Here’s a handy list of the most and least metal words according to ex-physicist and current data scientist Iain of Degenerate State. To get the lyrics, Iain scraped www.darklyrics.com. After “cleaning the data up, identifying the languages and splitting albums into songs,” Iain was left with a dataset containing lyrics to “222,623 songs from 7,364 bands spread over 22,314 albums.”
Iain did post a disclaimer on his website:
In this post I refer to lyrics of certain bands as being “Metal”. I know some people have strong feelings about how genres are defined, and would probably disagree with me about some of the bands I call metal in this post. I call these band “Metal” here for the sake of brevity only, and I apologise in advance.
While the most metal words are pretty obvious, it’s the least metal words that had me laughing. I’d have to agree that “committee” and “approximately” are some of the least metal words out there.
You can read about his detailed methods and process here.
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