A data scientist has crunched the numbers and found the most (and least) heavy metal words in the English language.
Yes, this is apparently a study now…
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Posted on Degenerate State, the scientist (named Iain) went onto “the largest metal lyrics archive on the web,” otherwise known as DarkLyrics.com, and trawled through the database of 222,623 songs by 7,634 bands.
After this, Iain compared the data with the Brown Corpus – a 50+ year old readable database of over one million English words filed by topical relevance – and came out with a top 20 most and least metal words.
Most Metal Words
Least Metal Words
Put simply, if you want to sound metal – talk about hell and steer clear of university or employment-related banter. However, mixing them together does paint some interesting pictures.
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