This topic was inspired by the saddest song-thread. Mind, the song doesn't have to be particularly heavy or metal or something like that to be aggressive. However, instead of just embedding a bunch of songs, explain why a song feels aggressive to you. Does it sound aggressive (like a lot of metal or punk music)? Does it make you feel aggressive, get your heart pumping and adrenaline flowing, or does it work as an outlet of your anger and eventually wind up relaxing you? What elements of the song make it aggressive to you? The lyrics? The notes? The tones? Does it evoke angry/frustrating memories that get you riled up? Or is it something else? You know, analyze the songs you post. I'll post three examples to demonstrate just how different songs can be and still be considered aggressive music: Meshuggah - The Mouth Licking What You've Bled Meshuggah - The Mouth Licking What You've Bled This is pretty self-explanatory: the riffs are very heavy, the vocals sound angry and aggressive, and there's this groove going on that just works really well as background music for, say, boxing practice; it makes you wanna bob your head and move to the flow of the music. I once read a quote in an Amazon review of this album that I found hilarious. I'm paraphrasing here: "Meshuggah sounds like someone is repeatedly slamming a steel door on the singer's fingers." I love this song, but it does sound a bit like that. Tori Amos - The Waitress Tori Amos - The Waitress Here it's mainly two things: the lyrics and the way Tori Amos sings it. To me it's the emotion she puts into the performance that makes it just sound very angry; you can hear the frustration just from how she uses her voice. Another thing that adds to the mood of the piece is the contrast of the percussion loop running in the background, which lends for a mechanic, cold atmosphere, with the far more human emotions expressed by the broad dynamics of the arrangement (light piano work all the way to drums, bass, and distorted, low-tuned guitar). I don't know if she ever intended it, but to me it almost sounds like the drum machine represents the cold control one needs to cultivate in a service profession, like a waitress: you need to rein in your anger and frustration and just smile whereas the rest of the music, the vocals, the "organic instruments" represent the natural, more primal reactions to being provoked. Blitz - Someone's Gonna Die Tonight Blitz - Someone's Gonna Die Tonight Harcore punk is the music of aggression. Here it's not the sounds/tones or the riffs that make it sound aggressive, but the way the instruments are played (hard, without finesse or technical skill), the way the lyrics are shouted in a very low-tech sort of way, and, of course, the lyrics themselves. In a way it's the polar opposite of Meshuggah, who rely a lot on custom-built 8-string guitars tuned very low, expensive amplifiers to get the heaviest, chunkiest guitar tones, high-end production, super-tight technical performances etc. to get their sound whereas here it's pure, raw expression. If Meshuggah is like a technical MMA fight, Blitz is a street scuffle behind the fish & chips stand. Ladies and gentlemen, the stage is yours.