Best Metal Ballads


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41 Nymphetamine - Cradle Of Filth

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

Great song.

42 The Burning Red - Machine Head
43 Catch the Rainbow - Rainbow
44 Ghost of Freedom - Iced Earth

This ballad is amazing. Great vocals. - Metal_Treasure


45 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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46 Kill the Pain - Accept
47 Victim of Changes - Judas Priest

Amazing song!

48 Darkness - Disturbed

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

49 Soldier of Fortune - Deep Purple

A perfect ballad. - Metal_Treasure

50 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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51 The Temple of the King - Rainbow

The incredible tandem - Dio and Ritchie. - Metal_Treasure

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 Amamos La Vida - Accept
54 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.

55 Legenda Wyśniona - Kat V 1 Comment
56 Love Me Forever - Motörhead

Super powerful!

57 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.

58 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

59 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.

Maybe the best ever made!

One of the best

60 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.


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