I understand metal is not preferred, or even liked at all, by many, but I find a lot of metal artists have very intriguing messages and are rather
articulate when it comes to their vocabulary in comparison to a lot of music floating around in the mainstream. The theme I'd like to focus on here
is the revolution we have at hand in these times of mass corruption. As John Adams stated in a letter to Jefferson, "What do we mean by the
Revolution? The war? That was no part of the revolution; it was only an effect and consequence of it. The revolution was in the minds of the
I find and rather enjoy a significant amount of metal surrounding this topic and voicing opposition to the corruption that many are becoming aware
Such as Silent Civilian...
And Killswitch Engage...
And All That Remains...
And Across the Sun (one of my favorite bands, who happen to share their initials with my favorite site )...
Yes, all here fall in the "metalcore" subgenre, but it's metal nonetheless. I'll be adding more over time. Feel free to comment or even add some
"For in the midst
We, We see a glimpse
Of mass oppression coming to take our lives
They can't take our fight
We're living free of monarchy
Brothers take hands
Its our time to give this nation its only chance
Not one step back
A true man will take a stand
Echoing through the streets the beginning of everything
Take pride for this is the picture we must live by or die, Or die
[They're coming, They're coming]
Begin to light we must ignite we creed to fight begin our night
Wake up the dreamers we demand the need of rights"
Rings true to the patriotic agenda
Or maybe something from the NuMetal spectrum?
Flaw, a softer song if you will...
"I'm balling up my fists
Waiting here defenseless isn't pacifist,
It's ignorant, and cannot be allowed"
Or the frontman's next band, Five.Bolt.Main...
"Push us back in corners and
make us fight you for our lives
Turn us into martyrs and
sneak up from behind"
im in a new thrash band, no music to share now (i don't want to put it on youtube) but eventually you will hear our first album
first song on the album, lyrics;
Red (Restricted:Entry Denied) - The Natural Disasters
(not as in storms, but as in people are a natural disaster walking the earth)
look around, think about what you see, hold that thought in your mind now let it be,
do you live your life in reality? or are you another fool with the human disease?
now think, how can this world change? in this day and age where everyone's minds shrink,
one day you people will know, what you had in your hands but decided to let go.
theres more, but thats just a taste-test.
i'm usually very humble about myself,
to me it's some of the best music i've ever heard, in general, not just metal,
it will be a metal revitaliser and looked at for generations imo...
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Diction is set by interpretation and common* definition. Label as you must to understand. I welcome you to elaborate* on the error you see in my
judgement of definition in the OP right here in this thread. No need for a new one.
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edit on 3-4-2012 by jlm912 because: (no reason given)
"Ask me why I hate
Why I've prayed to see the nation that I love disintegrate
And gladly give my life
The revolution regenerates
In honor of the strife of those who've died
In generations before for your blood stained glory
I reject you
I deny you
I defy you to continue"
And from a more recent album of Machine Head's collection
"All that they needed was
A pretext, war's next.
Heads to the chopping blocks,
And our necks are next.
For those who died,
Who fought for our rights,
Whose children now slaves,
They're turning in their graves"
I guess I'm confused. I thought this topic was about metal bands from the 21st century with lyrical themes that focus on social issues, but it seems
like people are just posting whatever they want. If it truly is the former Nevermore is always a good way to go. While they've been around since
before the turn of the century the majority of their work is from the past decade. Timelord also have a few songs regarding revolution. There are
plenty of other bands these ones are just the ones sticking out on the top of my mind. If you're just looking for interesting bands from the 21st
century you can't really get more "revolutionary" than Unexpect.
Nevermore!!! i love them, a lot of good political stuff on the Politics of Ecstasy (hence the name lol) it's hard to think of some newer songs off
of the top of my head, i've really been getting into brutal under ground death metal recently. Some older bands that still apply in my opinion are
Testament and Megadeth. Both very political in the late 80's early 90's.
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