Pantera and Megadeth Classics Make Top Metal Songs of All Time List
40. "Cemetery Gates," Pantera: The longest song Pantera ever recorded, "Cemetery Gates" stood out on the band's already impressive fifth album, Cowboys from Hell, which was released in 1990. Frontman Phil Anselmo has said the song is about a female friend who committed suicide. "When I wrote the lyrics I did not want them to be too personal, because that can be cheesy," Anselmo said during a live Ustream chat last year. "I also had to make sure that the lyrics would not take away from the song, because that was one of our best songs." – Ellen Barnes
37. "Peace Sells," Megadeth: No song better exemplifies Megadeth's thrash metal brilliance better than "Peace Sells" does. From the memorable, Primus-like opening bass line to the galloping 4/4 attack that sends the track to its ferocious conclusion, this classic contains all the ingredients that made the mid-'80s such a heyday for metal guitar. As opposed to being merely flashy, the shredding never sounded more essential to the song at-hand. – Russell Hall See who else made today's list
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