The Faction Hardest 100 Metal songs of all time revealed: Architects, Metallica, Parkway Drive top
The Faction 24/7 heavy radio counted down THE HARDEST 100 this weekend, Australia’s biggest ever poll of the greatest metal songs of all time. With over 15,000 votes tallied, the countdown was a smorgasbord of ‘what a banger’s and ‘shoulda been higher’s. Hosted by Dead Letter Circus’ Kim Benzie, The Beautiful Monument’s Lizi Blanco and Wall of Sound’s Brownie, the epic day culminated with the crowning of #1 as voted by The Faction listeners, Architects with their epic hit Doomsday.
The countdown was celebrated with parties both private and public as the nation’s metalheads came together to pay respect to the history of the world’s best genre. "The votes from The Faction listeners have produced a stunning list of songs that prove why metal is among the most successful genres in the world," said The Faction Content Director Tim Price. "From Black Sabbath through to Architects, just as The Faction is a celebration of metal in all its forms, The Hardest 100 has well and truly delivered a flag to wave for the genre." The Hardest 100 was so popular it maxed out the servers, becoming easily the biggest day of streaming in the station’s history. The countdown will be replayed for those who missed out or those who want to relive it from 3pm Monday March 19 and again from midday on Sunday March 25.
You can also listen to the whole list right now at The Faction’s Spotify and Apple Music Hardest 100 playlists.
THE FACTION HARDEST 100 OF ALL TIME 1. Architects - Doomsday 2. Metallica - Master Of Puppets 3. Parkway Drive - Carrion 4. Metallica - One 5. Rage Against The Machine - Killing In The Name 6. Polaris - The Remedy 7. A Day To Remember - The Downfall of Us All 8. System of a Down - Chop Suey! 9. Tool - Forty Six and Two 10. Slipknot - Duality 11. Black Sabbath - War Pigs 12. Architects - Nihilist 13. Slipknot - Wait and Bleed 14. Deftones - My Own Summer (Shove It) 15. Tool - Stinkfist 16. Slayer - Raining Blood 17. Alexisonfire - This Could Be Anywhere In The World 18. Black Sabbath - Paranoid 19. Bullet For My Valentine - Tears Don't Fall 20. Karnivool - Themata 21. Slayer - Angel Of Death 22. Parkway Drive - Romance is Dead 23. Meshuggah - Bleed 24. A Perfect Circle - Judith 25. Thy Art is Murder - Reign of Darkness 26. Bring Me The Horizon - Shadow Moses 27. Pantera - Walk 28. Bring Me The Horizon - Sleepwalking 29. Tool - Lateralus 30. A Day To Remember - All I Want 31. AC/DC - Highway to Hell 32. Machine Head - Davidian 33. Northlane - Quantum Flux 34. In Hearts Wake - Earthwalker Feat. Joel Birch from The Amity Affliction 35. AC/DC - Back in Black 36. 30 Seconds to Mars - The Kill 37. The Amity Affliction - Pittsburgh 38. Alice In Chains - Would? 39. Rage Against The Machine - Bulls On Parade 40. Slipknot - Psychosocial 41. Disturbed - Down With The Sickness 42. Architects - Gravity 43. Megadeth - Holy Wars... The Punishment Due 44. Northlane - Dispossession 45. Metallica - Battery 46. Parkway Drive - Smoke 'Em If Ya Got 'Em 47. Marilyn Manson - The Beautiful People 48. Pantera - Domination 49. Korn - Freak on a Leash 50. Faith No More - The Gentle Art Of Making Enemies 51. Metallica - Enter Sandman 52. Killswitch Engage - The End Of Heartache 53. Korn - Blind 54. Slipknot - (sic) 55. The Amity Affliction - Youngbloods 56. The Amity Affliction - Open Letter 57. Parkway Drive - Bottom Feeder 58. Slipknot - Spit It Out 59. Motorhead - Ace Of Spades 60. A Day To Remember - All Signs Point to Lauderdale 61. Dio - Holy Diver 62. Fear Factory - Replica 63. Metallica - Fade To Black 64. Hellions - Thresher 65. Rammstein - Du Hast 66. Lamb of God - Laid To Rest 67. Tool - The Pot 68. Faith No More - Epic 69. Iron Maiden - Run to the Hills 70. Parkway Drive - Sleepwalker 71. Linkin Park - One Step Closer 72. Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit 73. Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast 74. Black Sabbath - Iron Man 75. Parkway Drive - Horizons 76. Sepultura - Roots Bloody Roots 77. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath 78. Limp Bizkit - Break Stuff 79. Tool - Sober 80. Alice Cooper - Poison 81. Metallica - For Whom The Bell Tolls 82. Bring Me The Horizon - Drown 83. System of a Down - Toxicity 84. Karnivool - Roquefort 85. Pantera - I’m Broken 86. Metallica - Creeping Death 87. Polaris - Lucid 88. Alter Bridge - Blackbird 89. Asking Alexandria - Final Episode 90. Fear Factory - Demanufacture 91. Judas Priest - Painkiller 92. Iron Maiden - Hallowed Be Thy Name 93. Korn - Got the Life 94. Parkway Drive - Crushed 95. Mastodon - Oblivion 96. Deftones - Be Quiet And Drive 97. Opeth - Blackwater Park 98. Refused - New Noise 99. Slipknot - The Devil in I 100. Lamb of God – Redneck