#1
just wondering if any metal has good lyrics? most of the power/death/black stuff i lsiten to has plain crap lyrics for some reason, is there no expectation in this kind of music for decent lyrics? whilst it may not matter as much in death/black were the vocals are harder to decipher, in power metal the vocalists are often perfect at singing and ruin it with crap lyrics about love, dragons, war, warriors, dragons and other mythical creatures etc.

but in this thread i want to go deeper than looking for good power metal lyrics, i want to see what bands of any metal genre has decent lyrics. any suggestions?

"The mind is its own place, and in itself

Can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n"

- John Milton, Paradise Lost
#4
Quote by UncleCthulhu
What?

LOL +1
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#5
Nevermore, Necrophagist and the rec thread.
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Album.
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#6
Quote by UncleCthulhu
What?


so you flame me for thinking that metal lyrics are cheesy? thanks for the input, fortunately im not an 'internet tough guy' who thinks hes cool by flaming, so il leave you how you are.

EDIT ill see about nevermore, thanks for a serious reply , i think necrophagist stuff is a bit to cheesy still though

"The mind is its own place, and in itself

Can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n"

- John Milton, Paradise Lost
#8
Kayo Dot has some of my favorite lyrics. They're an avant-garde metal band that used to be called maudlin of the Well.

Kayo Dot - A Pitcher of Summer

And so ten centuries solemnly collide
Love failed and I have
Lost my Name

Secrecy hoards the treasure
Coveted most by me
As rainwater collects in barrels
Sleep covers Abuse with Time
Too many dream-haunted hours
Leaves me with seasons swelling and growing
And without welcome, fading
Something makes sense in ripples
Grief is the corpse from which worms feed
Alas, I am not this stricken man
Suspended by sunlight, shadows break
Their silent vigil
As rainwater collects in barrels
Lucifer rose up to kiss the analgesic dawn
While below, Something roll'd the stone away
Something makes sense in ripples
Gradually, I saw Abuse is a Name
And ghosts will seem forever
Less fantastic

Like a kiss, soft, and wild with the delicate steps of petals fallen in a stream
This swirling ballerina turns in faint and sighing grandeur
Across the floor to me.
A monarch plays the violin to a summer's afternoon
Whilst quietly the earthworm adores the soil in winter's sparkling gloom
It breaks away, growing as the flowers do.

A thunderhead embraces his enraptured lover
And kisses with a gale that also makes the cattails shudder.
His tears cannot, as he proclaims his love, be held with lightning back;
They fondly dance into an open window
And fondly dance with mine.

Our eyelashes weaken with a weight that is sweet and fine,
And this feels like frogs and spiders in the sweet outside.
Tell me why world, unfathomable and good,
The beauty of everything is infinite and cruel.

An airplane, a puppet, an orange, a spoon,
A window, and outside
Stars and the moon.
#10
Edguy have some pretty good lirics, but not all songs. Check this, for example

"And if the stars will fall one day
I'll climb up to the sky
to put them back for you
to save your smile."

Try also some Hammerfall and Sonata Arctica.
#13
These lyrics are deadly.

Metalucifer-headbanging

Denim & leather jackets going out to that city also
tonight
They walk with hair of metal law going to the mad house

[Chorus:]
Run after overflowing heavy speed, into the hell
illusions
You’ve got the insane actions of heads, destroy the wall
of sounds
Oh-, Headbanging! Oh- live tonight,
Headbanging! Neck breaking tonight,
Headbanging! Explode you all right

Denim & leather jackets metal up to the city also
tonight
They risk self with soul of rivets going to the mad
church

[Chorus]

Shout! Cry! Bark! Howl! Roar! Heavy metal men of the
night
Go mad! Crazy! Insanity! Burn you out without end
None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
#15
Quote by curseofmilhaven
hahaha for serial?


HEAVY METAL lS LAW!!!
None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
#16
Trivium - Throes of Perdition

Has some pretty graphic lyrics!
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#17
Quote by Metfan1991
Trivium - Throes of Perdition

Has some pretty graphic lyrics!



aren't they all christian metally
#18
Quote by metallicafan616
EDIT ill see about nevermore, thanks for a serious reply , i think necrophagist stuff is a bit to cheesy still though


You need to take a closer look at the lyrics on Epitaph dude, they're much deeper than they might at first seem.
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Quote by Master Foo
“A man who mistakes secrets for knowledge is like a man who, seeking light, hugs a candle so closely that he smothers it and burns his hand.”


Album.
Legion.
#20
Death - Secret Face

There is a mask

That covers up one's true intentions

Once removed, things become very clear

Analyze behavior patterns to see beneath

The person that is presented to you

Vulnerable through trust

Life is a twisted maze of obstacles

Presented by people with a secret face

What's on the outside

Is not always all that is real

Live by caution, what I feel

When things are reversed

People are shown for what they are

The truth is revealed

Banish the false

Pacifying moments with an acquired disguise to obtain

The things they want

By the anguish of someone else

Materialistic motives are fulfilled

Cherish the true

Vulnerable through trust

Life is a twisted maze of obstacles

Presented by people with a secret face
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Last edited by kinzoku at Oct 14, 2008,
#21
Quote by nebiru
These lyrics are deadly.

Metalucifer-headbanging

Denim & leather jackets going out to that city also
tonight
They walk with hair of metal law going to the mad house

[Chorus:]
Run after overflowing heavy speed, into the hell
illusions
You’ve got the insane actions of heads, destroy the wall
of sounds
Oh-, Headbanging! Oh- live tonight,
Headbanging! Neck breaking tonight,
Headbanging! Explode you all right

Denim & leather jackets metal up to the city also
tonight
They risk self with soul of rivets going to the mad
church

[Chorus]

Shout! Cry! Bark! Howl! Roar! Heavy metal men of the
night
Go mad! Crazy! Insanity! Burn you out without end

Hell Fucking yes.
#22
Quote by Land Where Sympathy is Air
Revived in Lykathea, in that exhausting and
dazing embrace, discomposure entered me.
And I opened my heart and beared the yearning
and the wish buried from the light for aeons.

I felt connection and allurement that I will not withstand.
I awakened to Elvenefris and heard the calling.

The gate will be found,
the key will be forged.

My heart I will present to you being cleared
of a poisons of Lykathea that exorcise us to idleness
and condemn us to pain.

I am searching for the land where I will fall on my knees
and will be weeping for a long time.
Where my mind shall extend on the sky
and my heart shall speak the language of the trees
and open like a water-lily
by touches of morning sun...


Quote by To Become Shelter and Salvation
I am not able to tell you by words what I feel.... anymore.
To become shelter and salvation
To become shelter and salvation
Those so magnificent loveful waves reach far beyond the shore of my body.

I weep for the pain I have ever caused you even I know
it is the teacher leading us towards the light.
Learn to read from the eyes - they are the open gates to heart.

The waves of so magnificent loveful energy are flowing through and among
my fingers and my body is bathing in that purifying bath.

I wish to become shelter and salvation...


both from Lykathea Aflame's "Elvevefris"
Last edited by dminishedthingy at Oct 14, 2008,
#23
1. Recommendation thread please.

2. That edited quote of the threadstarter was not nearly as funny as you pictured it in your head. Large pink text does not amplify humour. Baiiiii.

3. ^What he said.
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