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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Mudvayne Chaingunn
BloodDuster Machine Head
Metallica Cage
Hammerwhore Inner Rage of Emotion
Chainsnap Lanfear
Evanesce Dream Weaver
Crystal Eyes Beautiful Creatures
Mnemic Tad Morose
Vhaldemar Fraise
Lacuna Coil Defiled
Asperity Deivos
Body Count Iron Savior
Three Inches of Blood I Hate Sally
Silver Mountain Yngwie Malmsteen
Construcdead Babylon Mystery Orchestra
W.A.S.P. Jorn
Cyst House of Lords
Acrid Joe Lynn Turner
Therion Joey Belladonna
Wintersun Aina
Medusa Megadeth
Annihilator Chris Caffery
Neurosis Tartharia
Six Feet Under Arch Enemy
Silent Force The Last Act
Avenue F Motley Crue
Emerald Sun Helgrind
Ligeia Rottweiller
The Apocalyptic Riders Blood Red Throne
Hellfueled Maze Of Torment
Labyrinth Yyrkoon
Mechanical Poet Mystic Prophecy
Novembers Doom Axel Rudi Pell
System Of A Down Neil Turbin
Raintime Throes of Dawn
Sothis The Father Panic Riot Orchestra
Alice Cooper Fates Warning
Wetwork A Lower Deep
Painmuseum Bolt Thrower
Chain Collector Mastermind
Bronx Casket Company Motorhead
Virgin Steele Totalisti
Southern Black Sand Blackmore's Night
Intronaut Fields Of The Nephilim
Ampast Nicodemus
Bludgeon Dreams of Damnation
Jotunspor Bloodbound
Swashbuckle Sahg
From the Grave Death Breath
Jeff Walker und Die Fluffers Myon
Zoroaster Isis
Mastodon Satyricon
Cult of Daath Audrey Horne
Better Left Unsaid Celtic Frost
Diagnose: Lebensgefahr Necrophobic
Nagelfar White Wizzard
Textures The Prophecy
Rob Zombie Since the Day
Warner Drive Lipstick Magazine
Distorted Mass Extinction
Rosetta Manilla Road
SOS Intolerant
The More I See Kiuas
Winterfylleth Sotajumala