The Military aesthetic is based on war and other aspects of military life.

Visuals & Motifs

  • Camouflage
  • Military uniforms
  • Trenches
  • Weaponry, including hand grenades, knives and guns



  • Courage
  • Dedication
  • Discipline
  • Duty
  • Honor
  • Integrity
  • Loyalty (to one's country and to fellow soldiers)
  • Nationalism
  • Respect
  • Service
  • Tradition


  • Uniform
    • Modern militaries tend to have a variety of uniforms for different occasions.[1]
  • 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)

Country-specific Music

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.


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



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