A common Valentine’s Day tradition is listening to sappy love songs. Despite what you might think, even metalheads enjoy conveying their emotions for one another. In no particular order, here are ten “love” songs from metal’s more extreme sub-genres; showcasing the various ways to show someone how you really feel.
Vio-lence – Gutterslut
From the band’s humorous and politically incorrect “Torture Tactics” EP. “Gutterslut” is about wanting to rape a slutty woman. If recorded today, there’s no doubt the members of Vio-lence would have an eternal P.R. nightmare.
Loving lyrics: “Fuck her in the ass good and hard
After I’ve chased her through the yard
I don’t use vaseline ’cause I like to
Fuck dirty and mean“
Strapping Young Lad – Love?
Strapping Young Lad’s most well known song. The song is literally just about love.
Loving lyrics: “I’ll wait for the night to come
So far, suicide at home
For I’m not the man you know…
IT’S ABOUT CONTROL”
Carnivore – Carnivore
From their self-titled debut, this track was one of the first tastes of Peter Steele’s tongue-in-cheek humor. Nothing shows affection more than referencing forgotten 70’s bands.
Loving lyrics: “Lick me she begged, she pulled down my head,
I love to eat pussy
A taste so fine like sweet April wine,
I won’t trade for any money”
Cannibal Corpse – Fucked with a knife
One of the band’s most well known songs. This live staple is pretty self explanatory and is Ted Bundy approved.
Loving lyrics:”No escape from your fate, destined to be mine.
Every night I wait to see, in the night, watching“
Ancient – Lilith’s Embrace
A classic black metal track from the 90’s that is mostly known for its good/bad music video. The track tells the story of Adam’s son Cane meeting his father’s first bride Lilith.
Loving lyrics: “I shed bloody tears and she made them disappear
She kissed away my tears
Her powers I could see would forever set me free”
Gorgoroth – Unchain My Heart
From their 2000 album “Incipient Satan” (the first album to feature Ghaal). In case you were wondering, this is not a cover of the Ray Charles song and is one of the few Ghaal era songs to not feature Satan’s name.
Loving lyrics: “the blood reflecting white
the curse of your heart
“unchain my heart”
Acid Witch – Witches Tits
Acid Witch were always one for wierd lyrics and here is no exception. Like Cannibal Corpse, this song’s title speaks for itself.
Loving lyrics: “Covered in boils and sores
Crusted over popped pimples
With warts for nipples”
Midnight – Vomit Queens
Midnight were always great Venom worshipers down to the lyrics. Although we don’t know what a vomit queen is this song is still awesome.
Loving lyrics: “Give it to me – Vomit Queen
It’s bursting out – Vomit Queen
Give it to me – Vomit Queen
Aaarrrggghhh – Vomit Queen“
Suffocation – Entrails of You
Here on one of their most popular reunion songs, Suffocation show they don’t only care about outer beauty. The song is about killing a woman and having your way with her entrails.
Loving lyrics: “You are so beautiful; I bathe myself in the entrails of you
Submerge myself in your blood and wear your flesh, you are so fucking beautiful
You are so beautiful; I bathe myself in the entrails of you“
Anal Cunt – Picnic of Love
The title track from the band’s most “experimental” album. As opposed to grindcore with offensive lyrics, this album was pure folk songs about love. See, Seth Putnam was a nice guy!!
Loving lyrics: “I’ll kiss you for an appetizer
And love you for the meal
Then I’ll ask for your hand in marriage
As I look up lovingly and kneel“