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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
Into Eternity Children Of Bodom
Immolation Dokken
Exmortem Solemnity
Rebellion Grave Digger
Impellitteri Machine Head
Helloween Nazareth
Ring of Fire Johnny Lokke
Brainstorm Endless Time
Catch 22 Sevendust
Mourning Beloveth Silent Scythe
Hypocrisy Pink Cream 69
Murdercycle Lacuna Coil
Defiled Deivos
Mother Misery Black Stone Cherry
Silver Mountain Gothic Knights
Scala Mercalli Babylon Mystery Orchestra
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U.D.O. Dragonspoon
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Devil In The Kitchen Bonfire
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Katagory V Division
Slowlife Made of Iron
Jackyl Karmakanic
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Antares Kaamos
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Kinrick Ignitor
Sinisthra Babylon
Grand Magus Throes of Dawn
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Degree Absolute The Smackdown
Vreid Imagika
Nicodemus The Strongest Proof
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Azure Destruction
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I Anata
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