Best Metal Ballads

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21 Seize the Day - Avenged Sevenfold

THIS IS MY LIST!
1. Endless Rain - X Japan
2. Dear God - Avenged Sevenfold
3. Another Day - Dream Theater
4. Seize The Day - Avenged Sevenfold
5. Snuff - Slipknot
6. The Last Song - X Japan
7. So Far Away - Avenged Sevenfold
8. Beyond the Realms of Death - Judas Priest
9. Say Anything - X-Japan
10. Fear Of The Dark - Iron Maiden

Where is:
Dear God? It's an incredibly good song, although I hate it.
A Little Piece of Heaven? Enough said
So Far Away? Jimmy's tribute song
Warmness on the soul? Great lyrics

Where is dear god, warmness on the sol and so far away?

they're a bunch of rip offs

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22 I Remember You - Skid Row

This song should be in the top ten

Should be in at least top 3

23 The Heart Collector - Nevermore
24 Floods - Pantera

One of the best ballad, Floods is at the same time powerful, strong, dark and contains this famous final riff.

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

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25 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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26 In the End - Anthrax
27 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

28 Wind Of Change - Scorpions

Great song!

29 The Silent Man - Dream Theater
30 No More Tears - Ozzy Osbourne
31 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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32 Harvest - Opeth

This should be WAY higher.

33 Mama, I'm Coming Home - Ozzy Osbourne
34 The Conflagration - Stone Sour
35 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

36 Paradise Lost - Symphony X

My god, this song is amazing

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

37 The Years of Decay - Overkill

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

38 Dreaming (Tell me) - Yngwie

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

39 This Love - Pantera
40 Nymphetamine - Cradle Of Filth

Not many people know of this piece, but it is certainly worthy of this list.

Great song.

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