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Is ‘Master Of Puppets’ By Metallica The ‘Top Metal Song Of All Time’?
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Master of PuppetsThe official website for Gibson guitars has released what they perceive to be the top 50 metal songs of all time.’s writers and editors worked on compiling the list over several weeks, releasing 10 entries at a time, and recently released the top 10, which declared the number one metal song to be “Master of Puppets” by Metallica.

In some ways, the number one spot for Metallica is fitting, considering 2011 is the 25th anniversary of the release of their Master of Puppets album. Having said that though, metalheads are notorious for having fierce and strong opinions about what they consider to be their “top songs,” on top of their fierce and strong opinions about what bands are or are not even metal.

Here’s the full list from

01. “Master of Puppets” – METALLICA
02. “Ace of Spades” – MOTÖRHEAD
03. “Crazy Train” – OZZY OSBOURNE
04. “Iron Man” – BLACK SABBATH
05. “The Number of the Beast” – IRON MAIDEN
06. “War Pigs” – BLACK SABBATH
07. “Paranoid” – BLACK SABBATH
08. “One” – METALLICA
09. “Hallowed Be Thy Name” – IRON MAIDEN
10. “Breaking the Law” – JUDAS PRIEST
11. “Children of the Grave” – BLACK SABBATH
12. “Welcome to the Jungle” – GUNS N’ ROSES
13. “Black Sabbath” – BLACK SABBATH
14. “Hells Bells” – AC/DC
15. “The Trooper” – IRON MAIDEN
16. “Painkiller” – JUDAS PRIEST
17. “Stargazer” – RAINBOW
18. “Enter Sandman” – METALLICA
19. “Back in Black” – AC/DC
20. “Runnin’ with the Devil” – VAN HALEN
21. “The Hellion/Electric Eye” – JUDAS PRIEST
22. “Run to the Hills” – IRON MAIDEN
23. “Let it Go” – DEF LEPPARD
24. “Epic” – FAITH NO MORE
25. “Hangar 18” – MEGADETH
26. “Rime of the Ancient Mariner” – IRON MAIDEN
27. “You’ve Got another Thing Comin'” – JUDAS PRIEST
28. “Fear of the Dark” – IRON MAIDEN
29. “Raining Blood” – SLAYER
30. “Walk” – PANTERA
31. “Holy Diver” – DIO
32. “Highway to Hell” – AC/DC
33. “Heaven and Hell” – BLACK SABBATH
34. “Bulls on Parade” – RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE
35. “Fade to Black” – METALLICA
36. “Angel of Death” – SLAYER
37. “Peace Sells” – MEGADETH
38. “Freak on a Leash” – KORN
39. “Them Bones” – ALICE IN CHAINS
40. “Cemetery Gates” – PANTERA
41. “Detroit Rock City” – KISS
42. “Devil’s Child” – JUDAS PRIEST
43. “Run with the Wolf” – RAINBOW
44. “Would?” – ALICE IN CHAINS
45. “We’re Not Gonna Take It” – TWISTED SISTER
46. “Hell Bent for Leather” – JUDAS PRIEST
47. “Beyond the Realms of Death” – JUDAS PRIEST
48. “Bomber” – MOTÖRHEAD
49. “Unchained” – VAN HALEN
50. “10,000 Days (Wings, Part II)” – TOOL

The site also conducted a Reader’s Poll Top 25, which varied from the “official” Gibson list. The readers voted in Iron Maiden‘s “Hallowed Be Thy Name” into the number one spot, followed by “Paranoid” by Black Sabbath in the number 2 spot. “Master of Puppets” came in at number 3 for the readers.

The differing results from their reader’s poll made me wonder: What do the readers think? Let us know what YOUR number one metal song is in the comments below!

[Sources: | Blabbermouth]

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