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    Posted: 08 Dec 2014 at 8:35pm
Well, as you might have seen, being a metalhead that you probably are, a thing that metal artists like to do it point out flaws in our system of government and as a society itself.

What are some of your guys' favorite metal/non-metal songs that talk about social issues?

I'll start with a Staind song that I can't stop listening to lately LOL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEfU4ss98ZA


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There are plenty I can think of.

I'll just name a few:

Porcupine Tree - Fear of a Blank Planet, Anesthetize, and The Sound of Muzak

Tool - Vicarious

Dream Theater - The Great Debate

Metallica - Disposable Heroes 

Rage Against the Machine - Killing in the Name

Korn - Politics

Slayer - Skeletons of Society

Arch Enemy - War Eternal

Helstar - Harsh Reality, When We Only Bleed, and Fall of Dominion

Megadeth - United Abominations, Washington is Next, Peace Sells, and quite a few other Megadeth songs.

There are tons more that I love, but these are some of them. Tongue


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How about "Cop Killer" by Body Count? Seems relevant in the US at the moment
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Unitron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Dec 2014 at 12:38am
^ I haven't heard that song, but just by the name it already sounds relevant.
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Originally posted by Unitron Unitron wrote:

There are plenty I can think of.

I'll just name a few:

Porcupine Tree - Fear of a Blank Planet, Anesthetize, and The Sound of Muzak

Tool - Vicarious

Dream Theater - The Great Debate

Metallica - Disposable Heroes 

Rage Against the Machine - Killing in the Name

Korn - Politics

Slayer - Skeletons of Society

Arch Enemy - War Eternal

Helstar - Harsh Reality, When We Only Bleed, and Fall of Dominion

Megadeth - United Abominations, Washington is Next, Peace Sells, and quite a few other Megadeth songs.

There are tons more that I love, but these are some of them. Tongue

Great list Uni!

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Anthrax - Keep It in the Family
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Triceratopsoil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Jan 2015 at 12:44am
anything by rage against the machine, really

also this

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Unitron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Jan 2015 at 12:49am
Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

anything by rage against the machine, really



I was actually thinking about this the other day, did RATM make any songs that weren't political or social commentary? LOL 
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Originally posted by Unitron Unitron wrote:

Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

anything by rage against the machine, really



I was actually thinking about this the other day, did RATM make any songs that weren't political or social commentary? LOL 

Answer to that is no LOLBig smile
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Originally posted by siLLy puPPy siLLy puPPy wrote:

How about "Cop Killer" by Body Count? Seems relevant in the US at the moment
Oh yes, Body Count may seem like a gimmick band to some, but they´ve made quite a few social commentary tracks throughout their career...and "Evil Dick" isn´t one of them LOL.
 
...even a track like "KKK Bitch", which is a quite humourous and sexually explicit track, oozes social commetary.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Time Signature Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Jan 2015 at 3:54am
Would Sacred Reich's"Who's to Blame?" count, although it's more of a commentary on family dynamics. I don't know why I mention that one, when SR have so many other politico-social commentary songs, such as:

Death Squad
Ignorance
No Believers
Administrative Decisions
Surf Nicaragua
One Nation
The American Way
Crimes Against Humanity
State of Emergency
Etc.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote aglasshouse Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Jan 2015 at 3:09pm
Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

anything by rage against the machine, really

Their name does state so, so yes that does make sense.
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I really like David Bowie - Cygnet Committee
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bartosso Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Jan 2015 at 9:53am
Anything by Cattle Decapitation.

Like this for instance, yo:



Also some STUFF BY BABYMETAL

I'm serious, it's a feminist song.
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