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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Into Eternity Nightwish
Vicious Mary Exmortem
Regurgitate Impellitteri
Solace Iron Maiden
Manowar Abigor
Dr. Butcher H.I.M.
Byfist Wycked Synn
Rage Victory
Evanesce Malstrom
Silent Scythe Drillpoint
Lacuna Coil Probot
Body Count Force Of Evil
Node Riot
Messiah's Kiss Metalium
Gary Moore Marillion
Lonewolf Black Zodiac
Dragonspoon Mob Rules
Goatsnake Joey Belladonna
Unleashed Eternal Flight
Conquestador Within Temptation
The Lizards Mirror of Deception
Tsjuder Angra
Feared Creation Image
Rottweiller The Apocalyptic Riders
Entombed Belef
Crionics Labyrinth
Carina Alfie John Sykes
Diecast Crimson Moonlight
Meshuggah Swallow The Sun
Thunderblast Neil Turbin
Gizmachi Callenish Circle
Hatesphere Prowler Inc.
Frameless Scar Agents Of The Sun
Blitzkrieg Flotsam & Jetsam
Black Majesty Dragonia
Blood Thirsty Demons The Firstborn
Mabon Arthemis
Paths Of Possession Balatonizer
Thrones Khold
Detonation Nocturnal Rites
Enforsaken Brother Hawk
Craft Pile of Heads
Thryfing Powerglove
Tandjent Lair Of The Minotaur
Beyond Fear Dissection
Tris Katone Bal-Sagoth
Elvenking Athanator
8th Sin Black Crucifixion
Cult of Luna Bloodbound
Smohalla From the Grave
Death Breath Jeff Walker und Die Fluffers
Belphegor Lordi
Darkness Eternal Hardcore Superstar
Lost Eden With Passion
Omnium Gatherum Lord Belial
Crescent Shield Textures
Five Finger Death Punch Mithras
Heresi Pathology
Bilocate Demonic Symphony
Pop Evil Straight Line Stitch
SOS Vulture Industries
Luna Mortis Eighteen Wheels Burning
Something Beautiful Sotajumala