* In the ''Music/{{Primus}}'' song "My Name Is Mud", it follows a guy who murdered someone because they were in an ''argument.'' The music video supplies a good amount of [[SlasherSmile less than welcoming smiles]].
* Several songs from the HipHop group ''Music/{{Gravediggaz}}'' are known for their lyrics describing people mentally unstable, or complete sociopathic murderers.
* ''Music/{{Pink}}'', in her video of "Please Don't Leave Me" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddZPrJ8ROto here]] goes [[{{Yandere}} "Misery"]] on her boyfriend, and then when he tries to get away chases him down with an ax and does the Jack Nicholson hatchet-job on the door, complete with menacing look through the opening.
* Music/EazyE on the song "Sorry Louie". The song goes on to describe how he will sadistically killing an enemy ''castrating him and leaving him completely covered in blood'', and then proceeds to kill the man's wife and son!
* Referenced in Music/PinkFloyd's "One of My Turns" from ''Music/TheWall''. As Pink proceeds to demolish his apartment in front of a groupie, he screams the following:
-->"Run to the bedroom!
-->In the suitcase on the left
-->You'll find my favorite axe!"
** The lines have a double-meaning, since Pink is a guitarist and would under normal circumstances simply be referring to his guitar.
** Their early song "Careful With That Axe, Eugene".
** "One of These Days": "One of these days, I'm going to cut you into little pieces"
* The VillainProtagonist of the ''Music/TheBirthdayMassacre'' song "Happy Birthday" murders a bunch of people at a birthday party.
-->I think my friend said "Stick it in the back of her head".
-->I think my friend said "Two of them are sisters".
-->"I'm a murder tramp, birthday boy", I think I said
-->"I'm gonna bash them in, bash them in", I think he said.
* Name a heavy metal band from the late 70s-early 80s, they have AT LEAST one song about someone being Ax Crazy.
** "Sweating Bullets" and "Black Friday" by Music/{{Megadeth}}.
** "Axes of Evil" by 3 Inches of Blood.
** Music/{{Metallica}}'s (quite good actually) cover of Music/{{Queen}}'s "Stone Cold Crazy". Also, "Battery", as in 'assault and'.
** Music/XJapan's "ILLKILLYOU," "Kurenai," "Week End" (alongside a nightmarish and over the top PV) and "Rose of Pain." "Rose of Pain" is about ElizabethBathory, a RealLife Ax Crazy. ([[HistoricalVillainUpgrade Okay, MAYBE not as much.]])
** Jaguar actually has a song named "Axe Crazy".
** GWAR lives this trope.
* "[[VideoGame/{{Fallout}} Hey everybody, did the news get around/About a guy named]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34ivDW_BU94 Butcher Pete?]]"
* Julie Brown's ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8hxCpAdCJI The Homecoming Queen's Got a Gun]]'':
-->Debbie's smiling and waving her gun\\
Picking off cheerleaders one by one\\
Oh Buffie's pompom just blew to bits\\
Oh no, Mitzie's head just did the splits
* The narrator of Creature Feature's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1C4xP1ikY4 "Such Horrible Things"]] even admits that he deserves to rot in Hell.
* At least one character in every single song off Music/NickCave's Murder Ballads, but especially notably Lottie in the Curse Of Millhaven
* In the video to Babes in Toyland's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uU1ANLb4QPY He's My Thing]]," a CreepyDoll mutilates another CreepyDoll out of jealousy.
* [[Music/{{Eminem}} Slim Shady]], hands down. Here's the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HO9Vsw7a9I latest proof]].
* In the first few lines of Music/{{Cage}}'s "[[DreamWithinADream Among the Sleep]]", he wakes up to find a dead prostitute with an ax in her back.
* Harry Chapin takes a turn in this direction with 'Sniper'. Take a guess as to what the song's about, given that title.
* The Writer from Coheed and Cambria's first Good Apollo album. By the end, he is definitely mentally unstable and has the ability to kill off any character he wants, since he wrote them into existence.
* [[Music/{{Space}} Mr Psycho]]. He'll blow you away.
* The title character from Music/TheBeatles' "Maxwell's Silver Hammer", who goes around bashing people over the head with said hammer whenever something doesn't go his way.
* Robert from Music/FosterThePeople's Pumped Up Kicks. All the other kids with the pumped up kicks... you'd better run, better run, outrun my gun...
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_jjRNMOopA The Irish Ballad]] from Music/TomLehrer.
* Music/EmilieAutumn's ''I Know Where You Sleep''. The title alone should tell you enough, but just take a look at the chorus:
-->You can lie to the papers.
-->you can hide from the press.
-->You can fake it on stage.
-->You can crawl from your cage.
-->You can search and destroy.
-->You can kill but depend on it.
-->I know your tainted flesh,
-->I know your filthy soul.
-->I know each trick you played,
-->whore you laid,
-->dream you stole.
-->I know the bed in the room in the wall in the house
-->where you got what you wanted and then ruined it all.
-->I know the secrets that you keep.
-->''[[TitleDrop I know where you sleep!]]''
* Music/InsaneClownPosse.
* The narrator of Music/TheResidents' [[TheCoverChangesTheMeaning cover]] of "[[Music/TheRollingStones Satisfaction]]".
* A large portion of DeathMetal lyrics.
* [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Tails the Fox]] is turned into one in the ''Music/{{Starbomb}}'' song ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3VbbN3Xxpk "Sonic's Best Pal"]]''.
* [[JunTogawa YAPOOS]]' Nikya no Youni ("Like a butcher" in English). If the title didn't give it away:
-->One quick tug on the chainsaw starter
-->Oh please, wonít someone stop me
-->It reverberates in the bones
-->The feeling of ecstasy through my body, oh no
-->Light the boiler coke of my murderous intent
-->Oh, I canít hold out any longer
-->I thirst for trickling lifeblood
* Just about ''every'' protagonist on Music/{{Dismember}}'s first two albums.
* {{Implied}} in the video for Music/PoetsOfTheFall's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ompevuR1644&list=PLjACqN5i5sDWjx8wkdUyCl4MjctV4SE6o Lift]]." Taken together, MadDreamer Mark smiling and manifesting BlackEyesOfEvil when presented with an evidence bag containing a straight pin, a photo of a woman with moth wings that figures prominently in both his psych hearing and his HappyPlace, and his fixation on pinned [[MacabreMothMotif moths]] all suggest that Mark has done very, very bad things to end up in Poet County Jail and deemed a "menace to society."