How can Valentine's Day be metal, you ask? Metal is about HATE and DESTRUCTION, not LOVE and CREATION! Well, French poet Charles Baudelaire proved otherwise way before metal was invented with his poem "Une Charonge," often translated as "A Carcass." Baudelaire speaks of rotting flesh like most of us would talk about someone we'd like to engage in carnal pleasure with. However it's translated, it sure is attractively lurid. Swedish death metallers Grave would take that obsession further with "In Love," off of their classic Into the Grave. Ladies give themselves to Grave for the first stanza alone - "You lie so nice in front of me/As I brought you from your grave/You lost some skin and a lot of weight/But still you look sexy in your new shape." Don't we all seek that kind of affection? "Love" kicks off our Valentine's Day playlist, perfect whether you've got someone waiting to tear off your flesh or you're forever alone.
Grave - "In Love"
Carcass - "No Love Lost"
Anthrax - "NFB (Dallabnikufesin)"
Floor - "Tales of Lolita"
Iggy and the Stooges - "Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell"
Type O Negative - "Christian Woman"
Mortician - "Three on a Meathook"
W.A.S.P. - "Animal (Fuck Like a Beast)"