Since I train with my oldest, we pick music together. I am not one of those fucking metal or music elitists that think that "only the shit I listen to is metal." then say "that shit you listen to? I don't know what it is. But it's not metal." I hate that fucking attitude. It's music. I played it for 20 years. I like and respect all kinds so long as you write it, develop it, and play it yourself.
I remember people hating on those kids Hanson? (I think that's right) but I thought to myself, at least they are playing their fucking instruments. They were little kids. What were they supposed to be playing? Shit that would make Cannibalism Corpse shit their pants from fear? Seriously people.
I also hate when assholes tell me "your music sucks." Then they put on some shit that sounds like two cats getting ear fucked by polar bears. Yes, your taste in music is absolutely exquisite. Where did I go wrong?
Here are some of the mainstays that Hannah and I listen to together when we train. This is not going to blow your ears off or make Satan appear at your door (if he does, I will take credit for it somehow). I like to listen to music that my training partner likes too. Training is our time together and I want it to be something we both enjoy. Part of that is finding that common ground for music we can bother tolerate.
Buckethead - Soothsayer
A7X - I won't see you tonight part 1 6:30 mark is what this song is all about.
KSE - Hope Is - This might be my all time fave. At the 2:18 mark you kind of get a chance to "ready" yourself. Then at 2:44 it picks back up. When Howard lets out that scream at 3:05........god damn.
A7X - Nightmare Hannah loves this song. F bombs and all.
Skid Row - Quicksand Jesus I was a big Skid Row fan in my youth and I loved the Slave to the grind album.
Disturbed - Indestructible Another pick by my training partner.
Lamb of God - Walk with me in hell - If LOG doesn't fit "metal" to you, then you're just being intentionally obtuse.
Lamb of God - Ghost Walking
In Flames - My Sweet Shadow
Trivium - Into the mouth of hell we march Another fave of mine.
Trivium - Pull harder on the strings of your martyr