Best Metal for Working Out To

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12.02.2013 - 17:02
Godless Visions
Strength exercise, not cardio, preferably. My short go-to list is being exhausted. Need new stuff!

Chiggedy Chuck and I talked about it last week here:

Thanks in advance.
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13.02.2013 - 01:18
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13.02.2013 - 13:45
AC/DC, Highway To Hell always gets me going while benching or lifting.
13.02.2013 - 17:11
Godless Visions
Anything recent?
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13.02.2013 - 22:35
Tyr - By the Light of the Northern Star. Now get on it!
13.02.2013 - 22:54
Stinky Lips
I have used Bolt Thrower for running, but I would suspect it would be good for lifting weights too.
14.02.2013 - 23:26
I do mostly cardio - was training for/competed in the Phoenix, Az Spartan Race last weekend.

my workout mix was basically a spotify collection various metal, punk, new wave, and ska(punk) tunes selected primarily to be shorter bursts of energy. before a song lingers on too long suddenly another kicks off and brings another jolt of energy with it.

5 hours/123 tracks at the moment.

complicated by artists not listed on spotify, leaves some holes, and for whatever reason, one of my favorite motivational songs IS on spotify, yet my remote devices don't seem to be able to play Rollins Band "Get Some Go Again".

Some ...

Anthrax - Got The Time
Bad Brains - Sailin' On
Bad Religion - Henchman
Cathedral - Hopkins, Witchfinder General (the longest song on the list)
Clutch - Pure Rock Fury
Converge - Dark Horse
Darkthrone - Circle The Wagons
Descendents - Coffee Mug (34 seconds, probably the shortest)
Helmet - In The Meantime (y'all mentioned Helmet, but i think omitted Strap It On when talking about albums 1 and 2. that proceeded In The Meantime)
High On Fire - Rumours Of Fire
Holy Terror - Debt Of Pain
Misfits - All Hell Breaks Loose
Mustard Plug - We're Gonna Take On The World
Operation Ivy - Sound System
Slapshot - Relight The Fire
Tenacious D - To Be The Best (the perfect soundtrack to a sports training montage)
Torche - Walk It Off
Twisted Sister - We're Not Gonna Take It

But hte two tracks that really get me going and fire me up when i'm sucking wind are both from the same band... Suicidal Tendencies. Can't Bring Me Down and The Feeling's Back never fail to help me find another

And as for the aforementioned Bolt Thrower... that there is some sexin' music.
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15.02.2013 - 09:02
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Written by BitterCOld on 14.02.2013 at 23:26

But hte two tracks that really get me going and fire me up when i'm sucking wind are both from the same band... Suicidal Tendencies. Can't Bring Me Down and The Feeling's Back never fail to help me find another

Two of the best songs period, but for working out, really anything by Pantera, Black Flag, and Suicidal of course, I could work out to pretty much any kind of metal really.
15.02.2013 - 15:10
For working out, I find Disturbed to be quite suiting: especially songs like The Animal and The Night. Though I could probably work out to anything metal, that has some "power and aggressiveness" to it.
15.02.2013 - 22:13
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Hmmm sometimes Devin Townsend and sometimes the selection of U2,The Rolling Stones, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath
15.02.2013 - 23:19
Something immediate, and both catchy and punchy. Recent favourites have been Killswitch Engage, Protest The Hero, Sylosis, Trivium - metalcore in general seems to fit the bill for cardio work pretty well. Anything particularly long-winded and meandering such as post-, prog and doom doesn't have the desired effect whilst running.
16.02.2013 - 06:31
Mad Arab666
Bolt thrower
Bring up the wolves head!
17.02.2013 - 10:28
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Hatebreed( especially new album "The Divinity of Purpose), Bonded By Blood, Havok, Exodus, Sepultura, Soulfly.

