View Full Version : Metal 'ballads', any sugestions?
February 23rd, 2005, 08:56 AM
Yeah, im making a metal power ballad compelation. You know the ones, the dark, epic minor-key masterpeices that usually involve acoustic verses with crushing, distorted power-chorded choruses. I need help on finding some, so fire away! :D
so far Ive got/thought of:
Led Zeppelin: Stairway to Heaven
Led Zeppelin: No Quarter
Judas Priest: Beyond the realms of death
Metallica: Fade to black
Metallica: Nothing Else Matters
Pantera: This love
Alice in Chains: Down in a Hole
Crimson Glory: Trancendance
to represent more recent bands we have:
Anything by Nightwish
Anything by Evenescence
Linkin Park: In the End/Crawling/numb etc.
System of a Down: Aerials
Stone Sour: Bother
I need more classic metal! Any suggestions are welcome!
February 23rd, 2005, 11:12 AM
Megadeth - A Tout Le Monde, or Promises. Maybe In My Darkest Hour but it isn't "delicate" enough to be a ballad even if it is rather sad.
Judas Priest - right now I can only think of A Touch of Evil, Epitaph, and Beyond the Realms of Death is a very good one but I guess there are more and I can't think of them.
That's all my brain can come up with so far.
Don't know about Opeth some of thier stuff sounds rather sad too.
Sabbath? I am not familiar with thier music besides a few songs.
February 23rd, 2005, 12:06 PM
Heres a few ballads I can think of right away...
Deep Purple: Soldier Of Fortune
Blind Guardian: The Bard's Song
Bruce Dickinson: Tears Of The Dragon
Bruce Dickinson: Change Of Heart
Iron Maiden: Wasting Love
Iron Maiden: Afraid To Shoot Strangers
Alice Cooper: Only Women Bleed
Queensrÿche: Silent Lucidity
Damn Yankees: Silence Is Broken
Damn Yankees: Where You Goin' Now
Damn Yankees: High Enough
April Wine: Rock N Roll Is A Vicious Game
April Wine: Lady Run, Lady Hide
Skid Row: I Remember You
Scorpions: No One Like You
Scorpions: Still Loving You
Scorpions: Wind Of Change
Lita Ford & Ozzy Osbourne: Close My Eyes Forever
Extreme: More Than Words
Nazareth: Love Hurts
Great White: Hey Mister
Great White: Loveless Age
Great White: Silent Night
Great White: Cold Hearted Lovin'
Great White: Save Your Love
Great White: Love Is A Lie
Great White: Gone With The Wind
Great White: Mothers Eyes
Helix: Without You (Jasmine's Song)
February 23rd, 2005, 01:44 PM
thanks a lot!
February 23rd, 2005, 03:42 PM
You may ask not for this but...
Manowar: Master of the Wind, Heart of Steel or Courage :).
February 23rd, 2005, 11:18 PM
Black Sabbath or Pantera (covered): Planet Caravan
Dare: A Cold Wind Will Blow
February 23rd, 2005, 11:59 PM
Guns 'n' Roses: Don't Cry
(Deep purple?): Child in time
Golden Earring: Going to the run
February 24th, 2005, 08:34 AM
Yes, Child in Time is from Deep Purple... At least they play it in that live album.
February 24th, 2005, 02:10 PM
Led Zeppelin: Since I've Been Loving You
Def Leppard: Bringin' on the Heartbreak
L.A. Guns: Ballad Of Jayne
Dokken: Alone Again
Whitesnake: Is This Love
Deep Purple: Wasted Sunsets
Hammerfall: Always Will Be
Warrant: Sometimes She Cries
March 2nd, 2005, 12:20 PM
You might also want to check out Black Sabbath's solitude. Yes, that's a ballad so good that even I like it.
March 2nd, 2005, 04:57 PM
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March 19th, 2005, 01:50 AM
One of the best ive heard is Opeth - Hope Leaves
June 15th, 2005, 01:07 PM
Kiss - Forever
Poison - Every Rose Has Its Thorn
Aerosmith - Hole In My Soul
Vixen - Love Is A Killer (A rather depressive one, though...)
Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile
August 2nd, 2005, 07:37 AM
I found out your post trying to do the very same thing... So, by now i have a collection which includes :
Be like that,Here without you (3 doors down)
Angel,Crazy,Dream on (Aerosmith)
Song instead of a kiss (Alanah Miles)
Dying for love,Feels Good to me (Black Sabbath)
Lost Reflection (Crimson Glory)
Love Bites (Def Leppard)
All the fools sailed away (Dio)
A tale that wasn't right, Your turn (Helloween)
Remember Tomorrow,Wasting Love (Iron Maiden)
Dust in the wind (Kansas)
Epitaph (King Crimson)
Mama, I'm coming home (Ozzy Osbourne)
Julia (Pavlov's Dog)
Born to touch your feelings, Yellow Raven (Scorpions)
She's gone (Steelheart)
Tears of ice (Stratovarious)
The Legacy (Testament)
Forever Free, Sleeping in the fire (W.A.S.P.)
and of course i got me the ones you were saying above (most of it). Opeth - Hope Leaves and Alice In Chains - Down in a hole was are very good, hadn't heard of them. Keep posting, there are always good song we haven't listened to...
If you haven't u must listen to the last one, Sleeping in the fire by WASP...
Greetings from Chris in Greece...
August 2nd, 2005, 12:34 PM
anything by Cryhavoc. although i wouldn't call any of it Ballads, their songs give you the same kind of feeling.
Dragonforce - Starfire
Sinergy - Written in Stone
August 4th, 2005, 12:47 AM
I totally have to get out my lighter when I read this thread.
August 27th, 2006, 06:50 PM
Try this! I believe they are one of the most completion ballad lists on the net!! They have sample to listen too...great!
September 23rd, 2006, 10:36 PM
Deep Purple - Love Conquers All
Crematory - Farewell Letter
October 4th, 2006, 03:29 AM
These may have been listed already, whatever. I don't care...
Hallowed be thy Name - Iron Maiden (also, the cover by Cradle of Filth)
One - Metallica
Cemetary Gates - Pantera
Cold November Rain - Guns 'N Roses
Cathedral Spires - Judas Priest
Something I Can Never Have - Nine Inch Nails (I know, not really "metal," but it deserves a place of glory.)
That's all for now.
March 26th, 2007, 04:46 AM
Well, my top 15 is:
15.Blaze of glory-Bon Jovi
14.Civil war-Guns n roses
13.Dead-My chemical romance
11.Vasoline-Stone temple pilots
10.Home sweet home-Motley crue
9.In my darkest hour-Megadeth
7.Every rose has its thorn-Poison
5.sweet child o' mine-Guns n Roses
3.Beyond the realms of death-Judas Priest
2.Here I go again-Whitesnake
1.November rain-Guns n Roses
[FONT="Fixedsys"][SIZE="3"]Honourable mentions must go to Bon Jovi with Dry county; Metallica with the unforgiven; Megadeth with A tout le monde; Scorpions with winds of change, and of course, who could possibly forget the song that started it all?
I am obviously talking of Led Zeppelins timeless classic, a song which needs no introduction, I am speaking of Stairway to heaven.
By the way dudes, Im only 15.*guitar* Rock on!
March 26th, 2007, 06:08 AM
Well now that you mentioned Scorpions, and now that I know them a bit better, I must say that Fly People Fly would fit into metal ballad category very well. The song is very good as well, should I even mention.
March 26th, 2007, 10:42 AM
I just don't get what's so great about 'Stairway to Heaven' *confused*
March 26th, 2007, 10:55 AM
I don't find it great myself. I don't really care for Zeppelin at all.
Musically, it's somewhat impressive with how dynamic the song is, though; it starts with just the guitar, and slowly builds up. That's the only cool part about it, IMO.
March 26th, 2007, 12:58 PM
Got that happening in "Summoning - The Loud Music Of The Sky" too.
Starts with a trumpet, add drums, and then some other stuff.
I'd have to listen to Stairway again to be sure of what I thought of it, its feeling escapes through my nose approximately 20 hours after having listened to it.
December 1st, 2009, 07:08 AM
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