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The Best Metal Songs for Funerals 

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Updated September 21, 2019 652 votes 226 voters 12.4k views 25 items

List Rules Vote up great metal songs appropriate to honor someone at a funeral service.

Some of the best metal songs for funerals include tunes by some of the most popular, enduring metal bands of all time. Many of the songs listed here are poignant ballads – though some are full out rockers. All could be considered appropriate for a funeral for a metal music fan.

Have you ever attended a funeral where metal music was played? Funerals are personal, and they often reflect the deceased’s personality. If someone was a metal head in life, they might want to mark their passage to the afterlife in song. Metal music for funerals is somewhat unusual, but it’s not unheard of.

One of the most moving metal hymns for funerals is “Nothing Else Matters” by Metallica. It’s a song about remembering who you are as a person – if you do, nothing else in life matters. Other popular metal songs to play at funerals include “Given to the Grave” by Pallbearer, “Cemetery Gates” by Pantera, and “A Tout Le Monde” by Megadeth – an incredibly emotional song about someone who’s deceased who wants to let those close to him know he loves them.

When it comes to hard rock songs for funerals, what would be your top choice? Vote for all your favorites, and vote down any you’d never want played at your service.

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Megadeth
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Metallica
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Pantera
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Alter Bridge
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Avenged Sevenfold
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Demons and Wizards
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Slipknot
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Motorhead
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Temple of the Dog
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Ronnie James Dio
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Slaughter
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Black Sabbath
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HammerFall
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Iced Earth
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Sevendust
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W.A.S.P.
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Sonata Arctica
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Pallbearer
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Bathory
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