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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Bathory Cathedral
Demons and Wizards Into Eternity
Slipknot Big Dumb Face
Misery Index Impellitteri
Stratovarius Machine Head
Kalibas Helloween
Overkill Fozzy
Mortician Legend
Angel Dust Late Nite Romeo
Carnal Forge Led Zeppelin
Johnny Lokke Pyn Siren
Endless Time Nicta
Inner Rage of Emotion Biomechanical
Godiva Chainsnap
King Diamond Duke
Thunderstone Edguy
Slayer Project: Failing Flesh
Asperity Secret Sphere
Hard Echo Shiva
Scala Mercalli Ebony Ark
Cans Messiah's Kiss
Skyfire Donnerkopf
Low Earth Orbit Black Zodiac
Fabrizio Bonanno Destructor
Joe Lynn Turner Joey Belladonna
Lilitu Killswitch Engage
Psychotron Aina
Unearth Nashville Pussy
Division I.C.E.
Marshall Law Jungle Rot
Tsjuder Cryme
Rush Crowbar
Image The Mighty Nimbus
Blood Red Throne Maze Of Torment
Soilwork Hibria
Suidakra Antares
Freedom Call Boomerang
Bleed The Sky Bruce Dickinson
Holy Moses Operatika
Raintime Babylon
Ivory Knight Biss
Defleshed Agents Of Man
Sothis Goddess Of Desire
Secrets She Kept Nuse
Evemaster Monolithe
Leaves Eyes Alice Cooper
Nightvision Thor
Nuclear Assault Mercyful Fate
Black Majesty Pagan's Mind
Eternal Reign Dragonia
Russell Allen Blood Thirsty Demons
Dechrist Cryogen
Doomfoxx Gojira
Wolfmother The Tenth Circle
Vanquished Absu
Insense Cardinale
Intronaut Ephel Duath
The Ocean Warrant (Amer)
Stormcrow The Furor
Jotunspor Unsilent Phenomenon
Smohalla Swashbuckle
Amon Amarth Mouth of the Architect
Burialmound Setherial
Isis Mastodon
Eyes of Ligeia Teeth of the Hydra
Winger Deicide
Quest of Aidance Steve Cone
Gaza Twisted Into Form
Fu Manchu Hardcore Superstar
Lost Eden Madking Ludwig
Merciless Death Marc Sasso
Cattle Decapitation Mendeed
Passion Gotthard
Hacride Throneum
Fight Faith And Fire
Heresi Distorted
Mass Extinction Pathology
Orthodox I Shalt Become
Ride The Sky Last Stone Cast
SOS Intolerant
Bible Of The Devil Luna Mortis
Faded Hope Wolfgate
Nasty Idols Mustasch
Crown The Lost Giant Squid