Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. If some of what made our list comes from artists not necessarily considered "rock," perhaps it's because the genre gave them the best opportunity to vent their frustrations.
The Offspring – Hammerhead
Because we, too, are masochists here at Vulture , we compiled some more songs about the end of the world. Maybe you knew some of them were about that all along, or maybe this is news to you. But if the world ends up ending in a Contagion -like pandemic scenario , you can find us dancing. This is fine.
That said, it has been done. The latter-day Offspring track if filled with brutal military imagery, describing a narrator moving through a warzone with guns blazing. Obviously, this is a track about a soldier trying to manoeuvre through a battle — or is it? The final lines of Hammerhead take things for a sinister turn you might not expect.