Best Metal Ballads


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81 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.

82 Letter to Dana - Sonata Arctica
83 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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84 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

85 Acid Rain - Avenged Sevenfold
86 These Walls - Dream Theater
87 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.

88 18 and Life - Skid Row

To me this song is vastly lower than it should be, it should be in the top 10 at least, the guitar work here from rob affuso and scotti hill is exceptional, yes they're not ultra complex melodies, but they play notes with such emotion and then of course we have sebastian bach's high flying vocals, which channel that emotion even further while he hits the most unholy pitches. Truly superb ballad.

89 Communion and the Oracle - Symphony X
90 The Clouding - Iced Earth
91 A Question of Heaven - Iced Earth

It's so amazing, Matt Barlow's vocals are the best on this one. It has the best ending for a ballad the vocals at the end are supreme no one can sing this song like Barlow. This song needs to be in top 5

92 I Won't See You Tonight Part 1 - Avenged Sevenfold
93 Wander - Kamelot

Amazing track within one of the best(if not the best) power metal albums out there.
Give it a try

94 Believe - Savatage

One of the most powerful, heartfelt metal songs ever made. Should easily be number one.

One of the best songs of all time

95 Delirium - Epica

Beautiful piano and soft-sweet sound of Simone Simon, you must hear this song :D

96 Melancholy - Iced Earth
97 Ohne Dich - Rammstein
98 Far From Home - Five Finger Death Punch

An incredibly emotional song. I love it to its core.

99 The Ballad - Testament
100 Empire of the Clouds - Iron Maiden

This is tied for my all time favorite song with three others; it’s not a ballad, it’s just really, really, really, really, REALLY emotional. - CostcoHotDogs

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