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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Lost Horizon Mudvayne
Chaingunn Mondo Generator
Twelfth Gate Cradle of Filth
Helloween Overkill
Warhorse Nazareth
Vaginal Carnage Dr. Butcher
Pyn Siren Hammerwhore
Circle of Nero Endless Time
Supervillain Iced Earth
Inner Rage of Emotion Morbid Angel
Runemagick Rob Rock
Beautiful Creatures Stryper
Halloween Primal Fear
Fraise Asperity
Neverland Soil
Gothic Knights Construcdead
downBleed Wolf
Donnerkopf Metalium
Lonewolf Hatework
Estuary Psychotron
Occult Theocracy
I.C.E. Jungle Rot
Silent Force Acheron
Negative Creeps Cryme
Rush Azrael's Bane
Motley Crue Blood Red Throne
Korpiklaani Labyrinth
Shatterpoint Vicious Circle
Suidakra Angtoria
Nevermore Backyard Babies
John Sykes Wolverine
Crimson Moonlight Kaamos
Novembers Doom Boomerang
Bruce Dickinson Ignitor
Fastkill Throes of Dawn
Python Graveworm
Naglfar Amorphis
Ektomorf Dark Funeral
Goddess Of Desire Unchained
Horna Sebastian Bach
The Father Panic Riot Orchestra Killing Spree
Power Quest Havochate
Scar Symmetry Monster Magnet
Russell Allen Crystal Fate
Blood Thirsty Demons ASG
The Firstborn Dreamland
Avulsed Mastermind
Dragonlord Gorefest
Khold Vanquished
Grimfist Nobody's Fool
Witchery Tandjent
Blackmore's Night Cannibal Corpse
286 Degree Absolute
Manngard Cataract
Dreams of Damnation Abysmal Dawn
Apiary Upon Infliction
Michael Orlando Cult of Luna
Unsilent Phenomenon Destruction
Agalloch Woodtemple
Burialmound Pretty Maids
Pump Zoroaster
Semargl Teeth of the Hydra
Twinball Biolich
Escape The Fate Winger
Extium Deicide
The Gathering Omnium Gatherum
Zyklon Almah
Mithras Nominon
Retrospective Kruger
Funeral Nation Beyond
Faith And Fire Hellveto
Ensiferum Distorted
Ost Est Ima Jesus Martyr
Witchfinder General Blood Haven
Kreator Trinacria
Intolerant Bullet For My Valentine
Bible Of The Devil Faded Hope
Ihsahn DC4