10 Songs to Listen to by.....

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Private Chemtrail Disperser
Nov 8, 2004
I thought this would be a nice thread for all the music fans out there. List 10 songs to listen to by a certain band. 10 songs that you think are great songs to listen to. I will stick mostly to Heavy Metal bands since this is the area of music that I like the best but you can post from any genre of music that you wish. Obviously there are lots of songs that should be listened to by any band out there but I am limiting this to just 10.

10 songs to listen to by Metallica


1. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) - Master of Puppets 1986
The song is about someone being locked away in a mental institute and can also be interpreted as soemone who is lost in society. The idea for the song came from the movie "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest".

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WElvEZj0Ltw

2. For Whom The Bell Tolls - Ride the Lightning 1984
Based off of Ernest Hemmingway novel, "For Whom The Bell Tolls" is about a scene of the Ernest Hemmingway novel where - one morning - five soldiers were taking a position on a hill and they get killed by an airstrike.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22W38jJk81s

3. Fade to Black - Ride the Lightning 1984
The song is about loosing your will to live.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thytrWjbVpQ

4. One - ...And Justice For All 1988
Inspired by Dalton Trumbo's book/movie "Johnny Got His Gun" and the character is confined to a hospital and is sustained via a tube after suffering catastrophic injuries from a mortar shell (although a land mine is mentioned as the cause of injury in the song lyrics) during the First World War. Although he survived, the explosion caused incredible loss of limbs, including both his arms and legs, along with most of his face including his eyes, nose, ears leaving him blind, deaf, mute and almost completely immobile.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwW9L_qzqp8

5. The God That Failed - Metallica (Black Album) 1991
James wrote about his mother's death by cancer. She believed solely in her faith to heal her that she did not accept any medical aid. She died.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtSfKjhbSX4

6. Master of Puppets - Master of Puppets 1986
It is about the drug (especially heroin) addiction and its consequences.
The song has also been interpreted as having to do with the governments control over the lives of citizens and especially soldiers.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_z-hEyVQDRA

7. Ride the Lightning - Ride the Lightning 1984
The song is about someone who is forthcoming the death by electrocution although he didn't commit the crime.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uebInqG1pJI

8. ...And Justice For All - ...And Justice For All 1988
The song writing for "... And Justice For All" has been probably inspired by a 1976 Al Pacino film with the same name. The movie is about a lawyer who is sick of a justice system in which innocent people get killed or convicted unjustly and murderers and rapists are allowed to walk unconcerned on the streets.
It is about corrupt justice in which the money becomes more important than the truth.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gARKFH98vx0

9. Low Man's Lyric - ReLoad 1997
It tells about a homeless man's thoughts.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=If1vafTxHjw

10. Disposable Heroes - Master of Puppets 1986
The song is pointing out that war is glorified, but in the reality it is the simple hell - where aren't any winners and that the whole drafting procedure within the military is as bad as the war itself.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGDbOc6wqx8

Tomorrow I will be doing:

10 Songs to listen to by Iron Maiden

10 Songs to listen to by Pantera

10 Songs to listen to by Slayer

10 Songs to listen to by Megadeth
Ten Songs by Pink Floyd in no particular order:

Shine on you crazy diamond
Learning to fly
Dogs of War
Hey You
Another brick in the wall
Is There Anybody out there

10 Songs by Rush in no particular order:
Tom Sawyer
Red Barchetta
Manhatten Project
Spirit of Radio
Mystic Rhythms
Time Stands Still
You Bet Your Life
10 Songs by Madness:
1. One Step Beyond- one of the most memorable sax solos ever, besides who doesn't find this song fun?
2. Baggy Trousers- absolute classic
3. Embarrassement- sounds upbeat, but actually about the saxophonist's sister, who had a mixed-race baby and the family feuds about that.
4. House Of Fun- who else could sing a song about a 16 year-old buying condoms?
5. Cardiac Arrest- an alternative view of city bankers and how they need to lighten up
6. It Must Be Love- crazy video, great song
7. Uncle Sam- about a shell-shocked American, complete with DUKW ride down the Thames
8.Our House- one of their only American hits but it's all about a typical British family
9. Lovestruck- A song about drink, with a saxophone playing worm in a tequila bottle
10. Waiting For The Ghost Train- their last single before their first split, all about apartheid
Thanks Adler. I've gotten away from music for a few years and totally missed what Metallica was about. I'll try with those ten songs. Maybe I'll list the 10 best Klaatu songs.:)
10 songs to listen to by AC/DC

