Science Discovers The Most Heavy Metal Word In The English Language

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…


Posted on Degenerate State, the scientist (named Iain) went onto “the largest metal lyrics archive on the web,” otherwise known as, 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

  1. Burn
  2. Cries
  3. Veins
  4. Eternity
  5. Breathe
  6. Beast
  7. Gonna
  8. Demons
  9. Ashes
  10. Soul
  11. Sorrow
  12. Sword
  13. Goodbye
  14. Dreams
  15. Gods
  16. Pray
  17. Reign
  18. Tear
  19. Flames
  20. Scream

Least Metal Words

  1. Particularly
  2. Indicated
  3. Secretary
  4. Committee
  5. University
  6. Relatively
  7. Noted
  8. Approximately
  9. Chairman
  10. Employees
  11. Attorney
  12. Membership
  13. Administrative
  14. Considerable
  15. Academic
  16. Literary
  17. Agencies
  18. Measurements
  19. Fiscal
  20. Residential

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.

Watch as the demons burn to ashes, and employees ask your secretary for a particularly indicated beast.