Friday, September 12, 2008

Keep an eye out...

In reviewing the play lists for my political music program I have noticed a distinct lack of heavy metal music that comments on social issues. It seems simply a case of not having found it yet rather than it being non existent. I have started to do some research but if anyone has any ideas I would be delighted to hear about them.

One article I read recently suggests that political commentary is becoming more prevalent in this form of music. Examples given include the band Cattle Decapitation who are ardent vegetarians and record songs commenting on the meat industry, there is the song Amerika the Brutal by Six Feet Under which is an anti war song and songs such as War Pigs and Children of the Grave by Black Sabbath are anti Vietnam tracks.

If you can think of other songs like these that are not mentioned in this article feel free to post them in the comments section.


Further Reading

Msnbc, Heavy Metal becomes increasingly political (10 August 2006) <> at 12 September 2008

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