Tjeerd posted: "For me, music comes first, lyrics come second."
I agree completely, that's why I listen to tons of instrumental music, especially lots of Buckethead.
Lyrics that appeal to me are lyrics by bands & artists like Novembers Doom, Anathema, Dead Can Dance, Black Sabbath, Tom Waits, Pink Floyd, Days of the New, etc...I'm also a sucker for love song lyrics, always appreciated a well constructed ballad. Black metal lyrics are not really my thing, but, if I like the music in the song & can't understand the lyrics, I don't care what they're saying. I won't even bother looking up what they're singing about, as long as the music kicks ass.