Saddest Heavy Metal Songsryanrimmel
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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
The short lived Sludge-Stoner band had some amazing songs. This one is the best ballad they had, - ryanrimmel
This isn't metal. It's industrial/gothic rock.
This song is a soldier's point of view while he is suffering PTSD after war and eventually committing suicide.V 1 Comment
Amazingly heavy and sad musical tribute to Cliff Burton (even though the lyrics aren't about him)
How is fade to Black #1 and this ain't even in the top 10's
The melody can be darker. Is a really good song
Kerry King's sad song, especially knowing that he had to face the death of his guitar tech, and that Jeff was chasing death and he (Jeff) was declining. King vents about this, and vents about when someone refuses to stop chasing death. This song is also super heavy.
This has sad lyrics. It starts with King ranting on he fact that you can't really "know" someone until they've lost self-control. Then, King rants on the fact that Jeff Hanneman is lying to himself and that he has become a slave to discontent. The pre-chorus is probably the saddest part, especially the second pre-chorus with "Can't stop this poison welling, please just take away this feeling". The chorus is about the fact that Jeff is now "chasing death", while the post-chorus is about how many lies Jeff makes to himself. The third verse is more ranting on incompetence to fight the addiction, and how Kerry doesn't want to lose Jeff.
Overall, one of Slayer's saddest, next to Eyes Of The Insane.
Must be #1, lyrics and song are so sad, so depressive for heartbroken.
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Top Remixes (8)
2. One - Metallica
3. Fiddler on the Green - Demons & Wizards
2. Cemetery Gates - Pantera
3. Beyond the Realms of Death - Judas Priest
2. Here Comes the Tears - Judas Priest
3. Fade to Black - Metallica
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