Metal The Best Metal Songs About Betrayal  

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Almost everyone, at one time or another, has been betrayed. If you’re still hurting after pulling that knife out of your back, take heart: There are some outstanding metal songs about betrayal to help you process. Some of the best metal songs in general feature themes of betrayal.

Many iconic metal bands have written metal songs about being betrayed. Whether it’s a first-person account of someone who’s been deceived by a friend or a scorned lover furious about being jilted, songs like “In My Darkest Hour” by Megadeth, “Your Betrayal” by Bullet for My Valentine or “Snuff” by Slipknot, these songs will likely hit home if you’ve been betrayed.

And yes, some of these heavy metal songs about betrayal are poignant and touching, but others are angry, relentless stories of people who want revenge against those who wronged them. They are songs of pain and loss, without a doubt, but they are also empowering – if for no other reason than by listening to them, you know that you are not the only person to ever be let down and stabbed in the back by someone you trusted.

These betrayed metal songs are about lies, secrets and deception. Be sure to vote for your favorites, and add any songs that might be missing from the list.

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Walk Pantera

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Snuff Slipknot

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This Love Pantera

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The Bleeding Five Finger Death Punch

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Laid to Rest Lamb of God

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Tears Don’t Fall Bullet for My Valentine

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She Hates Me Puddle of Mudd

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Sugar System of a Down

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Everything Ends Slipknot

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Mudshovel Staind

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Omerta Lamb of God

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The Enemy Godsmack

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Of Mice and Men Megadeth

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Your Betrayal Bullet for My Valentine

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Betrayed By Life Hatebreed

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Betrayed Avenged Sevenfold

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Secret Face Death

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Amen Behemoth

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Hey You (Batch of Lies) Black Label Society

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Liar Rollins Band

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Never Again Killswitch Engage

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Unraveling Sevendust

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The Best Metal Songs About Revenge

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Sleep With One Eye Open Bring Me The Horizon

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Embodied Deception is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Metal Songs About Betrayal
BULLMETAL added Embodied Deception Fleshgod Apocalypse - Fleshgod Apocalypse

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Sometimes They Come Back is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Metal Songs About Betrayal
BULLMETAL added Sometimes they come back Sadist - Sadist

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Blacklist Exodus

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Comfort Betrays As I Lay Dying

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16 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

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And So Is Life Dismember

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The Only Factor Crowbar

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Neverbloom Make Them Suffer

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I Saw Red Warrant

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Thieves Animosity

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The Best Metal Drummers of All Time

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The Judas Kiss Metallica

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The Broken Vow Converge

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No Surprise Theory of a Deadman

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Ignored is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Metal Songs About Betrayal
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Furi Boris

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Slither Harm's Way