Best Heavy Metal Songs to Listen to While Driving
Here are some songs to listen to while driving.
- Fuel by Metallica
Written by Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett, “Fuel” was from the seventh album of Metallica “Reload”. One obvious reason why it is the best song for driving is (you guessed it!) the title. The double bass drum in the refrain had a close resemblance to the sound from a twin cylinder motorbike. The song was so fit for driving that it became the theme song for NASCAR from 2001-2003. The video games “Test Drive Off-Road Wide Open” and “Hot Wheels Turbo Racing” also featured the song.
- Highway Star by Deep Purple
Written by Ian Gillan, Jon Lord, Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Paice, and Roger Glover, the song “Highway Star” is about a man’s love for his car. It is the opening track of Deep Purple’s 1972 album “Machine Head”. The song was believed to be the first “Speed Metal” song. The guitar and organ solos are amazing as well, which was based on a chord sequence similar to Bach. Its upbeat music will make you crank up the volume and speed away.
- Wherever I May Roam by Metallica
Wherever I May Roam was written by Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield and was released in October 1992 from their self-titled album, “Metallica”. The song was more radio-friendly without the aggressiveness of their other songs. When the song was released, the band had already been on the road for almost a decade. The song tackles the band’s life on the road – how the travels became weary during the tour. After the Wherever I May Roam Tour, Kirk was quoted saying, “Last year, I bought a house and I haven’t seen it yet”, talking about the disadvantage of being away from home for a long time because of touring.
- Turbo Lover by Judas Priest
Glenn Tipton, the band’s guitarist, had a new device installed on his pedal board which made a sound resembling a turbo engine accelerating, which inspired them to write the song “Turbo Lover”. The use of synthesizers in “Turbo Lover” together with its thumping rhythm and Halford’s one-of-a-kind vocals made the song famous. It was one of the most played songs by Judas Priest on radio and television as well. It is truly one of the classic metal songs that should be played while driving.
- Walk by Pantera
Considered as one of Pantera’s best tracks, “Walk” was written by their front-man Phil Anselmo. The song was from their album “Vulgar Display of Power.” With all the attention the band was getting, Anselmo’s friends were already treating him differently and saying that he’s changed because he’s already a rockstar. He wrote the song to get back at them and say that the fame hadn’t gone to their heads. The song made it to the top 16 on VH1’s 40 Greatest Metal Songs.
These songs will make your drive seem more enjoyable. Never let your mind off the road, no matter how much you are into the music you’re listening to. Make sure the car you are using is in great condition as well; check the history of the car at vincheckpro.com. We do not want any sort of accident to happen while your favorite metal song is playing.