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I see you have some classic hard rock in your list and yet no Deep Purple? M C Vice Ex-polydactyl Posts: That you lower your nipples. Thy backside is whole and ungobbled, thou ungrateful whelp! Written by Nephrite on Great songs, but I still think they're among the weakest tracks on the album which just shows how awesome the album is. Enemy of Reality Posts: This list doesn't really help me to find "beautiful ballads". Way too many songs to bother checking. Before checking the list, I was going to suggest The Addiction by Angtoria, but you already have it here. Massive props for a flawless list.
I take back what I said about this list being perfect It's missing "Window To The Sky" by Dreams Of Sanity, a truly soul-shatteringly sad and well-written ballad that blows bands like Nightwish and Within Temptation and all that crap out of the water. Advertise on Metal Storm. Manes Slow Motion Death Sequence. Alice In Chains Rainier Fog. Omnium Gatherum The Burning Cold. Deicide Overtures Of Blasphemy. Krisiun Scourge Of The Enthroned. Monstrosity The Passage Of Existence. Megadeth Rust In Peace. Metallica Ride The Lightning.
Metallica Master Of Puppets. Agalloch Ashes Against The Grain. Death The Sound Of Perseverance. Amorphis Queen Of Time. Immortal Northern Chaos Gods. If you know other wonderful songs which are missing in this list, feel free to suggest them to me Created by:. Adagio - Underworld Promises. Aerosmith - Aerosmith Dream On. After Forever - After Forever Lonely. Agathodaimon - Serpent's Embrace Solitude.
Amorphis - Silent Waters Enigma. Angra - Angels Cry Wuthering Heights. Angra - Rebirth Bleeding Heart. Apocalyptica - Reflections Faraway. Apocalyptica - Apocalyptica Farewell. Und Wir Tanzten Ungeschickte Liebesbriefe. Beseech - Black Emotions Neon Ocean. Beseech - Souls Highway Sunset Beseech - Sunless Days Lost.
Black Sabbath - Paranoid Planet Caravan. Blutengel - Seelenschmerz Die With You. Blutengel - Labyrinth Behind Your Mask. Blutengel - My Saviour In Winter. Chinchilla - Madness Broken Heart. Cruachan - Folk-Lore Ride On. Deadlock - Manifesto Altruism. Death Angel - Relentless Retribution Volcanic. Devin Townsend - Epicloud Divine.
Doro - Fight Undying. Draconian - Where Lovers Mourn Akherousia. Dream Evil - Dragonslayer Losing You. Edguy - Hellfire Club Forever. Edguy - Rocket Ride Save Me. Enid - Seelenspiegel Soulglass. Enid - Gradwanderer Silent Stage. Enid - Munsalvaesche Condwiramurs. Ensiferum - Ensiferum Eternal Wait. Ensiferum - Iron Lost In Despair. Ensiferum - Victory Songs Wanderer. Epica - The Phantom Agony Feint. Europe - Prisoners In Paradise Homeland.
Evereve - Stormbirds Spleen, Martyrium. Evergrey - Recreation Day I'm Sorry. Ewigheim - Heimwege Mondtier.