Run for a 9 km daily- (Hatebreed's Divinity of Purpose)
Jogging with little bit sprints in between- ( Exodus or Havok )
Home exercises( push-up and pull up)- (Soulfly or Sepultura and Bonded By Blood)

i don't have a fixed playlist, i rip songs from my laptop and do my daily exercises.
17.02.2013 - 19:35
Some of my favorite stuff to listen to while lifting weights are Cryptopsy's first two albums, Fleshgod Apocalypse - Oracles, any Hour Of Penance album, Azarath - Blasphemers Maledictions, Decapitated - Winds Of Creation, Suffocation's first two albums, Defeated Sanity, Aeon, Deeds Of Flesh, Melechesh, Severe Torture, Spawn Of Possession, or pretty much anything that is fast and belligerent.
19.02.2013 - 06:37
When I do work out, which is pretty damn close to never, I go for something like Nile. The heaviness matches the horrible weight of the weights I fuck around with and the chaos of it all does a pretty good job at overwhelming the throbbing and ringing in my ears. lots of really fast double-bass work also seems to do the trick. If walking (my real idea of exercise) almost anything will do, though taking Stephen Fry's advice he gave on Top Gear, I'll typically just bust out an audiobook.
19.02.2013 - 11:04
Fallen Ghost
Rammstein is great music when working out
22.02.2013 - 06:13
Totemic Lust
When lifting weights, it's important to increase the bpm of the music without going too fast. Listening to a too-fast song could inspire you to attempt to lift faster. Not only could this cause injuries from poor form, but it's less effective than lifting with slow and steady control. Songs with a mid-range bpm of 130 to 140 with a clear beat and heavy bass are best, since it's easy to hear the downbeat as you lift.
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It also really depends on what gets you pumped. I personally like songs that have climactic points and slowly develop to them. I know the livestrong article advises against technical or overly-complicated beats, so I'm going to go back over this and remove a few of the unnecessary songs. I also enjoy industrial-ish stuff... makes me feel like a machine.

I usually take a song from each BPM level and try to make a mix that slowly speeds up with my heart rate.

[BPM estimated with MixMeister BPM Analyzer]

Amon Amarth - Death In Fire
Deftones - Royal
Dimmu Borgir - Entrance
Dream Theater - As I Am
Enslaved - Isa
Evergrey - Ambassador
Falkenbach - ...Where Blood Will Soon Be Shed
Finntroll - Fiskarens Fiende
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects - Sol Niger Within
Front Line Assembly - Mental Distortion
Illidiance - Critical Damage
KMFDM - Krank
KMFDM - Apathy
Marilyn Manson - Burning Flag
Mastodon - Dry Bone Valley
Megadeth - Mechanix
Meshuggah - Soul Burn
Metallic Taste Of Blood - King Cockroach
Ministry - United Forces
Mudvayne - Not Falling
Myrath - Hope
Nine Inch Nails - Eraser
Ørkenkjøtt - Skygger og Støv
Pantera - Becoming
Rammstein - Der Meister
Rammstein - Das alte Leid
Rammstein - Links 2-3-4
Rammstein - Eifersucht
Samael - Being
Solution .45 - Wirethrone
Static-X - Love Dump
Static-X - Otsegolation
Static-X - Fix
Static-X - Wisconsin Death Trip
Stolen Babies - Second Sleep
Summoning - Runes Of Power
Sybreed - Emma-O
Thy Catafalque - Piroshátú

Amon Amarth - Versus The World
Amon Amarth - Hermod's Ride To Hel - Lokes Treachery Part 1
Disturbed - Rise
Ensiferum - Sword Chant
Gojira - Liquid Fire
Indukti - No. 11811
Metallica - Wherever I May Roam
Nine Inch Nails - Driver Down
Pantera - Primal Concrete Sledge

Behemoth - Slaves Shall Serve
Devin Townsend - War
Disturbed - The Game
Megadeth - Trust
OSI - False Start
Rammstein - Weisses Fleisch
Samael - On Top Of It All
Sikth - Scent Of The Obscene
Symphony X - Pharoah
Týr - Ocean

