songs The Best Metal Songs About Suicide  

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A lot of metal songs about suicide offer insight into the incomprehensible, cutting pain a person goes through if they’re contemplating ending their life. Still other heavy metal songs about suicide address the agony of those left behind when someone is lost. These are among the most powerful of them all.

Many of these metal songs about suicidal thoughts fall under the category of a subgenre known as black metal. Plenty of black metal songs address feelings of isolation, loneliness, rage, and anger. The lyrics are honest, poignant and, at times, quite brutal. In some cases, these songs address suicidal thoughts – not actions.

Not surprisingly, a lot of these suicide metal songs perfectly describe depression. Metallica’s “Fade to Black” is a stark and heart-wrenching look into the mind of someone who is contemplating, and ultimately commits, suicide. Lyrics like “Death greets me warm, now I will just say goodbye” are some of the most powerful ever for a Metallica song, particularly this ballad.

Music can be a salve for anyone going through pain, be it mental or physical. Sometimes, just listening to metal songs about self-harm is enough to help a person understand that no, they are not alone. Many other people have dealt with the same emotions, and made it through. These songs are proof that lots of musicians and songwriters “get it.” Vote up the songs that you think are the most powerful and moving.

And if you, or someone you know, is contemplating suicide, there is help. Visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org or call 1-800-273-8255 for more information.

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Fade to Black Metallica

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Coming Down Five Finger Death Punch

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Everything Ends Slipknot

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Chop Suey! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Metal Songs About Suicide
Apocalypse added Chop Suey! System of a Down

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Hurt Nine Inch Nails

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Skin O'My Teeth Megadeth

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Last Resort Papa Roach

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Falling Away From Me is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Metal Songs About Suicide
Apocalypse added Falling Away From Me Korn

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Suicide Solution Ozzy Osbourne

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À tout le monde is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Metal Songs About Suicide
L1011Widebody added À tout le monde Megadeth - Possibly the saddest Megadeth song

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10 Celebrities Who Have Been Stabbed

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Tourniquet Evanescence

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Downfall Children of Bodom

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If I Don’t Wake Up Suicidal Tendencies

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Suicidal Failure Suicidal Tendencies

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Pull the Plug is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Metal Songs About Suicide
Joe Carter added Pull the Plug

The Best Metal Songs for Funerals

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Kill Yourself S.O.D. (Stormtroopers of Death)

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Suicide and Other Comforts Cradle of Filth

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Hey Stoopid is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Metal Songs About Suicide
oldschoolrockisthebest added Hey Stoopid Alice Cooper

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Dead Boy's Poem is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Metal Songs About Suicide
Brandon Marsh added Dead Boy's Poem Nightwish

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Towards the End Children of Bodom

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Suicidal Dream Silverchair

The Best Metal Songs About Revenge

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Starbelly Pig Destroyer

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Last Cup of Sorrow Faith No More

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My Funeral is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Metal Songs About Suicide
Joe Carter added My Funeral

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Suicide River Kataklysm

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Carach Angren - Bitte Totet Mi... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Metal Songs About Suicide

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Cutter Converge

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Crack the Skye Mastodon

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Do Not Resusitate is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Metal Songs About Suicide
Joe Carter added Do Not Resusitate

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Bonzai Kamikaze Cavalera Conspiracy

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Drag Me to the Grave Black Veil Brides

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Don't you Dare Forget The sun is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Metal Songs About Suicide
Clintcurtis added Don't you Dare Forget The sun Get Scared

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It's Over Filter

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Gloomy Sunday Pallbearer

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