Best Music Genres to Describe the Theme of War

War is a very controversial topic to talk about. Come to think of it, it is also one of the most interesting as there's a lot of detail that could be put into it, such as morality, death, survival, individuality, struggle and many others. And its no surprise that we have heard of at least one war song in our lifetime.

Which music genre do you think describes war the best?

The Top Ten

1 Thrash Metal Thrash Metal Thrash metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music characterized by its fast tempo and overall aggression. The songs usually use fast percussive beats and low-register guitar riffs, overlaid with shredding-style lead work.The genre evolved in the early 1980s from combining the fast drum beats more.

Every riff is like a sound of a gunfire. - zxm

When you have songs like Metallica's "One and "Disposable Heroes", Megadeth's "Holy Wars... The Punishment Due" and Slayer's "War Ensemble", you know Thrash does a great job in war protesting. If Thrash is about aggression and being frenetic, the theme of warfare just fits in naturally. Overall, the perfect combination :).

By the way, I made this list because of Thrash Metal :P. - CrimsonShark

2 Power Metal

Such as Sabaton, Dragonforce and Powerwolf - Seventies-Music-Fan

3 Heavy Metal Heavy Metal Heavy Metal music is a sub-genre of rock music that originated in the late 1960s-70s, featuring more distorted and heavier instrumental work and darker lyrical themes. Heavy Metal broke into mainstream success with bands such as Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Metallica. more.

Most of Iron Maiden, Sabaton, Amon Amarth, Bolt Thrower, Sodom... You can literally learn the history of wars and battles. - Metal_Treasure

4 Hardcore Punk Hardcore Punk
5 Punk Rock Punk Rock Punk rock is a subgenre of rock music. It usually has rebellious lyrics and down stroked power chords played on guitars. Bad Religion, Sex Pistols, and Green Day (actually pop-punk, which is still punk in a way) are a few punk rock bands. The subgenre influenced thrash metal because of it's down stroked more.
6 Hard Rock Hard Rock Hard Rock is a subgenre of rock music known for having heavier guitar riffs/solos. It originated around 1964-1965 with various Garage Rock bands.
7 Alternative Alternative
8 Post-Hardcore
9 Grunge Grunge Grunge (sometimes referred to as the Seattle sound) is a subgenre of alternative rock and a subculture that emerged during the mid-1980s .
10 Industrial Metal

The Contenders

11 Groove Metal
12 Post-Grunge Post-Grunge
13 Rap
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