Saddest Heavy Metal Songs


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41 Ohne dich - Rammstein

Because Rammstein

42 Screams of the Butterfly - Acid Bath

The short lived Sludge-Stoner band had some amazing songs. This one is the best ballad they had, - ryanrimmel

You'll probably have a hard time finding this one to listen to because their record company doesn't like people posting their stuff but this one is incredible. From my understanding this song is about a girl whose life kind of went downhill. In the song she gets an abortion and the child dying is supposed to be symbolic of the innocent life she had before.
"the scalpel shines in god's sunshine the street lights whisper pain, down here near the poison stream our god has gone insane". One of my favorite lines of the song
bass and guitars have great tones that really help send the sad vibe home. I'd try to find the studio album version and not the one from the demo (honestly the whole first album is great by the way if you're having trouble finding it to listen to for free id reccomend just buying it)

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

Cried so much during this song...

45 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.

46 Coma White - Marilyn Manson

This isn't metal. It's industrial/gothic rock.

47 Eyes of the Insane - Slayer

This song is a soldier's point of view while he is suffering PTSD after war and eventually committing suicide.

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48 Nemo - Nightwish
49 To Walk the Infernal Fields - Darkthrone
50 Evil in a Closet - In Flames
51 Black Star - Yngwie
52 To Hell and Back - Sabaton
53 Black Spell of Destruction - Burzum

The melody can be darker. Is a really good song

54 Chasing Death - Slayer

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.

55 A Question of Heaven - Iced Earth
56 I Want to Die - Mortal Love

Must be #1, lyrics and song are so sad, so depressive for heartbroken.

57 Man That You Fear - Marilyn Manson
58 A Greater Darkness - Moonspell
59 Sinner - Theocracy
60 The Chosen Pessimist - In Flames V 2 Comments
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