Given that heavy metal has always been music for the misfit or the loner, it is only natural that some bands would chronicle the genre’s greatness. These metal anthems are surprisingly pervasive, with all subgenres of heavy metal indulging in anthems.
The following list chronicles what I consider the top five anthems dedicated to heavy metal. Although not all the artists are considered full-blooded members of the heavy metal genre, they nevertheless have embraced the essence of what it is to be a “metal warrior.”
Be prepared to fist pump as you read through this list of killer heavy metal anthems.