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Top 30 Metal and Hard Rock Songs of 2021

The 2021 edition of our annual report continues with our list of the 30 best metal and hard rock songs of 2021. As the year ends, stay tuned for more awards, lists and articles on the best music, the best film and the best TV of 2021. You can find it all in one place here.


Another heavy year deserves another heavy soundtrack of standout songs. As we still find ourselves in the midst of a pandemic, our favorite acts continue to churn out tunes that spark inspiration, hope, anger, rage, sadness, and all the emotions that come with the uncertain world in which we live.

Music serves as the escape we need in difficult times, briefly distracting our attention from the daily grind or reminding us that there is still beauty in the world no matter the circumstances. In 2021, we were once again blessed with a wide array of stellar music from metal and hard rock acts who did just that.

The iconic Iron Maiden has shown no signs of slowing down, while fellow legends Guns N’ Roses have finally released some ‘new’ songs. A number of acts – like Slipknot, Halestorm, Ghost and Zeal & Ardor – haven’t released new albums this year, but have given us a wonderful taste of what’s to come by unleashing singles ahead of their albums. of 2022.

Meanwhile, young talents like Turnstile, Wolfgang Van Halen’s Mammoth WVH and others have proven that the future of heavy music is bright.

Revisit the best tracks 2021 had to offer in our list of the top 30 metal and hard rock songs below.

–Spencer Kaufmann
Editor-in-Chief, Heavy Consequence