Best Metal Ballads


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21 I Remember You - Skid Row

This song should be in the top ten

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22 The Heart Collector - Nevermore
23 Fiddler On the Green - Demons and Wizards

Even more beautiful when you know the poignant story behind the lyrics.

OK, here's the story: Hansi (singer & lyricist) witnessed two car accidents in one week and two kids were killed - a boy and a girl.
Interpretation of the story in the song: Death took the life of the boy by mistake and to make up for it, the reaper also took the life of the girl, who his soulmate would have been in life. - Metal_Treasure

A song of incredibly moving beauty and power. The story that it illustrates is pefectly heartbeaking and adds a feeling of otherworldliness to the song. The build and release that it creates when the climax is reached is exquisite, I have seen this song leave those uninitiated in the metal genre baffled after their preconceptions are turned on their heads. It's execelent.

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24 Floods - Pantera

This song left me out of words after the song ended. It's perhaps my favorite Pantera song. - Mumbizz01

This song has one of the best guitar solos ever

This is the best ballad ever

The best

25 Voice of the Soul - Death

Beautiful instrumental from death metal gods death how this isn't higher blows my mind chuck schuldiner was a legend and there last album the sound of perseverance is a classic not just for death metal fans. The full album is basically a progressive death metal album and it kicks ass the only reason I can think of to why this isn't higher is because it is not a power ballad and is an instrumental DEFINITELY check this song out, you will be amazed

You don't need lyrics to touch emotions. This song proves the statement.

Chuck rules the world

26 Wind Of Change - Scorpions V 1 Comment
27 The Silent Man - Dream Theater
28 When All Is Lost - Symphony X

Some of the most meaningful lyrics I have ever seen and heard in a song. It easily rivals any other metal ballad out there. This song NEEDS to be mainstream!

The beginning is slow then a real drive! Love this song very much! This is my life symphony

What Went Wrong, Where have all the heroes Gone?!
This song is so meaningful & the lines are basically Incredible!

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29 Harvest - Opeth V 1 Comment
30 Mama, I'm Coming Home - Ozzy Osbourne
31 The Conflagration - Stone Sour
32 My Last Sunrise - Demons and Wizards

One of the most emotive metal ballads and one of the greatest vocal performances in metal.

There's only one metal ballad that moves me so much - Beyond the Realms of Death by Judas Priest. - Metal_Treasure

33 Paradise Lost - Symphony X

My god, this song is amazing

Simply the most emotional Song
And the best singer of our time.

34 The Years of Decay - Overkill

Best one, it is similar to cemetery gates but somehow more touching in my opinion.

35 Dreaming (Tell me) - Yngwie

Classy, exquisite ballad. Great guitars and vox, too. - Metal_Treasure

36 This Love - Pantera
37 Before the Dawn - Judas Priest

Why this song on 45th? This is the best slow song from judas priest until now...

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38 Anthem - Iced Earth
39 Sinner - Theocracy

One of the best ballads by a new band (new - 21st centuty) - Metal_Treasure

40 Tides of Time - Epica
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Top Remixes (13)

1. Collapse - Vektor
2. Hollow - Pantera
3. The Heart Collector - Nevermore
1. Fade To Black - Metallica
2. Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
3. Silent Lucidity - Queensryche
1. Beyond the Realms of Death - Judas Priest
2. Fade To Black - Metallica
3. Changes - Black Sabbath

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