Since I was talking about my gym routine last week, I thought it would be appropriate to post a playlist for some of my favorite gym tunes.
Depending on the type of exercise you do, certain songs are only going to work for certain activities. You probably can’t do yoga to Gojira, for instance. There aren’t many people belly-dancing to Absu. Although if you are, more power to you! I lift weights and run around, so I like mid-paced to fast stuff that’s a bit uplifting and epic. Here are some of my favourites:
Accept – Teutonic Terror
The first single from Accept with Mark Tornillo as the vocalist, and it’s gold. Blood of the Nations and Stalingrad are always on my ears during workouts.
Blind Guardian – Time Stands Still (At the Iron Hill)
I like a lot of Blind Guardian’s punchier songs for lifting. This is one of my all-time faves. “Nightfall” and “Bright Eyes” are also good.
Sabaton – Primo Victoria
Pretty much every Sabaton album is on my gym playlist. Basically, this is perfect gym music.
Manowar – Number One
Yes, I am a cliche. Manowar are awesome. My favorite gym albums are Kings of Metal and Louder than Hell.
Heaven & Hell – I
I was at this show. Also, Dio rules.
Iron Maiden – Run to the Hills
Sticking with a bit of a running theme. All Iron Maiden makes great gym music – the galloping riffs are awesome for cardio.
Megadeth – Sweating Bullets
It seems appropriate.
Skyclad – Just What Nobody Wanted
Silent Whales of Lunar Sea is my favorite Skyclad album, and I have this on a lot at the gym.
Iron Maiden – Running Free
One of my favorite Maiden songs. The video’s a bit crap quality, but I love live version.
Electric Six – Gay Bar
OK, maybe it is something about this video …
The best bit is the hamster.
Korpiklaani – Vodka
Voices of Wilderness is my favourite Korpiklaani album, but all the songs by these crazy Finns make great workout music.
Amon Amarth – Guardians of Asgard
Mid-paced melodeath makes great gym music, especially if you’re really in the mood to push yourself. Nothing makes you want to lift shit, throw shit and punch shit like viking music.
Genitorturers – Kebangin’ All Night
Not one you should really sing aloud with your headphones on in the gym …
(she says from experience)
Alestorm – Keelhauled
There is no band more silly or fun to listen to than these guys. Alestorm have a new album out now, Sunset on the Golden Age, which you should definitely check out!
Manowar – Warriors of the World
I did mention that Manowar are awesome, right?
So there’s a snapshot of my typical gym playlist. What’s on yours?
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