In no particular order;

Highway to Hell: Its about making the trip to a rock n roll club on a notorioius strip of highway

Back in Black: their comeback song/album after the loss of Bon Scott

You shook me all night long: Tells about a man's wild night doing the dirty with a lady

Whole lotta rosie: Its about a largish woman named rosie who slept with a drunken bon

Its a long way to the top (if ya wanna rock n roll): A tale about every up and coming band's struggle to get to the top

For those about to rock (we saute you): Basically acknowledging everybody who is about to rock

Rock n roll aint noise pollution: A big **** you to everybody who think rock music is a big joke

Shot down in flames: About a man's night out hitting up birds and getting rejected

Let there be rock: talks about the story of rock

Jailbreak: exactly what the song title says
10 Songs to Listen to by Iced Earth


1. Angels Holocaust - Night of the Storm Rider 1991 and The Dark Saga 1996.
The album is a concept album telling the story of the Storm Rider. This song tells how the Storm Rider survives a fierce battle and after watching everyone else die and about his suffering.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kz9W1b58I4

2. Dante's Inferno - Burnt Offerings 1995
Based on the on "The Divine Comedy" by Dante Alighieri and covers the journy through hell. The album Burnt Offerings is a epic album taking your through Purgatory, Heaven and Hell. Great album and a must to listen to.
Video is two parts because it is rather long (must hear it though, it is great!)

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_DLehbzaoA

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wDHeHeVAJ0

3. Melancholy (Holy Martyr) - Something Wicked This Way Comes 1998
This song is about Jesus and his crucifiction and his thoughts leading to his death.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VF0dCmvWDa4

4. A Question Of Heaven - The Dark Saga 1996
The song is based off of the Comic Book Spawn and how he can not die and wishes to have no allegiance to Heaven or Hell. It also is said to be inspired by the classic tale of Faust.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILKbj9SdkOU

5. Declaration Day - The Glorious Burden 2004
The song is about the Declaration of Independence and the Revolutionay War.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAWrlwzfFzk

6. Gettysburg (1863) - The Glorious Burdon 2004
This song is actually an Epic 32 minute long song broken into 3 parts representing each day of the 3 day Battle of Gettysburg. Wondefully done with cannons shooting in the background and bugels and drummer boys and marching sounds. It is really a great song and you have to hear it.
Here are the 3 parts of the song:

The Devil to Pay

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dud6UYOfkO4

Hold at all Costs

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsW3i9rY58k

High Water Mark

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kh6M4jBd1O8

7. Watching Over Me - Something Wicked This Way Comes 1998
This song is about Jon Shaefers (guitarist/song writer) friend who died in a Motorcycle accident.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGIbRnRQjKU

8. The Hunter - The Dark Saga 1996
The song is about an angel named Angela who fights for Heaven and God against all forces of Hell.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ebf4BpLOeHk

9. Damien - Horror Show 2001
Inspired by the film "Omen" and tells the tale of Damien the son of Satan being born on earth and raised by mortals who do not know what he is. Watch the movie it is really good.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_Mc46YiMSw

10. When The Eagle Cries - The Glorious Burdon 2004
The song is about Sept. 11, 2001 and how the United States will fight on and destroy the evil for her freedom.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nH1z4nQxqk
Okay well I tried to embed the songs so that they appear under the titles but it did not work, so let me start this over.

