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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The Kovenant Lost Horizon
Scanner Vicious Mary
Immolation Dokken
Grave Digger Machine Head
Mortician Sick Speed
Powergod Late Nite Romeo
Circle of Nero Morbid Angel
Victory Sinergy
Axenstar Stalker
Wicked Sensation Defiled
Mother Misery Three Inches of Blood
Volbeat Death Angel
Gothic Knights Devil To Pay
Riot Jaw
Ebony Ark Deep Purple
Skyfire Lonewolf
Iron Angel Schenker/ Pattison Summit
Final Dawn Shadows Fall
Dio Potential Threat SF
Tartharia Throcult
The Last Act Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Jackyl Tsjuder
Tristania Betrayer
Dark Tranquillity Milkweed
Crowbar The New Breed
Entombed Loudblast
Maze Of Torment Dirt
Yyrkoon Icarus Witch
Nevermore Stormwarrior
Oathean Novembers Doom
Axis Of Perdition Drunkard
Fire Alley Kinrick
Ramesses Grand Magus
Impiety Manntis
Mirador Communic
Darkane Slik Helvetika
Ritual Killer Killing Spree
Wetwork Warchild
Black Majesty 1349
Vinterriket Paths Of Possession
Infliction Detonation
Early Man Enforsaken
Craft Thryfing
Southern Black Sand Powerglove
286 Nikki Puppet
Nightmare Hell-Born
Cryptopsy Viron
Dream Or Nightmare Abysmal Dawn
Cult of Luna Suzukiton
Vengeance Paul Bonrud
Woodtemple The Ruins of Beverast
Celtic Frost Fu Manchu
Static-X Manticore
The Chronicles of Israfel Madking Ludwig
Old Man's Child Dezperadoz
Chrome Division Pantera
Nominon Funeral
Sworn Enemy Depressed Mode
Echoes of Eternity Deceiver
Trivium Pop Evil
To-Mera Cursed
Sister Sin