The Best Heavy Metal Songs Of 2014

by Bill Nihill and Mike Lawrence on April 18, 2014

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2014 was another great year for fans of heavy metal music.  There were some really well written and catchy songs released over the last twelve months.  After much research, we found the best of the best and featured them in our 100 best heavy metal songs of 2014.   As with last year, we have not only chosen album singles but also some of the excellent B-sides that some of the records have to offer.  We picked this list on a song by song basis, so it is entirely possible that the song is great, but the rest of the album may not be.  Therefore, make sure to check out our list of Best Metal Albums of 2014 as well.

What are some of your favorite metal songs of 2014 so far?  Tell us in the comments section.

  1. Arch Enemy – “War Eternal” (War Eternal)
  2. Goatwhore – “Baring Teeth For Revolt” (Constricting Rage Of The Merciless)
  3. Accept – “Dying Breed” (Blind Rage)
  4. Exodus – “Salt the Wound” (Blood In Blood Out)
  5. Corrosion Of Conformity – “On Your Way” (IX)
  6. Iced Earth“Democide” (Plagues of Babylon)
  7. At The Gates – “Eater of Gods” (At War With Reality)
  8. Gormathon – “Land of the Lost” (Following The Beast)
  9. Killer Be Killed – “Wings of Feather and Wax” (Killer Be Killed)
  10. Mastodon – “The Motherload” (Once More ‘Round The Sun)
  11. Soulburn – “Absinthesis” (The Suffocating Darkness)
  12. Wretched – “Cranial Infestation” (Cannibal)
  13. Skalmöld“Að hausti” (Með vættum)
  14. Marty Friedman ft. David Davidson of Revocation – “Sociopaths” (Inferno)
  15. Behemoth“Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer” (The Satanist)
  16. Cripper – “Tourniquet” (Hyëna)
  17. Sanctuary – “Frozen” (The Year The Sun Died)
  18. Within Temptation ft. Tarja Turunen – “Paradise (What About Us)” (Hydra)
  19. Lacuna Coil – “Die & Rise” (Broken Crown Halo)
  20. Cannibal Corpse – “Kill or Become” (A Skeletal Domain)
  21. Crimson Shadows – “Heroes Among Us” (Kings Among Men)
  22. Godflesh – “New Dark Ages” (A World Lit By Fire)
  23. Exodus – “Blood In Blood Out” (Blood In Blood Out)
  24. Triptykon – “Black Snow” (Melana Chasmata)
  25. Crowbar – “Teach The Blind To See” (Symmetry in Black)
  26. Kyng“The Ode” (Burn The Serum)
  27. Arch Enemy – “Never Forgive, Never Forget” (War Eternal)
  28. Decapitated – “Blasphemous Psalm to the Dummy God Creation” (Blood Mantra)
  29. Cavalera Conspiracy – “Bonzai Kamikaze” (Pandemonium)
  30. King of Asgard – “The Runes of Hel” (Karg)
  31. Allegaeon – “Genocide For Praise” (Elements Of The Infinite)
  32. Behemoth – “Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel” (The Satanist)
  33. Job For A Cowboy – “A Global Shift” (Sun Eater)
  34. Aborted – “The Extirpation Agenda” (The Necrotic Manifesto)
  35. Sylosis – “Mercy” (Dormant Heart)
  36. At The Gates – “At War with Reality” (At War With Reality)
  37. Noctem – “The Adamantine Doors” (Exilium)
  38. Slipknot – “The Negative One” (.5: The Gray Chapter)
  39. Slayer“Implode” (???)
  40. Hideous Divinity ft. Dallas Toller-Wade of Nile – “Alonest of the Alone” (Cobra Verde)
  41. HammerFall – “Tainted Metal” ((r)Evolution)
  42. Accept – “Final Journey” (Blind Rage)
  43. Dictated – “The Basher” (The Deceived)
  44. Mastodon – “Ember City” (Once More ‘Round The Sun)
  45. Iced Earth – “If I Could See You” (Plagues of Babylon)
  46. Epica – “Victims of Contingency” (The Quantum Enigma)
  47. Falconer – “Locust Swarm” (Black Moon Rising)
  48. Hellyeah – “Sangre por Sangre” (Blood For Blood)
  49. Septicflesh – “Prototype” (Titan)
  50. Cannibal Corpse “Sadistic Embodiment” (A Skeletal Domain)
  51. Sanctuary – “Arise and Purify” (The Year The Sun Died)
  52. Gormathon – “Remember” (Following The Beast)
  53. Black Crown Initiate: “The Fractured One” (The Wreckage of Stars)
  54. A Breach Of Silence – “The Darkest Road” (The Darkest Road)
  55. Machine Head – “Eyes of the Dead” (Bloodstone & Diamonds)
  56. Whitechapel – “Diggs Road” (Our Endless War)
  57. Overkill – “Armorist” (White Devil Armory)
  58. Misery Index – “The Calling” (The Killing Gods)
  59. Devilment – “Mother Kali” (The Great And Secret Show)
  60. Belphegor – “In Death” (Conjuring The Dead)
  61. Eluveitie: “King” (Origins)
  62. Revocation: “Madness Opus”  (Deathless)
  63. The Crown – “Headhunter” (Death Is Not Dead)
  64. Obituary – “Visions in My Head” (Inked In Blood)
  65. Internal Bleeding – “Patterns of Force – Act 3 – Aftermath” (Imperium)
  66. Hour of Penance – “Reforging The Crowns” (Regicide)
  67. Judas Priest – “Dragonaut” (Redeemer Of Souls)
  68. Mayhem – “Watcher” (Esoteric Warfare)
  69. Epica – “Unchain Utopia” (The Quantum Enigma)
  70. Goatwhore – “FBS” (Constricting Rage Of The Merciless)
  71. Killer Be Killed – “Melting of My Marrow” (Killer Be Killed)
  72. Corrosion Of Conformity – “The Nectar” (IX)
  73. Triptykon – “Boleskine House” (Melana Chasmata)
  74. Within Temptation ft. Howard Jones – “Dangerous” (Hydra)
  75. Lacuna Coil – “Nothing Stands In Our Way” (Broken Crown Halo)
  76. Acrania – “Festering with Dishonesty” (Totalitarian Dystopia)
  77. Dictated – “No Mercy For Cowards” (The Deceived)
  78. Betraying The Martyrs – “Let It Go” (Phantom)
  79. Crowbar – “Walk with Knowledge Wisely” (Symmetry in Black)
  80. Sorxe – “Steamroller” (Surrounded By Shadows)
  81. Kyng – “Electric Halo” (Burn The Serum)
  82. HammerFall – “Hector’s Hymn” ((r)Evolution)
  83. Coffinworm – “Sympathectomy” (iv.i.viii)
  84. Freedom Call – “Union of the Strong” (Beyond)
  85. Septicflesh – “Order of Dracul” (Titan)
  86. Down – “Conjure” (Down IV: Part II EP)
  87. Allegaeon – “Threshold of Perception” (Elements Of The Infinite)
  88. Vader – “Where Angels Weep” (Tibi Et Igni)
  89. Prong –“Turnover” (Ruining Lives)
  90. Madball – “DNA” (Hardcore Lives)
  91. Wovenwar – “Profane” (Wovenwar)
  92. Mastodon – “Chimes At Midnight” (Once More ‘Round The Sun)
  93. AntropomorphiA – “Nekrovaginal Secretions” (Rites Ov Perversion)
  94. Body Count – “Talk Shit, Get Shot” (Manslaughter)
  95. Hellyeah – “Black December” (Blood For Blood)
  96. Devil You Know – “Shut It Down” (The Beauty of Destruction)
  97. Eyehategod – “Worthless Rescue” (Eyehategod)
  98. Insomnium – “Black Heart Rebellion” (Shadows Of The Dying Sun)
  99. Lost Society – “Terror Hungry” (Terror Hungry)
  100. Black Label Society – “My Dying Time” (Catacombs Of The Black Vatican)