Okay well I fixed it and you can go and click on the links and watch videos and listen to the songs. Go back and listen to them all they are really good even though some are home made videos.
10 Songs To Listen to by Iron Maiden

1. Run to the Hills - Number of the Beast 1982
About the fight between the Native Americans and the invaiding Whities...:lol:

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5Snehl2bAk

2. The Number of the Beast - Number of the Beast 1982
Written after a nightmare that the bassist had after watching the Omen. The song is about who dreams that he was wandering alone and happens upon a portion of Hell on Earth, with people performing Satanic rituals and sacrifices. At first, he is disgusted and decides he must report this goings on to the law, but eventually becomes entranced by the whole ordeal and decides that he will return.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icAzyx8EsKU

3. The Trooper - Piece of Mind 1983
The song is about the Battle of Balaclava in 1854 during the Crimean War, and is at least partially based upon Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem "The Charge of the Light Brigade".

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgqxQmAbTBc

4. Powerslave - Powerslave 1984
Tells the tale of the demise of a powerful Egyptian Pharoe

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fN5fGDfIgLE

5. Stranger in a Strange Land - Somewhere in Time 1986
The song is about an arctic explorer who dies and is frozen in the ice. After a hundred years his body is found preserved by other people exploring there. Adrian Smith was inspired to write about this song after talking to an explorer who had had a similar experience of discovering a frozen body.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQ2162HSz4s

6. The Evil That Men Do - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son 1988
Is about why men do the things that they do.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMrVi7612XE

7. Brave New World - Brave New World 2000
This song is a song version of the novel "Brave New World" by Aldeous Huxley.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqkW1LaYJtA

8. Dance of Death - Dance of Death 2003
The song depicts a voodoo ritual and is about the devils within you that tempt you to do bad things.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItSD-ZNa8x0

9. The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg - A Matter of Life and Death 2006
The song is about the missing person Benjamin Breeg who went missing without a trace in Romania under mysterious circumstances. The actual identity of the character is a secret with the band.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDK0Se17FOU

10. Different World - A Matter of Life and Death 2006
The song is about how everyone sees the world in a different view and to respect each persons opinion and how they see things.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgLuMQnnBKs
10 Songs to listen to by Megadeth

1. Countdown to Extinction - Countdown to Extinction 1992
The song is about endangered species of animals and how soon there will be none left of these species. Really good song!

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulpq8rDS28s

2. Symphony of Destruction - Countdown to Extinction 1992
Is about putting any man in control of a nation and seeing how the corruption sets in and how it can destroy a man and his nation.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZmPD6-vNVY

3. Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good - Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good 1985
This song is about the Punisher and how he is a hitman and has done his kill and is now returning to kill his employer. Simple as that...

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6xFDxNutMw

4. Peace Sells - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? 1986
The song deals with disillusion, Cold War Politics and the Military.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DWoJBHibhM

5. Holy Wars... The Punishment Due - Rust in Peace 1990
According to Mustaine the song is actually about the IRA N. Ireland conflict and not the Israeli/Pallestine Conflict.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQh2cTCz0YE

6. Hanger 18 - Rust in Peace 1990
The song is about UFO conspiracy theories. It is speculated that an alien aircraft was brought here from Roswell in 1947. Supposedly, the aircraft and alien bodies were brought here aboard a B-29 and placed in Hangar 18 which is located at Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLqdFnbHAlw

7. A Tout Le Monde - Youthenasia 1994
The song is either about a suicide or the eventual death of the subject at matter.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twNaAze771Y

8. Trust - Cryptic Writings 1997
The song tells the story of relationships that have failed due to mutual dishonesty.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61VSkYLragA

9. Gears of War - United Abominations 2006
Title says eneogh.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ReNh-xzEBc

10. Train Of Consequences - Youthanasia 1994
Talks about the destructive habit of gambling.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AARJpzoZfXU
10 Songs to Listen to by Slayer


1. Seasons in the Abyss - Seasons in the Abyss 1990
The song is inspired by the book "The Abyss" by Allister Crowley.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFa9AYKCOfw

2. War Ensemble - Seasons in the Abyss 1990
The song is about war in general and has references to the Napoleonic Wars and WW2.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tb8BX2IXC2Q

3. Dead Skin Mask - Seasons in the Abyss 1990
The song is about the murders and habits of serial killer Ed Gein who gained great infamy due to necrophiliac behavior (which involved the skinning of his murder victims and exhumed corpses, the decoration of his home with parts of corpses, and the creation of articles of clothing and furniture from the skin of corpses).

