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The 11 Most Nauseating Metal Breakdowns

These epic breakdowns are not for the faint of heart...

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Extreme music has always been about breakdowns.

Sure, plenty of great metal exists without them, but we all remember what state of mind we were in after we heard Pantera's "Domination" for the first time, or how nothing was the same after Metallica's "Sad but True" took over the airwaves. Metal's biggest breakdowns have stirred visceral reactions within us and have given us all neck pain from violently headbanging.

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