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01-06-13 01:43 PM - Post#1496761    



As a huge metal fan, I've always appreciated when a metal band surprises it's fans with something a little different. I'm not talking about 'Poisonesque' cheese ballads, I'm talking about rare glimpses of the band's 'sensitive side'. Maybe they aren't the best of their best, but just the contrast between their usual work and these songs make them memorable.

Some of these include 'Changes' by Sabbath, an intimate interval buried amidst their usual content of doom and gloom.

Probably my favorite is this piece by Ronnie James Dio. No snakes or swords in this one, but typically Dio in its content. Dreamy lyrics, with a powerful delivery. Might be borderline power ballad, but because it's done so well... it becomes so much more.

http://youtu.be/KR8RMdhOZeM

 
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01-06-13 02:00 PM - Post#1496764    


    In response to Instigator24

His "All the Fools Sailed Away" is great too...

WASP's "Forever Free" and "Sleeping in the Fire"
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01-06-13 03:05 PM - Post#1496780    


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01-06-13 03:31 PM - Post#1496785    


    In response to Clutch

Monoploly on Sorrow by ST

I think it might be their only song with an acoustic guitar.
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01-06-13 03:34 PM - Post#1496787    


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"Stare Too Long" by COC
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01-06-13 04:26 PM - Post#1496791    


    In response to taz

  • taz Said:
His "All the Fools Sailed Away" is great too...

WASP's "Forever Free" and "Sleeping in the Fire"



Good call on WASP... I have a strange adoration for the acoustic version of "The Idol". Blackie has a very unique quality to his voice that I really like.
 
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01-06-13 05:05 PM - Post#1496795    


    In response to Instigator24

I always liked No Stranger To Love by Sabbath but alot of people view it not as Sabbath but has the Tony Iommi Solo Band. Warner Brothers made them call it Black Sabbath. Love Ray Gillen who replaced Hughes 5 shows into the tour!

Pearcy's solo band Arcade always had a good ballad on their albums although I admit Pearcy's voice may not be best suited for power ballads!

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01-06-13 05:12 PM - Post#1496796    


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"Tears f the Dragon" by Bruce Dickinson

Judas Priest "Beyond the Realms of Death"
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01-06-13 06:10 PM - Post#1496798    


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The Scorpions - "China White"

Thin Lizzy - " Dancin in the Moonlight" has to be my favorite though.
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01-06-13 06:15 PM - Post#1496802    


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"Tears f the Dragon" by Bruce Dickinson

Judas Priest "Beyond the Realms of Death"




Priest had a few balladesque tunes. One of my faves is " Dreamer Deceiver". Here's a live version back in Halfords hair days. Man the guy had pipes.

http://youtu.be/GUQcPnjlvLY
 
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01-06-13 06:33 PM - Post#1496807    


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actually i think "every rose has it's thorn" is one of the best metal ballads ever.
 
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01-06-13 07:12 PM - Post#1496819    


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I dig "Over the Edge" by L.A. Guns.


 
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01-06-13 08:54 PM - Post#1496841    


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Accept - Winterdreams

Judas Priest - Before the dawn


 
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01-07-13 09:35 AM - Post#1496897    


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Even "Crazy Train" implores us to learn how to love and forget how to hate.
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01-07-13 11:29 AM - Post#1496915    


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Here are a few of my favorites

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOiv8v23rnU
Dio-This is Your Life. Very powerful song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbrqWarXPw0
W.A.S.P.-Heaven's Hung in Black. W.A.S.P. has several great softer songs as already mentioned

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPkW2LGfDUU
ACDC-Ride On. One of my favorites by anybody

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6J6EMTo8Wk
Ozzy-Tonight. Ozzy has made several great mellow songs over his career, this near the top for me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KyLuDE5czo
Ozzy-You're no different. Underrated song for Ozzy
 
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01-07-13 11:32 AM - Post#1496917    


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....and this one from Priest.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuXoalKim9c
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01-07-13 11:33 AM - Post#1496918    


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Ride On is a great choice SJ17!

I'll submit "Thunderbird" by Quiet Riot from the Metal Health album. Not the typical fluff ballad here, which ran rampant shortly thereafter. Written while he was alive, eventually put out as a dedication to former QR guitarist Randy Rhodes.

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01-07-13 12:36 PM - Post#1496933    


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  • daveh8 Said:
actually i think "every rose has it's thorn" is one of the best metal ballads ever.



LOL. Cheez in a can
 
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01-07-13 02:33 PM - Post#1496954    


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Maybe not "metal" per se, but Led Zeppelin's "No Quarter" or "All my love" fit the bill nicely.
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01-07-13 04:52 PM - Post#1496966    


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  • Pete Said:
  • daveh8 Said:
actually i think "every rose has it's thorn" is one of the best metal ballads ever.



LOL. Cheez in a can



um, isn't that kind of the point?
 
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