Greatest Lyrical Themes In Metal Music

Lyrics are an important element of metal and music in general. This list will be a list covering the most popular and interesting themes in heavy metal music.

The Top Ten

1 Satanism

This is the most stereotypical pick that I seen in my life

Why is this number 1? this shouldn't even be on here at all because metal doesn't have to be satanic. - countnightdark13

Metal doesn't have to be about any particular topic. This is "Greatest Lyrical Themes In Metal Music", not "Lyrical Themes Metal Has To Have". If it's in number 1 (now 2), that means people like it as a topic, and that's fine. - romanempire249

I like this theme. Hail Satan! - Vip3r

Black metal - yungstirjoey666

2 Politics

Mostly thrash and heavy - yungstirjoey666

3 Fantasy

I can't imagine my music collection without Blind Guardian albums. - Metal_Treasure

Power metal, symphonic metal - yungstirjoey666

4 Death

Doom and death - yungstirjoey666

5 Drug Abuse
6 Society

Especially thrash bands - Megadeth, Metallica. - Metal_Treasure

7 Emotional Pain

This is a Common topic in Nu Metal Bands I Use to Enjoy such as Ffdp - vidkid13

8 War

Bolt Thrower and Sabaton are awesome.

The entire discography of Sodom and Sabaton, many ManOwar songs, and many songs by other bands. - Metal_Treasure

Basically Sodom's entire career. - Brobusky

Also thrash and heavy - yungstirjoey666

9 History
10 Violence

The Contenders

11 Horror
12 Doomsday
13 Love/Sex

Haha, metal lyrics are known for putting a great emphasis on love and sex (sarcasm). - Metal_Treasure

Well first you've got normal love/sex in metal (barely) than you have CANNIBAL CORPSE - SoldierOfFortune

I strongly loathe this theme in metal. - Vip3r

Mostly glam. although extreme takes this over the top - yungstirjoey666

14 Religion
15 Nature
16 Science Fiction
17 Rocking Out
18 Norse Mythology
19 Mythology

Folk metal - yungstirjoey666

20 Philosophy

All Obscura songs. - Metal_Treasure

21 Film/TV
22 Breakups
23 Cars/Motorbikes
24 Occult
25 Gothic
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