It’s been snowing in London and that automatically made us think about what excellent heavy metal songs we know that concern the frosty flakes. Here’s our Top 6. It’s wildly open to discussion so feel free to post your suggestions to the completely not exhaustive list.
Metallica – Trapped Under Ice
Immediately kicking off with a contentious one probably isn’t a good idea, but we don’t care. You’d only get trapped under the surface of a frozen lake in the winter and there would almost certainly be snow there. It makes sense! Whatevs.
Mastodon – Divinations
Taken from the Atlanta metallers’ cracking Crack The Skye, this video has the chaps wandering about in snow. It was actually the first one we thought of, but ‘Tallica’s ‘Tallica.
Wintersun – Winter Madness
These are probably the best winter-related Finnish melodeath lyrics you’re ever likely to read. Hail Wintersun! If you know any better ones, we want to know. So tell us.
Winter, the realm of eternal ice
Snowfall and darkness descends upon the vales of time
Distant caress of the sun’s fading light
The lands were painted white with the Winter’s might
Marilyn Manson – Suicide Snowman
This super-early demo song sees The God Of Fuck chronicling the lifespan of a snowman. We wouldn’t waste out-of-season corn on the cob on a snowman because we’d feel guilty about the food miles that would’ve gone into getting it into our sad snowman’s mouth.
Snow melts in my lawn and I am free
Corn cob pipe and a button nose
Puddled in the grass two lumps of coal
Snow melts in my lawn and I am…
Woods of Ypres – Lightning & Snow
Taken from their excellent 2012 album, Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light, there are some painfully stark lyrics in here. Go get the album and find out.
Orange Goblin – Blue Snow
It’s Orange Fucking Goblin and they’re obviously singing about Slush Puppies. Either that or they’ve been adding too much blue curacao to their cocktails. One or the other…