Best Metal Songs Written About Killers/Murders

A lot of good metal songs have lyrical content centered around infamous serial killers and well known murder cases.

The Top Ten

1 Angel of Death - Slayer

One of Slayer's signature songs written about the infamous Nazi doctor Josef Mengele who, in return for his twisted experiments that often ended up with his victims dying, was given that nickname - The Angel of Death. Heavy song with an interesting lyrical subject. - MetalFoREVer1228

2 Contempt Breeds Contamination - Trivium

A very underrated Trivium song about the murder of Amadou Diallo by 4 NYPD officers. - MetalFoREVer1228

3 Dead Skin Mask - Slayer

The awfully eerie masterpiece written about the serial killer Ed Gein. The parts at the end of the song with the child's voice I'm the background are, to say the least, haunting. - MetalFoREVer1228

4 213 - Slayer

Another eerie work, this time about everyone's favorite pervert - Jeffrey Dahmer. - MetalFoREVer1228

5 ATWA - System of a Down

What was this song written about?

6 The Somatic Defilement - Whitechapel

The whole album was about Jack the Ripper, but this was my personal favorite. - MetalFoREVer1228

7 Vicer Exciser - Whitechapel

Another brutal song about Jack The Ripper. - MetalFoREVer1228

8 Entrance of the Conflagration - Trivium

A great song about Andrea Yates' murder of her own children by drowning them in a bathtub. - MetalFoREVer1228

9 Holy Mountains - System of a Down
10 Disposable Teens - Marilyn Manson

The Contenders

11 The Nobodies - Marilyn Manson
12 Woman of Dark Desires - Bathory

Song about Elizabeth Bathory - MetalFoREVer1228

The band's called Bathory anyway.

13 Get Your Gunn - Marilyn Manson
14 Mein Teil - Rammstein

The song tells with great detail about Armin Meiwes, a German cannibal. Meiwes sent requests for someone willing to be eaten and thus part of him forever."Suche gut gebauten achtzehn- bis dreizigjährigen zum schlahten, Der Metzgermeister" It is also directly quoted in the song and translates to "looking for a well built 18- to 30-year old to be butchered, The Butchermaster". He got an positive answer from Bernd Jürgen Brandes, who wanted Meiwes to bite of Brandes's penis before killing him. After that they ate it together. Brandes then was leaved to bleed to death in a bathtub while Meiwes was reading a Star Trek book. Brandes got only Schnapps and Ibuprofein to help the pain. After 8 hours of bleeding Brandes was still alive and Meiwes had to stab his throat in order to kill him. Meiwes then ate Brandes's flesh during the following year. Meiwes has described the taste: "It tastes like pork, bit more harsh, substantial". Meiwes filmed everything and the ...more

15 Jeffrey Dahmer - Soulfly

Name says it all. - MetalFoREVer1228

16 The Ripper - Judas Priest
17 Fatal Foot Fetish - Macabre

This song sounds so utterly retarded yet is so hilariously disturbing - xandermartin98

18 Instruments of Hell - Exhumed

This ones about Albert Fish - MetalFoREVer1228

19 Bloodbath In Paradise - Ozzy Osbourne

Awesome song! Ozzy Osbourne never ceases to amaze me! I LOVE this guy!

This is about Charles Manson and his followers.

20 Addicted to Vaginal Skin - Cannibal Corpse

This one's about Ed Gein. - Metalmaniakkk

21 Blood Red Sandman - Lordi

This is one of my favorites by Lordi. It's basedon Jack the Ripper and all the terror he caused. And overall, it's just a great song. AMAZING!

22 Beauty Through Order - Slayer
23 Nothing to Gein - Mudvayne
24 Jonestown - The Acacia Strain
25 Unabomber - The Acacia Strain
26 Fortress/Outer Space/Forever - System of a Down
27 The Ballad of Leonard and Charles - Exodus
28 Lunatic of God's Creation - Deicide

Brutal song about Charles Manson

29 Eaten - Bloodbath
30 Blind Torture Kill - Suffocation
31 Going Going Gone - Exodus
32 Killer - King Diamond
33 Ramirez - The Acacia Strain
34 Gemini - Slayer
35 Bodom Beach Terror - Children of Bodom
36 Iowa - Slipknot
37 Countess Bathory - Venom
38 Psychopathy Red - Slayer
39 Deadache - Lordi
40 The Kinslayer - Nightwish
41 Jack the Ripper - Motörhead
42 Jack - Iced Earth
43 Serial Killer - Macabre
44 Montreal Massacre - Macabre
45 Devil's Hole Girls and the Big Revolution - Rob Zombie
46 The Wüstenfeld Man Eater - Macabre
47 The Black Knight - Macabre
48 Is It Soup Yet? - Macabre
49 Night Stalker - Macabre
50 The Green River Murderer (He's Still Out There) - Macabre
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Top Remixes

1. Angel of Death - Slayer
2. Contempt Breeds Contamination - Trivium
3. Dead Skin Mask - Slayer
1. ATWA - System of a Down
2. Holy Mountains - System of a Down
3. The Nobodies - Marilyn Manson


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