Best Metal Songs to Play at Your FuneralSome 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
About how the guitarists (Jon Schaffer) friend (who came up with the band name) died in a motorcycle accident.
About two car accidents the singer (Hansi Kürsch) 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
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.
About the death of a female lover and the prospect of dying or committing suicide and rejoining her in the afterlife.
The perfect metal song for a funeral. It's a tribute to long lost friends who died too early.
One of the songs off of their concept album Metropolis Part 2.
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.
Zakk Wylde dedicated this song to Dimebag Darrell (who was shot and killed a year before this song was recorded).
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).
Definitely this. Please listen to this song its really short. R.I.P Chuck Schuldiner.
:( - GuitarGodSam
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2. Watching Over Me-Iced Earth
3. Orion - Metallica