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What are the best metal songs about war? The theme of war permeates the world of metal music, and is the topic of classic songs by the likes of Metallica, Motorhead, and Black Sabbath. Metal war songs are powerful testaments to how deeply affected artists are by conflict. Music entertains, but it can also educate, and move us. That’s certainly the case with these songs.

Truth: You could fill an entire list (or two, or five) with all of Iron Maiden’s classic metal songs about wars. The band has a long history of, well, history, in its music. Iron Maiden isn’t the only band writing and performing hard rock war songs. Swedish heavy metal band Sabaton’s music focuses almost entirely on historic battles and war. The topic appears throughout Slayer's work. And then there's Amon Amarth, a Viking death metal band. Lucky for you, this list narrows down the catalog a bit, but feel free to add any songs that are missing.

Some of these hard rock songs about war deal with specific battles, while others focus on the effects of the aftermath of a war, and the struggles soldiers and families face when the war is over. Read on, and don't forget to vote up your favorites. 

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Run to the Hills Iron Maiden

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One Metallica

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The Trooper Iron Maiden

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War Pigs Black Sabbath

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Aces High Iron Maiden

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Indians Anthrax

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1916 Motörhead

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Alexander the Great Iron Maiden

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Disposable Heroes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Metal Songs About War
Disposable Heroes Metallica

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The Best Metal Songs About Cheating The Worst Albums by Great Bands

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The Longest Day Iron Maiden

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Primo Victoria Sabaton, Tommy Tägtgren

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Bulls on Parade Rage Against the Machine

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God Dethroned - Passiondale is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Metal Songs About War

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War? System of a Down

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Danger Line - Avenged Sevenfol... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Metal Songs About War

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Black Rain Ozzy Osbourne

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War Judas Priest

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PermaWar Ministry

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This Means War - Avenged Seven... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Metal Songs About War

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World Eater Bolt Thrower

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Stalingrad Hail of Bullets

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M.I.A. Avenged Sevenfold

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Middle of Hell Queensrÿche

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Conquer All Behemoth

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Dogs of War Motörhead

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40:1 Sabaton

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Hold at All Costs Iced Earth

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Agent Orange Sodom

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Mother War Decapitated

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Gettysburg (1863) Iced Earth

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Trepaning for Oil Architect

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War Shadows Fall

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Hexagram Deftones

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Ashes of the Wake Lamb of God

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Left to Die Death

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The Time to Kill Is Now Cannibal Corpse

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Soldiers - Otherwise is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Metal Songs About War

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The All-Destroying Goatwhore

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A Farewell to Arms Machine Head