Amorphis - The Castaway
Hail Spirit Noir - Haire Pneuma Skoteino
Immortal - Withstand The Fall Of Time
Mastodon - Oblivion
Meshuggah - Rational Gaze
Ministry - Just One Fix
Rammstein - Laichzeit
Strapping Young Lad - Detox
Summoning - Beleriand

Amon Amarth - Prediction Of Warfare
Children Of Bodom - Bodom After Midnight
Clutch - Rock N Roll Outlaw
Enslaved - Lunar Force
Fear Factory - Smasher/Devourer
King Diamond - A Mansion In Darkness
Meshuggah - Sane
Mudvayne - Dig
Nine Inch Nails - March Of The Pigs
Pantera - Throes Of Rejection
Samael - Jupiterian Vibe
Virus - Call Of The Tuskers
1980 - Sagaie
1980 - Amicalement Votre

Chimp Spanner - Cloud City
Cloudkicker - The Discovery
Equilibrium - Unbesiegt
Illidiance - Infected
Immortal - Antarctica
Meshuggah - Swarm
Nine Inch Nails - Wish
Pantera - 13 Steps To Nowhere
Pestilence - Personal Energy
Strapping Young Lad - Rape Song

Ancient Rites - 13th Of October 1307
Dimmu Borgir - Spellbound (By The Devil)
Disturbed - Guarded
Gojira - Oroborus
In Flames - Gyroscope
Lamb Of God - Insurrection
Megadeth - Poison Was The Cure
Meshuggah - The Exquisite Machinery Of Torture
OSI - The Escape Artist
OSI - Radiologue
Pagan's Mind - The Seven Sacred Promises
Panzerballett - Bird Wild Web

Angtoria - God Has A Plan For Us All
Chimp Spanner - Clarity In Chaos
Cynic - How Could I
Enslaved - Violet Dawning
Eternal Tears Of Sorrow - Prophetian
Lamb Of God - Desolation
Mastodon - Divinations
Meshuggah - Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion
Necrophagist - To Breathe In A Casket
Pantera - A New Level

Death - Sacred Serenity
Freak Kitchen - Teargas Jazz
Megadeth - Peace Sells
Obscura - Celestial Spheres
Static-X - I'm With Stupid
Symphony X - Fallen
Therion - Nightside Of Eden

Amorphis - Black Winter Day
Arch Enemy - Dehumanization
Deftones - Change (In The House Of Flies)
Hypocrisy - War-Path
In Flames - The Jester Race
Megadeth - Symphony Of Destruction
Rob Zombie - The Great American Nightmare
Sceptic - Pathetic Being

Anubis Gate - Snowbound
The Black Mages - Battle Scene (Final Fantasy I)
Borknagar - My Domain
Buckethead & Friends - We Are One
Devin Townsend Project - The Way Home!
Enslaved - Roots Of The Mountain
Evergrey - End Of Your Days
Fear Factory - God Eater
Finntroll - Skog
Front Line Assembly - Gun
Haken - Shapeshifter
Illidiance - Cybernesis
Myrath - Confession
Nine Inch Nails - The Wretched
Orphaned Land - Disciples Of The Sacred Oath II
Rammstein - Sehnsucht
Rob Zombie - Demonoid Phenomenon
Samael - Of War
Scar Symmetry - 2012 - The Demise Of The 5th Sun
Solution .45 - Through Night-Kingdomed Gates
Sybreed - Dynamic
System Of A Down - Revenga
Therion - In The Desert Of Set
22.02.2013 - 19:44
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^Someone has way too much time on their hands.
22.02.2013 - 19:51
Totemic Lust
Written by Guest on 22.02.2013 at 19:44

^Someone has way too much time on their hands.

No way dude, that only took me about 10 minutes.

(I'm on vacation)
10.03.2013 - 00:11
I've been working out to Nile a lot lately. Good speed and energy. Gives me a lot of strength and stamina when I really want to hit the weights.