Top 10 Power Ballads by Metal Bands

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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 UListen to Sample
2 Nothing Else Matters - Metallica UListen to Sample
3 The Unforgiven - Metallica UListen to Sample
4 One - Metallica UListen to Sample
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 Fade To Black - Metallica UListen to Sample
7 Lord of the Rings - Blind Guardian
8 Sinner - Theocracy UListen to Sample
9 Cemetery Gates - Pantera

Best power ballad ever

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10 Love's Tragedy Asunder - Demons & Wizards UListen to Sample

The Contenders

11 Ghost of Freedom - Iced Earth UListen to Sample
12 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

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13 Return to Serenity - Testament UListen to Sample
14 Communion and the Oracle - Symphony X UListen to Sample
15 Catch the Rainbow - Rainbow UListen to Sample
16 Bleeding Me - Metallica UListen to Sample
17 Dreamer Deceiver - Judas Priest UListen to Sample
18 Send Me An Angel - Scorpions UListen to Sample
19 The Man (That I Don't Know) - Primal Fear
20 Dreaming (Tell Me) - Yngwie UListen to Sample
21 In My Time of Need - Opeth UListen to Sample
22 Path of Glory - Demons & Wizards
23 Teräksen Taakka - Teräsbetoni
24 Sleeping Sun - Nightwish UListen to Sample
25 The Unforgiven II - Metallica UListen to Sample
26 Love Conquers All - Deep Purple UListen to Sample
27 Summer's Rain - Savatage UListen to Sample
28 A Tale That Wasn't Right - Helloween UListen to Sample
29 This Love - Pantera UListen to Sample
30 Uudestisyntynyt - Teräsbetoni UListen to Sample
31 Floods - Pantera UListen to Sample
32 My Immortal - Evanescence UListen to Sample
33 A Greater Darkness - Moonspell UListen to Sample
34 Under Grey Skies - Kamelot UListen to Sample
35 Down Where I Am - Demons & Wizards UListen to Sample
36 Ever Dream - Nightwish UListen to Sample
37 Strange World - Iron Maiden UListen to Sample
38 Still Loving You - Scorpions UListen to Sample
39 Wind of Change - Scorpions UListen to Sample
40 Holiday - Scorpions UListen to Sample
41 Wasting Love - Iron Maiden UListen to Sample
42 You and I - Scorpions

Wrong sample - it's not Scorpions. - Metal_Treasure

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43 Our Loved Ones - Volbeat UListen to Sample
44 Bulletproof - Queensryche UListen to Sample
45 White Omega - Moonspell UListen to Sample
46 The Ballad - Testament UListen to Sample
47 The Day that Never Comes - Metallica UListen to Sample
48 The Outlaw Torn - Metallica UListen to Sample
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