Best Metal Ballads


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41 The Burning Red - Machine Head
42 Still Loving You - Scorpions

Still stirs up old memories of a former girlfriend

I just can't believe there ar 35 Rock ballads better than this,come on get it right?

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43 Tears - X-Japan

So beautiful, needs to be number one and the guitar solo is enough to make someone cry!

The last live version of this song before the band broke up is awesome - drippingly sentimental but they own it and it works.

44 Ghost of Freedom - Iced Earth

This ballad is amazing. Great vocals. - Metal_Treasure


45 Wasting Love - Iron Maiden

How is maiden not in the top 10? This is an amazing metal ballard!

Avenged Sevenfold (which is teenager garbage) is higher than this masterpiece.

This should be number 1 this is such a masterpiece

Awesome power ballad!

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46 Catch the Rainbow - Rainbow
47 Kill the Pain - Accept
48 Heart of Steel - Manowar

It is the best metal ballad ever! But Manowar has the ballad, batter than this. It is The Master Of The Wind! This two ballads the best in hole world!

This ballad simply kicks ass. Eric's vocals are at his best in my opinion.


49 Victim of Changes - Judas Priest
50 Soldier of Fortune - Deep Purple

A perfect ballad. - Metal_Treasure

51 Darkness - Disturbed

The original Sound of Silence. Massively underrated and is a beautiful ending to their album Believe.

52 Teräksen Taakka (Burden of Steel) - Teräsbetoni

My fave ballad in another language (Finnish). I don't understand a single word but the vocals are amazing (Jarkko Ahola).
I think Jarkko Ahola is the best metal singer from Finland. He's so unnoticed and underrated. - Metal_Treasure

53 Forever and One - Helloween

Never listened to Helloween all that much (a Maiden fan most of all), but after hearing this song, I can safely say it is THE best ballad out there. No Metallica, Maiden or even Judas ballads come even close. One has to be honest.

LOVE this song. Glad someone put it in this list.

This the best! If you don't like it

54 Amamos La Vida - Accept
55 Legenda Wyśniona - Kat V 1 Comment
56 Fear Of The Dark - Iron Maiden

Best song of the best metal band ever. A real anthem. Saw them live and still can't forget this day.

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57 Love Me Forever - Motörhead

Super powerful!

58 Dreamer Deceiver - Judas Priest

Greatest ballad of all time. Captures pure emotion, and displays Robs vocal talent to their full potential. The dramatic guitar solo only hightens the greatness that this song is. Beautiful in every sense of the word.

59 Promises - Megadeth V 1 Comment
60 So Far Away - Avenged Sevenfold

This song is about 77 places too high on this list.

73?... What is not perfect in this song?

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