Cinema and heavy metal have long been intimate bedfellows. Black Sabbath – the forefathers of the entire genre – took their name from the Mario Bava’s 1963 horror anthology flick. Iron Maiden have borrowed liberally, with songs like Children Of The Damned (Village Of The Damned, 1960), Where Eagles Dare (Where Eagles Dare, 1968) and The Wicker Man (The Wicker Man, 1978) all having some basis on the silver screen. Metallica even collaborated with legendary soundtrack composer Michael Kamen (Highlander, Lethal Weapon, Die Hard, X-Men) for their S&M extravaganza.
For purely geeky purposes, we thought it’d be interesting to rank the 15 most metal songs on movie soundtracks. So grab the biggest bucket of popcorn you can, switch off your mobile phone (er, unless you’re reading on it…) and enjoy!