Metal The Best Metal Songs About Unrequited Love  

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Unrequited love is one of the most painful things a person can go through in relationships. One party feels more strongly for the other – or, in some cases, the object of affection just doesn’t care at all. That friend zone feeling can be pure agony. So, is it any wonder that there are so many metal songs about unrequited love? These hard rockers know that pain all too well, and they deliver the goods: heart-pounding, gut-wrenching unrequited love metal songs.

“Vermilion Pt. 2” by Slipknot is a good example of unrequited love metal songs. It’s clear from the lyrics that this poor guy is absolutely shattered over a woman he truly loves, but can’t have. She is “everything to me / The unrequited dream.” This idea of loving someone who is unattainable can be found throughout all these metal songs, even if some are more obvious than others.

Are all these songs truly about unrequited love? The beauty of a song is that it can mean lots of things. What do you think these tracks are really about? Vote for these best heavy metal songs about unrequited love and add any great songs that are missing.

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64 16
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Slipknot

2
39 10
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Bullet for My Valentine

3
41 14
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Pantera

4
41 16
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Killswitch Engage

5
24 12
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A Perfect Circle

6
14 11
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Queensryche

7
13 11
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Evanescence

8
9 8
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Make Them Suffer

9
13 13
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Bring Me the Horizon

10
9 10
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Opeth

11
8 9
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Seether

12
8 9
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Anathema

13
12 17
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Black Veil Brides

14
6 10
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Hawthorne Heights

15
6 10
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Skillet

16
5 10
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3 8
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12 Stones

18
3 9
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Blood Has Been Shed

19
6 13
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Chasing Victory

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2 10
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