Most Heart-Breaking Rock/Metal Songs

Some of the most depressing and sad Rock/Metal songs that make you want to cry your eyes out.

The Top Ten

1 Never Too Late - Three Days Grace V 1 Comment
2 Nutshell - Alice in Chains

This song is very sad - it's about Layne's heroin addiction and what hell it is. The lines about "privacy" and "we chase misprinted lies" refer to magazine articles stating that he was dead due to Alice In Chains long hiatus. Layne felt trapped by his addiction. - Metal_Treasure

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3 Snuff - Slipknot V 1 Comment
4 Black - Pearl Jam V 1 Comment
5 One - Metallica V 1 Comment
6 Today - Smashing Pumpkins

The Smashing Pumpkins- Today

"Today is the greatest day I've ever known; can't live for tomorrow, I might not have that long...I'll tear my heart out... Before I get out. Pink ribbon scars- that never forget- I tried so hard to cleanse these regrets. My angel wings were bruised and restrained" - Blazer350

7 Pittsburgh - The Amity Affliction V 1 Comment
8 Beyond the Realms of Death - Judas Priest

It's a suicide song."He had enough, he couldn't take anymore". Very emotional song, great vocals. - Metal_Treasure

9 Fiddler On The Green - Demons & Wizards

It's based on real life events - the singer & lyricist witnessed two car accidents that killed a boy and a girl in one week (same place! ). The ballad describes the second accident, with the girl. She and the boy who died before were soulmates. - Metal_Treasure

10 Solitude - Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath- Solitude

"Oh where will I go to? And what will I do? Nothing can please me; only thoughts are of you. You had just laughed when I begged you to stay; but I've not stopped crying since you went away" - Blazer350

The Contenders

11 Fade To Black - Metallica V 1 Comment
12 Falling Away from Me - Korn V 2 Comments
13 Jeremy - Pearl Jam

About a teen who committed suicide in class. "Jeremy spoke in class today... Try to forget this, try to erase this from the blackboard". - Metal_Treasure

14 The Unforgiven - Metallica V 1 Comment
15 Daddy - Korn
16 Down Where I Am - Demons & Wizards

About a father who is depressed (down) because his newborn child was diagnosed with Down Syndrome. "I don't wanna hold you, please tell me why, I don't wanna see you. 'Cause even your smile hurts, Oh, it hurts like hell... I don't wanna stand it anymore". - Metal_Treasure

17 All These Things I Hate (Revolve Around Me) - Bullet for My Valentine V 1 Comment
18 My Last Sunrise - Demons & Wizards

One of the most intense metal songs ever (lyrics, music, vocals).
"These are my last words - I need to rest. In fear and anger, I'll lay down my head. A faithless spirit in a broken man... The hope became another lie". - Metal_Treasure

19 Gary Jules - Mad World V 1 Comment
20 A Past And Future Secret - Blind Guardian

Some of the most sorrowful music and vocals I've ever heard. The song is about King Arthur's death. "My song of the end, I had seen it in my dreams, my song of the end. I can't stop the darkening clouds. I feel cold". - Metal_Treasure

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Top Remixes

1. One - Metallica
2. Beyond the Realms of Death - Judas Priest
3. Fiddler On The Green - Demons & Wizards
1. Never Too Late - Three Days Grace
2. Snuff - Slipknot
3. Nutshell - Alice in Chains



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