Hey militia I’m back from an extended holiday break, had a lot going on (new songs are being tracked) so I wasn’t able to post much here, but the break is over and were back! Since it seems that we have lost our country to a communist takeover and are headed towards some sort of conflict, whether home or aboard, I figured why not get a nice playlist ready for war? So here are my top 10 songs about war.
10. War Pigs – Black Sabbath
I feel this song is especially relevant considering the lyrical content and the way that people continuously are manipulated by the media and regular people are forced to fight wars for rich men in foreign lands under the guise of “freedom”. Applied then, applies now.
9. Endless War – Suicidal Angels
This band is criminally underrated in my opinion, but that’s neither here nor there. Endless War is exactly what many generations around the world have grown up with and almost numb to in some ways. Great thrashy metal track for getting ready for war!
8. Armoured Assault – Evile
Another great thrash metal tune to crack the top 10 songs about war from Evile. This one starts out with the classic war scene unfolding and progresses into a thrashy beast about an armored assault during war.
7. The Trooper – Iron Maiden
“You’ll take my life, but I’ll take your’s too”, opening line from The Trooper, is there really a better way to sum up war? Iron Maiden have always been master story tellers with their songs, and this one is no different, setting the scene of a epic battlefield charge towards the enemy. Perfect song to get you ready for war.
6. Holy Wars – Megadeth
Oh if ever there was a pretext for war, religion would probably be at the top of the list. Since the beginning of time people have warred over whose god is correct. “Brother will kill brother” an unfortunate fact of wars that have happened for millennia.
5. War Ensemble – Slayer
To many war is hell, to some it is sport. Perspective is all that matters. The elite look at wars as sport while the common person suffers from the hell it causes. Killer song by Slayer that highlights the various aspects of war.
4. Civil War – Guns N’ Roses
This song illuminates the frustration of generations falling for the same lies that lead to war time and time again. Axl Rose does a great job of conveying the harsh realities of war that get lost in the propaganda side of things.
3. For Whom The Bell Tolls – Metallica
It was only a matter of time before a Metallica song made it on the list, and there are a myriad of songs to choose from about war from them, but I love the story that this one tells. The narrowing focus of war for those who participate becomes about those fighting next to them and trying make sure everyone makes it home and the big picture of war gets lost in the shuffle. “For a hill, men will kill, why they do not know”, this line sums up so much about war. The men and women on the ground generally don’t know why they are doing something, it just becomes about the man next to them and doing their best to get them home.
2. Clenching The Fists Of Dissent – Machine Head
A great song to fit into the top 10 songs about war, Machines Head’s Clenching The Fists Of Dissent discusses the harsh reality of the price of freedom and how patriotism can be used to deceive people into fighting wars they probably wouldn’t have. The interesting dichotomy of sometimes needing war to be free from oppression and how oppressors can use our patriotism as pretext for wars that nothing to do with our freedom.
1. One – Metallica
Like I stated earlier, there are a ton a great songs to choose from about war from Metallica, but this is the creme de la creme, which is why One is number 1 (see what I did there?). This song truly paints a horrid picture of the reality of war and its victims. A song about a man who has lost all limbs as well as his ability to communicate from a landmine during the war. The scene is set with the sounds of a battlefield and ensues to tell the story of the soldier who all he wants is to die, but he can’t tell anyone.
Bonus Track: Civil War – Metal Militia
Although I would never presume to include any of my music in a top 10 songs about war list, I would be so bold to put it at the end for you to check out! Metal Militia’s song Civil War is about the current state of the divided world and the path that we seem to be headed down unfortunately. Enjoy!
Well this is my list of top 10 songs about war, I hope you enjoyed it! You guys are the most important part and I thank all of you being apart of the militia! If you’ve enjoyed this list please like and share! Disagree with my list? Do you think we are headed towards an inevitable war? Leave a comment below and let me know what you think.
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