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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
The Kovenant LA Guns
Deceased Regurgitate
Neck Seven Witches
Solace Overkill
Seether Ravage
Metallica Powergod
Circle of Nero Supervillain
Black Sabbath Saint
Catch 22 Inner Rage of Emotion
Curriculum Mortis Kilfast
Victory Rob Rock
Sinergy Mnemic
Silent Scythe Thunderstone
Drillpoint Halloween
Pink Cream 69 Primal Fear
Probot Deivos
Dew Scented Royal Anguish
Soil Shiva
Funerus Freakhouse
Wolf Epica
Metalium U.D.O.
Marillion Krokus
Chapter VIII Scorpions
Skeletonwitch Medusa
Marshall Law Dark Ruin
Arch Enemy Ironhorse
Made of Iron Anger
Dark Tranquillity Motley Crue
Cradle To Grave Gods Of Fire
Necrophagia Ravensthorn
Wolverine Cemetary
Oathean Bleed The Sky
Meshuggah Frantic Bleep
Kinrick Ramesses
Ivory Knight Disbelief
Manntis Graveworm
Dark Funeral Supagroup
Octavia Sperati Future is Tomorrow
Mercyful Fate Pagan's Mind
Russell Allen Evergrey
Dirty Americans Ignarus
Third Degree Shattersphere
Savage Circus Vinterriket
Phantom X Spellbound
Vile Wolfmother
Urizen Skullshifter
Nocturnal Rites Absolution
Machina Early Man
Nobody's Fool Mental Care Foundation
Totalisti Witchery
Naked Beggars Ephel Duath
Clawfinger Cryptopsy
Valhalla The Sword
The Furor Non-Human Level
Sun Descends Suzukiton
Paul Bonrud Warface
Jeff Walker und Die Fluffers Abominant
Anata Zoroaster
Cult of Daath Audrey Horne
Escape The Fate Winger
Extium Better Left Unsaid
Kotipelto Quest of Aidance
Gaza Twisted Into Form
Throne of Katarsis Mindgrinder
Crescent Shield Dezperadoz
Incrave Marc Sasso
Chrome Division Pantera
Pentacle Manes
Retrospective Glorior Belli
Kruger Ulcerate
The Wonderfools Funeral
Spheric Universe Experience Mass Extinction
Dantesco Bilocate
Rosetta Ost Est Ima
The Obsessed Celestia
Medieval Steel Mar De Grises
Deadsea Son of Eric
Place Of Skulls UFOmammut
Something Beautiful Raven
Dark Castle