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
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Top Remixes

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



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