Which Heavy Metal Song Is Actually Your Theme Song?

By: Teresa McGlothlin

Which Heavy Metal Song Is Actually Your Theme Song?
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About This Quiz

For some of us, the pop drivel on the radio is too sugary sweet! Some of us need theme songs that are not afraid to say how we really feel in the loudest way possible. Since you're here, we are going to assume you're cool enough to have a heavy metal theme song. Once you tell us about your favorites, your least favorites and your metal lifestyle, we'll tell you which one sums you up. 

Being a metalhead is about more than simply liking a few bands. Being a true fan of heavy metal is a way of life! Whether you are a fan of classic bands like Black Sabbath or more modern bands like Slipknot, you feel connected with the darker lyrics and overdriven guitar solos. If there were any heavy metal song that played when you walked into a room, which one would it be, based on your choices? 

Newer bands like Ghost have pumped life back into the music, but the old bands are still getting as much airplay as ever. Walk us through a few musical choices and tell us about the way you like to see a show. After we learn enough about your tastes and your life as a fan, we'll let you know which heavy metal theme song sums you up best! Will we have "another thing comin'"?

New Year's Eve In Times Square You're throwing the New Year's Eve bash of your dreams. Which band are you going to book?
Iron Maiden
System of a Down
Megadeth
Black Sabbath

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Pantera In your opinion, which Pantera album is their best?
"Cowboys From Hell"
"Vulgar Display of Power"
"Far Beyond Driven"
"Reinventing the Steel"

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Morbid Angel Would you rather listen to Lamb of God or Morbid Angel during your workday?
Lamb of God should help me pick up the pace.
Cannibal Corpse is more my style.
Morbid Angel is my pick.
I would rather listen to Metallica.

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Halestorm You get to present an award for best female fronted metal band. Who gets the prize?
Kittie
Lacuna Coil
Halestorm
Vixen

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Band When you go out to see a metal show, where do you take in the stage?
I like to be in the mosh pit.
I prefer to stand in the back.
I love being in the front row.
I find the spot with the best view of the stage.

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Clothing Closet Give us a ballpark number — how many band T-shirts are in your dresser?
At least 20
Three or four
Maybe around 10
I only own band T-shirts.

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Money Be honest! How much money would you pay for a ticket to see Metallica at a small club?
You couldn't give me a ticket to see Metallica.
If they were playing old stuff, I would empty my bank account and sell my house.
I think $100 is a fair price.
If I get a VIP seat and a backstage pass, I'll pay anything.

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Ozzy Osbourne Would you like to be as rich as Ozzy Osbourne or as smart as Dave Grohl?
I'm already smarter than Dave Grohl.
I would just like to be as talented as Corey Taylor.
I wouldn't say no to being rich like Ozzy.
I'm fine being who I am.

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Sepultura You're making a heavy metal playlist. Which one of these bands would get more than one song?
Sepultura
Ghost
Killswitch Engage
Opeth

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Lenny Which one of these lead singers would you like to hang out with for a day?
Ronnie James Dio
James Hetfield
Lemmy Kilminster
Rob Halford

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Led Zeppelin Do you consider Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath or another band to be the first heavy metal band?
It was definitely Black Sabbath.
There's no doubt that it was Deep Purple.
I'm sure it was Led Zeppelin.
Blue Cheer was the very first one.

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Singing You want to impress your date. Which of these ballads would you play to set the mood?
"Blessed Are You" by Iced Earth
"I Remember You" by Skid Row
"Entombed" by Deftones
"The Price" by Twisted Sister

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Karaoke fun Your friend is holding a metal karaoke bash. Which of these songs are you going to sing?
"Ace of Spades" by Motorhead
"Helter Skelter" by the Beatles
"Caught in a Mosh" by Anthrax
"Psychosocial" by Slipknot

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Shoes What kind of footwear are you wearing with your shorts and band T-shirt?
Combat boots
Converse sneakers
Vans
Flip flops

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KoRn! You're at a Korn concert, and you're waiting for your favorite song. Which one do you hope they play next?
"Coming Undone"
"Freak on a Leash"
"Got the Life"
"Daddy"

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Five Finger Death Punch When you first heard Five Finger Death Punch covering "Bad Company," what did you think of it?
I thought it was awful.
It's a great tribute to Bad Company's version.
I've never heard it.
It's OK, but it's not as good as the original.

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Mastodon Ghost and Mastodon have taken the genre by storm. Which one of them do you like more?
I like the old stuff better.
Mastodon is a good band!
Ghost is too catchy to be real metal.
Ghost is one of my new favorites.

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Temper What kind of rock would you use to describe your temper?
Death metal
Hard rock
Alternative rock
Rock 'n roll

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Guns N' Roses Do you consider Guns N' Roses more of a rock 'n roll band or heavy metal band? Why?
They are more rock 'n roll because their songs are easy.
Their music has elements of both.
Guns N' Roses are more of a classic rock band.
They are the definition of heavy metal.

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Motley Crue If you had to choose the hair metal band with the best chops, which one would you pick?
Motley Crue
Poison
Ratt
Slaughter

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Matt Hammitt You get a private lesson from a heavy metal guitar player. Who do you hope teaches you?
Matt Hammitt
Zakk Wylde
Kirk Hammett
Steve Vai

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Band Equipment When you were younger, did you watch "Headbangers Ball"?
I've never heard of it.
I still watch it now!
I tuned in every week.
I've seen a few YouTube clips.

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Van Halen If you could form a heavy metal supergroup, who would be the drummer?
Keith Moon
Jay Weinberg
Alex Van Halen
Ray Luzier

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Celebrity Posing on Red Carpet You are starting your own band. Will you adopt the rockstar lifestyle?
I already live that lifestyle.
Why else would I start a band?
I won't change anything.
I don't know how to live like a rock star, but I would love to find out.

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Black Leather Jacket Fashion is a big part of the metal world. Which one of these items do you wear most often?
Leather jacket
Studded collar
Ripped jeans
Fishnet tights

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Slipknot You need to lift your spirits after a bad day. Which Slipknot song fits the bill?
"All Out Life"
"Snuff"
"Wait and Bleed"
"The Devil in I"

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Road trip You're planning a road trip to a heavy metal festival. Where are you going?
Las Rageous
70000 Tons of Metal
Aftershock
NY Deathfest

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Concert What do you think is the best part of attending a metal concert?
The light shows are awesome.
It's always cool to see your favorite bands live.
I love being around people with the same tastes.
I get to release all my rage.

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23 Concert Tickets Do you tend to grab tickets when they are released or get them at the door?
I always preorder.
I wait for the prices to drop.
I get them the second they're released.
It depends on which show I'm seeing.

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Megadeth Do you think that Queensryche or Megadeth should make a big comeback?
Who?
Megadeth didn't really go anywhere.
I would love to see Queensryche come back.
I would rather go see a new band.

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