Editors' Notes Classic metal isn’t a subgenre but rather an exclusive tier reserved for those bands that have attained universal reverence among the planet’s headbanging hordes. Needless to say, Black Sabbath, who more or less invented the genre, sit at the head of the table. Ditto for Judas Priest and Iron Maiden, who played central roles in transitioning heavy metal from its shaggy hippie roots into the screaming, classical-inspired beast that took flight in the ’80s. And the extreme end of metal’s spectrum has yielded a handful of immortals: It doesn’t get any more classic than thrash inventors Metallica and Slayer.

SONG
ALBUM
Living After Midnight
3:30
 
Where Eagles Dare
6:12
 
Master of Puppets
8:35
 
In My Darkest Hour
6:26
 
Walk
5:15
 
Madhouse
4:19
 
Raining Blood
3:42
 
Black Metal
3:41
 
Bomber
3:40
 
The Last In Line
5:43
 
Forever My Queen
2:24
 
Mother
3:25
 
Balls to the Wall
5:42
 
Heavy Metal Breakdown (2016 - Remaster)
3:42
 
Heavy Metal Hurricane
3:45
 
March of the Saint
4:13
 
Fear No Evil
3:59
 
Screaming for Vengeance
4:43
 
Kings of Metal
3:43
 
Abigail
4:50
 
Death Rider
3:29
 
The Number of the Beast
4:50
 
Gutter Ballet
6:20
 
Queen of the Reich (Remastered)
4:25
 
I Want Out
4:40
 
Valhalla (Remastered 2017)
4:57
 
Fade To Black (Remastered)
6:57
 
Peace Sells (Randy Burns Mix)
3:59
 
Caught In a Mosh
4:59
 
Practice What You Preach
4:57
 
The Toxic Waltz
4:50
 
Cowboys from Hell
4:06
 
Black Mass
3:59
 
Angel of Death
4:51
 
The Usurper
3:24
 
Korgüll the Exterminator
4:58
 
Bloodlust (Single Version)
MMV
2:57
 
Ace of Spades
2:47
 
Agent Orange
6:04
 
Night of the Demon
3:18
 
3:09
 
Her Black Wings
4:47
 
Bark at the Moon
4:17
 
The Trooper
4:12
 
Breaking the Law
2:33
 
They Want War
4:13
 
Rainbow In the Dark
4:13
 
Children of the Earth
5:37
 
Me Against the World
5:03
 
Animal (Fuck Like a Beast)
3:07
 
Shout at the Devil
3:14
 
Rock You
2:53
 
Altar of the King
4:44
 
He's a Woman - She's a Man (2015 - Remaster)
3:18
 
Run Silent Run Deep
5:37
 
Crazy Nights
4:34
 
Who Dies Wins
6:49
 
Angel of Death
4:52
 
Am I Evil?
9:46
 
Blitzkrieg
3:42
 
Death or Glory
3:36
 
Protest and Survive
2:13
 
After the Holocaust
3:41
 
5:20
 
Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.)
4:54
 
One (Remastered)
7:26
 
Hello from the Gutter
4:13
 
Bored
3:28
 
Symphony of Destruction
4:06
 
Cemetery Gates
7:03
 
Stronger Than Hate
5:53
 
Freezing Moon
6:23
 
Charred Remains
3:40
 
Immortal Rites
4:03
 
Circle of the Tyrants
4:36
 
The Black Mass
5:21
 
Bastards Will Pay (Remastered)
3:44
 
Children of the Grave (2009 Remastered Version)
5:17
 
Solitude
5:38
 
Chord of Souls
5:08
 
Ride
4:47
 
Requiem for Youth
4:35
 
Let It Loose
3:17
 
747 (Strangers In the Night)
4:58
 
Be My Slave
4:40
 
Star War
5:35
 
Can U Deliver
3:35
 
A Dangerous Meeting
5:12
 
Run to the Hills
3:53
 
Pull Me Under
8:13
 
Holy Diver (King Biscuit Flower Hour, 1983)
5:57
 
Razor King
5:53
 
Fire Down Under
2:31
 
Man On the Silver Mountain
4:37
 
Top of the Bill
3:23
 
Career of Evil
3:59
 
Crash Course In Brain Surgery
2:39
 
Electric Funeral
4:49
 
Princess of the Night
4:02
 

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