My Favorite Rock/Metal Ballads

The best ballads in the history of Metal. Of course, all these bands and other bands have really good ballads but this list shows the very best, handpicked by me. In alphabetical order by bands name to make the list less chaotic and not by order of preference.

Created by: Mountain King | 07.01.2012

1. Accept - Eat The Heat
2. Accept - Blood Of The Nations
Kill The Pain
3. Adagio - Underworld
4. Aerosmith - Aerosmith
Dream On
5. Allen/Lande - The Battle
Reach A Little Longer
6. Almah - Fragile Equality
Shade Of My Soul
7. Almah - Almah
Forgotten Land
8. Anathema - Judgement
One Last Goodbye
9. Angra - Temple Of Shadows
Late Redemption
10. Angra - Temple Of Shadows
No Pain For The Dead
11. Angra - Hunters And Prey
Bleeding Heart
12. Annihilator - Set The World On Fire
Phoenix Rising
13. Artension - New Discovery
Endless Days
14. At Vance - Heart Of Steel
Princess Of The Night
15. Avantasia - Lost In Space Part II
Lost In Space [Live at Gatestudio] [feat. Amanda Somerville]
16. Black Sabbath - Headless Cross
When Death Calls
17. Black Sabbath - Cross purposes
Cross Of Thorns
18. Black Sabbath - Tyr
Odin's Court
19. Blind Guardian - Somewhere Far Beyond
The Bard's Song - In The Forest
20. Cain's Offering - Gather The Faithful
Elegantly Broken
21. Crimson Glory - Transcendence
22. Crimson Glory - Strange And Beautiful
Song For Angels
23. D.C. Cooper - D.C. Cooper
Until The End
24. Death Angel - Act III
A Room With A View
25. Deep Purple - Stormbringer
Soldier Of Fortune
26. Deep Purple - In Rock
Child In Time
27. Def Leppard - Hysteria
Love Bites
28. Def Leppard - High 'n' Dry
Bringin' On The Heartbreak
29. Demons & Wizards - Demons And Wizards
Fiddler On The Green
30. Dokken - Tooth And Nail
Alone Again
31. Doro - Force Majeure
River Of Tears
32. Dragonland - The Battle Of The Ivory Plains
A Last Farewell
33. Dragonland - Under The Grey Banner
Lady Of Goldenwood
34. Dream Evil - Dragonslayer
Losing You
35. Dream Evil - The Book Of Heavy Metal
Unbreakable Chain
36. Dream Theater - Images And Words
Another Day, Wait For Sleep
37. Dream Theater - Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence
Goodnight Kiss
38. Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory
The Spirit Carries On
39. Dreamscape - 5th Season
40. Edguy - Mandrake
Wash Away The Poison
41. Edguy - Hellfire Club
The Spirit Will Remain
42. Epica - Design Your Universe
Tides Of Time
43. Europe - The Final Countdown
44. Freedom Call - Eternity
Bleeding Heart
45. Freedom Call - Dimensions
Words Of Endeavor
46. Gamma Ray - Blast From The Past
The Silence
47. Great White - Once Bitten
Save All Your Love
48. Great White - Psycho City
Love Is A Lie
49. Great White - Sail Away
Gone With The Wind
50. Hammerfall - Glory To The Brave
Glory To The Brave
51. Hammerfall - Renegade
Always Will Be
52. Hammerfall - Legacy Of Kings
The Fallen One
53. Heavenly - Dust To Dust
Dust To Dust
54. Helloween - Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part I
A Tale That Wasn't Right
55. Helloween - Pink Bubbles Go Ape
Your Turn
56. Helloween - The Time Of The Oath
Forever And One
57. Helloween - Master Of The Rings
In The Middle Of The Hearbeat
58. Iron Savior - Dark Assault
After The War
59. James LaBrie - Elements Of Persuasion
60. Judas Priest - Stained Class
Beyond The Realms Of Death
61. Judas Priest - Killing Machine [Hell Bent For Leather]
Before The Dawn
62. Kamelot - The Fourth Legacy
A Sailorman's Hymn; Glory
63. Kamelot - The Black Halo
64. Katatonia - The Great Cold Distance
My Twin
65. Kiss - Destroyer
66. Kotipelto - Waiting For The Dawn
Beauty Has Come
67. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
Babe I'm Gonna Leave You
68. Manowar - Warriors Of The World
Swords In The Wind
