Epic heavy metal songs

Marthicus

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Wanted to start a thread of some of your favourite metal songs, since it seems many of you actually listen to the good stuff now eh? (posted in youtube section since thats the easiest place to find the songs lol). BTW my links will be to the australian youtube server, im pretty sure if you add 'www' instead of 'au' it should work.... ill change them myself but if they dont work, change em back to 'au', worst that happens is it downloads slower for you guys.

Australia is pretty much metal central, its the one type of music that most listen to down here (2nd behind the chicks that listen to that other rubbish).

Keep the posts on the more 'lighter' songs since death metal/grindcore is an acquired taste and could offend some users with its lyrics (if you understand them :p) I'll label the ones that are a bit heavier or have explict lyrics.

I'll start with some personal favourites and classics.

---Lighter Songs---
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wFoSbjXB68 - Jason Becker - Altitudes (Neo-Classical Metal, pretty much classical music with guitar. After this album, he developed ALS, the condition that makes all your muscles degrade to a point where you can barely keep your head up. He lost the ability to speak and now communicates with his eyes using a computer system. He still composes music and is still alive and well, but its a sad story for someone with so much talent. He was probably the fastest and greatest guitar player ever, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Becker to check out his story.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYJfAZDw_n4 - Jason Becker - Perpetual Burn (really shows off his guitar playing.)

Megadeth
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YczYC2yHTM - Holy Wars
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DWoJBHibhM - Peace Sells (awesome bass at the start)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLqdFnbHAlw - Hanger 18 (song doesnt start untill around 1:10)

Iron Maiden
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgqxQmAbTBc The Trooper (catchy)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5Snehl2bAk ?Run to the Hills
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xx8HwFpxv54 Fear of the dark

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m99ybtk4QNs Metallica - Battery (since most people have heard tons of metallica, i posted a little known gem by them that few have heard. This is before their lead singer started to sound like bullsh**)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfIgQg5Cd_c - Testament - Henchman Ride (the whole album this song is from is awesome, but this is the best IMO, heaviest song in this tier)


---Heavier songs---
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wmr_evkO9k - Quo Vadis - On the Shores of Ithaka (melodic death metal, very VERY awesome, damn awesome drummer too, very technical)

InFlames (another melo-death band, some say they arent very heavy, but it has growls, and i know alot of people hate that. They also went downhill after a certain album, much like metallica did, so obviously this is from their older stuff)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvagotZU1T0 - Clayman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrbQdlqvjEE - Jester Race (heavier growls, he had an awesome voice in this album and more melodic guitar playing that any other album)
http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=1kUBbBta8qc - Artifacts of the Black Rain (from the same album as Jester Race, very awesome song)
They changed their sound ALOT as you can tell from Clayman to Jester Race


---Even Heavier Songs--- (click these links if you didnt mind the previous posts, otherwise give them a miss)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9AcG0glVu4 - Arch Enemy - Nemesis (didnt know whether to put it in this section or not, but then again a female death metal vocalist is pretty scary lol, lighter of all the songs in this tier)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMGpcjzb67Q - Arch Enemy - Ravenous *Live* (just to prove its her voice, very awesome song, and almost exactly the same as the studio version)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Scry65tznGI - Deicide - Death to Jesus (pure death metal, heavy anti-religious lyrics, im a christian and i still love it, but still i know it might offend some people.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26PhtbUGlQ0 - Kronos - Colossal Titan Strife (brutal death metal, and yes that is a genre, heavier growls than Deicide, but also more melodic with various tempo changes and a weird beat structure that works well, also one of the best written guitar solos ever, even though its short. it starts at 2:00 stops at 2:26 if thats all you wanna check out.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SRD6mjrUMo - Necrophagist - Fermented Offal Discharge (Technical death metal, and yes thats a genre too. Arguably has the greatest metal guitar solo ever created, and i tend to agree with that statement. Starts at 3:02 ends at 4:30, ***PLEASE**** check out the guitar solo at the very least.)


And thats just for starters :p
Interested to hear feedback, and if the songs arent your cup of tea, just say so and move along. Dont wanna start another music argument >_>;

Also, inb4 someone posts Iced Earth, as i know many of you listen to them lol. Go ahead and post some song by them, ill just add that Wolf from the Horror Show album is my favourite.
 

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