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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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RANDOM ACTS OF METAL
Anvil Mudvayne
Steel Prophet The Great Deceiver
Carpathian Forest Disturbed
Anthrax Dirty Power
Godsmack Nazareth
Mark Boals Valley's Eve
Alchemy X The Chainsaw
Paragon The Graveyard Boulevard
Wycked Synn Curriculum Mortis
Steel Preacher Nordheim
Guardians Of Time Vhaldemar
Thunderstone Drillpoint
Deivos Iron Savior
Dreamaker Volbeat
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Leash Law W.A.S.P.
Wolf Metalium
Highlord Iron Angel
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Chapter VIII Vox Tempus
Lilitu Occult
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Dark Ruin Behemoth
Avenue F Triumph
Azrael's Bane Legion
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Impaled Sabaton
Yyrkoon Tarot
Carina Alfie John Sykes
Diecast Cemetary
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Magica Shade Empire
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Theater of Tragedy Gorgoroth
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Static-X Lord Belial
Madking Ludwig Crescent Shield
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Temple Of Blood Ensiferum
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