Top Ten Heavy Metal Anthems of All Time

Support: One day, when I was sitting in my room listening to old school metal, I realized that there are quite a few songs from that era that are about how awesome metal is. Granted, metal WAS extreeeeemely awesome back then, so I can see why a bunch of people would be inspired by the environment around them, even if it’s kind of masturbatory to write odes to your own greatness. At any rate, I decided to compile a top ten list of all my favorite heavy metal anthems, partly because I love writing op-eds but mostly so that I had an excuse to sit around and listen to a bunch of old school metal all day. 10. Twisted Sister, “You Can’t Stop Rock & Roll” Now you can ride it high And you can light the way Lift up your hands in praise You can’t stop rock and roll Everyone knows “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” but this lesser-known Twisted Sister jam is way more appropriate to the list and more fun, if I do say myself. Technically this is not a heavy metal anthem, since rock ‘n’ roll and heavy metal aren’t quite the same thing, but the spirit is there and I like the song a whole lot. 9. Diamond Head, “Lightning To The Nations” I’m gonna set you down I’m gonna make it right I’m gonna bring it home I’ll bring you lightning to the nations Though Diamond Head took a few questionable musical turns after their debut album, some of the greatest metal bands of all time cite them as an influence. The first...
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