Which Thrash Metal Song Is Really Your Theme Song?

By: Amanda Monell
Estimated Completion Time
6 min
Which Thrash Metal Song Is Really Your Theme Song?
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About This Quiz

You're working at a job you tolerate, you make decent money and have pretty decent hours. Medical and other benefits are a perk, too. In your wallet, you hold a pair of tickets to one of your most favorite places on the face of the earth: a metal concert. Just like Disney World, metal concerts hold a bit of magic over the crowd that other shows only wish they can create. Part of it is because of the rawness of the music, but a considerable part of it is the crowd itself.

Even though metal music contains some of the most aggressive and primal sounds around, most listeners are the exact opposite. If they hear you like their music, you're welcomed into the fold, no questions asked. If it is your first time going into a metal concert, fans will offer new bands for you to appreciate when you leave. What we're trying to say is, when you join a flock of metalheads, there is no judgment, there's only family.  And with one of the most popular genres of metal being thrash, it would come as no surprise that the tune that turned you on is something with heavy guitar riffs and intense energy.
With all the different thrash metal songs out there, which one do you think is your anthem? Answer these questions and we'll let you know!
For any concert-goer, there are a few cardinal sins that shouldn't be committed. Which one of these are you guilty of?
Listening to the artist on the way in
"Forgetting" to pay my way
Wearing a shirt from an opposing band
Not welcoming newcomers

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One of the best things about the metal community is how welcoming they are to others. Who would you find the easiest to bring to a metal concert?
My parents
My siblings
My spouse
A coworker

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When Dimebag Darrell got murdered on stage in 2004, the whole rock world mourned. Which Pantera song is your favorite?
"The Art of Shredding"
"Cemetary Gates"
"Cowboys from Hell"
"Walk"

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Just like finding true love, sometimes metal is discovered by the listener accidentally instead of introduced. How did you discover your love of metal?
I grew up with metal.
I heard it on the radio.
I went to a concert.
A friend introduced me to metal.

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When you're not at a show, how do you represent your love for metal?
I have a metal song as my ringtone.
I listen to my music in my car.
I have a ton of tees.
It's a question of what I don't do to represent.

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Metal comes from all over the world. Which of these locations would you like to visit?
London, England
Arlington, Texas
San Francisco, California
New York City, New York

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Let's admit it; everyone who listens to music has their favorite part of the band to watch. What role would you play in a band?
I'd sing.
I'd play the drums.
I'd perform the lead guitar.
I'd play bass.

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If you're not listening to metal, what kind of music do you enjoy?
Classical
Jazz
Alternative rock
Hip-hop

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When it comes to metal, Ronnie James Dio was known as the man who brought the devil's horns to metal. Which one of his bands have you listened to?
Elf
Black Sabbath
Dio
Rainbow

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If you want to listen to an artist native to Australia, AC/DC is a great band to choose. What one of their hits is your favorite?
"Highway to Hell"
"You Shook Me All Night Long"
"T.N.T."
"Thunderstruck"

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Mascots come and go, but for Iron Maiden, Eddie the Head has lurked on their albums for about 40 years now. What Iron Maiden song is your favorite?
"Fear of the Dark"
"Aces High"
"The Number of the Beast"
"The Trooper"

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Drum solos can be either a good time to get a drink or a way to study a master and his craft. Which camp to you fall into?
I love drum solos.
I'm already halfway to the concession stand.
Drum solos bring so much more depth to the music, so I watch.
I know I should say the latter, but I'm totally heading to get a drink.

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Many music lovers once played an instrument themselves. Have you ever played a musical instrument?
I played for a little in high school.
I played an instrument once and I didn't take to it.
I'll play from time to time.
Yes, I'm in a band of my own.

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You're getting ready to go to your first metal concert. How do you feel?
I'm nervous.
I don't feel any different than normal.
I'm excited!
I'm prepared.

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How old were you when you attended your first concert?
I was a kid.
I went to my first concert as an adult.
I went to my first concert in my late teens.
I went to my first concert as a teen.

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Sometimes when people walk into a room, you could tell what kind of music they listen to. Would people be able to tell you're a metalhead?
I don't really pay attention to that kind of thing.
Yes
If someone were to pay really close attention to me, maybe.
No

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If you were on a date and found out that they didn't like music, what would you do?
Nothing
I'd ask if they were kidding.
I'd ask them to listen to my favorite song.
I'd call it an early night.

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When you tell your significant other that you scored two tickets to your favorite metal band's concert, what do they do?
They ask to see the tickets.
They tell me to enjoy the concert.
They ask if they're the plus one they're planning on taking.
They get excited and ask what else we could do during that weekend to make it even more fun.

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Pregaming time! Which of these foods do you eat before heading to the show?
I'll eat a salad or something light.
It depends on what's available.
I'll be eating munchies the whole time.
Bring on a burger

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A few days before the concert, you find out that it was canceled because of an injury to a band member. What do you do?
I hope they reschedule the show.
I wait to see what happens.
I demand a refund immediately.
I rage quit them, calling them wimps!

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When it comes to metal, the vocals carry as much weight as the instruments being played. Who has the best singing voice?
Bruce Dickinson from Iron Maiden
Ronnie James Dio
Geddy Lee from Rush
Lemmy Kilmister from Motorhead

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Even though many metal bands are populated by men, the ladies are able to hold their own as well. Which of these female fronted bands have you listened to?
Otep
The Pretty Reckless
Lacuna Coil
Flyleaf

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For those who are nostalgic, keeping ticket stubs from concerts they've been to is a way to relive memories. How many stubs do you have?
I have a few albums filled with them.
None, they're trash.
I tried to make a collection but I kept misplacing things.
I have a couple.

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Bands make a ton of money off of merchandise at concerts. When you shop, which of these items would you get?
A T-shirt
A lanyard
A jersey
A hat

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If you're a music nut and want to show it to others that visit your home, you'd be surprised at what other fans make to pay tribute to their bands. What would you have in your house?
I'd get a figurine.
I'd get some drinking glasses.
I'd have a throw.
I'd have all of these things.

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When he got fired from Metallica, Dave Mustaine formed Megadeth that ended up making two different fan bases. Which side are you on, Team Metallica or Team Megadeth?
I don't like either band.
I like both bands.
Team Metallica
Team Megadeth

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Concert security is the worst! Which of these items have you smuggled into a show?
A camera
Drinks
Food
I haven't smuggled anything in.

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Ticket prices are usually insanely high for a good venue. Have you ever purchased tickets from a scalper?
No, that's dishonest!
I've done it once or twice.
I'm too scared that I'll get caught, so no.
I only buy from scalpers.

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When you're getting ready to go to a concert, which of these items are you usually wearing?
A beat up tee
Studded bracelets
Raggedy jeans
Beat up boots

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When you go to a rock concert, do you spend more time experiencing the moment or do you spend more time recording the moment with your phone?
I'm definitely experiencing the moment.
I'm recording the moment.
I think I'm doing both.
I do what I feel is right at the time.

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