Top 10 Metal Songs About Soldiers

Songs about soldiers are type of war-themed songs that focus on soldiers experiences rather than on other aspects of war.
Not every war-themed song is about soldiers - for example, Holy Wars by Megadeth isn't exactly about soldiers.

The Top Ten

1 One - Metallica

Few modern songs have portrayed the brutal realities soldiers experience in war as effectively as Metallica (and not only in this song). - Metal_Treasure

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2 The Trooper - Iron Maiden UListen to Sample
3 Eyes of the Insane - Slayer


The lyrics explore an American soldier's mental anguish following his return home from the second Gulf War, and are based on an article entitled "Casualty of War" in Texas Monthly magazine. - Metal_Treasure

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4 For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica

It was inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s novel of the same name, which portrayed the human cost underlying the Spanish Civil War.
Metallica’s take on the subject is brutal lyrically and musically, portraying the soldiers as men caught up in something bigger than they can comprehend or control: “On they fight, for they’re right / Yes, but who’s to say / For a hill men would kill / Why, they do not know.” - Metal_Treasure

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6 Refuse/Resist - Sepultura

"Disorder unleashed
Starting to burn
Starting to lynch
Silence means death
Stand on your feet
Inner fear
Your worst enemy” - Metal_Treasure

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7 Disposable Heroes - Metallica

"Hell, hell is here. I was born for dying, life planned out before my birth". - Metal_Treasure

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8 To Hell and Back - Sabaton

This new metal song (2014) is about Audie Murphy and his post-traumatic stress disorder. Audie Murphy was a WW II hero from Kingston, Texas.
And Sabaton aren't even from the US, they are from Sweden. - Metal_Treasure

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9 Soldier - Kobra and the Lotus

The video was shot in a vacated mine in Canada and the production features genuine World War II arms and clothing. - Metal_Treasure

Great story

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10 Sargent D and the S.O.D. - S.O.D.

S.O.D. stands for Stormtroopers of Death. - Metal_Treasure

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The Contenders

11 Soldier Side - System of a Down UListen to Sample
12 Far from Home - Five Finger Death Punch UListen to Sample
13 Gunslinger - Avenged Sevenfold

Gunslinger is a great track. - EliteRates

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14 The Day that Never Comes - Metallica

The video is war-themed, although the song lyrics are about forgiveness and resentment, inspired by a father-son relationship. - Metal_Treasure

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15 M.I.A. - Avenged Sevenfold UListen to Sample
16 Wrong Side of Heaven - Five Finger Death Punch UListen to Sample
17 Critical Acclaim - Avenged Sevenfold UListen to Sample
18 Broken Heroes - Saxon UListen to Sample
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List Stats

18 listings
2 years, 284 days old

Top Remixes

1. One - Metallica
2. The Trooper - Iron Maiden
3. Eyes of the Insane - Slayer
1. The Trooper - Iron Maiden
2. One - Metallica
3. For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica


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