In this list of the Top 40 Rock and Metal Songs of December 2011, Avenged Sevenfold’s epic single ‘Buried Alive’ takes the No. 1 spot. The band is currently on their ‘Buried Alive’ tour with Hollywood Undead, Asking Alexandria and Black Veil Brides.

The next song up is Mastodon’s ‘Curl of the Burl,’ followed by Sixx A.M.'s ‘This Is Gonna Hurt.’ The rest of the Top 5 on this list is made up of songs from Chevelle and Megadeth. This chart also features tunes by Lacuna Coil, Anthrax, Rise Against and many others.

So, check out the songs that are either taking over radio or taking over our headphones in December:

Top 40 Rock and Metal Songs – December 2011

1. Avenged Sevenfold – ‘Buried Alive’
2. Mastodon – ‘Curl of the Burl’
3. Sixx A.M. – ‘This Is Gonna Hurt’
4. Chevelle – ‘Face to the Floor’
5. Megadeth – ‘Public Enemy No. 1’
6. Anthrax – ‘The Devil You Know’
7. Lacuna Coil – ‘Trip the Darkness’
8. Volbeat – ‘A Warrior’s Call’
9. Korn, feat. Skrillex & Kill the Noise -  'Narcissistic Cannibal'
10. Kyng – ‘Falling Down’
11. Machine Head – ‘Locust’
12. The Devil Wears Prada –‘Born to Lose’
13. Foo Fighters – ‘These Days’
14. Bush – ‘The Sound of Winter’
15. Seether – ‘Tonight’
16. Red Hot Chili Peppers - ‘The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie’
17. Brian ‘Head’ Welch – ‘Paralyzed’
18. Jane’s Addiction – ‘Underground’
19. All That Remains – ‘The Waiting One’
20. Trivium – ‘Built To Fall’
21. Five Finger Death Punch – ‘Remember Everything’
22. Evanescence – ‘What You Want’
23. Disturbed – ‘Hell’
24. Falling In Reverse – ‘I’m Not a Vampire’
25. Rise Against – ‘Make It Stop (September’s Children)’
26. Rev Theory – ‘The Fire’
27. Art of Dying – ‘Get Thru This’
28. Cavo – ‘Thieves’
29. Theory of a Deadman – ‘Bitch Came Back’
30. Nickelback – ‘Bottoms Up’
31. A Day to Remember – ‘It’s Complicated’
32. Adelitas Way – ‘The Collapse’
33. Serj Tankian – ‘Total Paranoia’
34. Cold – ‘Wicked World’
35. Steel Panther – ’17 Girls In a Row’
36. Egypt Central – ‘Kick Ass’
37. Man Made Machine – ‘Victim’
38. Seven Day Sonnet – ‘Farewell To the Good Days’
39. Redlight King - ‘Bullet In My Hand’
40. Black Stone Cherry - ‘Blame It On the Boom Boom’

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