metal The Best Metal Songs About Unrequited Love  

Ranker Metal
187 votes 61 voters 2.6k views 20 items Embed

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.

1
27 2
Ranker Video
Vermilion Pt. 2 Slipknot

Cute Babies Who Grew Up to Be Movie Stars The Best Metal Songs for Funerals

2
18 2
Ranker Video
This Love Pantera

3
12 2
Ranker Video
My Curse Killswitch Engage

4
10 3
Ranker Video
Tears Don't Fall Bullet for My Valentine

5
8 2
Ranker Video
Walk in the Shadows Queensryche

6
8 3
Ranker Video
Blessed With a Curse Bring Me the Horizon

7
5 2
Ranker Video
Hope Leaves Opeth

8
4 2
Ranker Video
Elegies Make Them Suffer

10
3 2
Ranker Video
Take Me Away Seether

11
5 5
Ranker Video
3 Libras A Perfect Circle

12
5 6
Ranker Video
Love Isn’t Always Fair Black Veil Brides

13
2 3
Ranker Video

14
1 2
Ranker Video
She Speaks to Me Blood Has Been Shed

15
3 5
Ranker Video
Unrequited Love Chasing Victory

16
1 3
Ranker Video

17
1 3
Ranker Video
Lie to Me 12 Stones

18
2 5
Ranker Video
Deep Anathema

19
1 4
Ranker Video
Disaster Hawthorne Heights

20
1 4
Ranker Video
Yours to Hold Skillet