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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In Flames Vehemence
Grave Children Of Bodom
BloodDuster Immolation
Deceased Neck
Goatwhore December
Skullview Seven Witches
Godsmack Warhorse
Steel Attack Fozzy
Widowmaker Metallica
Abigor Conquest
Johnny Lokke Inner Rage of Emotion
Bloodbath Crystal Eyes
Eidolon Mnemic
Attacker Edguy
Probot Brides of Destruction
Asperity TNA
Black Stone Cherry Drowning Pool
Superchrist Cryonic Temple
Construcdead Deep Purple
Edge Of Forever Nova Lex
Low Earth Orbit Jorn
Dragonspoon Cyst
Fabrizio Bonanno Therion
Mob Rules Vox Tempus
Wintersun Dark Age
Tearabyte Lullacry
Medusa Theocracy
Annihilator Necrodemon
The Last Act Anger
Karmakanic Rush
Creed Triumph
Mercenary Paradise Lost
Audiovision Miles Beyond
Belef Hellfueled
Maze Of Torment Heartcry
Angtoria Nevermore
Darkthrone Diecast
Antares Meshuggah
Magica Kryoburn
Operatika Swallow The Sun
Gizmachi Sinisthra
Impiety Biss
Rudra Raging Speedhorn
Mirador Python
Graveworm Naglfar
Amorphis Darkane
Slough Feg Sentenced
Supagroup Gaia
Frameless Scar Devil Lee Rot
Impaled Nazarene Edenbridge
Iron Maidens Loits
Redemption Russell Allen
Overloaded Casus Belli
Running Wild Ghost Machinery
Dreamland Vile
The Classic Struggle Khold
Virgin Steele Vader
Early Man Fallen Wisdom
Second Shadow Fields Of The Nephilim
The Berzerker Firehouse
Imagika Speed/Kill/Hate
Before Silence Azure
Space Odyssey Swashbuckle
Hydrogyn Sahg
Skid Row Warface
Agalloch Jeff Walker und Die Fluffers
Enochian Crescent Myon
Audrey Horne Escape The Fate
Darkness Eternal Extium
Middian Hardcore Superstar
With Passion Manticore
Cruachan Blood of the Black Owl
Hacride Manes
Warner Drive Wuthering Heights
JR Ewing Funeral
Architect Echoes of Eternity
Hell N' Diesel Averse Sefira
40 Below Summer Mortiis
Demonic Symphony Trivium
Equilibrium Cursed