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. Dragonland - The Battle Of The Ivory Plains
A Last Farewell
32. Dragonland - Under The Grey Banner
Lady Of Goldenwood
33. Dream Evil - Dragonslayer
Losing You
34. Dream Evil - The Book Of Heavy Metal
Unbreakable Chain
35. Dream Theater - Images And Words
Another Day, Wait For Sleep
36. Dream Theater - Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence
Goodnight Kiss
37. Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory
The Spirit Carries On
38. Dreamscape - 5th Season
39. Edguy - Mandrake
Wash Away The Poison
40. Edguy - Hellfire Club
The Spirit Will Remain
41. Epica - Design Your Universe
Tides Of Time
42. Europe - The Final Countdown
43. Freedom Call - Eternity
Bleeding Heart
44. Freedom Call - Dimensions
Words Of Endeavor
45. Gamma Ray - Blast From The Past
The Silence
46. Great White - Once Bitten
Save All Your Love
47. Great White - Psycho City
Love Is A Lie
48. Great White - Sail Away
Gone With The Wind
49. Hammerfall - Glory To The Brave
Glory To The Brave
50. Hammerfall - Renegade
Always Will Be
51. Hammerfall - Legacy Of Kings
The Fallen One
52. Heavenly - Dust To Dust
Dust To Dust
53. Helloween - Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part I
A Tale That Wasn't Right
54. Helloween - Pink Bubbles Go Ape
Your Turn
55. Helloween - The Time Of The Oath
Forever And One
56. Helloween - Master Of The Rings
In The Middle Of The Hearbeat
57. Iron Savior - Dark Assault
After The War
58. James LaBrie - Elements Of Persuasion
59. Judas Priest - Stained Class
Beyond The Realms Of Death
60. Judas Priest - Killing Machine [Hell Bent For Leather]
Before The Dawn
61. Kamelot - The Fourth Legacy
A Sailorman's Hymn; Glory
62. Kamelot - The Black Halo
63. Katatonia - The Great Cold Distance
My Twin
64. Kiss - Destroyer
65. Kotipelto - Waiting For The Dawn
Beauty Has Come
66. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
Babe I'm Gonna Leave You
67. Manowar - Warriors Of The World
Swords In The Wind
68. Manowar - The Triumph Of Steel
Master Of The Wind
69. Masterplan - Masterplan
Into The Light
70. Masterplan - Aeronautics
Back For My Life
71. Metal Church - Metal Church
Gods Of Wrath
72. Missa Mercuria - Missa Mercuria
The Fairytale Of Truth
73. Mob Rules - Temple Of Two Suns
Hold On
74. Opeth - Watershed
75. Pagan's Mind - Celestial Entrance
In Brilliant White Light
76. Pagan's Mind - Enigmatic : Calling
Search For Life
77. Pantera - Cowboys From Hell
Cemetary Gates
78. Porcupine Tree - Stupid Dream
A Smart Kid
79. Power Quest - Neverworld
When I'm Gone
80. Primal Fear - Primal Fear
Tears Of Rage
81. Primal Fear - New Religion
Fighting The Darkness
82. Primal Fear - Unbreakable
Born Again
83. Pyramaze - Legend Of The Bone Carver
She Who Summoned Me
84. Queen - A Night At The Opera
Bohemian Rhapsody
85. Queensrÿche - Empire
Silent Lucidity
86. Rhapsody Of Fire - Symphony Of Enchanted Lands
Wings Of Destiny
87. Riot V - Thundersteel
88. Royal Hunt - Fear
Follow Me
89. Royal Hunt - Paradox
Long Way Home
90. Savatage - Gutter Ballet
Summer's Rain, When The Crowds Are Gone
91. Savatage - Streets: A Rock Opera
St. Patrick's
92. Savatage - Edge Of Thorns
All That I Bleed
93. Saxon - Innocence Is No Excuse
Broken Heroes
94. Scorpions - Love At First Sting
Still Loving You
95. Scorpions - Blackout
When The Smoke Is Going Down
96. Scorpions - Lovedrive
Always Somewhere, Holiday
97. Scorpions - Taken By Force
Born To Touch Your Feelings
98. Scorpions - Face The Heat
99. Scorpions - Sting In The Tail
Lorelei, The Best Is Yet To Come
100. Silent Force - Worlds Apart
Spread Your Wings
101. Skid Row - Slave To The Grind
Quicksand Jesus, In A Darkened Room, Wasted Time
102. Sonata Arctica - Winterheart's Guild
The Misery
103. Steelheart - Steelheart
She's Gone
104. Steelheart - Tangled In Reins
Mama Don't You Cry
105. Stratovarius - Visions
Coming Home, Before The Winter
106. Stratovarius - Polaris
Winter Skies
107. Stratovarius - Infinite
Celestial Dream
108. Symphony X - The Divine Wings Of Tragedy
Candlelight Fantasia
109. Timo Tolkki - Hymn To Life
Key To The Universe [Feat. Michael Kiske]
110. Twisted Sister - Stay Hungry
The Price
111. Vanden Plas - Christ 0
112. Venus - Ordinary Existence
Leaving The Light
113. Whitesnake - Whitesnake [1987]
Is This Love, Looking For Love
114. Whitesnake - Slip Of The Tongue
Sailing Ships, The Deeper The Love
115. White Lion - Mike Tramp (White Lion)
When The Children Cry
116. W.A.S.P. - The Crimson Idol
Hold On To My Heart
117. W.A.S.P. - The Headless Children
Forever Free
118. Yngwie Malmsteen - Odyssey
Dreaming (Tell Me)

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Comments: 4   Visited by: 163 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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