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Metal Songs With Legitimately Romantic Lyrics

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One would hardly think of Metallica as notable writers of love songs, but their hit "Nothing Else Matters" is one of the best heavy metal love songs out there. In fact, Metallica is far from the only metal band with a song so romantic it would make Cyrano de Bergerac blush. 

As with any genre, some hardcore love songs are more metal than others. There is a world of difference between the Guns N’ Roses rock ballad "Sweet Child O’ Mine" and the death metal offering of Lamb of God's "Walk With Me in Hell." But once a listener works their way through the metalcore nature of the latter, the song’s sweet romantic lyrics shine through.

The best metal bands are not scared to show their sensitive side, even if that means slightly alienating some of their hardcore fan base. In several instances, these romantic outliers are also the band’s biggest hit.

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