Customer Reviews for

The Top 500 Heavy Metal Songs of All Time

Average Rating 4.5
( 2 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 review with 4 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2002


    Martin Popoff returns with yet another comprehensive tome of metal bits, wisdom and knowledge that can only be thought of as encyclopaedic. Like his previous metal books, Popoff's latest manifestation bases itself on three impressive characteristics: a) intelligence, b) readability, c) damn-near impossible to find insight and off-the-wall facts that even the most seasoned metallic purveyor will find interesting, unique and eye-opening. For this specific book project, Popoff asked the general public to list their top metal songs of all time (an exercise we all partook in as kids, no doubt). 4500 tunes later, The Top 500 Heavy Metal Songs Of All Time has the man not only describing inaudible intricacies I still can't figure out (witness why anyone would ever pick anything by AC/DC post Bon Scott), but he's delved into his own interview archive and compliments most song reviews with quotes from the band members themselves (Jake E. Lee discussing the solo in Ozzy's 'Bark At The Moon' is beyond cool). To top it off, Appendixes are included at the back of the book, and Martin P has compiled detailed sub-list upon sub-list of top songs, top albums, numbers of metal countries represented within the book and much more razzle dazzle to entertain you on any given day or night. Honestly, the man's a genius and if there was any justice in the world, he'd be writing for Rolling Stone or Spin (but he writes and edits for Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles, arguably a better rag than either of the aforementioned, so things kind of work out, no?). I'm impressed, yet again, with Popoff's work and the levels of comprehension, wit and foreclosure that the author has put forth. Another indelible shining mark on the metal community.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 review with 4 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1