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The Best Metal Songs to Help You Get Through a Breakup

Updated April 17, 2018 240 votes 32 voters25 items

List RulesVote up the metal and hard rock songs you would play for a friend going through a breakup.

If you’re newly single, and going through a tough time, you need some metal music for breakups. Music is therapeutic, after all, and if your favorite tunes are heavy metal, well then! This list is for you.

When it comes to making a playlist of metal songs for breakups, you’ve got to include some of the classics. “Paranoid” by Black Sabbath comes to mind, as does “Holy Diver” by Dio. “Symphony of Destruction” by Megadeth certainly seems appropriate, as does “Painkiller” by Judas Priest – depending on your mood.

Some of this metal for breakups is angry – a common emotion post-breakup. Others deal with moving on and getting back out there to live your life, newly single. Some are emotional, and they may help you have a good cry or two before you’re ready to move on from your lost love. But all of them can help, in some small way, ease the tremendous pain you might be feeling.

All of this metal music for breaking up would fit well in any playlist, in any order. Just find your favorites (vote here for those), and add any you know would be great that aren’t on this list (add them!), and play that playlist until you get over your heartbreak.