It's about whatever the composer wants it to be about.Originally posted by TheMase
Heavy metal music isnt about the lyrics, its about the music.
Some musicians take more pride in lyrics and making statements than they do about music, others write songs to showcase instrumental/vocal talent, and others are equally interested in each facet.
Also, to the fan - it's what the fan wants it to be about. Perception is everything. I find it hard to rattle off song names even on my favourite albums, because I listen to the guitars and don't pay much attention to the lyrics. My mates, not being huge guitar fans, do th eopposite.
There is no such thing as "it's about this, and not about that".