• Stone Sour & SlipKnot are two good ones : ) Corey Taylor has some very powerful things to say with his songs ; ) ***** Very few people really enjoy SlipKnot's music, but their lyrics are very good And StoneSour isn't always 'metal' as such, but I think you should still check them out : ) They sort of go half half between metal and something else *shrugs*
  • try out ill nino. der lead singer christian machado writes sum very strong emotion lyrics. try How Can I Live and I am Loco. dey have new album ou soon called enigma. go onto utube and listen 2 alibi of tyrants. ps Rock On!!!!!!
  • well if your willing to read between the lines a little bit, Pantera or Throwdown might be some good choices, and i agree with what the other guy said, slipknot is a good choice too, but you kinda have to really listen to get it though.
  • queensryche, fates warning, savatage, dream theater
  • Soil; Avenged Sevenfold; Bullet for my Valentine; and if you get their older music from the Dysfunction CD - Staind can be a very heavy but meaningful metal band. Aaron Lewis is renound for his song writing abilities.
  • Newer metal bands: Coheed & Cambria, Mars Volta Older metal bands: Queesnryche, Iron Maiden, Dream Theater
  • Exodus, Testament, Overkill, and Death Angel
  • Aerosmith
  • Depends what sort of lyrics you like. The metal band "Death" started out writing dumb lyrics about gore and zombies and stuff, but matured over the years into writing about deep philosophical issues before their frontman died from an unfortunate case of the American health care system. A lot of folks say "dream Theater" (see other answers), but I'd argue that they are really hit-and-miss, depending on the songwriter and album. Some of their stuff is very thought-provoking, yet, often times, they seem to just force rhyming words together that clumsily offer exposition to whatever story they are trying to cram into their concept album. And I say that as a person who is enough of a fan of the band that my only tattoo is Dream-Theater-based. Opeth and Gorija seem to take their lyric-writing pretty seriously, as well. Actually, a lot of newer bands are putting a lot more effort into lyrics than anyone did in the 80's and 90's in metal.
  • Blue Oyster Cult. Most of their lyrics are jokes, and some of them are pretty funny. *** Oh, no! There goes Tokyo! Go, go Godzilla! *** Catholic school girls have thrown away their mascara. They chain themselves to the axles of big Mac trucks. *** But really I have to go with Rush. In the early years they were heavy metal, with the lead singer screaming/screeching out the lyrics. Some examples: *** When they turn the pages of history / When these days have passed long ago / Will they read of us with sadness / For the seeds that we let grow *** The whole song Xanadu (with thanks to Samuel Taylor Coleridge) *** You can choose a ready guide in some celestial voice / If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice *** (many more)

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