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp_ntrq_K40

4. Raining Blood - Reign in Blood 1986
The song is about someone who was cast out of heaven and is in purgatory and wishes to have his revenge.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrT9KuKRaac

5. Angel of Death - Reign in Blood 1986
The song is about Nazi physician Josef Mengele, who conducted human experiments at the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vu6-XTSdlbI

6. South of Heaven - South of Heaven 1988
Hell on Earth eneogh said.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwLtTa2trRs

7. Mandatory Suicide - South of Heaven 1988
The song is about war and how it is hell and soldiers are being sent to die and how it is expected they lay there lives for there country or cause.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a444oGYCWmY

8. Killing Fields - Divine Intervention 1994
About human nature and the desire to kill.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aU5-s9RJvmM

9. Bloodline - God Hates Us All 2001
Believe it or not this song is about about what one has in common with,and shares with "relatives" in any sense,and that there is no discrimination in blood. From Toms very own words.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SdmsWBO7O4

10. Eyes of the Insane - Christ Illusion 2006
This song is about an American soldier's mental anguish following his return home from the second Gulf War, and is based on an article entitled "Casualty of War" which was featured in Texas Monthly magazine.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPy1ZHpJdZ8
10 Songs to Listen to by Pantera


1. Cemetary Gates - Cowboys from Hell 1990
The song is about losing a love one and doubts about faith.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn65d01YXsc

2. Cowboys from Hell - Cowboys from Hell 1990
The song is about the members of Pantera and about how they are from Texas.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXm5fVNVZzw

3. Walk - Vulgar Display of Power 1992
The song is about having one's boundaries respected, and knowing when to let someone be or knowing when you're not wanted. There's also a theme of anti-conformity.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONZ9bL2WGBE

4. This Love - Vulgar Display of Power 1992
The song is about a failed relationship that hurt both sides.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiE0Mfq4pJE

5. Hollow - Vulgar Display of Power 1992
The song is about a friend who is in a comotose state.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFiE9KTG2wY

6. 5 Minues Alone - Far Beyond Driven 1994
I will let the band explain this song:

Drummer Vinnie Paul explains the song's meaning thusly:

There was a guy in the front row in San Diego who was heckling Phil [Anselmo, vocalist]. Phil finally had enough, so he incited the crowd to jump this guy's ass and beat the **** out of him on the spot, so he sued us. And when his dad called our manager, his exact quote was, "You just give me five minutes alone with that Phil Anselmo guy and I'll show him who's big daddy around here." Phil's response was, "You just give me five minutes with that cat's dad and I'll whoop his ass." That's where that song came from

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qshXOioiT7g

7. Drag the Waters - The Great Southern Trendkill 1996
About people who take the easy way out.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRU8i2MtJnc

8. Suicide Note Pt. 1 - The Great Southern Trendkill 1996
About suicide attempts.

9. Revolution is my Name - Reinventing the Steel 2000
This song is about the singers Phils life.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6J9XhgfUUY

10. The Sleep - Cowboys from Hell 1990
The song is about rising to the top of the Metal world and leaving others behind.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwDDBHycyag
Ten songs to listen to by Paradise Lost


One of the original Goth Metal bands, Yorkshire bred Paradise Lost have been providing us with depressing and downbeat tunes for nearly 20 years. Starting off sounding more akin to a down tempo Napalm Death, they matured into electro lead Depeche Mode rock, before now going partially back to their original sound. So, in no real order, I'd recommend you listen to.

Say Just Words (One Second)
Fader (Believe in Nothing)
As I Die (Shades of God)
Forever After (Paradise Lost)
Once Solemn (Draconian Times)
Gothic (Gothic)
Pity the Sadness (Shades of God)
Erased (Symbol of Life)
The Enemy (In Requiem)
One Second (One Second)

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