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I_Crash_and_Burn
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 5:59 pm 
 

or a parent, or a pet....which song you'd dedicate him?

Mine is "land of the dead" by Summoning, but when it started playing today I seriously feared an heart attack.

Our 17 years old cat died today, and hell, how much I'd wish I had died instead of him.

But this may be a collecotr of the saddest songs heavy metal brings in its womb.
I'll listen to them for many months since now, for sure.

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Festivus
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 6:06 pm 
 

Electric Crown by Testament.

I dunno why, but this song really stands above any other metal song I've heard when it comes to making you wonder about the grievances of life for me.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 6:14 pm 
 

Since most of my friends are not into metal, I'm not sure I would dedicate a song they would not like, but I would listen to funeral doom (probably Shape of Despair) to cope with my own grief and bereavement.

I_Crash_and_Burn wrote:
Our 17 years old cat died today, and hell, how much I'd wish I had died instead of him.

Man, I know these feels. :( R.I.P. your cat.
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DecemberSoul
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 6:40 pm 
 

Interesting and very touching subject! Generally, I'd feel compelled to create new music on my own to dedicate it to a friend (as opposed to using someone else's). But, if I were to choose from existing songs, I'd likely pick one of these:

Arcana - March of loss (my favorite A. song)
Arcana - Sona la salva (another A. fave)
Sacrilege - Sorg (yep, I know what the title means)
Gyvata - O jau mano mielas (again, meaning known)
Chain of strength - True till death (since some of my buddies share a Hardcore Punk past with me)


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Napalm_Satan
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 7:17 pm 
 

Down - 'Jail'

It's just... so fucking sad. Perfect to reflect on the life and times of the deceased.
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DaBuddha
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 8:51 pm 
 

Hmm. Black God by My Dying Bride?

I used to listen to Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here when my dog died 5 years ago.
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Twisted_Psychology
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 8:54 pm 
 

My condolences for your cat, comrade. I've been taking care of my childhood cats since August, one of them being nearly twenty years old, and I can't imagine either of them not being around at this point.

On topic, I spend more time wondering about what I'd dedicate to myself or what I'd write about one of my loved ones but I could see Death's Voice Of The Soul fitting that mold.
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Diamhea
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 9:03 pm 
 

My cat is pretty sick, but it's all good. She was a stray and wouldn't have made it a year as a feral; she will be 12 this Spring (hopefully).

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Niklas Sanger
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 10:37 pm 
 

Maybe "Die with me" by TON. But pretty much any DSBM or funeral doom would do.
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SkullFracturingNightmare
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 11:38 pm 
 

Not metal, but Starless by King Crimson would probably be my pick (the first portion of the song at least).
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Lich Coldheart
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2015 12:31 pm 
 

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The Red Tower
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 4:39 am 
 

I_Crash_and_Burn wrote:
Our 17 years old cat died today, and hell, how much I'd wish I had died instead of him.


Sorry for your loss mate! :(
I'd blast HammerFall's Glory to the Brave. It might seem cheesy and well-trodden but I think it simply fits perfectly for such damn situations.

Two Ensiferum songs come to my mind as well:

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Metal_On_The_Ascendant
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:42 am 
 

Really sorry for your loss man!

Some songs that really fit this kind of mood for me are;

Perfect Mansions - Virgin Steele
The day is over, the setting of the sun
My wounds are many, evening has begun
A mist is falling before my eyes
My soul is free now to shadow forth and rise


Revelations - Iron Maiden
Bind all of us together, ablaze with Hope and Free
No storm or heavy weather will rock the boat you’ll see
The time has come to close your eyes, still the wind and rain
For the one who will be king, the watcher in the ring


Song To Hall Up High - Bathory
Northern wind take my song up high
To the Hall of glory in the sky
So its gates shall greet me open wide
When my time has come to die

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The Lions Den
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 1:35 pm 
 

I_Crash_and_Burn wrote:
Our 17 years old cat died today, and hell, how much I'd wish I had died instead of him.


Sono molto dispiaciuto per il tuo gatto, ne ho uno anche io (anzi a dire il vero è lui che possiede me) e spero che quel giorno non venga mai!

