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Title should pretty much explain it all. What heavy metal sub-genre lyrics do you like the most, and why? I like the lyrics in most power metal songs, since they are usually epic and tell a story in some way. It's nice to imagine things while you are listening to a song, and power metal lyrics are really good at doing that. I also like black metal lyrics, even though they are often hard to understand. But they are wicked and brutal.

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Re: Which Sub-Genres Have The Best Lyrics? Power metal lyrics are just awesome. While some PM lyrics are a bit too cheesy for me, Night of the Stormrider by Iced Earth and Temple of Shadows by Angra are, lyrically and stylistically, my favourite albums, easily.

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Re: Which Sub-Genres Have The Best Lyrics? I'd say melodeath. The lyrics are very important to me and of course that's a reason why I love the Gothenburg sound so much. Most, hence the most, are pretty deep and can leave you thinking a lot. They can also be quite hard to understand, especially for me who's quite new in life and I don't have that much experience, but I can already relate and understand the pain these lyrics often are about.

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Re: Which Sub-Genres Have The Best Lyrics?

groove metal have great lyrics. but i have to say that subgenres don't really have to have similar lyrics unless that's what the subgenre is based around' date=' so it's hard to answer that question[/quote'] Very true.

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Re: Which Sub-Genres Have The Best Lyrics? Not unreal, OTT lytics like in most death metal (gore and rape and violence), thats for sure. Or black metal (Hail Satan and the occult), or nu-metal (cars and women), or gay mainstream screamo (nothing different to the lyrics of pop boy bands). Early metalcore (Hatebreed, Earth Crisis, Converge, Discharge), groove metal (Pantera, Lamb of God, Five Finger Death Punch), grindcore (Napalm Death, Cattle Decapitation) and crust punk (Amebix) often generally give relatively good, meaningful, real and topical lyrics (if you can work out what they're saying that is). Lyrics on a band basis as well, such as Disturbed, Dying Fetus, Rise Against, Rage Against the Machine, Anti-Flag, etc. Punk and hardcore-style lyrics done in metal context are the best ones

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Re: Which Sub-Genres Have The Best Lyrics? Lyrics are quite pointless in Heavy Metal. The music is what's important. But if you are looking for who has the best lyrics that's purely personal.

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