metal The Best Metal Songs About Pain  

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Metal songs about pain express the agony of both physical pain and emotional pain, all with some shredding guitar licks. This is one genre of music that seems to always accurately captures the feelings of loss, loneliness, and isolation that can come when someone is hurting. Want to wallow in your own pain for a while? Listen to these metal songs about being hurt.

Some of the heavy metal songs about pain on this list have “pain” right in the song title (“Here Comes the Pain” by Slayer, “Pain and Pleasure” by Judas Priest, and “I Live for Your Pain” by Helloween, for example); others do not. These metal songs about hurting are more subtle, but no less powerful, offering up tales of psychological pain and agony and, sometimes, the feeling that life isn’t worth living (just listen to Metallica’s haunting ballad “Fade to Black").

Regardless of their approach, many of these metal songs about being in pain prove that if you are hurting, you are not alone – someone else, at some point, has felt the same kind of torment and misery, and put these feelings into song. Be sure to vote for your favorite pain metal songs, and make a playlist from these. Music can help if you’re feeling alone and hurt.

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Fade to Black Metallica

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Snuff Slipknot

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Hollow Pantera

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À tout le monde Megadeth

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Pain and Pleasure Judas Priest

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I Feel Your Pain Suicidal Tendencies

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Pain Three Days Grace

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This Love Pantera

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How Will I Laugh Tomorrow Suicidal Tendencies

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Weight of the World Shadows Fall

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I Died for You Iced Earth

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Pain Redefined Disturbed

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Maze of Torment Morbid Angel

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Endless Pain Kreator

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Make Them Suffer Cannibal Corpse

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Perverse Suffering Cannibal Corpse

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The Speed of Pain Marilyn Manson

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Self-Inflicted Crowbar

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Torture Ballad Pig Destroyer

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In Shadows & Dust Kataklysm

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I'm in Pain Obituary

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Betrayed By Life Hatebreed

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Of Suffering All Pigs Must Die

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Pulse Mavens Trap Them

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Violent and Gray The Hope Conspiracy

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Bitter Loss Entombed

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Suffer Louder Cult Leader

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Marshalltown Modern Life Is War

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Go Ape Spitfire

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One Last Goodbye Anathema

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Heartache Converge

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You Fail Me Converge

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Napalm Lungs Call of the Void

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Crystal Lake Poison the Well