Sentenced are well known for this kind of themes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUSr2IPOgmw

My heart went down with you
At your funeral I was buried, too
My life - it ended with yours
And i... exist no more


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyqDFJ-4E1k

Lower the flags,
a good man has passed,
he has reached the last of frontiers.
Lower the flags,
down to half-mast,
for again the world has taken a turn for the worse.


but also Dream Theater have a sad one to remember to...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHz-JqYRSu8

Love is an act of blood and I'm bleeding
a pool in the shape of a heart


If you still have any tears to cry my friend, these three songs will dry you up.
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Samoroth
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 3:19 pm 
 

Not metal, but I would dedicate 'Helvegen' by Wardruna to him.

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Thornium2002
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 1:32 am 
 

There is no better song for this than Enid's "Whispering of good-bye"...

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MyrVarg
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:32 am 
 

Black Gives Way to Blue by Alice in Chains

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DecemberSoul
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:24 am 
 

Metal_On_The_Ascendant wrote:

Song To Hall Up High - Bathory
Northern wind take my song up high
To the Hall of glory in the sky
So its gates shall greet me open wide
When my time has come to die


Totally missed that one! Have you come across a youtube video in which Quorthon's sister sings this song for her late brother? Some "alright, who's cutting onions around here?"-material to say the least.


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Niklas Sanger
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:28 am 
 

I didn't think of this before, but "Anubis" by Septicflesh would be pretty good, its strangely uplifting and its about passing into the afterlife.
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acid_bukkake
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 9:42 am 
 

A friend and I have an agreement that Amon Amarth's "Embrace of the Endless Ocean" is to be played in memoriam for whoever drops first.
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KrigareTjovane
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 5:06 pm 
 

Ewigkeit's Tired Face has always reminded me of my dog Heidi for some reason. I've had it in my head for a good long while it will be my song to remember her by after she dies.

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The rerecorded version specifically, but there isn't a high quality version of it on YouTube, unfortunately. I still love this version though.

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I_Crash_and_Burn
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:28 pm 
 

Thanks to you all for sharing great songs here. Great songs. For the condolences and solidarity too, believe it, it's unburdening my shoulders of this heavy pain.

Of course even non-metal songs are welcome, because this thread is about personal feelings. Never thought of "wish you were here" as a mourning song, for example... but looked deep in, it fits very well.

Music keeps us alive, in our darkest hours.

@the lions den: grazie amico. Davvero. Spero che il tuo amico nonchè tirannica belvetta viva in eterno, di cuore.

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Back Stabbath
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:32 pm 
 

At a funeral or simply mourning in solace it would be Østenfor Sol og vestenfor Maane by Ulver, undoubtably. Then it would be It's My Life by Wendy O Williams at the wake.
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Bishop_Drugsalot
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:51 pm 
 

This is not metal per se, but:

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Was jamming this quite a lot two years ago when my best friend lost his battle with cancer. He loved Rush as much as I do and during that time this song felt approriate, both by its mood and the lyrics.


Sidenote, just visited his grave last week and the instant I climbed into my car and put my player on random, the first song it hit was "Death is Not the End" by Nick Cave.

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teh_Foxx0rz
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:29 pm 
 

Man, "Under your Tree" by Sonata Arctica every time; just such a moving, tender song, and says everything I'd want to say about them. Makes me well up just listening to it, let alone if it were played for that reason for real.

The kindest heart I've found
I lowered into the ground
your smile kept me alive
back when the skies were still

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Abominatrix
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:15 pm 
 

Amebix: "Beyond the Sun"
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One of the most passionate songs about a lost friend that i know. Very affecting. I admit that when I first heard this my eyes were streaming. The raw vocals I think really add to the emotional power.

Really sorry about the loss of your feline friend.
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The Baron really does it well when he does it well, I agree.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:31 pm 
 

I'm sorry for the loss of your cat. I know how it feels to lose a close pet, like a death in the family. :( Which brings me to my contribution to the thread:

Type O Negative - "Bloody Kisses (A Death in the Family)" is probably the most appropriate song for you at this time, since Peter Steele actually wrote this song about his long time pet cat. He said this song was indeed about his cat in an interview, but made it very metaphorical so it could be interpreted as the loss of a girlfriend or lover as well.