69. Manowar - The Triumph Of Steel
Master Of The Wind
70. Masterplan - Masterplan
Into The Light
71. Masterplan - Aeronautics
Back For My Life
72. Metal Church - Metal Church
Gods Of Wrath
73. Missa Mercuria - Missa Mercuria
The Fairytale Of Truth
74. Mob Rules - Temple Of Two Suns
Hold On
75. Opeth - Watershed
76. Pagan's Mind - Celestial Entrance
In Brilliant White Light
77. Pagan's Mind - Enigmatic : Calling
Search For Life
78. Pantera - Cowboys From Hell
Cemetary Gates
79. Porcupine Tree - Stupid Dream
A Smart Kid
80. Power Quest - Neverworld
When I'm Gone
81. Primal Fear - Primal Fear
Tears Of Rage
82. Primal Fear - New Religion
Fighting The Darkness
83. Primal Fear - Unbreakable
Born Again
84. Pyramaze - Legend Of The Bone Carver
She Who Summoned Me
85. Queen - A Night At The Opera
Bohemian Rhapsody
86. Queensrÿche - Empire
Silent Lucidity
87. Rhapsody Of Fire - Symphony Of Enchanted Lands
Wings Of Destiny
88. Riot V - Thundersteel
89. Royal Hunt - Fear
Follow Me
90. Royal Hunt - Paradox
Long Way Home
91. Savatage - Gutter Ballet
Summer's Rain, When The Crowds Are Gone
92. Savatage - Streets: A Rock Opera
St. Patrick's
93. Savatage - Edge Of Thorns
All That I Bleed
94. Saxon - Innocence Is No Excuse
Broken Heroes
95. Scorpions - Love At First Sting
Still Loving You
96. Scorpions - Blackout
When The Smoke Is Going Down
97. Scorpions - Lovedrive
Always Somewhere, Holiday
98. Scorpions - Taken By Force
Born To Touch Your Feelings
99. Scorpions - Face The Heat
100. Scorpions - Sting In The Tail
Lorelei, The Best Is Yet To Come
101. Silent Force - Worlds Apart
Spread Your Wings
102. Skid Row - Slave To The Grind
Quicksand Jesus, In A Darkened Room, Wasted Time
103. Sonata Arctica - Winterheart's Guild
The Misery
104. Steelheart - Steelheart
She's Gone
105. Steelheart - Tangled In Reins
Mama Don't You Cry
106. Stratovarius - Visions
Coming Home, Before The Winter
107. Stratovarius - Polaris
Winter Skies
108. Stratovarius - Infinite
Celestial Dream
109. Symphony X - The Divine Wings Of Tragedy
Candlelight Fantasia
110. Timo Tolkki - Hymn To Life
Key To The Universe [Feat. Michael Kiske]
111. Twisted Sister - Stay Hungry
The Price
112. Vanden Plas - Christ 0
113. Venus - Ordinary Existence
Leaving The Light
114. Whitesnake - Whitesnake [1987]
Is This Love, Looking For Love
115. Whitesnake - Slip Of The Tongue
Sailing Ships, The Deeper The Love
116. White Lion - Mike Tramp (White Lion)
When The Children Cry
117. W.A.S.P. - The Crimson Idol
Hold On To My Heart
118. W.A.S.P. - The Headless Children
Forever Free
119. Yngwie Malmsteen - Odyssey
Dreaming (Tell Me)

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Comments: 4   Visited by: 167 users
07.01.2012 - 21:31
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07.01.2012 - 21:39
Mountain King
K i K o
Written by Guest on 07.01.2012 at 21:31
She's got a bigger one >:[

I can make a bigger one too, but my point is not to mention every single ballad in the world. I wanted to list the best only and she's missing a lot of songs that i put ...
09.01.2012 - 00:24
Iron Nostarion
Maiden Whore
She's got a bigger one >:[

I cannot stop understanding this wrong.

Awesome list, man. I'd recommend Testament's "The Ballad", that is one hell of a ballad.
To their tombs the people are immured,
There is their gold, treasure and wealth,
The only condition is to ignore them,
Those who feed on corruption and weave death
09.01.2012 - 01:09
Mountain King
K i K o
Written by Iron Nostarion on 09.01.2012 at 00:24

She's got a bigger one >:[

I cannot stop understanding this wrong.

Awesome list, man. I'd recommend Testament's "The Ballad", that is one hell of a ballad.

Thanks a lot. Yeah The Ballad is a great song...

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