Ultimate Workout Playlist!
Posted by Reggie
Even metalheads need to stay in shape for a night in the pit. I have devised a brutal playlist that is an assault on the senses. It will surely keep you motivated for 30 minutes of intense cardio. This playlist took some deep thought, then it was put to the test today for my 30-minute 3.47 mile run on the comfort of a gym treadmill. Let me tell you that each song kept my blood pumping as well as a desire to thrown something. I looked forward to each song and never felt the need to forward through any of this playlist. This list should be assembled in order for best results. Disclaimer – this playlist is rated “R” for mature headbangers only. Here goes:
1. DevilDriver – Nothing’s Wrong – DevilDriver
This one is raw power and is great to get the workout started. It never lets up and if it makes you want to throw a chair, channel that energy into getting your workout on.
2. Chimaira – Power Trip – The Impossibility of Reason
Another song of great aggression and angst! It’s short and to the point.
3. Slipknot – Disasterpiece – Iowa
The longest song of the set and a bit toned down from the first two. You should be getting into the groove by now.
4. Slayer – Hate Worldwide – World Painted Blood
Just when things let up a tiny bit, Slayer kicks in and kicks your butt. Step it up!
5. Cavalera Conspiracy – Terrorize – Inflikted
Another song of great speed and angst (we like that word).
6. Hatebreed – Defeatist – Supremacy
The third song in a row that should keep you motivated…you are halfway done!
7. Cannibal Corpse – Make them Suffer – Kill
A quick switch to death metal – this song does not let up, its quick, and should keep you moving.
8. Bloodbath – Devouring the Feeble – The Fathomless Mastery
Continuing with death metal – this is probably my favorite death metal song of all time. This song is just so damn heavy. This is the one that will take you to the limit…terminal velocity approaching!
9. Amon Amarth – Twilight of the Thunder God – Twilight of the Thunder God
Nothing like Swedish viking melodies to take you to the 30-minute mark. This is where your workout will come to a close. If you are too tired to finish the workout, just imagine Amon Amarth chasing you down in the woods late at night with sword and shield.
10. Pantera – Walk – Vulgar Display of Power
As cheesy as it is, this song is intended for the cool down and should take you to the 35-minute mark overall…yes walk, as the name implies. Just a bad ass groovy metal tune.
I hope you enjoy your workout with this playlist. It made my workout go by pretty quick which is the way I like it. If you think this is too heavy, let me know. I am an equal opportunity metalhead. I can easily do a toned down playlist for let’s say…a bike ride or something.
About ReggieJust a dude writing a heavy metal blog and always on the prowl for a cool metal show. I am also a family man...first and foremost!
Posted on October 12, 2010, in Metal Lists and tagged amon amarth, Bloodbath, Cannibal Corpse, Cavalera Conspiracy, Chimaira, DevilDriver, Hatebreed, Pantera, Slayer, Slipknot. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.