Not long ago but far away
A rainy winter's day
All her pain she kept inside
Could no longer hide

No cry for help
She killed herself
Both life and love could not be saved
She took them both to the grave


Peter's mournful bass voice makes this song's impact all the more heavy and enveloping.

Three other mentions from Type O Negative as well:

"Everyone I Love Is Dead"
"World Coming Down"
"Everything Dies"

All are appropriate as well, dealing with lost loved ones, depression and despair.
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soundslikeorange
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:30 am 
 

Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody. Because this is dumb.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:25 am 
 

The Hour of Death (Reverend Bizarre)

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Tranquillian
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:56 am 
 

Amon Amarth - Fate of Norns
I feel a chill in my heart
Like lingering winter cold
I and my son are torn apart
He was just 6 winters old

My first-born was he
And the last of my kin
The last one to carry my name
Death smiled at him its deadly grin
There is no one for me to blame

The fate of Norns await us all
There is no way to escape
The day to answer Oden's call
Or walk through hel's gate

I carry him to my ship
He seems to be asleep
But the deep blue colour of his lips
Is enough to make me weep

No man should have to bury his child
Yet this has been my share
The tears i shed run bitter and wild
It's a heavy burden to bear

His body feels so light in my arms
His skin is pale as snow
Yet his weight feels heavy in my heart
As my sadness continues to grow

Allfather!
What fate has been given me?
Why must I suffer?
Why must I feel this pain?
Allfather!
LIfe has lost it's meaning to me
I think I'm going insane!

I lay him down on a pyre
A burial worthy a king
And as I lie down by his side
I hear the weaving norns sing

The fate of Norns await us all
There is no way to escape
The day to answer Oden's call
Or walk through hel's gate

The fate of Norns await us all
I know this to be true
It's time to answer Odens's call
My son, he calls for me and you

I believe they dedicated this song at a concert to a fan who lost his young son to cancer ;/

Also Judas Priest - Beyond the realms of death fits this topic.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:57 am 
 

I lost my then almost 11 y/o sister 10/11 years ago and I just got a part of the music score of A Tout Le Monde tattooed around my arm.
Not the whole song because it's more about suicide I guess, but a part of it really hits me lyrically.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:17 am 
 

As far as metal goes I would listen to Type O Negatives Love You to Death.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:44 pm 
 

In their spirit Peste Noire or posibly Primordial or Windir but something proud to have me think of the good times, what good they were, and the good they'd want to see us do as we move on wards. I refrain from listening to the music that really touches things so literally when I'm depressed over the loss of something, whether it was a friend or family member or a relationship, the only artist in that matter that I refrain from is Keaton Henson.

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Makino
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:50 pm 
 

Were I in the situation, somehow I feel I'd be drawn to this song:

Neurosis -- I Can See You: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROrF0-JDl_M

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:20 pm 
 

The Show Must Go On/These Are The Days of Our Lives - Queen
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:32 am 
 

Jasper92 wrote:
I lost my then almost 11 y/o sister 10/11 years ago and I just got a part of the music score of A Tout Le Monde tattooed around my arm.
Not the whole song because it's more about suicide I guess, but a part of it really hits me lyrically.

It's not necessarily about suicide. I think I remember Mustaine claiming it was about coming to terms with mortality/a terminal illness...end of life acceptance and all that jazz.

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soundslikeorange wrote:
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody. Because this is dumb.

You don't need to participate on threads you don't like, you know? Like, there's no rule that says you need to even read them? Seriously. You can skip them without commenting. I'm not shitting you here. The moderators are your best friends.

Bohemian Rhapsody is pompous crap.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:20 am 
 

Acid Bath - Scream of the Butterfly is unbelievably sad. Dreamer Deceiver by Judas Priest also.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:43 am 
 

For my father's memorial I picked an appropriate piece of music. Not metal though.

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