Top 10 Songs Mentioning War, Battle or Death

The Top Ten

1 Holy Wars...The Punishment Due - Megadeth

Amazing song, you don't need half a brain to understand that this song is about war though. I mean, EVEN THE SONG'S NAME HAS THE WORD "WAR". Apart from that. This song has a really fast, hyping pace. It's one of those songs where you actually feel destructive. the guitars, bass and drums blend in so well it's almost as if you were standing in the middle of no-man's land. 10/10

This song requires no explantion.

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2 Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian

"The inner war I can hold against it"
"Twice I'll be marked and twice I shall die" - Metal_Treasure

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3 This Means War - Nickelback

Not as good as the AC/DC song but it does mention war.

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5 War of the Gods - Amon Amarth

A war among gods being mentioned sounds interesting.

Amon Amarth have great melodic riffs. - Metal_Treasure

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6 The Pursuit of Vikings - Amon Amarth

The song that made me a death metal fan. Still love it. Great riffs.
"Oden! Guide our ships
Our axes, spears and swords
Guide us through storms that whip
And in brutal war". - Metal_Treasure

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7 Sacred Worlds - Blind Guardian

"No further arguing, there is war at hand"
"War! It's now or never"
"All dead and gone it's out of hand"
"I'm raised from the dead"
"My eyes are the eyes of a dead man and feel the unholy stream"
"The war is over. There's whispering in the wind" - Metal_Treasure

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8 Creeping Death - Metallica UListen to Sample
9 War of Change - Thousand Foot Krutch

Had to put in somewhere on here.

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10 The Trooper - Iron Maiden UListen to Sample

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The Contenders

11 War of the Thrones - Blind Guardian UListen to Sample
12 Crimson King - Demons & Wizards

"Oh there is war and evil, whores and sinners"
"The thrill of a thousand worlds dying at once" - Metal_Treasure

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13 Cause of Death - Obituary UListen to Sample
14 Battle for the Sun - Placebo

It mentions a battle but for the sun.

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15 Battle - Overkill

Quite sure this one is self explantory.

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16 My Last Sunrise - Demons & Wizards

A great song and as the title suggests - it's about somebody who is dying. The word "death" is also mentioned: "Golgotha - had seen nothing else but a carpenter's death". - Metal_Treasure

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17 For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica UListen to Sample
18 You're Dead - Megadeth

Again the song title alone mentions death.

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19 Dead - Korn

The song title alone mentions death.

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20 Battle Hymn - Manowar UListen to Sample
21 Warbird - Annihilator UListen to Sample
22 This Means War - AC/DC UListen to Sample
23 War - Linkin Park

The entire songs mentions war...

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24 Disposable Heroes - Metallica UListen to Sample
25 War Pigs - Black Sabbath UListen to Sample
26 Rooster - Alice in Chains

This song is about Jerry Cantrell Sr.'s service in the Vietnam War. Jerry Cantrell wrote this to honor his father by telling a little story about his experience in Vietnam. "Rooster" is his father's nickname.

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27 You Want a Battle (Here's a War) - Bullet for My Valentine

It is mentioned through the chorus.

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28 If You Want Peace... Prepare for War - Children of Bodom UListen to Sample
29 Battle Metal - Turisas UListen to Sample
30 Kim - Eminem

Death but that's all it mentions.

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31 Angel with a Shotgun - The Cab UListen to Sample
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Top Remixes

1. Creeping Death - Metallica
2. Holy Wars...The Punishment Due - Megadeth
3. One - Metallica
1. Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian
2. Holy Wars...The Punishment Due - Megadeth
3. Crimson King - Demons & Wizards
1. One - Metallica
2. Holy Wars...The Punishment Due - Megadeth
3. The Trooper - Iron Maiden


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