The Best Metal For Weightlifting (2020)


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I've been lifting weights since September 2019 and, in my opinion and experience, these are the best metal bands to listen to whilst under the bar.

Criteria:
* 1 album per band (I picked my favourite one)
* High energy (for obvious reasons)
* Not too technical (100% of the focus needs to be on the lifts)
* Not too dynamic (frequent clean breaks are great but not when you're under the bar)

I'm open to any suggestions. If I missed your favourite band to pump iron to, let me know in the comments and I'll check them out.

Created by: Paulh | 06.08.2020



1. ----------First Choices----------
2. Accept - Blood Of The Nations
2010
3. Amon Amarth - Twilight Of The Thunder God
2008
4. As I Lay Dying - The Powerless Rise
2010
5. Cavalera Conspiracy - Inflikted
2008
6. Chimaira - Pass Out Of Existence
2001
7. Dark Tranquillity - Damage Done
2002
8. Demolition Hammer - Epidemic Of Violence
1992
9. DevilDriver - The Fury Of Our Maker's Hand
2005
10. Dimmu Borgir - Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia
2001
11. Ensiferum - Ensiferum
2001
12. Epica - Design Your Universe
2009
13. Ex Deo - Caligvla
2012
14. Galneryus - Angel Of Salvation
2012
15. Hatebreed - The Rise Of Brutality
2003
16. Hypocrisy - Virus
2005
17. Insomnium - Winter's Gate
2016
18. Judas Priest - Painkiller
1990
19. Kreator - Enemy Of God
2005
20. Lamb Of God - Ashes Of The Wake
2004
21. Machine Head - The Blackening
2007
22. Meshuggah - ObZen
2008
23. Miseration - Tragedy Has Spoken
2012
24. Moonsorrow - Voimasta Ja Kunniasta
2001
25. Neurotech - Antagonist
2011
26. Pantera - Vulgar Display Of Power
1992
27. Sepultura - Arise
1991
28. Testament - The New Order
1988
29. The Haunted - The Haunted Made Me Do It
2000
30. Wintersun - Time I
2012
31. ----------Second Choices----------
32. Allegaeon - Proponent For Sentience
2016
33. Amorphis - Under The Red Cloud
2015
34. Anthrax - Among The Living
1987
35. Antichrist - Forbidden World
2011
36. At The Gates - Slaughter Of The Soul
1995
37. Austrian Death Machine - Triple Brutal
2014
38. Behemoth - Demigod
2004
39. Bloodbath - Nightmares Made Flesh
2004
40. Bolt Thrower - Those Once Loyal
2005
41. Cannibal Corpse - Torture
2012
42. Carcass - Heartwork
1993
43. Cataract - Kingdom
2006
44. Cattle Decapitation - Monolith Of Inhumanity
2012
45. Children Of Bodom - Hatebreeder
1999
46. Converge - Axe To Fall
2009
47. Dååth - The Hinderers
2007
48. Dark Angel - Darkness Descends
1986
49. Death Angel - The Ultra-Violence
1987
50. Decapitated - Anticult
2017
51. Deicide - Deicide
1990
52. Devastation - Idolatry
1991
53. Dismember - Like An Ever Flowing Stream
1991
54. Divine Heresy - Bleed The Fifth
2007
55. Dying Fetus - Reign Supreme
2006
56. Edge Of Sanity - Crimson II
2003
57. Equilibrium - Sagas
2008
58. Hail Of Bullets - On Divine Winds
2010
59. Haunted Shores - Viscera
2015
60. Iron Maiden - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
1988
61. Metallica - Master Of Puppets
1986
62. Mors Principium Est - The Unborn
2005
63. Necrophobic - The Nocturnal Silence
1993
64. Nevermore - Dead Heart In A Dead World
2000
65. Rammstein - Mutter
2001
66. Ruoska - Radium
2005
67. Scar Symmetry - Pitch Black Progress
2006
68. Shade Empire - Omega Arcane
2013
69. Slayer - Reign In Blood
1986
70. Trivium - Shogun
2008
71. Vital Remains - Dechristianize
2003
72. Whitechapel - Our Endless War
2014
73. ----------Third Choices----------
74. Aborted - Slaughter & Apparatus: A Methodical Overture
2007
75. Clutch - Blast Tyrant
2004
76. Darkane - Expanding Senses
2002
77. Duskmourn - Legends
2014
78. Ektomorf - Outcast
2006
79. Entombed - Left Hand Path
1990
80. Godsmack - Faceless
2003
81. Krisiun - Southern Storm
2008
82. Nails - You Will Never Be One Of Us
2016
83. Slipknot - Slipknot
1999
84. Soilwork - Natural Born Chaos
2002
85. Solution .45 - For Aeons Past
2010
86. Soulfly - Dark Ages
2005
87. Symphony X - Paradise Lost
2007
