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 a Heavy Metal subgenre developed during the early 1980s and an early precursor of Extreme Metal. Thrash Metal features a faster and more aggressive guitar work than Traditional Metal with shredding and double-bass drums and can range from melodic singing to loud shouts. more.

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

True.The song "Repentless" by Slayer would be a fitting for war.-DarkBoi-X

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 Hardcore Punk Hardcore Punk
4 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

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 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.
8 Alternative Alternative Alternative rock is a style of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. In this instance, the word "alternative" refers to the genre's distinction from mainstream rock music.
9 Crossover Thrash Crossover Thrash
10 Post-Hardcore

The Contenders

11 Industrial Metal

My favourite music genre.And it certainly does sound good for war.-DarkBoi-X

12 Groove Metal
13 Rap
14 Post-Grunge Post-Grunge
15 Rap Rock
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