1. Strength of the World, by Avenged Sevenfold
The longest track from City of Evil, Strength of the World is a criminally under rated song. It feels like a big long epic song that you would hear on a movie soundtrack. It blends an orchestra with a metal band incredibly well. It's really a shame you don't hear this song played by the band in a live setting at all any more.
2. Phantom of the Opera, by Iron Maiden
This in my opinion is the absolute greatest song that Iron Maiden has ever written. It has absolutely nothing to do with the play/musical, but it is fantastic nonetheless. The song structure flows and changes up seamlessly, the guitar solos and harmonies are impeccably melodic and fast, and the vocals are surprisingly harmonious and powerful. Great early power metal tune.
3. Peace Sells, by Megadeth
Ever need to listen to a politically charged song that the Joe Every-man can relate to? This song shows how little remorse young Dave Mustaine had for his words and actions in regards to letting the government and society know just how he felt about them. Chris Poland's lead guitar work is pretty respectable here too.
4. Jump in the Fire, by Metallica
There is some nifty quick riffing around in this tune. Not surprising considering it was written by Dave Mustaine before he was fired from the band. It pulses and pounds relentlessly for the entire duration of the song. This of course was back when they had a solid rhythm section and weren't trying to copy off themselves.
5. Steal Away (The Night), by Ozzy Osbourne
This was the closing song on Ozzy Osbourne's debut solo album The Blizzard of Ozz. It has some killer riffs and solos from the late Randy Rhoads with the rhythm section bringing up the rear with a wild yet steady chugging. It is the ultimate song of escaping, grabbing your gal, getting on a bike, and stealing away into the night.