Saddest Heavy Metal Songs

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21 Born Foam: Backtrack - Between the Buried and Me
22 Behind Blue Eyes - Limp Bizkit

No. This is a sub par cover of a legendary song. - ryanrimmel

23 Down Where I Am - Demons & Wizards

A father rejects his newborn child diagnosed with Down Syndrome. The song describes the struggle of the father and the emotions going in and out of his mind.
"I don't wanna hold you
(Please tell me why)
I don't wanna see you
'Cause even your smile hurts
Oh, it hurts like hell
...
Let's face it here and now
You're not welcome you should know
I fear my heart and fear my soul
Life goes on it surely will
Without me it will wither
... My tear of joy turned into grief
(I don't wanna stand it anymore)" - Metal_Treasure

24 Here Comes the Tears - Judas Priest
25 I Won't See You Tonight - Avenged Sevenfold

I honestly don't see how this isn't in at least the top 10. I mean dang... this song can make a 6ft 7 person cry his eyes out! Love this song and love this band also. R.I.P The Rev

26 The Unforgiven - Metallica

Should be higher on the list. "new born joins this earth and quickly he's subdued, through constant pain and scourge the young boy learns the rules" a sad song for sure and really good

Should be in top 5

27 A Tout Le Monde - Megadeth

This should definitely be higher on the list. It definitely brought out Dave and the rest of the band's emotions.

One of the only metal songs that has actually made me cry.

28 Path of Glory - Demons & Wizards

"In a world of broken dreams
Depressed and haunting me
No way out
So many times it's hopeless dark and gray
No way out
And other times it's hope that saves the day" - Metal_Treasure

29 Love's Tragedy Asunder - Demons and Wizards

It's about a man whose wife is terminally ill, and he assists her suicide, and ends up killing himself.
A great song. - Metal_Treasure

30 Wings for Marie - Tool

The saddest song I've ever listened and will ever listen to. The musician ship is some of the best you will ever hear, the lyrics about the death of his mother is just emotional.

This two part song is about frontman Maynard Keenan's mother, her death, the events leading up to her death, and her speculated ascension to heaven.

31 Daddy - Korn

It's about the lead singer getting molested as a child, but his parents don't believe him. God, I'm speechless after listening to this. - NikBrusk

32 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden

Not sad, even though its about a guy being hung

33 Embrace of the Endless Ocean - Amon Amarth

The second half really did put me into tears

This one is so great!

34 Welcome Home (Sanitarium) - Metallica
35 A Place Where You Belong - Bullet for My Valentine

Cried so much during this song...

36 Diluted - Slipknot

I really love this band, I think that they should be first

37 Wrong Side of Heaven - Five Finger Death Punch

Think this isn't sad? Then go watch the music video for it. It'll have you tearing up in just a few minutes in.

38 'Til We Die - Slipknot

If you know what happened with Slipknot than you know why this song should be in the top 10!
Slipknot lost their bassist (RIP Paul gray) - METABOLICA

39 Melancholy - Iced Earth
40 To Live is to Die - Metallica

When you think about deep, powerful, emotional, sad songs, more often then not you are thinking about the lyrics.

This is a very large exception.

As most metal fans know (And all real Metallica fans) bassist Cliff Burton died touring Europe, promoting the previous album, Master of Puppets. Burton tragically died in a bus accident, and the other members of the band will never be able to shake the image of seeing just his legs sticking out from under the bus. I mean, think about that. Imagine seeing one of your dear friends lying lifeless, under a bus, right before your eyes.

Now, fast-forward to...And Justice for All. The band mostly reacted in anger about his death, which was reflected in the album. However, one song that was clearly different was this one. The first thing that a close observer will notice is that there was no bass guitar used in the song, despite Metallica already finding a new bass player. It starts slow, with a nice beat -- reflective of ...more

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