Top 5 Metal Love Songs (yes they do exist)
When you think of romance, metal probably isn't the first music genre that comes to mind. But, if you do a little digging, you'll see that metal artists do indeed have the ability to write a pretty decent love song. Sit back with your significant other and enjoy these top five metal love songs, and I think you’ll agree.
Like I said, metal really isn't the first genre of music you think of when someone says romance, and if anyone can prove that point, it’s Gwar. Lo and behold, it turns out our scumdog overlords can write a love song. “The Road Behind” is a song about how sometimes killing millions of beings across the galaxy just isn't enough. They say the devil can't write no love song, but if a group of grotesque space aliens can do it, then I'd say anyone can.
"Every Rose Has Its Thorn” is more of a breakup song than a love song, but hey, relationships are not mean to be perfect for everyone. Poison frontman Brett Michaels penned the hair metal classic when he found out his girlfriend was cheating on him. Michaels called his girlfriend from a laundromat in Dallas while on tour. Everything was fine until he heard whispering in the background. He could tell it was a man. So, like I said, not really a happy ending, but hey, love ain't perfect.
All-German lyrics never stopped Rammstein from becoming famous, and it never stopped them from writing a great love song. “Frühling in Paris” (“Springtime in Paris”) on the band’s sixth studio album Liebe ist für Alle Da (There is Love for Everyone) starts off with just an acoustic guitar and lead singer until Lindemann's haunting yet beautiful baritone voice explodes into an anthemic stadium rocker. “Frühling in Paris” also marks the first time Rammstein would sing in another language since their 4th album Rise Rise with the choruses in French, taken from Edith Piaf's classic song “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien”.
The Prince of Darkness shows his softer side with “Mama, I’m Coming Home”, an epic power ballad. This song has sort of a double meaning, one could be that “Mama, I’m Coming Home” is about going home despite all of the hardships there, or it could just be Ozzy’s love letter to Sharon. All and all, “Mama I’m Coming Home” is a classic power ballad that will always be a staple.
The goth metal legends Type O Negative take a surprisingly romantic turn with "Love You to Death” off of their masterpiece third album October Rust. "Love You to Death” is lead singer Peter Steele's love letter to his unnamed significant other, rather odd for a band that was given the nickname "The Drab Four" and wrote a song called "Unsuccessfully Coping With The Natural Beauty of Infidelity”. From the piano, to the guitar hooks, to Steele's vampiric baritone voice, "Love You to Death” is a romantic ballad about undying devotion.