Best Metal Songs to Play at Your Funeral

Some metal songs make absolutely beautiful funeral themes. And I have a list for all the metalheads who would like at least one of these songs to be played at their funeral.

The Top Ten

1 Watching Over Me-Iced Earth

About how the guitarists (Jon Schaffer) friend (who came up with the band name) died in a motorcycle accident.

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2 The Bard's Song (In the Forest) - Blind Guardian UListen to Sample
3 Fiddler on the Green - Demons & Wizards

About two car accidents the singer (Hansi K├╝rsch) witnessed.

Hansi turned these sad car accidents into a beautiful yet sad love story. Two kids were killed at the same intersection - a boy, and a week later - a girl.
In the song, the boy's life was taken by mistake: "Oh I really did fail for the first time, spoke the fiddler, poor old fiddler".
But these 2 kids were soulmates and that's why the girl also died a week later, to be together on the other side. "He is quite alone here and still waiting for you." The kids and the story are depicted on the album cover. - Metal_Treasure

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4 Orion - Metallica

James Hetfield even has a very beautiful tattoo - the music notes from this song played at Cliff Burton's funeral. - Metal_Treasure

They even played this at Cliff Burton's funeral.

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5 Cemetary Gates - Pantera

About the death of a female lover and the prospect of dying or committing suicide and rejoining her in the afterlife.

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6 Glory to the Brave - Hammerfall

The perfect metal song for a funeral. It's a tribute to long lost friends who died too early.

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7 The Spirit Carries On - Dream Theater

One of the songs off of their concept album Metropolis Part 2.

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8 A Tout Le Monde - Megadeth

This song is about when somebody dies unexpectedly, and they never got a chance to tell their loved ones how much they love them.

About when people have a loved one that died and they end on a bad note. They wish they could've said something to them.

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9 In This River - Black Label Society

Zakk Wylde dedicated this song to Dimebag Darrell (who was shot and killed a year before this song was recorded).

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10 Fade to Black - Metallica UListen to Sample

The Contenders

11 Expiration Date - Fear Factory UListen to Sample
12 Voice of the Soul - Death

Definitely this. Please listen to this song its really short. R.I.P Chuck Schuldiner.
:( - GuitarGodSam

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13 They Rode On - Watain

I have no idea what this song's about, but it's very soothing and could fit for funerals (even though it's by a satanic band, but let's ignore personal beliefs and enjoy the music).

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14 When the Crowds are Gone - Savatage

Perfect song for my funeral!

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