Articles about Lyrics

Genius Grows Up
Billboard (2016) Vol. 128, No. 4, pp. 17-18

 

'Cruelty Brought Thee Orchids' (and irony)--The covert social satire of Cradle of Filth
Metal Music Studies (2016) Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 125-134

Cradle of Filth has certainly received considerable commercial and critical success, but one area neglected by commentators is the essentially satirical and ironic tone underpinning their work. Indeed, there are obvious parallels between the band's music, lyrics and public image ...

Finally getting out of the maze: Understanding the narrative structure of extreme metal through a study of 'Mad Architect' by Septicflesh
Metal Music Studies (2016) Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 87-108

Many academics assume that extreme metal music cannot be identified to an understandable narrative, because of the difficulty to perceive the lyrics and the poor harmonic and melodic structure. The author of this paper demonstrates the opposite, using a methodology ...