Looking for the best 10 heavy metal love songs of all time? I bet you are, you rocker, you.
I know the dilemma: You need some heavy metal love songs. You’ve got a heavy-metal babe and you want to impress him/her with your music taste. You don’t want to come off as sappy (cuz you’re sooo not sappy). But you do want to communicate your feelings in a way that’s appropriate.
Like, heavy-metal appropriate.
As a result, you’ve found yourself scouring the interwebs looking for a heavy metal love song playlist, or even a heavy metal love song compilation.
Here you go! A list of ten of the top heavy metal love songs on planet Earth, just for you and your heavy metal babe.
For the best relationship naysayers, this song is perfect. It’s been keeping it real since 2005, and because he’s not too sold on the idea of falling in love, I thought it a perfect addition to this heavy metal love song mix.
Cradle Of Filth – The Death Of Love
With a name like “Cradle of Filth”, who better to weigh in on the subject of love?
Metal will always take the fluffy stuff out of love, and leave it raw and up for interpretation. Or maybe it will shift and shape love into something much more contemplative and dark.
Either way, Cradle of Filth used Joan of Arc’s ex-boyfriend Gilles de Rais as inspiration for this song. The Death of Love is basically a goth-tragedy story of the end of his relationship with Joan, which ends with her burning at the state. Surprise!
Motörhead – Love Me Forever
This song explores an ultimatum which a lot of us run into in relationship: keep messing around with me and I’m out. Sounds fair, right?
“Love me forever, or not at all,” he sings, and then goes on about breaking hearts and dying, two phenomenons which invariably will be compared for the rest of time.
Somebody need a hug?
Slipknot – Snuff
I was so curious to hear what Slipknot has to say about love!
Basically, the song takes a crack at the ‘it’s not you it’s me’ cliche. And if you’re looking for a light, feel-good love song, this is not it.
Because of that, make sure you prepare yourself with a box of tissues and a stiff glass of something before hitting ‘play’ on this song.
The Murderdolls seem to be letting off steam here, and it’s a perfect song through which you can channel some of that pent up relationship rage.
AC/DC – Let Me Put My Love Into You
After a few stiff drinks (see above song) with your love-thang, bust out this heavy metal ballad and see how things go. Warning: If you’re looking for songs to set the mood, warm up a first date, or get those love-juices flowing… look elsewhere.
Mötley Crüe – Same Ol’ Situation
You can either brag to people about all of your conquests, or you can write a song about them. I can only image the girls that the members of this band have met through the years. Likely far too many to devote individual songs to.
So why not wrap up all that love and admiration into a song about them all?
Axl is all over the sass in this song, which asks highly improbably favours such as: “When I come home late at night, don’t ask me where I’ve been”.
And if you don’t think Guns ‘N’ Roses qualifies as heavy metal, you should have seen the way we thrashed about to their songs in high school. As long as you can bang your head to it, it qualifies, right?
Avenged Sevenfold – A Little Piece Of Heaven
The animated video for this song falls into the ‘don’t try this at home’ category. Unless you think that eating the heart of your one true love qualifies as good dating advice.
This zombie-genre theme leaves me thinking: heavy metal love songs, eat your heart out.
Ratt – Round And Round
This song explores the awkward and lusty first moments of relationship, before you’ve made things official. Spandex and sex are heavy in this song, and it definitely deserves a place on your heavy metal love song list.
We hope you’ve found all you need in this article about the best heavy metal love songs. Now go, woo that heavy metal babe and enjoy all the heavy metal love you can possibly handle.
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