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Juhis April 22, 2014 at 7:37 am

Lost Society: Terror Hungry

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Sam April 22, 2014 at 2:30 pm

where’s Sabaton?

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SzejQ April 23, 2014 at 9:02 am

hahaha Sabaton hahahaha Sałaton

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zin July 9, 2014 at 2:22 pm

Down- The Conjure

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Patrik July 10, 2014 at 3:36 am

Can we have that list as a Spotify list, please?

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Chuckdeezul September 24, 2014 at 3:38 pm

Origin-Malthusian Collapse

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Thiam kahmei October 16, 2014 at 3:10 pm

die for metal

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Tejar December 10, 2014 at 11:23 am

Deals Death, Point Zero Sulotion

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makkiz December 10, 2014 at 3:54 pm

EXODUS Attack!

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Larzz December 10, 2014 at 4:38 pm

Where in the hell is Brainstorm????????? Not one song from one of the very best power metal bands on Earth!!!!! Not even in the top 100?????? Balderdash I say!!!The new album Firesoul is fantastic!! Soooooooooooo many other great songs from great bands that did not even make the list. That’s why I hate polls like this because they are 100% subjective and NEVER objective. Apples to Oranges really, no different.

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KOCAELİSPOR December 11, 2014 at 9:56 am

SABATON ??????????

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Chris Pervelis December 11, 2014 at 6:25 pm

We made it. #65…we’ll take it. Thank you.

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Dick December 12, 2014 at 2:16 pm

War eternal!!!!!!!

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Kuhn December 19, 2014 at 4:27 pm

Is this available as a Spotify playlist somewhere?

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Mike Lawrence December 20, 2014 at 7:24 am

Not yet but we would like to put one together. We’ll keep you posted

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Best Heavy Metal Workout Songs August 31, 2015 at 4:32 pm

You guys gunna do a 2015 list or what?

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