Best Metal Ballads


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61 Master of the Wind - Manowar
62 Tears of the Dragon - Bruce Dickinson
63 The Temple of the King - Rainbow

The incredible tandem - Dio and Ritchie. - Metal_Treasure

64 So Far Away - Avenged Sevenfold

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

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

65 In My Darkest Hour - Megadeth

This song should easily have made the top twenty...

It's a great song, but not sure it classifies as ballad. On this album Mary-Jane is the most ballad(ish) song, however is still not a ballad. No real ballads on the So far, so good... so what! album. - abyx

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66 Welcome Home (Sanitarium) - Metallica

Fantastic lyrics, makes you want to break out of your cell... even though you're just at home listening to music - Songsta41

You can feel mental insanity of the character in this song

For me this is Metallica's best song with the best lyrics. Only cemetery gates and in my darkest hour come somewhat close to this song

Unbelievable, one of the most important songs they have done.

67 The Day That Never Comes - Metallica

Great Riffs and big Movie!

68 To Bid You Farewell - Opeth

This should be rank 1! this takes you away from where ever you are.

69 Lake of Tears - Gamma Ray

One of the most beautiful ballads! Must listen

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70 Black Diamond - Stratovarius
71 Łza Dla Cieniów Minionych - Kat
72 The Islander - Nightwish

The Islander is this low? Nothing Nightwish has ever created should be this low! Nightwish is the best metal band of all time. And the Islander should be at least in the top 5 of this list! The Islander not only has outstanding music but amazingly intelligent, deep lyrics. No way The Islander can be this low.

73 Until it Sleeps - Metallica
74 Strange World - Iron Maiden

I can't get enough of this song, truly one of their most underrated songs. Also melody at the start is just flawless.

75 Sleeping (In the Fire) - W.A.S.P.

That's one of my favorite ballads. Why is so far from the top. At least 5th place or higher!

WASP is one of the must underrated bands, everyone have at least one record of them... but nobody give to them the right place, as musicians, as brutal show or their contribution to the metal scene, Lawless always have a tendence for writing epic songs... but Sleeping in the fire is a total blowmind!

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76 Journeyman - Iron Maiden
77 Vermilion, Pt. 2 - Slipknot

It's an amazingly great and extraordinary song, which can move everyone's heart. It will be following you, everywhere you go, do you'll be humming and singing it, whenever you think no one is looking

Lyrics... more then just words, pure coloured emotion...

My favorite song.

A truly underrated Slipknot song - sextysex

78 Acid Rain - Avenged Sevenfold
79 These Walls - Dream Theater
80 Trail of Broken Hearts - DragonForce

This song has all the attributes of a metal ballad, plus an extremely engaging and inspired solo. Try it!

Such a beautiful and powerful song. One of my favorites.

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