Top 10 Power Ballads by Metal Bands

Power ballads are rock style ballads found in rock and metal music. They are mostly slow-paced songs that usually build to a louder, faster or more emotive chorus. Many metal songs have unusual structures and some of them have no choruses so the climax is achieved in a different way.

Power ballads aren't very typical for the metal genre but they exist. Some metal bands created power ballads that are closer to the rock style, while others - closer to the metal style. Both types are OK but I would give preference to power ballads with a more metal sound.

The Top Ten

1 Beyond the Realms of Death - Judas Priest
2 Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
3 The Unforgiven - Metallica
4 One - Metallica
5 Fiddler On The Green - Demons & Wizards

A song without a chorus that has a progressive structure and different parts aren't repeated. The climax of the song is obviously the amazing scream Hansi Kürsch performed towards the end - a long, controlled, emotional and melodic scream. - Metal_Treasure

6 Cemetery Gates - Pantera
7 Fade To Black - Metallica
8 Lord of the Rings - Blind Guardian
9 Love's Tragedy Asunder - Demons & Wizards
10 Sinner - Theocracy

The Contenders

11 I Died for You - Iced Earth

The song sample is wrong - it's not the original studio version, it's a live version with a different singer. - Metal_Treasure

12 Ghost of Freedom - Iced Earth
13 Return to Serenity - Testament
14 Catch the Rainbow - Rainbow
15 The Man (That I Don't Know) - Primal Fear
16 Dreaming (Tell Me) - Yngwie
17 In My Time of Need - Opeth
18 Path of Glory - Demons & Wizards
19 Teräksen Taakka - Teräsbetoni
20 Sleeping Sun - Nightwish
PSearch List

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Top 10 Power Metal Bands Best Symphonic / Power Metal Bands Bands That Should Be In The Big Four of Power Metal Top 10 Christian Power Metal Bands Top 10 Underrated Power Metal Bands

List Stats

45 listings
356 days old

Top Remixes

1. Beyond the Realms of Death - Judas Priest
2. Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
3. The Unforgiven - Metallica



Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.