Metal Hammer Polls Readers: Best Metal Song of the 90’s

I’ll be honest, ‘top’ lists often times drive me nuts-especially if I disagree with it. I know, how arrogant. However, a poll is something that allows for a bit more interaction. We still might not like the results, but at least they entail more than a handful of Rolling Stone cronies sitting around a table, engaged in a popularity contest. That said, Metal Hammer recently polled metal heads for their take on the best metal song to come out of the 90’s. Here they are:

20. System Of A Down – “Sugar”

19. Pantera – “Floods”

18. Machine Head – “Davidian”

17. Marilyn Manson – “Lunchbox”

16. Guns N’ Roses – “You Could Be Mine”

15. Korn – “Freak On A Leash”

14. Judas Priest – “Painkiller”

13. Sepultura – “Roots Bloody Roots”

12. Pearl Jam – “Alive”

11. Pantera – “Walk”

10. Megadeth – “Hangar 18”

9. Pantera – “Cowboys From Hell”

8. Marilyn Manson – “The Dope Show”

7. Tool – “Stinkfist”

6. Metallica – “Sad But True”

5. Iron Maiden – “Fear Of The Dark”

4. Nirvana – “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

3. Alice In Chains – “Rooster”

2. Marilyn Manson – “The Beautiful People”

1. Slipknot – “Surfacing”


Pretty decent list, I suppose. Oh, and no word on voter criteria: your grandmother could very well have put Marilyn and Slipknot at the top of the list.  That was a joke. Kind of.

Ben Borcher

Ben Borcher

From Powell, Wyoming. Moved to San Antonio, Texas. Married, 3/kids. Faith, family, music, and mountain biking. Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Type O Negative, Opeth, Pantera, Amon Amarth, Metallica, and Johnny Cash!
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