Underrated Heavy Metal Songs

Of Wolf and Man – Metallica

One of my favourite Metallica songs, this song about shape-shifters is better than “Enter Sandman” in my humble opinion. – truckturner

Wild Child – W.A.S.P.

W.A.S.P appear to be a love them or hate them metal band, and the music has been somewhat overshadowed by their 80s stage antics. But they’ve got some great songs, especially this one. It’s a true metal anthem. – truckturner

99 Ways to Die – Megadeth

My favourite Megadeth song, strangely I appear to be on an island alone on this one. – truckturner

A Touch of Evil – Judas Priest

It’s no “Breaking the Law” or “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin'”, but this is one of Priest’s best. – truckturner

The Price – Twisted Sister

An overlooked metal power ballad. It’s almost as good as their two best-known songs. – truckturner

Balls to the Wall – Accept

Wonderfully ridiculous German metal song. The lyrics get absurdly grotesque after a while and you can’t help but smile while head-banging. – truckturner

Montsegur (2015 Remastered Version) – Iron Maiden

One of my favourite modern Maiden songs, this is super catchy. – truckturner

Hard Rock Hallelujah – Lordi

Finnish monster metal Eurovision winner. It’s cheesy, absurd, and the best thing to happen to the Eurovision Song Contest. – truckturner

Stars – Hear ‘n’ Aid

The less well-known, heavy metal all-star charity effort. Led by Ronnie James Dio and Vivian Campbell, this OTT 7 minute metal anthem features a 2 1/2 minute guitar solo, multiple guitarists, multiple singers (Dio and Halford among them), and even members of Spinal Tap. – truckturner

Till the End – Motorhead

The standout song from Motorhead’s final album, Lemmy’s vocals were never pristine and are pretty shot here, but…that’s oddly right for Lemmy and Motorhead anyway. A rare metal ballad and quite a powerful one. – truckturner

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