songs The Best Metal Songs About War

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List Rules Vote up your favorite metal and hard rock songs about war.

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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One Metallica

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War Pigs Black Sabbath

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Run to the Hills Iron Maiden

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The Trooper Iron Maiden

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Aces High Iron Maiden

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1916 Motörhead

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Alexander the Great Iron Maiden

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Indians Anthrax

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Bulls on Parade Rage Against the Machine

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The Longest Day Iron Maiden

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War? System of a Down

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Disposable Heroes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Metal Songs About War
Disposable Heroes Metallica

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This Means War - Avenged Seven... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Metal Songs About War

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Black Rain Ozzy Osbourne

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Dogs of War Motörhead

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PermaWar Ministry

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World Eater Bolt Thrower

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Conquer All Behemoth

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M.I.A. Avenged Sevenfold

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Middle of Hell Queensrÿche

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Danger Line - Avenged Sevenfol... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Metal Songs About War

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Hexagram Deftones

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Primo Victoria Sabaton, Tommy Tägtgren

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Ashes of the Wake Lamb of God

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Stalingrad Hail of Bullets

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Agent Orange Sodom

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Trepaning for Oil Architect

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War Shadows Fall

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Mother War Decapitated

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War Judas Priest

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Soldiers - Otherwise is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Metal Songs About War

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40:1 Sabaton

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The Best Metal Songs About Evil The Most Overrated Movies of All Time

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Hold at All Costs Iced Earth

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The Time to Kill Is Now Cannibal Corpse

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Scream Aim Fire Bullet for My Valentine

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Crippled & Broken Kataklysm

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Steel Inferno Marduk

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Call to Arms Manowar

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Left to Die Death