The Best Heavy Metal Movie Music

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Looking for the best heavy metal movie music? Look no further than our list of the top 10 best metal songs used in movies. From Metallica to Slayer, these songs will get your head banging and your adrenaline pumping.


When it comes to metal, there are a few key ingredients that make up the perfect storm. You need crushingly heavy riffs, searing guitar solos, pummeling drums, and of course, shredding vocals. But if you really want to take things to the next level, you need to add some brutal movie music into the mix.

There are a few key things that make metal movie music so special. First and foremost, it has to be absolutely shredding. It needs to be the kind of music that gets your blood pumping and your head banging. But it also needs to be perfectly paired with the on-screen action. It has to amp up the intensity of what’s happening on screen and take things to a whole new level.

Now, there are a lot of greatmetal movie music moments out there. But we’ve narrowed it down to 10 of the absolute best. So turn up the volume, strap in, and get ready for a wild ride.

The Best of the Best

There are many great heavy metal movie soundtracks. However, these are the best of the best. This list was made with the help of experts in the field and with fans of heavy metal music. So, if you are looking for the best of the best, look no further.

Metallica- “Enter Sandman”

Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” is widely considered one of the best heavy metal movie songs ever written. The song was released in 1991 as the lead single from the band’s self-titled fifth album, and it immediately captured the attention of metal fans around the world.

The song’s slow, grinding opening riff is one of the most iconic in all of metal, and its chorus is impossible to forget. “Enter Sandman” perfectly captures the energy and intensity of Metallica’s music, making it the perfect choice for any heavy metal movie.

Slayer- “Raining Blood”

Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California. The band was formed in 1981 by guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman, drummer Dave Lombardo, and bassist/vocalist Tom Araya. Slayer’s fast and aggressive musical style made them one of the founding “big four” bands of thrash metal, alongside Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax.

“Raining Blood” is a song by American thrash metal band Slayer. It was released as the lead single from their 1986 album Reign in Blood. The song is considered a classic of the thrash metal genre, and has been frequently identified as one of Slayer’s best songs. In 2007, it was voted No. 1 in Guitar World’s readers poll of the greatest 100 shred guitar solos of all time.

Megadeth- “Symphony of Destruction”

One of the all-time classic metal songs, Megadeth’s “Symphony of Destruction” is the perfect anthem for headbanging and fist-pumping. It’s a thrash metal masterpiece, with shredding guitars and pounding drums that will get your adrenaline pumping. The song is also notable for its political message, as it takes aim at corrupt politicians and the destruction they wreak on society.

The Rest of the Best

In this article we are going to take a look at some of the best heavy metal movie music. This music is often overlooked but it is some of the most intense and mind blowing music ever created.

Iron Maiden- “Fear of the Dark”

Fear of the Dark is the ninth studio album released by English heavy metal band Iron Maiden. Released on 11 May 1992, it was their third consecutive release to top the UK albums chart, and the last to feature Bruce Dickinson as the group’s lead vocalist until his return in 1999.

Judas Priest- “Painkiller”

Released in September of 1990, Painkiller is the twelfth studio album by British heavy metal band Judas Priest, and their first since the release of Turbo in 1986. The album marked the return of drummer Dave Holland, who had been fired prior to the recording of Turbo, as well as the last to feature lead guitarist Glenn Tipton until his retirement in February 2018 due to Parkinson’s disease.

Painkiller was met with critical acclaim upon its release, with praise directed towards its high-speed musicianship and Rob Halford’s powerful vocal performance. The album was a commercial success, reaching number 6 on the UK Albums Chart and number 22 on the US Billboard 200 chart. Three singles were released from the album-“Painkiller”, “A Touch of Evil”, and “Heading Out to the Highway”-all of which received positive reception from music critics.

The album has been cited as an influential metal release by several publications and listed as one of Judas Priest’s best works by multiple critics. In 2010, it was ranked number 29 on Guitar World magazine’s list of the greatest metal guitar albums of all time.

Motorhead- “Ace of Spades”

“Ace of Spades” is a song by British rock band Motorhead, released in 1980 as a single and the title track to the album Ace of Spades.

The song peaked at number 15 in the UK Singles Chart and number 16 in Sweden. In 2009 it was voted by Classic Rock readers as the greatest metal song of all time. In 2017, it was ranked as the 13th Greatest Hard Rock Song of All Time by Rolling Stone.

Lemmy wrote the music for “Ace of Spades” in about five minutes; he said that he wrote the lyrics while taking a bath. He explained: “I just wanted to write a song about gambling because it’s been such a big part of my life. It’s what I do when I’m not doing anything else.”[1] He has also said that it is based on his own experiences as a gambler.[2]

The music video for “Ace of Spades” was directed by David Mallet and first aired in October 1980. It features footage of the band intercut with footage from an approachable pinball machine called Ace of Spades.

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