My Metal

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Here is some of my favorite metal (and hard rock) from the past 15 years or so. The songs speak for themselves, so there is no need for comment. I don’t get as much opportunity as I would like to look for new metal, so if you have suggestions for songs you think I might like, feel free to pass them along. However, please don’t feel offended if I don’t then add them automatically to my favorites, since I’m trying to keep that list to 30 to 40 songs, i.e. genuine “favorites” among the many songs I like….

My Top Ten

 

Alien Weaponry:

  • "Ru Ana Te Whenua"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lx_xGv70Yyo

The two guitarists in this 3-person New Zealand band were 15 when this video was shot in 2017, and the drummer was 17 -- and they're singing in the language of the indigenous, Maori people. I've never heard such young kids make such cool noise in my life.

Avenged Sevenfold:

  • "Nightmare" 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94bGzWyHbu0

Corrosion of Conformity

  • "Albatross"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKPicUnsPPg  

Disturbed:

  • "The Light"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LypjOTTH6E

Five Finger Death Punch:

  • "The Pride"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuQGx1H1Qh8

Godsmack:

  • "Straight Out of Line"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9FmOc0ofGc

Killswitch Engage:

  • "Hate by Design"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nG7n93dShNQ

Ministry: 

  • "Just One Fix"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYYGKCanqfA

Slipknot:

  • "Psychosocial"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5abamRO41fE

SOiL

  • “Halo”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFc-2aNZ6VY

More Cool Stuff

Alien Weaponry

  • "Kai Tangata"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kwIkF6LFDc  

 Alterbridge

  • "Isolation"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_viH3FchWI

  • "Addicted to Pain"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAYrAu-jnMY

Amon Amarth

  • "Balls to the Wall" (cover of the German metal band, Accept's, original)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHl8avuNiyI

Audioslave

  • "Be Yourself"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WC5FdFlUcl0

Avenged Sevenfold: 

  • "Buried Alive"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imwmmv9r1oE

  • "Hail to the King"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DelhLppPSxY

Bad Wolves

  • "Zombie" (cover of the Cranberries' 1990's classic)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XaS93WMRQQ

Black Label Society

  • “Fire it Up”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3-Wjmb9PBA

  • "Funeral Bell"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fX0_iAk0PcQ

  • "Stillborn"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZGt4JVX860

Bullet for My Valentine

  • "Your Betrayal"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHgFJEJgUrg

Damageplan:

  • "Save me"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXlP1ds2l5c

 Disturbed

  • "The Animal"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwxUgefMStM

  • "Indestructible"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWxBrI0g1kE

  • "Stupify"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVcY--XzeIc

  • "Sound of Silence" (cover of Simon and Garfunkel's classic, with over 400m views)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9Dg-g7t2l4

  • "Down with the Sickness"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09LTT0xwdfw

Drowning Pool

  • "Bodies"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04F4xlWSFh0

Evanescence

  • "Bring Me To Life"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YxaaGgTQYM

  • "Going Under"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdhqVtpR2ts

 Five Finger Death Punch

  • "Hell to Pay"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thWnEiVxMWM

  • "Lift Me Up"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-2yuGgp_U8

  • "Wash it All Away"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9VFg44H2z8

 Hellyeah

  • "Love Falls"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFdOAyyn76M

Nothing More

  • "Fadein/Fadeout"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5BGVL6Ja9M

Parkway Drive

  • "The Void"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAY2bCmm8e0

  • “Vice Grip"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ItHNdrPEh0

Paradise Lost

  • "No Hope in Sight"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7O1z-Vw9Vc

Rammstein:

  • "Du Hast"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3q8Od5qJio

Shotgun Messiah

  • "Heartbreak BLVD"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRnXHeZFSJw

Slayer:

  • "Mandatory Suicide"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RyJ9eltgec

Slipknot:

  • "Before I Forget"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qw2LU1yS7aw

  • "Killpop"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhJh5_6MuCk

  • "The Devil in I"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEEasR7hVhA

Texas Hippie Coalition:

  • "Pissed Off and Mad About It"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjCtHgNEcV0

Tool:

  • "Jambi"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EF0lVn3n12I

  • "The Pot"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2F_hGwD26g

  • "Schism"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yNAABKD4IA

  • "Vicarious"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUXBCdt5IPg

Trivium:

  • "Strife"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIvSXocE6YY