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The Best Metal Songs About Suicide

Updated 13 Feb 2020 6.8k votes 1.3k voters 49.2k views51 items

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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