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28 August 2023

Mellow Metal

Mellow Metal

After the brutal onslaught of Bloodstock, Road Hounds felt the need to mellow out a little. Mellow Metal playlists are quite a rare thing, it would appear.

Power ballads maybe associated primarily with hair-metal bands but its not their territory exclusively. Many other Metal bands have used the power ballad to show their sifter side. It’s not easy for Metal bands to temper their rage and write a slower, softer tune that’s both emotionally convincing and musically well-crafted.
Sometimes, if it’s done right, a metal power ballad can be utterly exceptional — dynamic, profound and exhilarating. Below is Road Hounds list of the greatest metal power ballads in the genre’s history (including Hair), from heartbroken confessions and tormented admissions to thought-provoking existential reckonings. Enjoy.


Iron Maiden – The Thin Line Between Love & Hate

Dragonforce – Starfire

Megadeth – A Tout Le Monde

Nevermore – Believe In Nothing

When The Children Cry By White Lion

Still Loving You By Scorpions.

Alone Again By Dokken

Danzig – “How the Gods Kill”

Ghost – “He Is”

Judas Priest – “Dreamer Deceiver”

Suicidal Tendencies – “How Will I Laugh Tomorrow”

System of a Down – “Aerials”

Testament – “Return to Serenity”

Savatage – Sleep

Rainbow – Rainbow Eyes

Dream Theater – The Spirit Carries On

Alter Bridge – Blackbird

Black Sabbath Planet caravan

Whitesnake Is this love

Savatage If I Go Away

Cinderella Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone)

Skid Row I Remember You

Def Leppard Love Bites

Ozzy Osbourne Goodbye to Romance

W.A.S.P. Sleeping (In The Fire)

Alice in Chains – “Love, Hate, Love”

Metallica Nothing Else Matters

I Wont See You Tonight – Avenged Sevenfold

A Question of heaven – Iced Earth

A Deathless Song – Parkway Drive

This World Cant Tear US Apart – Trivium

Love hate Love – Alice in Chains

Della Brown – Queensryche

Our Loved Ones – Volbeat

In This Moment – Sailing Away

The Hu – Mother Nature

Halestorm – Familiar Taste of Poison

Bring me the horizon – Hospital for Souls

My Chemical Romance – The Light Behind Your Eyes