The Military aesthetic is based on war and other aspects of military life.
Visuals & Motifs
- Military uniforms
- Weaponry, including hand grenades, knives and guns
- Loyalty (to one's country and to fellow soldiers)
- Modern militaries tend to have a variety of uniforms for different occasions.
- Practical clothing
- Battle Dress by Amy Efaw
- Inside Delta Force by Eric L. Haney
- Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley
- The Guerrilla Factory by Tony Schwalm
- The Red Circle by Brandon Webb
These are by former members of the military and/or about military-related topics.
- Eagle Nation
- Fieldcraft Survival
- Jocko Podcast
- Mentors for Military Podcast
- Military Wives Unfiltered Podcast
- Mind of the Warrior
- SOFREP Radio
- Team Never Quit Podcast
- Veteran Cafe Podcast
- Women of the Military
Military music typically includes marches and songs related to one's country, such as national anthems. However, music can have military themes without being explicitly related to a country. There's more to this than nationalism. For example, songs that focus on life in the military would fit this aesthetic.
- Blaze Away (Abe Holzmann)
- March Grandioso (Roland Seitz)
- The Thunderer (Sousa)
- The Washington Post (Sousa)
- The Rifle Regiment (Sousa)
United States of America
- The Stars and Stripes Forever (Sousa)
- Battle Hymn of the Republic
- The Star-Spangled Banner
Songs with Military Themes
Games that have the military aesthetic are primarily FPS (First-Person Shooters) or war simulators.
- Age of Empires
- Arma 3
- Call of Duty
- Company of Heroes
- Day of Infamy
- Men of War
- Rising Storm
- Ultimate General: Civil War
- World of Tanks
- World of Warships
Revolution specifically focuses on the buildup to a revolution, typically one that involves the military. Nationalism and a desire for change are particularly important for this subgenre.
- Rise up Nation by KIRA (song)
After the War
After the War specifically focuses on the impact of war, particularly on members of the military. Disillusionment is a common theme.
- Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut