Top 10 Rock and Metal Songs About Death


The Top Ten

1 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden

A classic metal song about a prisoner about to be executed. With a great production, vocals, lyrics ('If there's a God, why does he let me go? ', 'Life down here is just a strange illusion') and influences from progressive metal there too. A fantastic song and a fitting one to close out this gem of an album. - Mrveteran

2 Beyond the Realms of Death - Judas Priest
3 Cemetery Gates - Pantera

Really good - EliHbk

4 The End - The Doors
5 Powerslave - Iron Maiden
6 My Last Sunrise - Demons & Wizards
7 Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton
8 Death Row - Pentagram
9 Jeremy - Pearl Jam
10 Fiddler on the Green - Demons & Wizards

It's about a girl dying in a car accident. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Scene Eight: The Spirit Carries On - Dream Theater
12 Death Is Just A Feeling - Avantasia
13 When Death Comes Knocking - Primal Fear
14 See You on the Other Side - Ozzy Osbourne
15 Curse My Name - Blind Guardian
16 A Past and Future Secret - Blind Guardian
17 (Don't Fear) the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
18 Fade to Black - Metallica
19 One - Metallica

A very intense song about a World War One soldier being practically a vegetable, losing all senses thanks to a landmine. - Mrveteran

20 Banish from Sanctuary - Blind Guardian

It's about the life of John the Baptist and his death: "I hear the hangman coming, I wait for execution". - Metal_Treasure

21 The Passing Light of Day - Pain of Salvation
22 The Great Gig in the Sky - Pink Floyd
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