The Best Metal Songs of the 21st Century Tuesday January 12 2021, 5:18 AM
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The Best Metal Songs of the 21st Century

Ever since its inception, the genre of metal music has shape-shifted magnanimously. From primal nu-metal to death metal and everything in between, metal music has been explored and experimented with, perhaps more than any other genre of music. However, this genre of music, as famous a subculture it might be, is not for everybody to stomach. It is the kind of music that takes time to grow on you. 

Simply put, it is not for everybody. However, if you are in the mood to listen to some songs of this genre and introduce yourself to metal music, here is a list of some of the best metal songs of the 21st century. You must remember to take it slow and be patient with your understanding of this kind of music. Therefore, without any further ado, let us look into some of the best metal songs of this century.

Children of Bodom, Every Time I Die (2000):


The first song that we need to talk about in this article is Every Time I Die by Children of Bodom. The song released way back in 2000 and marked a departure from the other songs in this Finnish band. The music of Children of Bodom is characterized by insane solos. However, the song Every Time I Die uses the guitar and keyboard in a first and marked a new phase in the band’s music. And this is what makes it a crucial listening in this century.

Iron Maiden, The Wicker Man (2000):


It shall be nothing short of sacrilege if we did not mention Iron Maiden in a discussion about metal songs. The Wicker Man broke away from some of the traditional norms of metal music and paved a new phase for the band’s music. The song is impregnated with melodies and is still loved by the fans of metal music throughout. It is, in fact, known as the powder keg that has topped the charts for the most part of the 21st century.

Megadeth, Train of Consequences (Remastered in 2004):


Though the song was released in 1994, the remastered version of the song caught a lot of attention in 2004 and is, therefore, worth mentioning on the list. The song talks about the negatives that come with gambling, and not just on a personal level but also to society as a whole. 

The genre of metal music mostly talks about death, things that are considered taboo in society and the vices of humanity, and this song by Megadeth explores the vices related to gambling brilliantly. Some  online casino games Canada real money  are also known for their slot games based on this song.

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Converge, Concubine (2001):


2001 was an important year for metal music, and bands began exploring and experimenting with their music more than ever. Concubine by Converge pushed the boundaries of metal music and delved into the realms that were earlier unknown to the genre. The song is wild, sometimes esoteric and darker than what people knew metal music to be.

Avenged Sevenfold, Unholy Confessions (2003):


Up next on our list is Unholy Confessions by Avenged Sevenfold that released in 2003. Avenged Sevenfold’s Waking the Fallen set the turning point for the band’s musical career and took them to the heights of great success. With Unholy Confessions, the band got its new sensation and fans of the band got a new siren. The song blends catchy verses with some core guitar work, which makes it one of the best songs of not just the band, but also of the 21st century.

Code Orange, Forever (2017):


The last song that we have elected to put on the list is Forever by Code Orange. This song became a monumental success for the band, so much so that it took the band from performing underground to putting them on Times Square billboards overnight. The song is characterized by violent and unrelenting effects and even brought the band to the attention of the Grammys. The title track was also nominated in the category of Best Metal Performance in the year 2018, along with another band called the Body Count.

Wrapping Up:


The 21st century has churned out and is still churning out some of the best metal tracks. From Megadeth to Metallica, there are a number of bands that you can explore given that you have the capacity to stomach the specific taste of the genre. The songs that we have mentioned in the article here are some of the best metal songs that this century has produced. Therefore, if you have the will to explore the genre of metal music, these shall prove to be a great place to start.  


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