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100 Heavy Metal Songs to Pump up Before a Big Game

Updated on May 14, 2018

At times we feel the nerves. It could be a situation that leads us to feel the way we do. Moments before a big game, a day before an important examination, hours before an important interview or with any similar instance you are likely to feel the butterflies flutter in your stomach. You feel anxious not knowing what the outcome is going to be. In times like these you tend to feel nervous and get stressed. It’s thoughts that mess with you mind, and you invariably let self succumb to fear and anxiety. What do you do when thoughts weigh you down and make you anxious and nervous? The best way to tackle nerves is by getting pumped up. While it’s not a bad idea to hit the gym and pick up weights when you are nervous, not everybody prefers to head in that direction. However, what you can do to get that adrenaline pumping is listen to heavy metal songs.


Why You Should Pump up with Heavy Metal

No matter what sport you play, before a big game you need to psyche your mind mentally. The best way to overcome your opponent is by being mentally strong. No matter how confident you are, before a big game you feel the nerves. You feel that flutter in the stomach because you do not know what your opponent is going to bring on against you. While you should be aware of you opponents strengths and weaknesses, thoughts about various scenarios related to your opponent cross you mind. Feelings of apprehension creep the mind, and when this happens you start feeling a little anxious. You don’t have to worry when you find yourself in a situation like this. What you need to do in such situations is give yourself a mental boost. You need to pump yourself mentally to overcome. Heavy metal songs bring out the aggressive instinct in you by giving a rush of blood required to keep the mind alert.


Heavy metal music is hard-hitting and pumps your mental frame. You feel mentally stronger and motivated after a session of heavy metal songs. Listening to music from extreme metal genres helps get rid of nerves. As you listen to hard-hitting mosh anthems, you feel the nerves disappear. When your heart beats faster, it prepares the body and mind to react. You become eager to take on what makes you anxious. A powerful feeling comes over you when you listen to brutal songs that spew angst in lyrics. You begin to realize your mind frame becomes aggressive while calming your thoughts. Loud forms of expression have a magical effect on the mind. The musical and lyrical expression in heavy metal songs get you motivated and pumped up. The energy that comes with listening to heavy metal songs helps you focus and concentrate better before a big game.

You can listen to different types of metal and its subgenres. Heavy metal music helps with the needed aggression required before a big game. A session of heavy metal music builds your mental persona. You feel the rush of blood to your head as you listen to extreme metal, and that state of mind makes you feel invincible and powerful. How you feel before a big game dictates outcome in a big way. When you get rid of nerves and remain focused at the task at hand, you go onto achieve and overcome. Different forms of heavy metal do wonders when it comes to pumping you up.

The lines below showcase a list of epic pump-up metal anthems from various heavy metal genres.

100 Heavy Metal Songs to Pump You Up Before a Big Game

  1. Roots Bloody Roots- Sepultura
  2. Painkiller- Judas Priest
  3. Hammer Smashed Face- Cannibal Corpse
  4. Bleed- Meshuggah
  5. Laid To Rest- Lamb of God
  6. Master of Puppets- Metallica
  7. Afterlife- Avenged Sevenfold
  8. Angel of Death- Slayer
  9. Walk- Pantera
  10. Crystal Mountain- Death
  11. We Will Rise- Arch Enemy
  12. Paranoid- Black Sabbath
  13. Dead But Dreaming- Deicide
  14. Symphony of Destruction- Megadeth
  15. Kill of Become- Cannibal Corpse
  16. Your Disposal- Cattle Decapitation
  17. Holy Wars… The Punishment Due- Megadeth
  18. Raining Blood- Slayer
  19. Enter Sandman- Metallica
  20. Only Ash Remains- Necrophagist
  21. Breaking The Law- Judas Priest
  22. Pursuit of Vikings- Amon Amarth
  23. Lack of Comprehension- Death
  24. Fade to Black- Metallica
  25. The Trooper- Iron Maiden
  26. Cowboys from Hell- Pantera
  27. Freezing Moon- Mayhem
  28. Destroy and Dominate- Chimaira
  29. The Drapery Falls- Opeth
  30. Sleeping Beauty- Tiamat
  31. Veil of Maya- Cynic
  32. Holy Diver- Dio
  33. Fear of Napalm- Terrorizer
  34. Final Episode- Asking Alexandria
  35. For Whom The Bells Toll- Metallica
  36. Condemned to Obscurity- Gorguts
  37. Psychosocial- Slipknot
  38. Into The Crypts of Rays- Celtic Frost
  39. The Negative One- Slipknot
  40. Wage Slaves- All Shall Perish
  41. Halo- Machine Head
  42. Hallowed Be Thy Name- Iron Maiden
  43. Siege of Power- Napalm Death
  44. Tears Don’t Fall- Bullet For My Valentine
  45. Ghost Walking- Lamb of God
  46. Perpetual Black Second- Meshuggah
  47. Killing in the Name- Rage Against The Machine
  48. Iron Man- Black Sabbath
  49. Metal Warriors- Manowar
  50. Infestation of Evil- Carnage
  51. Flying Whales- Gojira
  52. My Curse- Killswitch Engage
  53. Only for the Weak- In Flames
  54. Alter Reality- Nocturnus
  55. Sad But True- Metallica
  56. The Optimist- Skinless
  57. New Millennium Cyanide- Meshuggah
  58. Shadow Moses- Bring Me The Horizon
  59. Fight Fire With Fire- Metallica
  60. Eaten- Bloodbath
  61. Unholy Confessions- Avenged Sevenfold
  62. Romance is Dead- Parkway Drive
  63. Run To The Hills- Iron Maiden
  64. Feasting on the Blood of the Insane- Six Feet Under
  65. Chelsea Smile- Bring ME The Horizon
  66. Under the Surface- Morgoth
  67. Bulletproof- Five Finger Death Punch
  68. The Sound of Truth- As I Lay Dying
  69. Super Charger Heaven- White Zombie
  70. Bonded By Blood- Exodus
  71. Quintessence- Darkthrone
  72. Chop Suey!- System of a Down
  73. This Calling- All That Remains
  74. Where Submission Reigns- Neaera
  75. Composure- August Burns Red
  76. Fear of the Dark- Iron Maiden
  77. Twisted Truth- Pestilence
  78. Chapter Four- Avenged Sevenfold
  79. A Prophesy- Asking Alexandria
  80. World Eater- Bolt Thrower
  81. Crazy Train- Ozzy Osbourne
  82. Your Betrayal- Bullet for My Valentine
  83. Imperium- Machine Head
  84. The Crown of Sympathy- My Dying Bride
  85. Pull Harder on the String of Your Martyr- Trivium
  86. Those Left Behind- Immolation
  87. Rose of Sharyn- Killswitch Engage
  88. Black Winter Day- Amorphis
  89. Parallels- As I Lay Dying
  90. Sleepwalking- Bring Me the Horizon
  91. War Pigs- Black Sabbath
  92. Boneyards- Parkway Drive
  93. Tornado of Souls- Megadeth
  94. Never Enough- Five Finger Death Punch
  95. Toxic Trace- Kreator
  96. White Washed- August Burns Red
  97. Deadnight Warrior- Children of Bodom
  98. Night’s Blood- Dissection
  99. The Fallen Shall Rise in a River of Blood- Hatesphere
  100. Sleepwalker- Parkway Drive

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