• MountainDwarf
    82
    https://www.wikihow.com/Write-Metal-Song-Lyrics

    Above is an article on how to write metal lyrics. Metal began, according to the wikihow article, as a way to protest the Vietnam war. The topic list in step number two I would think would resonate with many a philosopher's mind. We look at step three and it becomes very obvious that metal has a philosophical nature.

    What are your thoughts about Metal now that you've read all this?
  • Noble Dust
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    This is amazing
  • Sir2u
    1.7k
    Most musics is philosophical in some way.

    Some glories the good of a culture, some protests the bad. And some just makes the makers and fans more stupid.
  • Thorongil
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    As a composer of both metal and lyrics, I often incorporate philosophical themes and ideas, though not always self-consciously. However, as song lyrics are a form of poetry, and poetry is not the same thing as philosophy, I cannot agree that metal lyrics are a form of philosophy.

    By the way, conforming to a prearranged list of topics and instructions from a WikiHow page is not very "metal." Most metalheads I know, including myself, would laugh at such a thing. Compose what you want, conventions be damned.
  • MountainDwarf
    82
    By the way, conforming to a prearranged list of topics and instructions from a WikiHow page is not very "metal." Most metalheads I know, including myself, would laugh at such a thing.Thorongil

    You know, in a way you're right. I'm not sure that metal focuses only on negative aspects of existence, true. I think that it's just to get the ball rolling as like a beginners guide. They do make the distinction between what society says about such and such a topic and what you believe. Call me a conformist, but I think if you take away the list of topics it does inspire you to think differently.
  • Snakes Alive
    350
    One of my favorite strands in metal lyrics is the paranoia over immanent nuclear destruction. It's died down in recent years, but it was great.

  • MountainDwarf
    82
    I personally love the nu metal scene. My first classic metal album was ride the lightning. Do you consider AC/DC to be metal? Cause I know some would debate that.
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