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How many of those actually exist? Seriously. Tastes being different and all.

You probably won't get much discussion for suggesting that "Electric Eye" is a great metal song ... to simply start somewhere. But I don't know if this is acceptable for everyone. So ... imagine that we were tasked with finding ten metal songs that properly represent metal culture on earth, to go with a Voyager sort of space mission. Undisputable classics that stand out as such, on their own merit rather than because of your personal taste. 

I imagine the problem is, you must pick ten songs ... but any song that gets even one vote against it is out. 

Care to suggest a couple that you think will make it?

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I'll admit I don't exactly have the broadest taste/knowledge of metal but i'll give it a go :D

 

Judas Priest - Painkiller 

The first song I thought of, typical I know but this song blows away everyone who listens to it, absolute powerhouse of a song.

Black Sabbath - Symptom Of The Universe

Incredibly influential and lead-heavy song by the godfathers of metal.

Motörhead - Overkill

Fast as hell and very influential to the thrash metal movement.

Iron Maiden - The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner

Not the typical Maiden song choice (was either this or Hallowed) but I pick this one as I see it as the quintessential Maiden song.

Megadeth - Holy Wars... The Punisment Due

Incredible Thrash song with unbelievable power.

Deep Purple - Highway Star

Always been a bit of conflict on whether these guys are Metal/Hard Rock but I see this as a classic metal track.

Metallica - Master Of Puppets

As rickety as these guys discography has been you can't deny their impact on the metal scene, and this is their best song imo.

Slayer - Angel of Death

Brutal and blisteringly quick thrash song from Slayer.

Dio - Holy Diver

Brilliant track from the little man with the huge voice.

Accept - Fast As A Shark

Another heavily influential track for speed metal and metal in general.

 

 

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2 hours ago, H34VYM3T4LD4V3 said:

Black Sabbath - Symptom Of The Universe

Incredibly influential and lead-heavy song by the godfathers of metal.

 

Interesting Sabbath choice. I was thinking about Sabbath Bloody Sabbath earlier, as a 10/10 song that's also pretty much the template for Metallica's Master of Puppets, in my opinion. They even have the same kind of weird time change tucked into the middle of the song. But I agree, it's a strong choice. You won't get much discussion, I think.

As for the others, I agree with Painkiller and Overkill, of course. 10/10, hands down. 

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There's no such thing as an undisputed 10/10 song in any genre of music. You're dealing with matters of taste and for that reason alone there will always be a small group of people who don't think a given track is worthy of 10. The same can be said for quite literally any form of entertainment or art. Remember there are kids out there who genuinely think kse, a7x, bfmv, and trivium are the be all, end all, when it comes to "heavy" music. Most here would trash those bands and prefer to pretend they don't exist. Equally that crowd would likely have a low opinion of Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, and Deep Purple.

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