'Fake Messiah' is a single off Lamb of God's sixth studio album, 'Wrath.' The album went as high as No. 2 on Billboard 200, with sales exceeding 68,000 in its first week.
'This Continuum' is a song off Throwdown's sixth studio album, 'Deathless.' The album artwork for 'Deathless' was done by Demon Hunter vocalist Ryan Clark who has also done album art for Norma Jean, August Burns Red, Haste The Day and others.
The first single off Megadeth's 12th studio album was released as a free download on the band's official site, after previously only being available if fans called a hotline to hear it. This top metal song of 2009 is about the medieval torture device of the same name, describing what it would do to the person placed under it.
'Rammlied' was a B-side on the German metal band's single release for 'Pussy.' An exclusive remix of the song is also available on iTunes, which can be found on Rammstein's sixth studio album 'Liebe ist für alle da,' which is German for "Love is there for everyone."
'Bloodlines' is featured on 'Dethalbum II,' the second full length album by virtual band Dethklok, from the animated sitcom 'Metalocalypse.' All of Dethklok's songs were written and composed by 'Metalocalyse' creator Brendon Small.
This top metal song of 2009 is a track from Slayer's 11th studio album, 'World Painted Blood.' The album has four different covers that when put together, create a world map covered in blood.
'No One Gets Left Behind'
'No One Gets Left Behind' is a track from Five Finger Death Punch's second studio album, 'War Is The Answer.' It debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 selling approximately 44,000 copies in its first week.
'Beautiful And Strange'
'Beautiful and Strange' is a song from Mudvayne's upcoming self-titled album. On Oct. 7, Mudvayne revealed the song, which creates a mix of styles used in 'The New Game' and older albums as well. The self-titled album drops on Dec. 21, but you can download the three-song EP on iTunes.
'In Ashes They Shall Reap'
Featured on their fifth studio self-titled album, this No. 1 metal song of 2009 showcases the band's scream/sing vocal style. Frontman Jamey Jasta says for their album the band stayed true to what their fans know and love, mentioning, "[we]added a few brutal new ingredients and we're more than amped on the results. Violence is a given!"