Top 10 Most Underrated Metal Ballads of the 21st CenturyMetal_Treasure When people think of modern metal ballads, most of them think of ballads by Slipknot (Snuff), A7X, Disturbed, BFMV, and other popular bands. Everyone knows those ballads. But it's debatable whether these bands are actually metal.
As a result, modern ballads by metal bands remain underground and underrated.
The Top Ten
A song from their debut album, 2003. A very well composed and executed song. Even though it's a ballad, it definitely has those clear metal progressions with noticeable classical influences. - Metal_TreasureUListen to Sample
A very sad yet beautiful song about 2 kids that died in a car accident.
Incredible vocals, including an impressive scream. - Metal_Treasure
2001. The creative tandem Jon Schaffer - Matt Barlow was amazing. - Metal_TreasureUListen to Sample
A very well composed and executed ballad of 2007. Great vox, esp. 4:00-4:20 (wow! ), two guitar solos, and so on. - Metal_TreasureUListen to Sample
2005. Just awesome - composition, vocals, orchestration (incl. cello), lyrics. - Metal_TreasureUListen to Sample
A song in Finnish. Great melody and godly vox by Jarkko Ahola. - Metal_TreasureUListen to Sample
A pretty dark song about a friend who died.
"A greater darkness for all it's worth
A friend so young who's life was cut
We drink the rain to clear our throats
We drink the poison to make it go" - Metal_Treasure
That's a great ballad but I put it lower because it isn't as obscure as the songs above it. The reason is that Opeth is a known band - Metal_TreasureUListen to Sample
A very poignant song about a father whose newborn child was diagnosed with Down Syndrome. - Metal_TreasureUListen to Sample
In this song is one of my most fave lines ever: "It's when life's so precious that every moment hurts". - Metal_Treasure
This song is epic and flawless. It might be a bit heavier than a usual ballad. For this reason I was't sure if to add it. But on the other hand it sounds ballad-esque and has that vibe to it.
It's up to you whether to count it or nor but make sure to give it a listen. - Metal_Treasure
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