The 2021 edition of our annual report continues with our list of the 30 best metal and hard rock songs of 2021. At the end of the year, stay tuned for more awards, lists and articles on the best music, movie and television of 2021. You can find it all in one place here.
Another heavy year deserves another original soundtrack of songs. As we still find ourselves in the midst of a pandemic, our favorite deeds continue to produce tunes that spark inspiration, hope, anger, rage, sorrow, and all the emotions that come with the uncertain world in which we live.
Music serves as the escape we need during difficult times, briefly distracting our attention from the daily grind or reminding us that there is always beauty in the world no matter what. In 2021, we were once again fortunate to have a wide array of stellar music from metal and hard rock acts that did just that.
The iconic Iron Maiden showed no signs of slowing down, while the other Guns N ‘Roses legends finally released a few “new” songs. A number of acts – like Slipknot, Halestorm, Ghost, and Zeal & Ardor – didn’t release any new feature films this year, but gave us a wonderful taste of what was to come by triggering singles ahead of their. 2022 albums.
Meanwhile, young guns like Turnstile, Mammoth WVH by Wolfgang Van Halen 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 30 best metal and hard rock songs below.
Editor-in-Chief, Heavy Consequence