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 Death Death
2 Satanism 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

3 Politics Politics
4 Drug Abuse Drug Abuse
5 Fantasy Fantasy

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

6 War War

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

Basically Sodom's entire career. - Brobusky

Bolt Thrower and Sabaton are awesome.

7 Emotional Pain
8 Society

Especially thrash bands - Megadeth, Metallica. - Metal_Treasure

9 Violence Violence
10 Doomsday

The Contenders

11 Religion
12 Nature Nature
13 Science Fiction Science Fiction
14 History History
15 Rocking Out Rocking Out
16 Horror Horror
17 Mythology
18 Norse Mythology Norse Mythology
19 Film/TV Film/TV
20 Love/Sex 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

21 Breakups
22 Cars/Motorbikes
23 Philosophy

All Obscura songs. - Metal_Treasure

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3. Doomsday
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