Metal Goes Wild West!
10/15/2016 7:36:35 PM by Frank Hill

The rugged West...outlaws, gunfights and bravado. It's rebellion in history, mythology and Hollywood's big screen. The North American wild, wild West of the late 1700s through the turn of the 20th century is popularized in pop culture through movies, books and comics galore.

It makes perfect sense for heavy metal to firmly embrace this lifestyle. Hardened men and women hit the road with six-strings instead of six-guns. They blaze their own trails and go against the grain of mainstream media. It's loud and proud and preaches unity with a closed fist in the air and sparks rebellion with the strum of the strings. Everyone from Lemmy Kilmister to Phil Lynott has fantasized about cowboys both in stage presentation, writing and lifestyle.

Here at Maximum Metal we have stumbled on countless songs and conceptual albums based on the wild West and cowboy culture. We thought it fitting to throw out a few of our favorites here with a few notes about the band, album or song. Tie your horse off, fetch a beer and sit a spell with us, pardner. Read our column here: [Full Column Link]

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Anvil Demons and Wizards
Nightwish Opeth
White Skull Grave Digger
Regurgitate Seven Witches
Nazareth Godflesh
Vaginal Carnage Steel Attack
Abigor Late Nite Romeo
Power of Omens Cage
Conquest Brainstorm
Ion Vein Biomechanical
Fireball Ministry Thunderbolt
Artension Wycked Synn
Morbid Angel King Diamond
Assrockers Sludge!
Windseeker Murdercycle
Whitesnake Fraise
Lacuna Coil Brides of Destruction
Asperity Hard Echo
F5 Node
Shiva Silver Mountain
Funerus Exodus
Jag Panzer downBleed
Donnerkopf Edge Of Forever
Highlord Jorn
Chapter VIII Shadows Fall
Tearabyte Otep
Chris Caffery Jungle Rot
Internal Bleeding Throcult
Conquestador The Lizards
Overlorde Mirror of Deception
Angra Kinetic
Code Black Motley Crue
The Apocalyptic Riders Lost Soul
Crionics Kamelot
Hibria Car Bomb
Carina Alfie Apocalyptica
Samael Stormwarrior
Kaamos God Fear None
Bleed The Sky Axel Rudi Pell
Chastain Thunderblast
Neil Turbin Sinisthra
Grand Magus Vicious Art
Communic Ektomorf
Slough Feg Iron Maidens
Future is Tomorrow V:28
The Atomic Bitchwax Eternal Reign
Monster Magnet Armored Saint
Blood Thirsty Demons Penetrator
The Firstborn Barcode
Ewigkeit Vinterriket
Dechrist Even X
Celebratum Bronx Casket Company
Dogs Of Winter Sodom
Fallen Wisdom Ephel Duath
286 Nikki Puppet
Hell-Born The Berzerker
Boris Cryptopsy
Cavalar Candlemass
8th Sin Apiary
Non-Human Level Ensoph
Bloodbound Smohalla
Psycroptic Scary Manilow
Fleshgore Mouth of the Architect
Shadows Within Anata
Thy Majestie Amputated
Zoroaster Rotting Christ
Audrey Horne The Showdown
Darkness Eternal Phazm
Manticore White Willow
Five Finger Death Punch Retrospective
Trenchfoot Funeral
Nation Beyond Himsa
Mass Extinction Alkemyst
Rosetta Deceiver
Jesus Martyr Kreator
Medieval Steel Alestorm
Coffins Winterfylleth
Nasty Idols Eighteen Wheels Burning
My Dying Bride Giant Squid