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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HammerFall Into Eternity
Leng Tch'e Slipknot
The Great Deceiver The Haunted
Carpathian Forest Perzonal War
Neck Symphorce
Kataklysm Usurper
Godflesh Sickspeed
Pelican The Chainsaw
Nicta Supervillain
Dream Weaver Eidolon
Mnemic Silent Scythe
Stalker Halloween
Slayer Probot
Royal Anguish Hard Echo
I Hate Sally Construcdead
Jag Panzer Evanescence
UFO Bleeding Inc
Kingcrow Disarmonia Mundi
Metalium Black Zodiac
Dimmu Borgir House of Lords
Juggernott Fabrizio Bonanno
Schenker/ Pattison Summit Chapter VIII
After Forever Imp
Megadeth Tartharia
Mine Negative Creeps
Agnostic Front Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Feared Creation Of Infinity
Kinetic Helgrind
Divine Fire Crionics
Necrophagia Hellfire
Nevermore Diecast
Argument Soul Chaoswave
Bleed The Sky Bruce Dickinson
Operatika Gizmachi
Raintime Burden Of Grief
Rudra Raging Speedhorn
Python Graveworm
Naglfar Amorphis
God Among Insects Vicious Art
Maximum Overdrive Ektomorf
Circus Maximus Sebastian Bach
The Father Panic Riot Orchestra Frameless Scar
Thor Agents Of The Sun
Lake Of Tears Before The Dawn
Russell Allen Crystal Fate
Overloaded Ignarus
Third Degree Ewigkeit
Balatonizer Dechrist
Midnight Idols Dragonlord
Absu Early Man
From This Day Second Shadow
Thryfing Witchery
Across Tundras Intronaut
Nikki Puppet Upwards of Endtime
Hell-Born Viron
Vore Bal-Sagoth
Imagika Down Factor
Bludgeon Upon Infliction
Spawn of Possession Before Silence
Destruction Dendura
Paul Bonrud Fleshgore
Vicious Rumors Skyforger
Anata Oblomov
Mastodon Rotting Christ
Obtest Audrey Horne
Escape The Fate Middian
Deicide Twisted Into Form
In This Moment The Chronicles of Israfel
Almah Chrome Division
Gotthard Spit Like This
Denial Fiend Ulcerate
Hearse Sworn Enemy
Keep of Kalessin Ensiferum
Distorted Dantesco
Shining Star Gutted With Broken Glass
Aetherius Obscuritas Straight Line Stitch
Manilla Road SOS
Vulture Industries Armory
Hacksaw Surgery End of Man
UFOmammut Wolfgate
Ihsahn Battleroar
Sotajumala DC4
Uli Jon Roth Suspyre