist or someone dealing with a recent betrayal, chances are, you’ll find something on this list that suits your need for vengeance – at least in song.

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Iron Man Black Sabbath

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Dynamind69 added Screaming for Vengeance Judas Priest

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The Sentinel Judas Priest

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Seek & Destroy Metallica

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Payback Slayer

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Vengeance Is Mine Alice Cooper

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Sweet Revenge Motörhead

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Taste Revenge Sanctuary

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Dark Avenger Manowar

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Nightfall Blind Guardian

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Ride for Vengeance Amon Amarth

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Piece by Piece is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Metal Songs About Revenge
BULLMETAL added Piece by Piece Slayer

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I'll Get Even Megadeth

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Inner Self Sepultura

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I Will Kill You Cannibal Corpse

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Vengeance Nuclear Assault

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Murmaider Dethklok

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Blood Red Skies is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Metal Songs About Revenge
L1011Widebody added Blood Red Skies Judas Priest

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The Discipline of Revenge Cannibal Corpse

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Revenga System of a Down

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For Your Malice Lamb of God

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Strength of the World Avenged Sevenfold

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Verbal Razors Exodus

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9 13
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A Call For Blood Hatebreed

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Furor Divinus Behemoth

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I for an Eye Entombed

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Waking the Demon Bullet for My Valentine

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Revenge Is a Vulture 3 Inches of Blood

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8 14
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Revenge I Seek Bleeding Through

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The End of This Chapter Sonata Arctica

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6 13
Blood for Blood is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Metal Songs About Revenge
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Vengeance Converge

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The Resurrected Kataklysm

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