88. The Black Dahlia Murder - Nocturnal
2007
89. The Crown - Deathrace King
2000
90. Witherscape - The Northern Sanctuary
2016
91. ----------Other Good Choices----------
92. 3 Inches Of Blood - Advance And Vanquish
2004
93. Anaal Nathrakh - Hell Is Empty, And All The Devils Are Here
2007
94. Arch Enemy - Wages Of Sin
2001
95. Blind Guardian - Somewhere Far Beyond
1992
96. Byzantine - Oblivion Beckons
2008
97. Havok - Time Is Up
2011
98. In Flames - Whoracle
1997
99. Killswitch Engage - The End Of Heartache
2004
100. Lazarus A.D. - The Onslaught
2007
101. Mastodon - Blood Mountain
2006
102. Mercenary - 11 Dreams
2004
103. Neuraxis - Asylon
2011
104. Nile - In Their Darkened Shrines
2002
105. Pig Destroyer - Terrifyer
2004
106. Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine
1992
107. Sodom - Agent Orange
1989
108. Therion - Theli
1996
109. Velvet Revolver - Contraband
2004
110. ----------To Try Lifting To----------
111. Dissection - Storm Of The Light's Bane
1995
112. DragonForce - Maximum Overload
2014
113. Eluveitie - Slania
2008
114. Eternal Tears Of Sorrow - A Virgin And A Whore
2001
115. Fear Factory - Demanufacture
1995
116. Finntroll - Jaktens Tid
2001
117. Finsterforst - ...Zum Tode Hin
2009
118. Fleshgod Apocalypse - Agony
2011
119. Forbidden - Forbidden Evil
1988
120. Gamma Ray - Land Of The Free
1995
121. Gammacide - Victims Of Science
1989
122. Gloria Morti - Eryx
2008
123. Gojira - From Mars To Sirius
2005
124. Halford - Resurrection
2000
125. HammerFall - Legacy Of Kings
1998
126. Heavenly - Virus
2006
127. Hibria - Defying The Rules
2004
128. In Malice's Wake - The Thrashening
2011
129. Morbid Saint - Spectrum Of Death
1988
130. MyGrain - MyGrain
2011
131. Nasum - Shift
2004
132. Nekrogoblikon - Stench
2011
133. Norther - Mirror Of Madness
2003
134. Obituary - Cause Of Death
1990
135. Orbit Culture - Redfog
2018
136. Orden Ogan - To The End
2012
137. Power Trip - Nightmare Logic
2017
138. Pretty Maids - Pandemonium
2010
139. Rage - Black In Mind
1995
140. Rhapsody - Dawn Of Victory
2000
141. Runemagick - Enter The Realm Of Death
1999
142. Shylmagoghnar - Emergence
2014
143. Skeletonwitch - Beyond The Permafrost
2007
144. Sonata Arctica - Silence
2001
145. Strapping Young Lad - City
1997
146. Sybreed - Antares
2007
147. Sylosis - Conclusion Of An Age
2008
148. Tantara - Based On Evil
2012
149. Terrorizer - World Downfall
1989
150. Turisas - The Varangian Way
2007
151. Vio-lence - Eternal Nightmare
1988
152. Vomitory - Blood Rapture
2002
153. Wuthering Heights - Far From The Madding Crowd
2004



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Comments: 5   Visited by: 13 users
21.08.2020 - 19:51
DeliciousDishes
doesn't use salt
Missing some Gojira here! From Mars to Sirius
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You are the hammer, I am the nail
building a house in the fire on the hill
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23.08.2020 - 01:05
Paulh
Written by DeliciousDishes on 21.08.2020 at 19:51

Missing some Gojira here! From Mars to Sirius

The list you see here isn't the one I originally made, I accidently deleted that one (the delete button being the same colour as Submit is very annoying!).

I'm definitely planning on adding From Mars to Sirius. It's a dynamic album but has some great heavy moments for the weight room.
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25.08.2020 - 15:43
Paulh
Updated with all current recommendations.
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10.09.2020 - 08:04
sgtrobo
3 of my faves to add to the list:

Dark Angel - Darkness Descends
Morbid Saint - Spectrum of Death
VioLence - Eternal Nightmare
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10.09.2020 - 12:29
Paulh
Written by sgtrobo on 10.09.2020 at 08:04

3 of my faves to add to the list:

Dark Angel - Darkness Descends
Morbid Saint - Spectrum of Death
VioLence - Eternal Nightmare

Thanks, I'll give these a shot.

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