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
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

Best power ballad ever

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 Ghost of Freedom - Iced Earth
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

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

Wrong sample - it's not Scorpions. - Metal_Treasure

43 Our Loved Ones - Volbeat
44 Bulletproof - Queensryche
45 White Omega - Moonspell
46 The Ballad - Testament
47 The Day that Never Comes - Metallica
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2. Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
3. The Unforgiven - Metallica
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